Class at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Former White House Chef John Moeller grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where
he graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School and Willow Street Vo-Tech in
1979, before going on to Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts in 1981.
Moeller remained in Providence, Rhode Island and Boston working in culinary
until 1984 when he spent the two subsequent years traveling Europe, working and
studying in Dijon, France. There, Moeller attended the University of Dijon, while
training at the L’ Escantcot Restaurant. He would later apprentice under Chef
Bernard Loiseau, the French chef of the year in 1984, at his Hotel de la Cote D’OR
in Saulieu, France, before leaving to work at the Le Temp de Vivre in Cleder, France.
In 1987, Moeller spent six months at a small resort in Christiansted, St. Croix in
the U.S. Virgin Islands before heading to Washington, D.C., where he worked as
executive chef of the Four Ways Restaurant from 1988-89 and then as lead chef
in the Westin’s Colonnade Restaurant in D.C. until 1992.
Then in September of 1992, Moeller was offered the job as executive sous chef
at the White House, and in 2005, became the executive chef. In total, Moeller
worked for three first families – Presidents George HW Bush, Bill Clinton and
George W. Bush.
Moeller has since moved back to Lancaster where, in 2010, he opened State of
Affairs Catering. Chef Moeller is the author of “Dining at the White House:
From the President’s Table to Yours”, including not only recipes but his most
memorable moments from his 13 years spent cooking for the White House.
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