Contrasting Chefs to Address PMA Foodservice Conference

Scheib and Bourdain will discuss the similarities and differences of their distinctive styles and culinary backgrounds at the Breakfast General Session on Sunday, July 15. After the general session, both chefs will demonstrate ways to create various dishes using produce. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample the chefs' creations.

Walter Scheib published his first memoir/cookbook in January, "White House Chef." Scheib's book includes personal stories and recipes from the White House kitchen during his 11 years as its executive chef under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Scheib previously participated in PMA's 2006 Fresh Summit Convention & Exposition, preparing a dish for the Spouse/Companion Program's elegant Champagne Brunch. Excellent reviews were given by those who attended the brunch, most notably for his interesting accounts of happenings in the White House.

Bourdain, well known for his best selling book "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly," that inspired a sitcom based on the tell-all novel, has hosted a traveling television series on The Food Network and published several novels and cookbooks, is executive chef at the fabled Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. His most recently published memoir, "The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones," was released in 2006.

The first 150 people to attend the chef demonstrations, following the Breakfast General Session, will receive complimentary signed copies of "White House Chef" and "The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Useable Trim, Scraps, and Bones."

For more information about PMA's 2007 Foodservice Conference & Exposition, including details about other speakers, sessions, golf tournament, dine around, and expo, see www.pma.com/foodservice.


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