april, 2018

12apr2:00 pm- 4:00 pmRoland Mesnier, Former White House Pastry Chef2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Avenue

Event Details

The Crest Theatre and The Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series present Roland Mesnier, former White House Pastry Chef!

As executive pastry chef at the White House for 25 years, Mesnier was responsible for creating thousands of elegant, delicious and dazzling desserts for presidents and their families, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He insisted all desserts made in the White House would come only from the White House, causing him to work endless hours. Mesnier recalls making 1500 cookies without any assistance and another time creating a half ton of fruitcake by himself. He prepared hundreds of desserts for State Dinners over the years, never once making the same dessert twice.

Thursday, April 12th at 2 pm
Tickets: $32 (balcony/non-subscription seats only); $67/$47 (limited non-subscription or Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series subscription seats; includes post-lecture meet & greet reception)

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The Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series, now celebrating its 24th season, is generously supported by the Lattner Family Foundation in memory of Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner and by

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