No more late night runs to the kitchen to finish off the last of the apple fritters. No more early morning wake-ups to the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls and croissants. And no more freshly baked apple pie (topped with vanilla ice cream, of course) for after-dinner dessert.
Sweet tooth be darned!
The White House is about to lose one of the sweetest things they have ever had: Bill Yosses, the top pastry chef who has baked for both President Obama and President Bush.
And according to an interview with The New York Times, its all Michelle Obama‘s fault.
Describing his departure appropriately as “bittersweet,” Yosses is leaving because the first lady has “piqued his interest in the relationship between food and health.”
As a result, he’s heading to New York to educate children about nutrition and also to be closer to his husband.
Speaking about his departure in an interview with The New York Times, the top chef says of the First Lady,
“She has done it with humor and good will, without preaching, just the way you would hope the ‘Mom-in-chief’ would do,” he said. Yosses said Mrs. Obama is “definitely an inspiring boss, a combination of spontaneity and seriousness.”
Bill Yosses makes his departure in June. A successor has not yet been named.