The “White House Chef Tour,” with chef Guy Mitchell and Chief Petty Officer Michael “Woody” Raber, returns to Bucks County in an event sponsored by Silver Lake Nature Center from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. April 13 at Falls Manor Catering, 4010 New Falls Road in Bristol.
Ticket price includes the show, a buffet lunch, cash bar and prizes. Win the opportunity to sit in one of the four seats at the chefs’ table and taste the dishes being prepared, including filet with demi-glace, Chilean sea bass, chicken Marco Polo and a special surprise dessert.
The day begins with lunch, the opportunities to win prizes and a chance to view White House memorabilia, take pictures and get autographs from the chefs. Live music will be provided by Christine Fury. From 2-3:30 p.m., the cooking presentation will be held, followed by the announcement of gift basket winners at 3:30 p.m.
Mitchell graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and apprenticed at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. He sits on the board of directors for the New York City Culinary Academy and has worked with many famous chefs, including Emeril Lagasse, Morimoto, Bobby Flay, Paula Dean, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, Tyler Florence, Ingrid Hoffman, Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes) and Giada De Laurentiis.
Raber, a Master Certified Food Executive from the International Food Service Executive Association, joined the Navy in 1990. He completed an advanced culinary skills course at Fort Lee, Virginia, and attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
As presidential travel advance team leader, he spent more than 250 days on 75 domestic and overseas presidential trips supporting the president and first family with personalized services and security. As a kitchen supervisor in the West Wing, he was awarded the Five Star Five Diamond Award for 2003-05.
Tickets cost $55 per person, $50 through March 25, and are only available in advance. Proce benefit the nonprofit Friends of Silver Lake organization.
For tickets, visit SilverLakeNatureCenter.org, call 215-785-1177 or stop into the Visitors’ Building.