Centerplate, the nation’s leading hospitality provider and the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s exclusive food service partner, served dinner to President Barack Obama on Wednesday, July 25 after his address to 6,000 people attending the National Urban League Conference.
Centerplate provided menu options to the White House prior to the president’s arrival. Executive Sous Chef Stephan Blaser prepared the menu selected by the White House with a nod to healthy, organic food that is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative, Let’s Move. The following menu was selected:
Beef Tenderloin Steak, Grilled with Mushroom Glacé
Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes
Assortment of French Pastries
The dinner received an enthusiastic “Thumbs up” from the Presidential Food Service coordinator who oversaw the preparation and delivery of the food to President Obama.
Prior to joining the team in New Orleans, Executive Sous Chef Stephan Blaser of New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was Executive Sous Chef at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Chef Blaser has prepared meals for many presidents and world leaders.