Photos Courtesy of InterContinental New York Barclay
Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts and members of Le Club des Chefs des Chefs (C.C.C.) visited New York City on Saturday, July 27 to serve the less fortunate people of the city dishes fit for a king. Twenty personal chefs of renowned dignitaries and political leaders of the world partnered with Chef Serge Devesa, the executive chef of InterContinental New York Barclay and City Harvest to serve more than 200 citizens of the city; meals worthy of special culinary recognition.
The recipes were the same as foods the acclaimed chefs prepare for their prestigious, VIP employers. Featured at the luncheon were ten dishes created by the personal chefs of the President of the United States, the queen of England, the queen of Denmark, the chancellor of Germany, the president of India, the prime minister of Canada, and the prince of Monaco among others.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is featuring these entrees at participating restaurants in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, and Argentina during the week of July 29. The meals are part of the hotelier’s ‘Fit for Royalty’ special menu promotion.
The 20 visiting Chefs of World Leaders in attendance included:
Cristeta Pasia Comerford: Chef to President Barack Obama of the United States of America
Christian Garcia: Club President - Chef to His Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco
Mark Flanagan: Club Vice President - Chef to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain
Machindra Kasture: Chef to President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee of India
Jesper Vollmer: Chef to Her Majesty the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
Timothy Wasylko: Chef to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada
Bernard Vaussion: Chef to President Francois Hollande of France
Ulrich Kerz: Chef to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany
Gregor Zimmerman: Chef in charge of the official receptions of Switzerland
Catzola Pietro and Santangelo Giovanni: Chefs to President Giorgio Napolitano and the Quirinale Palace of Italy
Anton Brinsley Rohan Fernandopulle: Chef in charge of official receptions of Sri Lanka
The Great Hall of the People in Beijing - Represented by two of its chefs (China)
Shalom Kadosh: Chef in charge of the Official Receptions of Israel
Norbert Kostner: Chef in charge of official receptions of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand
Isto Tagvabainen: Chef to President Sauli Niinisto of the Republic of Finland
Grzegorz Rzeszotarski: Chef to President Bronislaw Komorowski of Republic of Poland
Rupert Schnait: Chef in charge of the official receptions of Austria
Charles Ferrier Richardson: Chef to President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon