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White House chef presents lecture,
book signing and hors d’oeuvres at SMU

September 25, 2012

John R. Hanny III DALLAS (SMU) – Recipes, anecdotes and samples of White House kitchen fare are on the menu when Secrets from the White House Kitchens author John R. Hanny III speaks at SMU from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

The evening includes a lecture, signed book and hors d’oeuvres in the Mack Ballroom of SMU's Umphrey Lee Center on the SMU campus.

As chef and restaurateur, Hanny has served as consultant and visiting chef to the Kennedy through Obama White Houses. In the book, he shares recipes ranging from President Kennedy’s cod chowder to President Obama’s favorite chili, as well as anecdotes of state and family dinners.

A master chef by age 20, the French government named Hanny a chevalier for his contributions to the French wine industry.

His presentation is sponsored by SMU’s Continuing and Professional Education Department, which offers professional development and certificate programs, personal enrichment courses, test preparation workshops and workshops for mental health professionals.

White House KitchensDetails

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., October 16, 2012

Where: Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer Street

Cost: $99, includes lecture, reception and signed copy of Secrets from the White House Kitchens (2010, LaMarque Publications)

For more information: or 214-768-2273


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