Chef Paul O’Toole, CEC/AAC, Executive Chef at Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club, Newark, Del., will be hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday June 4, 2010.
O’Toole, who was a featured presenter at the Club & Resort Business Chef to Chef Conference held at the Red Rock Resort in 2009, and more than fifty American Culinary Federation chefs will attend a special event at the White House honoring the Chefs Move To Schools initiative. Mrs. Obama has been crusading against childhood obesity with her Let’s Move! program. This latest partnership supporting the effort includes some of the country’s most talented chefs, including Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club’s Paul O’Toole.
“It’s an incredible honor to be associated with this very important issue,” noted O’Toole, who also serves as Chief Culinary Officer of Forewinds Hospitality. “To be a guest of the First Lady on the South Lawn, be selected by my dedicated colleagues at the American Culinary Federation, and work cooperatively to make a difference in the lives of our young people is an exciting opportunity.”
Chefs nationwide will get involved in the program by adopting a school in their community and working with teachers, parents, school nutrition professionals, and administrators to help educate kids about food and nutrition.
“This is just one more example of Chef Paul being a leader, both locally and nationally, in the culinary arts,” said Steve Furman, General Manager. “Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club is so very fortunate to have Chef Paul delivering creative, flavorful cuisine to our guests and members every day. It’s additionally rewarding to have him recognized on such a big stage, and for such an important initiative.”