WASHINGTON — You don’t hear this every day at the White House.
President Barack Obama praised retiring White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses as the “Crustmaster” for his delicious pies, at an event Monday to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.
“We call Bill the “Crustmaster’, because his pies, I don’t know what he does, whether he puts crack in them,” joked the President, as the crowd laughed.
A straight faced first lady Michelle Obama quickly responded “no he doesn’t. There is no crack in our pies.”
The President, who has a sweet tooth, went on to say that the pies made an immediate impact on his health, sharing the story of his first physical after he moved into the White House.
“My cholesterol shot up,” the President said. “And the doctor was like, what happened?”
“And I thought, it’s the pie! It’s the pie! So we had to establish like a really firm rule about no pie during the week,” Obama added.
The President also said that Yosses is “a man who’s made life at the White House very sweet.”
Yosses is leaving the White House after seven years to work on a new food literacy project to teach young children and adults about healthier eating habits.