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White House Chef René Verdon and Kitchen Staff

Original Caption: White House Chef René Verdon and Kitchen Staff


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Local Identifier: JFKWHP-KN-C21483


Created By: President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Naval Aide to the President. (1961 - 1963)


From: Robert Knudsen White House Photographs, 01/20/1961 - 12/19/1963


Contact: John F. Kennedy Library (LP-JFK), Columbia Point

Boston, MA 02125-3398

Phone: 617-514-1600

Fax: 617-514-1652



Production Dates: 5/3/1962


Scope and Content Note: This is a photograph of White House Executive Chef René Verdon (third from left) and members of the White House kitchen staff pose with an assortment of cookies, arranged for a luncheon in honor of Alfons Gorbach, Chancellor of Austria. Assistant Chef Julius Spessot stands second from left; Pastry Chef Ferdinand Louvat stands second from right; others are unidentified. Kitchen, White House, Washington, D.C.


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Taken on May 3, 1962