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Walter Scheib’s body was found in Taos, New Mexico, a week after he went missing

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Walter Scheib was the executive chef at the White House from 1994-2005.

A former White House chef who was missing for more than a week was found dead on June 21 near Taos, New Mexico, according to Reuters.

Walter Scheib, 61, was found in a forest near Taos Ski Valley by a search-and-rescue mission. Scheib’s body was about 1.7 miles away from his car, according to The Taos News. The search-and-rescue team spent five days looking for him.

Scheib was last seen on June 13 before he embarked on a solo hike on the Yerba Canyon Trail. His car was found June 16.

Scheib worked at the White House from 1994 to 2005, when Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were in office. He planned state dinners for notable honorees such as Nelson Mandela and led barbecues for thousands of guests on the South Lawn, according to his website, The American Chef.


The former White House chef whose body was found late Sunday, after a week-long search in the New Mexico mountains, died from drowning, state police said Tuesday.

Medical examiners ruled 61-year-old Walter Scheib's death as accidental after police saw no signs of foul play, according to a news release. The circumstances surrounding how he died were not immediately known.


Walter Scheib, Former White House Chef, Found Dead In New Mexico

Walter Scheib, a former White House chef who went missing while hiking in New Mexico earlier this month, was found dead on Sunday. He was 61.

Scheib was last spotted on June 13 embarking on a solo hike in the mountains near Taos, NBC News reports. He was reported missing the next day.

According to The Taos News, a search team found Schieb’s body in a river between 20 and 30 feet off a hiking trail in the mountains above Taos Ski Valley. The discovery was made on the fifth day of a search-and-rescue mission that involved dozens of volunteers, state police, search dogs and teams from the National Guard.

Investigators said the treacherous terrain made the mission particularly challenging.

Scheib served as White House executive chef from 1994 to 2005 under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He is said to have been hired for the position by then-First Lady Hillary Clinton.

"For 11 years, I had the challenge and honor of doing daily what most chefs might be lucky to do once, serving the First Family of the United States," the chef wrote on his website. "From planning State Dinners that paid tribute to world leaders such as Nelson Mandela to creating a repertoire of First Lady Lunches to orchestrating barbecues for thousands of guests on the South Lawn, I was thrilled to help shape White House cuisine and events for more than a decade."

After leaving the White House, Schieb worked as a food consultant and speaker. He also appeared on the TV show "Iron Chef America" as a contestant, and penned a memoir entitled "White House Chef: Eleven Years, Two Presidents, One Kitchen."


The executive White House chef's job is in the hands of the First Lady

The White House executive chef is a kitchen staff member with an incredible number of responsibilities. Men's Journal stated, "The executive chef is in charge of feeding the president and First Family every day, catering to official guests at the White House — from Prime Ministers to the egg-rolling masses — as well as all private functions for the president and the First Lady."

A layperson might imagine that the White House chooses who gets this central gig. However, that's not the case. As Ms. Magazine reported that "It is the duty of the First Lady to appoint the White House executive chef."

The First Lady also has the power to fire an executive chef. In 2005, The Washington Post said, "Laura Bush fired the White House executive chef in February." The person who was let go was White House chef Walter Scheib. He told the New York Times in a phone interview that it was difficult to satisfy Bush's stylistic requirements.

It's not unthinkably strange that the First Lady hires the executive chef. After all, they'll probably be eating many a meal that they serve up. But it is wild that they can fire an employee at their discretion and at any time. If you were working in the White House, you'd probably want a little more job security.


Body of former White House chef found in New Mexico mountains, authorities say

TAOS, N.M. - Searchers have found the body of a former White House chef who had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said.

The body of 61-year-old Walter Scheib was found Sunday night near a hiking trail in mountains in the Taos area, the New Mexico State Police said.

"The body was discovered off the immediate trail," a State Patrol statement said.

Authorities did not provide a cause of death or any other details about the discovery, saying rescuers were still gathering information and more details would be released later.

Scheib was White House chef for 11 years under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and recently moved from Florida to Taos.

He reportedly went for a hike June 13 in the mountains near the Taos Ski Valley. His girlfriend reported him missing the next day.

Taos police found his vehicle Tuesday parked at the Yerba Canyon trailhead. The 4-mile trail follows a canyon bottom before climbing to 3,700 feet in elevation, according to the U.S. Forest Service website.

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As the search progressed, the New Mexico State Police said they were exhausting all resources in the effort. The U.S. Air Force and the New Mexico National Guard assisted, but an air search was made difficult with the presence of high mountain peaks, deep canyons and dense vegetation. The rough terrain has also made the ground search harder.

The search Sunday included resources from the Civil Air Patrol, the National Guard, the State Police, and volunteers.

Scheib, who graduated from New York's Culinary Institute of America in 1979 and later worked at grand hotels in Florida and West Virginia, became White House executive chef in April 1994 when First Lady Hillary Clinton hired him.

He was in charge of a full-time staff of five and oversaw a part-time staff of 20. Scheib was known for refocusing the White House kitchen on distinctly American cuisine with seasonal ingredients and contemporary flavors. He was responsible for preparing everything from First Family meals to formal State Dinners.

Last month, Scheib cooked dinner for a cancer charity's fundraiser at a hotel in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He told the Times Leader newspaper that preparing meals at the White House had required him to have a different outlook on food and cooking.

"When you're working at the White House, it's not a hotel or a restaurant, or a private club. It's a personal home," Scheib said. "Our goal wasn't just to cook food at the White House, it was to give the First Family an island of normal in a very, very crazy world."

His creations were served to many world leaders including Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, Vicente Fox, Nelson Mandela and Boris Yeltsin.

Scheib left the White House in 2005. He became a food consultant and speaker, often entertaining guests with anecdotes from his time at the White House. He also appeared on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" show in 2006.

Scheib also wrote a book about his experiences entitled "White House Chef: Eleven Years, Two Presidents, One Kitchen." It was published in 2007.

He also has been actively involved in Atlanta's City of Refuge, which provides services to homeless and abused residents.


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TAOS, N.M. — Searchers have found the body of a former White House chef who had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said.

The body of 61-year-old Walter Scheib was found Sunday night near a hiking trail in mountains in the Taos area, the New Mexico State Police said.

“The body was discovered off the immediate trail,” a State Patrol statement said.

Authorities did not provide a cause of death or any other details about the discovery, saying rescuers were still gathering information and more details would be released later.

Scheib was White House chef for 11 years under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and recently moved from Florida to Taos.

He reportedly went for a hike June 13 in the mountains near the Taos Ski Valley. His girlfriend reported him missing the next day.

Taos police found his vehicle Tuesday parked at the Yerba Canyon trailhead. The four-mile trail follows a canyon bottom before climbing to 3,700 feet in elevation, according to the US Forest Service website.

As the search progressed, the New Mexico State Police said they were exhausting all resources in the effort. The U.S. Air Force and the New Mexico National Guard assisted, but an air search was made difficult with the presence of high mountain peaks, deep canyons and dense vegetation. The rough terrain has also made the ground search harder.

The search Sunday included resources from the Civil Air Patrol, the National Guard, the State Police, and volunteers.

Scheib, who graduated from New York’s Culinary Institute of America in 1979 and later worked at grand hotels in Florida and West Virginia, became White House executive chef in April 1994 when First Lady Hillary Clinton hired him.

He was in charge of a full-time staff of five and oversaw a part-time staff of 20. Scheib was known for refocusing the White House kitchen on distinctly American cuisine with seasonal ingredients and contemporary flavors. He was responsible for preparing everything from First Family meals to formal State Dinners.

Last month, Scheib cooked dinner for a cancer charity’s fundraiser at a hotel in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He told the Times Leader newspaper that preparing meals at the White House had required him to have a different outlook on food and cooking.

“When you’re working at the White House, it’s not a hotel or a restaurant, or a private club. It’s a personal home,” Scheib said. “Our goal wasn’t just to cook food at the White House, it was to give the First Family an island of normal in a very, very crazy world.”

His creations were served to many world leaders including Tony Blair, Jacques Chirac, Vicente Fox, Nelson Mandela and Boris Yeltsin.

Scheib left the White House in 2005. He became a food consultant and speaker, often entertaining guests with anecdotes from his time at the White House. He also appeared on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” show in 2006.

Scheib also wrote a book about his experiences entitled “White House Chef: Eleven Years, Two Presidents, One Kitchen.” It was published in 2007.

He also has been actively involved in Atlanta’s City of Refuge, which provides services to homeless and abused residents.


Search teams in New Mexico recovered the body late Sunday of a missing former White House chef who was last seen setting off for a solo hike in the mountains near Taos last weekend, New Mexico State Police said.

Walter Scheib, 61, went hiking in the area on June 13 and never returned home. He was reported missing the next day.

His body was found late Sunday off of a trail about 1.7 miles from the base of the Yerba Canyon Trail, police said. Rescue workers were still gathering information and no other details were immediately available, police said in a statement.

Scheib set off on the trail, which reaches altitudes above 12,000 feet, Taos Search and Rescue said. Scheib's vehicle was found at the Yerba Canyon Trailhead on Tuesday, the department of public safety said.

The search has included ground teams, aircraft, teams from the National Guard and search dogs, Armijo said. The air search was expanded Friday, but the mountainous terrain and dense vegetation made the air effort difficult, the department said.

Scheib served as White House executive chef under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush from 1994 until 2005.

He was initially hired by then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, who was said to have been impressed by Scheib's highlighting of American cuisine.

He is listed as co-author of "White House Chef: Eleven Years, Two Presidents, One Kitchen," published in 2007.


White House Chef Resigns, Is Writing Tell-All Book On Trump’s Eating Habits

White House Executive Chef Elizabeth Markowitz has resigned her post, and claimed that her talents are only called for during rare state visits from foreign dignitaries.

“Honestly, this job is just incredibly boring because the President really only utilizes my services to be a glorified fast food delivery girl,” explained Markowitz. “I know all the McDonalds and KFC window station employees by name. I’m actually a bridesmaid in a McDonalds cashier’s upcoming wedding in a couple months because of how close we’ve gotten every day when I have to pick up Trump’s orders. It’s demeaning how much delivery work I have to do. Sometimes heads of state from other countries will come to the White House, but, even then, President Trump’s menu choices all revolve around fried foods and ice cream. I didn’t go to elite culinary schools or subject myself to rigorous security vetting by the Secret Service for a White House position just to drop endless bags of potatoes and chicken into the fryer.”

Markowitz’s next endeavor is to write a tell-all book about her time in the White House kitchen.

“I actually got an inside look at how the White House operates,” she said, “and, let me tell you, as bad as you think it is, it’s way worse. I saw some real weird s***.”

Below are several preview excerpts Markowitz’s publisher has shared with The Halfway Post:


Ale to the Chief: White House Beer Recipe

Ed. Note: There's been a lot of buzz online recently about the recipe for the White House Honey Ale and White House Honey Porter, including a popular petition on We the People, the White House's online petition platform.

With public excitement about White House beer fermenting such a buzz, we decided we better hop right to it.

Inspired by home brewers from across the country, last year President Obama bought a home brewing kit for the kitchen. After the few first drafts we landed on some great recipes that came from a local brew shop. We received some tips from a couple of home brewers who work in the White House who helped us amend it and make it our own. To be honest, we were surprised that the beer turned out so well since none of us had brewed beer before.

As far as we know the White House Honey Brown Ale is the first alcohol brewed or distilled on the White House grounds. George Washington brewed beer and distilled whiskey at Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson made wine but there's no evidence that any beer has been brewed in the White House. (Although we do know there was some drinking during prohibition&hellip)

Since our first batch of White House Honey Brown Ale, we've added the Honey Porter and have gone even further to add a Honey Blonde this past summer. Like many home brewers who add secret ingredients to make their beer unique, all of our brews have honey that we tapped from the first ever bee-hive on the South Lawn. The honey gives the beer a rich aroma and a nice finish but it doesn't sweeten it.

If you want a behind the scenes look at our home-brewing process, this video offers some proof.

So without any further ado, America &ndash this one's for you:


Aliens exist and Trump almost let it slip, says Israeli professor and former space official

A former Israeli space security chief has sent eyebrows shooting heavenward by saying that earthlings have been in contact with extraterrestrials from a "galactic federation."

"The Unidentified Flying Objects have asked not to publish that they are here, humanity is not ready yet," Haim Eshed, former head of Israel's Defense Ministry's space directorate, told Israel's Yediot Aharonot newspaper. The interview in Hebrew ran on Friday, and gained traction after parts were published in English by the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

A respected professor and retired general, Eshed said the aliens were equally curious about humanity and were seeking to understand "the fabric of the universe."

Eshed said cooperation agreements had been signed between species, including an "underground base in the depths of Mars" where there are American astronauts and alien representatives.

"There is an agreement between the U.S. government and the aliens. They signed a contract with us to do experiments here," he said.

Eshed added that President Donald Trump was aware of the extraterrestrials' existence and had been "on the verge of revealing" information but was asked not to in order to prevent "mass hysteria."

"They have been waiting until today for humanity to develop and reach a stage where we will understand, in general, what space and spaceships are," Eshed said, referring to the galactic federation.

The White House and Israeli officials did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment. Sue Gough, a spokesperson for the Pentagon, declined to comment.

A spokesperson for NASA said one of the agency's key goals was the search for life in the universe but that it had yet to find signs of extraterrestrial life.

"Although we have yet to find signs of extraterrestrial life, NASA is exploring the solar system and beyond to help us answer fundamental questions, including whether we are alone in the universe," the spokesperson said in a statement.

Eshed's ideas are spelled out in more detail in "The Universe Beyond the Horizon — conversations with Professor Haim Eshed" by Hagar Yanai published in November.

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Eshed, who oversaw the launch of numerous Israeli satellites into space, said he was only speaking out now because attitudes were changing and people seemed more receptive.

"If I had come up with what I'm saying today five years ago, I would have been hospitalized," he told Yediot. "Today, they're already talking differently. I have nothing to lose. I've received my degrees and awards, I am respected in universities abroad."

In May, Trump said, "Space is going to be the future, both in terms of defense and offense . we're now the leader on space," as he was presented with the official flag of a newly created military branch, Space Force.

Its focus, along with a Space Command, is on space as a military domain for the U.S., preserving satellites and communications and a focus on geo-politics in new terrain.

Eshed's comments immediately spawned jokes and theories online. At least half-a-dozen accounts have been created on Twitter claiming to be representatives to earth from the "Galactic Federation." Other users have asked for preferential treatment and meetings with the other-worldly group.

Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFOs for the British Ministry of Defense, described Eshed’s remarks as “extraordinary.”

“Either this is some sort of practical joke or publicity stunt to help sell his book, perhaps with something having been lost in translation, or someone in the know is breaking ranks,” he said.

Pope said the UFO and conspiracy theory community was excited but that questions remained including whether or not Eshed was speaking from direct personal knowledge and experience or whether he is repeating something he has been told.


Watch the video: White House Chef Found Dead In New Mexico (August 2022).