Mr. Walter Scheib, White House Executive Chef 1994-2005, was to have been the motivational speaker for DenverWorks' upcoming gala. Tragically, he died last week while hiking in New Mexico. We join so many others across the US in mourning this loss.
This is what DenverWorks board member, Adrian Miller, had to say about his friend, Walter Scheib. "Walter was a very engaging speaker, had hilarious stories about his time in the White House, and yes, made some incredible food. He was a man of faith who was lined up to do a July 30th fundraiser for one of my favorite faith-based charities, DenverWorks. He did events with me at a substantial discount from what he normally gets, and told me the last time we talked that "God had been good to him, and he wanted to give back." It really hurts that he's gone. Rest in peace, Walter! I'll never forget the kindness you showed me and the insight you shared with me. I will honor your memory through my upcoming book, The President's Kitchen Cabinet: A Hidden History of African American Presidential Chefs."
And on that note, DenverWorks is very pleased to announce that Adrian will now serve as the motivational speaker at our event on July 30. He is known as The Soul Food Scholar--"Dropping Knowledge Like Hot Biscuits"®, author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time, winner of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, a former legal associate at Holme Roberts & Owen (Denver), a graduate of Georgetown Law School and Stanford University, and Executive Director of the Colorado Council of Churches, which sponsors the annual Easter service at Red Rocks.