The Obamas will go the full distance to get their favourite pizzas!

April 11th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, April 11 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had a St. Louis chef flown all the way to Washington, D.C., to make pizzas for them in the White House’s kitchen.

Chris Sommers, who runs a pizza place in St. Louis called Pi, flew to the nation’s capital Thursday to make 20 pizzas for the Obama family and staff.

“It’s surreal, it’s a huge honour,” People magazine quoted Sommers, 33, as saying.

Obama first tried Sommers’ San Francisco-style pies while campaigning in Missouri last fall.

Sommers wanted to deliver a few frozen pies to the President after the election, but was unable to do so due to security reasons.

Finally, Obama’s closest aide Reggie Love arranged to have the chef bring 20 pounds of dough and three gallons of sauce at Sommers’s expense to the White House kitchen and cook there on Friday.

“It will be casual lunch,” says Sommers.

Helping him will be his girlfriend Anne Schuermann, 24, and Pi chef Ryan Mangialardo, 27.

“Hopefully we’ll have a chance to say hello to the President,” Sommers said. (ANI)

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