The Mission Statement of the Presidential Museums
Mission Statement, Statement of Purpose and Vision Statement
Mission Statement: The Presidential Culinary Museum®, US Food History Museum®, The Inn of the Patriots® and Presidential Service Center™ continue to collect, preserve and interpret history. Through exhibits, educational programs, tours, digital means and web-based instructional methods we foster a deeper understanding of the history of America's First Families likes and dislikes towards food. We also showcase the culinary arts, banquets at Camp David, US State Dinners at the White House, everyday family cooking and favorites, china collections, and china selections. For Officially verified Presidential Service Badge (PSB) wearers and holders (with a serial number controlled by the White House Military Office) we include and showcase all of the contributions of each office to the preservation of the Presidency. Via loyalty, honorable military and civilian service, obedience, zeal and fidelity with no party lines or political influence, we perpetuate our craft and legacy.
Statement of Purpose: The purpose of The Presidential Culinary Museum® and Presidential Service Center™ is to educate the public about the social, political, military, economic and natural history of serving the Presidency and First Family in all capacities and to emphasize their historical significance. The PSB alumni additionally seek to care for one another in illness and health via contribution and scholarship awards.
Dedication: To Walter Scheib, III, Executive Chef of the American White House. Dedication occurred in 2015, posthumously.
Vision Statement: It is the vision of the Board of Directors to continue to expand on our outstanding facilities, holdings, and programs that preserve and promote the history of American Presidential Service in all its forms. We have done so for six years - across the world bringing our vision to the global stage.
Clarifying memberships and Clarifying Statement: Any PSB badge wearer and holder that can be identified with a serial number at the White House is welcomed into the Presidential Service Association (PSA) which is a separate association working on an ad-hoc basis with the museum. People are claiming to have been a "White House Chef, a White House Electrician, a White House Security Detail member, etc... can only do so by being party stationed at the White House (East, West Wing), White House or White House Military Office (WHMO). If you visited the White House and held a cooking demonstration with a speech at the Navy Mess, et al. - do not print and publicize that you were a "White House Chef," etc... You were not. What you were was a visiting Chef to the White House that provided a cooking demonstration and speech. But you were not "The White House Chef," you were not, "a White House Chef," and you were not, "one of the many White House Chefs." Verbal and printed statements to that effect are simply lies, and your integrity is at stake. If you cooked several White House State Dinners by invitation or worked as a Chef for WHMO or the White House Staff Mess, it is clarified as the official position of the PSC that you were a White House Chef. Never state that you were THE White House Chef as the word, "THE," is reserved for the White House Executive Chef. Such as Chris Comerford, Henry Haller, and Walter Scheib, III. This methodology can also be used for other positions of an electrician, speech writer, etc... Individuals have been prosecuted with our help under several acts of falsehood and the Stolen Valor Act in just the past 12 years.