Katie Chin's 2013 White House Egg Roll Demonstration

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KC at White House

As the Culinary Ambassador to City of Hope and its Super Foods initiative I did a cooking demo at the 135th Easter Egg Roll at the White House this past Monday.   Yep, that’s the White House behind me!  I made two dishes that day, Blueberry Banana Boats and Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups, that included City of Hope’s Super Foods:  blueberries, pomegranates, cinnamon, mushroom and grapes.

Check out my demo:

Jonas Family at the White House

After entering the gates of the White House with my whole family, a thrill went through my body as I looked around at all of the excited families about to take part in this historic event.   It was the most incredible experience, a true honor.

Me and Spike

I was thrilled to join the line-up of celebrity chefs Ina Garten, Anne Burrell, Spike Mendelsohn, Flynn McGarry (he’s only 14!) and B. Smith.   I kept pinching myself, not fully believing it was actually happening.  Here I am with Spike.

KC and Ina Garten

Here I am with Ina in the Green Room!  We spent time between demos hanging out with the other chefs, Kid President (boy, did I ever want to eat him up), American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez (she sang the National Anthem that day) and The Wanted.  I also got my picture taken with the whole Obama family, including Bo!

Me and Katie Here I am with an awesome girl I met named Katie (gotta love her name) who came to my demo. Her mom told me that she loved the Blueberry Banana Boat so much that couldn’t wait to make it (which made her mom jump for joy)!

Blueberry Banana Boat In honor of my new friend Katie I’m renaming the recipe, “Katie’s Blueberry Banana Boat!”

KC with the boys It was so exciting to teach kids and their parents about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables and how they can fight yucky diseases.  According to the USDA, the average kid only eats 1/2 of their recommended daily allowance of fruits and veggies.  Here’s the recipe for “Katie’s Blueberry Banana Boat.”

Katie’s Blueberry Banana Boat


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup blueberry yogurt
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup sliced green grapes
  • 1/2 cup cantaloupe cubes (1/2-inch)
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 sheets fruit roll-ups
  • 4 thin pretzel sticks, each 4 inches long


  1. In 4 shallow bowls, place 3 tablespoons yogurt and spread evenly on the bottom of each of the bowls. Place ½-cup blueberries on top of the yogurt in each bowl. Cut each banana in half crosswise on a diagonal, then split halves lengthwise.
  2. In the center of each bowl, arrange 2 banana slices to form the sides of the “boat.” Evenly divide the grapes, cantaloupe and strawberries in the banana boats.
  3. On a cutting board, cut triangles out of the fruit roll-ups. Make 3 small cuts along one edge of each triangle; thread onto pretzel sticks. Push the pretzel sail into the end of one of the bananas.

KC and White House Chefs Me and the White House Chefs!

B & D at White House Amazing memories to last a lifetime.

4 Responses to “White House Easter Egg Roll”

  • Ann Peters:

    Wow! What an amazing experience. Congratulations Katie! I’m going to try your Thai Chicken Cups on my husband … LOL. So happy for you.

    • katiechin:

      Thanks Ann! Let me know how the Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups go! They are super easy and everyone goes crazy for them. Katie

  • Lizzie:

    Great demo Katie. What a great event! Of course, I loved the jokes. I am going to make the chicken lettuce cups for sure. I just watched the demo with my son, Joe. He asked if you were always so fun, I said, ALWAYS! XO

    • katiechin:

      Thanks so much, Lizzie! My specialty if first grade humor:) I really appreciate all your support and hope to see you soon! Still deciding about the reunion… KT

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