Life at the White House

Chef Roland stands for a photo with President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter who hired Roland in 1979.

New to the White House, Pastry Chef Roland presents a chocolate easter egg to Presidential daughter Amy Carter and the Carter's grandson, James.

Roland consults with Nancy Reagan on an upcoming event.

President Reagan blows out candles on a birthday cake in the shape of a star - a happy, private moment shared with the First Family

A quiet moment in the White House garden before serving the world leaders of the day

Celebrating Christmas with George H.W. and Barbara Bush

Chef Roland shares a Christmas moment with George H. W. Bush

Chef Roland works with White House colleagues in the Camp David kitchen.

Chef Roland proudly stands with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in a portrait of White House staff.

Bill Clinton looks fondly at a replica of his boyhood home in Arkansas made completely out of gingerbread.

Roland and the Clinton Family at Christmas

Chef Roland at home in the White House kitchen.

Roland serves a celebration cake in honor of the Clinton's wedding anniversary.

Roland and Hillary Clinton pose for a photo with the gingerbread village of Washington, DC, created in celebration of the Millenium

Chef Roland demonstrates gingerbread techniques to an HGTV film crew for their annual White House Holiday Special

Roland attends a press conference with Laura Bush to answer questions about the annual holiday gingerbread

Chef Roland blows sugar in the White House pastry kitchen

Posing with George and Laura Bush at Christmas.

Roland prepares pulled sugar flowers as garnish for the Kenyan State Dinner dessert on October, 6, 2003, his last State Dinner as White House Pastry Chef.

A day of mixed emotions, Roland's retirement party with George and Laura Bush, 2004.