Chef Jason Dady of Umai Mi, Tre, Two Bros. BBQ Market and more SA restaurants got a rare chance to cook for the president of the United States Monday evening.
“Our catering company was humbled and honored to cook last night for the POTUS party at the Pemberton Castle owned by Robert Rodriguez,” he said in released statement. “It was such an amazing opportunity and I was so proud of our team for their hard work and dedication to making sure that the evening was a success.”
President Obama had been in Austin for meetings on the immigration issue and how it has affected Texas. After the meetings, the president and his staff were served Dady’s dinner.
“We prepared South Texas Heritage Pork in La Caja China, pizzas from Tre Trattoria, Texas blue crab cakes, and an assortment of JBG (Johnson’s Backyard Garden) Organic vegetables,” Dady said. “We utilized only local, fresh and seasonal products to really showcase what South Texas has to offer: Charred Carrots with Miso, Mixed Melon and Mint Salad, Caponata and a Cherry Tomato-Texas Peach-Cucumber Salad. “
Needless to say, the chance to cook for the president was a thrill for the chef, who couldn’t say why he was chosen for the honor except to say that he has cooked for the Democratic National Committee before. “I’m simply thankful for the opportunity,” he said. “It was a special night and I’m so thrilled that I got to share it with my wife, brother, mother and staff.”