The Soul of a President’s Kitchen

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Publicity photo with logo and saying The Soul of a President’s Kitchen

Reading and Book Signing

with Adrian E. Miller

Soul Food Scholar

Sunday, February 18, 2018

2 pm

at Ellarslie


In honor of Presidents Day, the Trenton Museum Society invites you to a discussion, slide show and book signing by Adrian E. Miller, author of The President’s Kitchen Cabinet. Join Mr. Miller as he vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington.

Trenton-made presidential china is on display in the second-floor Trenton Pottery exhibit.

Tickets: General Public $25, Members – $20

Book available for purchase at Ellarslie.

Registration – Adrian Miller

Special Presidents Weekend Bargain

Combined Taste of Soul ticket and Kitchen Cabinet book reading ticket – $85 if purchased in advance.


Adrian Miller is a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law School.  After practicing law in Denver for several years, Adrian became a special assistant to President Clinton and the Deputy Director of the President’s Initiative for One America.

After his White House stint, Adrian returned to Colorado and served as the General Counsel and Director of Outreach at the Bell Policy Center—a progressive think tank dedicated to making Colorado a state of opportunity for all.  In 2007, Adrian became the Deputy Legislative Director and later Senior Policy Analyst for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.

Adrian is currently the Executive Director of the Colorado Council of Churches. He is the first African American and the first layperson to hold that position.

Adrian is also a culinary historian and a certified barbecue judge who has lectured around the country on such topics as: Black Chefs in the White House, chicken and waffles, hot sauce, kosher soul food, red drinks, soda pop, and soul food.  Adrian’s book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet – The story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas was a 2018 NAACP Image Award Nominee for “Outstanding Literary Work–Non-Fiction.”