New Chief of WH Cupcakes, Pastries

The White House announced Friday that Susan E. “Susie” Morrison will serve as the next White House Executive Pastry Chef.

Morrison is the seventh person and first woman to serve in the role and begins “just in time to spearhead the always highly anticipated Holiday Gingerbread House,” the White House said. The position was most recently held by William Yosses, who departed earlier this year to create the “Kitchen Garden Laboratory,” a wellness through cooking advocacy group.

As executive pastry chef, Morrison will be responsible for the day to day operation of the pastry kitchen. She will oversee creating and executing the dessert menus for all social events at the White House, including receptions, luncheons and state dinners.