White House pastry chef visits Aunt Minnie Luncheon


Chef Roland Mesnier, the longest tenured chef to serve in the White House, delighted guests at the Hebrew Home’s Aunt Minnie Luncheon with tales of working with four First Families
from Carter to Bush and with a duo of first ladies’ desserts. The Aunt Minnie Luncheon, chaired by Pearl Lake, was held on Wednesday, March 13 at Woodmont Country Club.

The philanthropic women who attended honored Marilyn Diener Cohen and her family. Marilyn Diener Cohen, her daughter Janice, son Jeffrey and grandchildren Samantha and Eric received
the Aunt Minnie Goldsmith Award for their long- time support and dedication to the residents of the Hebrew Home and Charles E. Smith Life Communities. ?e Cohen’s involvement began with Marilyn’s parents, Walter and Sarah Diener, and has continued
through four generations.

The luncheon began over 70 years ago as a birthday party for Minnie Goldsmith, one of the
founders of the Hebrew Home. It continues today in her honor.

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