‘My hat went off to the chef’: Chiefs head coach Andy Reid raves about White House catering after President Biden visit… and hails grilled ham and cheese sandwich as ‘phenomenal’
- Super Bowl winners Kansas City Chiefs met President Biden at the White House
- Coach Andy Reid waxed lyrical about the sandwiches, watermelon and chicken
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But the real heroes of the day, according to Reid, were the White House chefs, as he revealed exactly what the team were fed while inside the building.
‘They did have some good stuff,’ he said at a press conference. ‘They had a — I’ve never had this before — a French toast grilled cheese and ham sandwich that they sprinkled a little bit of powdered sugar on.
I mean, it was phenomenal. There was [an] abundance of this. And then they had chicken fingers — exotic chicken fingers, to boot.
Andy Reid speaks to the crowd at the White House on his Chiefs’ visit to meet the President
Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce present President Biden with a Chiefs jersey this week
Reid is a well-known foodie and waxed lyrical about the catering at the White House this week
‘Maybe the best part was they had — which I hadn’t seen before — little, bite-size squares of the heart of the watermelon.
‘My hat went off to the chef. I went back and talked to him. I just go, “You guys are unbelievable.” I mean, whoever cut all of that out and had the patience to do that… Hat goes off to them.’
The food on offer at the White House will perhaps provide a little extra motivation for Reid and the Chiefs to repeat their triumph this season, with preparations well underway for the 2023 campaign.
In Phoenix in February, the Chiefs overcame the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 to lift the Lombardi Trophy, sparking wild celebrations back home.
The players partied for days afterwards and enjoyed an open-top bus parade through the city – but they’ve had to wait to go to the White House.
While there, President Biden paid tribute to Kansas City Chiefs matriarch Norma Hunt.
The wife of Kansas City Chiefs founder and former owner Lamar Hunt, Norma died at the weekend at the age of 85.
President Biden walks with Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Mahomes as he welcomes team
Norma Hunt, the wife of Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, died aged 85 at the weekend
Norma, the mother of the NFL team’s current owner Clark, was the only woman to attend every Super Bowl and watched her beloved Chiefs hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the third time in February.
‘We’re missing one of the most loyal Chiefs fans there ever was, Norma Hunt, who passed away this weekend. I’d like to suggest a moment of silence,’ he said before he and the players behind him bowed their heads in respect.
POTUS sent condolences to the entire Hunt family and the Chiefs’ organization on behalf of him and the First Lady Jill Biden, who missed the event due to being in the Middle East.
The FLOTUS is a die-hard Eagles fan and the President claimed his wife is still upset about her team’s loss and refuses to believe James Bradberry was called for holding Juju Smith-Schuster.