Pastry chef Roland Mesnier baked the perfect dessert for each president, even if they weren't allowed to have it.
The people who help run the world's most famous home are anonymous to the public, but the presidents know their names. From the devoted doormen to the butlers, plumbers, chefs, housekeepers, engineers, and florists, we meet the dedicated individuals who serve president after president inside one of the most powerful houses in the world.
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