The White House kitchen is where meals are prepared for the First Family and guests -- including everything from family breakfasts to state dinners. The work of the White House chefs ranges from tending to fresh produce harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden to constructing the holiday White House gingerbread house.

Having found the kitchen to be below standards, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt had it renovated with professional grade appliances in 1935. Today the kitchen has the capacity to cook dinner for 140 guests and appetizers for up to 1,000.