John Moeller grew up in Lancaster PA. He graduated from Lancaster Catholic High school and Willow Street Vo-Tech in 1979. He then went to Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI for Culinary Arts and Graduated in 1981.
After finishing his studies he stayed in Providence for the next few years until making a move to France where he studied French at the University of Dijon and worked 1st doing the grape harvest in 1984 and 1985 in the Village of Meursault, Burgundy and working in fine restaurants in the area and a 6 month training in Brittany on the west coast of France, then returned to the US in the fall of 1986.
In December of 1986 he took a job at a resort on St Croix in the USVI and remained there until the end of the season June of 1987.
Upon returning to Lancaster he stopped in Washington DC and found work quickly in July of 1987 and in the coming years worked for a few Restaurants and Hotels until the job for one of the Chefs at the White House opened up in the spring of 1992. Starting for President Bush in September of 1992 and continued with 8 years with President Clinton and 5 years with President Bush until December 2005. We were responsible for all of the private meals for the First Family and the Official Functions that occurred in the White House and Camp David.
He had lived in the Rockville area of Maryland until the summer of 2010 when he relocated back to Lancaster to start his own business, State of Affairs Catering and authored his first book Dining at the White House which was released in September of 2013. The book has won three awards on 2014 Gold for best auto biography, gold for best cook book and silver for best celebrity memoir.