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Cristeta Comerford is the current White House Executive Chef. She is the first woman to be selected for the post, and also the first of Filipino descent.

Cristeta Comerford is the current White House Executive Chef. She is the first woman to be selected for the post, and also the first of Filipino descent.

Cristeta Comerford

She attended the University of the Philippines, Diliman in Quezon City and majored in food technology. However, she did not earn her degree because she left school to immigrate to the United States at the age of 23. Her first job was at the Sheraton Hotel near O'Hare International Airport. She also worked at the Hyatt Regency hotel.

After Chicago, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked as a chef at two restaurants. She also spent six months in Vienna, Austria as a rotating chef. Comerford was recruited by executive chef Walter Scheib III in 1995 to work in the Clinton White House.



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