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Cristeta Comerford is the White House’s executive chef, the first ethnic minority to serve in that position. She arrived at the White House as an assistant chef during the Clinton Administration but was promoted to her current position by Laura Bush, in 2005, and reappointed by Michelle Obama in 2009. Previously, she worked in several fine restaurants in Europe and America. She has served as the keynote speaker for the International Women’s Leadership Conference and other events, and in 2010 she appeared on Iron Chef America.