Filipina remains top chef in Obama White House

Filipina Chef Cristeta Comerford, who made the annals of gastronomical history when she became the first woman—also the first minority and first Filipino-American—to head the White House kitchen, will cook for the Obamas, after they decided to keep her busy at the presidential furnaces.

“Cristeta Comerford brings such incredible talent to the White House operation and came very highly regarded from the [President George W.] Bush family,” said Michelle Obama, who moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with her husband and two daughters on Jan. 20.

“I look forward to working with her in the years to come,” she added in a statement released by the Obama transition team.

Michelle Obama said she appreciated Comerford’s “shared perspective on the importance of healthy eating and healthy families.”

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