Pinay White House chef featured in CNN’s Leading Women

By on September 18, 2014


White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford (screenshot from CNN footage)
White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford (screenshot from CNN footage)

MANILA, Philippines – This month, CNN’s Leading Women meets Cristeta Comerford, the White House executive chef.

In 2005, Philippines-born Comerford made history when she became the first female and minority to be appointed as executive chef of the White House.

The 51-year-old chef has been preparing world leaders’ dinners for more than a decade now and has served under three presidents – Clinton, Bush, and Obama.

In the program, Comerford talks about her life when she was still in the Philippines, her journey to the US, and her career starting as a ‘salad girl’ and eventually becoming a chef in the White House kitchen.

The Leading Women episode premieres on September 24 in CNN.

With report from Cyra Moraleda