Michelle Obama, the wife of President-elect Barack Obama, said she plans to retain Cristeta Comerford as White House chef.
Comerford, who has held the post since 2005, is the first woman to wear the top toque of the White House kitchen. A naturalized citizen who came to this country from the Philippines, Comerford holds a bachelor's degree in food technology from the University of the Philippines.
Prior to joining the White House as an assistant chef in 1995, she worked in Austria and as chef at two Washington, D.C., hotels.
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