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Who Should Be the Next White House Chef?

Now that we've taken care of the Presidential Election, we have other issues to tackle, such as pushing for a victory garden in the White House!

I shared with you some of Barack Obama's favorite restaurants across America, and now I'm curious to know who you think should cook for our new President.


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foodie1 foodie1 8 years
Chef Ron Duprat. He is a James Beard award-winning chef, author and public speaker — and an a chef who learned to cook after spending 27 days 300 miles on a boat from haiti, having Worked for some of the best chefs in the country . Run kitchens as Executive Chef at the Montauk Yacht Club,Noble House,Pelican Bay ,Coral Hospitality and Marriott International
foodie1 foodie1 8 years
i Thin Ron Duprat because he is an excellent chef and his cookbook is GREAT! he also happens to be the mastermind cooking to end poverty , but he is not a famous chef that is really out there in the public eye. i don't think it would be wise to choose a flashy food network type chef for the white house. plus, he is all about teaching kids about healthy eating, which seems to be important for the obamas and i think is a good example for the country and he from haiti
tobias2 tobias2 8 years
my wife, Glenda
chefsmom chefsmom 8 years
My warning to any qualified chef considering the position of Chief White House Chef is that they read the book, "White House Chef", by Walter Scheib and Andrew Friedman before making a final decision to take the position. By reading the book you would gain insight into the responsibility of the position. Actually, due to the need to protect the new first family, they may want to consider a position of a Cup Bearer Chef who would be responsible for their day to day presentation of food. By having a close relationship with a Cup Bearer Chef they would be protected from anything unsettling. This would be a new thing, but it would be a position that answered directly to them. Somehow, this information will get to them for review. Individuals who have established, successful restaurants should be exempt from this request.
spacebear spacebear 8 years
rachel ray? JUST KIDDING!
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 8 years
Ina, obviously. (as if she'd ever leave the Hamptons!)
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 8 years
To brag about my younger brother . . . he's a sous-chef at Ajasteak in Chicago. The restaurant opened over the summer, and the Thursday before the election he ran the kitchen for a 100 guest party hosted by Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. It was reported to him that Oprah LOVED the food (he'd done all of the prep for her food himself) . . . So I vote for my brother! Since that's not really going to happen . . . I'll have to look back at the options :)
danielle854 danielle854 8 years
Where are all the women? What about Paula Deen!
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
BOBBY FLAY! #2 sexiest celebrity Chef! LOL
hardcorecupcakex hardcorecupcakex 8 years
I agree with ilanac13 it would cool if they switched between chefs
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Eh. Yah, I'm pretty sure famous chefs dont go cook for the Prez.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I can't speak for the Obamas, but if I was in the White House, I'd be begging Jose Andres to move a couple hundred feet down the road and come cook for me!
ellenp1214 ellenp1214 8 years
i chose Rick Bayless because he is an excellent chef and his cookbooks are GREAT! he also happens to be the mastermind behind the obama's favorite restaurant, but he is not a chef that is really out there in the public eye. i don't think it would be wise to choose a flashy food network type chef for the white house. plus, he is all about moderation and healthy eating, which seems to be important for the obamas and i think is a good example for the country.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Rick please stay in Chicago!
corcar86 corcar86 8 years
Although I love a lot of the chef's you mentioned I would have liked to have seen at least one woman chef get a nom in this time of change in our country!!!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
All the chefs listed are fantastic, but I really doubt they would be willing to take a pay cut, even though the prestige of the White House Chef position would be a definite feather in their professional cap.:)
lolococo lolococo 8 years
Wolfgang Puck. His restaurants are fab!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I said Rick Bayless
iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 8 years
I don't know who some of these chefs are so I just voted for Bobby Flay because I love his cooking style.
sweet_magnolia sweet_magnolia 8 years
Chef Jeff Henderson. He is an award-winning chef, bestselling author and popular public speaker — and an ex-offender, having served nearly a decade in prison for drugs. Having run kitchens as Executive Chef at the renowned Café Bellagio and Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, he has become one of the most inspirational African-American chefs in the country.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i love that tom got a lot of votes, but i think that it would be awesome of some of the top chef contestants were able to have that position - on a rotating basis. they all have such great different styles that you know that he'd get a lot of great dishes.
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
Bobby freakin' Flay!
Renee3327 Renee3327 8 years
Bobby Flay is a good balance of fancy food and traditional American style cooking.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
This makes me sound a bit moronic, but when I saw this at first I was like "they have their own chef?" Um, yeah.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
I vote for Art Smith. Seems like he's got the goods for everyday food as well as for the fancy stuff.
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