“Don’t aspire to make a living”

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“Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.”
—Cristeta (Cris) Comerford

Cris is the 1st woman and minority ever to be White House Executive Chef. Initially appointed sous chef by the Clintons, Laura Bush selected her to become top chef from a pool of 450 applicants. Michelle Obama kept her on for her creative approach to healthy eating. When she first arrived from the Philippines, Cris was a a 23 yr-old trainee known as “salad girl” working in Chicago hotels.

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