Will White House chef become Iron Chef?
White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford knows something about cooking under deadline pressure for high-profile events at the mansion on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Her skills were so renowned that Comerford — named executive chef by Laura Bush – was kept on by Michelle Obama.
Now she is going to face the ultimate test — a celebrity chef competition to air on the Food TV Network’s Iron Chef program on Jan. 3.
Comerford will be paired with Bobby Flay and they will compete against two other big-name chefs, Mario Batali and Emeril Lagassi.
The episode has already been taped at Kitchen Stadium in New York and the chefs came by the White House to poke around the garden the Obamas planted and meet Mrs. Obama.
Photo credit: Tina Hager/White House Handout (Comerford prepares a meal inside the White House in 2002)