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Will the White House Chefs be Sent Home?

Posted by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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The government shutdown that starts today results in temporary pink slips to “nonessential” government workers, begging the obvious question: Are the White House chefs essential?

The Obamas are known to eat quite well, at least in public, where they can be seen frequenting trendy spots around Washington and landing in over-priced restaurants aimed at vacationers when they’re in Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard. At home in the White House, a team of chefs plans menus for the Obamas and prepares an endless series of tasty meals.

But the government shutdown presents the terrifying prospect that the Obamas may have to defrost a package of Lean Cuisine or open a can of meat ravioli.     Oh no, say isn't so.

The Obamas have two de facto chief chefs: Cristeta Comerford is a leftover from the Bush years who is formally the White House Executive Chef and whom the Obamas decided not to get rid of; and Sam Kass, who was imported from Chicago by the Obamas and whose title is Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy.

Kass came in as Comerford’s “assistant,” but with his current involvement in the first lady’s food projects, it’s not known how often he still whips up a meal. Nevertheless, it’s not clear if the Senior Policy advisor for Nutrition Policy is essential. But Kass is also a frequent golf partner of the president’s, which may increase his “essentialness.”

Also present on the grounds is an Executive Pastry Chef, who is exclusively in charge of dessert, and perhaps a lobster pot pie or two.

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candlegal
by Judy on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Does anyone really think the chefs will be sent home?     Does anyone consider them essential?

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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LOL

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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I really dont care at this point.
candlegal
by Judy on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:26 AM

I wonder how Michele's cooking is.   Oh never mind, I am sure they will not send all their help home.

Quoting -Celestial-:

I really dont care at this point.


Seasidegirl
by Gold Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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The question is will those who serve our wonderful Republican members of Congress who caused this mess be sent home? Will the assholes suffer one day? Will they have to eat tuna casserole this evening rather than steak and lobster? F those guys.

tanyainmizzou
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM
Quoting Seasidegirl:

The question is will those who serve our wonderful Republican members of Congress who caused this mess be sent home? Will the assholes suffer one day? Will they have to eat tuna casserole this evening rather than steak and lobster? F those guys.







I don't see how that makes any sense. They don't have government staff to make their meals at home.
housewifehell
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:51 AM

This makes me think of the speech I have heard over and over again from the Obama's about how everyone has to give back some of what they have so everyone can have what they need.  The Obama's need to GIVE back a lot more than they do!

Luvnlogic
by Silver Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:54 AM
White House will operate on skeletal staff...400-something total for all operations (governmental), 15 people who solely take care of the actual house itself. The normal staff # is over 1200. Does that 15 include a chef? Don't know, don't care.
KreatingMe
by Bronze Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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The real question that no one seems to be asking today is why is congress getting paid? They shouldn't be getting paid, in fact they should be getting fined for everyday this continues. 

katy_kay08
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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LOL...the pettiness on display in this "article" is a crack up.  

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