WooHoo! Cris Comerford (U.S. FWN100™ '12, Global FWN100™ '14) Installed to the National Women's History Museum (NWHM)
"Cristeta Comerford (U.S. FWN100™ '12, Global FWN100™ '14) is the first woman and the first minority to serve as executive chef for the White House. Born in the Philippines, Comerford attended the food-technology program at the University of the Philippines. She began her career as a “salad girl” in Chicago hotels. Later, Comerford moved to Washington, D.C and worked as a chef at several major hotel chains. In 1995, Comerford was recruited to work as a sous chef at the White House during the Clinton administration.
In 2005 during the Bush administration, Comerford beat over 450 applicants and was appointed executive chef. Comerford’s responsibilities range from taking care of the First Family to planning and executing menus for state dinners and social events. During the Obama administration, Comerford has made sustainable and locally grown ingredients the starting point for most of her menus."
About National Women's History Museum
The National Women’s History Museum’s vision is to build a world-class museum at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The National Women’s History Museum currently raises awareness and honors women’s diverse experiences and achievements through its dynamic online museum, educational programs, scholarship and research. Once housed prominently among the other great museums of Washington, D.C., it will create better understanding and greater partnerships among men and women. The National Women’s History Museum will be the first museum in any nation’s capital to show the full scope of the history of its women and will serve as a guiding light to people everywhere.
In 2014, The National Women's History Museum (NWHM) announced Congressional approval of legislation calling for the creation of a privately funded, bipartisan congressional commission to study and produce a plan for a national women's history museum in the nation's capital. Their mission is to "build the first ever national museum in Washington, D.C., dedicated exclusively to women’s history. It will be centrally located near the world’s most prestigious museums and monuments in our Nation’s Capital." Support NWHM or learn more here.