Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Private Chefs: Cooking for 900

As it turns out, the Obamas are not currently planning on introducing a celebrity chef into the White House kitchen... at least for now. Clearly the introduction of a celebrity chef would underscore excesses that at this point in the economic history of the United States should be repudiated (at least where public servants are concerned). I'm sure White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford's salary (between 80,000 and 100,000 in 2005) comes in at a bargain compared to hiring someone like Mario Batali whose net worth I'm sure is most likely $everal hundred million. (The Mario Batali scenario is only an extreme example).

Read the full NY Times article HERE.

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