White House Chef:
In 1995, Comeford was hired as an assistant chef by White House executive chef Walter Scheib. Ten years later when Scheib resigned, First Lady Laura Bush appointed Comerford as the new executive chef. The Obamas could have appointed a new executive chef when they moved into the White House in 2009, but they chose to retain Comerford in the position.
As executive chef, Comerford holds the top position within the White House kitchen. She is the White House's first female executive chef and the first minority to hold the position.
Becoming an American:
Comerford's brother Juanito was the first to settle in the U.S. He petitioned for his family to join him and Comferford entered on a family visa.
Comerford lives in Columbia, Maryland with her husband, John and their daughter, Danielle.