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Who's the new White House chef?

Who is going to be Obama's new chef: Tony Mantuano or what about Oprah's Art Smith.

by: Food24 | 25 Nov 2008

The White House kitchen is buzzing with rumours as the Obama household gets ready to choose the new executive chef for the White House.

According to Endless Simmer, Art Smith owner of 'Art and Soul' restaurant in Washington is the frontrunner. He's got the connections after being Oprah's chef for 10 years and know the DC culinary landscape.

However if it's up the first lady Tony Mantuano, the chef at her favourite restaurant Spiagga, might get the nod. The couple had their first meal after winning the election at the restaurant and Michelle Obama celebrated her birthday there this year.

To read more about the contenders for the top chef spot at the White House go to

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