Have you ever wondered what it takes to prepare a dinner for nearly 50 world leaders?

Ahead of this week’s U.S.-African Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., celebrity chef Roblé Ali takes us into the White House kitchen to interview its executive chef, Cristeta Comerford, to answer that question and more.

In 2005, Comerford became the first woman and Asian-American to be named the top chef at the White House. She talks with Roblé about how she came up with Tuesday’s menu and what role Michelle Obama played in putting it all together.

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