Elite tastemakers for the world's most powerful leaders gather in Paris to discuss the secrets of serving the crème de la crème!
The club of les chefs’ des chefs has been meeting for 35 years. They prepare dishes for world leaders and royalty...and every once in a while they get together to dish the dirt: at least to one another.
Cristeta Comerford is chef to the American President. She says First Lady Michelle Obama goes beyond the trend of just buying local produce and that they use the White House garden vegetables for state and official dinners as well as the daily meal of the First Family.
Among the elite cooks are chef to the French President, who regularly cooks for the likes of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, when she visits Paris - and chef, Anton Mosimann, who cooked for last year's British royal wedding:
But it's not just the taste that's important at state banquets. The chefs believe they can help leaders stomach some of the decisions they have to make. At last month's meeting between Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel, marking 50 years of Franco-German reconciliation, French chefs chose to reproduce the famous meal of filet of beef and raspberry macaroons prepared in 1962 for Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer when they signed their friendship treaty.