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San Antonio Chef Will Create Special Dinner at White House for Cinco de Mayo

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Johnny Hernandez, beloved San Antonio chef and restaurateur, has been invited to cook a special dinner at the White House in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

As the San Antonio Express-News reported, Hernandez “is the first San Antonio chef to serve as a guest chef at the White House.” He has yet to finalize his menu, but is no doubt putting great care into his planning.

While Hernandez will be the first San Antonio White House chef, fellow San Antonio chef Jason Dady was actually the first to cook for President Obama at an event hosted in Austin. Hernandez joins a line of established chefs before him who have proudly taken on the task of being the White House guest chef.

He told the San Antonio Express-News, “It’s one of the highest accomplishments of my career. I’m very excited to share the authenticity of Mexican cuisine with the White House and to bring the culture of San Antonio to a whole new place.”

Congratulations, Chef Hernandez! We know you’ll carry on our traditions of the Hill Country well!