Comerford, Morrison, and Collick in the spotlight for losing 75 pounds...
Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford, Assistant Pastry Chef Susie Morrison, and Assistant Chef Adam Collick were featured in a segment on NBC's Today show on Friday morning, thanks to their collective weight loss of 75 pounds, which they credit to First Lady Michelle Obama's influence with the Let's Move! campaign. All are eating healthier foods and exercising. Comerford, 47, has lost fifteen pounds this year, while Morrison, 44, and Collick, 46, have both lost thirty pounds. (Above, from l: Comerford, Collick and Morrison during the segment)
The chefs were filmed making healthy veggie sandwiches, and cutting cookie dough--in the shape of First Dog Bo--that will be frozen for the upcoming holiday receptions, when the President and Mrs. Obama will welcome thousands of guests. The chefs said they are getting plenty of support from Mrs. Obama for their health efforts.
"When she sees us, she'll comment 'you look great,'" Morrison said. "I used to comment myself that I was the Cookie Monster, because I love sweets."
"We try to live by her example," Collick said.