Body of former White House chef Walter Scheib found

The body of former White House chef Walter Scheib was found after a week of search and rescue. The body was found in a river off a hiking trail near Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico.

Scheib was reported missing about a week ago, he was 61 years-old.

“Authorities did not provide a cause of death or any other details about the discovery, saying rescuers were still gathering information and more details would be released later,” said the Associated Press in an article via ABC News.

The chef worked for both President Clinton and President George W. Bush. He was originally hired by then first lady Hillary Clinton.

“Scheib was known for refocusing the White House kitchen on distinctly American cuisine with seasonal ingredients and contemporary flavors. He was responsible for preparing everything from First Family meals to formal State Dinners,” the Associated Press article continued.

Scheib left the White House in 2005. He is known for appearing on the show ‘Iron Chef’, as well as writing a book about his experiences at the White House.

[Associated Press] [Taos News] [Image via Matt Houston/Associated Press]