What It’s Really Like To Be The Barefoot Contessa: Ina Garten’s Life Story

celebrity | 9/13/19

She Worked For The White House—But Not As A Chef


Ina Garten attended Syracuse University as a teenager, but she put her studies on hold to support her husband in his military career. In the ’70s she went back to school to earn an MBA at George Washington University.

That degree opened a lot of doors for Ina. She got hired by the White House and eventually ended up working in the national Office of Management and Budget. Her job was to write the nuclear energy budget and policy papers on nuclear centrifuge plants for Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.