Does Obama Have A Personal Taster? Republican Claims President Refused To Eat With GOP Because His Taster Wasn't On Hand To Approve The Food -- Daily Mail
President Obama took to the Hill this week to mend fences with the GOP but he stopped short of actually breaking bread with conservatives in Congress, supposedly because he didn't have his cup bearer in tow at the Capitol.
The Secret Service won't confirm if the president does indeed have a 'Taster-in-Chief' to monitor the president's food but Republican Senator Susan Collins revealed the president wasn't able to eat at the Thursday luncheon given in his honor because of the security measure.
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Update #1: Obama refuses to eat at GOP luncheon, cites lack of a 'taster' -- Examiner
Update #2: Obama couldn’t eat at Hill meeting without food ‘taster’ -- Daily Caller
My Comment: Apparently this was not the first time this has happened. As to what is my own take .... sighhhh .... this is my dream job. Tasting great food and wine and being paid for it.