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No Trump, no gluten, no problem at White House Correspondents’ Dinner
You say tomato, we say EpiPen: Celebrated chef preps for all eventualities ahead of nerd prom

Washington Hilton Executive Chef Andre Cote prepares for the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. (Nathan OuelletteCQ Roll Call)

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan — these are just some of the restrictions Washington Hilton executive chef Andre Cote has to plan for ahead of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Ever heard of a nightshade allergy? Chef Andre has, and so have the countless tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and potatoes that have gone un-enjoyed thanks to someone’s sensitivity.

The aversion is unfortunate news for the 6,000 red and yellow pear tomatoes ordered ahead of this year’s dinner, but luckily, the team in place at the Washington Hilton has already taken your allergies and intolerances into consideration long before you have the chance to send back your plate.