Henry Haller (January 10, 1923 – November 7, 2020) was a Swiss-American chef. He served as Executive Chef of the White House from 1966 to 1987. He served under the presidencies of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. He retired on October 1, 1987.
Haller was born in Altdorf, Switzerland. He studied as an apprentice at hotels and ski resorts in Bern, Davos and Lucerne. He married Carole Itjem in the 1950s. They had four children. Haller died on November 7, 2020 in Rockville, Maryland at the age of 97.
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- Langdon, Dolly (March 27, 1978). "From Nixon's Fish to Tito's Rack of Lamb and Amy's Cookies, White House Chef Henry Haller Tries 'to Keep Everyone Happy'". People. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
- Burros, Marian (June 7, 1987). "White House Chef to Leave in Fall". The New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
- Henry Haller, unflappable White House chef who cooked for five presidents from LBJ onwards – obituary