Executive Chef's job description lists claims in court documents

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The job description of Virginia's former Executive Chef includes several duties his legal team claims he was made to perform by Governor McDonnell and his family.

A Freedom of Information Act request shows exactly what Todd Schneider is required to do for his $57,000 a year salary.

In court documents filed in support of his motion to dismiss his charges, Todd Schneider accuses the McDonnell's of using him as their "personal shopper" and "private caterer." However, his official job description clearly states that the Chef is responsible to "obtain needed items from the grocery store and stocking the family kitchen as needed".

He also claims his taxpayer-funded labor was used for "private and personal use." His job description points out that the chef prepares food for all events, including meals hosted by the Governor and First Lady "and other special needs."

The fine line over when taxpayer funding stops, and where the McDonnell family begins to pick up the tab, is unclear. Schneider believes they crossed that line, a charge McDonnell rejects.

"There are purchases that are made by the mansion staff and I get a periodic bill and every bill I have received I've made payment," McDonnell said in an interview with NBC12 last week.

Schneider's attorneys believe the governor has committed a crime. McDonnell hasn't been charged with anything and he continues to claim he has done nothing wrong.

We've posted the Executive Chef's entire official job description on DecisionVirginia.com.

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