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Nominations for White House Chef


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It looks like the Obamas will have two chefs. From the NYT:

Sam Kass, a private chef for the Obamas while they were living in Chicago, is now working in the White House.

A spokeswoman for Michelle Obama, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, said Mr. Kass will not be the only cook preparing the family’s meals, but “he knows what they like and he happens to have a particular interest in healthy food and local food.” He will work alongside the White House executive chef, Cristeta Comerford, who was promoted to that job by the Bushes and is being kept on in that role by the Obamas.

Mr. Kass’s appointment signals changes at the White House that should please chefs like Alice Waters, who have lobbied the Obamas to set an example for the rest of the country by emphasizing food that is healthy, local and sustainable. It further suggests that a vegetable garden on the White House grounds, another of Ms. Waters’ dreams, could be on the horizon.

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Sam Kass is a University of Chicago grad and an ex line-cook at Avec. That's some Chicago cred.

Here's a snippet from the "Sun Times."

And how Windy City is this? From the article:

Last year, Kass headed the kitchen at Chicago’s Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, which holds free, weekly coffee klatches open to the public — only with soup, not coffee.
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