Sunday, November 22, 2009

NY Times: A White House Chef Who Wears Two Hats

Great article about Sam Kass, the White House assistant chef and food initiative coordinator. When he's not cooking for the First Family or tending the White House garden, he's helping steer food policy. For example, he's trying to get healthier food into school lunch programs, a system he sees as too heavily imbued with fats, preservatives, and high-fructose corn syrup.

"Twice a month, President Obama's senior policy advisers gather at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to hash out strategies for improving the health of the country's children. Among the assistant secretaries, chiefs of staff and senior aides sits an unlikely participant: a bald, intense young man who happens to be the newest White House chef."

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