President Obama Adds Sustainable Chef to White House Staff

Posted by Jennifer Heigl

I was thrilled to read in the NY Times yesterday that in addition to keeping White House chef Cristeta Comerford, the First Lady’s spokesperson, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, has confirmed that chef Sam Kass has been appointed to assist in White House meal preparations.

With many notables in the sustainable food community hoping for a more eco-friendly administration, it’s encouraging to see that someone like Kass, who supports local food production and consumption, has been invited into the mix. A native of the Chicago area, and former private chef for the Obamas, Mr. Kass founded Inevitable Table, a private chef service combining food stuffs from local farmers and sustainable wineries in order to provide ‘clean simple quality food.’

You can read chef Alice Waters’s thoughts on the importance of a sustainable White House kitchen here.

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