Thursday, January 29, 2009
First Family Tackles Unemployment Rate
The man who whipped up dinner for the Obama family in Chicago is now behind a stove in the White House.
Sam Kass, the former personal chef to the Obamas who previously worked at a chic Chicago restaurant, has been hired to supplement the first family's kitchen staff.
A spokeswoman for first lady Michelle Obama says Kass will work under executive chef Cristeta Comerford, a holdover from the Bush White House.
A Chicago native, the 28-year-old Kass trained in Europe and graduated from the University of Chicago. He's an advocate of healthy, local and sustainable food.
Kass' private chef business, Inevitable Table, says it promotes "a health lifestyle that focuses on the quality and flavor of food to encourage good eating habits."Presumably, that includes an after-dinner smoke or two.