White House Chef in the Spotlight, Again

Sam Kass, the White House chef, continues to make headlines.

Just last fall, Kass's official title was assistant White House chef and food initiative coordinator. Recently promoted, according to blogger Eddie Gehman Kohan of Obama Foodorama, he now sports the weightier title of Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives. The new moniker seems to better reflect the broad policy role he has been playing in helping to shape and advance the First Lady's anti-obesity initiatives, including Let's Move and Chef's Move to Schools.

And his mug is popping up all over the place. Several weeks ago, Kass appeared as a guest on Top Chef D.C. Earlier this week, the White House launched the Let's Cook video series, where Kass shares camera time with Atlanta-based chef Marvin Woods as Woods prepares a week's worth of meals. (The full recipe plan, centered this week on pork loin and turkey, is available on the Let's Move blog.)

Kass is also featured this week on Edible Radio podcast, where he speaks with Washington Post food journalist Jane Black about the trajectory of his career.

And next week? Stay tuned. I'm sure Kass-watchers will have plenty more opportunities to see him in action.

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Cheryl Sternman Rule is a widely-published food writer and the voice behind the blog 5 Second Rule. Read all of Cheryl's iVillage posts here.

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