Sam Kass

Sam Kass

Sam Kass is Assistant Chef and Executive Director of Let's Move at the White House. A Chicago native, he graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in U.S. history. During college, he took a job cooking at 312Chicago under Chef Dean Zanella. While finishing his final college year in 2003, he was trained by one of Austria’s greatest chefs, Christian Domschitz. Chef Kass then continued his culinary education in New Zealand, Italy, and Mexico before moving back to Chicago in 2006 to work at Avec, where he continued to learn techniques of seasonal cooking. In 2007, Chef Kass opened the personal chef company Inevitable Table, which focused on healthful and nurturing food. In January 2009 he joined the White House kitchen staff as assistant chef. Since then he has continued to focus on sustainable and nutritious ingredients. He helped First Lady Michelle Obama create the first major vegetable garden at the White House in more than a century. (Washington, DC)