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Obamas' Longtime Personal Chef Leaving White House

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first family's longtime personal chef is leaving the White House. The White House says the newly married Sam Ka...

White House Pastry Chef Leaving Post

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Yosses has baked and built his last gingerbread White House. The executive pastry chef has given notice that he's leaving th...

White House Assistant Chef To Be Furloughed

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even White House chefs could be feeling the pain of government budget cuts. Assistant chef Sam Kass, who cooks dinner for President Bar...

Hickenlooper Questions Use Of Honey In White House Beer

Posted 09.08.2012 | Denver

Democrat John Hickenlooper may be one of the nation's most popular governors, but he's not a very sweet guy... when it comes to beer, that is. On ...

Presidential Chefs Swap Recipes For World Diplomacy

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home

* Elite chefs to world leaders hold annual gathering in Paris * Chefs trade secrets on dishes to serve the world's top tables ...

WATCH: Sam Kass Talks Cooking For The First Family

Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

It seems like every food lover has a little bit of a crush on Sam Kass, the assistant chef and senior policy advisor for healthy food initiatives for ...

White House Chef Kass Dishes Up Plates And Policy

AP | By NANCY BENAC | Posted 02.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sam Kass has a to-die-for job as personal chef to the Obama family but whipping up their meals is probably the least important part of h...

Now Even The White House Eats Seasonally

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The White House has fully embraced one of eating's hottest trends – seasonal cooking with ingredients grown at home. Presidential...

Former White House Cook Dishes Dirt On Clintons' Eating Habits

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

For several years now, Bill Clinton has been an unlikely hero in certain segments of America's vegan and vegetarian populations. He's slowly given up ...

Obama White House Guest Chefs: Who Has Made The Cut (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From the White House, the Obamas have embraced America's rich culinary culture in an unprecedented way. In addition to dining at some of the best res...

Obama's White House Chef: Rick Bayless Quashes Rumors (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

* * * UPDATE -- May 12, 2010: Chicago chef, Mexican cuisine guru, and longtime hometown favorite of the Obamas, Rick Bayless, will be the guest chef...

Rick Bayless To Guest Chef White House's Mexico State Dinner: DETAILS

Huffington Post | Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Chicago chef, Mexican cuisine guru, and longtime hometown favorite of the Obamas, Rick Bayless, will be a guest chef for the White House's upcoming st...

Sam Kass: The White House Chef Digs All Things Locavore | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Still, proponents of sustainable farming and locally grown, organic foods are cheering Mr. Kass on. Dan Barber, the chef at Blue Hill in Greenwich Vil...

Michelle Obama: "A Drumbeat Of Small Changes" To Better Eating

David Becker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Becker

Go to farmers' markets and farm stands, or buy a share in a CSA. Buy a whole cow. Keep it in your freezer. Share it with your neighbor. You'll put money directly in the pocket of a farmer rather than a host of middlemen.

Sam Kass, White House Chef, Works To Fight Child Obesity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sam Kass and President Obama go way back. Kass cooked for Obama for two years before he was elected president and has been heavily involved in tending...

JFK's Chef: "The Kennedys Were Very Sophisticated About Food"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

It seems that the fascination with the Obamas' eating habits, from their garden to their Vineyard munchies, to the menu for the upcoming state dinner ...

Cristeta Comerford To Remain White House Chef (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Today Michelle Obama announced that Cristeta Comerford will stay on as White House executive chef, putting to rest all the speculation surrounding the...

Former White House Chefs Dish Out Advice For Future Obama Pick | Kate Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

During his job interview with Rosalynn Carter in 1979, [Roland] Mesnier recalled the first lady's last question to the nervous job applicant: What wil...

White House Chefs Offer Selfless Service, Not Star Power

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

CONCORD, N.H. — Speculating about a new chef at the White House has become _ as one culinary insider puts it _ fantasy football for foodies. Bu...

The President-Elect Has No (Culinary) Clothes?

Michael Nagrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Nagrant

There were many reasons to like Obama, but as a food writer, I loved the fact that he was a Frontera/Topolobampo dude while Dubya was still choking on pretzels and chomping on Tex-Mex style burritos as big as his head.

Barack Obama's White House Chef

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Josh Brusin

Could you imagine asking Charlie Trotter to make you a grilled cheese sandwich and potato chips? Or Rick Bayless to just make you a bowl of oatmeal?

White House Chef: Who Should It Be? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

**Update: Rick Bayless has put the brakes on speculation that it will be him.** The New York Daily News reported on Sunday that three chefs are suppo...