Meet Sam Kass, former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition under President Obama

A discussion on the role of chefs, public policy, and compassion.

Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World:

A Cookbook by Sam Kass



Food entrepreneur Sam Kass is a former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition. He is the founder of TROVE and a partner in Acre Venture Partners. Kass joined the White House kitchen staff in 2009 as assistant chef and, in 2010, became the Food Initiative Coordinator. During his White House tenure, he took on several additional roles including Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition. In 2011, Fast Company included Sam in their list of “100 Most Creative People,” and in 2012, he helped create the American Chef Corps, which is dedicated to promoting diplomacy through culinary initiatives. He is also an MIT Media lab fellow, entrepreneur, and advisor.

Thank you, Sam, for inspiring many and being a real change maker!



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By Sam Kass as told to Theodora Fontas, Chefs for Impact’s special contributor

Podcast host of #GettingToTheRoot


You worked with former first lady @MichelleObama in creating the Let’s Move Campaign. Could you explain the mission and vision of the campaign?

“Our country is struggling to nourish a generation of children in a way that is going to set them up