Founder, TROVE; Senior Food Analyst, NBC News
Sam Kass is a food entrepreneur, founder of TROVE, and senior food analyst for NBC News. He was previously White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition, as well as executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign. During his six-year White House tenure, he was also food initiative coordinator and assistant chef, and he created the first major vegetable garden since Eleanor Roosevelt and the first beer to be brewed in the White House. In 2011, Fast Company named Kass to its list of 100 Most Creative People, and in 2012, he helped create the American Chef Corps, dedicated to promoting diplomacy through culinary initiatives.