White House Mourns Departure of Obama’s Personal Chef

The capital of the free world teeters on the edge of darkness. Black-clad mourners huddle under frigid, overcast skies; children weep without knowing why.

One of the most beloved members of the Obama administration, Sam Kass, has decided to abandon his post. Historians will remember Kass as the Executive Director of the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, as well as the first-ever White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition. The rest of us will always remember (and love) him as the personal chef to the Obama family and husband to MSNBC host Alex Wagner.

According to a White House press release, Kass is leaving to pursue his dream of “[living] full-time in New York City.” The White House praised Kass’s “tenure of dedicated service not only to the First Family, but also to the Obama Administration as a key player in the development of nutrition policy.”