Paul Kahan, who cooked at last night's James Beard Awards, will now cook for another set of distinguished guests. Kahan has been tapped to cook at a luncheon being hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama during the NATO Summit in Chicago.
The May 20 luncheon, being held at the Gary Comer Youth Center in the South Side's Grand Crossing neighborhood, will see the First Lady welcome NATO leaders' spouses who will be meeting with the President. Kahan is hardly a stranger to the D.C. set. He has visited the White House in the past and is close with White House senior policy advisor for healthy food initiatives Sam Kass, who worked for Kahan at Avec. No word on whether Kahan will also cook at a private dinner thrown by Mrs. Obama that night at the Art Institute.
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