Coming to Butler: Food Network host wants you to “Love What You Do”


“Love What You Do”

That’s the core of Warren Brown’s personal philosophy – and what gave him the courage to leave his successful law career to follow his dream.

Butler is honored to have Brown as its guest for the Harold Smith Cultural Series on Sept. 18 to share his message of finding personal gratification through passionate endeavors. He enjoys sharing the joys of baking and has authored three cookbooks to encourage others to bake from scratch — and he’s cooked up a deliciously motivational perspective he wants to share with the citizens of Butler County.

After dumping a career practicing law as a litigator for the federal government to follow his passion and found CakeLove bakery in 2002, he has since grown his organization to include six retail storefronts and has been recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit by local and national media like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today and NPR.

From 2005 to 2007 Mr. Brown was the host of the television show Sugar Rush on the Food Network.

Hear Food Network host Warren Brown tell you why you should “Love What You Do”

7 p.m. Sept. 18, 2012
Clifford/Stone Room
Butler Community College Welcome Center
901 S. Haverhill Rd. 

To hear a little taste of the CakeLove story, sample this video below. 

Brown joins us courtesy of the Harold Smith Cultural Series, which was established following the death of Harold Smith in 1998. It has been responsible for bringing former First Lady and presidential mom Barbara Bush to the college in 2002 and Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company in 2008.

Established as a means to bring free speaking events to the local public, Richard King, executer and attorney for the Smith estate, says Mr. Smith attended El Dorado High School and El Dorado Junior College before going away to college at Chicago’s Northwestern University in 1930. While in Chicago, he discovered an access to certain kinds of events that hadn’t been available in El Dorado.

Never married, Smith left nearly his entire estate to local charitable organizations and Northwestern. He felt it would be nice “to give local people the opportunity to hear speakers they wouldn’t otherwise get to hear.” 


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