Monday, August 2, 2010

Feeding your calendar: 'Cake Love' and more

  • Has the economy forced you to branch out -- or are you thinking about jumping into the entreprenurial pool? Warren Brown, founder of CakeLove in Washington, D.C., and media star (he was host of "Sugar Rush" on Food Network and has been on "Oprah" and "Today") will bring his motivation to Johnson & Wales from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 11 for the speaker series Accelerating Your Business. Brown's appearance is sponsored by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. It's free AND breakfast is included, but you have to register for a spot. To do that, go to and search on "Warren Brown."

  • Remember the 10% Local Challenge I wrote about here last week? There's a Charlotte-area kickoff from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 17 at Atherton Market at Atherton Mill, 2104 South Blvd. Expect chefs demos, food tastings, shopping tips and dietary and nutrition advice, all to help you reach that goal of spending 10% of your food dollars on local food. To learn more, go here.

  • "Southern Cooking: Then & Now" is the subject of the next WFAE Public Conversation, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the charlotte Museum of History. Moderated by Johnson & Wales University chef Peter Reinhart, panelists will be Heidi Billotto, Penny Craver of the restaurant Dish (love your sweet potato pie, Penny!), and soul food cooking teacher Denise Hairston. And if my own experiences with the Public Conversation format is any indication, audiences get to do a lot of participating.


Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

I signed up for the Warren Brown event. Even though setting up a storefront isn't in my plans, it'll be great to hear him talk about the process and glean whatever details are applicable to the food blogging business.