Warren Brown, host of Sugar Rush, is an entrepreneur with a spirited passion for enjoying life.
Warren left his career as a lawyer to become a baker in 2000. Armed with a credit card and a sense that people wanted something better than what was currently on the market, he founded CakeLove, a bakery. With luck and fortunate timing, both the public and media recognized his passion and delicious scratch-made cakes.
His career up until then had been varied but tied to a theme of health education and an admiration for the human body. Warren began professional work as a health educator in Providence, R.I. in 1993 teaching reproductive health education and continued that work as a health educator in Los Angeles, Calif. focusing on tobacco and reproductive health. His passion for providing honest and frank discussion about reproductive health compelled him to attend law school, aiming to earn credentials to gain authority and effect change in the curricula of reproductive health for youth in America.
After passing the New York bar exam in 1998, Warren practiced health care law from 1998 to 2000 in the office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He litigated against alleged fraudulent health care providers on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and enforced emergency-room regulations against hospitals and health care professionals.
In 1999, Warren pursued a New Year's resolution that changed his life. He resolved to end his fear of flour and learn to bake. Although he began cooking as a young boy and practiced constantly over the years by sharing his creations with friends and family, baking was unfamiliar territory. His resolution uncovered a new dimension in the kitchen that he quickly recognized was his calling.
Warren opened CakeLove bakery in March 2002 and then opened Love Cafe in August 2003.
He has been recognized in the national media, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Dateline, Fox News Sunday, GQ (June 2005), Inc Magazine's 26 Entrepreneurs We Love (March 2005), People, Reader's Digest, Southern Living, Black Enterprise, The American Lawyer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Washingtonian magazine, The Plain Dealer, Brown Alumni Monthly, The George Washington University alumni magazine, What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson and Baking From The Heart, published by Share Our Strength, and Best Of The Best Of, by Marc Silverstein.
Warren graduated from Brown University in 1993 with a BA in History, and The George Washington University in 1998 with a Juris Doctorate and a Master's in Public Health. He lives in Washington, D.C.