Warren Brown, 36, has been stirring up a storm of praise for his bakery CakeLove. In 2006 he was recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as Entrepreneur of the Year. And in both 2005 and 2006 CakeLove was awarded Best Bakery in Washington, DC. Warren’s honors speak for themselves, however what they don’t say is how he got started. Warren was working as a lawyer when he decided to switch his suit for an apron. He took a risk and started baking delicious desserts with all natural ingredients. For the quality and success of his work Warren has been featured on CNN, the Food Network, and in The New York Times. The success of CakeLove is great but even better is its dedication to the environment. As part of a partnership with Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and Clean Currents, it has switched to 100% green power (wind power) in an effort to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage greater energy independence. And for those of us outside the Washington DC area there is hope, he recently opened locations in Maryland and Virginia. One can only hope he expands all across the country! To read more about Warren Brown and Cake Love read on in this week’s Young & Professional Profile.
University Heights, Ohio
George Washington University
Dual Degree in Law School J.D. and M.P.H. (Master’s in Public Health) (1998)
Department Health and Human Services
Federal Government Litigator
September 1998-October 2000
About the company
CakeLove is a retail bakery specializing in cakes and small sweets baked from scratch. We create products that look and taste like they are made by hand at home with lots of love.
What are your day-to-day responsibilities?
Administrative tasks concerned with growth and expansion of the retail