Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.
Published in 2012, The Mom 100 Cookbook was Katie’s first book. It was nominated for an IACP award and selected by Cooking Light as one of the best 100 books of the past 25 years. In her second book, Dinner Solved!, published August 2015, Katie continues her ingenious fork-in-the-road approach to cooking for families—here are 100 recipes with easy variations so that everyone at the table is happy, including the cook. Katie’s blog, The Mom 100, won the BlogHer Voices of the Year award in 2013.
Contributing Food Writer
Katie is a columnist for the Associated Press – she wrote the “Cooking on Deadline” column for AP for 3 1/2 years, which reached hundreds of thousands of readers a week. She is now starting a new column for AP called “Kitchen Smarts”. She has written for FoodNetwork.com, thespruce.com, SimplyRecipes.com, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Parents Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, thekitchn.com, Food52.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Parents Magazine, and Food & Wine Magazine.
Katie is the co-host of a new short form cooking series on Bluprint.com, called Real Life Cooking and has also been a repeat guest on NPR’s All Things Considered. She’s done television and radio satellite tours (some for brand partners), and been has featured in various national and local media, including the Today show, Access Hollywood Live, Hallmark Home & Family, VH1, Big Morning Buzz Live, The Talk, The New York Times, and Food & Wine magazine.
Demos and Cooking Classes
Katie taught cooking classes at venues like Eataly and Stonewall Kitchens. She has also performed cooking demos, and participated in and hosted various food panels at conferences.
She works selectively with brands and companies such as World Market Cost Plus, Campbell’s, GE Appliances, Nestlé, Driscoll’s, Bob’s Red Mill, FreshDirect, and others as a spokesperson, and in the development of content and recipes. Katie puts every bit as much energy and attention into her work with the companies she works with as she does with her own recipes and projects; the partners she collaborates with are brands she can truly get behind and are fitting matches.
Editorial and Marketing Experience
In 2008, Katie co-founded the original Cookstr.com (no longer the same site) , where she acted as editor-in-chief and CMO, and established the popular Cookstr weekly newsletter. Before that she was a cookbook editor and marketing director at Clarkson Potter.
Hunger Relief Advocacy
Katie sits on the board of City Harvest, New York’s leading food rescue nonprofit, and is also a member of their Food Council. For the past 25 years has been an active supporter of No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to eradicating childhood hunger, and now sits on their Leadership Council.
She lives with her pretty great husband and two hungry boys, and a delightful puppy in New York City. Their dining table can just barely fit ten people, which often comes in handy, since their open door household often means that there are others pulling up a chair for a meal.
The Photo Studio
Katie is building a shoot-in kitchen and photo studio which will be up and running by the end of 2018. It will be appropriate for videos, all kind of food and product shoots, and also smaller events such as chef demos, product launches, and intimate dinners and cocktail parties.
Working with Katie
If you are a brand….or a food board….or an agency…or someone with a fun, cool idea, and want to work with Katie, reach out! She is always up for a smart, on-brand collaboration, from sponsored blog posts, to consulting, to videos, to content and recipe development. You can reach Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.