Katie Workman

Chef Katie Workman will participate in Family Food Fest 2018 on March 4, 2018.

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 also writes the “Cooking on Deadline” column for AP, which reaches hundreds of thousands of readers a week.  She is a regular columnist for FoodNetwork.com, as well as the Cooking for Families Expert for thespruce.com, a part of Dotdash.  She also writes for Cooking LightEating WellEvery Day with Rachel Ray, Parents Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, thekitchn.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine Magazine, and her own The Mom 100 Blog, which won the BlogHer Voices of the Year award in 2013.

Katie has also been a frequent guest on NPR’s All Things Considered.  She’s done television and radio satellite tours, taught cooking classes and performed cooking demos, participated in and hosted various food panels at conferences, and been has featured in various national and local media, including the Today show, Hallmark Home & Family, VH1, Big Morning Buzz LiveThe TalkThe New York Times, Food & Wine magazine, and Parents magazine. She works selectively with brands and companies such as World Market Cost Plus, Campbell’s, GE Appliances, Nestlé, Driscoll’s, Bob’s Red Mill, and others as a spokesperson, and in the development of content and recipes.

In 2008, Katie co-founded Cookstr.com, where she acted as editor-in-chief and established the popular Cookstr weekly newsletter. Before that she was a cookbook editor.

Katie sits on the board of City Harvest, New York’s leading food rescue nonprofit, and for the past 25 years has been an active supporter of No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to eradicating childhood hunger. 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.