Warren “The Cocktail Whisperer” Bobrow has lived many lives. After graduating from Emerson College in ‘85, he worked in television as an editor at PBS in New York City. That position led him to TV and radio engineering in Maine at WNET-TV, but his heart just wasn’t in it. Unemployed and poor in Portland, before it was chic to live there, Bobrow took a job as a dishwasher and salad prep cook in a local restaurant, which ignited a passion for the culinary arts.
Shortly thereafter, Bobrow was accepted into culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, where he eventually founded Olde Charleston Pasta, the state’s first manufacturer of fresh pasta. However, Hurricane Hugo destroyed the plant, leading him to explore several professional cooking gigs before beginning a 20-year career in private banking.
While an admirable attempt, the savings and loans world was not for him, so Bobrow returned to New York City to study food writing at the New School University and the French Culinary Institute. He found himself catapulted into a career that, admittedly,