Inspire Your Inner Chef!

New Table for Two Cooking Series With Chef Warren Caterson Starts Wednesday at Manatee Libraries

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (October 23, 2017) – In response to customer requests for cooking programs and the popularity of other food demos, Manatee Libraries is launching a new cooking series by Chef Warren Caterson, starting Wednesday, October 25.


Award-winning cookbook author of Table for Two: The Cookbook for Couples and Table for Two: Back for Seconds, Caterson has developed an entertaining and energetic presentation, where he shares dozens of kitchen tips, cooking hints and humorous anecdotes about the joys and challenges of cooking for two.


Five sessions are planned at Downtown and Rocky Bluff libraries in October, November and December, each focusing on creating new healthier recipes in the home, using fresh and readily available ingredients.


Each session is free, and samples will be provided.


10 Meals in 10 Minutes 

Fast doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. Chef Warren provides tips for creating healthy meals in a hurry.

WED, OCT 25, 2 to 3 PM @ Rocky Bluff Library


Spanish Cuisine for Two Cooking Demo 

The cuisines of Andalucía, Basque Country, Valencia, Catalonia (where Chef Warren’s first cookbook in Spain was written) will be explored. SAT, OCT 28, 11:30 to 12:30 @ Downtown Central Library


Thankful Thanksgiving Cooking Demo 

Chef Warren explains how to cook a Thanksgiving meal without losing your mind and will discuss how to roast a turkey so every part comes out tender, easier ways to make gravy that is quick and lump free, how to make a large meal in a small kitchen and how to ensure your turkey stays moist when reheated. SAT, NOV 18, 11:30 to 12:30 @ Downtown Central Library


Stressless Holiday Entertaining 

Chef Warren demonstrates how to prepare appetizers without spending hours and shows how to prepare an entrée in under 30 minutes that will not only wow your guests. WED, DEC 6, 2 to 3 PM @ Rocky Bluff Library


Cooking With Wine Demo 

Chef Warren explains the best wine to cook with and serve with certain foods, alcohol “burn off,” marinating meat in wine, differences between cooking and regular wine and sulfites. SAT, DEC 9, 11:30 to 12:30 @ Downtown Central Library


The Chef Warren Cooking Series is free and open to the public. Additional sessions will be added in 2018 and provided on the Library’s Website at and social media @manalibraries.


Rocky Bluff Library is located at 6750 US Highway 301 North, Ellenton 34222, and Downtown Library is located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton 34205.


For more information about either event, please contact Kelly Foster at 941-748-5555, x6307, or


About Chef Warren: Warren Caterson is a chef and full-time writer who studied at the Southeast Institute of Culinary Arts. He is the award-winning author of Table for Two: The Cookbook for Couples, Table for Two: Back for Seconds and the upcoming Cooking Outside the Lines: Musings of an Extemporaneous Chef  (Winfield & Scott Press). As someone who grew up in a family that loved to cook and whose household on Long Island Sound bustled every weekend with dozens of aunts, uncles, cousins and neighbors, he learned early-on the benefit of good food and good drink with good friends. In addition to writing, Chef Warren travels extensively presenting his informative and entertaining cooking demonstrations at Food & Wine Festivals, Home and Garden Shows, Conventions and other events. For more information visit Chef Warren at


About the Manatee County Public Library System: The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and 2013 “Library Innovation” winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of its resources over 3.9 million times (a record high). Downloads of their digital ebook/eaudio/movies have continued to double each year, while technical training and computer assistance were up 16%. The 47,000 customers who attended their wide variety of informational and educational programs and events reflect an increase of 130% since 2006. For more information, call Downtown Library at (941) 748-5555, ext. 6307. For more information on Manatee County Public Library System, visit and follow them at Facebook, Twitter and Instragram @manalibraries. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit, or twitter @ManateeGov