Managing Partner & Executive Chef, Marcia Selden Catering, Events and Naked Fig Catering
Robin Selden is the Managing Partner and Executive Chef of CT and NYC based Marcia Selden Catering and Naked Fig Catering.
Along with her brother, Jeffrey, the “Dynamic Sibling Duo” were named two of the “100 Most Inspiring People” in the Wedding industry by The Knot. Robin was also named to the BizBash 500 celebrating the top 500 event professionals in 2020 in the US and was named as one of the 10 Industry Innovators for 2022 by Bizbash.
Selden’s on the President’s Council of the International Caterers Association and won their coveted Chef of the Year award. She’s a past Innovative Chef of the Year and a current Ambassador Chef for the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival. Comfortable on stage, she emcees the Art of Catering Food at the Catersource Conference where she also judges the cooking and cocktail competitions.
She sits on three non-for-profit boards including The American Cancer Society and on the Advisory Board of two National Magazines. Robin is a board ambassador for the Make a Wish Foundation and helped to establish the first Women’s Wellness event, for the American Cancer Society; Women Leading the Way to Wellness.
Her passion for giving back and inspiring the future generation of the hospitality industry, has led her and brother Jeffrey, to education. For the last seven years they have taught a Catering Class at Cornell University’s School of Hospitality in the Fall as well as a Special Events class at the Boston University School of Hospitality in the Spring.
Robin was recognized, in July, 2021 at the Special Event/Catersource as the recipient of the The Richard Carbotti award given annually to honor industry leaders who demonstrate Richard's spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy.
She currently resides in Stamford, Ct. with her husband Michael, twins Max & Maggie and her Golden Doodle "canine kids" Ozzie & Bo.