b'ABOUT THE AUTHORRobin Selden is the managing partner and executive chef of Connecticut- and New York City-based Marcia Selden Catering and Naked Fig Catering.She and her brother Jeffrey Selden 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 U.S., and was named as one of the 10 Industry Innovators for 2022 by BizBash.Selden is on the Presidents Council of the International Caterers Association and won their coveted Chef of the Year award. Shes 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. Robin received The Richard Carbotti Award in July 2021 at the Special Event/Catersource conference, awarded annually to industry leaders who demonstrate Richards spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy.She sits on three not-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 Womens Wellness event for the American Cancer Society: Women Leading the Way to Wellness. For the last seven years Robin Dessert is the opportunity for you toand Jeffrey have taught a catering class at showcase your creativity and leave theCornell Universitys School of Hospitality in guests with a sweet conclusion to yourthe fall as well as a special events class at events that has them begging for more. Itthe Boston University School of Hospitality should never be an afterthought and alwaysin the spring.should be something memorable. Ive neverShe resides in Stamford, Connecticut, seen a client eat one of our desserts andwith her husband Michael, twins Max and not smile when they are finished. That is theMaggie, and her Goldendoodle canine best gift we can give to our clients at thekids Ozzie and Bo. For more information, end of an event!visit marciaselden.com.LEFT PHOTO BY HECHLER PHOTOGRAPHERS; TOP PHOTO BY JULIE BIDWELL PHOTOGRAPHY;ABOVE PHOTO BY BRUCE PLOTKIN PHOTOGRAPHY CATERING, FOODSERVICE & EVENTS cfe-news.com23'