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Jeffrey SeldenManaging PartnerMarcia Selden Catering & Events

Jeffrey Selden, leverages his two decades-long party history in his role as Managing Partner of Marcia Selden Catering & Events. With an extensive background in luxury event planning, honed at some of the country's most exclusive hotels, He holds an industry wide reputation as a power event-builder with a unique, creative vision and flawless results. He currently runs the Operations and Sales for this multi-million dollar company hosting events throughout the CT and NY areas. He recently oversaw the creation and implementation of Marcia Selden Catering & Events first venue in New York City, Above Twelve. It's the latest achievement in a successful year for the company; the first catering company ever inducted into the Connecticut Restaurant Association's Hall of Fame. In addition they were named to Weddings Hall of Fame as well as Best Caterer, Best of the Gold Coast by Moffly Media. Prior to joining Marcia Selden Catering in 2011, Selden was the Executive Director of Food & Beverage and Catering for The New York Palace since February 2002. He led a team of 350 who were responsible for all the Food and Beverage outlets, Catering, Special Events, and Back of House operations for the hotel. In December of 2005, Gilt restaurant opened at The New York Palace Hotel replacing the famed Le Cirque. Selden was responsible for the creation, design, development, and management of the new restaurant. Currently, Gilt is revered as one of New York City's top restaurants. Prior to joining The New York Palace Hotel, Selden was the Assistant Director of Catering at The Pierre Hotel (A Four Seasons Hotel) from September 1998. Selden handled some of New York's most influential weddings. During his tenure, he developed and managed multiple charity and foundation events including the Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center, the American Red Cross, the American Lyme Disease Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation, United Jewish Appeal, and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation to name a few. Most memorable was the planning and organization of the Irvington Institute's Annual Gala that honored all of the living American Presidents and First Ladies. Presidents Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter, and Ford attended as well as First Ladies Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Ford, Nixon and Johnson. In the summer of 1991, Selden was part of the opening staff hired at the St. Regis Hotel in New York where he worked as a private butler. He trained under Ivor Spencer of London for several months to learn how Kings and Queens adhere to prescribed protocol. He then became Restaurant Director for the Astor Court & King Cole Bar. His last four years at the St. Regis were spent working as a Catering Manager selling and managing events for the flagship hotel. Selden spent summers during college working at the former Windows on the World with Kevin Zraly as an appointed wine captain. In 1989, Selden was the youngest recipient of the Kobrand Kopf Wine Scholarship at Boston University, where he spent 3 months in Europe touring, tasting and learning about comparative wine production throughout France, Italy and Germany. In 2003, he was a recipient of Boston University's Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to his Alma Mater. Selden currently resides in Weston, Connecticut with his wife, Debra, and their two sons, Jake and Zachary.