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If you are seeing varied colors of session titles, here is your guide:
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Dark orange = TSE education sessions
Black = those sessions or events that can be attended by anyone with a Catersource or TSE pass, or requires a separate ticket.
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Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first served. Note: Individual presentations may also be on this website shortly before the published show dates. They may or may not be the final presentation.

Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Robin SeldenExecutive Chef | Managing PartnerMarcia Selden Catering

Robin Selden is the Managing Partner & Executive Chef of Marcia Selden Catering and Naked Fig Catering, where she oversees the culinary and marketing operations for her family’s multimillion-dollar company. The first catering company ever inducted into the CT Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame. 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. In October of 2019, Robin was honored to be named to the BizBash1000 celebrating the top 1,000 event professionals in the USA in 2019 and to the BizBash 500 celebrating the top 500 event professionals in 2020 in the United States. With matriarch Marcia at the helm, the company orchestrates over 850 events a year. Winner of the coveted Catie Award for Caterer of the Year, MSC has been considered the “It” caterer of Connecticut for over 40 years. They also have offices in New York City and launched Naked Fig Catering in 2019; a luxury plant-based catering love child of celebrity chef Matthew Kenney and team MSC. Selden is in the President’s Council as a past President of the International Caterers Association and won their 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, Selden 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. In 2013, Selden helped to found the first Women’s Wellness event, for the American Cancer Society; Women Leading the Way to Wellness. Her passion for giving back has led her, and brother Jeffrey, to teach a Catering Class at Cornell University’s School of Hospitality for the last 6 years as well as a Special Events class at the Boston University School of Hospitality.