The Wedding Biz – 395 ROBIN AND JEFFREY SELDEN: Continuing a Legacy
Welcome to 2022! Kicking off the new year is a great interview with not one but two guests – siblings Robin Selden and Jeffrey Selden of Marcia Selden Catering, with Robin a managing partner and the executive chef and Jeffrey a managing director and managing partner. With offices in Connecticut and New York City, Marcia Selden Catering holds the esteemed honor of being the first ever catering company to be inducted into the Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame, and they were also named to The Knot Weddings Hall of Fame and best caterer and best of the Gold Coast by Moffly Media. Robin and Jeffrey were also both named two of the 100 most inspiring people in the wedding industry by The Knot and have also been the recipients of various other prestigious recognitions!
Robin and Jeffrey are siblings, the children of the founder of the company, Marcia Selden, and they both reflect on what that was like growing up. They elaborate upon how they each ended up deciding to join the family business and what distinguishes them from other companies in the industry. They also discuss various other aspects of the business such as how they handle stress and anxiety, how they market themselves via social media platforms, how they manage to stay relevant, what their hopes and objectives are for the future, and so much more!
Andy has run into Robin and Jeffrey on various occasions so is very appreciative of this conversation that he was able to have with them to get to know them a little bit better. Be sure to visit Marcia Selden Catering’s website and social media handles, and until the next episode of The Wedding Biz, please be sure to share this interview with at least three good friends and/or colleagues who might also benefit from and/or enjoy it, and leave a review of the podcast wherever you listen!
Have you heard about the brand new show on The Wedding Biz Network, Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don’t forget about Sean Low’s podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.
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[0:47] – Today’s guests are revealed to be Robin Selden and Jeffrey Selden of Marcia Selden Catering.
[2:10] – Jeffrey reflects on their childhood and what it was like having Marcia Selden as their mother.
[3:15] – Robin discusses her mother having been a role model for her.
[5:08] – Robin shares when she knew that she wanted to go into this industry.
[6:49] – We learn that Jeffrey knew that he wanted to go into this industry at a very young age.
[9:07] – Robin outlines the process that they go through with clients.
[12:20] – Robin stresses the importance of their clientele getting to know them.
[15:15] – We learn more about Robin’s and Jeffrey’s social media platforms.
[17:58] – Jeffrey shares a story that is especially memorable for him.
[20:49] – Robin offers her own insight on memorable experiences with Marcia Selden Catering.
[21:36] – Robin comments upon how she and Jeffrey handle stress and anxiety.
[24:22] – We discover how Robin and Jeffrey were able to build on what their mother established.
[26:28] – Jeffrey shares insight regarding how they have stayed relevant in this industry.
[28:52] – Robin shares how she believes their company has stayed relevant.
[30:54] – Jeffrey discusses research and development.
[32:53] – We learn that Robin loves being challenged by their clients.
[33:45] – Jeffrey reveals his goals and hopes for the future.
[36:22] – Andy reveals where we can find Robin and Jeffrey online.
Find Robin and Jeffrey:
Marcia Selden Catering – Website
Marcia Selden Catering – Facebook Page
Marcia Selden Catering – Instagram Page
Robin’s Instagram Page
Jeffrey’s Instagram Page
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Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment & PartySlate.