Eat, Write, Retreat was developed by Robyn Webb and Casey Benedict as a way to strengthen connections in the food blogging community through a shared exploration of cooking, writing and photography. Robyn and Casey have worked tirelessly to create an intensive, hands-on learning weekend, full of opportunity, friendship and fun at a great value.
Award winning nutritionist, cookbook author and teacher, Robyn Webb has been a passionate advocate of cooking well and eating wisely for most of her life. In collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, Robyn Webb has published numerous cookbooks that teach people with diabetes how to maintain healthful diets with food that is satisfying and flavorful. She is an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and serves currently as the past chairman of the Cooking Schools and Teachers section. In addition, Robyn has been profiled by most every major media venue including, CBS News with Dan Rather, ESPN,, Working Woman, The TV Food Network, Discovery Channel, Lifetime, USA Today, Washingtonian magazine, Washington Business Journal, The Associated Press and the Washington Post.
Casey Benedict considers herself a “food blogger resource,” as evidenced by her other food-related projects. TasteStopping publishes rejected food photography and editorial pieces on the business of food blogging. She developed Kitchen Play to connect food bloggers to the world of food PR through a variety of dynamic culinary events. In addition, Casey has a successful ready-to-bake cookie business, two wonderful daughters, and one very patient husband who usually doubles as household chef. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from The University of Michigan and an MFA in Screenwriting from Emerson College.