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.
Robyn Webb is an award winning cookbook author, culinary nutritionist, Health and Wellness Editor at The Daily Basics and the long time Food Editor of Diabetes Forecast Magazine. She is the author of 16 cookbooks including the World Gourmand Winner, Best in US Health and Fitness, The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook; The Benjamin Franklin Silver Award Honoree, The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook, and the all-time best-seller, Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes or Less.
Casey Benedict, President and CEO of Kitchen Witch LLC, is an authority in influencer outreach and activation, as well as social media strategy for the food and beverage, home and housewares, and CPG industries. She has nearly 10 years of marketing experience ranging from launching her own artisanal baking business to working closely with global brands on social media strategy and influencer outreach integration.
Casey is the social media and food marketing innovator behind Kitchen PLAY, where she collaborates with brands, agricultural commodities and small businesses to develop successful content marketing programs within the food blogger community. Casey has worked with an extensive client list, including brands such as Whole Foods Market, Land O’Lakes, McCormick, Jarlsberg USA, Nestle, Calphalon, OXO, KitchenAid, Gerolsteiner, Cutco and many more. Her affiliations within the world of agriculture include Sun-Maid, Driscoll’s, US Potato Board, California Avocado Commission, National Onion Association, National Watermelon Promotion Board, Dandy Fresh, Opal Apples, California Endive, Avocados from Mexico, The Mushroom Council and many others.
In addition, Casey has consulted with a wide range of public relations and marketing agencies, including Edelman, Golin, Fleishman Hillard, Weber Shandwick, Padilla CRT, M&P Food Communications, Exponent and beyond.
She earned her MFA and BA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and the University of Michigan, respectively.