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Episode Five – Lena Sareini Download

Download March 2nd, 2018

While researching fun new places to eat in Detroit, I came across an incredibly talented young woman named Lena Sareini. Lena is the pastry chef at Selden Standard. Recently, she was nominated for a “James Beard” award, which is like the Oscars of cooking. Lena caught my attention because she is brilliant, extremely charming, and a devout Muslim. We discussed her faith, her inspiration, and why it is important for her to empower more women to do extraordinary things.

Inspired by her family of food lovers and a passion for art, Lena wanted to combine her lifelong interests. So she enrolled in the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Schoolcraft College, graduating in 2013. Lena’s natural talent caught the eye of her instructor, master pastry chef Joseph Decker, to whom she served as sous chef during her final year of school, a position she held until she came to Selden. Lena’s favorite activities include smiling, drawing, smiling more, and dancing – which she does pretty much everywhere, especially the pastry kitchen.

One of the things I noticed while speaking with Lena, is her attitude. You can hear the enthusiasm in her voice when she talks about her craft. Lena Sareini is definitely a “Woman Who Rocks”

To taste her wonderful creations you can visit “Selden Standard” and get more information Here.

On the second part of the “Women Who Rock” podcast as always we chat with Cyndy Schalter-Salsido from Turning Point. 

Cyndy and I talk about the Olympian who was less than pleased with a Silver medal at the Olympics and made it known on National Television. Is it true, when your not first you are last? How do we teach our children what sportsman like conduct really means?  We also talk more about the Florida shooting that claimed the lives of 17 souls. Recently, there has been an uptick in the number of threats made at schools. Many of them right here in Michigan. What is the reason for the increase? Can something be done?


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