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Inspired Catering & Events, formerly Phil Stefani Signature Events, has been creating extraordinary events for over 25 years. Our experienced team is committed to delivering creative solutions for your event planning needs. We are now a certified WBE, ACDBE, DBE Company.

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Karen Stefani

The new name, Inspired Catering and Events, continues the Stefani legacy. Since joining the catering division in 2004, Karen instilled her passion of Family, Food and Fun into the business. During the past ten years, Karen and her staff have worked endlessly to transform the business into her own vision of innovative inspired cuisine and creative event planning. Over the years, she has developed relationships with prominent Chicagoans, and catered events for clients such as United Airlines, President Obama, the Joffrey Ballet, and numerous fundraising events. She has a passion for creating spectacular events and actively works with each client...

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Gina Stefani

Gina found the love for the hospitality industry at a young age, while assisting her father at his restaurant(s) during Summer and Winter breaks from school. As her passion for the industry grew post-graduation from DePaul University, she secured an event internship at Jasculca Terman & Associates, a public affairs firm in Chicago. Gina’s internship provided her with invaluable experiences and opportunities, which led her to begin a career in event freelancing. One of her first events was with advance support for then Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Gina continued her event freelancing with JT, working closely with NATO...

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Executive Chef: Elizabeth J. Tokarczyk

Chef Elizabeth J. Tokarczyk received her culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu, where she received intensive and practical hands on training in classical French Cuisine. Liz began her career in the off premise catering world shortly after graduation at Limelight Catering. During her tenure at Limelight, Liz quickly worked her way up the corporate kitchen ladder until she was the Head Chef and solely responsible for creative menu development and Kitchen Management. From there her experiences include working as the Executive Chef at Hearty Boys Catering and the Executive Catering Chef with Berghoff Catering. The culinary field is her passion...

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