Karen Stefani leads the team at Inspired Catering & Events with the day to day operations. She is most proud of the company’s WBE Certification which is a valued distinction. As a Women Business Enterprise, Chicago’s certification ensures the quality and success of a business which is majority owned by women or minorities.
Karen primarily focuses on corporate and fundraising events.
Karen’s passion is evident through The Stefani’s Children’s Charities with initiatives which are close to her heart. Her commitment to the needs of children in our community is evident through event sponsorship with organizations including: Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish & After School Matters. Karen takes an active role in seeing the charity’s efforts come to fruition through yearly successful fundraising events.
As the winner of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for NACE/ILEA (National Assoc of Catering Executive’s & IL Live Events Assoc) Karen also had a life-long wish fulfilled this fall as a contestant in this year’s ‘Dancing with the Giordano Stars’ fundraiser.
As for Karen’s career goals, in her words, “The most important thing to me is the personalized attention from start to finish and the quality of food and service through the duration of the event. I will never be the largest catering company but I want to be the best when it comes to our clients. They are the key and we want to make their dreams come true.”