Getting To Know: Inspired Catering & Events
Industry Professionals We Love: Karen and Gina Stefani of Inspired Catering & Events
One of the perks of this industry is meeting countless admirable individuals, such as Karen and Gina Stefani. This mother-daughter duo built the (delicious) catering empire, Inspired Catering & Events, out of passion, exquisite attention to detail and love of creating lasting memories for clients. Did we mention the food is amazing? Owner, Karen, filled us in on her day-to-day and trends she is adoring.
Tell us what makes your business unique.
I’m so proud that as of Jan 1, 2016, Inspired Catering & Events received our WBE certification (Women-Owned Business Enterprises) as well as ACDBE (Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. We are thrilled to be among both of these distinguished groups.
What differentiates you from other vendors?
I’d say it’s the personal attention. When your name is on the sign, you have to be dedicated to each and every event and make sure there is a personal touch. I believe my team is extraordinary and we take pride knowing we go the extra mile for our clients & their events.
Tell us about the services you offer.
We are a full service caterer so can handle events from 5-2000+ We handle corporate business from lunch drop offs & company picnics to all aspects of social business from casual birthday parties to weddings & beyond!
Describe a day in the life.
Ha ha! Every day is an adventure in fast-forward. Honestly there is never a dull moment. I’m very hands on so I’m in the offices & out meeting with clients during the day and then on-site and attending events around town in the evenings. All In a long but rewarding day’s work!!
What is the absolute favorite part of your job?
I’m very social so for me I just love interacting and being able to make connections.
What can your clients expect from working with you?
At Inspired, our company is family and that’s what we want to bring to the events…the feeling that you have a support system working for you and creating lasting memories. Of course, we believe our food & staff are head and shoulders above the rest!
Where do you find inspirations?: Literally, in everything…that’s why I named my company Inspired!
What design trends are you loving right now?
I love anything in nature…spring flowers. I also love the fact that anything goes now. Clients are thinking outside the traditional box and we get to figure out how to bring it to fruition. I love it!!
Let us know the best way for people to reach you.
I can best be reached by phone or email.
Thanks, Karen and Gina!