Katherine teams up with founding partners Thomas S. Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza Eugene B. Power, founder of University Microfilms

Domino's Farms, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1985

Recipient of MBS 2000 Grant through State of Michigan Department of Commerce

1991

Winner of the Ann Arbor Area Achiever’s Recognition Award – Contributions to the community, employment and sales growth


First Place Winner in the categories Most Popular On-Premises Menu, Most Creative On-Premises Menu, Best Overall On-Premises Menu, Most Creative Off-Premises Menu for the Special Event VIII

Las Vegas, Nevada

1992

Bronze Medalist in the Michigan Restaurant Association’s Culinary Classic Competition

Novi, Michigan

1993

Katherine’s joins Leading Caterers of America representing the State of Michigan

1995

First Place Gala Award at the Special Event XIII for Best Plated Food Presentation – Hunting at the Shack

Las Vegas, Nevada

1996

Partners for Excellence Program, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Pioneer High School Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program

Ann Arbor, Michigan

1995 - 1998

Winner of the Fast Track Award from Washtenaw Development Council for sales growth in Washtenaw County

1999

President Katherine Hilboldt Farell named one of Michigan’s Top 10 Business Owners by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)


Wins Caterer of the Year by Catering Magazine, a national publication.

2000

First Place in Sysco Chef’s challenge

Dearborn, Michigan

2001

Partnered with Wolfgang Puck Chicago

Birmingham, Michigan

2002

Best Food Presentation at Schoolcraft College Annual Culinary Extravaganza

Livonia, Michigan

2007

Partnered with Guy Fieri to cook for his live TV show

Ann Arbor, Michigan

2015

Epic Award for Best Food Presentation

Southfield, Michigan

2016

Epic Award for Best Cuisine

Detroit, Michigan

2017

Epic Award for Best Event Cuisine 2018

Detroit, Michigan

2018

PRESENTATIONS

  • Ann Arbor Chamber – Food Trends/Business Lesson Learned
  • Catersource – In Business for the Long Haul and Thriving
  • Catersource – Tailgate Catering
  • Conference for Professional Development – Crowd Control and Traffic Flow
  • Eastern Michigan University Business School – Top 10 Business Tips
  • Grand Traverse Women’s Magazine – Top 10 Business Tips
  • Leading Caterers of America – Creative Catering: Transforming Restrictions into Opportunities
  • Nonprofit Enterprise at Work – Successful Events Don’t Just Happen
  • The Special Event – An Exploration of Regional Cooking
  • The Special Event – Embracing Change in the Workplace
  • The Special Event – Rental Clients, What They Want
  • The Special Event – The Agony and Ecstasy
  • The Special Event – Unusual Plated Food Presentaions
  • University Event Planners – Creativity on a Limited Budget
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