here to serve

Your event experience is imperative to us at Gatherings - that’s why we have a full team dedicated to your day. Our team is highly trained, extremely professional, and devoted to quality service.



Owner Evie Peterson mans the ship while working alongside her team. Evie’s culinary and entrepreneurship journeys began in high school and continued to progress as Farmhouse Catering officially took shape in 2005 after training under a chef and becoming a chef herself. In 2014, Evie’s dream of owning her own venue finally came true! Gatherings is an extension of her home and everyone who comes to Gatherings is welcome as family. She is extremely active in the Nevada community through her businesses, involvement on the Main Street board, and her children’s activities. She enjoys home renovation projects, decorating, gardening, and camping when not wrangling her five children that range in age from 18 months to 18 years.


COURTNEY McDONALD Gatherings event & marketing manager

Courtney coordinates Gatherings events and manages marketing and design for the businesses. A degree in Agricultural Studies from Iowa State seems like an unlikely pairing but Courtney’s professional marketing experience and heart for small business brought her back to her home community of Nevada. When not coordinating events or designing graphics, you can find Courtney back at home working on the family farm, hammering away on acreage projects with her husband, or reading a historical fiction book.


BRE TAEGE Farmhouse Catering manager

Servant-hearted, hospitable, and organized; Bre takes on the task of coordinating and executing Farmhouse Catering events. Bre was born and raised in Ames and hasn’t wandered too far from home. She now lives and works here in Nevada and has been a great addition to our community! Outside of work, you can find Bre traveling the world, staying active coaching volleyball and playing slow pitch softball, and spending quality time with family and friends.