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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.

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 Tori Stanton Gatherings event manager

Tori, grew up not far from here in Boone and after graduating from Iowa State she moved to Chicago where she lived for 20 years.  Tori loves hospitality and serving people and helping them celebrate life.  She is excited to come alongside our guests and help them create their vision for a beautiful event with their loved ones.  When she isn’t helping guests; she is cheering on her Chicago Cubs, hanging out with family and friends, going to the beach, traveling, and reading a good book. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”-Mahatma Gandhi


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.

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Kristin Penner Farmhouse Catering Chef

You can find Kristin in the kitchen creating delicious meals as one of our Chefs.  With a degree in Culinary Arts & Hotel Restaurant Management and over 20 years cooking experience, Kristin understands and loves to help make the day special by creating flavorful homemade meals.  She loves spending her time going on bike rides with her family in Nevada where they have lived for the last 10 years and she loves working with her plants.

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