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Creating memorable and unforgettable experiences for your Spokane area weddings and events with custom and creative catering menus and over 20

years of Spokane event planning and catering experience.

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Our Story

Nectar Catering and Events story begins in 2009 with the creation of Just a Couple of Moms Catering.  


Just a Couple of Mom's

Nectar Catering and Events story begins in 2009 with the creation of Just a Couple of Moms Catering. Kathleen White and her business partner Kathy began cooking for friends and colleagues events with rave reviews. They formalized their business and the journey began. Over the years the company has created unforgettable experiences for brides, corporate events, parties, and just about every type of gathering you can think of.

Nectar Tasting Room

Nectar Tasting Room opened in 2011 as a co-op of 5 Washington wineries. Owner Josh Wade started his business journey with a blog, drinknectar.com, and grew a large following using social media tools and strategies. Visitors to the tasting room can learn about and taste wines from Washington wineries or enjoy a glass or bottle with appetizers from Just a Couple of Moms Catering

In 2013, after three consecutive awards from Catalyst Business Magazine the White’s moved operations to the basement of the 1889 building downtown and became the official caterer for Nectar Tasting Room’s ever growing event demands.  The White’s continued to expand operations and staff while increasing their reputation for quality food and impeccable service.

In 2015 “the moms” approached Josh with a business opportunity to buy the catering company. They were moving to warmer weather and wanted to see the continued success of the company they created. Josh purchased the company in 2015 and learned the ropes of catering both large and small events.

Fast Forward to Today

Two companies become one. Seeing the increasing synergy between catering and the event business at Nectar, along with brand continuity, Nectar Tasting Room and Just a Couple of Moms combine to become Nectar Catering and Events. Two strong companies with a history of award winning service and community involvement come together to provide you full service catering and event coordinating for all of your upcoming event and party needs.

Our Cuisine

Nectar Catering and Events focuses on full flavor appetizers and meals. Whether you are looking to feed 20 for lunch or 300 for a wedding you can be sure that the food will be delicious. Chef Steven Swanson’s 20+ years of experience across restaurants, corporate catering and fine dining shine through in whatever he presents. Give our award winning catering a try. Your friends, family, co-workers and taste buds will thank you. 

Meet The Team

We pride ourselves on our amazingly talented and award winning team. We are dedicated to helping you create unforgettable experiences either in the historic 1889 building downtown or at the location of your choice. Our promise to you is timely communication, friendly service, coordinated event management, classic decor and quality food.

Steven Swanson

Steven Swanson

Executive Chef

Raised in Newport, WA, just north of Spokane, Steven completed his culinary education at the Arizona Culinary Institute in Scottsdale. With experience at local establishments like Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar, as well as the Coeur d’Alene Resort, he also ventured to Seattle, contributing his skills to Microsoft Lancer Catering and the Everett Golf and Country Club. Steven’s culinary creativity and deep passion bring a distinctive flair to our menus, setting us apart

Josh Wade

Josh Wade


Josh Wade is the owner of Nectar Catering and Events, Nectar Wine and Beer, and BARK, A Rescue Pub. Josh started his business journey with a wine blog in 2009 and parlayed the interest and attention from social media into Nectar Tasting Room, 2011-2017. Josh’s goal is to create rich experiences for people around quality wine, craft beer and delicious food.

Katie Wade

Katie Wade

Co-Owner, Marketing Director, Catering Director

Katie serves as the co-owner of Nectar Catering, Nectar Wine and Beer, and BARK Rescue Pub. She plays a pivotal role as the driving force behind the marketing strategies for each of our restaurants and venues. Committed to delivering quality services, she adds a touch of expertise and passion to our ventures. 

What We Do

We cater to you for your special event. Offering creative menus, a beautiful venue located in the 1889 Historic Downtown building, off-site bar catering at a venue of your choice and an award-winning team to guide you through the process. Let’s chat about how we can help! 

Corporate Events

Providing award winning lunch, appetizers and dinner for your professional setting or at our historic event venue in downtown Spokane.


Event Planning

We pride ourselves in timely and professional communication. Our team will be there to assist you in making your event a success.


Wedding Meals

It’s your big day. With nearly 15 years of experience you can trust us to make sure that you and your guests are taken care of.


Bar Service

Nectar Catering offers a range of bar services including full service, partially hosted or cash bar at our venue or at the venue of your choice. 


Venue Rental

Host your event at our stunning venue Fete – A Nectar Co. The Historic 1889 Building is downtown Spokane’s oldest building.


Special Occasions

Nectar Catering has been a part of thousands of special occasions over the years. Let us help you plan your next memories. 



“We had Nectar cater our wedding and everything turned out perfectly!! All our guests were raving about the food. We had the fajita dinner and the carne asada and salsa were especially delicious. Honestly wish I would’ve been able to eat more. They were so easy to work with and they were so accommodating with every change/addition that was made during the planning process. We will definitely be back!!”

Wonderful venue, outstanding service, and had an excellent meal! We held our rehearsal dinner here and couldn’t have more pleased. Especially on point was the fact when guests arrived everything was all set up for us and all we had to do was enjoy the evening. A big shout out the staff on duty this night as they were fantastic.

“All I can say is WOW! I rented the facility for my graduation party and let me tell you that this place exceeded my expectations. The venue itself was beautiful decorated and very inviting. The food was phenomenal. The guests I invited, kept complimenting on the food. Steven, the chef did such a great job. Estelle, the bar hostess was so sweet and very professional. Katie and Shelby, with whom I coordinated with were very helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a spectacular venue.”

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