When All of It Matters —
Feast & Gather is Nevada County's beyond farm to table catering and full service events provider. Everything we serve is house-made from scratch.
We believe that as culinary professionals, we not only have the responsibility of providing exceptional quality & service, but also to provide education about the effects our choices have on our bodies and the planet.
We do that by using produce, meats, and dairy that have been grown and raised by our local farms and ranches whenever possible. To that end, we design each menu around what is seasonally available from local, organic, & grass fed, free range farmers.
Shanan Manuel, Owner/Chef
Shanan's passion for food began as a child picking sweet peas from the vine and eating straight from the garden for after school snacks. Shanan spent 11 years working for Tutti Frutti Farms in Santa Barbara developing her connection from soil to plate. In 2005 she designed a small specialty market and gourmet foods to go store for the farm.
Shanan is the chef behind Nevada City's Farm to Table Dinner where 150 diners enjoy a farm sourced 6 course meal at one long table downtown Nevada City. Shanan's passion for food shines through with each ingredient carefully chosen, all from scratch and that ever present care that she embodies in the kitchen.
Megan Buser, Event Manager
Megan grew up in Sonoma County, roaming the wild lands and vast mecca of California’s Farm to Table movement. From a young age her adventures with food and farming ranged from growing radishes from seed as a kid to being the only one in school to bring a chicken for show and tell. Her perennial “can do” personality landed her many prominent roles with event management and design. First as the head of events at the ever popular, Foreign Cinema in San Francisco. When she returned to her roots of Sonoma County and worked as the events manager for Longboard Vineyards. Later she managed the fire to go Wood Fire Oven Catering for Rosso’s Pizzeria. With over 15 years experience managing events she brings a wealth of knowledge and an eye for detail. Megan moved to the Sierra’s to plant roots, live more closely to the land and learn new ways to create self sufficiency on her own mini farm.