About Us


Mangia Catering is a small, but resourceful company made up of creative, unique, passionate and results driven individuals.  Our team has successfully planned and executed a myriad of weddings and special events and looks forward to partnering with you to bring your vision to life.

Where We Started

Our roots started as an upscale full service restaurant, but as that came to a close Mangia Catering was born. With the foundation and understanding of quality food and service Mangia Catering started bringing high quality food and service to the greater Spokane and Coeur d Alene catering and event scene in 2008.

Mangia Today

Today Mangia Catering is one of the fastest growing, reputable and most called upon caterers in the Spokane metro. Mangia Catering can handle events with the simplest, to most complex of details, feeding gatherings of 10 people-1,000 people+. With our team and resources Mangia Catering can produce multiple events, simultaneously on any given day.

Where We Are Going

Our brand, and philosophy is simple, keep it fresh, keep it quality.  With those small notions in mind we plan on continuing to partner with some of the best venues, event producers and planners in the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho areas.

What We Do

We listen. We deliver the vision, and truly cater exactly what our clients envision. When you choose Mangia Catering you get more then just a caterer. We provide the expertise, logistics and creativity necessary to ensure a successful event.

Meet Our Team

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    Tim Mitchell-Founder and General Manager

    Tim brings a wealth of knowledge to the wedding and event industry from his 8+ years of hands on experience. Tim started Mangia Catering out of his home kitchen and has grown it into the reputable catering company it is know of today. He continues to look feared to building deeper relationships with his clients, colleagues and community. His favorite part of the wedding and event scene is seeing all of the details come to life, making a memorable event, and a lasting impression for his clients. Tim’s proudest achievements in life are his faith in Jesus and his beautiful family of five. Those that know Tim know that his biggest honor in life is being a husband to his wife Erica, and a father, to his three beautiful children.

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    Matt Logan- Co Owner and Director of Operations

    Matt joined Mangia in June of 2015 as partner and Operations Manager. Matt’s previous experience as machinist has helped Mangia’s event logistics become more efficient and productive. In addition to efficiency, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge in the realm of technology and SEO. Aside from his business accolades, he is also a three time Ironman finisher, Washington State Motor-cross Champion. Now that he is a retired athlete he holds the record of eating the most candy then any other person on the Mangia team!

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    Alma Van Ostrand-Event Producer and Wedding Planner

    Alma is in her fourth season with Mangia Catering as an Event Producer and Wedding Planner. Alma has an extensive background with over 10+ years in the industry. Alma is all about the details and looks forward to working with you to create a stunning and memorable Wedding Day. You will not find a harder worker for your wedding! Alma enjoys life with her husband Enoch, as an “empty nester” as their two children are away at college. She fills the void by planning and leading international student mission trips and teaching Spanish to high school students.

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    Jessa Jones-Wedding Planner and Designer

    Jessa Jones joined Mangia Catering in 2014 as the company’s administrative assistant and designer. Her favorite part of an event is having the ability to take a vision and make it alive. Jessa graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising located in Los Angeles, California with a major in Visual Communications: a well rounded degree that prepared her for fashion and event styling, graphic design, and event coordinating. Upon graduating, Jessa moved to Italy and later to the Coeur d Alene where she currently resides with her musically talented husband, Jake. Jessa, along with her husband also own a graphic design company called Bixelle. In her free time you’ll find her completing various home design projects, staying fit, traveling and enjoying friends.

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    Brad Palmer-Culinary Lead

    Brad Palmer joined Mangia Catering in 2016 as an Event Cook. Brad has worked just about every position within a commercial kitchen, providing extensive experience to Mangia. Brad’s hard work and determinations quickly allowed him to rise to a lead role within Mangia Catering. When Brad is not in the kitchen he enjoys watching his favorite team, The Seattle Seahawks, gaming, and building computers.

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    Dean Beaugrand-Corporate Sales and Digital Marketing

    Dean Beaugrand comes to Mangia Catering with history of the catering world. His recently retired dad operated an award winning BBQ catering company for 20+ years, so you can say Dean grew up in the business.  Dean joined Mangia and has been a versatile employee since his first day on the job. He now leads our Corporate Sales and Digital Marketing efforts!  You’ll find Dean out and about meeting with new businesses, dropping off meals to his corporate clients or at a coffee shop, updating our company social media platforms.  When Dean’s not in the office or dropping of delicious food he’s shooting photos, hanging out at a coffee shop, catching Pokemon and trying to beat Tim at ping pong. 

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    Katie Blackburn-Blog Editor

    Katie Blackburn is a Californian turned Washingtonian, a wife, mom of three, teacher and a writer, and she joins the Mangia team as the blog editor and contributor. She studied English Education at Arizona State and then earned her Masters in Education at Penn State. Katie loves making words and sentences meaningful to readers, and strives to do that no matter the genre of writing. When she is not chasing around three children four and under, she is getting up early and making the most of the quiet hours at her desk. She keeps most of her words at www.justenoughbrave.com.