Natalie Ryder

Venue and Catering Coordinator

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“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”


As a musical theatre performer in NY and Seattle, catering and events were always a fun and engaging job my down time. I started as a server with Herban Feast in 2013. My attention to detail was noted and I was recruited to join the coordination team in 2016, and the rest is history! In essence, my initial draw to Herban Feast was our amazingly beautiful venues. I value our authentic interactions and the friendly relationships we create with our clients and guests.

What inspires me most is working on a wedding and knowing that I am pivotal in creating one of the most important days in a couple’s life together. On the Herban Feast team, our personal investment is high. We get immersed in the vision and every small detail. The payoff of a stunning wedding day and a happy bride and groom is extremely satisfying.

With Herban Feast since 2013. 

What is one food you could not live without?


What beverage are you enjoying when you are out on the town?

Red wine and vodka cocktails.

Where is your hometown and what is your favorite thing about it?

I am Seattle born and raised but lived in New York City for many years. I love the mountains, especially when Mt. Rainier is “out.”  I feel the most peaceful when gazing at a water and mountain view.

What do you like to do with your free time?

I am a former ballet dancer, musical theater singer and actor, so I get great joy in going to ZUMBA class at any opportunity. I love spending time with my son.

Venue and Catering Coordinator