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Attitude on Food Team

AOF Team

The Attitude on Food team is here for you! Our skilled culinary and event specialists are dedicated to making your event extraordinary. Owners Nathan Newhouse, and Melissa Tibben, along with their creative staff have worked hard to make Attitude on Food Nebraska’s most innovative full-service wedding and event caterer.  “Our job is to provide nothing but the best food, service, and event coordination for your upcoming wedding or special event. Contact us today and let us know how we can best serve you!” 

Nathan Newhouse

Owner/General Manager

Chef Newhouse possesses a varied and extensive background in the culinary arts. His unique perspective exhibits a flair for creating the most visually pleasing presentations ever seen. His diverse background represents the accumulation of years of commitment to offering his clients a dining experience that is never ordinary and delivers what everyone expects from a truly excellent meal; flavors that enliven the senses and become a defining moment that all other dining experiences will be compared to.

Graduating in 1991 from Culinary Arts School in Australia, Nathan quickly began to make his mark in the culinary arena by working at various Renowned Establishments in Australia. His success was a credit to his drive to be at the forefront of his craft.

After relocating to the USA, he continued developing his skills at the acclaimed "Flat Iron Café" in Omaha.

In his quest to further gain knowledge of his craft, Nathan then joined the Sheraton Hotel as the Executive Chef, where his success and creativity were touted by both client and peer as " the cutting edge of the culinary world". Returning to his greatest desire of being an entrepreneur with unlimited creative license, he created his catering company, "Attitude on Food" in 2003.

As the business has grown so has Nathan's role. Having developed a solid menu and streamlined production kitchen he has stepped away from his roots and is now the general manager. However you will never see Nathan step too far away from the kitchen as he always oversees all menu design and execution.

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Donald Rodden

Head Chef

Chefs, by nature, are generally strong willed, creative and competitive individuals and Chef Donny definitely fits that bill. As our Executive Chef, Donny works very hard to create hot, fresh and delicious foods that are sure to please your palate.

Caitlin Knopik

Event Producer

Caitlin realized she had a love of event planning at an early age, which led her to pursue a degree in Hospitality at UNL. Caitlin interned at local event venues while diligently working towards her diploma. Her experiences as an intern helped solidify her love of planning and organizing events, from wedding receptions to corporate gatherings. Caitlin graduated in 2011, and was hired as the banquet manager for the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. She held that position for two years before joining the AOF team in 2016. Caitlin brings a wealth of food, beverage, and event organization knowledge to the AOF team and to our clients!

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Derik Tibben

Logistics Manager

With daily multiple events, a fleet of vehicles and a large staff, Derik is the person that keeps everyone and everything where it should be. Derik is responsible for efficient and effective organization of who, what, why, when, where and how.


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