Katie Jane Events was set up by Katie Martin who has a passion for wine and food and has worked in the hospitality industry for over 25 years.
 
Many years ago, with a commerce degree in her back pocket she set off travelling and managed many different styles of restaurants and cafes overseas.  After 6 years exploring she came home and settled in Nelson with some great ideas.  She opened the restaurant In Vino Fides which was a very successful wine, tapas and jazz bar.  It regularly won awards for its innovative wine list and was well known for its relaxed ambience and fantastic service and food. 
 
With a family on the way Katie decided to sell the restaurant to focus on her children and soon after the family moved to Christchurch.  After many years and involvement in event organising with other businesses Katie decided to start organising her own events.  With 4 children she is a very busy woman but enjoys organising these relaxed and social evenings to continue to be involved in the industry she loves.  She is also doing the catering currently for the wonderful Whisky Galore tastings held at their amazing Houff in Colombo St.   
Katie has played jazz piano for many years and continues to enjoy playing regularly around Christchurch.  She is involved in a quintet, octet and big band and with connections to many bands in Christchurch is able to organise the music for any kind of function.