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Welcome to Commellini Estate, a family-owned and operated business that has been an integral part of the Spokane food and event culture since 1941. Our private venue, nestled in the beautiful surroundings of North Spokane, offers six unique indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from. Our team specializes in event design and coordination to ensure that every detail of your event is executed flawlessly. Experience the tranquility of Spring Creek and the charm of our historic estate while we bring your vision to life. Contact us today to plan your next unforgettable event at Commellini Estate.

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Meet our Team

Desiree Seghetti Sulpizio
Desiree Seghetti SulpizioVice President of Operations Manager
Desiree is a Spokane native with a deep-rooted passion for food and community building. From an early age, she learned the importance of love and building connections around a table, as she spent time gathered with her family around her Nonna’s kitchen table. These meals provided an opportunity for passionate discussions, learning, and growth, and instilled in Desiree the value of food in providing community and love. Desiree’s passion for Italian cuisine led her to travel to Rome to study Italian food and culture. After graduating from the University of Washington, Desiree returned to Spokane to revitalize Commellini’s, a historical landmark, with her parents. It was on the estate that she married her husband, and they are now proud parents to a young daughter. During her 13 years at the estate, Desiree has earned numerous awards, including being named one of the top 20 professionals in Spokane under 40 years old by the Inland Business Catalyst Magazine. Her belief in the power of food to bring people together is evident in her work, she sees the estate as a gathering place for friends and family, where memories are made and relationships are strengthened.
Frank Comito
Frank Comito Executive Chef
That first boyhood taste of chocolate mousse set Frank Comito’s career trajectory in motion. He worked his way through college as a line cook and discovered his passion for food served him well in the kitchen. During a culinary career spanning more than 30 years and three different states, Chef Comito has worked as a pastry chef, owned his own restaurant, led a fine dining team, worked as a corporate chef and delighted large crowds with everything from hand-shaped sushi to pig roasts on golf courses. While in Portland, he worked with a team of architects to build a gingerbread replica of the St. John’s bridge and traveled to Hong Kong as a guest chef at the Conrad International to highlight PNW cuisine. With an Italian heritage, it’s appropriate that Chef Comito should finish his career at Commellini’s, teaching pasta-making classes and highlighting authentic recipes from the Commellini family. A bio on Comito would not be complete without reference to his dedication to family. He regularly brings the growing group together around the table with some of the best food to be had in Spokane. To this day, his heart still melts over a bowl of properly prepared chocolate mousse.
Nicole Cook
Nicole CookManager
Nicole was born and raised in Spokane and attended Northwest Christian High School. She is a mother of four. Her boys are ages 17 and 14 years old and her twin girls are 4 years old. She has been working in Hospitality for 14 years. From setting up events, serving, bartending, and training a staff of 35-90 people a year in the Banquet Department at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. She spent nearly 10 years of her career there and was part of every type of event from weddings, trade shows, UFC cage fights, conferences, meetings, fundraising events, and the Outdoor Concert Series. She found herself at Commellini’s for opportunities of growth and learning. She is so proud of what her team does every day and brings a passion to being a part of making these special events a time of celebration and to help others create beautiful memories with their loved ones that will last a lifetime. There is something special about being able to bring someone’s vision to life for the event day!
Lauri Seghetti
Lauri Seghetti Owner
Lauri is a long-time resident of Spokane. She met her husband, Robert, while attending Mead High School. They often talked about running Commellini Estate. As one could expect life had different plans. After High School they married and had 3 children. Besides raising her children, Lauri owned and operated an Interior Design Company for 16 ½ years. She did work in Spokane and the surrounding areas. In 2009, when the opportunity once again presented itself, Lauri found she longed to fulfill her dreams of running Commellini Estate. With the desire to continue the family legacy Lauri oversees Commellini Estate, as the Vice President.
Robert Seghetti
Robert Seghetti Owner
Robert Seghetti, the proud great-nephew of Albert and Leda Commellini. Growing up, Albert and Leda were like grandparents to Robert. Robert attended Gonzaga University but always hoped for a chance to run the family business. In 2009, Robert’s dream became a reality when the opportunity arose to operate Commellini Estate once again. Along with his wife Lauri, Robert is now the owner and President of Commellini Estate, working tirelessly to preserve its rich history and unique character. His passion for the estate’s past and commitment to its future is evident in every detail of the property. He believes that the estate’s legacy is not just about the past but also about the future and strives to create lasting memories for every visitor.
Kathy Danforth
Kathy DanforthHistorical Tour Guide
Kathy Danforth, an experienced tour guide and historical expert at Commellini Estate. After 44 years as an Executive Assistant at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Kathy has retired to pursue her passion for sharing the history of Commellini Estate and its fascinating prohibition past. As a lifelong resident of Spokane and an avid historian, she is dedicated to providing guests with an immersive and unforgettable experience during their time at Commellini Estate.
Emily Waiss
Emily WaissEvent Team Lead
Serena Smith
Serena SmithEvent Coordinator
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