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Turkey On The Go – Complete Thanksgiving Dinner from Twelve Baskets Catering

 

Avoid the crowds and lines at the grocery store this year – Leave the cooking to us and come pick up your complete Thanksgiving feast from Twelve Baskets Catering. Our Chef has put together a mouthwatering menu of Northwest flavors from our Garlic and Fresh Herb Turkey to our Granny Smith Orange Cranberry Sauce and comforting Northwest Stuffing. All you have to do is heat and serve.  To add a personal touch, place all the fixings and turkey in your own dishes for that home-cooked meal feel. We can even provide wine pairings to go along with your meal.

It will be our little secret and you won’t sacrifice taste for convenience!

So stop stressing and call or email to order your complete Thanksgiving Dinner today. Also, if there are any dietary restrictions for your party, we have gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available.

All orders must be placed by 5pm on Friday, November 21st.

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Northlake Wedding and Events Tour – November 9th – Seattle Wedding Catering

 

We can’t believe the Northlake Wedding & Events Tour is just under a month away! If you, your friends, wedding party, business associates, vendors, or clients haven’t purchased your tickets yet, don’t miss out! This tour  will be amazing! A number of great vendors and venues are signed up for a day full of fun!

Twelve Baskets will be stationed at the Center for Urban Horticulture, which also happens to be the first stop on the tour as well as registration, so please make sure to come and see us. We’ll be passing out some treats and beverages and would love to see you. Each venue along the way will have their own team of vendors and their own special theme showcasing their talents. We’ll have a terrific group of event professionals working alongside us to create a festive elegant Circus themed party, or  Cirque du Soiree, as we’re calling it! Think, Big Top!

Can’t wait to see everyone there. For more information and to purchase your tickets, go to www.northlakewedding.com

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Cathy and Ethan – Mercer Island Wedding Catering

Cathy and Ethan had their ceremony and reception at the Mercer Island Community Center. We just love all the fun vintage-themed DIY touches throughout the detail shots! Beautiful photographs by Anda Photography.

There were some guests with Celiac disease and the bride and groom made sure to have some options for them… 2 kinds of hard Cider and some gluten free dinner and dessert items as well!

Here is the yummy menu they chose:

Grilled Flank Steak
local Blue Mesa Ranch steaks marinated in red wine, garlic and our special blend of spices, then seared to perfection over an open flame and served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast
chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a fine herb & white wine sauce

Stuffed Bell Peppers
stuffed with wild rice and sautéed vegetables, topped with a three cheese blend

Roasted New Potatoes
baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Strawberry Spinach Salad
fresh baby spinach tossed with toasted almonds, gorgonzola, and sliced local strawberries then drizzled with house made white balsamic and poppy seed dressing

Assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls served with butter

 

 

Photography: Anda Photography 

Venue: Mercer Island Community Center

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Cake and Cupcakes: Stuffed Cakes

Day-of-Coordinator: Emma Misner with Seattle Event Planners

Hostessing: Invisible Hostess

Decor and Styling: Bride and Groom, DIY!

 

 

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Random House – Outlander Retreat Seattle

Last weekend we had the opportunity of being a part of an awesome event at Fischer Pavillion at Seattle Center. Random House put on a retreat conference to celebrate New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon’s new book in her Outlander series and we were so pleased to participate in the fun. We served an assortment of cheese from the British Isles and France, traditional Scottish breads, oatcakes, pickled onion, and chutneys, displayed dramatically with in-period decor, on silver and pewter platters with tartan accents, tray passed Mini Shepherds Pies, Smoked Salmon Oatcake Canape, Scottish Meatballs, Gazpacho Andaluz Shooters, and had Dessert Buffet of Scottish Shortbread Cookies, Lavender Fudge, Traditional Chocolate Fudge, and fruit kabobs with honey yogurt dip. It was a real medieval feast! We also served some fun non alcoholic beverages with ice cubes holding frozen herbs and berries – what a cute look. Our team had so much fun putting this event together and loved being able to create such a dreamy and magical set up. The staff on hand at the event had a blast as well; we even had traditional Scottish outfits on our bartenders – which of course the guests absolutely loved!

The biggest compliment we received that day were all of the photographs being taken on handheld devices and guests’ smartphones. We knew we had made an impression!

Can’t wait to check out the new Starz series starting August 9th. But first, need to pick up a copy of Outlander to read ;)

Photos in this blog were taken by Twelve Baskets Catering. For more lovely photos from the event photographers, O’Malley Photographers, click here.

Gorgeous floral installations: Love Blooms Event Design

 

   

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jodi and Cameron – Dairyland Wedding Sneak Peek

Our owners, John and Jamie Bagge’s youngest daughter was married at Woodland Meadow Farms early May and had their reception at the site’s new sister venue, Dairyland. It was the perfect day with the rain holding off at just the right moments and our whole team did an incredible job pulling off the most beautiful wedding ever (we might be biased, but it sure felt like it!). Vancouver based Green Ginger Photography did the most amazing job photographing this very special event and they sent us some stunning sneak peek pics that we would love to share with you! There were so many little details that were so carefully and preciously put together, but we’ll save that for the next post when we receive more photos from the photographer – You’ll just have to wait!

 

Photography: Green Ginger Photography

Venue: Woodland Meadow Farms and Dairyland

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Rentals: AA Party Rentals, Vintage Ambiance(amazing market cart, vintage lounge furniture, and other gorgeous details), and tent through Grand Event Rentals

Flowers, Floral Crowns and Garlands: Bride, Mother of the Bride, and friends

Wedding Gown: Mother of the Bride

Little Succulent favors in branch vessels: Groom

Mismatched Vintage China: Twelve Baskets Catering

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Triumphant Duo – Excited about HB2680 Passing!

Kirkland Representative Larry Springer and Twelve Baskets owner John Bagge

View the Kirkland Reporter’s article on the story here

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New Liquor Laws for Washington State thanks to Twelve Baskets Catering owner, John Bagge

Yesterday, our owner, John Bagge, made catering history! With the assistance of Representative Larry Springer, John Bagge was successful in introducing House Bill 2680 which allows catering companies to finally be able to apply for a liquor license without having their own restaurant or storefront. Appreciation also goes to the Washington Restaurant Association and the Liquor Control Board for their generous support. Here is John Bagge with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee getting the bill signed into law! Time to celebrate! Here are a couple links to more information:

http://www.kirklandreporter.com/news/251005811.html

 

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Mary and Kerry, Cle Elum WA – Seattle Wedding Catering

Mary and Kerry love their DAWGS so much they decided to have a UW Husky Tailgate themed wedding! Their colors were shades of purple and yellow and every little detail worked right into their theme from the beautiful yellow bridesmaid dresses and purple floral arrangements to the fresh lemonade and sprigs of lavender tucked into the napkins at each place setting. The private cabin they chose for their ceremony and reception was just breathtaking. They were married overlooking Cle Elum Lake and their reception tent was surrounded by tall trees and lots of natural beauty. Seattle Farm Tables was an obvious choice to go with the fun PNW feel the couple was looking for – and the tables added so much to the look of the reception. And the Lemonade stand?! SO cute! You’ll need to scroll down right now to look at it… go on, I’ll wait… CUTE right!?!?! I could go on and on about all the lovely little details, and the amazing photos taken by One Love Photo, but I should also point out the awesome thing they did for their favors(I guess I should say lack of favors) – they had donations made in their guests honor to an organization in Africa called The Last Ten Kilometers project that is working on improving health care in rural areas of Ethiopia. What a cool idea.

With no further adieu, I give you the menu:

Pulled Pork from Roro’s BBQ

Apple Smoked Chicken Breast served with a blackberry balsamic sauce

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Corn on the Cob

Strawberry Spinach Salad with toasted almonds, gorgonzola, and sliced local strawberries then drizzled with house made white balsamic and poppy seed dressing

Gluten free Corn Bread provided by Crave Bakery

Traditional Lemonade

Iced Tea

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Old Fashions and Premixed Mason Jar Cocktails

Signature French Macarons

Strawberry Shortcake Shooters

Cupcakes and Mini Cake from Crave Gluten Free Bakery

 

Venue: Private Cabin in Cle Elum

Photography: One Love Photo

Catering and Desserts: Twelve Baskets Catering

Florist: Melanie Benson Floral

Cake and cupcakes: Crave Bakery

BBQ Pulled Pork: RoRo’s BBQ

Rentals: Seattle Farm Tables, AA Party Rentals, Grand Event Rentals

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Mike and Lauren, Red Barn Studios – Seattle Wedding Catering

 

Lauren and Mike’s wedding at Red Barn Studios in Southern Washington was full of color and fun DIY details. Their wedding planner, Sarah Swanson from EVENTful Moments, helped everything run smoothly and it was such a beautiful day! The fabulous photos are from Gabriel Van Wyhe Photography.

 

 

 

 

Venue: Red Barn Studios

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Planner: EVENTful Moments

Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio

DJ: Otto-Matic Mobile Music

Photography and Photo Booth: Gabriel Van Wyhe Photography

Florist: Jen’s Blossoms

Mini Pies: Pie – Fremont

Makeup and Hair: Off White Makeup and Hair

 

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MyWedding.com Best of 2013 Vendor Awards

 

MyWedding.com asked Washington brides to rate the top local wedding vendors, venues and service providers in their area. Results from our annual survey are in. These local wedding vendors were awarded the honor of Best of mywedding in Washington for 2013.

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