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2018 Fall and Winter Menu

Our new Fall and Holiday Menu is out! Check out these delicious new menu items below and give us a call to schedule your next event. We’d love to be a part of your holiday gatherings. Thanks to the photographers who shared their talents with us.

Jacquelyn Portolese

Arielle Vey

The Fix Photo Group

 

Give us a call at 425.576.1000 to speak with one of our friendly event specialists today! Or send us an email at info@twelvebasketscatering.com

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James and Veronica’s Thornewood Castle Wedding

Thornewood Castle is pretty much the most unique wedding venue in the state of Washington. Brick by brick, this now 500 year old castle was brought over from England in the early 1900s and rebuilt using the original wood, bricks, paneling, stained glass, and other part. It took three ships to bring everything over to the Pacific Northwest! Not only is this amazing piece of architecture so beautiful, it is also located in the most beautiful, peaceful garden and waterfront setting. We love working at Thornewood, not only for the amazing charm but the current owners take such care in making sure every wedding is flawless. The landscaping is so perfect for the setting and there are countless romantic places to take photographs of the couple; it’s a photographer’s dream and Megan Montalvo obviously had a glorious time! We just love the images she captured!

Veronica and James wanted to have a woodland fairy tale themed wedding and it was the perfect location for that! They were able to incorporate some stunning details into their wedding that really made it special and helped their guests really feel like they were getting away to a fairy tale wedding! From the wooden candle holders and bouquets to the planning and favors, this wedding was a labor of love and a family affair. We were so thrilled to be a part of James and Veronica’s nuptials!

Veronica and James decided to have their favorite meal for their wedding: Breakfast!

Menu:

Classic French Toast
thick sliced fresh bread, coated in eggs and cinnamon, served with maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped butter and sliced strawberries

Pork Sausage

Scrambled Eggs
scrambled local eggs topped with cheddar cheese and chopped green onions

Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
baby red potatoes tossed in fresh herbs, garlic, and olive oil

Orange Juice and Infused Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Thornewood Castle

Photographer: Megan Montalvo Photography

Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering

Cake: Black Diamond Bakery

Makeup Artist: Faith du Puy

Linen Napkins: Cort Party Rentals

Officiant: Seattle Wedding Ceremony, Dayna

Flowers: Sister of the Bride

Planning and Coordination: Bride and Mother of the Bride

Wooden Candle Holders: Father of the Bride

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Alissa and Dan – Green Gates at Flowing Lake

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake

Dan and Alissa were married on a warm September day at Green Gates at Flowing Lake in Snohomish. So many sweet touches at this wedding (which Adina Preston captured beautifully!), but one of my favorite parts was their inclusion of a  “family table” instead of the traditional sweetheart table, to be able to include a daughter. So sweet! Also, fun to note, this wedding was pretty much entirely gluten free besides the rolls. Even the wedding cake! Also, don’t you just love the color theme? The muted grays and blues are so gorgeous.

Alissa and Dan’s Menu Choices:

Tray Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates
dates stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in bacon, baked and drizzled with a balsamic reduction
Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Mini Skewers
fresh cubed watermelon layered with feta cheese and mint leaves on a bamboo skewer, and drizzled with balsamic reduction

Dinner Buffet

Chicken Marsala
fresh grilled chicken breast marinated in Marsala wine and served with a sautéed mushroom sauce
Fennel Crusted Beef Tender
fennel seed crusted beef tender, grilled and roasted, then topped with a caramelized D’anjou pear demi-glace
Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips
russet potatoes and parsnips mashed with butter, cream, roasted garlic, and salt and white pepper
Summer Seasonal Grilled Vegetables
assortment of fresh seasonal summer vegetables roasted with olive oil and herbs, cooled, then served on a cedar plank
Summer Blackberry Arugula Salad
fresh arugula with fresh blackberries, goat cheese, and toasted almonds, tossed with a light blackberry vinaigrette
Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rolls
served with butter

 

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | LoveBug Weddings and Events | Sweet Buffet Lady

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

 

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | LoveBug Weddings and Events

Adina Preston Photography | LoveBug Weddings and Events

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | LoveBug Weddings and Events

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | LoveBug Weddings and Events | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake

Adina Preston Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | LoveBug Weddings and Events | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering

 

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | LoveBug Weddings and Events | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | LoveBug Weddings and Events | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | LoveBug Weddings and Events | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | LoveBug Weddings and Events | Twelve Baskets Catering

 

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | LoveBug Weddings and Events | Riley Cakes

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Riley Cakes

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Flowers by Tiffany | Sweet Buffet Lady | Riley Cakes

Adina Preston Photography

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | British Motor Coach

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | British Motor Coach

Photographer: Adina Preston Photography

Venue:  Green Gates of Flowing Lake

Planner/Coordinator: Rachel with  Love Bug Weddings & Events

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Floral Decor: Flowers by Tiffany

Wedding Cake: Rylie Cakes

Rentals (linens and such): Sweet Buffet Lady

Getaway Car: British Motor Coach

Experience Corporate Woodinville 2018

Columbia Winery | The Fix Photo Group

We had the honor of participating in the 1st Annual Experience Corporate Woodinville tour this past May and had so much fun meeting all kinds of event planners and working with an incredible team of pros. Most people think of weddings when they think of Woodinville venues, but many of these beautiful spaces also host great events for corporate or social gatherings and meetings! The day of the tour was perfect… nice and sunny, not too hot, blue skies and sunglasses all around. All the guests were saying how much they enjoyed viewing the venues, drinking wine, and eating all the tasty food at each location. One of the coolest parts of the event was that they asked guests to bring items to donate to local school programs who would give the items to those less fortunate in our communities. It was a huge success! We hope that we will have the opportunity to be a part of your next special event in Woodinville, so give us a call today!

Scroll to the bottom to see a list of the fabulous vendors who participated in the set up of this gorgeous event!

Here is our menu from the Tour:

Hors d’Oeuvres Selections:

Northwest Wild Salmon Cakes
fresh wild June berry smoked salmon cakes served crisp, topped with sumac aioli on a Tasting Wall
Tomato Basil Bisque Shooters with Mini Stecca Grilled Cheese
a blended soup of fresh Roma tomatoes sautéed with garlic and sherry, finished with basil and cream
topped with a grilled Macrina Bakery stecca bread and Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese sandwich
served in a square shot glass

Beverages:

Infused Water Stations
served with seasonal accoutrements
Vanilla Mint Lemonade

 

Photos from The Fix Photo Group

The Fix Photo Group

Fena Flowers | Columbia Winery | The Fix Photo Group

Columbia Winery | Pink Blossom Events | Grand Event Rentals | The Fix Photo Group

Fena Flowers | Pink Blossom Events | Grand Event Rentals | The Fix Photo Group

Fena Flowers | Pink Blossom Events | Grand Event Rentals | Columbia Winery | The Fix Photo Group

Happy Hour Bar Rentals | Columbia Winery | The Fix Photo Group

Fena Flowers | Pink Blossom Events | Grand Event Rentals | The Fix Photo Group

Fena Flowers | The Fix Photo Group

Fena Flowers | Pink Blossom Events | Grand Event Rentals | The Fix Photo Group

Grand Event Rentals | Columbia Winery | The Fix Photo Group

Infused Water Station | Twelve Baskets Catering | The Fix Photo Group

Twelve Baskets Catering | The Fix Photo Group

Twelve Baskets Catering | The Fix Photo Group

Tasting Station | Twelve Baskets Catering | The Fix Photo Group

Grilled Cheese and Soup Shooters | Twelve Baskets Catering | The Fix Photo Group

Salmon Cakes on Tasting Wall | Twelve Baskets Catering | The Fix Photo Group

The Fix Photo Group

Grilled Cheese and Soup Shooters | Twelve Baskets Catering | The Fix Photo Group

Twelve Baskets Catering Team | The Fix Photo Group

Columbia Winery | The Fix Photo Group

Grand Event Rentals | Happy Hour Bar Rentals | Columbia Winery | The Fix Photo Group

Vanilla Mint Lemonade | Twelve Baskets Catering | The Fix Photo Group

Seattle Farm Tables | Pink Blossom Events | Grand Event Rentals | Fena Flowers | The Fix Photo Group

Seattle Farm Tables | Pink Blossom Events | Grand Event Rentals | Fena Flowers | The Fix Photo Group

Barrel Room at Columbia Winery | The Fix Photo Group

Fena Flowers | The Fix Photo Group

Nutty Squirrel Gelato | The Fix Photo GroupMelon and Basil | Twelve Baskets Catering | The Fix Photo Group

West Coast Entertainment | The Fix Photo Group

Venue and Wine: Columbia Winery

Planning and Design: Pink Blossom Events

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Florist: Fena Flowers

Rentals: Grand Event Rentals

Tasting Wall for our Salmon Cakes: Cort Party Rentals

Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables

Photography: The Fix Photo Group

DJ and Lighting: Bugsie Productions

Gelato: Nutty Squirrel

Casino Tables and VR Station: West Coast Entertainment

Mobile Bar: Happy Hour Designer Bar Rentals

 

 

 

 

Twelve Baskets added to Local Wedding Resource Guide

Twelve Baskets Catering was interviewed a couple years ago in the Pacific Northwest podcast, From Ring to Veil, a wedding planning resource. Since then, we have been added to their recent Resource Guide in the catering category! If you are interested in seeing a list of great event professionals and venues in our area, as well as an awesome guide to planning your wedding including Checklists and Timelines, you should check out this book! It’s reasonable priced on Amazon in paperback and Kindle version, and the proceeds go towards helping keep this super helpful podcast running!

Check it out!

From Ring to Veil Resource Guide

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Experience Corporate Woodinville May 8th

Experience Corporate Woodinville

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Catering at Columbia Winery

Columbia Winery

We’ve had the honor of being added to Columbia Winery‘s exclusive list and we cannot wait to begin catering events there! This winery has been around since 1962 and has been hosting weddings and events for years. They have recently renovated their beautiful facilities and it is a wonderful location for weddings, galas, parties, and corporate gatherings.

Working at Columbia Winery means that we will be providing the award winning food and service you’ve grown to expect and we have the opportunity to cook all of our food on site in their amazing kitchen! We can serve Columbia’s delicious wine and bring in any other additional beverages you may desire.

Here are some photos from a recent multi-course private tasting we did for a small team. The beautiful flowers were provided by Fena Flowers, one of our favorite Kirkland businesses to work with. The luxurious blue linens and silver glass chargers are from Cort Party Rentals, our preferred rental company. Please let us know if we can put something together for you at Columbia Winery! We can provide reception style food stations, plated dinners, lunch buffets, passed hors d’oeuvres, or family style meals and coordinate all your rental needs as well.

Come see us May 8th at the first annual Experience Corporate Woodinville tour – we will be at Columbia Winery with some other fabulous event professionals.

Twelve Baskets Catering Table Setting

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Twelve Baskets Catering | Fena Flowers

Twelve Baskets Catering | Columbia Winery

Twelve Baskets Catering | Columbia Winery

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Twelve Baskets Catering Twelve Baskets Catering | Cort Party Rentals

Twelve Baskets Catering Spinach Salad

 

Twelve Baskets Catering PNW Buffet

Twelve Baskets Catering Plated Dinner

Twelve Baskets Catering | Fena Flowers

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Miller Hull 40th Anniversary and MarketFront Celebration

 

© Joshua Lewis Photography

The city of Seattle has many famous tourist attractions, but the Public Market at Pike Place has always held a special place in the hearts of visitors far and as near as the city center itself! The Miller Hull Partnership has just extended the visitor capacity and ability for more artisans and vendors to take part in the market with the new MarketFront at Pike Place! This fabulous modern space has indoor and outdoor areas with gorgeous panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains; a perfect blend of city, culture, and nature. We were so pleased to be a part of Miller Hull’s 40th Anniversary party, being in good company just having celebrated 40 years ourselves, where they celebrated their history and hard work in the beautiful setting they created. We are hoping to be able to cater many more parties in this lovely venue!

We provided a fun multi-station event with market fresh foods and local wine and beer (the beer actually came from 2 floors below, Old Stove Brewing), to really bring in that farmers market feel; incorporating fresh blooms and herbs from vendors a few steps away in Pike Place.

Thanks to Miller Hull for sharing photos with us from this fun gathering and Cheers to 40!

Photography by Joshua Lewis

Custom Celebration Menu:

Tray Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Chicken Fried Steak Bites
with sausage gravy served on a wooden boat with bamboo skewer
Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates
dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon, baked and drizzled with a balsamic reduction
Brie and Poached Pear Cups
d’Anjou pears poached in mulling spices over a slice of Brie in a filo shell topped with a caramelized walnut and a lavender-infused honey drizzle
Black Bean Fritter
with Roasted Jalapeno Aioli
Mini Beet Bite
shredded beets, fried and served warm with a vegan garlic lemon avocado aioli

Custom Buffet Menu

Thai Peanut Chicken Satay
fresh chicken breast with our signature Thai peanut sauce on bamboo skewers
Tuscan Chicken Meatball
in-house ground and spiced chicken breast meatball, seared and served with red chili sauce on a mini wooden boat with bamboo skewer
Smoked Salmon Latke
crispy house made dill potato cake topped with smoked salmon, caper cream cheese and fresh dill
Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushroom
baked cremini mushrooms stuffed with sun-dried tomato pesto and creamy goat cheese
Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes
garlic roasted baby red potato halves chilled and stuffed with sour cream, dill, Boursin cheese, and chives
Trio of Spreads
Olive Tapenade(V)
black and green olives with capers, lemon juice and olive oil
White Bean Bruschetta(V)
Cannellini beans, garlic and spices pureed with olive oil
Roma Tomato Bruschetta(Veg)
Roma tomatoes marinated in a variety of savory spices with onions and fresh herbs
all served with sliced baguettes and rosemary crackers (and gluten free crackers upon request)
Signature Cheese Board
assorted domestic and imported hard and soft cheeses
served with sliced baguettes, house made crackers, and GF crackers

Dessert

Trio of Bites
Brownie Bites
dense fudge brownie with chocolate chunks
Meyer Lemon Bites
tart lemon curd baked atop a buttery crust dusted with powdered sugar
Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites
chewy blondie bites featuring chocolate chips, Madagascar vanilla and walnuts pieces

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Iced Water
served with sliced lemons
Infused Water
served with seasonal accoutrements
Lavender Lemonade

Bar

Northwest Wine Package
Twelve Baskets Signature Wine in Partnership with Northwest Cellars

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

© Joshua Lewis Photography

Venue: MarketPlace at Pike Place

Client: Miller Hull Partnership

Photography: Joshua Lewis Photography

Beer: Old Stove Brewing Company

Photo Booth: The Snap Bar

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Rentals: Cort Party Rental

 

 

 

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New Holiday Fall and Winter Menu

Our new 2017 Holiday Fall and Winter menus are available now! There are some exciting new additions and classic favorites. Give us a call today at 425.576.1000 or email info@twelvebasketscatering.com to speak with one of our Event Specialists to plan your upcoming Holiday Party!

Thanks to these fabulous photographers for capturing some special moments and sharing them with us!

Carina Skrobecki Photography 

Melissa J Soule Photography

Joanna Monger Photography

The Day I Do Photography

Blue Rose Pictures

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Environmentally Friendly Catering

We love sourcing products and foods that support a sustainable future. Over the last couple years we have been working on getting rid of disposable plastic in our company as much as we can. We’ve been pleased to find amazing quality eco products that are not only good for the earth, but easy on the eyes too! Since last year we have been sending wood/fallen leaf and sugarcane products for our drop off catering, and it’s great to hear from the companies we source our products from that they are choosing to do good work! We love not needing to sacrifice style for sustainability! Let us know if we can provide some lovely platters for a gathering soon.

Here are some photos from some of our recent compostable drop off events (if it looks like plastic, it is not!) :

Cheese Display - Twelve Baskets Catering Sandwich Makings - Twelve Baskets CateringLunch buffet in high rise - Twelve Baskets Catering

 

Here is some news we’ve received from the company PacknWood about their impact on reducing carbon emissions. We order a variety of products from them and have always been impressed with their merchandise. Click the icon below for more information.

CO2 Neutral Company

PacknWood is proud to be a CO2 Neutral Company
Working in collaboration with CO2logic, we estimated the carbon emissions generated by our bio-based products and developed a carbon calculator to assess our product-related emissions. This calculation includes all relevant contributors of a package’s carbon footprint such as raw materials, energy use (for manufacturing and storage) and logistics. End of life emissions have been excluded as no reliable data is available for the customer disposal, after the products have been delivered to our clients. However, we want to stress the importance of not sending compostable products to landfills to minimize the environmental impact.Amongst our bio-based products, palm leaf products emit the lowest emission, while sugarcane products emit the highest (but are still much better for the environment than plastic alternatives). Taking direct responsibility for our emissions is our commitment as a sustainable packaging innovator. This is why all our sustainable and innovative packaging solutions sold in North America are certified CO2 Neutral in compliance with the PAS 2060 standard.

We offset all unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions by supporting a climate project in Uganda. Thanks to PacknWood’s annual contribution and active participation of local communities, we preserve about 5,000 trees. This investment also supports the local infrastructure, avoids toxic fumes and offsets more than 1,000 metric tons of CO2.

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Every customer who uses our certified CO2 Neutral packaging solutions is making an active contribution to protecting the climate. At the same time, the use of CO2 neutral packaging can have a positive effect on your company or event’s own carbon footprint.

 

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