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Cinco de Mayo Catering

Flags - Erin Schedler Photography

May 5th, the observation day of Mexico’s unlikely victory over France in 1862, is just around the corner – Celebrate Mexico’s rich food culture with some delicious Mexican inspired menu items for your Cinco de Mayo party!

Click here for our Cinco de Mayo Menu

 

beautiful photos by Erin Schedler Photography

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Tiffany and Jeremy Robinswood House Wedding

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

Tiffany and Jeremy’s ceremony and reception at Robinswood House in Bellevue was a lovely coral, gold, and gray color theme with rustic modern accents and little succulent favors that tied into the floral design of the arrangements and bouquets. From the sweet little flower girls in white dresses and the bride and groom’s modern style to the glow stick dance party and late night snack sliders, this celebration was a perfect blend of the couple’s elegant yet fun-loving style. Besides having some great kid-friendly activities and books, the bride and groom also had some of their favorite yard games available post-ceremony for guests to enjoy the early summer weather, and by the end of the night you could tell that everyone was having the best time thanks to the thoughtful planning that went into this soiree! Thanks to Alyssa Wilcox Photography for the beautiful images!

Stationary Hors D’oeuvres
Signature Cheese Display
assorted domestic and imported hard and soft cheeses, tiered on slate tiles
served with sliced baguettes and gourmet and GF crackers

Tray-Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Northwest Wild Salmon Cakes
fresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon,
served crisp, topped with lemon dill aioli

Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates
oven-roasted bite-sized dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and drizzled with a maple balsamic reduction

Custom Buffet Menu
Peppercorn Beef Tender
peppercorn crusted and served with a juniper Demi-glace

Northwest Herb Crusted Chicken
crusted with herbs, pan-seared and served with a Northwest demi

Taro Cake With Wild Mushrooms
crispy taro cake topped with oven roasted asparagus and wild mushrooms, nestled on a bed of sautéed spinach

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

Brown Butter Broccolini
steamed and tossed with brown butter

Spring Wild Baby Greens & Strawberry Salad
wild baby greens, fresh strawberries, Feta & walnuts tossed in a Champagne viniagrette

Fresh Baked Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rolls
served with butter

Late-Night Snack
All American Mini Burgers
served with cheese, lettuce, tomato & ketchup sweet pickle aioli

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

Venue: Robinswood House

Photographer: Alyssa Wilcox Photography

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Florist and Coordinator: Love Blooms Event Design

Desserts and Cake: Dianne’s Delights

Coral Linen Napkins and “Urban Gold” Flatware: Cort Party Rentals

DJ and Photo Booth: David Leu

Party Bus: A&A Limos

 

 

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Grace and Tai Jardin Del Sol Wedding

© Shane Welch Photography

Grace and Tai tied the knot at Jardin Del Sol in Snohomish on a lovely Saturday in August. Katie Slayton from Sprinkled in Seattle helped plan and coordinate this beautiful celebration and we just love the way it turned out! Twelve Baskets provided hors d’oeuvres and a family-style dinner al fresco. Shane Welch did an amazing job on the photos; they are absolutely stunning! The couple chose a PNW color theme of blues, greens, white and taupe with rustic elegant decor and light airy florals.

Tray-Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms
Andouille sausage, garlic and Parmesan
Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Skewers
fresh cubed watermelon layered with Feta cheese and mint leaves
Crab Cakes
crisp sweet crab cakes, golden brown & topped with a fire-roasted poblano creme fraiche

Stationary Hors D’oeuvres

Cedar Plank Brie
double cream Brie grilled on a cedar plank, topped with our raspberry chipotle glaze, served with house made herb crackers and sliced fresh baguette

Custom Family Style Menu

Roasted Garlic Wild Salmon
wild salmon basted with slow-roasted garlic, fresh thyme, flash seared and served with a meyer lemon beurre blanc
Peppercorn Beef Tender
peppercorn crusted and served with a juniper Demi glaze
Stuffed Sun-dried Tomato Bell Pepper
stuffed with a creamy sun-dried tomato risotto
Mashed Cauliflower and Potato Puree
Seasonal Grilled Vegetables Garden Salad
fresh mixed greens with English cucumbers, grape tomatoes and assorted dressings on the side
Fresh Baked Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rolls
served with butter

Shane Welch Photography

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Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Photographer: Shane Welch Photography

Venue: Jardin Del Sol

Planner: Sprinkled in Seattle

Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering

DJ: Bugsie Productions

Florist: Studio 3 Floral Design

Linen Rentals: Grand Event Rentals

Tableware Rentals: Twelve Baskets Catering

 

 

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Weddings in Woodinville 2017

We are so excited about being a part of Weddings in Woodinville again this year. We will be stationed at Woodhouse Wine Estates with a great team of incredible wedding professionals. Come sample our food and chat with us about your special day – We hope to see you there! Give us a call or email us at info(at)twelvebasketscatering(dot)com for special show pricing. :)

Weddings in Woodinville 2017

Comments   |   Corporate Events, Holiday, Weddings

Winter Menus and Holiday Packages

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The holidays are just around the corner. Book your event now and you won’t have to worry about that aspect of your to-do list for the rest of the season! Take advantage of some of our delicious new menu items and old Twelve Baskets classics like our German and Scandinavian cookies and candies made from recipes passed down from our owners’ grandmothers. There is still a lot to choose from and your guests will be so impressed! Take a peek at our new menus and packages available and give us a call today to plan your social or company get-together!

Holiday Packages

Winter Dessert Menu

Winter Dessert Packages

 

Holiday Beverages

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Amy and Joe’s Fall Wedding at DeLille Cellars

Photography by Betty Elaine

Joe and Amy’s crisp October wedding last year was just perfectly planned and designed with gorgeous autumn colors and decor. From the wine colored bridesmaid dresses, to the cafe au lait dahlias and orange pumpkins, the color theme was exactly fitting! DeLille Cellars, while often seen as a summer venue, was just right for this fall soiree! Betty Elaine captured everything so elegantly and you can just feel the love between these two. :)

Tray-Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Caprese Skewer Shooter
fresh mozzarella, basil, and grape tomatoes skewered on a vial of balsamic vinaigrette
Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates
oven-roasted bite-sized dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and drizzled with a maple balsamic reduction
Mini Grilled Cheese Wedges
grilled Tillamook cheddar cheese sandwich triangle

Custom Family-Style Menu

Northwest Herb Crusted Chicken
locally sourced chicken crusted with herbs, pan-seared and served with a Northwest demi
Mustard Seed Crusted Pork Loin
served on a bed of grilled Radicchio, Canelinni bean and pancetta batons
Cavitappi Primavera
with seasonal vegetables in a roasted garlic buerre blanc
Roasted New Potatoes 
baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil
Seasonal Grilled Vegetables 

Mixed Field Greens
fresh mixed greens served with candied pecans, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigrette
Fresh Baked Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rolls served with butter

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

Venue: Delille Cellars

Photographer: Betty Elaine

Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables

Catering and Tableware: Twelve Baskets Catering

Linens: Cort Party Rentals

Florist: Verbena Floral 

Hair and Makeup: Posh Styling

Invitations and Menus: Designed by the bride through Minted.

Bride’s Gown: La Belle Elaine’s Bridal Shop

DJ: Sounds Unlimited

Wedding Cake: Macrina Bakery

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Allison and David – Trinity Tree Farm Wedding

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering

Allison and David had a gorgeous day for their wedding at Trinity Tree Farm. And the couple put together some beautiful decor elements that made such a huge impact on the atmosphere of the celebration, including the florals and centerpieces! The bride also made 1000 tiny folded paper cranes as one of the sweet traditions they included in their wedding day. Check out these beautiful photos from the talented Vail Studio!

Menu:

Stationary Hors d’Oeuvres:

Mini Fresh Fruit Kabobs
bites of cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries and grapes
Meatballs
served with teriyaki sauce
Stuffed Mushrooms
sun-dried tomato pesto with creamed goat cheese

Dinner:

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

Grilled Flank Steak 
fresh steaks marinated in red wine, garlic and spices, then seared over an open flame and served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce

Stuffed Wild Rice and Vegetable Bell Pepper 
stuffed with wild & brown rice, diced seasonal vegetables, and a creamy coconut sauce

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
roasted with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs

Brown Butter Broccolini
steamed and tossed with brown butter

Huckleberry Mixed Field Greens
fresh mixed field greens with huckleberries, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts tossed with a light huckleberry vinaigrette

Fresh Baked Assorted Rolls
served with butter

Dessert Buffet

Oreo Dream Triangles
six layers of white and dark chocolate, loaded with Oreo cookie pieces
Brownie Bites
a blend of bittersweet chocolate chunks, chips and Hershey’s kisses
Meyer Lemon Bites
with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crust
Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites
chewy, buttery sea salt blondie bites featuring butterscotch and chocolate chips, walnuts piece and shredded coconut
Mini Chocolate Mousse Shooters
silky chocolate mousse with a dollop of whipped cream, served in square shot glasses with demitasse spoons
French Salted Caramel Macarons
moist, wheat-free, melt in your mouth almond cookie with salted caramel filling
Honey Lavender French Macarons
moist, wheat-free, melt in your mouth lavender almond cookie with honey filling

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering

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Photographer: Vail Studio

Venue: Trinity Tree Farm

Catering and Tableware: Twelve Baskets Catering

Flowers: DIY

Cinematography: Medici Studios Look at the beautiful video from their wedding here

Makeup and Hair: Tanya Hair and Makeup

Linens and Cupcake Stand: Cort Party Rentals

 

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Expertise.com names Twelve Baskets top Caterer

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Expertise.com looked at 283 caterers in the area and named us one of the top 20 caterers in Seattle! The award was based on:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers as a signal of outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, industry accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing customers a seamless experience both online and off.

  • 6. Engagement

    Actively engaged with their customers across a number of platforms.

 

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Alicia and Eric’s Snohomish Farmer’s Market themed Wedding

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Eric and Alicia were married at Snohomish’s lovely Dairyland venue. It was a crisp Saturday in April and the weather held up beautifully! Blue skies and sunshine shone down on this sweet couple’s special day. Another sweet unexpected detail – the groom surprised the bride with the super cool Shutter Bus Photo Booth after the ceremony! We were able to supply some beautiful displays to make their market theme really stand out and Dairyland’s gorgeous interior and exterior was the perfect backdrop for the day!

Stationary Market Display:

Fresh Vegetable Display
medley of crisp, fresh vegetables colorfully displayed in glass vases
served with our signature creamy Parmesan dip
Signature Cheese Board
assorted domestic and imported hard and soft cheeses
served with sliced baguettes and gourmet and GF crackers
Fresh Artisan Bread Display

Tray Passed Hors d’Oeuvres:

Beef Bourguignon Purses
Athens phyllo shells filled with local Blue Mesa Ranch beef, caramelized onions, mushrooms, red wine and Gorgonzola cheese
Twice Baked Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes

Dinner Buffet:

Peppercorn Beef Tender
peppercorn crusted and served with a juniper Demi glace
Northwest Herb Crusted Chicken
crusted with herbs, pan-seared and served with a Northwest demi
Roasted New Potatoes
baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil
Brown Butter Broccolini
steamed and tossed with brown butter
Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce, freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, fresh-baked croutons, and our house-made Caesar dressing
Fresh Macrina Bakery Breads with butter

Desserts:

Mini Cupcakes
miniature chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcakes topped with swirled icing and color coordinated accents

Beverages:

Seasonally Infused Water, Strawberry Lemonade, Fresh Brewed Iced Tea, and Coffee Service

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Vendors:

Venue: Dairyland

Photographer: Jon Kaplan

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Officiant: Annemarie Juhlian

Farm Tables and Benches: Dairyland

Day-Of Coordinator/DJ: PJ Parsons

Flowers and Decor: this was a DIY project

Cupcakes: Twelve Baskets Catering

Candy Buffet: Sweet Buffet Lady

Photo Booth: Shutter Bus Co.

Linen Napkins: Cort Party Rentals

Vintage Plates, Glassware, and Flatware: Twelve Baskets Catering

 

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Best Workplace for Waste Prevention – 6 time award winner!

From the King County Newsroom:

King County’s Best Work Places for Waste Prevention and Recycling 2016 Award

“Commitment to innovation, cutting waste and saving resources are common traits among a diverse group of 112 businesses – along with their inclusion to the King County Solid Waste Division’s 10th-annual “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling” list.

“King County businesses are doing a lot to lessen the impacts of climate change by reducing waste,” said King County Solid Waste Division Program Manager Karen May. “We want to ensure businesses get the recognition they deserve for their efforts and inspire others to take action too.”

Companies that have made the list five years in a row are recognized with an Honor Roll designation. This year, 24 businesses joined the “Best Workplaces” list for the first time, and 54 businesses received the Honor Roll designation.

The organizations on the 2016 Best Workplaces for recycling list implemented innovative ways to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Last year, businesses and institutions in King County sent more than 276,000 tons of recyclable materials to the landfill.

All businesses operating in King County outside of the City of Seattle are eligible for the list. To qualify, businesses must meet five basic criteria, as well as 10 additional waste reduction and recycling criteria. To learn more, visit www.kingcounty.gov/recyclemore.

To learn more about the program, contact Karen May at 206-477-528 or karen.may@kingcounty.gov.”

Twelve Baskets Catering, based out of Kirkland, remains on the list of Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year. As one of the first earth-friendly restaurants and catering services in Puget Sound, they are proud to say that they have been recycling since 1978, even before curbside collection was available. Twelve Baskets Catering infuses reuse, reduction, and recycling throughout their business model. Food scraps go into compost totes for bi-weekly pickup, and the business also donates safe leftover food to the Union Gospel Mission every week.

The business’ waste prevention and recycling practices have definitely led to savings and reduced costs. They have been printing on paper less and less each year, and in addition to saving money on paper and printer ink, they have also been able to get payments more quickly from clients because they use a digital online signature company. It is easier for clients to digitally sign the contracts and everyone now has access to the contract digitally. They have also saved money by switching to longer lasting light bulbs.

Advice to others: “In the food industry there can be the potential for a lot of waste. Nowadays there are so many options for biodegradable and even edible food service products, but they can be even cheaper than their non-compostable counterparts! We have found our clients to be not only receptive to these items, but also pleased to be a part of the green scene at their events. We also provide appropriate compost or recycle bins at our events for the guests to use. We can be creative with our menu and service options and help our clients choose packages and service ware that is good for the Earth.”

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