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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

Twelve Baskets Catering

Twelve Baskets Catering Twelve Baskets Catering | Cort Party Rentals

Twelve Baskets Catering Spinach Salad


Twelve Baskets Catering PNW Buffet

Twelve Baskets Catering Plated Dinner

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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


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


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 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.

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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Caterers uniting for a Cause

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(Seattle, WA) During the month of August, 16 regional caterers will help give back to their neighborhood food banks of choice via the collection of non-perishable items for #Cater4Cans.  Food will be donated by staff members, their vendors, and neighbors, who can drop off contributions to the participating businesses.  Each Friday, the caterers will record the number of items they’ve collected along with the respective weight. Final weigh-in will be Thursday, August 31.  Shortly thereafter, distribution will be made to food banks across the city. 


The collection idea was hatched last summer, when catering company, DSquared, hosted an internal employee food drive and were able to collect about 500 items of food that was donated to Seattle’s YouthCare.  The contribution provided a big win for both DSquared’s 150 employees and the organization.  

In 2017, company owners, David Haggerty, Meg Haggerty, and David Meckstroth, decided to engage the entire Puget Sound catering community to see if they could make an even bigger impact.  They reached out to their colleagues, via their industry group called CaterRound, and within a few days, 15 caterers jumped at the chance to join them.  The catering companies are located across the region: from Georgetown to the south and north to Edmonds, Kirkland and Redmond on the Eastside, and even Puyallup. Nancy Donier, of Kaspars Catering and Special Events in Magnolia is an enthusiastic participant: “Giving back always sounds good to us and to do it with our peers…so much better.”  Shelby Sewell of Foodz Catering in the SODO neighborhood says: “Our company is excited to participate. Cater4Cans will be great for team building while also helping our immediate community.”

“We really don’t know what to expect in terms of how much food we can collect in August,” says David Haggerty. “But we do know that giving is contagious and that the employees from all of these companies are really excited to take part in this friendly competition and most worthwhile endeavor. We hope that residents in these neighborhoods will help pitch in and drop off a can, or 4, to boost the impact that we can make.”


PARTICIPATING CATERERS AND FOOD BANKS: Please drop off non-perishables to these local businesses and they will deliver to the corresponding food banks!


Cameron Catering University District Food Bank


Ravishing Radish Catering Pike Market Food Bank


Shooby Doo Catering Edmonds Food Bank


Gourmondo Catering & Café Company Food Lifeline

Twelve Baskets Catering  Hopelink Redmond

Kaspars Catering and Special EventsInterbay Tent City Queen Anne Food Bank


Toscanos Italian Grill Edgewood Foodbank

Madres Kitchen Union Gospel Mission

Green Apple Events and Catering Hopelink Redmond

DSquared CompanyWhite Center Food Bank

Foodz Catering Ballard Food Bank

Herban Feast Catering Vashon Maury Community Food Bank

On Safari Foods West Seattle Food Bank


Duos CateringHighline Area Food Bank

Nolas Events West Seattle Food Bank

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Open House Tasting at Within Sodo 7.11.17

Colleen Carroll Photography

Come join us for a fun night of food, drinks, and festivities with some of the best event professionals in the area! We are so pleased to be a part of this evening that Sarah with Eventful Moments has put together at Within Sodo. Click on this link to register your party! Please invite anyone you know who is in the market for catering for their wedding or special event!

Click here to RSVP!


Here is a list of the fabulous vendors who are a part of this special event!

Venue and Bar: WithinSodo

Planner: EVENTful Moments

Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering

Photographer: Melissa J Soule Photography

Florist: En Fleur Event Design

DJ: Otto-Matic Mobile Music

Rentals: Pedersen’s Event Rentals

Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Chalk Art: Chalk Boss

Cake: The Cakewalk Shop

Hair and Makeup: Yessie Libby Makeup and Styling


Here are a few photos from some of the many fun events we have worked at Within Sodo!

Colleen Carroll Photography

Colleen Carroll Photography

Aya Sato Photography

Aya Sato Photography

Aya Sato Photography

Aya Sato Photography

Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Mike Fiechtner Photography

Mike Fiechtner Photography

Mike Fiechtner Photography

Bat Mitzvah Photo by Twelve Baskets Catering

Bat Mitzvah by Twelve Baskets Catering

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Napkin Folds for Special Events and Weddings

David Lai Photography

David Lai Photography

Looking for an interesting and creative way to make your table look extra special? Here are some various folds we have done for clients as well as a few unique new styles we have seen recently!

Vintage Plates with “Waterfall Fold” linen napkins

Sasha Reiko Photography  Green Ginger Photography

Sasha Reiko Photography                                                              Green Ginger Photography

Flatware tucked into a “Pocket Fold” linen napkin

Alyssa Wilcox Photography  Aya Sato Photography

Alyssa Wilcox Photography                                                   Aya Sato Photography

Printed menu on top of a “Rectangle Fold” linen napkin

Twelve Baskets Catering

Twelve Baskets Catering Photograph

Use of greenery or leaves on simple “Rectangle” or “Pocket Fold” linen napkins

Amanda K Photography  Mike Fiechtner Photography

Amanda K Photography                                                  Mike Fiechtner Photography

The classic “Triangle Fold” on charger or straight on the table

Amanda Lloyd Photography  Angela and Evan Photography

Amanda Lloyd Photography                                                 Angela and Evan Photography

DIY (by the bride’s father!) Copper Napkin Rings on beautiful blue linen napkins!

Erin and Ray Photography

Erin and Ray Photography

Calligraphy name tags wrapped around a “Pointed Rectangle Fold” linen napkin

Mariah Gentry Photography

Mariah Gentry Photography

Here are a few looks that we hope to fold for your next event!

“Knotted” napkin fold

Delbarr Moradi via Pinterest

“Pocket Cone Fold” linen napkin with tucked herbs

The Cone Fabric Napkin Fold

via DIY Network

“Envelope Fold” with linen napkin

Envelope Napkin Fold via Martha Stewart

via Martha Stewart

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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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