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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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Weddings in Woodinville – Award Winner!

We were thrilled to hear that Weddings in Woodinville has received the award from Seattle Bride Magazine as the Best Wedding Show for 2016! We had such a wonderful time being a part of this awesome production. So many amazing wedding professionals in one place! We are so excited to be a part of the next one and hope you’re able to come to the tour in 2017!

We worked with some incredible event pros at The Woodhouse Wine Estates to create a PNW Chalet themed winter wonderland. Katie Slayton of Sprinkled in Seattle came up with the luxurious theme, and she along with some fabulous help, worked hard to put together this beautiful event!

Photography: David Cho

Floral Design: Studio 3

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Rentals: Pedersen’s  and Grand Event Rentals

Specialty Rentals: Make a Scene

Calligraphy and Signs: Krisanna Elizabeth

DJ: Magnolia Rhapsody

Makeup and Hair: Anne Timss

Cake: Baked.

Valet and Transportation: Butler Valet

Photo Booth: Fun Frames

Reception Table: Seattle Farm Tables

Guest Accommodations: Redmond Hyatt House

 

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Alison and Keith’s Garden Wedding

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Keith and Alison had a beautiful, intimate, un-plugged May wedding at Robinswood House in Bellevue on a quiet Thursday evening(weekday weddings are becoming more and more popular!) and their color palette highlighted the natural beauty of the garden surrounding their ceremony and reception. After a tray-passed app and cocktail hour, the couple celebrated their wedding with a delicious dinner with friends and family and danced into the still-lit night of our late northern sunsets.  Gorgeous photos from the talented Jenny Storment

Color Palette: Silver, Dusty Blue, Lavender, Dusty Rose

Tray-Passed Hors d’Oeuvres: Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Mini Skewers and Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates

Dinner: Northwest BBQ – Maple Syrup Glazed Salmon Skewers, Rosemary Baked Chicken Breast, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Greek Greens Salad,  and Assorted Fresh Baked Macrina Rolls

Refreshments: Berry and Herb Infused Water, Lavender Lemonade, and Fresh Brewed Iced Tea

Desserts: Brownie, Meyer Lemon, and Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites

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Did you happen to notice there were NO CAMERA PHONES in the shots from the ceremony??? LOVE un-plugged weddings! See more of the story on Jenny Storment’s Blog

Venue: Robinswood House

Photographer: Jenny Storment Photography

Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering

Rentals including Vintage Plates: Twelve Baskets Catering

Day-Of Coordinator: Muse Dezign

Officiant: Rev. Ray Van Winkle

Hair and Makeup: Kat Green – MakeupLove

Wedding Gown: The Wedding Bell

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Twelve Baskets Catering featured on local Podcast

Shannon and Kim with From Ring to Veil

When Kim and Shannon from the PNW wedding podcast, Fom Ring to Veil, invited us to be on their show, I was a little nervous! I’m not the type who enjoys public speaking 😉 But since I got to be on the podcast with my dad and Twelve Baskets owner, John Bagge, it was so much fun and we’re grateful to have been a part of it! Kim and Shannon made it super easy and great – their blooming podcast is a wonderful tool and resource for anyone getting married or planning a big party.

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Our episode just aired today and you can find it on their website or subscribe on iTunes to get each new episode and never miss a tip!

You can also follow along on From Ring to Veil’s Facebook or twitter for help planning your big day!

-Jaffrey Bagge, Marketing and Social Media Manager for Twelve Baskets Catering

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Brittany and Jake Swan Trail Farms Wedding

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Jake and Brittany were married at Swans Trail Farms in Snohomish on a lovely August day surrounded by friends and family. What a sweet and genuine couple! We were honored to be a part of this special day. Beautiful photographs provided by the talented Josh Newton. Dreamy color palette of Blush, Peach and Gold.

Take a peek at this amazing video from RP Imagery showing off the beautiful day!

Wedding Menu:

Stationary Hors D’oeuvres

Crab Rangoons
Crab and lightly spiced cream cheese wrapped in a crispy wonton, served with a sweet Malaysian sauce
Roma Tomato Bruschetta
Roma tomatoes marinated in a variety of savory spices with onions and fresh herbs & feta cheese,
served with sun-dried tomato crostini

Custom Buffet Menu

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 creamy Camembert sauce.
Roasted New Potatoes
baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil
Seasonal Oven Roasted Vegetables
Garden Salad
fresh mixed greens with sliced carrots, English cucumbers, grape tomatoes and assorted dressings on the side
Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread
served with butter

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Venue: Swans Trail Farms
Photography: Josh Newton
Videography: RP Imagery
Florals: Kay from Seven Sister Designs
DJ: Radio Parties
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige
Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew
Bridal Hair: Charlotte Ware
Makeup Artist: Chelsey Matley Makeup
Rentals: AA Party Rentals

 

 

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Seasonal Holiday Menus 2015

Holiday Cheer Menu 2015

Click the link above to see our Fall and Winter packages with new delicious menu items!

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Jodi and Cameron – Green Wedding Shoes Feature

Our owners’ daughter, Jodi Bagge, was married last year at the woodsy and natural Woodland Meadow Farms wedding venue in Snohomish. After a beautiful ceremony where guests surrounded the couple in a circle, the entire wedding party loaded into a tractor drawn antique trailor and played instruments and sang songs to the bride and groom while the wedding guests drove caravan style down the country road behind them to Dairyland for the reception waving hand-made ribbon batons from their windows. The whimsical feel of the day was captured beautifully by Green Ginger Photography and we are honored to share the feature on Green Wedding Shoes wedding site here.

 

 

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Available Positions at Twelve Baskets Catering! Seattle Wedding and Event Catering

Banquet Cook (part to possibly full time and seasonal )

Twelve Baskets Catering (strictly off-premise) and Executive Chef Phil Collins are seeking to hire talented Banquet Cooks. This position will be a mix of AM and PM shifts preparing and finishing both hot and cold menu items. Candidates with experience in “from scratch cooking” who are detail oriented , reliable, fun to work with, and have a desire to work and learn from a highly trained and skilled executive chef should apply today.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years line and banquet cooking experience in a busy mid to upscale from scratch kitchen, will be culinary driven and dedicated to their craft, and will work hard with a sense of urgency while having fun in a team environment. Hotel cooking, banquet cooking and a culinary school degree are a huge plus. This is a part time position with flexible hours along with potential growth opportunities for the right candidate. Full time possibility for the right person.

Related skills needed:
Proper Kitchen procedures and organization knowledge
Work in a team atmosphere
Strong knife skills
Understanding of from scratch cooking
Can read and speak English
Entry level understanding of pastry and desserts (not mandatory)
Fish cookery knowledge +
Meat cookery knowledge +
Charcuterie
Exceptional palette
Knowledge of Gluten and Dairy Free cooking +
Curious and inspired by food and creating something special
Culinary driven and want to take our catering clients experience to the next level

Seasonal and On-Call Event Staff

We are looking for quality seasonal on call event staff for serving, bartending, and a few lead event captains to work our off premise weddings, social and corporate events. We are looking for team players that are friendly, outgoing, hard working, efficient and who really care about the guests and clients. We are a regional top ten award winning catering company located in Kirkland but we work all over the Seattle Metro area.

 

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Snohomish Wedding Tour 2015

Come see us on May 31st at the Snohomish Wedding Tour! You’ll be able to visit up to 21 event venues around the beautiful Snohomish area and talk with some amazing event vendors at each location. Tickets are just $5/person for this self-guided tour of 21 venues scattered in and around Snohomish. Check-in begins at 9:30am at Snohomish Center at 506 Fourth Street, Snohomish. At check in you will receive your map and driving directions.

The great vendors who we will be working with at Belle Chapel:

Planning: Blush Celebrations

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Beverages: Pour Girls and Some Guys

DJ: Triple J Music

Photography: Melissa Miksch

Rentals/Decor: Something Borrowed

 

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