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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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Caterers uniting for a Cause

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PUGET SOUND CATERING NETWORK JOINS FORCES TO HELP FEED SEATTLE’S HUNGRY

16 PUGET SOUND CATERERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN A “CATERROUND FOOD DRIVE” THIS AUGUST

 

(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!

 

BALLARD
Cameron Catering University District Food Bank

CENTRAL AREA

Ravishing Radish Catering Pike Market Food Bank

EDMONDS

Shooby Doo Catering Edmonds Food Bank

GEORGETOWN/COLUMBIA CITY

Gourmondo Catering & Café Company Food Lifeline

KIRKLAND
Twelve Baskets Catering  Hopelink Redmond

MAGNOLIA
Kaspars Catering and Special EventsInterbay Tent City
Terentinocatering.com Queen Anne Food Bank

PUYALLUP

Toscanos Italian Grill Edgewood Foodbank

QUEEN ANNE
Madres Kitchen Union Gospel Mission

REDMOND
Green Apple Events and Catering Hopelink Redmond

SODO 
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

WEST SEATTLE

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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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

Shane Welch Photography

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Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

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

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

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Winter Menus and Holiday Packages

Holiday Table

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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