Our new 2017 Holiday Fall and Winter menus are available now! There are some exciting new additions and classic favorites. Continue reading "New Holiday Fall and Winter Menu"
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!) :
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.
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 Events- Interbay 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 Company- White 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 Catering – Highline Area Food Bank Nolas Events – West Seattle Food Bank
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! 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!
Bat Mitzvah Photo by Twelve Baskets Catering
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
Flatware tucked into a "Pocket Fold" linen napkin
Alyssa Wilcox Photography Aya Sato Photography
Printed menu on top of a "Rectangle Fold" linen napkin
Twelve Baskets Catering Photograph
Use of greenery or leaves on simple "Rectangle" or "Pocket Fold" linen napkins
Amanda K Photography Mike Fiechtner Photography
The classic "Triangle Fold" on charger or straight on the table
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
Calligraphy name tags wrapped around a "Pointed Rectangle Fold" linen napkin
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
via DIY Network
"Envelope Fold" with linen napkin
via Martha Stewart
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 Menubeautiful photos by Erin Schedler Photography
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 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
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 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
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. 🙂
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