Wedding Showcase and Tasting at Robinswood House Bellevue

Join us at Bellevue's historic Robinswood House wedding and event venue in a beautiful garden and park setting. We will be sharing some bites and treats along with some other vendors at this Venue Open House. This event is free to all. Here is a link to information on their website. Saturday, January 26th at Robinswood House in Bellevue from 10:30am til 1:30pm. Hope to see you there! Feel free to give us a call to ask any questions you might have. 425.576.1000 Twelve Baskets Catering | Julianna J Photography Continue reading "Wedding Showcase and Tasting at Robinswood House Bellevue"

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

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.

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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.
 

Caterers uniting for a Cause

Cater4Cans logo red (1) 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 CateringHighline Area Food Bank Nolas Events West Seattle Food Bank

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!

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  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!

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Ashley Mae Scott Photography

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Bat Mitzvah Photo by Twelve Baskets Catering

Bat Mitzvah by Twelve Baskets Catering

Expertise.com names Twelve Baskets top Caterer

expertise-award 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.

 

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

IMG_3466 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 Check out these gorgeous photos from Jon Kaplan Photography: IMG_3487IMG_6369 IMG_3777 IMG_3768 IMG_6461 IMG_3896   IMG_3377-2 IMG_4169 IMG_4220 IMG_7169 IMG_4298 IMG_3467 IMG_6548 IMG_4304 IMG_4306 IMG_4307 IMG_4309 IMG_4072 IMG_4049IMG_7257 IMG_7301   IMG_7251 IMG_7278IMG_4646   IMG_7254 IMG_6843 IMG_6838 IMG_6840 IMG_4033 IMG_4043 IMG_4320 IMG_6831 IMG_4348 IMG_4440IMG_6267 IMG_7307 IMG_7235 IMG_7245 IMG_7314 IMG_7374 IMG_4443 IMG_4438 IMG_7379 IMG_7382 IMG_7387 IMG_7385 IMG_6871 IMG_6873 IMG_4382 IMG_4579-2 IMG_4576 IMG_4460 IMG_7600 IMG_7592 IMG_7610 IMG_4690 IMG_7391 IMG_7395 IMG_7393 IMG_7399 IMG_7640 IMG_7864 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  

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." BWP-honor-roll-2016_190x220

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. John and Jaffrey Bagge  13_0124_twelve_baskets_EVE_00189-resize 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

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.    

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

 

Open House Tasting at Within Sodo

 

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We are so excited about our Open House coming up on Thursday, January 30th at Within Sodo. This is a great chance to come out and try a variety of our menu items, as well as get a feel for the general ambiance of Twelve Baskets Catering. We are excited to also be featuring a few of our favorite local vendors. There will be tunes and ambient lighting from Adam's DJ Service, beer and wine from BevMo, sweets and cakes from The Sweet Side, photography by Colleen Carroll, delicious coffee drinks from Espresso Elegance, creative florals from Bash & Bloom, Invitations and Stationery by Just Milled, photo booth by Emerald City Photo Booth, displays and beautiful rentable contributions from MG Davis EventsVintage AmbianceSeattle Farm Tables and AA Party Rentals. We are excited to see you at gorgeous Within Sodo!
 

Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards 2014

Seattle, WA – January 20th, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, named Twelve Baskets Catering as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014 for Catering in Seattle!

The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Twelve Baskets. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. "There's no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. "It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Twelve Baskets Catering for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry." As a Couples' Choice Awards™ winner, Twelve Baskets Catering is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad. Twelve Baskets is proud to be one of the top Caterers in the Seattle area in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014. For more information about Twelve Baskets Catering, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.weddingwire.com/twelvebasketscatering. To learn more about the Couple's Choice Awards™, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards. About WeddingWire, Inc. WeddingWire™, the nation's leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

Get Hitched Give Hope – November 14th, 2013

Please join us and many more talented event industry professionals at this fun "Paris in the 20's" themed charity event! We will be donating a pre-wedding glam-picnic package up for auction for you and your closest friends - come bid on this and other amazing items and services while enjoying lovely hors d'oeuvres and cocktails from The Four Seasons Hotel. This is an event you do not want to miss! If you or someone you know is getting married, please pass along this info to them and get your tickets right away before they are sold out!

Autumm Open House Tasting Event – 10.24.2013

Please join us for a tasting event at Glassybaby Studio in Madrona on October 24th from 5pm-8pm. We will be sharing a sampling of some of our Fall favorites as well as some of our most popular menu items and delicious treats as well.

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Here are some of our friends who will be participating as well! Hope to see you there.

Host/Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering

Venue and Decor: Glassybaby Studio

Photographer: Laura Marchbanks

Cake/Baker: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

DJ/Lighting: Adam's DJ Service

Beer and Wine: BevMo

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Florist: Fiore Blossoms

UW Botanic Gardens Vendor Showcase Event

Please, come join us and a bunch of other talented local event artisans at this open house put on by the UW Botanic Gardens. It will be at the Center for Urban Horticulture on September 11th from 2:30pm - 6:30pm. If you are hosting, planning, or even thinking about throwing a party, you should come check out this gorgeous venue and meet some great people who could help you throw a great bash! We will be serving up some tasty treats and beverages, so be sure to stop by! Here is some more info from their website.

Open House Tasting – The Landing Banquet and Lounge

We had a great turn out for our Summer tasting at The Landing in U Village. What a beautiful space! We were thrilled to work with Rasa and Erika of PlanningSavvy.com to bring this fun event together. We chose a light color palette to contrast with the industrial romantic feel of the space and it worked really well! The venue has gorgeous windows with flowy drapes that let in a lot of light and really open up the space. Eleanor with Bash and Bloom created the most exquisite floral pieces that fit just right and tied everything together! Wine World and Spirits poured some wonderful wines to pair with the menu and Carla from Honey Crumb Cake Studio made some delicious treats to share along with having a live cake decorating station where she frosted and put together a fabulous cakes topped with one of her signature sugar flowers. Ashley Webster played some beautiful music throughout the night and AA Party Rentals provided all of the lovely linens and other equipment. Thanks to Jenny of Jennifer Wohrle Photography for these amazing images and for taking the time to get all the little details!

Make sure to contact these great vendors for your next special event!

Here is the menu from the event:

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

Smoked Salmon Cakes, Roma Tomato Bruschetta, and Brie and Poached Pear Purses

Buffet Menu

Fresh and Grilled Vegetable Display, Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip, Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes, Apple Smoked Chicken Breast served with a blackberry balsamic sauce, Grilled Flank Steak served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Macrina Bakery Multi-Seed Breadsticks and Rolls

Desserts

Brownie Bites, Meyer Lemon Bites, Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites, Shortcake Shooters, French Macaroons, and a S'mores Station

Beverages

Citrus Water, Passion Orange Guava Sparkling Punch, Vanilla Mint Lemonade, and Freshly Brewed Caffe Vita Coffee Service

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

Venue: The Landing

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Photographer: Jennifer Wohrle

Event Planner: Erica and Rasa with PlanningSavvy

Flowers: Bash and Bloom

Music: Ashley Webster, Pianist

Wine and Beer: Wine World & Spirits

Specialty Desserts and Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Snohomish Wedding Tour – June 2, 2013

If you or someone you know is getting married, this is one of the best places to be on June 2nd! The Snohomish Wedding Tour is a special event designed to give couples, their families, and friends an opportunity to view some beautiful Snohomish venues and meet with industry professionals at each location who provide outstanding products and services! Here is a little more about the event from the tour's website:

"Meet nearly 100 professional wedding vendors including coordinators, photographers, caterers, florists, dessert specialists, bridal attire, décor and rental suppliers, and so much more! Make this your ‘one stop’ shopping experience for all of your wedding planning needs! Caterers will have tasty food to sample, listen to DJ’s provide a reception atmosphere, and plan to see many unique items and ideas in wedding planning. Plan to enter a Grand Prize Sweepstakes drawing filled with free products and services for your wedding!"

Twelve Baskets will be participating at Jardin Del Sol and there will be a bunch of other great local vendors there for you to meet and see in action! Here is a list of all who will be joining us at Jardin for the day. For a full list of venues and vendors participating, please take a look at the website and get excited. Oh, and I forgot to mention, the best part is, it only costs $5.00 and if you go to the Snohomish Wedding Tour's facebook page, they have posted an offer that if you purchase your tickets before May 24th, they will be 50% off - that's $2.50, folks! What a steal.  Hope to see you there!

Here are a few photos from real weddings we have worked at Jardin:

Photos above by Nichole Jordan Photography. See more photos from this wedding here.

 

Photos above by Twelve Baskets Catering

Photo by Keary Dee Photography. See more photos from this wedding here.

Twelve Baskets Catering February Tasting

Please join us for a tasting event at The Great Hall at Green Lake Thursday, February 28th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, where we will be showcasing some international food stations.  You will also have a chance to speak with one of our coordinators about your upcoming event and meet some great local event industry professionals as well, such as Pink Blossom EventsPlatinum DesignsWine World & SpiritsJust MilledFun Frames Photo BoothLady YumVintage AmbianceAA Party RentalsBugsie ProductionsLaurel's Floral Decor, and Calima Portraits. There will also be some special offers and give-aways that will be presented.

Please RSVP here at our Evite page and we look forward to seeing you there!

Hurry! Space is limited!

 

January 2013 Open House Recap

Another new year, another open house - but not just any open house! This January, we pulled off our best one yet, with help from some of our dear friends and colleagues! We brought the theme from our booth at the Seattle Wedding Show - "Mint to Be", and with all the talent in the room, it was just fabulous! We would like to thank all of you who came out to support us, try our food, and see us in action! We truly love what we do and are grateful for the opportunity we have to be a part of such great events in Seattle from the grand weddings and corporate meetings, to the simple and intimate social gatherings. We love it all!

These stunning photographs were taken by Angela and Evan Photography and we are so thankful to all of the other vendors we joined forces with to create such a magnificent soiree. From the fantastic florals provided by Lola Event Floral and Design, down to every last little vintage glass bottle from Vintage Ambiance. Everyone made their mark and deserves a round of applause!

Venue: 415 Westlake

Photography: Angela and Evan Photography

Event Planner: Melody Davis

Florist: Lola Event Floral and Decor

Bar: BevMo

DJ/Lighting: Wave Link Music

Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables

Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Handcrafted Party Details: Heathoriginal

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Specialty Linen: Creative Coverings

Specialty Dessert: Lady Yum

Wedding Gowns: The Dress Theory

Event Painter: Sam Day

Invitations/Stationary: Just Milled

Photo Booth: Emerald City Photo Booth

Transportation: Butler Valet

Coffee Catering: Espresso Elegance

Coat Check: Coat Check Complete

View more photos here on our facebook page!

Winter Open House Tasting Recap

What a great winter wonderland open house we had at the amazing, industrial and historic EM Fine Art in South Lake Union this past November! A big thanks to Laura Marchbanks Photography for capturing it just perfectly! We were not alone in our efforts, Melody Davis of MG Davis Events and Melanie Benson floral created a gorgeous tablescape, Wine World and Spirits showcased some of their favorites at the bar, Choice Linens provided some fabulous, sparkly overlay linen, and AA Party Rentals shared some amazing equipment, while Wave Link Music set the mood, and Lady Yum shared some beautifully scrumptious treats! We love working with these awesome local vendors and hope you will have the opportunity to as well!

As for the food, we had tray passed tomato bisque soup with grilled cheese bites, risotto cakes, vegetable stuffed mushrooms along with a delicious sampling of some of our most popular hors d'oeuvres in station style. Hover your mouse over each photo for a little more information.

Take a peek and be ready to be inspired for your next event!

 

September Open House Tasting

What a beautiful event our September Tasting was! Guests arrived at The Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville on a crisp autumn evening and were greeted with warm butternut squash soup shooters, crab cakes, and brie and poached pear purses, followed by a bountiful dinner buffet sampling of Twelve Basket favorites! Lola Event Floral and Design created the most beautiful arrangements, rentals were provided through AA Party Rentals, Woodhouse shared their wine,  Lady Yum provided sweet treats, and the lovely Cozbi Jean captured it all!

Dinner 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 Braised Fresh Wild Salmon locally caught fresh wild salmon braised with lemons, white wine and capers  served with a light pesto garlic cream sauce Apple Smoked Chicken Breast locally raised chicken breast smoked in-house with apple chips and served with a blackberry balsamic sauce  Vegan Stuffed Artichokes with Curried Rice brown rice tossed with water chestnuts, soft tofu, peppers and green olives and then baked Pumpkin Ravioli served with a nutmeg cream sauce Vegan Quinoa Rotelle Pasta a corn & quinoa pasta tossed in truffle oil and tossed in our homemade marinara primavera sauce    Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables an eclectic mix of market fresh vegetables Mixed Field Greens Pear Salad fresh mixed greens served with poached pears, candied walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese and Champagne vinaigrette   Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread and assorted rolls served with butter 

Lady Yum Signature Dessert Package mini cake chocolate cake pops ombre cookies mini vanilla cupcakes mini spice cupcakes salted caramel French macarons

Venue: The Woodhouse Wine Estates

Food: Twelve Baskets Catering

Desserts: Lady Yum

Florist: Lola Event Floral and Design

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Photography: Cozbi Jean Photography

The Knot 2013 “Best of Weddings” Awarded!

We were thrilled and honored to hear from The Knot that we have been recognized as one of the best caterers in Washington, based on our highly rated reviews that we have received from our happy clients! Thank you for your support, and we are so grateful for the wonderful events we get to be a part of.

The award will be made public on January 23rd, so keep your ears peeled to hear about the other top vendors!

January Open House Tasting!

Every year, after the big Seattle Wedding Show, we host a big little wedding show (of sorts)! We gather together some of our favorite vendors and put on an event to show off all of our talents! We hope that you can come see us in action and get a taste 😉 of what we can do!

We will be at 415 Westlake on January 24th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm serving up some inspirational food, drinks, treats, and ideas! RSVP here and we look forward to seeing you there!

Here is a list of some of the awesome vendors participating!

Late Night Snack // A Cereal Station!

We had been thinking about how to incorporate cereal into our menu for a little while now; such a tasty treat that often gets forgotten! We were contacted recently by Seattle Bride Magazine asking for ideas of late night snacks to print in their upcoming spring/summer issue, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to put the cereal bar to the test! We set up a mock station with all the goodies and fixings and did a little photo shoot! Afterwards, we all went to town and got a little sugar high in the afternoon!  We hope you like it!  The options are practically endless, but you could choose from sugary nostalgic childhood favorites to a more healthy granola and Kashi route. We can set up an apothecary jar and vase filled DIY station or serve them up tray-passed with a milk shooter that the guests would pour over the cereal themselves! Ask one of our sales coordinators about the options for this fun and interactive item at your next event. Here is a direct link to Seattle Bride's feature on Midnight Snack Ideas where our cereal bar was showcased.   {colored bowls and ceramic spoons not available}  

Winter Wonderland Open House Tasting

Please join us at E.M. Fine Art gallery in South Lake Union, Thursday November 15th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. We will be sharing some of our favorite hors d'oeuvres and a few of our favorite vendors will be sharing their secrets and showing off their talents as well!  There will be Wine, Bubbles, and Beer from Wine World and Spirits, and some scrumptious winterized mini desserts will be provided by Lady Yum as well!

Click HERE to RSVP!!!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the cozy appetizers we will be sharing, with many more to try!

Brie and Poached Pear Purses D'Anjou pears poached in mulling spices over a slice of Brie in an Athens phyllo shell, topped with a caramelized walnut and a lavender-infused honey drizzle

Fresh Herb and Manchego Cheese Risotto Cakes Arborio Italian rice sauteed with sweet onions, finished with fresh minced herbs and Manchego cheese,  topped with our roasted red pepper aioli

Savory Chevre Tartlets mini flower pastry shells stuffed with exotic Peppadew Peppers and topped with our honey sweetened Chevre cheese

Apple Smoked Chicken Satay locally raised chicken breast smoked in-house with apple chips and served with a blackberry balsamic sauce

Steak Satay fresh local Blue Mesa Ranch flank steak on bamboo skewers  served in our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce

Individual Cedar Plank Salmon fresh wild salmon in a thyme apple cider marinade, baked and served on mini cedar planks, topped with caramelized onion aioli

Crab Cakes served with a fire-roasted poblano creme fraiche

Pecan Pie Bites sweet pie shell tartlets filled with our whiskey pecan pie filling

Apple Pie Bites sweet pie shell tartlets filled with tart apple cinnamon filling, topped with a brown sugar streusel and a dollop of fresh whipped cream

We hope that you will join us and we look forward to meeting you and talking more about your upcoming event!

Meet the Vendors!

Open House Tasting at Robinswood House in Bellevue {Tuesday, October 16th}

Open House Tasting

Tuesday, October 16th at Robinswood House in Bellevue from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Please join us and sample some wonderful miniaturized summer BBQ items!

Be ready to start salivating, here is a small taste of what is to come!

mini burgers with caramelized onion aioli

mini corn bread muffins with honey butter

apple smoked chicken skewers with blackberry balsamic sauce

mini bbq pulled pork sandwiches 

mini strawberry spinach salads

For more info and to RSVP, please click here!

 

Fall Open House Tasting at Woodhouse Wine Estates

Fall Open House Tasting

Please join us for an evening of food and drinks at Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville this coming Wednesday night, September 26th, from 6pm until 8pm. We'll be sharing some of this season's bounty and WWE will be pouring some of their yummy wine. We will also have some delicious treats from Lady Yum available! Lola Event Floral and Design will be showing off some of their talents and Cozbi Jean Photography will be taking pictures throughout the event.  Come say hi,  learn some things about these awesome vendors, and see if we are a great fit for your next catered event!

Here is a sneak peek sampling of what we will have to taste!

Butternut Squash Soup Shooters

Grilled Flank Steak with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce

Braised Fresh Wild Salmon

Apple Smoked Chicken Breast with a blackberry balsamic sauce

Stuffed Artichoke with Curried Rice

Pumpkin Ravioli with a nutmeg cream sauce

Vegan Quinoa Rotelle Pasta with our homemade marinara primavera

Chocolate Cake Pops

Ombre Sugar Cookies

Salted Caramel French Macarons

And much more!

Please RSVP here. We hope to see you there!

 

     

Join us at the Amore Wedding Showcase

We're a proud sponsor of the Amore Wedding Showcase, coming up soon on Friday, April 13th at The Event Center at Gold Creek.  Check this event page for the details, and come enjoy some tasty Twelve Baskets fare! A short blurb from the event page: "This is how you imagined planning your wedding. An intimate night spent sipping on your favorite beverage, nibbling savory bites and enjoying decadent desserts while surrounded with beautiful flowers. Enjoy the company of the area's premier wedding professionals with unique ideas to make your day special."

Twelve Baskets Open House — NEW DATE: Feb 9th (postponed due to weather)

*** PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE: THURSDAY, FEB 9TH ***

Please help us out and RSVP as soon as possible to rsvp@twelvebasketscatering.com so that we know you're coming!
[hr_small]   Though the snow is beautiful and exciting, it has caused a major dilemma! We are so sorry to say that we must postpone our event that is supposed to happen tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17th. Due to the snow and poor weather forecast, we think it would be better to change our event to a more transportation friendly date. We have coordinated with 415 Westlake, and have decided to move the Open House to Thursday, February 9th hosted at the same time, 5:00pm to 9:00pmWe apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but do hope that you will be able to make it. Please feel free to email or call us with any questions you may have. We would love and greatly appreciate another RSVP from you if you are still able to come. Thank you again for your understanding, The team at Twelve Baskets Catering, Jan 16th   [hr_small]   We are busy getting geared up for what is sure to be our greatest open house event in 35 years! Come join us for a fun night of food, drinks and connection with 15+ vendors who can help you turn your wedding or event into something truly memorable. The deets: Thursday, February 9th from 5-9pm at the beautiful 415 Westlake in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. We are honored to be working with the following vendors for this amazing event: Venue: 415 Westlake Flowers: Woodland Flowers Rentals/Linens: AA Party Rentals Vintage Rentals/Decor: Scout Vintage Rentals Bridal Attire: La Belle Reve DJ & Lighting Services: Wave Link Music Wedding & Event Coordinator: Pink Blossom Events Wine: Lobo Hills Donuts: Mighty-O Entertainment: Sam Day Espresso Services: Espresso Elegance Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison Invitations/Stationary: Heathoriginal Officiant: Annemarie Juhlian Photographer: Calima Portraits Transportation, Tour & Valet Specialists: Butler Seattle Photo Booth Services: Emerald City Photo Booth Videography: Bogle Productions, Lorbaniah Cameography We hope you can join us for this amazing evening.  Please make sure to RSVP and let us know you're coming!

Seattle catering company has best December since 1976

Twelve Baskets Catering was recently featured on KING 5 News. They say that in the Seattle area, catering is still a popular choice! Why do so many people like you prefer our local catering? Maybe it's executive chef Shawn Boling's legendary entrées and delicious hors d'oeuvres. You could chalk it up to how we pioneered buying local before green was popular. As your favorite Seattle catering company for more than 3 decades, we still believe that it's through building lasting friendships with our communities that Washington state continues to choose hiring a caterer over other options today. Check out the KING 5 story about Twelve Baskets Catering

Twelve Baskets Wins Bride’s Choice Award 2011

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Kirkland, WA – January 31, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Twelve Baskets Catering has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for caterers! Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation. Twelve Baskets Catering stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year. “WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Twelve Baskets Catering for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.” We are happy to announce that Twelve Baskets Catering is among the very best caterers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011. For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com. About WeddingWire, Inc. WeddingWire.com, the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).