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.
Bat Mitzvah Photo by Twelve Baskets Catering
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Click the picture above to RSVPWe 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 Events, Vintage Ambiance, Seattle Farm Tables and AA Party Rentals. We are excited to see you at gorgeous Within Sodo!
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.
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!
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.
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
photo by: Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry
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.
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
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
Brownie Bites, Meyer Lemon Bites, Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites, Shortcake Shooters, French Macaroons, and a S'mores Station
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
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!
- Jardin del Sol http://www.thejardindelsol.
- Vintage Ambiance http://vintageambiance.com/
- Pink Blossom Events http://pinkblossomevents.com/
- Fena Flowers http://fenaflowers.com/
- Twelve Baskets Catering http://twelvebasketscatering.
- Bugsie Productions http://bugsieproductions.com/
- Just Milled http://justmilled.com
- Grand Event Rentals http://
Here are a few photos from real weddings we have worked at Jardin:
Photos above by Twelve Baskets Catering
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 Events, Platinum Designs, Wine World & Spirits, Just Milled, Fun Frames Photo Booth, Lady Yum, Vintage Ambiance, AA Party Rentals, Bugsie Productions, Laurel'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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
Here is a list of some of the awesome vendors participating!
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
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
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!