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"

James and Veronica’s Fairytale Thornewood Castle Wedding



Thornewood Castle is pretty much the most unique wedding venue in the state of Washington. Brick by brick, this now 500 year old castle was brought over from England in the early 1900s and rebuilt using the original wood, bricks, paneling, stained glass, and other part. It took three ships to bring everything over to the Pacific Northwest! Not only is this amazing piece of architecture so beautiful, it is also located in the most beautiful, peaceful garden and waterfront setting. We love working at Thornewood, not only for the amazing charm but the current owners take such care in making sure every wedding is flawless. The landscaping is so perfect for the setting and there are countless romantic places to take photographs of the couple; it's a photographer's dream and Megan Montalvo obviously had a glorious time! We just love the images she captured! Continue reading "James and Veronica’s Fairytale Thornewood Castle Wedding"

Alissa and Dan – Green Gates at Flowing Lake

Adina Preston Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Twelve Baskets Catering Dan and Alissa were married on a warm September day at Green Gates at Flowing Lake in Snohomish. So many sweet touches at this wedding (which Adina Preston captured beautifully!), but one of my favorite parts was their inclusion of a  "family table" instead of the traditional sweetheart table, to be able to include a daughter. So sweet! Also, fun to note, this wedding was pretty much entirely gluten free besides the rolls. Even the wedding cake! Also, don't you just love the color theme? The muted grays and blues are so gorgeous. Continue reading "Alissa and Dan – Green Gates at Flowing Lake"

Experience Corporate Woodinville 2018

Seattle Farm Tables | Pink Blossom Events | Grand Event Rentals | Fena Flowers | The Fix Photo Group We had the honor of participating in the 1st Annual Experience Corporate Woodinville tour this past May and had so much fun meeting all kinds of event planners and working with an incredible team of pros. Most people think of weddings when they think of Woodinville venues, but many of these beautiful spaces also host great events for corporate or social gatherings and meetings! The day of the tour was perfect... nice and sunny, not too hot, blue skies and sunglasses all around. All the guests were saying how much they enjoyed viewing the venues, drinking wine, and eating all the tasty food at each location. One of the coolest parts of the event was that they asked guests to bring items to donate to local school programs who would give the items to those less fortunate in our communities. It was a huge success! We hope that we will have the opportunity to be a part of your next special event in Woodinville, so give us a call today! Continue reading "Experience Corporate Woodinville 2018"

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.
 

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!

Colleen Carroll Photography

Colleen Carroll Photography

Aya Sato Photography

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Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Ashley Mae Scott Photography Ashley Mae Scott Photography Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Mike Fiechtner Photography

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Bat Mitzvah Photo by Twelve Baskets Catering

Bat Mitzvah by Twelve Baskets Catering

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

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
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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 Shane Welch PhotographyShane Welch Photography Shane Welch Photography Shane Welch Photography Shane Welch Photography Shane Welch Photography Shane Welch PhotographyShane 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 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    

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

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

Amy and Joe’s Fall Wedding at DeLille Cellars

Photography by Betty Elaine Joe and Amy's crisp October wedding last year was just perfectly planned and designed with gorgeous autumn colors and decor. From the wine colored bridesmaid dresses, to the cafe au lait dahlias and orange pumpkins, the color theme was exactly fitting! DeLille Cellars, while often seen as a summer venue, was just right for this fall soiree! Betty Elaine captured everything so elegantly and you can just feel the love between these two. 🙂 Tray-Passed Hors d'Oeuvres Caprese Skewer Shooter fresh mozzarella, basil, and grape tomatoes skewered on a vial of balsamic vinaigrette Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates oven-roasted bite-sized dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and drizzled with a maple balsamic reduction Mini Grilled Cheese Wedges grilled Tillamook cheddar cheese sandwich triangle Custom Family-Style Menu Northwest Herb Crusted Chicken locally sourced chicken crusted with herbs, pan-seared and served with a Northwest demi Mustard Seed Crusted Pork Loin served on a bed of grilled Radicchio, Canelinni bean and pancetta batons Cavitappi Primavera with seasonal vegetables in a roasted garlic buerre blanc Roasted New Potatoes  baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil Seasonal Grilled Vegetables  Mixed Field Greens fresh mixed greens served with candied pecans, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigrette Fresh Baked Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rolls served with butter Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Photography by Betty Elaine Venue: Delille Cellars Photographer: Betty Elaine Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables Catering and Tableware: Twelve Baskets Catering Linens: Cort Party Rentals Florist: Verbena Floral  Hair and Makeup: Posh Styling Invitations and Menus: Designed by the bride through Minted. Bride's Gown: La Belle Elaine's Bridal Shop DJ: Sounds Unlimited Wedding Cake: Macrina Bakery

Allison and David – Trinity Tree Farm Wedding

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Allison and David had a gorgeous day for their wedding at Trinity Tree Farm. And the couple put together some beautiful decor elements that made such a huge impact on the atmosphere of the celebration, including the florals and centerpieces! The bride also made 1000 tiny folded paper cranes as one of the sweet traditions they included in their wedding day. Check out these beautiful photos from the talented Vail Studio! Menu: Stationary Hors d'Oeuvres: Mini Fresh Fruit Kabobs bites of cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries and grapes Meatballs served with teriyaki sauce Stuffed Mushrooms sun-dried tomato pesto with creamed goat cheese Dinner: Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a fine herb & white wine sauce Grilled Flank Steak  fresh steaks marinated in red wine, garlic and spices, then seared over an open flame and served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce Stuffed Wild Rice and Vegetable Bell Pepper  stuffed with wild & brown rice, diced seasonal vegetables, and a creamy coconut sauce Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes roasted with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs Brown Butter Broccolini steamed and tossed with brown butter Huckleberry Mixed Field Greens fresh mixed field greens with huckleberries, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts tossed with a light huckleberry vinaigrette Fresh Baked Assorted Rolls served with butter Dessert Buffet Oreo Dream Triangles six layers of white and dark chocolate, loaded with Oreo cookie pieces Brownie Bites a blend of bittersweet chocolate chunks, chips and Hershey's kisses Meyer Lemon Bites with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crust Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites chewy, buttery sea salt blondie bites featuring butterscotch and chocolate chips, walnuts piece and shredded coconut Mini Chocolate Mousse Shooters silky chocolate mousse with a dollop of whipped cream, served in square shot glasses with demitasse spoons French Salted Caramel Macarons moist, wheat-free, melt in your mouth almond cookie with salted caramel filling Honey Lavender French Macarons moist, wheat-free, melt in your mouth lavender almond cookie with honey filling Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering-67 Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering-69 Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering-80 Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering-81 Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering-83 Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering-87 Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering Photographer: Vail Studio Venue: Trinity Tree Farm Catering and Tableware: Twelve Baskets Catering Flowers: DIY Cinematography: Medici Studios Look at the beautiful video from their wedding here Makeup and Hair: Tanya Hair and Makeup Linens and Cupcake Stand: Cort Party Rentals  

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

Weddings in Woodinville – Award Winner!

We were thrilled to hear that Weddings in Woodinville has received the award from Seattle Bride Magazine as the Best Wedding Show for 2016! We had such a wonderful time being a part of this awesome production. So many amazing wedding professionals in one place! We are so excited to be a part of the next one and hope you're able to come to the tour in 2017! We worked with some incredible event pros at The Woodhouse Wine Estates to create a PNW Chalet themed winter wonderland. Katie Slayton of Sprinkled in Seattle came up with the luxurious theme, and she along with some fabulous help, worked hard to put together this beautiful event! Photography: David Cho Floral Design: Studio 3 Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering Rentals: Pedersen's  and Grand Event Rentals Specialty Rentals: Make a Scene Calligraphy and Signs: Krisanna Elizabeth DJ: Magnolia Rhapsody Makeup and Hair: Anne Timss Cake: Baked. Valet and Transportation: Butler Valet Photo Booth: Fun Frames Reception Table: Seattle Farm Tables Guest Accommodations: Redmond Hyatt House   93 77 74 72 71 70 68 67 65 64 63 23 16 14 2  

Alison and Keith’s Garden Wedding

webjennystormentphotographyak-003 Keith and Alison had a beautiful, intimate, un-plugged May wedding at Robinswood House in Bellevue on a quiet Thursday evening(weekday weddings are becoming more and more popular!) and their color palette highlighted the natural beauty of the garden surrounding their ceremony and reception. After a tray-passed app and cocktail hour, the couple celebrated their wedding with a delicious dinner with friends and family and danced into the still-lit night of our late northern sunsets.  Gorgeous photos from the talented Jenny Storment Color Palette: Silver, Dusty Blue, Lavender, Dusty Rose Tray-Passed Hors d'Oeuvres: Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Mini Skewers and Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates Dinner: Northwest BBQ - Maple Syrup Glazed Salmon Skewers, Rosemary Baked Chicken Breast, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Greek Greens Salad,  and Assorted Fresh Baked Macrina Rolls Refreshments: Berry and Herb Infused Water, Lavender Lemonade, and Fresh Brewed Iced Tea Desserts: Brownie, Meyer Lemon, and Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites webjennystormentphotographyak-008webjennystormentphotographyak-007webjennystormentphotographyak-006webjennystormentphotographyak-001webjennystormentphotographyak-004webjennystormentphotographyak-011webjennystormentphotographyak-013webjennystormentphotographyak-014webjennystormentphotographyak-010webjennystormentphotographyak-019webjennystormentphotographyak-018webjennystormentphotographyak-028webjennystormentphotographyak-026webjennystormentphotographyak-027webjennystormentphotographyak-021webjennystormentphotographyak-023webjennystormentphotographyak-025webjennystormentphotographyak-024webjennystormentphotographyak-029webjennystormentphotographyak-030webjennystormentphotographyak-032webjennystormentphotographyak-033webjennystormentphotographyak-035webjennystormentphotographyak-034webjennystormentphotographyak-040webjennystormentphotographyak-039 Did you happen to notice there were NO CAMERA PHONES in the shots from the ceremony??? LOVE un-plugged weddings! See more of the story on Jenny Storment's Blog Venue: Robinswood House Photographer: Jenny Storment Photography Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering Rentals including Vintage Plates: Twelve Baskets Catering Day-Of Coordinator: Muse Dezign Officiant: Rev. Ray Van Winkle Hair and Makeup: Kat Green - MakeupLove Wedding Gown: The Wedding Bell

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

Brittany and Jake Swan Trail Farms Wedding

View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjakeView More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake Jake and Brittany were married at Swans Trail Farms in Snohomish on a lovely August day surrounded by friends and family. What a sweet and genuine couple! We were honored to be a part of this special day. Beautiful photographs provided by the talented Josh Newton. Dreamy color palette of Blush, Peach and Gold. Take a peek at this amazing video from RP Imagery showing off the beautiful day! Wedding Menu: Stationary Hors D'oeuvres Crab Rangoons Crab and lightly spiced cream cheese wrapped in a crispy wonton, served with a sweet Malaysian sauce Roma Tomato Bruschetta Roma tomatoes marinated in a variety of savory spices with onions and fresh herbs & feta cheese, served with sun-dried tomato crostini Custom Buffet Menu Grilled Flank Steak local Blue Mesa Ranch steaks marinated in red wine, garlic and our special blend of spices, then seared to perfection over an open flame and served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a creamy Camembert sauce. Roasted New Potatoes baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil Seasonal Oven Roasted Vegetables Garden Salad fresh mixed greens with sliced carrots, English cucumbers, grape tomatoes and assorted dressings on the side Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread served with butter View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake   View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjakeView More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake View More: http://joshnewton.pass.us/brittanyandjake Venue: Swans Trail Farms Photography: Josh Newton Videography: RP Imagery Florals: Kay from Seven Sister Designs DJ: Radio Parties Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew Bridal Hair: Charlotte Ware Makeup Artist: Chelsey Matley Makeup Rentals: AA Party Rentals    

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

 

Multi-Ceremony Seattle Wedding

This colorful fusion wedding was just so beautiful! Happy Shaadi, who designed the wedding, gave us all the yummy details on Rachel and Saurabh's gorgeous 2-day celebration that we were lucky enough to do the catering for! The Hindu ceremony took place at the ISKCON Temple at the Vedic Cultural Center in Sammamish and then the Western ceremony took place at Clise Mansion in Redmond. Both events featured the gorgeous combination of red, white and gold as the color scheme to tie the multi-day events together, and the richness of the color red really brought in the elegant Indian feel along with touches from India and of course the bridal henna. The couple had a traditional Indian wedding feast at the Hindu celebration the day before the Western ceremony and reception where we created a classic American wedding menu. What an awesome way to celebrate a union - two days is much better than one! We were thrilled to be a part of this joyous occasion and always love seeing the photos of the weddings we are a part of afterwards.

{Hors D'oeuvres Selections}

Manchego Cheese Risotto Cakes, Vegetable & Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms, and Caprese Skewers {Custom Buffet Menu} Roasted Camembert Stuffed Chicken Breast with creamy camembert sauce, Garlic Roasted New Potatoes, Parmesan and Vegetable Orzo Pasta, colorful Roasted Root Vegetables, Mixed Field Greens with caramelized walnuts, pomegranate seeds, crumbled goat cheese and balsamic-pomegranate vinaigrette and assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls {Wedding Cake} Spice Cake, Cream Cheese Filling & Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Photography: Jason Fukura of f/8.3 Photography  Event Planning and Design: Happy Shaadi Seattle Hindu Ceremony Venue: ISKON Temple  Western Ceremony and Reception Venue: Clise Mansion  Henna: Henna by Natasha  Floral Design: friend of the mother of the bride Bridal Lehenga: Made in India Collection Wedding Gown: Bellevue Bridal Boutique  Catering and Wedding Cake: Twelve Baskets Catering

The Knot’s Fall Mixer Event | Networking with the Industry’s Best | Seattle Catering

Our team had a blast at The Knot's Fall Mixer event a few weeks back. Getting to work alongside some of the Seattle event industry's finest is one of the reasons we love what we do! We provided some delicious Fall inspired appetizers that our fabulous staff tray passed throughout the evening. Think about choosing one of these wandering friendly hors d'oeuvres at your next event! - {Strolling Wrapped Field Greens} a Winter twist on the classic summer roll - {Stuffed Mushrooms} hearty sun-dried tomatoes - {Flat Iron Steak Crostini} two bite bruschetta - {Filo Wrapped Asparagus with Caesar Dip} one of our popular new Signature shooters ------------------------------------------------------ Gorgeous Venue: 1927 Events Planning and Beautiful Florals and Design: Jen's Blossoms Beverages: BevMo Bartending: Invisible Hostess Furniture: Rented Elegance Rentals: American Party Place Lighting and Ambience: Green Light Event Design Photography: Hildebrand Photography Photo Booth: Drunken Pixel among others! See photo below for full vendor list... .  

Northlake Wedding and Events Tour – November 9th – Seattle Wedding Catering

  We can't believe the Northlake Wedding & Events Tour is just under a month away! If you, your friends, wedding party, business associates, vendors, or clients haven't purchased your tickets yet, don't miss out! This tour  will be amazing! A number of great vendors and venues are signed up for a day full of fun! Twelve Baskets will be stationed at the Center for Urban Horticulture, which also happens to be the first stop on the tour as well as registration, so please make sure to come and see us. We'll be passing out some treats and beverages and would love to see you. Each venue along the way will have their own team of vendors and their own special theme showcasing their talents. We'll have a terrific group of event professionals working alongside us to create a festive elegant Circus themed party, or  Cirque du Soiree, as we're calling it! Think, Big Top! Can't wait to see everyone there. For more information and to purchase your tickets, go to www.northlakewedding.com

Cathy and Ethan – Mercer Island Wedding Catering

Cathy and Ethan had their ceremony and reception at the Mercer Island Community Center. We just love all the fun vintage-themed DIY touches throughout the detail shots! Beautiful photographs by Anda Photography. There were some guests with Celiac disease and the bride and groom made sure to have some options for them... 2 kinds of hard Cider and some gluten free dinner and dessert items as well! Here is the yummy menu they chose: Grilled Flank Steak local Blue Mesa Ranch steaks marinated in red wine, garlic and our special blend of spices, then seared to perfection over an open flame and served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a fine herb & white wine sauce Stuffed Bell Peppers stuffed with wild rice and sautéed vegetables, topped with a three cheese blend Roasted New Potatoes baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil Strawberry Spinach Salad fresh baby spinach tossed with toasted almonds, gorgonzola, and sliced local strawberries then drizzled with house made white balsamic and poppy seed dressing Assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls served with butter
 
  Photography: Anda Photography  Venue: Mercer Island Community Center Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering Cake and Cupcakes: Stuffed Cakes Day-of-Coordinator: Emma Misner with Seattle Event Planners Hostessing: Invisible Hostess Decor and Styling: Bride and Groom, DIY!    

Jodi and Cameron – Dairyland Wedding Sneak Peek

Our owners, John and Jamie Bagge's youngest daughter was married at Woodland Meadow Farms early May and had their reception at the site's new sister venue, Dairyland. It was the perfect day with the rain holding off at just the right moments and our whole team did an incredible job pulling off the most beautiful wedding ever (we might be biased, but it sure felt like it!). Vancouver based Green Ginger Photography did the most amazing job photographing this very special event and they sent us some stunning sneak peek pics that we would love to share with you! There were so many little details that were so carefully and preciously put together, but we'll save that for the next post when we receive more photos from the photographer - You'll just have to wait!   Photography: Green Ginger Photography Venue: Woodland Meadow Farms and Dairyland Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering Rentals: AA Party Rentals, Vintage Ambiance(amazing market cart, vintage lounge furniture, and other gorgeous details), and tent through Grand Event Rentals Flowers, Floral Crowns and Garlands: Bride, Mother of the Bride, and friends Wedding Gown: Mother of the Bride Little Succulent favors in branch vessels: Groom Mismatched Vintage China: Twelve Baskets Catering                     

New Liquor Laws for Washington State thanks to Twelve Baskets Catering owner, John Bagge

Yesterday, our owner, John Bagge, made catering history! With the assistance of Representative Larry Springer, John Bagge was successful in introducing House Bill 2680 which allows catering companies to finally be able to apply for a liquor license without having their own restaurant or storefront. Appreciation also goes to the Washington Restaurant Association and the Liquor Control Board for their generous support. Here is John Bagge with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee getting the bill signed into law! Time to celebrate! Here are a couple links to more information: http://www.kirklandreporter.com/news/251005811.html  

Mary and Kerry, Cle Elum WA – Seattle Wedding Catering

Mary and Kerry love their DAWGS so much they decided to have a UW Husky Tailgate themed wedding! Their colors were shades of purple and yellow and every little detail worked right into their theme from the beautiful yellow bridesmaid dresses and purple floral arrangements to the fresh lemonade and sprigs of lavender tucked into the napkins at each place setting. The private cabin they chose for their ceremony and reception was just breathtaking. They were married overlooking Cle Elum Lake and their reception tent was surrounded by tall trees and lots of natural beauty. Seattle Farm Tables was an obvious choice to go with the fun PNW feel the couple was looking for - and the tables added so much to the look of the reception. And the Lemonade stand?! SO cute! You'll need to scroll down right now to look at it... go on, I'll wait... CUTE right!?!?! I could go on and on about all the lovely little details, and the amazing photos taken by One Love Photo, but I should also point out the awesome thing they did for their favors(I guess I should say lack of favors) - they had donations made in their guests honor to an organization in Africa called The Last Ten Kilometers project that is working on improving health care in rural areas of Ethiopia. What a cool idea. With no further adieu, I give you the menu: Pulled Pork from Roro's BBQ Apple Smoked Chicken Breast served with a blackberry balsamic sauce Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Corn on the Cob Strawberry Spinach Salad with toasted almonds, gorgonzola, and sliced local strawberries then drizzled with house made white balsamic and poppy seed dressing Gluten free Corn Bread provided by Crave Bakery Traditional Lemonade Iced Tea Strawberry Mint Lemonade Old Fashions and Premixed Mason Jar Cocktails Signature French Macarons Strawberry Shortcake Shooters Cupcakes and Mini Cake from Crave Gluten Free Bakery

 

Venue: Private Cabin in Cle Elum

Photography: One Love Photo

Catering and Desserts: Twelve Baskets Catering

Florist: Melanie Benson Floral

Cake and cupcakes: Crave Bakery

BBQ Pulled Pork: RoRo's BBQ

Rentals: Seattle Farm Tables, AA Party Rentals, Grand Event Rentals

Mike and Lauren, Red Barn Studios – Seattle Wedding Catering

  Lauren and Mike's wedding at Red Barn Studios in Southern Washington was full of color and fun DIY details. Their wedding planner, Sarah Swanson from EVENTful Moments, helped everything run smoothly and it was such a beautiful day! The fabulous photos are from Gabriel Van Wyhe Photography.         Venue: Red Barn Studios Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering Planner: EVENTful Moments Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio DJ: Otto-Matic Mobile Music Photography and Photo Booth: Gabriel Van Wyhe Photography Florist: Jen's Blossoms Mini Pies: Pie - Fremont Makeup and Hair: Off White Makeup and Hair  

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.

Ben and Annica’s Sanders Estate Wedding, Auburn Wedding Catering

Ben and Annica were wed at Sanders Estate in Auburn with their family and friends surrounding them - and what a beautiful and colorful wedding it was. Thanks to Erin Schedler Photography for these fabulous images that perfectly captured the special moments and gorgeous details(like the DIY dessert table!) that this couple worked on! We were lucky and proud to be a part of this lovely wedding.

Stationary Hors d'Oeuvres

Fresh Vegetable Display Signature Cheese Display Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip Baby Red Potatoes

Dinner Menu

Apple Smoked Chicken Breast, served with a blackberry balsamic sauce Grilled Flank Steak, served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce Scalloped Potatoes Grilled Asparagus Strawberry Spinach Salad Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread 

   

  

   

   

 

 

Venue: Sanders Estate

Photography: Erin Schedler

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

DJ: We Heart Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Swink

Florist: Karen Allison |  425-957-1775

 

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.

February Open House – “Around the World” Food Station Tasting Event

Well, another round of applause is in order for the great people and local companies who helped us put together yet another successful tasting event. We couldn't have done it on our own and we are so grateful and appreciative for their support and generosity in sharing their talents! Thank you, Catherine of CALIMA Portraits for the beautiful photographs. See the list at the bottom of the post of all who participated and be sure to give them a call for your next party!

This "Around the World " themed event had three international food stations as well as some tray passed hors d'oeuvres and a dessert bar!

Also, click here to look through our Pinterest inspiration board and how we developed the theme and colors!

   

South of the Border

-Chicken Santa Fe-  lime-marinated chicken breast, grilled to perfection over an open flame, served with a salsa fresco -Build Your Own Steak Fajita Bar- with fresh local Blue Mesa Ranch tender steak sautéed with red & green peppers and red onions, served with soft flour tortillas -Mexican Quinoa Salad- a colorful medley of quinoa, fresh tomatoes, lime, corn,black bean tossed in a garlic, cracked pepper, cumin, chili powder, fresh lime and olive oil dressing -Pork and Pineapple Tamales- fresh signature tamales with carnitas, mole sauce, baked pineapple, chili peppers and cilantro, wrapped in a corn husk shell

    

Pan-Asian

-Vietnamese Summer Rolls- fresh cilantro, basil, bean sprouts, red leaf lettuce and carrots all wrapped in rice paper,  served with Thai peanut lime and a sweet chili dipping sauces -Pho Station- choice of beef meatballs or tofu with seasonal vegetables and rice noodles in broth with cilantro and onions -Steak Satay-  with Teriyaki sauce

      

Mediterranean

-Chicken Souvlaki Skewer- fresh grilled chicken breast seasoned with lemon, olive oil and Mediterranean herbs and served with tzatziki sauce -Greek Salad- Romaine, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh diced tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers and cucumbers all tossed with our Mediterranean dressing -Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip- served with sliced baguettes and our signature pita chips -Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta- slow-roasted tenderloin with herbs & garlic, sliced thin and served on a thyme & roasted garlic toast point topped with a creamy tarragon horseradish sauce

    

Northwest Tray Passed Hors D'oeuvres

-Smoked Salmon Cakes- fresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon, served crisp, topped with a Cajun remoulade sauce -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 -Baby Red Potatoes- stuffed with sour cream, dill, Boursin cheese and chives

 

Dessert

-Brownie Bites- a blend of bittersweet chocolate chunks, chips and Hershey's kisses -Meyer Lemon Bites- with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crust -Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites- chewy, buttery sea salt blondie bites featuring butterscotch and chocolate chips, walnuts piece and shredded coconut

-Lady Yum Signature Package- mini cake chocolate cake pops mini ombre frosted sugar cookies mini vanilla cupcakes salted caramel French macaroons

      

Beverages

Citrus Iced Water Passion Orange Guava Sparkling Punch Vanilla Mint Lemonade Freshly Brewed Caffe Vita Coffee Service Assorted Hot Numi Teas

                           

Venue: The Great Hall at Green Lake

Photographer: Calima Portraits

Event Planner: Pink Blossom Events

Flowers: Laurel's Floral Decor

Specialty Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Stationary and Signage: Just Milled

DJ: Bugsie Productions

Wine and Beer: Wine World & Spirits

Specialty Desserts: Lady Yum

Linen Rentals and Chair Covers: Platinum Designs

Photo Booth: Fun Frames

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Striped Linen: Pedersen's Rentals

   
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Kristen and Michael – Cle Elum Ranch Wedding

When you imagine a quintessential, outdoor, antique wedding, this is the wedding you think of.  Set in the beautiful eastern foothills of the cascade mountain range, this guest ranch boasts gorgeous scenery and picturesque backdrops; perfect for this rustic, homey, friends and family centered wedding between a lovely photographer and her musician groom.

We weren't alone in drooling over these absolutely stunning photographs by Ben Blood Photography of this storybook wedding. Green Wedding Shoes, the wedding blog, also got a hold of these great images and proudly featured them on their site! You can see them here and learn a few things from this couple and also what made this wedding so very special and why we felt so honored to be a part of it.

   

   

   

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Dinner Menu:

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast - fresh chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a fine herb & white wine cream sauce

Vegetarian Pot Pie (vegetarian entree item) - individual pie shells filled with oven-roasted garden vegetables with mornay sauce, topped with puff pastry brushed with clarified butter and browned in the oven

Smoked Salmon Cakes - fresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon, served crisp, topped with a Cajun remoulade sauce

Roasted New Potatoes - tossed in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Roasted Root Vegetables - a wonderful medley of golden & red beets, rutabaga, celery root, carrots and parsnips tossed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and spices, then roasted to perfection

Mixed Field Greens - fresh mixed greens served with caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigrette

Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread and Rolls- served with butter

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photography: Ben Blood

venue: Flying Horseshoe Ranch Cle Elum, WA

event design: thrifted and family heirlooms

day of coordinator: Emily Murphy of Manette Gracie

floral design: Flowers from mother and grandmother's gardens along with local markets

bulk wax flowers and sister’s floral wreath from Henshaw’s Floral

wedding dress: Custom by Knar Bridal in Kirkland, WA

hair + make up: Jenny Bowker

invitations: Sam and Dale Ahn

catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

plates: Thrifted, heirlooms, Rad Crockery Rentals

cake: Alyson and Ashley Redding

desserts: Top Pot doughnuts

Cookies by aunt, mom and grandma

music: groom and vinyl

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!

Chloe + Josh // Robinswood House Summer Wedding

Another beautiful wedding at Robinswood House in Bellevue. Josh and Chloe are the perfect couple! It was a warm Thursday night wedding and everything was set just right. From the hanging glass panels for the sweetheart table backdrop to the market fresh flowers and all the other yummy DIY touches, this celebration was just fabulous! The amazing photos were taken by Daniel Usenko Photography and cake was from Lady Yum.

Light hors d'oeuvres were served following the ceremony

Menu

Mini Fresh Fruit Kabobs featuring bites of cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries and grapes

Fresh Vegetable Display medley of crisp, fresh vegetables  colorfully displayed in glass vases served with our signature creamy Parmesan dip

Hawaiian Ginger Pulled Pork Sliders slow-cooked with pineapple and ginger until wonderfully tender, served on sweet rolls

   

This wedding is also featured on Borrowed and Blue - see more details here!

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

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}  

Lindsay and Joel’s Georgetown Wedding

Joel and Lindsay were married at the beautiful Georgetown Studios which, unfortunately, is not able to host any more weddings and events! However, we just love this wedding too much to not share : ) Afton Vander Pol with The Invisible Hostess did a wonderful job helping plan and coordinate the fantastic day with details that make us keep coming back for more! It was a Tuscan themed wedding with airy colors of  Ivory, White, Blush and Burlap.  Breadsticks, cheeses, and olives lined the long guest tables and each place setting had a cute little bottle of olive oil as a favor! There was a cigar bar outside and mini cookie and milk shooters for a late night snack! Jean-Marcus Strole did an amazing job capturing this unforgettable event! Rentals: AA Party Rentals http://www.aaparty.com/ Dessert: individual mini cakes on handmade cake platters created by the bride!  

Menu:

Rainbow cheese tortellini

with Pesto Garlic Cream Sauce and grilled chicken

Penne Pasta

with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Caesar Salad

 with Romaine, fresh Parmesan, housemade croutons, black olives & cherry tomatoes and our signature Caesar dressing

Mixed Field Greens

 with housemade caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola

cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette

Essential Baking rolls and sliced Toscano loaves

 served with butter

Andrea and Vince’s Romantic Castle Wedding

What a gorgeous winter wedding this was last January at Thornewood Castle! Katie at Red Sparrow Photography did a beautiful job of photographing this sweet couple and all of the dreamy little details that made this intimate wedding so special! We had some yummy hors d'oeuvres tray passed after the ceremony and then there was a royal seated dinner followed by dessert from NY Cupcakes.  The colors were just perfect with napkins and runners from Express Linen Rentals to match!

Tray-Passed Hors D'oeuvres following the ceremony

Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms

artichoke bottoms marinated in our Italian dressing, stuffed with crab or salmon mousse and garnished with capers

Caprese Skewers

grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls and basil on bamboo skewers with a balsamic & white truffle oil drizzle

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

Boursin Cheese Puffs

homemade puff pastry filled with Boursin cheese mousse

Plated Dinner Menu

 

Fresh Assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls

served with butter

 

Mixed Field Greens

Fresh mixed greens served with caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigrette.

Beef Tenderloin Medallions

Petite filet mignon steaks from the local Blue Mesa Ranch, seared with olive oil, pepper, garlic, and our special blend of spices and served with our special blackberry balsamic demi sauce

Garlic Roasted Fresh Wild Salmon

locally caught fresh wild salmon marinated with sautéed garlic, fresh rosemary and sherry, then roasted and served with a creamy lemon dill sauce

Grilled Asparagus

Tender asparagus spears grilled with garlic, sea salt, and extra virgin olive oil

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

 

Jillian and Michael – February 2012

What a beautiful late winter wedding. Jillian and Michael were married at Clise Mansion last February and Kristen Marie Photography shared these sweet and lovely images with us,  perfectly capturing this adorable couple and their special day. They had a gorgeous modern winter color scheme of slate grey with accents of cranberry and teal, and all the desserts were hand made by family and friends! Photographer: Kristen Parker http://www.iamkristenmarie.com/

Yummy Hors D'oeuvres buffet on the veranda!

Fresh and Marinated Vegetable Display

medley of crisp, fresh vegetables with marinated vegetables,

 served with our signature creamy Parmesan dip

Almond Chicken Salad Tartlets

mini flower pastry shells filled with fresh almond chicken salad

Chicken Satay

locally raised chicken breast on bamboo skewers with teriyaki glaze

Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip

served with sliced baguettes and our signature curried pita chips

Meatballs

served with our house BBQ sauce

Mini Burger Sliders

served with cheese, caramelized onion aioli, lettuce and tomato

Assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls served with butter

 

Emily and David’s Elegant Robinswood House Wedding

Emily & David were wed at historic Robinswood House in Bellevue last August. Their lovely color theme of Diamond White and Navy Blues was just perfect for the setting! Take a peek at these beautiful images from Select Photography. We love working at this venue with its romantic feel and charming gardens.  The couple chose our signature cheese display to be served following the ceremony during cocktail hour and then ended with a delicious Italian chicken and pasta dinner.  Here are a few other vendors we were lucky enough to work alongside. Mike's Amazing cakes made the most beautiful Scandinavian cake! See more photos below. Florist:    Flowers by Anna Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes  Rentals: Express Linen Rentals  DJ: Sound Sational Music   

Happy Anniversary, Caroline & Horia!

Well, its been just over a year since Caroline and Horia tied the knot at CLISE MANSION in Redmond. What a beautiful Autumn wedding it was! The bride made her own colorful table runners to match her Charcoal Grey, Autumn Yellow and White color theme and the groom made their adorable cake toppers(!!!).  Enjoy these beautiful images from Dan Cole over at Grit Box Photography! Additional Vendors: FLORALS: Victoria Graceson CAKE: Crème de la Crème   Menu:

Tray Passed Hors D’oeuvres following the ceremony

Brie & Poached Pear Purse

D'Anjou pears poached in mulling spices over a slice of brie in an Athens phyllo shell, topped with a caramelized walnut and lavender honey

Spanakopita

crispy phyllo triangles stuffed with spinach and feta cheese

 

Dinner Menu

Flank Steak

local Blue Mesa Ranch corn-fed fresh steaks marinated in red wine, spices & garlic,

served with your our Tri-Peppercorn and Sherry sauce

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast

locally raised chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs,

served with a fine herb with white wine cream sauce

Rainbow Cheese Tortellini

served with fresh parmesan cheese, sliced baguettes and sun-dried tomato cream sauce

 Roasted New Potatoes

Mixed Field Greens

tossed with caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette

Fresh Macrina Bakery Rolls

served with butter

Amy & Scott’s Sanders Estate Wedding

We love catering at Sanders Estate, and this wedding was no exception!  Look below for Amy & Scott's menu and some beautiful photos courtesy of Scott English. Additional Vendors: Linens: Express Linen Rentals Cake: Beemarie's Cakes

Menu:

Pasta Bar

Penne & fusilli pasta served with diced grilled chicken breast in pesto garlic cream sauce & meatballs in marinara primavera sauce accompanied by freshly shaved Parmesan cheese

Mixed Field Greens

Fresh mixed greens served with caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigrette

Fresh Fruit and Berry Platter

A potpourri of melons, grapes, berries and citrus

Garlic French Baguette with sun-dried tomato butter

Nick & Nicola’s Golden Gardens Wedding

What a day!  A beautiful wedding at beautiful Golden Gardens in Ballard.  Nick and Nicola tied their knot in total style, and we were happy to be a part of it!  Photos are courtesy of Jenny GG Photography Their Menu:
Hors D'oeuvres Selections
Fresh and Marinated Vegetable Display
Signature Cheese Display
Custom Dinner Menu
Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast
Classic London Broil
Garlic and Sage Whipped Potatoes
Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables
Mixed Field Greens Salad
Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread
Desserts
Assorted Fruit Tarts
Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Bites
Coconut Macaroons
Double Chocolate Chunk Brownie Bites
Mini Cupcakes
  Additional vendors: Rentals: AA Party Rental Planner: Maris Events Officiant: Annemarie Juhlian  

Melody & Adam’s August Wedding

You might want to avoid this blog post unless you're in the mood to go into a Cute Coma.  The sea, the sun, and an overwhelming amount of cute design work made this a perfect day!  Thanks to Ella Blue Studio for the amazing photos!  And if this wedding looks slightly familiar, that's because it was featured on MarthaStewart.com! Menu: Brie and Poached Pear Purse Zucchini & Manchego Purse Smoked In-House Fresh Wild Local Salmon Fresh Fruit & Berry Platter Fresh Vegetable Platter Custom Gourmet Burger Bar -- Grilled on site Mixed Field Greens Mediterranean Pasta Salad Other Vendors: Ceremony Venue: Port Gamble Chapel Cupcakes: Cupcake Royal Bartenders: Pour Girls Rentals: AA Party Rentals, BBJ Linens

Rutu & Amit’s UW Wedding

Colors!  That's the word that comes to mind when we think about Rutu and Amit's gorgeous Summer wedding at UW's Rainier Vista.  The yellow, purple and grey of their decorations and rentals, the blue sky and green grass of the clear July day, the glitter of the photo booth hats... colors everywhere.  Photos courtesy of JKoe Photography. Menu: Cheese Fondue with Assorted Macrina Bakery Hard & Soft Breads & Vegetables for dipping Macrina Bakery Breadsticks Mixed Field Greens Stuffed Bell Peppers Gourmet Baked Macaroni and Cheese Roasted Root Vegetables Sesame Noodles Other Vendors: DJ:  Tanveer Sangha/DJ Burn Floral & Decor: Bella Signature Bakery: Just About Cake Video Booth: Flipped Out Productions Entertainment: Drum Cafe

Amy & Andrew’s July Robinswood Wedding

It's pretty cloudy today, raining softly.  It's been that way for a few days now... or months.  How about some beautiful photos from a warmer time?  So here are some shots from Amy and Andrew's July wedding at Robinswood House, courtesy of Jeremy Leffel.  Oh, it was raining that day, too?  Well I guess that's what you get in Seattle, but at least it was twenty degrees warmer! Menu: Fresh Fruit & Berry Platter Signature Cheese Board Fresh Grilled and Marinated Vegetables Roma Tomato Bruschetta Assorted Quiche Petits Warm Artichoke & Parmesan Dip Fresh Herb & Manchago Cheese Risotto Cakes Additional vendors: AA Party Rentals

Megan & Trevor’s Jardin Del Sol August Wedding

Good taste is synonymous with Megan & Trevor, who chose the idyllic Jardin Del Sol for their beautiful summer wedding.  A wonderful multi-station International menu and eco-friendly bamboo plates, bowls, forks and knives wowed their guests throughout the day. Appetizers: Brie & Poached Pear Purse Chilean Bay Shrimp & Cream Cheese Purse Baby Red Potatoes Signature Cheese Display Fresh Fruit & Berries Fresh & Marinated Vegetable Display Station #1: Roasted Chicken Strips -- served with Thai Peanut Sauce and Ginger Plum Sauce Classic London Broil -- with Tri-Peppercorn & Sherry sauce Station #2: Pasta Bar -- Penne & Fusili; pesto garlic cream sauce & lemon cream sauve Station #3: Sushi Rolls -- California roll, spicy tuna & Seattle rolls Desserts: Mini Fresh Fruit Tartlets Cake Pops Additional Vendors: Photographer: Nichole Jordan Photography Petite Pies: High 5 Pies Linens: Pedersen's Floral: Denney Designs Wedding Planner: Hayden Laurel Weddings & Events

Stephanie & Josh’s July Whidbey Island Wedding

Blue skies, deep blue water, gorgeous views, striking colors; this was a serious party.  Stephanie & Josh's island wedding could hardly have been more breathtaking than it was.  What an honor to be a part of this event!  A big thanks to Redstone Pictures & our own Jaffrey Bagge for these lovely photos.  Read on for their menu and the other vendors from this beautiful day… Passed Appetizers: Roma Tomato Bruschetta Crab Cakes Brie & Poached Pear Purse Fresh Fruit & Berries Dinner: Garlic Roasted Fresh Wild Salmon -- locally caught fresh wild salmon marinated overnight with sautéed garlic, fresh rosemary & sherry, then roasted and served with a lemon & fresh dill beurre blanc sauce Beef Tenderloin Medallions -- local Blue Mesa Ranch corn-fed petite filet mignon steaks seared with olive oil, pepper, garlic & spices and served with a blackberry balsamic demi sauce Vegetarian Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms stuffed with our Italian rice blend and baked with shaved Parmesan cheese Grilled Asparagus Roasted New Potatoes Mixed Field Greens Pear Salad served with sliced poached pears, candied walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese & raspberry vinaigrette Macrina Bakery Artisan Breads Kids Meal: Gourmet Baked Macaroni and Cheese - penne pasta tossed with white truffle oil and baked with our three cheese sauce and homemade bread crumbs

Additional Vendors: Rentals: ABC Rentals Linens: Pedersen's Floral: Toppers Floral Wedding Planner: Afton Vander Pol w/ The Invisible Hostess Cake: Dessert Works Coffee: Mocha Motion

Anna & Josh’s D.A.R. House Spring Wedding

Back in April, we had the pleasure of catering Anna and Josh’s gorgeous D.A.R. House wedding. We love this space, and we loved these two! Thanks to one of our favorites, Jean-Marcus Strole Photography, for these lovely photos! Cupcakes & Flowers were provided by friends and family. Their Menu: Roma Tomato Bruschetta Meatballs with teriyaki sauce Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast with a Fine Herb with White Wine Sauce and Wild Mushroom Cream & Garlic Sauce Smoked Virginia Farmland Slow-Baked Ham glazed with onion, honey, cloves & pineapple, carved in-house and served with our homemade pineapple chutney Roasted New Potatoes Mixed Field Greens with caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette Sliced Toscano with butter

Jennifer & Mark’s Sanders Mansion June Wedding

The rain may have done its best, but nothing could dampen the spirits of the bridal party and guests at this classy Sanders Mansion wedding.  Rain started pouring down just before the ceremony, which had to be moved last-minute to underneath the permanent tent near the mansion; spirits remained high, however, throughout the evening and everyone had a great time.  The DJ also played at least 5 Hall & Oates songs throughout the night, a time-honored recipe for good times! These amazing photos come courtesy of Angela & Evan Photography

Other vendors: Cake: Creme de la Creme Wedding Planning: Erin Lindeman of Lindeman Weddings & Events Linens: Express Linens

More Photos from Jessica & Nathan’s Robinswood Wedding

Good news!  We've just received some more beautiful photos from Jessica and Nathan's beautiful August Robinswood House wedding.  The original post can be found here. These photos are courtesy of Danielly Nobile Other vendors: Planner: Melody Davis of MG Davis Weddings & Events Florist: Melanie Benson Floral Design Cake: Creative Cake Designs Their Menu: Roma Tomato Bruschetta Andouille Stuffed Mushrooms Wild Local Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Purse Fresh Fruit & Berry Platter Mixed Field Greens Salad Macrina Bakery Multi-Seed Breadsticks Braised Fresh Wild Salmon with pesto garlic cream sauce Classic London Broil with tri-peppercorn and Sherry sauce Fresh Roasted Vegetable Medley Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls and sliced artisan breads Lemon & Cherry Mini Tartlets They also served a custom Kid's Meal: Breaded Chicken Strips Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Baby Carrots  

Jayme & Jerry’s July Country Wedding

These two firefighters used a beautiful (sanitized) axe to cut their cake, much to the relief of the surrounding trees!  A private country setting and blue skies created the perfect atmosphere for this celebration. Their Menu: Wild Local Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Purse Brie & Poached Pear Purse Grilled Rosemary Chicken with a fresh lemon cream sauce Classic London Broil with Burgundy Sauce Garlic Mashed Potatoes Yellow & Green Squash Medley Mixed Field Greens Salad Macrina Bakery Rolls Cake & Cupcakes: A Tier Above Photographer: Studio 6

Jessica & Nathan’s August Robinswood Wedding

UPDATE: There is a new, additional post with more photos from this wedding; you can view it HERE Sunshine, original flower arrangements and picnic blankets were some of the highlights of this beautiful August afternoon wedding at Robinswood House in Bellevue.  These gorgeous photos are courtesy of Catherine Abegg of Calima Portraits. Other vendors: Planner: Melody Davis of MG Davis Weddings & Events Florist: Melanie Benson Floral Design Cake: Creative Cake Designs Their Menu: Roma Tomato Bruschetta Andouille Stuffed Mushrooms Wild Local Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Purse Fresh Fruit & Berry Platter Mixed Field Greens Salad Macrina Bakery Multi-Seed Breadsticks Braised Fresh Wild Salmon with pesto garlic cream sauce Classic London Broil with tri-peppercorn and Sherry sauce Fresh Roasted Vegetable Medley Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls and sliced artisan breads Lemon & Cherry Mini Tartlets They also served a custom Kid's Meal: Breaded Chicken Strips Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Baby Carrots

C herry Mini Tartlets

  Assorted Fruit & Berry Display

Roma Tomato Bruschetta