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