Experience Corporate Woodinville 2019

It was the second annual Experience Corporate Woodinville event this past Spring and we were thrilled to be a part of it again! Columbia Winery hosted us and the other awesome caterers on their exclusive list. Each section of the venue featured a different season, and we were lucky enough to be out on the sunny patio for the "Fall" themed area. Tolo Events designed and planned the theme and did a great job putting everything together. We got to work with a lot of talented event professionals as well and all the guests seemed to have a great time! Check our vendor team list at the bottom of this post. We hope you'll join us next time in May 2020.


Our station highlighted some of our favorite cooler weather bites, which would be perfect for a fall or winter gathering or meeting.

Hors d'Oeuvres

-Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates: dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon, baked and drizzled with a balsamic reduction
-Chimichurri Steak Skewers: seared seasoned beef tender with chimichurri sauce
-Pear and Gorgonzola Crostini: caramelized d'Anjou pear butter, gorgonzola crumbles and crispy sage served on a warm toast point


After enjoying a crisp fall setting on the transparent tent-covered patio, guests stepped into the beautiful "Columbia Room" which was fully decorated for winter with muted Christmas tones and lots of sparkle and flair.


Meanwhile, downstairs in the "Barrel Room" was a fun mix of spring and summer with lots of bright colors and pops of flowers and sunshine! As you can see below, LightSmiths did an amazing job bringing a fun atmosphere to the space. It makes you really see how versatile this room is and you can turn this blank canvas into any setting you'd like!

Amazing team of vendors:

Venue and Wine: Columbia Winery
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental
Tent: Alexander Party Rentals
Linen Rentals: BBJ Linen
Transportation: Butler Seattle
Florals: Iris & Peony
Lighting: LightSmiths
Photography: Mike Nakamura Photography LLC
Planning and Design: Tolo Events
Photo booth: The SnapBar

Valentine’s Special Dinner Idea

If you, or anyone you know, are hosting a group around Valentine's Day, we've come up with a fun menu with options that we could provide that could be perfect for your get together. Please give us a call at 425.576.1000 to discuss your party!

Hors d'Oeuvres -- Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini or Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin Crostini

Entree -- Chicken Marsala with Pasta or Roasted Garlic Wild Salmon & Roasted Root Mash

Vegetable Side Dish-- Brown Butter Broccolini or Grilled Asparagus

Salad -- Mixed Field Greens or Winter Greens Salad

Dessert -- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries or Flavorful French Macarons

Twelve Baskets Catering Salmon | Kelly Lemon Photography Photo: Kelly Lemon Photography   Twelve Baskets Catering | Lorraine Fisher Photography Photo: Lorraine Fisher Photography Twelve Baskets Catering | Sasha Reiko Photography Photo: Sasha Reiko Photography Twelve Baskets Catering Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Photo: Twelve Baskets Catering  

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"

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.
 

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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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.

 

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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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   

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

Open House Tasting

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

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

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

mini burgers with caramelized onion aioli

mini corn bread muffins with honey butter

apple smoked chicken skewers with blackberry balsamic sauce

mini bbq pulled pork sandwiches 

mini strawberry spinach salads

For more info and to RSVP, please click here!