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

Allison and Evan’s Pacific Northwest Lake Wedding

There is nothing better than gathering your closest friends and family together to witness tying the knot with your special person in life. There are many great catering companies in the Seattle area, and we are always so honored to be chosen to be a part of these happy occasions!

Travis Lawton Photography | Green Gates at Flowing Lake

Evan and Allison's wedding was at Green Gates at Flowing Lake in Snohomish. It's a beautiful location right on the water with a peaceful green setting for the ceremony and unique rustic covered area for the reception! Some couples even opt for an exciting exit by seaplane to leave the wedding! We were thrilled to be able to serve Allison and Evan and their guests a fun meal with lots of PNW elements throughout the night from cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres, a variety of options in their dinner buffet, and a tasty assortment of sweet bites on their dessert station. Thanks to Travis Lawton Photography for sharing these images with us!


Allison and Evan's Menu:

Hors d'Oeuvres

-Vegetable and Rice Stuffed Mushroom: mixed vegetables, wild rice and garlic stuffed cremini mushrooms topped with Parmesan cheese, then baked
-Mini Fresh Fruit Kabobs
-Northwest Wild Salmon Cakes: fresh wild June berry smoked salmon cakes served crisp, topped with sumac aioli
-Fresh Vegetable Platter with Creamy Parmesan Dip
Signature Cheese Display served with sliced baguettes, house-made crackers and GF crackers

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Dinner Buffet

-Lemon Chicken: fresh chicken breast lightly floured and flash fried, served alongside a lemon cream sauce
-Herb Crusted Beef Tender: herb crusted PNW local beef tender, grilled and roasted, then topped with a balsamic demi-glace
-Risotto Stuffed Pepper: charred red bell peppers stuffed with roasted vegetable and manchego risotto
-Roasted New Potatoes: baby red new potatoes quartered and roasted with fresh herbs and garlic oil
-Mixed Field Greens and Berries Salad: baby mixed field greens, sliced strawberries, blueberries, caramelized walnuts, and creamy crumbled feta, tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette
-Assorted Fresh Macrina Bakery Rolls served with butter

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Kid's Buffet

-Mini Cheeseburgers: mini burger patties with cheese on a soft bun, with ketchup on the side
-Chicken Strips: locally raised breaded chicken breast tenders, served with ketchup, BBQ sauce or our house-made ranch dipping sauce

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Dessert Station

-Fresh Berry Pie Bites: tartlets with our Chantilly cream and seasonal fresh berries
-Dark Chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla Mini Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
-Assorted French Macarons
-Brownie Bites: dense fudge brownie with chocolate chunks
-Meyer Lemon Bites: tart lemon curd baked atop a buttery crust dusted with powdered sugar
-Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites: chocolate chips, Madagascar vanilla and walnuts pieces
-Assorted Mini Cheesecakes from Chuckanut Bay

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Wonderful Wedding Team

Venue: Green Gates at Flowing Lake
Photographer: Travis Lawton Photography
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Florist: Forage Floral Studio
Photo Booth: 321 Foto
DJ: Blue Beatz Entertainment
Linens: Cort Party Rentals

Alumni Open House Special Event

We love being able to cater for all types of events and gatherings. This group of Alumni from Buckingham Browne & Nichols Upper School had a great time at their class reunion reminiscing, laughing, and just enjoying themselves with some good food and drinks. We were happy to be a part of this fun affair that brought old friends together from across the country!

A few words from our happy client: "I wanted to thank Twelve Baskets Catering for helping put on an amazing event! Everyone raved about the food and service. I appreciate all you did with quick responses and making it easy for me to trust a vendor across the country to have a successful event."

Thanks to Danielle Barnum Photography for sharing these wonderful photos with us.

The group enjoyed some tray-passed Encrusted Beef Tip Bites and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, then we opened a heavy hors d'oeuvres buffet with a Grilled Vegetable Platter, Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin Crostini, Brie and Poached Pear Cups, Hummus Stuffed Cucumber Cup, Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates, Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip with house made pita chips, Smoked Chicken and Apple Crescents and Cilantro Spiced Prawns. Their dessert table consisted of our trio of bites: Brownie Bites, Meyer Lemon Bites, and Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites.


2nd Annual Experience Corporate Woodinville

Come join us on May 7th for Experience Corporate Woodinville's 2nd annual corporate planning event.

"Needing inspiration for your next event? Be our guest as you Experience Corporate Woodinville, your event solution for your next meeting, team building event or corporate celebration! Spend the day being transported in chauffeur-driven luxury vehicles as you are dazzled by the best of Woodinville! Six of the areas top event venues will open their doors as you are inspired by ideas, discover local event professionals, nibble on delicious bites and sip the finest wines!"



We will be located at Columbia Winery on the tour, and would love to have the chance to talk with you about your upcoming event or regular events/meetings you plan! We'll have a few tasty bites for you to taste and there will be all kinds of fun activities and inspiration for you to take in!

 The Fix Photo Group Photos by The Fix Photo Group

Sean Hoyt Photography Photo by Sean Hoyt Photography

A little bit about using Columbia Winery for your event space:

"We offer both indoor and outdoor spaces to create the perfect environment for any type or style of event, from upscale private dinners or receptions to business luncheons and team building activities.

Columbia Winery's event space can comfortably accommodate groups up to 225 people for seated events, 300 for standing reception-style events. "

Take a few hours off during the work day and have a little fun. Hope to see you there!

 

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

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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

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.

 

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... .