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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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

Miller Hull 40th Anniversary and MarketFront Celebration

© Joshua Lewis Photography The city of Seattle has many famous tourist attractions, but the Public Market at Pike Place has always held a special place in the hearts of visitors far and as near as the city center itself! The Miller Hull Partnership has just extended the visitor capacity and ability for more artisans and vendors to take part in the market with the new MarketFront at Pike Place! This fabulous modern space has indoor and outdoor areas with gorgeous panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains; a perfect blend of city, culture, and nature. We were so pleased to be a part of Miller Hull's 40th Anniversary party, being in good company just having celebrated 40 years ourselves, where they celebrated their history and hard work in the beautiful setting they created. We are hoping to be able to cater many more parties in this lovely venue! Continue reading "Miller Hull 40th Anniversary and MarketFront Celebration"

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!

Click here to RSVP!

  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!

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Ashley Mae Scott Photography

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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

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Flatware tucked into a "Pocket Fold" linen napkin

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Printed menu on top of a "Rectangle Fold" linen napkin

Twelve Baskets Catering
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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
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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  

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  

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

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

Random House – Outlander Retreat Seattle

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Random House - Outlander Retreat Seattle

  Last weekend we had the opportunity of being a part of an awesome event at Fischer Pavillion at Seattle Center. Random House put on a retreat conference to celebrate New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon's new book in her Outlander series and we were so pleased to participate in the fun. We served an assortment of cheese from the British Isles and France, traditional Scottish breads, oatcakes, pickled onion, and chutneys, displayed dramatically with in-period decor, on silver and pewter platters with tartan accents, tray passed Mini Shepherds Pies, Smoked Salmon Oatcake Canape, Scottish Meatballs, Gazpacho Andaluz Shooters, and had Dessert Buffet of Scottish Shortbread Cookies, Lavender Fudge, Traditional Chocolate Fudge, and fruit kabobs with honey yogurt dip. It was a real medieval feast! We also served some fun non alcoholic beverages with ice cubes holding frozen herbs and berries - what a cute look. Our team had so much fun putting this event together and loved being able to create such a dreamy and magical set up. The staff on hand at the event had a blast as well; we even had traditional Scottish outfits on our bartenders - which of course the guests absolutely loved! The biggest compliment we received that day were all of the photographs being taken on handheld devices and guests' smartphones. We knew we had made an impression! Can't wait to check out the new Starz series starting August 9th. But first, need to pick up a copy of Outlander to read 😉 Photos in this blog were taken by Twelve Baskets Catering. For more lovely photos from the event photographers, O'Malley Photographers, click here. Gorgeous floral installations: Love Blooms Event Design                       

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