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

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"

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"

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"

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"

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!

Colleen Carroll Photography

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Ashley Mae Scott Photography

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Bat Mitzvah Photo by Twelve Baskets Catering

Bat Mitzvah by Twelve Baskets Catering

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.

 

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

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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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                       

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!

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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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}  

Winter Wonderland Open House Tasting

Please join us at E.M. Fine Art gallery in South Lake Union, Thursday November 15th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. We will be sharing some of our favorite hors d'oeuvres and a few of our favorite vendors will be sharing their secrets and showing off their talents as well!  There will be Wine, Bubbles, and Beer from Wine World and Spirits, and some scrumptious winterized mini desserts will be provided by Lady Yum as well!

Click HERE to RSVP!!!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the cozy appetizers we will be sharing, with many more to try!

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

Fresh Herb and Manchego Cheese Risotto Cakes Arborio Italian rice sauteed with sweet onions, finished with fresh minced herbs and Manchego cheese,  topped with our roasted red pepper aioli

Savory Chevre Tartlets mini flower pastry shells stuffed with exotic Peppadew Peppers and topped with our honey sweetened Chevre cheese

Apple Smoked Chicken Satay locally raised chicken breast smoked in-house with apple chips and served with a blackberry balsamic sauce

Steak Satay fresh local Blue Mesa Ranch flank steak on bamboo skewers  served in our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce

Individual Cedar Plank Salmon fresh wild salmon in a thyme apple cider marinade, baked and served on mini cedar planks, topped with caramelized onion aioli

Crab Cakes served with a fire-roasted poblano creme fraiche

Pecan Pie Bites sweet pie shell tartlets filled with our whiskey pecan pie filling

Apple Pie Bites sweet pie shell tartlets filled with tart apple cinnamon filling, topped with a brown sugar streusel and a dollop of fresh whipped cream

We hope that you will join us and we look forward to meeting you and talking more about your upcoming event!

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