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.


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"

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

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.

 

Open House Tasting at Within Sodo

 

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We are so excited about our Open House coming up on Thursday, January 30th at Within Sodo. This is a great chance to come out and try a variety of our menu items, as well as get a feel for the general ambiance of Twelve Baskets Catering. We are excited to also be featuring a few of our favorite local vendors. There will be tunes and ambient lighting from Adam's DJ Service, beer and wine from BevMo, sweets and cakes from The Sweet Side, photography by Colleen Carroll, delicious coffee drinks from Espresso Elegance, creative florals from Bash & Bloom, Invitations and Stationery by Just Milled, photo booth by Emerald City Photo Booth, displays and beautiful rentable contributions from MG Davis EventsVintage AmbianceSeattle Farm Tables and AA Party Rentals. We are excited to see you at gorgeous Within Sodo!
 

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!

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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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