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."
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.
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
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"
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!
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!) :
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.
PacknWood is proud to be a CO2 Neutral Company
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.
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.
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!
May 5th, the observation day of Mexico's unlikely victory over France in 1862, is just around the corner - Celebrate Mexico's rich food culture with some delicious Mexican inspired menu items for your Cinco de Mayo party!
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'oeuvresSignature Cheese Displayassorted domestic and imported hard and soft cheeses, tiered on slate tilesserved with sliced baguettes and gourmet and GF crackersTray-Passed Hors D'oeuvresNorthwest Wild Salmon Cakesfresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon,served crisp, topped with lemon dill aioliBacon Wrapped Medjool Datesoven-roasted bite-sized dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and drizzled with a maple balsamic reductionCustom Buffet MenuPeppercorn Beef Tenderpeppercorn crusted and served with a juniper Demi-glaceNorthwest Herb Crusted Chickencrusted with herbs, pan-seared and served with a Northwest demiTaro Cake With Wild Mushroomscrispy taro cake topped with oven roasted asparagus and wild mushrooms, nestled on a bed of sautéed spinachRoasted New Potatoesbaked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oilBrown Butter Broccolinisteamed and tossed with brown butterSpring Wild Baby Greens & Strawberry Saladwild baby greens, fresh strawberries, Feta & walnuts tossed in a Champagne viniagretteFresh Baked Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rolls served with butterLate-Night SnackAll American Mini Burgersserved with cheese, lettuce, tomato & ketchup sweet pickle aioli
Venue: Robinswood House
Photographer: Alyssa Wilcox Photography
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Florist and Coordinator: Love Blooms Event Design
Desserts and Cake: Dianne's Delights
Coral Linen Napkins and "Urban Gold" Flatware: Cort Party Rentals
DJ and Photo Booth: David Leu
Party Bus: A&A Limos
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 MushroomsAndouille sausage, garlic and ParmesanWatermelon, Feta, and Mint Skewersfresh cubed watermelon layered with Feta cheese and mint leavesCrab Cakescrisp sweet crab cakes, golden brown & topped with a fire-roasted poblano creme fraiche
Stationary Hors D'oeuvres
Cedar Plank Briedouble 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 Salmonwild salmon basted with slow-roasted garlic, fresh thyme, flash seared and served with a meyer lemon beurre blancPeppercorn Beef Tenderpeppercorn crusted and served with a juniper Demi glazeStuffed Sun-dried Tomato Bell Pepperstuffed with a creamy sun-dried tomato risottoMashed Cauliflower and Potato Puree Seasonal Grilled Vegetables Garden Saladfresh mixed greens with English cucumbers, grape tomatoes and assorted dressings on the sideFresh Baked Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rollsserved with butter
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
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. 🙂
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 PackagesWinter Dessert MenuWinter Dessert Packages
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 Displaymedley of crisp, fresh vegetables colorfully displayed in glass vases served with our signature creamy Parmesan dipSignature Cheese Boardassorted domestic and imported hard and soft cheesesserved with sliced baguettes and gourmet and GF crackersFresh Artisan Bread DisplayTray Passed Hors d'Oeuvres:Beef Bourguignon PursesAthens phyllo shells filled with local Blue Mesa Ranch beef, caramelized onions, mushrooms, red wine and Gorgonzola cheeseTwice Baked Stuffed Baby Red PotatoesDinner Buffet:Peppercorn Beef Tenderpeppercorn crusted and served with a juniper Demi glaceNorthwest Herb Crusted Chickencrusted with herbs, pan-seared and served with a Northwest demiRoasted New Potatoesbaked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oilBrown Butter Broccolinisteamed and tossed with brown butterCaesar Saladromaine lettuce, freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, fresh-baked croutons, and our house-made Caesar dressingFresh Macrina Bakery Breads with butter
Desserts:Mini Cupcakesminiature chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcakes topped with swirled icing and color coordinated accentsBeverages:Seasonally Infused Water, Strawberry Lemonade, Fresh Brewed Iced Tea, and Coffee Service
Check out these gorgeous photos from Jon Kaplan Photography:
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
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.
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
Jake and Brittany were married at Swans Trail Farms in Snohomish on a lovely August day surrounded by friends and family. What a sweet and genuine couple! We were honored to be a part of this special day. Beautiful photographs provided by the talented Josh Newton. Dreamy color palette of Blush, Peach and Gold.
Take a peek at this amazing video from RP Imagery showing off the beautiful day!
Stationary Hors D'oeuvresCrab RangoonsCrab and lightly spiced cream cheese wrapped in a crispy wonton, served with a sweet Malaysian sauceRoma Tomato BruschettaRoma tomatoes marinated in a variety of savory spices with onions and fresh herbs & feta cheese,served with sun-dried tomato crostiniCustom Buffet MenuGrilled Flank Steaklocal 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 sauceGrilled Rosemary Chicken Breastchicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a creamy Camembert sauce.
Roasted New Potatoesbaked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oilSeasonal Oven Roasted Vegetables Garden Saladfresh mixed greens with sliced carrots, English cucumbers, grape tomatoes and assorted dressings on the sideFresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Breadserved with butter
Venue: Swans Trail Farms
Photography: Josh Newton
Videography: RP Imagery
Florals: Kay from Seven Sister Designs
DJ: Radio Parties
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige
Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew
Bridal Hair: Charlotte Ware
Makeup Artist: Chelsey Matley Makeup
Rentals: AA Party Rentals
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
Our owners, John and Jamie Bagge's youngest daughter was married at Woodland Meadow Farms early May and had their reception at the site's new sister venue, Dairyland. It was the perfect day with the rain holding off at just the right moments and our whole team did an incredible job pulling off the most beautiful wedding ever (we might be biased, but it sure felt like it!). Vancouver based Green Ginger Photography did the most amazing job photographing this very special event and they sent us some stunning sneak peek pics that we would love to share with you! There were so many little details that were so carefully and preciously put together, but we'll save that for the next post when we receive more photos from the photographer - You'll just have to wait!
Photography: Green Ginger Photography
Venue: Woodland Meadow Farms and Dairyland
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Rentals: AA Party Rentals, Vintage Ambiance(amazing market cart, vintage lounge furniture, and other gorgeous details), and tent through Grand Event Rentals
Flowers, Floral Crowns and Garlands: Bride, Mother of the Bride, and friends
Wedding Gown: Mother of the Bride
Little Succulent favors in branch vessels: Groom
Mismatched Vintage China: Twelve Baskets Catering