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!
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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 Shooterfresh mozzarella, basil, and grape tomatoes skewered on a vial of balsamic vinaigretteBacon Wrapped Medjool Datesoven-roasted bite-sized dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and drizzled with a maple balsamic reductionMini Grilled Cheese Wedgesgrilled Tillamook cheddar cheese sandwich triangleCustom Family-Style Menu Northwest Herb Crusted Chickenlocally sourced chicken crusted with herbs, pan-seared and served with a Northwest demiMustard Seed Crusted Pork Loinserved on a bed of grilled Radicchio, Canelinni bean and pancetta batonsCavitappi Primaverawith seasonal vegetables in a roasted garlic buerre blancRoasted New Potatoes baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oilSeasonal Grilled Vegetables Mixed Field Greensfresh mixed greens served with candied pecans, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigretteFresh Baked Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rollsserved with butter
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 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 Kabobsbites of cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries and grapesMeatballsserved with teriyaki sauceStuffed Mushroomssun-dried tomato pesto with creamed goat cheeseDinner:Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breastchicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a fine herb & white wine sauceGrilled Flank Steak fresh steaks marinated in red wine, garlic and spices, then seared over an open flame and served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauceStuffed Wild Rice and Vegetable Bell Pepper stuffed with wild & brown rice, diced seasonal vegetables, and a creamy coconut sauceHerb Roasted Fingerling Potatoesroasted with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and herbsBrown Butter Broccolinisteamed and tossed with brown butterHuckleberry Mixed Field Greensfresh mixed field greens with huckleberries, goat cheese, toasted hazelnuts tossed with a light huckleberry vinaigretteFresh Baked Assorted Rollsserved with butterDessert Buffet Oreo Dream Trianglessix layers of white and dark chocolate, loaded with Oreo cookie piecesBrownie Bitesa blend of bittersweet chocolate chunks, chips and Hershey's kissesMeyer Lemon Biteswith a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crustSweet & Salty Blondie Biteschewy, buttery sea salt blondie bites featuring butterscotch and chocolate chips, walnuts piece and shredded coconutMini Chocolate Mousse Shooterssilky chocolate mousse with a dollop of whipped cream, served in square shot glasses with demitasse spoonsFrench Salted Caramel Macaronsmoist, wheat-free, melt in your mouth almond cookie with salted caramel fillingHoney Lavender French Macaronsmoist, wheat-free, melt in your mouth lavender almond cookie with honey filling
Photographer: Vail Studio
Venue: Trinity Tree Farm
Catering and Tableware: Twelve Baskets Catering
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
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
Our owners' daughter, Jodi Bagge, was married last year at the woodsy and natural Woodland Meadow Farms wedding venue in Snohomish. After a beautiful ceremony where guests surrounded the couple in a circle, the entire wedding party loaded into a tractor drawn antique trailor and played instruments and sang songs to the bride and groom while the wedding guests drove caravan style down the country road behind them to Dairyland for the reception waving hand-made ribbon batons from their windows. The whimsical feel of the day was captured beautifully by Green Ginger Photography and we are honored to share the feature on Green Wedding Shoes wedding site here.
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 +
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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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