Cookies, Traditions & The Holiday Spirit

Can you believe Christmas time is here already? Where did the time go?! There are so many things to look forward to during the Christmas season. Whether you listen to Christmas music all month long (if you’re anything like me, maybe even a bit longer!), bake cookies, watch your favorite Christmas movies, or go to church. Whatever it may be, we recognize the people we get to celebrate with, make holidays all the more special.

Maybe this year, some of you are starting a new tradition or carrying out the ones from previous generations.

As for the TBC Family, our favorite tradition has been from our one and only Jamie Bagge. She has been baking the same cookies for about 40 years every Christmas. This Scandinavian recipe was passed along from her mother-in-law. She would make these beautiful cookies every Christmas, and Jamie wanted to share that same experience with others.

Over the years, Jamie would get creative in the kitchen by adding a bit of her very own German influence, baking some delicious gingerbread and Christmas stollen. She shares her Christmas stollen with her family and pastors each year. What makes it so special is in the details for her. As it’s folded over, it represents the swaddling cloth of Jesus in the manger.

The Bagge family has made it a tradition in their home by eating these lovely treats after Christmas dinner with some good ol’ eggnog mixed with Vernor’s ginger ale. One recommendation Jamie has is that “it must be Vernor’s brand. Only ginger ale connoisseurs understand Vernor’s. Canada Dry just doesn’t cut it.”

Jamie hasn’t just kept this tradition within her own family but has expanded that to the TBC Family by incorporating these recipes.

They have been a hit every year!

I will say, if you have yet to purchase the gingerbread man from our Holiday Cookie Platter, you are missing out; he is just too cute not to eat!

As you can see, these recipes are anything but ordinary – they’re something that has been carried out for generations. A recipe can be a simple thing, but the love and stories passed down from these simple traditions make the Holidays all the sweeter.

We are so grateful to have such a delicious tradition included on our menu. If you have yet to try these wonderful cookies, we hope you give it a try and allow our tradition to become yours too!

We look forward to receiving your orders in the years to come! Happy Holidays!

Fall 2021 Snohomish Wedding Guild

November 9th, 2021

A word from our owner:

Approximately 60 members gathered at Snohomish Carnegie for the 2021 Fall Snohomish Guild Meeting.  We remember planning for the Spring 2020 meeting when COVID  hit and the meeting was canceled just a day before the event.  Wow, so much has happened since! As an industry, we have been through some very tough times, but are thankful we are getting through it together. The summer of 2022 looks to be a  potential record-breaker for many.
It sure was nice to see those of you who were able to attend.  It warms my heart that businesses like ours that have been around for ages are still hanging in there and new companies are opening up and offering their special services.

Please enjoy the recap our team has assembled.  We are proud to be part of such a talented group of people.

 
Be kind to one another!

 
John Bagge

A bit about this year’s get-together:

The 2021 annual Snohomish Wedding Guild meeting took place at the Snohomish Carnegie Building which is owned by the City of Snohomish. The building was originally a library built-in 1910.  As you can imagine, the structure is steeped in history. We absolutely love the charm of this venue!

Forget Me Not Events was this year’s planner. Jewel tones of black, green and gold were chosen as a color scheme and were executed beautifully throughout the venue.

We’d like to give a huge shoutout to everyone else involved!

Officiant: Dani Green

Dessert: Grain Artisan Bakery

Bartender: Party on the Rocks

Photographer: Stephanie Walls Photography

Florist: Verbana Floral Seattle

DJ: PJ Parsons Presents

Photo Booth: City Sound Wave

Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering

The Winemaker’s Reserve

We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered up with The Winemaker’s Reserve in Woodinville! While enjoying some of Washington’s finest local wines, you’ll have the option to try a few of our featured menu items! What goes best with wine? Cheese & meat! The charcuterie boards feature various rotating cheeses and meats and paired alongside our homemade rosemary crackers. Still hungry? Well don’t worry, we are also offering seasonal flatbreads. Looking for something on the lighter side? Throughout the season choose between our hummus or tapenade spreads as well. For all details about what we are serving each week please ask your tasting room attendant!



Trying to plan your next corporate holiday party, or thinking about where to have your wedding reception at? Check out The Winemaker’s Reserve website and social media pages. Or check out our other great venues. Established in 2019, The Winemaker’s Reserve’s owner, Matthew Loso wanted a unique open, modern, romantic event space where guests could eat, drink, and be merry. Hosting up to 400 guests, The Winemaker’s Reserve is a two-floor, indoor venue with multiple rooms, including a private tasting room where you can learn about the winemaking process and taste a variety of locally-made wines.



Interested in learning more about how our offered retail food pairs with the Winemaker’s delicious wine? Check out “Cheers for Peers” that was a live virtual Facebook event on Woodinville Wine Country page on November 5, 2020 at 6pm PST where you can tune-in to hear Twelve Baskets’ owner, John Bagge, Executive Chef, Tim Kramer, and Event Specialist, Olivia Gassner discuss the in’s and out’s of what we do and where some of our inspiration comes from along with a live tour from the winemakers at the Winemaker’s Reserve and some discussion about some of their favorite wines to pair with Twelve Baskets food! You can view this streamed video on the Woodinville Wine Country’s Facebook or Instagram page under their live story section!


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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Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering | Green Gates at Flowing Lake
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering | Green Gates at Flowing Lake
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering | Green Gates at Flowing Lake

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

Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering

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

Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering | Green Gates at Flowing Lake

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

Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering
Travis Lawton Photography | Twelve Baskets Catering

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

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”

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.

CO2 Neutral Company

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.

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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.

 

Caterers uniting for a Cause

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PUGET SOUND CATERING NETWORK JOINS FORCES TO HELP FEED SEATTLE’S HUNGRY

16 PUGET SOUND CATERERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN A “CATERROUND FOOD DRIVE” THIS AUGUST

 

(Seattle, WA) During the month of August, 16 regional caterers will help give back to their neighborhood food banks of choice via the collection of non-perishable items for #Cater4Cans.  Food will be donated by staff members, their vendors, and neighbors, who can drop off contributions to the participating businesses.  Each Friday, the caterers will record the number of items they’ve collected along with the respective weight. Final weigh-in will be Thursday, August 31.  Shortly thereafter, distribution will be made to food banks across the city. 

 

The collection idea was hatched last summer, when catering company, DSquared, hosted an internal employee food drive and were able to collect about 500 items of food that was donated to Seattle’s YouthCare.  The contribution provided a big win for both DSquared’s 150 employees and the organization.  


In 2017, company owners, David Haggerty, Meg Haggerty, and David Meckstroth, decided to engage the entire Puget Sound catering community to see if they could make an even bigger impact.  They reached out to their colleagues, via their industry group called CaterRound, and within a few days, 15 caterers jumped at the chance to join them.  The catering companies are located across the region: from Georgetown to the south and north to Edmonds, Kirkland and Redmond on the Eastside, and even Puyallup. Nancy Donier, of Kaspars Catering and Special Events in Magnolia is an enthusiastic participant: “Giving back always sounds good to us and to do it with our peers…so much better.”  Shelby Sewell of Foodz Catering in the SODO neighborhood says: “Our company is excited to participate. Cater4Cans will be great for team building while also helping our immediate community.”


“We really don’t know what to expect in terms of how much food we can collect in August,” says David Haggerty. “But we do know that giving is contagious and that the employees from all of these companies are really excited to take part in this friendly competition and most worthwhile endeavor. We hope that residents in these neighborhoods will help pitch in and drop off a can, or 4, to boost the impact that we can make.”

 

PARTICIPATING CATERERS AND FOOD BANKS: Please drop off non-perishables to these local businesses and they will deliver to the corresponding food banks!

 

BALLARD
Cameron Catering University District Food Bank

CENTRAL AREA

Ravishing Radish Catering Pike Market Food Bank

EDMONDS

Shooby Doo Catering Edmonds Food Bank

GEORGETOWN/COLUMBIA CITY

Gourmondo Catering & Café Company Food Lifeline

KIRKLAND
Twelve Baskets Catering  Hopelink Redmond

MAGNOLIA
Kaspars Catering and Special EventsInterbay Tent City
Terentinocatering.com Queen Anne Food Bank

PUYALLUP

Toscanos Italian Grill Edgewood Foodbank

QUEEN ANNE
Madres Kitchen Union Gospel Mission

REDMOND
Green Apple Events and Catering Hopelink Redmond

SODO 
DSquared CompanyWhite Center Food Bank

Foodz Catering Ballard Food Bank

Herban Feast Catering Vashon Maury Community Food Bank

On Safari Foods West Seattle Food Bank

WEST SEATTLE

Duos CateringHighline Area Food Bank

Nolas Events West Seattle Food Bank

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

Colleen Carroll Photography

Aya Sato Photography

Aya Sato Photography

Aya Sato Photography

Aya Sato Photography

Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Ashley Mae Scott Photography

Mike Fiechtner Photography

Mike Fiechtner Photography

Mike Fiechtner Photography

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

Sasha Reiko Photography  Green Ginger Photography

Sasha Reiko Photography                                                              Green Ginger Photography

Flatware tucked into a “Pocket Fold” linen napkin

Alyssa Wilcox Photography  Aya Sato Photography

Alyssa Wilcox Photography                                                   Aya Sato Photography

Printed menu on top of a “Rectangle Fold” linen napkin

Twelve Baskets Catering

Twelve Baskets Catering Photograph

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

Amanda Lloyd Photography                                                 Angela and Evan Photography

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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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 Jardin Del Sol Wedding

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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

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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. 🙂

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Winter Menus and Holiday Packages

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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

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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 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

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Photography by Betty Elaine

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Photography by Betty Elaine

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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

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Photography by Betty Elaine

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

Best Workplace for Waste Prevention – 6 time award winner!

From the King County Newsroom:

King County’s Best Work Places for Waste Prevention and Recycling 2016 Award

“Commitment to innovation, cutting waste and saving resources are common traits among a diverse group of 112 businesses – along with their inclusion to the King County Solid Waste Division’s 10th-annual “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling” list.

“King County businesses are doing a lot to lessen the impacts of climate change by reducing waste,” said King County Solid Waste Division Program Manager Karen May. “We want to ensure businesses get the recognition they deserve for their efforts and inspire others to take action too.”

Companies that have made the list five years in a row are recognized with an Honor Roll designation. This year, 24 businesses joined the “Best Workplaces” list for the first time, and 54 businesses received the Honor Roll designation.

The organizations on the 2016 Best Workplaces for recycling list implemented innovative ways to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Last year, businesses and institutions in King County sent more than 276,000 tons of recyclable materials to the landfill.

All businesses operating in King County outside of the City of Seattle are eligible for the list. To qualify, businesses must meet five basic criteria, as well as 10 additional waste reduction and recycling criteria. To learn more, visit www.kingcounty.gov/recyclemore.

To learn more about the program, contact Karen May at 206-477-528 or karen.may@kingcounty.gov.”

Twelve Baskets Catering, based out of Kirkland, remains on the list of Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year. As one of the first earth-friendly restaurants and catering services in Puget Sound, they are proud to say that they have been recycling since 1978, even before curbside collection was available. Twelve Baskets Catering infuses reuse, reduction, and recycling throughout their business model. Food scraps go into compost totes for bi-weekly pickup, and the business also donates safe leftover food to the Union Gospel Mission every week.

The business’ waste prevention and recycling practices have definitely led to savings and reduced costs. They have been printing on paper less and less each year, and in addition to saving money on paper and printer ink, they have also been able to get payments more quickly from clients because they use a digital online signature company. It is easier for clients to digitally sign the contracts and everyone now has access to the contract digitally. They have also saved money by switching to longer lasting light bulbs.

Advice to others: “In the food industry there can be the potential for a lot of waste. Nowadays there are so many options for biodegradable and even edible food service products, but they can be even cheaper than their non-compostable counterparts! We have found our clients to be not only receptive to these items, but also pleased to be a part of the green scene at their events. We also provide appropriate compost or recycle bins at our events for the guests to use. We can be creative with our menu and service options and help our clients choose packages and service ware that is good for the Earth.”

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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

 

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Alison and Keith’s Garden Wedding

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Keith and Alison had a beautiful, intimate, un-plugged May wedding at Robinswood House in Bellevue on a quiet Thursday evening(weekday weddings are becoming more and more popular!) and their color palette highlighted the natural beauty of the garden surrounding their ceremony and reception. After a tray-passed app and cocktail hour, the couple celebrated their wedding with a delicious dinner with friends and family and danced into the still-lit night of our late northern sunsets.  Gorgeous photos from the talented Jenny Storment

Color Palette: Silver, Dusty Blue, Lavender, Dusty Rose

Tray-Passed Hors d’Oeuvres: Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Mini Skewers and Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates

Dinner: Northwest BBQ – Maple Syrup Glazed Salmon Skewers, Rosemary Baked Chicken Breast, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Greek Greens Salad,  and Assorted Fresh Baked Macrina Rolls

Refreshments: Berry and Herb Infused Water, Lavender Lemonade, and Fresh Brewed Iced Tea

Desserts: Brownie, Meyer Lemon, and Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites

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Did you happen to notice there were NO CAMERA PHONES in the shots from the ceremony??? LOVE un-plugged weddings! See more of the story on Jenny Storment’s Blog

Venue: Robinswood House

Photographer: Jenny Storment Photography

Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering

Rentals including Vintage Plates: Twelve Baskets Catering

Day-Of Coordinator: Muse Dezign

Officiant: Rev. Ray Van Winkle

Hair and Makeup: Kat Green – MakeupLove

Wedding Gown: The Wedding Bell

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.

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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

Brittany and Jake Swan Trail Farms Wedding

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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!

Wedding Menu:

Stationary Hors D’oeuvres

Crab Rangoons
Crab and lightly spiced cream cheese wrapped in a crispy wonton, served with a sweet Malaysian sauce
Roma Tomato Bruschetta
Roma tomatoes marinated in a variety of savory spices with onions and fresh herbs & feta cheese,
served with sun-dried tomato crostini

Custom Buffet 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
Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast
chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a creamy Camembert sauce.
Roasted New Potatoes
baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil
Seasonal Oven Roasted Vegetables
Garden Salad
fresh mixed greens with sliced carrots, English cucumbers, grape tomatoes and assorted dressings on the side
Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread
served with butter

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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

 

 

Jodi and Cameron – Green Wedding Shoes Feature

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.

 

 

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.

 

CLICK ON EACH POSITION FOR MORE INFORMATION ON POACHED

 

 

Snohomish Wedding Tour 2015

Come see us on May 31st at the Snohomish Wedding Tour! You’ll be able to visit up to 21 event venues around the beautiful Snohomish area and talk with some amazing event vendors at each location. Tickets are just $5/person for this self-guided tour of 21 venues scattered in and around Snohomish. Check-in begins at 9:30am at Snohomish Center at 506 Fourth Street, Snohomish. At check in you will receive your map and driving directions.

The great vendors who we will be working with at Belle Chapel:

Planning: Blush Celebrations

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Beverages: Pour Girls and Some Guys

DJ: Triple J Music

Photography: Melissa Miksch

Rentals/Decor: Something Borrowed

 

Seahawks Playoff Package! Seattle Catering

Twelve Baskets Catering

presents

Seahawks Package

 

12th Man 12 Baskets Play-Off Package | Only $25 per person for 20 guests
This menu will be given to you cold with reheating instructions.

 

All American Mini Burgers served with cheese, lettuce, tomato & ketchup sweet pickle aioli
Wild Alaskan Salmon Sliders served with Napa slaw & agave chipotle aioli   
BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders slow-cooked with BBQ sauce, served with a tangy coleslaw on a soft bun
Hawk Wings choice of Caribbean or Frank’s Red Hot sauce, served with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing
Meatballs served with your choice of sauce:  BBQ, Swedish, teriyaki or marinara (2 per person)
Bacon Parmesan Dip served with sliced baguettes and our signature pita chips
Macaroni and Cheese penne pasta, baked in our three cheese sauce
Pigs in Blanket bratwurst wrapped in puff pastry and served with stone ground mustard and bbq sauce
Potato Skins loaded with Jack & cheddar cheeses, bacon, sour cream crema and topped with green onions
Fresh Vegetable Platter fresh vegetables served with our signature creamy Parmesan dip
Mini Fresh Fruit Kabobs featuring bites of cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries and grapes
Football Sugar Cookies traditional sugar cookies shaped like footballs and frosted
Blue and Green Vanilla Cupcakes mini cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

 

Please let us know if you would like us to provide plates, forks, and napkins for an additional charge.

Multi-Ceremony Seattle Wedding

This colorful fusion wedding was just so beautiful! Happy Shaadi, who designed the wedding, gave us all the yummy details on Rachel and Saurabh’s gorgeous 2-day celebration that we were lucky enough to do the catering for! The Hindu ceremony took place at the ISKCON Temple at the Vedic Cultural Center in Sammamish and then the Western ceremony took place at Clise Mansion in Redmond. Both events featured the gorgeous combination of red, white and gold as the color scheme to tie the multi-day events together, and the richness of the color red really brought in the elegant Indian feel along with touches from India and of course the bridal henna. The couple had a traditional Indian wedding feast at the Hindu celebration the day before the Western ceremony and reception where we created a classic American wedding menu. What an awesome way to celebrate a union – two days is much better than one! We were thrilled to be a part of this joyous occasion and always love seeing the photos of the weddings we are a part of afterwards.

{Hors D’oeuvres Selections}

Manchego Cheese Risotto Cakes, Vegetable & Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms, and Caprese Skewers

{Custom Buffet Menu}

Roasted Camembert Stuffed Chicken Breast with creamy camembert sauce, Garlic Roasted New Potatoes, Parmesan and Vegetable Orzo Pasta, colorful Roasted Root Vegetables, Mixed Field Greens with caramelized walnuts, pomegranate seeds, crumbled goat cheese and balsamic-pomegranate vinaigrette and assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls

{Wedding Cake}

Spice Cake, Cream Cheese Filling & Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

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Photography: Jason Fukura of f/8.3 Photography 

Event Planning and Design: Happy Shaadi Seattle

Hindu Ceremony Venue: ISKON Temple 

Western Ceremony and Reception Venue: Clise Mansion 

Henna: Henna by Natasha 

Floral Design: friend of the mother of the bride

Bridal Lehenga: Made in India Collection

Wedding Gown: Bellevue Bridal Boutique 

Catering and Wedding Cake: 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

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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…

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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

Cathy and Ethan – Mercer Island Wedding Catering

Cathy and Ethan had their ceremony and reception at the Mercer Island Community Center. We just love all the fun vintage-themed DIY touches throughout the detail shots! Beautiful photographs by Anda Photography.

There were some guests with Celiac disease and the bride and groom made sure to have some options for them… 2 kinds of hard Cider and some gluten free dinner and dessert items as well!

Here is the yummy menu they chose:

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

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast
chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a fine herb & white wine sauce

Stuffed Bell Peppers
stuffed with wild rice and sautéed vegetables, topped with a three cheese blend

Roasted New Potatoes
baked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Strawberry Spinach Salad
fresh baby spinach tossed with toasted almonds, gorgonzola, and sliced local strawberries then drizzled with house made white balsamic and poppy seed dressing

Assorted Macrina Bakery Rolls served with butter

 

 

Photography: Anda Photography 

Venue: Mercer Island Community Center

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Cake and Cupcakes: Stuffed Cakes

Day-of-Coordinator: Emma Misner with Seattle Event Planners

Hostessing: Invisible Hostess

Decor and Styling: Bride and Groom, DIY!

 

 

Random House – Outlander Retreat Seattle

Thank you so much for taking a look at our page! We have LOTS of ideas for you from more recent events! Check out our current work here:

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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

 

   

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jodi and Cameron – Dairyland Wedding Sneak Peek

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

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Liquor Laws for Washington State thanks to Twelve Baskets Catering owner, John Bagge

Yesterday, our owner, John Bagge, made catering history! With the assistance of Representative Larry Springer, John Bagge was successful in introducing House Bill 2680 which allows catering companies to finally be able to apply for a liquor license without having their own restaurant or storefront. Appreciation also goes to the Washington Restaurant Association and the Liquor Control Board for their generous support. Here is John Bagge with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee getting the bill signed into law! Time to celebrate! Here are a couple links to more information:

http://www.kirklandreporter.com/news/251005811.html

 

Mary and Kerry, Cle Elum WA – Seattle Wedding Catering

Mary and Kerry love their DAWGS so much they decided to have a UW Husky Tailgate themed wedding! Their colors were shades of purple and yellow and every little detail worked right into their theme from the beautiful yellow bridesmaid dresses and purple floral arrangements to the fresh lemonade and sprigs of lavender tucked into the napkins at each place setting. The private cabin they chose for their ceremony and reception was just breathtaking. They were married overlooking Cle Elum Lake and their reception tent was surrounded by tall trees and lots of natural beauty. Seattle Farm Tables was an obvious choice to go with the fun PNW feel the couple was looking for – and the tables added so much to the look of the reception. And the Lemonade stand?! SO cute! You’ll need to scroll down right now to look at it… go on, I’ll wait… CUTE right!?!?! I could go on and on about all the lovely little details, and the amazing photos taken by One Love Photo, but I should also point out the awesome thing they did for their favors(I guess I should say lack of favors) – they had donations made in their guests honor to an organization in Africa called The Last Ten Kilometers project that is working on improving health care in rural areas of Ethiopia. What a cool idea.

With no further adieu, I give you the menu:

Pulled Pork from Roro’s BBQ

Apple Smoked Chicken Breast served with a blackberry balsamic sauce

Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Corn on the Cob

Strawberry Spinach Salad with toasted almonds, gorgonzola, and sliced local strawberries then drizzled with house made white balsamic and poppy seed dressing

Gluten free Corn Bread provided by Crave Bakery

Traditional Lemonade

Iced Tea

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Old Fashions and Premixed Mason Jar Cocktails

Signature French Macarons

Strawberry Shortcake Shooters

Cupcakes and Mini Cake from Crave Gluten Free Bakery

 

Venue: Private Cabin in Cle Elum

Photography: One Love Photo

Catering and Desserts: Twelve Baskets Catering

Florist: Melanie Benson Floral

Cake and cupcakes: Crave Bakery

BBQ Pulled Pork: RoRo’s BBQ

Rentals: Seattle Farm Tables, AA Party Rentals, Grand Event Rentals

Mike and Lauren, Red Barn Studios – Seattle Wedding Catering

 

Lauren and Mike’s wedding at Red Barn Studios in Southern Washington was full of color and fun DIY details. Their wedding planner, Sarah Swanson from EVENTful Moments, helped everything run smoothly and it was such a beautiful day! The fabulous photos are from Gabriel Van Wyhe Photography.

 

 

 

 

Venue: Red Barn Studios

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Planner: EVENTful Moments

Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio

DJ: Otto-Matic Mobile Music

Photography and Photo Booth: Gabriel Van Wyhe Photography

Florist: Jen’s Blossoms

Mini Pies: Pie – Fremont

Makeup and Hair: Off White Makeup and Hair

 

Open House Tasting at Within Sodo

 

Click the picture above to RSVP

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!

 

Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards 2014

Seattle, WA – January 20th, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Twelve Baskets Catering as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for Catering in Seattle!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Twelve Baskets. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“There’s no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Twelve Baskets Catering for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards™ winner, Twelve Baskets Catering is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

Twelve Baskets is proud to be one of the top Caterers in the Seattle area in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014.

For more information about Twelve Baskets Catering, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.weddingwire.com/twelvebasketscatering.

To learn more about the Couple’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

Ben and Annica’s Sanders Estate Wedding, Auburn Wedding Catering

Ben and Annica were wed at Sanders Estate in Auburn with their family and friends surrounding them – and what a beautiful and colorful wedding it was. Thanks to Erin Schedler Photography for these fabulous images that perfectly captured the special moments and gorgeous details(like the DIY dessert table!) that this couple worked on! We were lucky and proud to be a part of this lovely wedding.

Stationary Hors d’Oeuvres

Fresh Vegetable Display
Signature Cheese Display
Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip
Baby Red Potatoes

Dinner Menu

Apple Smoked Chicken Breast, served with a blackberry balsamic sauce
Grilled Flank Steak, served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce
Scalloped Potatoes Grilled Asparagus
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread 

   

  

   

   

 

 

Venue: Sanders Estate

Photography: Erin Schedler

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

DJ: We Heart Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Swink

Florist: Karen Allison |  425-957-1775

 

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!

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.

Click here to RSVP.

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

UW Botanic Gardens Vendor Showcase Event

Please, come join us and a bunch of other talented local event artisans at this open house put on by the UW Botanic Gardens. It will be at the Center for Urban Horticulture on September 11th from 2:30pm – 6:30pm. If you are hosting, planning, or even thinking about throwing a party, you should come check out this gorgeous venue and meet some great people who could help you throw a great bash! We will be serving up some tasty treats and beverages, so be sure to stop by! Here is some more info from their website.

Open House Tasting – The Landing Banquet and Lounge

We had a great turn out for our Summer tasting at The Landing in U Village. What a beautiful space! We were thrilled to work with Rasa and Erika of PlanningSavvy.com to bring this fun event together. We chose a light color palette to contrast with the industrial romantic feel of the space and it worked really well! The venue has gorgeous windows with flowy drapes that let in a lot of light and really open up the space. Eleanor with Bash and Bloom created the most exquisite floral pieces that fit just right and tied everything together! Wine World and Spirits poured some wonderful wines to pair with the menu and Carla from Honey Crumb Cake Studio made some delicious treats to share along with having a live cake decorating station where she frosted and put together a fabulous cakes topped with one of her signature sugar flowers. Ashley Webster played some beautiful music throughout the night and AA Party Rentals provided all of the lovely linens and other equipment. Thanks to Jenny of Jennifer Wohrle Photography for these amazing images and for taking the time to get all the little details!

Make sure to contact these great vendors for your next special event!

Here is the menu from the event:

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Smoked Salmon Cakes, Roma Tomato Bruschetta, and Brie and Poached Pear Purses

Buffet Menu

Fresh and Grilled Vegetable Display, Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip, Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes, Apple Smoked Chicken Breast served with a blackberry balsamic sauce, Grilled Flank Steak served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Macrina Bakery Multi-Seed Breadsticks and Rolls

Desserts

Brownie Bites, Meyer Lemon Bites, Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites, Shortcake Shooters, French Macaroons, and a S’mores Station

Beverages

Citrus Water, Passion Orange Guava Sparkling Punch, Vanilla Mint Lemonade, and Freshly Brewed Caffe Vita Coffee Service

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

Venue: The Landing

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Photographer: Jennifer Wohrle

Event Planner: Erica and Rasa with PlanningSavvy

Flowers: Bash and Bloom

Music: Ashley Webster, Pianist

Wine and Beer: Wine World & Spirits

Specialty Desserts and Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Snohomish Wedding Tour – June 2, 2013

If you or someone you know is getting married, this is one of the best places to be on June 2nd! The Snohomish Wedding Tour is a special event designed to give couples, their families, and friends an opportunity to view some beautiful Snohomish venues and meet with industry professionals at each location who provide outstanding products and services! Here is a little more about the event from the tour’s website:

“Meet nearly 100 professional wedding vendors including coordinators, photographers, caterers, florists, dessert specialists, bridal attire, décor and rental suppliers, and so much more! Make this your ‘one stop’ shopping experience for all of your wedding planning needs! Caterers will have tasty food to sample, listen to DJ’s provide a reception atmosphere, and plan to see many unique items and ideas in wedding planning. Plan to enter a Grand Prize Sweepstakes drawing filled with free products and services for your wedding!”

Twelve Baskets will be participating at Jardin Del Sol and there will be a bunch of other great local vendors there for you to meet and see in action! Here is a list of all who will be joining us at Jardin for the day. For a full list of venues and vendors participating, please take a look at the website and get excited. Oh, and I forgot to mention, the best part is, it only costs $5.00 and if you go to the Snohomish Wedding Tour’s facebook page, they have posted an offer that if you purchase your tickets before May 24th, they will be 50% off – that’s $2.50, folks! What a steal.  Hope to see you there!

Here are a few photos from real weddings we have worked at Jardin:

Photos above by Nichole Jordan Photography. See more photos from this wedding here.

 

Photos above by Twelve Baskets Catering

Photo by Keary Dee Photography. See more photos from this wedding here.

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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Kristen and Michael – Cle Elum Ranch Wedding

When you imagine a quintessential, outdoor, antique wedding, this is the wedding you think of.  Set in the beautiful eastern foothills of the cascade mountain range, this guest ranch boasts gorgeous scenery and picturesque backdrops; perfect for this rustic, homey, friends and family centered wedding between a lovely photographer and her musician groom.

We weren’t alone in drooling over these absolutely stunning photographs by Ben Blood Photography of this storybook wedding. Green Wedding Shoes, the wedding blog, also got a hold of these great images and proudly featured them on their site! You can see them here and learn a few things from this couple and also what made this wedding so very special and why we felt so honored to be a part of it.

   

   

   

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Dinner Menu:

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast – fresh chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a fine herb & white wine cream sauce

Vegetarian Pot Pie (vegetarian entree item) – individual pie shells filled with oven-roasted garden vegetables with mornay sauce, topped with puff pastry brushed with clarified butter and browned in the oven

Smoked Salmon Cakes – fresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon, served crisp, topped with a Cajun remoulade sauce

Roasted New Potatoes – tossed in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Roasted Root Vegetables – a wonderful medley of golden & red beets, rutabaga, celery root, carrots and parsnips tossed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and spices, then roasted to perfection

Mixed Field Greens – fresh mixed greens served with caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigrette

Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread and Rolls- served with butter

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photography: Ben Blood

venue: Flying Horseshoe Ranch Cle Elum, WA

event design: thrifted and family heirlooms

day of coordinator: Emily Murphy of Manette Gracie

floral design: Flowers from mother and grandmother’s gardens along with local markets

bulk wax flowers and sister’s floral wreath from Henshaw’s Floral

wedding dress: Custom by Knar Bridal in Kirkland, WA

hair + make up: Jenny Bowker

invitations: Sam and Dale Ahn

catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

plates: Thrifted, heirlooms, Rad Crockery Rentals

cake: Alyson and Ashley Redding

desserts: Top Pot doughnuts

Cookies by aunt, mom and grandma

music: groom and vinyl

Twelve Baskets Catering February Tasting

Please join us for a tasting event at The Great Hall at Green Lake Thursday, February 28th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, where we will be showcasing some international food stations.  You will also have a chance to speak with one of our coordinators about your upcoming event and meet some great local event industry professionals as well, such as Pink Blossom EventsPlatinum DesignsWine World & SpiritsJust MilledFun Frames Photo BoothLady YumVintage AmbianceAA Party RentalsBugsie ProductionsLaurel’s Floral Decor, and Calima Portraits. There will also be some special offers and give-aways that will be presented.

Please RSVP here at our Evite page and we look forward to seeing you there!

Hurry! Space is limited!

 

January 2013 Open House Recap

Another new year, another open house – but not just any open house! This January, we pulled off our best one yet, with help from some of our dear friends and colleagues! We brought the theme from our booth at the Seattle Wedding Show – “Mint to Be“, and with all the talent in the room, it was just fabulous! We would like to thank all of you who came out to support us, try our food, and see us in action! We truly love what we do and are grateful for the opportunity we have to be a part of such great events in Seattle from the grand weddings and corporate meetings, to the simple and intimate social gatherings. We love it all!

These stunning photographs were taken by Angela and Evan Photography and we are so thankful to all of the other vendors we joined forces with to create such a magnificent soiree. From the fantastic florals provided by Lola Event Floral and Design, down to every last little vintage glass bottle from Vintage Ambiance. Everyone made their mark and deserves a round of applause!

Venue: 415 Westlake

Photography: Angela and Evan Photography

Event Planner: Melody Davis

Florist: Lola Event Floral and Decor

Bar: BevMo

DJ/Lighting: Wave Link Music

Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables

Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Handcrafted Party Details: Heathoriginal

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Specialty Linen: Creative Coverings

Specialty Dessert: Lady Yum

Wedding Gowns: The Dress Theory

Event Painter: Sam Day

Invitations/Stationary: Just Milled

Photo Booth: Emerald City Photo Booth

Transportation: Butler Valet

Coffee Catering: Espresso Elegance

Coat Check: Coat Check Complete

View more photos here on our facebook page!

Chloe + Josh // Robinswood House Summer Wedding

Another beautiful wedding at Robinswood House in Bellevue. Josh and Chloe are the perfect couple! It was a warm Thursday night wedding and everything was set just right. From the hanging glass panels for the sweetheart table backdrop to the market fresh flowers and all the other yummy DIY touches, this celebration was just fabulous! The amazing photos were taken by Daniel Usenko Photography and cake was from Lady Yum.

Light hors d’oeuvres were served following the ceremony

Menu

Mini Fresh Fruit Kabobs
featuring bites of cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries and grapes

Fresh Vegetable Display
medley of crisp, fresh vegetables  colorfully displayed in glass vases
served with our signature creamy Parmesan dip

Hawaiian Ginger Pulled Pork Sliders
slow-cooked with pineapple and ginger until wonderfully tender, served on sweet rolls