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

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.

co2-info
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

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016
© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

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© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

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© Alyssa Wilcox Photography 2016

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

© Shane Welch Photography

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

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

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Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

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Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

Shane Welch Photography

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. 🙂

Weddings in Woodinville 2017

Winter Menus and Holiday Packages

Holiday Table

The holidays are just around the corner. Book your event now and you won’t have to worry about that aspect of your to-do list for the rest of the season! Take advantage of some of our delicious new menu items and old Twelve Baskets classics like our German and Scandinavian cookies and candies made from recipes passed down from our owners’ grandmothers. There is still a lot to choose from and your guests will be so impressed! Take a peek at our new menus and packages available and give us a call today to plan your social or company get-together!

Holiday Packages

Winter Dessert Menu

Winter Dessert Packages

 

Holiday Beverages

Amy and Joe’s Fall Wedding at DeLille Cellars

Photography by Betty Elaine

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

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

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

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

Photography by Betty Elaine

Photography by Betty Elaine

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

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering

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

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering

Trinity Tree Farm | Vail Studio | Twelve Baskets Catering

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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

Check out these gorgeous photos from Jon Kaplan Photography:

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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

 

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

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

 

 

Seahawks Playoff Package! Seattle Catering

Twelve Baskets Catering

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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.

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