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.
-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
Photography: Mike Nakamura Photography LLC
Planning and Design: Tolo Events
Photo booth: The SnapBar
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
Photo: Kelly Lemon Photography
Photo: Lorraine Fisher Photography
Photo: Sasha Reiko Photography
Photo: Twelve Baskets Catering
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
Our new Fall and Holiday Menu is out! Check out these delicious new menu items below and give us a call to schedule your next event. We’d love to be a part of your holiday gatherings. Thanks to the photographers who shared their talents with us.
We love sourcing products and foods that support a sustainable future. Over the last couple years we have been working on getting rid of disposable plastic in our company as much as we can. We’ve been pleased to find amazing quality eco products that are not only good for the earth, but easy on the eyes too! Since last year we have been sending wood/fallen leaf and sugarcane products for our drop off catering, and it’s great to hear from the companies we source our products from that they are choosing to do good work! We love not needing to sacrifice style for sustainability! Let us know if we can provide some lovely platters for a gathering soon.
Here are some photos from some of our recent compostable drop off events (if it looks like plastic, it is not!) :
Here is some news we’ve received from the company PacknWood about their impact on reducing carbon emissions. We order a variety of products from them and have always been impressed with their merchandise. Click the icon below for more information.
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
All American Mini Burgers
served with cheese, lettuce, tomato & ketchup sweet pickle aioli
Venue: Robinswood House
Photographer: Alyssa Wilcox Photography
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Florist and Coordinator: Love Blooms Event Design
Desserts and Cake: Dianne’s Delights
Coral Linen Napkins and “Urban Gold” Flatware: Cort Party Rentals
DJ and Photo Booth: David Leu
Party Bus: A&A Limos
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Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.
Providing customers a seamless experience both online and off.
Actively engaged with their customers across a number of platforms.
Banquet Cook (part to possibly full time and seasonal )
Twelve Baskets Catering (strictly off-premise) and Executive Chef Phil Collins are seeking to hire talented Banquet Cooks. This position will be a mix of AM and PM shifts preparing and finishing both hot and cold menu items. Candidates with experience in “from scratch cooking” who are detail oriented , reliable, fun to work with, and have a desire to work and learn from a highly trained and skilled executive chef should apply today.
The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years line and banquet cooking experience in a busy mid to upscale from scratch kitchen, will be culinary driven and dedicated to their craft, and will work hard with a sense of urgency while having fun in a team environment. Hotel cooking, banquet cooking and a culinary school degree are a huge plus. This is a part time position with flexible hours along with potential growth opportunities for the right candidate. Full time possibility for the right person.
Related skills needed:
Proper Kitchen procedures and organization knowledge
Work in a team atmosphere
Strong knife skills
Understanding of from scratch cooking
Can read and speak English
Entry level understanding of pastry and desserts (not mandatory)
Fish cookery knowledge +
Meat cookery knowledge +
Knowledge of Gluten and Dairy Free cooking +
Curious and inspired by food and creating something special
Culinary driven and want to take our catering clients experience to the next level
We are looking for quality seasonal on call event staff for serving, bartending, and a few lead event captains to work our off premise weddings, social and corporate events. We are looking for team players that are friendly, outgoing, hard working, efficient and who really care about the guests and clients. We are a regional top ten award winning catering company located in Kirkland but we work all over the Seattle Metro area.
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Emily & David were wed at historic Robinswood House in Bellevue last August. Their lovely color theme of Diamond White and Navy Blues was just perfect for the setting! Take a peek at these beautiful images from Select Photography. We love working at this venue with its romantic feel and charming gardens. The couple chose our signature cheese display to be served following the ceremony during cocktail hour and then ended with a delicious Italian chicken and pasta dinner. Here are a few other vendors we were lucky enough to work alongside. Mike’s Amazing cakes made the most beautiful Scandinavian cake! See more photos below.
Florist: Flowers by Anna
Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes
Rentals: Express Linen Rentals
Open House Tasting
Tuesday, October 16th at Robinswood House in Bellevue from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Please join us and sample some wonderful miniaturized summer BBQ items!
Be ready to start salivating, here is a small taste of what is to come!
mini burgers with caramelized onion aioli
mini corn bread muffins with honey butter
apple smoked chicken skewers with blackberry balsamic sauce
mini bbq pulled pork sandwiches
mini strawberry spinach salads
For more info and to RSVP, please click here!