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:
We love being able to cater for all types of events and gatherings. This group of Alumni from Buckingham Browne & Nichols Upper School had a great time at their class reunion reminiscing, laughing, and just enjoying themselves with some good food and drinks. We were happy to be a part of this fun affair that brought old friends together from across the country!
A few words from our happy client: "I wanted to thank Twelve Baskets Catering for helping put on an amazing event! Everyone raved about the food and service. I appreciate all you did with quick responses and making it easy for me to trust a vendor across the country to have a successful event."
The group enjoyed some tray-passed Encrusted Beef Tip Bites and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, then we opened a heavy hors d'oeuvres buffet with a Grilled Vegetable Platter, Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin Crostini, Brie and Poached Pear Cups, Hummus Stuffed Cucumber Cup, Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates, Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip with house made pita chips, Smoked Chicken and Apple Crescents and Cilantro Spiced Prawns. Their dessert table consisted of our trio of bites: Brownie Bites, Meyer Lemon Bites, and Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites.
"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!
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!
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
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
Continue reading "Wedding Showcase and Tasting at Robinswood House Bellevue"
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"
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 Catering was interviewed a couple years ago in the Pacific Northwest podcast, From Ring to Veil, a wedding planning resource. Since then, we have been added to their recent Resource Guide in the catering category! If you are interested in seeing a list of great event professionals and venues in our area, as well as an awesome guide to planning your wedding including Checklists and Timelines, you should check out this book! It's reasonable priced on Amazon in paperback and Kindle version, and the proceeds go towards helping keep this super helpful podcast running!
Check it out!
We've had the honor of being added to Columbia Winery's exclusive list and we cannot wait to begin catering events there! This winery has been around since 1962 and has been hosting weddings and events for years. They have recently renovated their beautiful facilities and it is a wonderful location for weddings, galas, parties, and corporate gatherings. Continue reading "Catering at Columbia Winery"
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"
We love sourcing products and foods that support a sustainable future. Over the last couple years we have been working on getting rid of disposable plastic in our company as much as we can. We've been pleased to find amazing quality eco products that are not only good for the earth, but easy on the eyes too! Since last year we have been sending wood/fallen leaf and sugarcane products for our drop off catering, and it's great to hear from the companies we source our products from that they are choosing to do good work! We love not needing to sacrifice style for sustainability! Let us know if we can provide some lovely platters for a gathering soon.
Here are some photos from some of our recent compostable drop off events (if it looks like plastic, it is not!) :
Here is some news we've received from the company PacknWood about their impact on reducing carbon emissions. We order a variety of products from them and have always been impressed with their merchandise. Click the icon below for more information.
PacknWood is proud to be a CO2 Neutral Company
Working in collaboration with CO2logic, we estimated the carbon emissions generated by our bio-based products and developed a carbon calculator to assess our product-related emissions. This calculation includes all relevant contributors of a package's carbon footprint such as raw materials, energy use (for manufacturing and storage) and logistics. End of life emissions have been excluded as no reliable data is available for the customer disposal, after the products have been delivered to our clients. However, we want to stress the importance of not sending compostable products to landfills to minimize the environmental impact.Amongst our bio-based products, palm leaf products emit the lowest emission, while sugarcane products emit the highest (but are still much better for the environment than plastic alternatives). Taking direct responsibility for our emissions is our commitment as a sustainable packaging innovator. This is why all our sustainable and innovative packaging solutions sold in North America are certified CO2 Neutral in compliance with the PAS 2060 standard.We offset all unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions by supporting a climate project in Uganda. Thanks to PacknWood's annual contribution and active participation of local communities, we preserve about 5,000 trees. This investment also supports the local infrastructure, avoids toxic fumes and offsets more than 1,000 metric tons of CO2.
Every customer who uses our certified CO2 Neutral packaging solutions is making an active contribution to protecting the climate. At the same time, the use of CO2 neutral packaging can have a positive effect on your company or event's own carbon footprint.
Come join us for a fun night of food, drinks, and festivities with some of the best event professionals in the area! We are so pleased to be a part of this evening that Sarah with Eventful Moments has put together at Within Sodo. Click on this link to register your party! Please invite anyone you know who is in the market for catering for their wedding or special event!
Tiffany and Jeremy’s ceremony and reception at Robinswood House in Bellevue was a lovely coral, gold, and gray color theme with rustic modern accents and little succulent favors that tied into the floral design of the arrangements and bouquets. From the sweet little flower girls in white dresses and the bride and groom’s modern style to the glow stick dance party and late night snack sliders, this celebration was a perfect blend of the couple’s elegant yet fun-loving style. Besides having some great kid-friendly activities and books, the bride and groom also had some of their favorite yard games available post-ceremony for guests to enjoy the early summer weather, and by the end of the night you could tell that everyone was having the best time thanks to the thoughtful planning that went into this soiree! Thanks to Alyssa Wilcox Photography for the beautiful images!
Stationary Hors D'oeuvresSignature Cheese Displayassorted domestic and imported hard and soft cheeses, tiered on slate tilesserved with sliced baguettes and gourmet and GF crackersTray-Passed Hors D'oeuvresNorthwest Wild Salmon Cakesfresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon,served crisp, topped with lemon dill aioliBacon Wrapped Medjool Datesoven-roasted bite-sized dates stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and drizzled with a maple balsamic reductionCustom Buffet MenuPeppercorn Beef Tenderpeppercorn crusted and served with a juniper Demi-glaceNorthwest Herb Crusted Chickencrusted with herbs, pan-seared and served with a Northwest demiTaro Cake With Wild Mushroomscrispy taro cake topped with oven roasted asparagus and wild mushrooms, nestled on a bed of sautéed spinachRoasted New Potatoesbaked in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oilBrown Butter Broccolinisteamed and tossed with brown butterSpring Wild Baby Greens & Strawberry Saladwild baby greens, fresh strawberries, Feta & walnuts tossed in a Champagne viniagretteFresh Baked Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rolls served with butterLate-Night SnackAll American Mini Burgersserved with cheese, lettuce, tomato & ketchup sweet pickle aioli
Venue: Robinswood House
Photographer: Alyssa Wilcox Photography
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Florist and Coordinator: Love Blooms Event Design
Desserts and Cake: Dianne's Delights
Coral Linen Napkins and "Urban Gold" Flatware: Cort Party Rentals
DJ and Photo Booth: David Leu
Party Bus: A&A Limos
Grace and Tai tied the knot at Jardin Del Sol in Snohomish on a lovely Saturday in August. Katie Slayton from Sprinkled in Seattle helped plan and coordinate this beautiful celebration and we just love the way it turned out! Twelve Baskets provided hors d'oeuvres and a family-style dinner al fresco. Shane Welch did an amazing job on the photos; they are absolutely stunning! The couple chose a PNW color theme of blues, greens, white and taupe with rustic elegant decor and light airy florals.
Tray-Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Italian Stuffed MushroomsAndouille sausage, garlic and ParmesanWatermelon, Feta, and Mint Skewersfresh cubed watermelon layered with Feta cheese and mint leavesCrab Cakescrisp sweet crab cakes, golden brown & topped with a fire-roasted poblano creme fraiche
Stationary Hors D'oeuvres
Cedar Plank Briedouble cream Brie grilled on a cedar plank, topped with our raspberry chipotle glaze, served with house made herb crackers and sliced fresh baguette
Custom Family Style Menu
Roasted Garlic Wild Salmonwild salmon basted with slow-roasted garlic, fresh thyme, flash seared and served with a meyer lemon beurre blancPeppercorn Beef Tenderpeppercorn crusted and served with a juniper Demi glazeStuffed Sun-dried Tomato Bell Pepperstuffed with a creamy sun-dried tomato risottoMashed Cauliflower and Potato Puree Seasonal Grilled Vegetables Garden Saladfresh mixed greens with English cucumbers, grape tomatoes and assorted dressings on the sideFresh Baked Sliced Artisan Bread & Assorted Rollsserved with butter
Photographer: Shane Welch Photography
Venue: Jardin Del Sol
Planner: Sprinkled in Seattle
Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering
DJ: Bugsie Productions
Florist: Studio 3 Floral Design
Linen Rentals: Grand Event Rentals
Tableware Rentals: Twelve Baskets Catering
The holidays are just around the corner. Book your event now and you won't have to worry about that aspect of your to-do list for the rest of the season! Take advantage of some of our delicious new menu items and old Twelve Baskets classics like our German and Scandinavian cookies and candies made from recipes passed down from our owners' grandmothers. There is still a lot to choose from and your guests will be so impressed! Take a peek at our new menus and packages available and give us a call today to plan your social or company get-together!
Holiday PackagesWinter Dessert MenuWinter Dessert Packages
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