Twelve Baskets Catering

Serving the Greater Seattle Area since 1976

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256 Reviews
We had our wedding at Wallace Falls Lodge in Gold Bar, WA. Because it was so far from Seattle, our catering vendor options were limited which is fine by me! (paralysis of too many options/too much choice is real). Twelve Baskets came recommended by our venue and we were really happy with how everything came out. Our event coordinator was responsive and helpful, had no problems making any amount of changes that I asked for whether large or small. She was nice and friendly during a tasting and answered all questions without issue. They were really flexible about providing their Northwest BBQ package meal option for dinner and making substitutions for our vegan/vegetarian friends, as well as accommodating to special guests with very special dietary needs or coming up with a kids menu. They did passed tray appetizers before dinner and people seemed into that, and serve yourself buffet so it kept the staffing (and costs) minimal. The food was delicious! I enjoyed every item and heard nothing but good feedback about it all from the guests. They send you a questionnaire when you start developing your meal options so they can get a good sense of how you want your night to go. I was so insistent that we do so much by ourselves to keep the staffing minimal, but it ended up that I think their staff were bored towards the end of the night! (We did our own set up/clean up for tables and chairs and I regret not asking them for a little more help with that!) They provided complimentary cake cutting which I thought was great, and packaged up your leftovers for you (ours lasted almost an entire extra week). We did our own self-serve beer and wine, and so unless you use their staff for bartending service, they are not able to help with replenishing stocks of alcohol, which I understand. I think the price per person was pretty fair for the quality of service and food that was served, and would recommend to others in the area.
My Daughter recently got married and Twelve Baskets did the catering for the event. I would 100% recommend them for your wedding. They were very flexible with the food changes up to a week before. On the day of the wedding everything looked exactly how my daughter had envisioned from the cocktail hour to the buffet and the drink station. The on site staff were very friendly helpful and professional. The food was delicious as all of our guests made a point to tell us how good everything was that evening. Specifically the steak and chicken were both excellent and the strawberry shooters and lemon bites were a big hit. I thought the vanilla lemonade was really good. Our daughter and son in law especially liked the cornbread. They made special salads and desserts on site for our allergy guests as well without any pre planning. Being it was a very busy weekend for weddings in the Seattle area there were times the event coordinator didn't reply as quickly as we would have liked, but he was very friendly and apologetic for any delays. I would not use AA linen rental in connection with Twelve Baskets. they didn't have good inventory and the proper linens were not delivered for the wedding even though they were written correctly in the contract and requested 6 months prior to the wedding. I would suggest BBJ rentals in Tukwila south of Southcenter mall.
Twelve Baskets Catering Response
Twelve Baskets Catering's reply: Thank you so very much for your feedback! We so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and other brides and grooms looking for catering. We're so happy to hear how much everyone loved our food and service. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones again soon!
Twelve Baskets was wonderful to work with for our wedding catering. We live in Boston and got married in Seattle, and they were super accommodating and helpful in coordinating almost everything long distance, both between us and with the event planner at our venue. My husband and I aren't formal people; we didn't want a sit down dinner, just an hors d'oeuvres buffet and desserts. Twelve Baskets had the best variety at the best value of the four caterers we looked into. Because we don't live in the area, we didn't sample anything ahead of time. My parents did attend an open house on our behalf and tried some food, which they raved about. Mostly we relied on reviews and the warm fuzzy we got from talking to the TB employees--they all seemed genuinely excited about working with us to make our wedding as good as it could be. Catering is EXPENSIVE, and Jerry worked with us ways to cut costs--providing our own plasticware based on a list he provided, supplementing the menu with fruit and cheese/crackers. At the wedding, the table looked beautiful, the staff was helpful and professional (we had a very tight timeline for set-up and take down, and they made everything work as smoothly and efficiently as possible), and all our guests raved about the food. Unfortunately, we ourselves didn't have time to take more than a few bites, but the staff packed up to-go boxes for us! Even cold the food was delicious! They also included a sweet note and a congratulatory gift.

About Twelve Baskets Catering

John Bagge grew up on a grain farm in Minnesota until his late teens when his family moved to Seattle. His early roots in gardening and farming made a tremendous impact on his love of food and hospitality. When he started Twelve Baskets as a restaurant back in 1976, he wouldn't have thought it would grow and become so successful. The company began catering in 1978 and the rest is history! We've catered thousands of events over the years and our love of the industry only grows stronger. Adding flavor to philosophy, our team contributes decades of culinary expertise to Twelve Baskets Catering. Whether you need an elegant dinner for 20 to 30, an affordable hor d'oeuvres buffet wedding reception for 350, an outdoor company picnic, or a casual lunch for your corporate meeting, Twelve Baskets Catering is here for you. We take great pride in our work and want your event to be as perfect as you do!