Culinary Crafts

Friday Instagram of the Week!


Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our fabulous sous chef, Vicki Skeem!  What a refreshing drink for these hot summer days and the fun garnish is perfect!  We love that this would look right at home at a rustic wedding or country BBQ or even a casual summer rehearsal dinner!  Thanks, Vicki – and you can follow Vicki at @vickiskeem.  Remember, add #culinarycrafts to your Instagram posts and we might choose your photo next!  Happy Instagramming, everyone!

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Food Truck Love!

We here at Culinary Crafts have watched the rise of the food truck from the gems of delicious taco trucks in downtown SLC to the all out gourmet battle for foodie followers that you see today! From sweet to savory and classic to fusion cusine, there is a little bit of everything out there nowadays, and it’s not just in downtown SLC anymore either!  These food truck titans hail from Davis County and all the way to Utah County, and everywhere in between, and they travel far and wide, changing their locale from day to day.  How great is that?  Check out some of our favorites!


Row 1: Bento Truck (Japanese), Cupbop (Korean BBQ), and Fiore Pizza (Italian); Row 2: Art City Donuts (Dessert), Better Burger Truck (American); Row 3: Waffle Love (Breakfast/Dessert), Chow Truck (Asian Fusion); and Row 4: HeidiCakes (Dessert), Surefire Pizza (Italian), Off The Grid (American Fusion)

This selection of food trucks is merely the tip of the iceberg too!  There are so many more favorites and new ones popping up all the time!  Keep your eye out for food truck rallies in your area so you can try a bunch of these fine purveyors in one go, or if you are in Salt Lake, Food Truck Thursday is held at the Gallivan Plaza weekly.  And, just to peak your interest, don’t be surprised if you see Culinary Crafts making their way onto the Food Truck playing field in the future as well!!!  Happy eating, everyone!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!


Today’s triumphant return of Instagram of the Week is from MaryCrafts-Homer with a quick snap of a GORGEOUS tablescape from one of the last week’s weddings!  Held at Aspen Meadows, this wedding was a stunner – and we can’t wait to show you more!  This little sneak peek will have to hold you at bay for awhile though!  Congrats to Lizzie and Aaron – And remember, add #culinarycrafts to your Instagram posts for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy Instagramming, everyone!

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Vendor Spotlight: Eli Kirk

We here at Culinary Crafts are all about great tasting food and GORGEOUS presentation.  So, when it came to getting our website refreshed and ready to go, we made sure to pick a company that could exceed our expectations for functionality, style, and (of course) fabulous presentation – an Eli Kirk did just that!  In addition to being a super great web design/development company located right here in Utah, they make a pretty entertaining promo video to boot!  This one even features some familiar Culinary Crafts faces!  Check it out!

Thanks for letting us be a part of this fabulous video, Eli Kirk! You are awesome! Happy web surfing, everyone!

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Happy 4th of July!


As you all know, tomorrow is Independance Day!  In honor of this patriotic holiday, I’ve found this fabulous shot from a past inspiration shoot we did with Utah Bride Blog that was just brimming with the beautiful palette of red, white, and blue!  In observance of the 4th, the blog will be on holiday until Monday so that we can enjoy the long weekend with our friends and family – and you should do the same!  (Also note that Instagram of the Week will come back next week as well.)  I hope your weekend is filled with friends, family, food, fireworks, and fun!  Happy celebrating, everyone!

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Photo by Kate Osbourne Photography

Repost from Utah Bride & Groom: Delicate Designs


“Modern Display is pleased to announce their new wedding selections and to celebrate, they styled this soft and organic photo shoot. The indulgent floral arrangements and tablescape, coupled with the charm of hand-written fonts, are on trend for this season. This timeless design is the essence of elegance.”

What a FANTASTIC shoot and thank you to Utah Bride & Groom Magazine for the beautiful write-up!  All of the vendors were so wonderful to work with and the finished result was truly lovely – so we are equally thankful to have been asked to be a part of it!  Happy dreaming, everyone!

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Photography by: Jessica Peterson Photography

Decor and floral design by: Scenemakers

China, glassware, and place settings by: Diamond Rentals

Catering by: Culinary Crafts 

Cake by: Layers Cake

Invitation suite and chalk art by: Eleanor Kramer of Cobalt & Dash

Calligraphy by: Ashley MacKay of Cobalt & Dash

Dress by: Alta Moda Bridal

Hair and make up by: Soula Christopulos

Recipe of the Month: Smoked Paprika Grilled Flank Steak & Roasted Garden Carrots


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Friday Instagram of the Week!


This week’s Instagram of the Week comes from our executive head chef, Marco Niccoli, who got to be the guest chef for the VIP tent at the Kiss/Def Leppard concert this week!  How totally awesome is that!  (And don’t worry, eagle eyed friends!  He corrected the Led Zepplin typo in the comments.)  Our staff rocks and remember to follow Marco’s rockstar instagram at @marconiccoli and add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts on the goings on of Culinary Crafts for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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Announcing Destination Bridal Appointments at Alta MODA!


Well, we know that the vendors here in Utah are AMAZING, but we are constantly thrilled to see the new and innovative things our local industry experts come up with – and our friends at Alta MODA are no exception!  We are ecstatic to announce Destination Appointments from Alta MODA!  This is a service for those brides who LOVE what this exquisite bridal shop has to offer, but may not live in Salt Lake City.  This is ESPECIALLY great for all of those gals searching for a modest dress and may not have a local source with a staff as experienced in these types of alterations and build-ups, but it’s also just a great option for ANY bride who just wants a personalized, high-end experience with the crème de la crème of gown selection.  And, in true extraordinary fashion, this is no routine appointment, but an experience!  Their destination appointments will include:

  • Airport pick-up
  • A post-flight refreshment pack. Your choice: sweet or savory
  • Tailored appointments based on consultation calls and emails with you
  • Connecting you with the stylist that best suits your style and knows everything about your needs
  • Complimentary ground shipping of your gown to your home should you not wish to travel back for alterations

We love this new service that we can offer to our out-of-town brides!  And, kudos to you, Alta MODA, for this genius inspiration!  Happy traveling, everyone!

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French Countryside Styled Shoot at Johnson Mill

We here at Culinary Crafts have been SO lucky to participate in such GORGEOUS inspiration shoots, and this year, we have had a bunch recently that are simply stunning!  This romantic gem, photographed by Ivy & Stone and set on the grounds of the breathtaking Johnson Mill, was no exception!  With a soft palette of cream, pink, and green and a bonus of fabulous lace accents, I think you’ll fall in love with this shoot too!  Check it out!


The fabulous couple was decked out to the nines!  But, since this was more of a French Brunch feel, they kept it soft and romantic and didn’t go black tie, like you might for an evening fête.


We loved the loose and organic feel of the flowers by Bloom Floral Studio!


Isn’t the bride’s dress dreamy?  From Gateway Bridal, we love the lace overlay and the neckline was so pretty.  I loved how it showed off the lace detail!  And the pretty settee was perfect as an accent furniture piece from Refined Vintage Events!


We decided to create a “Herbal Tea-ni Bar” for this brunchtime menu.  We served a White Peach Tea-ni, Blackberry Floral Tea-ni, and Ginger Apricot Tea-ni.  Then we poured it over shaved ice, in the style of a Mint Julep, and garnished it with fresh mint.  So yummy!


One of the great things about the Johnson Mill is the grounds which are unlike ANYTHING else.  We were right next to a babbling brook, beautiful blooms, and gorgeous trees.  All of which lent to creating such a beautiful feel and great light!


I seriously am in love with the vineyard tables with the eclectic lace linens, soft pink napkins, gold flatware, and beautiful scalloped plates from Diamond Rental.  Such a pretty tablescape and the flowers looked PERFECT!


Our first course was a Grilled Apricot filled with Goat Cheese and topped with Granola Brittle and Mint – a light and pretty starter for brunch!


I loved this hand-drawn sign!  Such a great detail that I think would look wonderful at so many weddings!


The second course, which kept in theme with our Tea-ni Bar, was House Tea Smoked Sea Bass with a Honey Ginger Maple Glaze and garnished with Micro Greens and Fava Beans.  YUM!


More of the fabulous details from this shoot!  I loved the floral crown, loose side swept braid, and the sweet hammock!  It made for some great shots, don’t you think?


And, last but not least, my favorite – DESSERT!  The wedding cake was an Apricot Pancake Cake layered with Maple and Vanilla Bean Buttercream and we also served House-made Glazed Cronuts too, (yes, THOSE cronuts!!!)  Mmmm.  I mean, donuts made with croissant dough???  Sign me up!

Such a great shoot and we loved being a part of it!  Thank you to Ivy & Stone for these great photos and to all the vendors who made this gorgeous shoot possible!  Happy dreaming, everyone!

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Photographer & Invitations:  Ivy & Stone
Floral Designer: Bloom Floral Studio

Caterer: Culinary Crafts
Equipment Rentals: Diamond Rental
Reception Venue: Johnson’s Mill

Equipment Rentals: Refined Vintage Events
Dress Store: Gateway Bridal
Makeup/Hair: Versa Artistry