Culinary Crafts

Friday Instagram of the Week!


Today’s Instagram of the Week is a preview from our very own Mary Crafts-Homer of one of the AH-MAZING dishes we’ll be serving at our very first (and SOLD OUT) Pop Up Restaurant at Snuck Farm!  We are so excited for this evening to kick off our new Pop Up Restaurants.  We’ll be sharing even more dishes from this evening on Mary Crafts-Homer and Culinary Crafts’s IG’s – so follow us!  And remember, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week – and we’d love to see your photos from tonight’s Pop Up Restaurant too, from all those attending!  Happy weekend!

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Art of Catering Conference: Boots, Buckles, & BBQ!

Today, I am excited to bring you one of the AWESOME events that Culinary Crafts hosted for Catersource‘s Art of Catering Conference that was held in Salt Lake City earlier this month!  Boots, Buckles, & BBQ was a favorite because we got to host it at This Is The Place and got to showcase our LOVE of BBQ!  It was so much fun, check it out!


Even though it was a rainy day, the weather was welcome in this summer heat!  Love this venue too!


To keep with the theme, we used red bandanna inspired linens and our recycled wine glass votive covers.  Plus, our servers “cowboy-ed” up too and passed the guests delicious local brews!


One of our fine food offerings is our Smoke Fresh Utah Corn on the Cob with a variety of flavored butters.  Yum!


Love the festive vibe of this party! Culinary Crafts aims to create an unforgettable experience for everyone who attends our events!


Another one of our dishes?  Chef Torched Ancho Rubbed Grass Fed Utah Beef Tri Tip with Farro, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad!


And, of course we wanted to take this event over the top, so we roasted a whole pig on site!


We also served up Charcoal Grilled Rocky Mountain Trout with Utah Green Apple Relish and Roasted Utah Summer Squash and Zucchini and another with Pulled Snake River Pork Shoulder with Ryan Crafts’s Blood Orange BBQ Sauce, House-Made Cornbread Muffins, and Local Greens, Utah Apricots, Plums, Pistachios, and Goat Feta with a Ginger Chili Pepper Dressing.  AH-MAZING!


Plus, we planned one-of-a-kind activities like bull riding and lasso lessons with a bona fide cowboy!AoCF_RanchEvent9


The Ugly Valley Boys set the mood for the event with up tempo tunes!  Such a fun night!


And, of course, we served dessert!  We made a selection of Homemade Southern Style Shortcakes with Fresh Local Peaches, Rhubarb and Blackberries with Vanilla Rum Cream AND we had a Old Fashioned Float Station with Jackson Hole Sodas.  So good!

We love planning ALL kinds of events but this one was so very special because we got to treat our fellow caterer peers across the nation! Happy planning, everyone!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!


Today’s Instagram of the Week is AMAZING!  Our very own wedding experts, Anne Danner and Christiana Bennett, helped put together this beautiful inspiration shoot for Rocky Mountain Bride with the amazing Leslie Dawn Events and the vendors McCune Mansion, Sax Romney Floral, Jen Fairchild Photography, Foil & Ink, Shabby Apple, The Perfect Dress, Brynn Thomas Makeup, Culinary Crafts, Gold Standard Music, NIYA Models, and Karli Noel Calligraphy!  We are SO happy to share this sneak peek from this romantic 1920s New Orleans inspired shoot AND we are so grateful to be asked to be a part of this day!  We can’t wait to share the rest of the images with you!  Thanks for the share, Rocky Mountain Bride, and remember to tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts to be next week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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Repost from Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom!

We couldn’t help but re-posting this BEAUTIFUL wedding that was featured in the pages of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine (which you should DEFINITELY pick up)!  Check it out!

“Destination Rustic-Chic Celebration | August 2, 2014 | Photographs by Heather Nan Photography


NAMES Katie McBride and Nick Lavidge LIVE IN Sydney, Australia, but they’re both from the US OCCUPATIONS She is a yoga teacher; he works in e-commerce WHERE THEY MET At an art show in Newport Beach, California; it was love at first sight WHERE HE PROPOSED At his family’s lake house NUMBER OF GUESTS 135 WEDDING TIME 4 p.m. WEDDING THEME Rustic chic with a focus on nature FAMILY ELEMENT To honor both their parents’ 30-plus-year marriages, they included them in the ceremony: the bride’s parents handed her the groom’s ring before she placed it on his finger and vice versa. AUSTRALIAN STYLE As a nod to their life down under, the bride wore a gossamer gown by an Aussie designer, and the florist used native eucalyptus in the altar and flower arrangements. During dinner, their moms read telegrams sent by loved ones who weren’t able to attend, per Australian tradition. RECEPTION MENU An artisan cheese station and mason jars of lavender- and ginger-infused lemonade greeted guests. Butler-passed hors d’oeuvres included mango shrimp lollipops and seared pork belly with gorgonzola, pine nuts, and garlic-seared kale on bruschetta. For the dinner buffet, they served mesquite-grilled trout with Moroccan tomato jam, grilled flank steak carved at the buffet and served with house chimichurri sauce, grilled seasonal veggies tossed with pesto and served with hummus, quinoa salad, mac and cheese with butter-crusted Panko breadcrumbs drizzled with white truffle oil, roasted cauliflower salad, and house-made artisan breads with sea-salt butter blocks. DESSERT Deconstructed Dutch apple and lemon meringue pies in individual mason jars; s’mores bar with homemade marshmallows; candy bar with to-go bags for favors; and local ice cream with waffle cones, including wedding-cake flavor, served from a vintage ice-cream truck FUN & GAMES They set up a cigar and whiskey bar and cornhole beanbag toss for guests. THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Perfect, fun, unforgettable HONEYMOON Italy, France, and Greece

“We love Utah and the mountains, so we let the beauty of our ranch venue inspire most of our decisions.”
—Katie & Nick

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VENUE Red Cliff Ranch
PHOTOGRAPHER Heather Nan Photography
BRIDAL GOWN Anna Campbell
BRIDE’S SHOES Badgley Mischka
HAIR AND MAKEUP Versa Artistry
FLOWERS A Rosebush Floral Studio
CATERER Culinary Crafts
ICE CREAM TRUCK Bee’s Knees Ice Cream
RENTALS Culinary Crafts and Diamond Rental
HOTEL FOR GUESTS The Chateaux Deer Valley and Stein Eriksen Lodge

Recipe of the Month: Raspberry Gratin and Culinary Crafts’s Restaurant Goes Live!


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Friday Instagram of the Week!


Well, we here at Culinary Crafts had a whirlwind week!  Not only did we have our VERY first Farmer’s Market AND announced our upcoming Pop Up Restaurant Series, but we also hosted the Art of Catering Food Conference with Catersource this week!  There were SO many amazing people who attended – and SO many awesome Instagram posts to choose from!  So, I decided to make it a double winner week!  First, we have an awesome capture of the Iced Cilantro Hibiscus Tea-ini bar inspiration that we shared with the attendees, one of whom was @peacockspantry, and the other capture is of our very own Mary Crafts-Homer riding the mechanical bull at one of the activities we lined up, shared by @pbsproul!  We loved all of the fun, inspiration, and food we got to enjoy during the conference and we so pleased to share just as much inspiration to attendees as we soaked up!  Such an amazing week and thank you to everyone who came and made all of the events so memorable!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts or tag us at @culinarycrafts!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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Announcing Culinary Crafts’s Pop Up Restaurants!

We are SO excited to announce Culinary Crafts’s Pop Up Restaurants are starting this month!  We have a special introductory price for this inaugural first 10-course dinner – and be prepared to have your mind blown!  Check out the details below!


Culinary Crafts, awarded Utah’s best caterer for 12 years running, is partnering with Snuck Farm in Pleasant Grove for a very special “pop up” restaurant featuring a farm-to-fork menu. This unique 10-course feast, inspired by the produce grown at Snuck Farm, will only be offered for one remarkable evening. The restaurant pops-up for a night and then disappears, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This special evening will be the inaugural event at the beautiful Snuck Farm facility, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, and will feature impossibly fresh ingredients grown within thirty feet of the dining table. This is a must for foodies!

The moment when lettuces bounce off your plate, the corn is succulently sweet, tomatoes have the perfect balance of acidity and ripeness. Don’t deny yourself that experience in the hands of world-renowned chefs in a spectacular, natural setting.

Just some of the features of the menu are Utah trout smoked over cherry wood with corn pudding, New York strip steak with tarragon mushroom béarnaise, chicken roulade with a peach and cashew stuffing, a flight of local cheeses from four different local cheese makers, and a roasted strawberry chocolate-chip shortcake with chocolate whipped cream.

Special live music will be a highlight of the evening, as well as a tour of the farm and a chance to meet the growers, Page and Brian Westover. Mary Crafts, the dynamic president of Culinary Crafts, will also be on-hand to meet and greet you.

In order to attend this exclusive event, you must purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are very limited, only 50 seats are available. Friday, August 28th 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Snuck Farm, 504 West 1100 North, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062. Tickets are a special introductory price of $100 for the 10-course dinner. To order your tickets, please call (801) 225-6567, or go to

We look forward to seeing you there!  Happy dining, everyone!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!


Our Instagram of the Week comes from our talented photographer friend, Jacque Lynn, who caught this beauty of a reception set up from our wedding last weekend at Wolf Creek Ranch!  Thanks for the share Jacque, we can’t wait to see the rest of the pics.  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week just tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and you might be our pick next week!  Happy weekend everyone – and remember to visit our first Farmer’s Market & Food Fair tomorrow from 9am to 1pm at our Pleasant Grove plant!

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Culinary Crafts Farmers Market & Food Fair!!!

Culinary Crafts is proud to announce that we are starting a Farmers Market & Food Fair and the opening day is August 8th!  Here are the deets:

The indoor market will feature Culinary Crafts’ house-made gelato, fresh-baked artisan breads, signature caramel corn, house-made vanilla extract, cookies, BBQ sauces, dry rubs and incredible pulled-pork sandwiches.

Snuck Farms will be offering their hydroponic greens, including romaine, butter lettuce, arugula, red/green oak leaf lettuce, red and green sweet crisp, chard, cress, spinach and basil.

Little Red Hen will have rich, delicious homemade caramels. Rosehill Dairy will offer their local milk, unpasteurized milk, cream, half n half, cheese and other dairy products – with no hormones or antibiotics. Local free-range eggs will also be available. Creamery Creek Farm’s handmade goats’ milk soaps will be on hand. Plus beautiful artisan jams from The Best Dam Jam. Bring the whole family and come on in!

And now, to celebrate our new venture, here are some farm fresh recipes!  Enjoy!



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Friday Instagram of the Week!


Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our very own Mary Crafts-Homer from an exquisite ranch wedding Culinary Crafts did last weekend!  This cake, from Flour & Flourish, was SO delicious and beautiful!  We LOVED the simple elegance and it perfectly fit in with the amazing wedding design by FUSE Weddings & Events!  So many vendor friends at this event – and thanks for the share, Mary!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and we may pick your post next week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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Vendor Team: Logan Walker Photography, FUSE Weddings & Events, Red Cliff Ranch, Culinary Crafts, Orchid Dynasty [Shelly Huynh], Flour & Flourish, Gold Standard Music, Diamond Event Rentals, Alta Moda Bridal, Karli Noel Calligraphy, Cloth Connection, and Anya Makeup