Culinary Crafts

Friday Instagram of the Week!


Today’s Instagram of the Week is exciting for 2 reasons!  First, today is the long awaited day that the 2015 issue of Utah Valley Bride hits the newsstands and we were so lucky to be a part of the launch party (which was SOOOO cute!)  Second reason?  This pic, which Jessie Alexis Photography posted, is so fun AND shows off an AMAZING inspiration shoot that we got to do for Utah Valley Bride with Jessie Alexis Photography, Michelle Leo Events, Lizy Bowden Floral Design, Avenia Bridal, Refined Vintage Events, Kristen Packard Makeup, Kali Chris Hair, and MC2 WoodWorks!  Thank you so much to Jessie Alexis for posting this pic and to Utah Valley Bride for letting us be a part of this great team!  Remember to tag @culinarycrafts or add #culinarycrafts to your post for your chance to be our Instagram of the Week – and we’ll be posting more from this shoot, so stay tuned!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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Recipe of the Month: Super Bowl Party Eats!



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Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Feature: A Romantic Ranch Rendezvous

As I know I’ve mentioned before, we here at Culinary Crafts are SO excited for all of the BEAUTIFUL features in the newest editions of our fabulous local wedding magazines.  Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom featured a simply GORGEOUS wedding day that survived a torrential rain storm and was STILL a breathtaking event in the end!  Check it out!


This couple was SO beautiful and we loved the champagne hued bridal gown, custom designed by Samuelle Couture, and my favorite part?  A bright purple underskirt!


GORGEOUS, right?! The team at Michelle Leo Events hit the design out of the park on this one and our team at Culinary Crafts made sure that the beauty carried throughout that day down to the last beautiful piece of food!  The gorgeous photographs by Alixann Loosle were simply perfect too!  We were so lucky to be a part of this magical wedding day and love the AMAZING local vendors that we have here!  Thank you to Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom for the feature and we’ll be featuring more from this wedding in the next week – so stay tuned!  Happy dreaming, everyone!

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Vendor List

Venue: High Star Ranch

Wedding Planner/Designer: Shauna Nemelka of Michelle Leo Events

Caterer: Culinary Crafts

Photographer: Alixanne Loosle Photography

Videographer: Chris McClain Productions

Invitations: Design House of Moira

Floral: Urban Chateau Floral

Rentals: Diamond Rental

Bridal Gown: Samuelle Couture

Bridal Jewelry & Hairpiece: BHLDN

Bridal Makeup: Enizio

Groom’s Formal Wear: Custom Suit from Suit Supply



Upcoming Cooking Class: Sweets for your Sweetheart!


We are so happy to announce our upcoming class that is just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Whether you want to learn how to make some decadent dessert for your honey, or make a pre-Valentine’s Day date of it, or even have a fun Valentine’s inspired class with your friends, this class is for you!  Jocelyn will be teaching you ALL sorts of fun techniques, and one of her signature desserts, the marjolaine (pictured above), will be one of the stars of this sweet class!  Sign up by called Briana at 801.225.6575 or emailing her at to reserve your spot!  Happy cooking, everyone!

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LDW Ranch Inspiration Shoot!

We here at Culinary Crafts LOVE January!  Not only are we excited for the weddings coming up this year, but January is the time when the new issues of our AMAZING local wedding magazines come out!  Utah Bride & Groom, Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom, and Utah Valley Bride are ALL awesome and we LOVE being able to peruse their fine pages and even more excited when our work is among the features!  Today, I want to focus on one of our absolute FAVORITE inspiration shoots in Utah Bride & Groom magazine: The Western Union Inspiration Shoot!  Held at the breathtaking LDW Ranch in Springville, this was truly a dream of a shoot!  Check it out!

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The beautiful cover of the 2015 issue of Utah Bride & Groom is too lovely!  Love, love, love!


Isn’t this cake from One Sweet Slice stunning?  We LOVE it.  And the map design (and invitations/paper good design!) by Ann Elizabeth was perfect.  Plus, the talented photographic eye of Pepper Nix captured it all wonderfully!


Some of the other vendors we got to work with were Versa Artistry,who made the models look picture-perfect, Alta Moda, who loaned us such a gorgeous bridal gown, Diamond Rental, who provided such great furnishings and linens, and Scenemakers, whose florals and design were outstanding.  But a very special thank you MUST be given to MOOD Events for their irreplaceable design work and creativity, especially Garrett Soong, who was simply instrumental in bringing this shoot to life!  We are SO beyond thrilled to have been able to create such a beautiful day and for Utah Bride & Groom for featuring it amongst such gorgeous events!  (See the online gallery with the feature here.)  And, thank you again to all of the FAB vendors who were a part of this magical day!  Make sure to pick up your copy of the magazine and see all of the beauty within!  Happy reading, everyone!

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Concept, catering, & dessert: Culinary Crafts, SLC/Orem,
Venue: LDW Ranch, Springville,
Design: Mood Events, Orem,; Scenemakers, SLC,
Photography: Pepper Nix,
Rentals: Diamond Rental, SLC,
Cake: One Sweet Slice, South Jordan,
Invitations: Ann Elizabeth Graphic Design & Printing Studio, SLC,
Gown: AltaModa Bridal, SLC,
Hair & Makeup: Versa Artistry, SLC,

Friday Instagram of the Week!


Today’s Instagram of the Week rides on the coattails of yesterday’s post, but how could I resist?  These beautiful and healthy eats are one of the stellar recipes that Chef Aubrey Niccoli will be sharing at her cooking class, “Cooking for a Lifestyle Change”, on January 22nd at 7pm in Culinary Crafts’s spiffy new Pleasant Grove building!  We are so excited for this class and for all of the fun classes coming up this year!  We love that we did so much growing in 2014 and these Cooking Classes are definitely one of the best additions so far!  Thank you to Aubrey for bringing your knowledge and passion to our table and we can’t wait to see you all at the classes soon!  And remember, add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag @culinarycrafts to your post for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy cooking, everyone!

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New Cooking Class: Cooking for a Lifestyle Change!

Hopefully, you all read our post yesterday on our AWESOME cooking classes, the most recent of which was Mary’s Super Bowl Fun & Fabulous!  It was AMAZING and if you are sad that you missed it, well never fear!  We have another one coming up on January 22nd at 7pm in our spiffy new building in Pleasant Grove – and its ONLY $50!  This class is called “Cooking for a Lifestyle Change” and lead by the extremely talented Aubrey Niccoli, who happens to be the “better” half of our Executive Chef, Marco Niccoli!  Aubrey is a personal chef with a passion for heath and fitness and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her lead this fantastic class!  Check it out!


This is the beautiful Aubrey who brings many, many years of culinary skill and a wealth of healthy recipes that is sure to inspire everyone to be healthy without being boring OR (most importantly) without sacrificing taste!


One of the FABULOUS recipes from the class is for these delicious “Lara” Bars!  Yum!  It also includes a 14-day meal plan to kick off your new healthier food lifestyle!  Plus, she’ll be touching on the health benefits and instruction on making your own bone broth, fermenting veggies, and SO much more!!!


Here are the details for the class again and if you are interested, sign up with Aubrey or call us at 801.225.6575 to grab your spot!  Seats are filling up fast, so make sure to call soon so you don’t miss out.  This is perfect for a date night, girl’s night out, or just a step toward a healthier you!  Happy cooking, everyone!

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TOUCHDOWN! The Superbowl Cooking Class was a hit!

Last week, we here at Culinary Crafts hosted Mary Crafts-Homer’s cooking class, “SUPER BOWL FUN AND FABULOUS” that guaranteed to make you “the star player but not stuck in the kitchen!”   It was SO. MUCH. FUN!  Of course, the class was chock full of awesome recipes, tips, tricks, and DELICIOUS food!  We had such a blast and got some great pics to share!  Check it out!


Mary Crafts-Homer, Vicki Skeem, and Jocelyn Gillies were the top chefs in charge who brought some serious yummy-ness and tasty dishes for the students!


What a great turnout!  These cooking classes are perfect for a couple’s date night, girl’s day out, foodie friends who just want to learn more, or pretty much anyone looking for a fun activity with amazing eats!


One of the AMAZING dishes Mary created was the brand new recipe for Carmelized Onion, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Roll-Ups.  And yes!  They tasted just as good as they look!


We loved the hands on experience for the attendees!  And if those Roll-Ups weren’t great enough, we also did two varieties of sliders: Pulled Pork and Meatball; Buffalo Wing Dip for a new spin on a vegetable dip where we actually put the blue cheese and the chicken IN the dip (SO GOOD!); all different flavors for gourmet popcorn including Parmesan, White Truffle, Black Pepper, and even White Chocolate Peppermint; Fresh Hot Pumpkin Donuts straight from the oven (not the frying pan!); and to top it off, we taught everyone how to make Gourmet Italian Sodas instead of just serving regular soda pop!  YUMMMMMM!

If you are salivating over this FABULOUS food – and I know I am – don’t miss our next class!  I’ll be bringing you details about it tomorrow and there is still time to sign up!  Happy learning, everyone!

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Merry Christmas to All!


What a whirlwind month (and year) it has been here at Culinary Crafts!  We are so thankful to all of our friends and clients who have celebrated with us throughout all of 2014!  As we take a break to spend time with our family and friends for the Christmas holiday, we wanted to send out the biggest, warmest MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you and many wishes for a prosperous and healthy New Year!  Happy Holidays, everyone!  We’ll be back next week!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!


Today’s Instagram of the Week is a bit outside of the norm, because it’s from Culinary Crafts’s own feed.  BUT (stick with me here) I couldn’t help wanting to post this pic of one of the newest members of the Culinary Crafts team, Callie, who joined the baking staff and is doing a fabulous job making some of our Lemon Melt-A-Ways!  As you can imagine, we have been SO busy preparing for and putting together tons of awesome holiday parties, but we love how ALL of our staff, oldest and newest alike, all work so tirelessly to make each event AMAZING! Many thanks to each one of them!  Remember, tag @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts for your chance to be the next Instagram of the Week!  And, thank you again to all of the hardworking Culinary Crafts staff and welcome to our newest members as well!  Happy Holidays, everyone!

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