Culinary Crafts

Venue Love: Publik Coffee

We here at Culinary Crafts are always on the look out for new, great venues for events and recently we came across the brand, spankin’ new Publik Coffee space!  Not only do the team at Publik Coffee Roasters brew a fine cup of coffee (and chai… and tea… and hot chocolate… and mint limeade…) but they also serve up a fine selection of gourmet toast, pastries, and muffins.  Oh ya, AND they have an incredible space for rent there too!  We were so bowled over by the space and the possibilities, that we couldn’t wait to share it with everyone!  Check it out!

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Publik Coffee Roasters has its main space on 975 W. West Temple in downtown Salt Lake City, but if you are in the Park City area, they also serve up drinks and edibles at their second location in the Kimball Art Center.  (Plus another location is in the works in the Avenues!)  One of the many great things about Publik?  They do their best to embody their philosophy of “Planet over Profit” and strive to salvage, reclaim, and be green just as much as possible.  Plus, they use solar panels for power AND their buildings are LEED certified to boot!  A company after our heart, I tell you!

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Yummmm….  Delicious toast offerings and a fine beverage that is beautiful to boot.  What more could you ask for?

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This is the fabulous conference room that you can reserve for use (they have rates by the hour), as well as the gorgeous space that Publik Coffee Roasters uses for its day to day cafe operations.  How great is the industrial feel and the use of the reclaimed wood?  LOVE.

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Now we get to the main event (space)!  This fabulous (and large) space is SOOOO cool!  We love the industrial vibe, the exposed brick walls, and the reclaimed wood accents.  Perfect for the non-traditional bride or a fabulous corporate event.  The potential uses are just phenomenal!

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We cannot WAIT to do our first event there!  And thank you so much to the Publik Coffee team for giving Salt Lake another fabulous event space!  So awesome and we think it’ll be AMAZING!  Go grab some coffee and toast there next time you are in Salt Lake or Park City, and take a look around.  You’ll love it!  Happy exploring, everyone!

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Friday Instagram of the Week

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from the wonderful Britt Chudleigh who snapped this ‘behind the scenes’ look at our Executive Chef, Marco Niccoli, hand stretching fresh mozzerella from one of our recent weddings!  I LOVE Culinary Crafts’s commitment to only the freshest food – and this pic shows just that!  Thanks to Britt for the post (you can follow her at @brittchudleigh on Instagram) and make sure that you add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag @culinarycrafts in your post for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

A Colorful Wedding at the Salt Lake Library!

We here at Culinary Crafts love the Salt Lake Library as a wedding venue!  With the bright open corridor and the striking architecture, it is a beautiful space and tends to attract a creative, modern bride.  Well, this colorful event was no exception!  Adam and Larisa definitely were creative and fun – and we LOVED their vibrant palette.  Check it out!

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I am always a fan of the couple who incorporates their venue into the story.  Case in point – I am loving that Adam and Larisa used these books for their couple pictures!

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How great is this space???  We love it!

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Another reason to love the Salt Lake Library?  The separate upstairs area makes for a great cocktail hour locale!  Plus, your guests can get excited watching the reception space come together!

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Love the blue mason jars and bright florals!

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One of my favorite details is that the couple used the paint sample strips to create a fun ombre escort card table.  Definitely a creative use for the DIY bride!

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We served up quite the feast!  Grilled Heirloom Vegetables, Artisan Breads, Smoked Utah Trout with Moroccan Jam, and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  YUM!

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Love this overview of the guests and couple dancing the night away!  So much fun!  Thank you to Gillian Hunter for sharing these photos with us and congrats to Adam and Larisa!  Happy planning everyone!

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Photos by Gillian Hunter Photography

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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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!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

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!

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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!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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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!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

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!

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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

REPOST FROM UTAH BRIDE & GROOM MAGAZINE’S BLOG:

“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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