About Us

Meet the Dream team of catering

Yes, we've won a lot of awards, but the way we see it, we're really only as good as our last event. It's our mission to make Utah an outstanding place to live, work, and celebrate. We've got the talent, creativity and know-how to make that happen at every event we do.

Executive Team

Ryan knows catering like the back of his hand. The palms of his hands however, show signs of a childhood spent doing dishes, repairing trucks, and playing with fire. Ryan lives and breathes the art of catering. His work, and passions are one.

Ryan Crafts

President and Chief Operations Officer

Kaleb was born the year Culinary Crafts began. Learning the catering business from the ground up is a slam dunk when you start out crawling on the kitchen floor. Kaleb loves people, he loves food, and he loves bringing them together. Born to cater.

Kaleb Crafts

President and Chief Sales Officer

When Mary started Culinary Crafts in 1984, her goal was for the company to always be the best it could be. Embodying that core value for 35+ years has put Culinary Crafts at the top of its field. Setting, and raising the bar to ever higher levels for gold standard catering in Utah.

Mary Crafts

Founder

Sales & Event Coordination Team

Ashley Veenendaal

Corporate Event Specialist

Jocelyn Gillies

Wedding & Event Specialist

Jinous Jahromi

Wedding & Event Specialist, Rice Eccles Stadium & Tower

Rachel Collet

Wedding & Event Specialist

Amber King

Wedding & Event Specialist

Culinary Team

Robert Mendoza

Chef de Cuisine

Hunter Ashton

Sous Chef

James Arnold

Chef

Kyle Castillo

Chef

Utahna Warren

Chef

Megan Gagne

Sous Pastry Chef

Dardree Mcclellan

Pastry Chef

Allison Parker

Pastry Chef

Raquel Ortega

Pastry Chef

Libby Rice

Pastry Chef

Scott Aoki

Chef de Cuisine, Rice Eccles Stadium

Trong Nguyen

Sous Chef, Rice Eccles Stadium & Tower

Daniel Chavez

Scullery Supervisor

Event Operations Team

Adam Park

Director of Kitchen Management

Brian Gibbons

Director of Event Management

Clayton Price

Director of Event Operations

Danielle Mahoney

Logistics Manager

Megann Brimhall

Scheduling Manager

Allan Barry

Event Manager

Dallin Lewis

Event Manager

Cameron Whitham

Event Manager

Madison Ver Steeg

Event Manager

Marcus Pace

Event Manager

Meg Finlayson

Event Manager

Joel Lind

Event Manager

Tanner Young

Event Manager

Tyson Fuller

Event Manager

Malorie Fuhriman

Event Manager

Joshua Pfost

Event Manager

Scott Ditto

Event Manager

Jenna Winger

Event Manager

Chris Brady

Event Manager

Mikeum Mathews

Event Manager

Lacy Johnson

Event Chef

Cambridge Dockendorf

Event Chef

Kayde Dexter

Event Chef

Calli Kassel

Event Chef

Candace Yocum

Event Chef

Melissa Chesdister

Event Chef

Natalie Davis

Event Chef

Sara Brimhall

Event Chef

James Thompson

Event Chef

Lydia Vidal

Event Chef

Paige Laughlin

Event Chef

Business Operations Team

Meagan Crafts-Price

Marketing Coordinator

Aysha Boushnak

Human Resources Coordinator

Alton Doller

Senior Accountant

Ellie Marks

Sales Office Manager

Tricia Garside

Accounts Receivable Clerk

Annie Barry

Warehouse Manager

Cally Bjarnson

Assistant Warehouse Manager

Casey Braithwaite

Warehouse Team

Raili Bjarnson

Warehouse Team

16x winner Utah’s Best of State

13x Best of State Caterer

2x Best of the Best / Hospitality

1x Entrepreneur of the Year