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August 27, 2015

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

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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! AoCF_RanchEvent Even though it was a rainy day, the weather was welcome in this summer heat!  Love this venue too! AoCF_RanchEvent2 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! AoCF_RanchEvent3 One of our fine food offerings is our Smoke Fresh Utah Corn on the Cob with a variety of flavored butters.  Yum! AoCF_RanchEvent4 Love the festive vibe of this party! Culinary Crafts aims to create an unforgettable experience for everyone who attends our events! AoCF_RanchEvent5 Another one of our dishes?  Chef Torched Ancho Rubbed Grass Fed Utah Beef Tri Tip with Farro, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad! AoCF_RanchEvent6 And, of course we wanted to take this event over the top, so we roasted a whole pig on site! AoCF_RanchEvent7 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! AoCF_RanchEvent8 Plus, we planned one-of-a-kind activities like bull riding and lasso lessons with a bona fide cowboy!AoCF_RanchEvent9 AoCF_RanchEvent10 The Ugly Valley Boys set the mood for the event with up tempo tunes!  Such a fun night! AoCF_RanchEvent11 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! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

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