The Best of State Award is Utah’s premier awards program, created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. Culinary Crafts is a 15-time winner of the Best of State Gold Medal Award for unsurpassed service and achievement in the catering industry. Culinary Crafts is also a recipient of three “Best of the Best” statues for Hospitality. The statue is awarded annually to the company who demonstrates an exceptional standard of excellence in the entire Hospitality industry in Utah.

2016 “CATIE” Award for Best Barbecue Event

The International Caterers Association judges submissions from 100’s of caterers every year in order to select a winner who has achieved the highest standard of catering excellence in a given category. Culinary Crafts was up against the world’s best caterers in the hotly contested category of “Best Barbecue”. We are thrilled to have been singled out as the best!


The International Caterers Association awards this honor to only one caterer from a group of prestigious finalists from around the globe. The winner is chosen for their unsurpassed excellence in catering arts as proven by their body of work during the year. Culinary Crafts is extremely honored to have been chosen as the ICA’s “Cater of the Year” for 2013. Culinary Crafts is the first caterer ever to win both “Caterer of the Year” and the “ACE” award (see below) in the same year, and is the only Utah caterer who has won either award!


Awarded by Catersource Magazine, the “ACE” awards stands for “Achievement in Catering Excellence.” Catersource is a popular international catering and event industry magazine. Their “western region” includes the Rocky Mountain states as well as California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii! Knowing there are so many high level caterers “out west”, we were extremely thrilled to be selected as the winner in this region.


Utah Business Magazine’s “Corporate Cuisine Awards” are awarded every year when Utah Business Magazine asks its readers to tell them about their favorite restaurants and caterers for business meals—vendors that can wow new clients or present tasty options to fickle eaters and foodies alike. Culinary Crafts has won 3 years in a row, 2013, 2014 and 2015!

CATIE Award for Best Multi-day Event 2012

International Catering Association award for “Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence”

CATIE Award for Best Wedding 2012

International Catering Association award for “Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence”

KSL “A” List

KSL Online

2010 Excellence in Leadership Award

Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University

Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Chosen as a favorite wedding caterer

Finalist for Best Barbecue Event

International Catering Association Catie Award, 2010

Senator Arthur Watkins Award for Outstanding Small Business

Orem/Provo Chamber of Commerce, 2008

Best Caterer in Utah County

Utah Valley Magazine, 2009-2010

“Best of the Best” Statue Winner for Hospitality

Utah Best of State, 2007

“Entrepreneur of the Year”

Utah Best of State, 2007

Blue Chip Awards for Community Service

Orem/Provo Chamber of Commerce

“Unquestioned Favorite Dessert”

New York Times nationwide dessert sampling

“National Caterer of the Year” Nominee

Event Solutions Magazine

“Entrepreneur of the Year” Nominee

Ernst and Young

other awards