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A Stunningly Romantic Red Cliff Ranch Wedding!

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This warmer weather has the team here at Culinary Crafts jones-ing for summer!  So, with that vibe in mind, today we have a STUNNING Red Cliff Ranch wedding to share with you.  This romantically rustic wedding was full of beautiful touches – and we aren’t surprised because it was expertly planned and designed by one of our favorite vendor partners, FUSE Weddings & Events!  Add in pretty photos from Alixann Loosle Photography  and you have a winning combo!  Check it out!

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What a pretty bridal party!  Aren’t those bridesmaid dresses gorgeous?!

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And, talk about beauty!  How about this lace detail on the bride’s gown??  Plus, didn’t Artisan Bloom create a picture perfect bouquet?  LOVE!

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One of our favorite parts of Red Cliff Ranch is this meadow with the red cliffs (for which is was named) that tower behind the ceremony site.  Such a breathtaking backdrop!

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Of course, on this warm summer day, we made sure the guests had a great place to hang out during cocktail hour.  We served beverages and hors d’oeuvres that kept the guests mingling and happy until dinner was served.

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Pulled Pork Sliders and  Prociutto Wrapped Utah Peaches were just a couple of the delicious bites our awesome team butler passed to guests!  So yummy!

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We also created this AMAZING cheese board with local honey comb!  Such a hit!

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Isn’t this reception space BEAUTIFUL?!  FUSE Weddings & Events never disappoints!  And those florals by Artisan Bloom?  Gorgeous!

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A simple, yet elegant, place setting was the perfect addition to this romantic table.  Plus, we love the added touch of Karli Noel‘s handdrawn calligraphy that let guests know where their seat was!

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The couple chose to serve the dinner ‘family-style’ which, as you know, Culinary Crafts loves!  We started with Artisan Breads like Black Peppercorn Cheddar, Beer Bread, and Corn Muffins with Utah Sea Salt Crusted Creamery Butters.  We also served Roasted Beet Salad with Snuck Farms Fresh Greens, Goat Cheese, Utah Pistachios & Citrus Honey Vinaigrette; Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Olive Oil, Cracked Pepper, and Sea Salt; Mesquite-Grilled Utah Red Trout with Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Risotto; Chicken Paillard with Napa Salad, Daikon, Mango and Mint; and finally Grilled Skirt Steak Cumin-Coriander Mushrooms, and Parsley Sauce.  SOOO good!

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To follow up that AMAZING dinner, of course we had to create a decadent dessert bar – just like this one!

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Chocolate Pot de Creme with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Mason Jar Berry Cobblers with Fresh Whipped Cream?  Yes, please!

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Plus, House Made Gelato?  You bet!

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We also made some ‘late-night’ snacks like these Mini Grilled Cheese Bites!  The guests LOVED them!

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And, you can’t have a ranch wedding without an AMAZING s’mores bar, just like this one!  The guests always have so much fun making these treats by the fire!

This was SUCH a fun wedding and we are so grateful to all of the amazing vendors who made this day such a gorgeous one!  I hope this inspires you to plan some dreamy ranch weddings, everyone!  Happy planning!

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

VENDORS

Catering: Culinary Crafts // Planning & Design: FUSE Weddings & Events // Photography: Alixann Loosle Photography // Florals: Artisan Bloom // Calligraphy: Karli Noel Calligraphy // Rentals: Diamond Rentals & Alpine Event Rentals // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Venue: Red Cliff Ranch

Beauty and Her Feast Inspiration Shoot Video!

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For all of you who caught our super pretty Instagram of the Week pick last week, you’ll know that Culinary Crafts LOVED our ‘Beauty and Her Feast’ shoot.  It was so much fun and turned out better than we could have ever imagined!  And this video, created by the ever-so-talented Kale Fitch Films, captured it perfectly!  I think you’ll fall in love with this beauty (and her feast), so check it out!  We invite you to be our guest!  (Sorry, I just had to…)  Happy watching, everyone!

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

VENDORS:

Photographer Heather Nan Photography
Videographer Kale Fitch Films
Catering Culinary Crafts
Wedding Dress Harlow Brides

Friday Instagram of the Week: Beauty and Her Feast Shoot!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from Harlow Brides who posted this GORGEOUS capture from the ‘Beauty and her Feast’ Inspiration Shoot Culinary Crafts did last fall!  Such a stunning shoot and we can’t wait to share some more from it next week.  Seriously.  We love how it all turned out!  Heather Nan and Kale Fitch captured it all perfectly!  Again, thank you to Harlow Brides for sharing this awesome picture and thank you to the vendor team we worked with to make this all possible!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back to see who gets selected next week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

VENDORS:

Photographer Heather Nan Photography
Videographer Kale Fitch Films
Catering Culinary Crafts
Wedding Dress Harlow Brides

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our friends at Tag Ranch, and fun side note, this GORGEOUS wedding also happens to grace the glossy pages of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine!  We LOVED this wedding and are so happy to see it being featured.  This venue is amazing and the beautiful pictures from Kristina Curtis Photography seriously took this wedding to the next level.  Love it!  Thank you so much again to Tag Ranch for sharing and remember, for your chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your post and check back next week to see who’s next!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

The Craft(s) Launch Party!

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Today, I have a really special blog that is close to the Culinary Crafts team’s hearts – our launch party for the new series, The Craft(s)!  It debuted recently (hopefully, you all saw it!) and, in true Culinary Crafts fashion, we had a FANTASTIC launch party to get y’all excited for this amazing series!  For all of those who couldn’t join us, we are sad you couldn’t party with us, and for those who were able to join us, thank you and we hope this reminds you of this fun night!  Check it out!

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Of course, we hosted the event at our downtown venue, The Tasting Room!  Such a perfect fit and we loved the decor!  We decided to go with a modern, industrial feel – and aren’t these tables cool?  Love it!

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We decided to create action stations that represented each episode in the series.  For each station, we created a dish as well as a cocktail that perfectly represented the theme and this station “Smoke” was so much fun!  The Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour Cocktail was AMAZING!  The creation of the drink was a pretty awesome show too!

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We got to really pull out the creative guns on this one.  The Smoked Short Rib with a Smoked Demi Glace was put in a smoking chamber to infuse the meat with even more smoky goodness.  After it was properly infused, we placed it atop our Purple Potato Puree to finish the dish!  YUM!

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Next up?  Our “Fire” station!  Of course, we brought some flame to this station!  Our Fireside Signature Cocktail was set aflame and our guests loved it!

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Next we served Flambed Ramen with our Killer Broth with Chef-Torched Beef, Fire Grilled Peppers, and a Sesame Chili Sauce.  Perfect!

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This is our Flaming Pumpkin Meringue Pie – which was SO delicious.  And our “Fashion” station served Housemade Ricotta and Squash Ravioli.  Such a decadently elegant dish!

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Of course, while you are perusing the stations (because there are more to come – you better believe it), we had butler passed hors-d’oeuvres!  These Mini Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Pomegranate Arils and the Crostini with Goat Cheese and Poached Pear Compote were so good!

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Of course, we had to pay our homage to apples!  Utah boasts some of the best local apples ANYWHERE and we try to use them anyway we can!  The “Apple” station included Crispy Pork Belly with Whipped Cider Ricotta and Sous-Vide Cooked Apple Relish PLUS an apple dessert trio!  The Apple Pie on a Stick, Poached Apples with Mascarpone, and Apple Sorbet with a Dried Apple Chip were all divine!

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BUTTER, need I say more?  This station included Butter Poached Scallops with a Brussel Sprout Slaw and Citrus Beurre Blanc as well as a bread station (mmm, carbs) with an assortment of house-made breads and house made compound butters and garnishes.  I’ll admit, I tried EVERY SINGLE OPTION.  No regrets.

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Last, but certainly not least, we include a station that gave a nod to one of our signature offerings, our House Made gelato!  The “Gelato” station included an Olive Oil Gelato with Balsamic Poached Pears Garnished with Sea Salt, Red Wine Gelato with Chocolate Shortbread, and Salted Caramel Gelato which we used in either a Porter Float OR a Root Beer Float!  Plus, to balance all of the sweetness this station has to offer, we brought in our Coffee Nerd Coffee Bar with cold brew and french press coffees!  Such a delicious treat and our guests LOVED the interesting flavors!

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We are SO excited for our new series – and if you haven’t watched the first episode, we hope you check it out!  (You can see it here.)  We are so thankful to each and every one of you who has helped us get to this AMAZING place in our business!  We are so happy to be able to bring you this new venture and also keep creating new and inventive culinary trends!  Happy viewing, 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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To celebrate the Chinese New Year this past weekend (Year of the Rooster!), our friends at Salt Lake/Park City Bride and Groom magazine posted this GORGEOUS wedding from their Summer/Fall 2013 issue.  With a “Modern Shanghai”/”Upscale Chinatown” theme, this wedding was so much fun and we loved incorporating the couple’s love of travel and the bride’s heritage into the food!  I mean, check out the chinese newspaper liners in this dish, such a fun detail!  Thank you so much to SLPC Bride & Groom Magazine for sharing this awesome wedding and helping us celebrate the Chinese New Year with the memories of this wedding.  And, shoutout to our friends at FUSE Weddings & Events who brilliantly planned and designed this epic wedding.  Also, remember for your chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back next week to see who gets picked next!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

Our “Alt” Cake for Utah Valley Bride!

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So, working at Culinary Crafts is pretty awesome.  Not only do you get to work with some of the best people around (our in house staff as well as the local vendors), but we get to be a part of some pretty creative and amazing things.  Case in point:  The “Alt Cakes” feature in the newly debuted Utah Valley Bride magazine!  Check it out!

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This feature was SO fun because they showcased 5 different alternative cakes by 5 different culinary artisans, but it didn’t just end there!  They used each spectacular cake to inspire a theme for it’s own vignette – all photographed beautifully by Elisha Braithwaite Photography!

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Our Cheese Wheel cake was pretty AMAZING (if we do say so ourselves) and the ‘Modern Italian’ theme was certainly right up our alley!  With a fantastic vendor team to put the visions together, well, we were just blown away!

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Between the coordination skills of Utah Valley Bride, the design & styling talent of Sage and Thistle Events and the amazing florist, The Potted Pansy, didn’t this turn out just BEAUTIFULLY?!  Our cake fit perfectly, don’t you think?

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Not only did the vignette include a gorgeous tablescape, but there was a perfectly matched paper suite too!  This modern and elegant design by Robert and Stella was so pretty!  Love it!

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We LOVED being a part of this shoot!  It was so much fun and we are all for dreaming up creative new trends for our brides!  If you haven’t already, pick up your copy of Utah Valley Bride, on newsstands now!  Happy dreaming, everyone!
VENDORS Coordination: Utah Valley Bride  // Design & Styling: Sage and Thistle Events // Venue: Brick Room Provo // Photographer: Elisha Braithwaite Photography // Florist: The Potted Pansy // Videographer: Luke Porter Films // Rentals: Diamond Rental // Cheese Wheel Cake: Culinary Crafts // Gown: Chantel Lauren Designs // Jewelry:  Goldsmith Utah // Model: Blissfully Heidi // Hair: Hair by Sarah Schorr // Makeup: Katie Livingston // Paper Suite: Robert and Stella

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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For today’s Instagram of the Week, we have picked an AWESOME capture from one of our GORGEOUS (and amazing!) brides, @fearnofight!  We love it when our couples post fun things like this from their wedding day and it makes everyone at Culinary Crafts feel so happy to have added a special memory like this for our clients – So fun!  Thank you so much for sharing!  And, remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, remember to tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back to see who gets picked next!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

A Rustic, Romantic Wedding: The Food!

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As promised, today, we are bringing you the food from this AMAZING wedding we showed you last week!  Check it out, and again, thank you for the amazing photos Logan Walker Photography!

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I couldn’t resist starting off this post with another photo of this GORGEOUS tablescape!  Love the rentals from Diamond Rentals, florals from Decoration Inc, and planning from Soiree Productions!  Plus, our delicious house-made breads and artisan butters were a welcome addition to the tables, don’t you think?

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To start things off, of course we had passed hors d’oeuvres!  We greeted guests with this Balsamic Glazed Elk Carpaccio that was paired with a mini taste of local Wasatch Brewery‘s Polygamy Porter that complimented the bite perfectly.  We love it when we can do fun pairings like this!

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We didn’t stop there!  We also served BLT Stuffed Heirloom Grape Tomatoes, Butternut Squash Lollipops garnished with Pistachios, Lemon Avocado Shrimp Crostini, and Roasted Pheasant with Plum Jam on top of a Granny Smith Apple.  YUM!  Plus, we served amazing slow drip coffee to the guests, which they loved, because they got to see the process of getting the perfect cup!

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Of course, the bar was decked out beautifully too!  Not only did we have fun creating the perfect food menu, but we made sure the signature cocktails were up to par too!

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Local distillery High West was the choice of spirits to inspire our Signature Cocktail menu!  The couple really wanted to focus on the local Utah food and beverage and we are so lucky to have such a great selection of local vendors.  High West cocktails are always top notch!

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The couple chose to serve a plated 4 course menu to their guests that featured local ingredients and sustainable foods.  We were happy to oblige!  First, we served a Locally Grown Spinach and Romaine Salad garnished with Local Pears, Gorgonzola, Candied Almonds, and Dried Cranberries with a Caramelized Onion Balsamic.  Pretty and delicious!

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Next, we served Mesquite-Grilled Rocky Mountain Red Trout with Granny Smith Apple Chutney on a bed of Seared Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Tomato Lentils, with Parsley Oil and Micro Greens.  We had to show this dish 2 ways so you could see all of the amazing-ness happening on this plate!

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Next, we served an entree of Grass Fed, Locally Raised Beef Tenderloin, Locally Grown Corn Cilantro Risotto, Julienne Vegetables, garnished with Yucca Chips.  And, last but not least, guests were treated to a dessert of Poached Local Pears, Toasted Masala Almond Streusel, and Amaretto Zabaglione.  Such a wonderful meal!!!

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As if that meal wouldn’t leave you happy and satiated, we also created a fun dessert display for the guests as they danced the night away.  LOVE!

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How cute are these Mini German Chocolate Cakes and Mini Pies Garnished with Edible Flowers?!

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French Macarons and Chocolate Pot du Creme rounded out the deliciousness on the dessert display.  We LOVED bringing in the natural vibe with edible flowers on the Macarons too!

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Another shot of this fun dessert display!  And how pretty are these linens mixed with our pretty wooden serving boards?  And the mercury glass lanterns were AMAZING!

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We simply LOVED this wedding and had so much fun coming up with this creative and delicious menu!  I hope this inspires you all to get creative with you wedding food too!  Happy planning, everyone!

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

SOURCES:  Photographer Logan Walker Photography | Culinary Crafts| Planning & Event Design Soiree Productions | | Diamond Rental| Invitation & Paper Goods Ann Elizabeth | Cake Carrie’s Cakes | The Private Residences at Wolf Creek

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from the fantastic Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine which shows off this AMAZINGLY gorgeous Culinary Crafts wedding that was at Tag Ranch this past year.  We LOVED this event and we are always so excited to see one of the many beautiful weddings we’ve done in print!  Thank you to SLPC Bride & Groom and the fantastic team of vendors who made this wedding print worthy!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s pick, just tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back to see who we pick next!  If you haven’t picked up your copy of SLPC Bride & Groom, you should get it right away!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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