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February 24, 2016

Utah Bride Blog’s 2016 Spring Editorial Feature


Culinary Crafts absolutely LOVES editorials.  They really let us showcase upcoming trend and flex our creative muscles - and when we team up with AMAZING vendors who are also trying to go all out, well, it is just MAGIC.  This editorial we did for Utah Bride Blog is no exception.  It is all around magic!!!  We were so happy with how beautiful it turned out and wanted to share it with all of you!  First up, we are going to whet your appetite with this beautiful video from Red Tie Cinema (seriously, so pretty!!!)  Then stay tuned for us to share the delectable edibles we created for the shoot!  Here's the re-post from Utah Bride Blog! "Good morning February! We are going to warm your hearts up all week with a dive into our most current mag issue’s editorial feature! Abound with spring inspiration this one is a real beauty and like with most of our editorials we have been waiting with anticipation to share! We are kicking off the week with a look at the film, courtesy of Red Tie Cinema. The perfect artistic sampling of what you will get to see over the next week created by one of the very best wedding film producers in the state! Dustin joined a top notch team for this one and we are so glad he did!
 Stay tuned for more pretty coming up!  We LOVE this shoot and we just know you will too!  Happy dreaming, everyone!
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May 9, 2014

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Mother’s Day is this weekend and I've rounded up a bunch of gift ideas from some of the outstanding local companies we have right here in Utah! We are so lucky to have so many excellent local resources at our disposal and wouldn’t your Mother (or you) love something made here in our community?  I know I would!  Check it out! MothersDay For the Foodie Mom: Here in Utah, we have so many yummy local food stops that you could find any mom with a passion for food something that will really knock her socks off! Our suggestions pictured above, Beehive Cheese Company's Variety of Cheeses, Ruby Snap's Darby Cookies, The Chocolate Conspiracy‘s Boxed Confections, and The Chocolate‘s Strawberry Shortcakes. MothersDay4 For the Pampered Mom: Let’s face it. Being a mom is a lot of work sometimes, plus some mom's just love being pampered. How about giving your mom a salon or spa service?  Or taking her our to a fine meal? Our suggestions pictured above, Versa Artistry's Hair & Makeup Services, The Kura Door's Spa Services, The Nail Room's Nail Services, and From Scratch's Fabulous Food. MothersDay2 For the Garden Lovin' Mom: Is your mom a plant guru? Does her garden beautify the entire block? Or does she just love cultivating or appreciating the nature around her? Well then you should definitely check out getting her a gift of growing things! Our suggestions pictured above, Orchid Dynasty's Floral Arrangement, La Nay Ferme's Farm Share Boxes, and Sun River Farms's Garden and Gifts. MothersDay3

For the Fashionista Mom: Does your mom love to shop?  Is she always on trend?  Or does she just love home decor or adding a pop of jewelry to her life?  Well, lucky for you, Utah is host to MANY awesome shops! Our suggestions pictured above,  Koo De Ker's Eyelet Maxi Dress and also their Statement Necklace, Maison Confiserie et Boutique's Gold Bangles,  Ella Bella Boutique's Chevron Dress, and The Green Ant's Mid Century Modern Furniture.

Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

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April 5, 2013

2013 Wedding Trend: Popcorn Bars & S’mores Stations | Favorite Finds Friday


Reposted from Bride Access's You May Kiss the Blog 2013 Wedding Trend: Gone are the days when over the top candy stations were all the rage.  Nowadays, we at Culinary Craftsare seeing Gourmet Popcorn Bars and Make-Your-Own S'mores stations pop up all over the place - and we couldn't be happier!  Culinary Crafts has been perfecting our S'mores and Popcorn offerings over the past years - just in time for this trend that is sweeping our events this year! Culinary Crafts, wedding catering | BrideAccess  Culinary Crafts, wedding catering | BrideAccess Popcorn has often been seen as just a toss away snack food at baseball games and movies, but now with the gourmet flavors we are experimenting with, this makes for a welcome (and fun!) addition to any wedding or event- A Popcorn Bar!  People just can't help smiling while noshing on our Bacon Bourbon Popcorn, Salted Caramel, or Tutti Frutti flavors. Culinary Crafts, wedding catering | BrideAccess culinary crafts, wedding catering | BirdeAccess Culinary Crafts, wedding catering | BrideAccess  Culinary Crafts, wedding catering | BrideAccess  culinary crafts, wedding catering | BirdeAccess The same is true of S'mores!  These treats create a nostalgic feeling for your guests and get them interacting with each other - truly the best way to have a memorable event that they will remember for years!  Couple that with our decadent house-made marshmallows (also made with gourmet flavors if you so choose) and you have a truly fantastic sweet that any guest will love- a S'mores Station! Culinary Crafts, wedding catering | BrideAccess                                              Culinary Crafts, wedding catering | BrideAccess If you are looking to include something a little different and perfectly tailored to your event, we at Culinary Crafts definitely suggest adding a Popcorn Bar or Make-Your-Own S'mores Station! For more on Park City, Utah County, or Salt Lake City catering, check out our website at! Photos by Logan Walker & Pepper Nix of Pepper Nix Photography

March 8, 2013

Culinary Crafts on Small Fry Blog! | Favorite Finds Friday


This gorgeous photography by Alyssa Vincent Photography via Small Fry Hello all!  We are pleased as punch to share this "Little Foodies" feature that Small Fry blog posted this past week!  Our chef, Marco Niccoli, led these Little Foodies on a culinary adventure to make some pretty awesome (and delicious) wood fired pizzas - complete with instruction on hand tossing the pizza crust, adding any toppings you could imagine, and baking it.  These kids were seriously gifted and created some good-lookin' pizza.  Yum!  Also make sure to check out Small Fry.  I love their style, attention to detail, and super creative ideas!  Happy Friday everyone! To find more awesome catering and food ideas, check out our website at!

February 8, 2013

Elegant Emerald | Favorite Finds Friday


Every year we anxiously await Pantone's release of the Color of the Year, and recently, the announcement we were all waiting for was released!  So as we bid adieu to last year's winner, Honeysuckle, we welcome the bold and beautiful Emerald to the stage!  I love this color and its ability to be at home in a wide variety of styles.  It also can pair well with TONS of colors.  Maybe white, gold, and emerald for a winter wedding?  Emerald and pale grey or emerald and pink for spring?  Emerald and orange accent for a vibrant and bold summer wedding?  Yes, yes, and yes!  Today, I created an inspiration board that was really just all about letting Emerald sing.  Balanced with simple white and accent with hints of black or aqua, this elegant and refined palette is perfect for an understated and classic celebration.  Just so PRETTY!  I just can't wait to see emerald in this year's upcoming weddings!  Happy weekend everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Utah County, and Park City catering at! Row 1: Tablescape via Weddingomania;Bouquet via OneWed; Fries with Rosemary Sprigs via Culinary Crafts | Row 2: Outdoor Reception via {Frolic!} | Row 3: Basil Crusted Scallop via Culinary Crafts; Green Wedding Dress via 100 Layer Cake; Chevron Wedding Cake via Once Wed | Row 4: Invitation Suite via Oh So Beautiful Paper

January 18, 2013

Sundance 2013 | Favorite Finds Friday


It's here!!!  The 2013 Sundance Film Festival started yesterday and we are SO excited!  We have even more amazing events that we are involved in this year and we can't wait to rub shoulders with the best of the best!  The festival goes through the 27th, so make sure you catch one of the many AWESOME films that are available!  Happy movie-going everyone! Check out more Park City, Salt Lake City, and Utah County catering on!

January 4, 2013

DIY Or Not To DIY | Favorite Finds Friday


December 21, 2012

Cookie Recipes Revisited | Favorite Finds Friday


Hello all!  Coming down off of the AWESOME Confection Connection Cookie Exchange we participated in this past week, I thought it would be fun to share some of our "Oldies, but Goodies" for any last minute treats you may be thinking of making.  These recipes are tried and true, from our family to yours and we hope they become a part of you family tradition as well!  Take a look! Mary Crafts's family recipe!  You can find her making these with her grandchildren every Christmas! A family favorite passed down from generation to generation.  It has been in my family for well over 50 years! Mary's FAMOUS (and did I mention delicious?) Homemade Fudge recipe.  Simply to-die-for and a perfect gift for any one with a bit of a sweet tooth! Jocelyn's Sugar Cookie Bars are her signature recipe and simply divine.  Definitely a favorite around our kitchens! I hope this inspires you to show the people you love how much you care by treating them with some home made gifts!  Remember, gifts from the heart are always the best!   Also, the blog will be taking a break for the Christmas holiday so we at Culinary Crafts can spend time with our families and celebrate.  We hope you do the same and we'll be back after Christmas! Check out more Salt Lake, Park City, and Utah County Catering on!

December 7, 2012

Family Style Dinner | Favorite Finds Friday


We here at Culinary Crafts LOVE family style dining and we believe that whether you are planning a wedding or a corporate affair, no other serving style inspires getting conversation going and really interacting with the people around you.  The act of sharing food with your table is the type of thing that instantly brings people together.  With this in mind, we were thrilled to create a beautiful and delicious family style lunch service for the recent Women In Weddings Luncheon at the Red Cliff RanchUtah Bride Blog were thrilled with this trend too and even posted a blog about it today - with some input from yours truly.  Check it out here. That you so much to Utah Bride Blog for sharing this catering trend!  If you are looking for an intimate and fun way to engage your guests, this is definitely the way to go!  Happy eating! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering on! Photos by David Newkirk

November 30, 2012

BIG NEWS! Alta Moda Sample Sale | Favorite Finds Friday


Oh my goodness we are SOOOOO excited!   Alta Moda bridal boutique will host their annual Sample Sale on Saturday, December 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m - and if you are looking for a dress, you CANNOT miss this event!  Its seriously the best, best, best sale to get a GORGEOUS designer gown of your dreams - at seriously discounted prices.  It's so AWESOME and I can't believe it's already here!  Here are the deets from Alta Moda: Brides-to-be are invited to line up early for a selection of more than 50 couture wedding dresses marked down 50 to 85 percent. Gowns start as low as $500, with many under $1000. There will be dresses from all of your favorite designers; Jorge Manuel, Anne Barge, Augusta Jones, Modern Trousseau, Vera Wang, and more. Things you’ll want to know:     •    Sale hours are 10am – 2pm, December 15th only     •    No appointments: First come, First served (wait list)     •    Gowns are sold as is, alterations not included     •    Only sample sale gowns will be on display     •    No holds and all sales final – come ready to buy     •    Most gowns are suited for street sizes 4-12     •    We only do this once a year, so now is the time     •    Space is limited; only one or two key decision makers/guests per bride We love our gowns and treat them with the best of care, so you can be assured you are getting your dream dress at a coveted price. This really is the sale to end all sales. At last year’s sample sale, the Alta Moda staff arrived an hour early to find there were already more than a dozen brides and their moms lined-up outside the doors. Brides show up early, and know exactly what they are going to find: a gorgeous dress at a steal of a price. Come early, wear a warm coat, and bring hot cocoa or coffee to keep warm. Doors will open at exactly 10 a.m., and you’ll be welcomed into the shop to stay warm and cozy as you wait for your consultation. Once inside, your name will be put on a list in order of the line/arrival so you can find a seat and wait for your name to be called-- no fuss, and no need to hold your place! Consultations will be limited to 40 minutes. We’ll be running many more fitting rooms than usual to help get you in your dream dress as quickly as we can. And just because it’s a sample sale, it doesn’t mean you’re on your own. Each bride will get an experienced consultant from start to finish. Our consultants know all the gowns (by name, and inside and out), all the tricks, and how to make sure you are beyond thrilled. Only four gowns can be initially selected, but your consultant will guide you and make sure you try on the perfect styles until you find the one. Come ready to buy the dress of your dreams! Good luck and happy shopping, ladies! Check out more on Salt Lake City, Utah County, and Park City catering on!

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