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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week is from our friend, Angela Howard Photography, who shot this fun pic of our Beatles themed event last night at the Finch Lane Gallery in Salt Lake City!  This event was SO fun, and we LOVE all of the fun bites we offered to the guests.  We even served ‘Yellow Submarine’ Eclairs!  YUM!  Thank you so much to Angela Howard for sharing and 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!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

A Romantic, Destination Wedding at the Gallivan Center Plaza!

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Today, on the blog, we have a STUNNING wedding that Culinary Crafts had the pleasure of working on last summer with our friends, FUSE Weddings & Events!  This wedding absolutely transformed the Gallivan Center Plaza into a romantic getaway for the couple’s guests!  The couple, who reside in Wyoming, wanted to host a wedding in Salt Lake City because the majority of their family lives here.  They also wanted to create a gorgeous experience that was still casual with local comfort food and lots of lounge seating so their guests could let their hair down and enjoy the celebration – and I have to say, FUSE knocked it out of the park!  Check it out!  And thank you to Lindsey Shaun for the beautiful photos!

Have you ever seen the Gallivan Center Plaza look so magical?  We haven’t either – but boy, was it breathtaking!  And the florals by Soil and Stem sent this event over the top!

I couldn’t resist sharing another shot of this gorgeous set up and the amazing lounge furniture that the bride wanted so their guests could relax.  So lovely!

I love the centerpieces and the geode table numbers are so PRETTY!  Ah-mazing.

How cute is the couple?!  They were so fun and I loved the seating chart was so pretty too.

The bride loves shrimp lettuce wraps – so, of course, we passed those during the cocktail hour and the guests loved them!

Going along with the ‘local, comfort food’ feel of the menu, we served local fruits and cheeses, which were a great snack for guests to grab as they mingled during cocktail hour, and a selection of beers that included some local favorites from Uinta Brewing Co.

Another fun element?  This street taco station where guests could make their own tacos!

A taco bar isn’t complete without chips and salsa!  So, we served a bunch of different salsas, cabbage slaw, and fun, fiesta color chips!  Yum!

 

For the Utah-themed dinner menu, we brought in local meats including skirt steak,which was grilled on-site, with a chimichurri sauce.  Side note, we love having a carving station at events.  Such an elegant addition to the menu!

Again, how gorgeous is this reception space???  SO IN LOVE WITH THIS!

The couple chose to host a buffet of local favorites so guests could grab a bite at their leisure.  This menu was so much fun to put together!

Local Farm Greens with Feta, Raspberries, Toasted Almonds and Raspberry Vinaigrette and Mesquite Chicken (also grilled on site) with Mango Salsa were two of the offerings.  Such great options for warm weather events!

A classic staple at any of our events is our House-Made Artisan Breads with Sea Salt Butter.  Plus, how can you have a ‘comfort-food-centric’ menu without Mary’s Mac N’ Cheese?  The answer is you can’t.  🙂

A beautiful night for a gorgeous wedding!

These hand stamped forks are adorable!  The perfect compliment to the couple’s simple, yet elegant, cake from Flour and Flourish!

Love this shot of these two lovebirds!

Last, but certainly not least, we served our House-Made gelato cones alongside the wedding cake!  A perfect pairing!

We LOVED this wedding!  It truly was an amazing event that we were so happy to be a part of!  And thank you to the amazing team of vendors who made this day so epic!  I hope this inspires everyone to create stunning events of your own.  Happy planning, everyone!

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

A Pretty, Pink Baby Shower at the Provo Library!

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As I’m sure all of you know, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend!  All of us here at Culinary Crafts love this holiday, and in honor of this amazing day, we are showing off this gorgeous event which happens to be a beautiful baby shower for a gorgeous mother-to-be (how perfect is that?)  Check it out!

This pretty, pastel color palette was a great choice for this event and this venue – The Provo Library!  (Plus, even the carpet coordinated!)

Isn’t this photo op corner fun?!  We love the vintage chair, ribbon backdrop, and gorgeous florals.  The fun earring favors were a great addition to the event too!

Perfect brunch inspiration right here! The whimsical polka-dotted plate, gold accents, pink linens, and bright florals come together to create a gorgeous, feminine table that any mother (or mother-to-be) would love!

Brunch was made for Baby Showers AND Mother’s Day!  We brought out AAAAALL the brunch favorites for this shower!  So yummy!

Our Local Farm Greens, Feta, Walnuts, and Cranberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette is always a guest favorite!

For those who like to add a bit of a sweet to their plate, we served Raspberry Lemon and Mascarpone Crepes as well as Yogurt Parfaits with Fresh Berries!  So good!

We love adding an action station element to our buffets!  So, a carving station with Honey, Cherry, and Balsamic Glazed Ham was a perfect fit for this brunch menu!

What brunch is complete without Hash Browns or our House Made Spinach and Vegetable Quiche?  Yum!

House made pastries?  Yes please!  Bagels, Croissants, and Blueberry Scones gave the guests choices for their perfect plate.

Last but not least, our decadent Southern Biscuits and Sausage Gravy was another great option in this AMAZING brunch buffet!

Of course, a party wouldn’t be a party with out dessert!  This pretty dessert display was so lovely!

Love this signage!  And how pretty is this naked cake!  (Plus, it was DELICIOUS!)

Gold-accented French Macarons, Milk and White Chocolate Mousse Cups, and Tiramisu Shooters were the cute (and scrumptious) dessert offerings!

More pretty details from this beautiful room!  We love the feminine gold signage!

This event was SO much fun!  We hope you loved it and are inspired to create an out-of-this-world brunch for your Mother’s Day celebrations this weekend!  Happy planning, everyone!

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

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Happy Cinco de Mayo, all!  We LOVE this fun appetizer and how perfect is it for a fabulous fiesta!?  If you need any party inspiration, check out our galleries here and find some great ideas for any event you have planned!  Hope all of you have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo and happy weekend!

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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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from Utah Valley University’s Development & Alumni Relations Department (a.k.a. @UVUgiving)!  They posted this AWESOME photo of a presentation at the UVU Donor Appreciation Banquet where Culinary Crafts collaborated with the Culinary Arts program to showcase some of the dishes they created and gave the guests recipes and ‘how-to’ guides to make the delicious dishes at home!  This was SUCH a fun event and we were so blessed to be able to share this with many of our staff members who attended that are current students or past alumni.  Such and amazing evening and thank you again for sharing, @UVUgifting!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back to see who is chosen next!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

New Downtown Salt Lake City Venue: Church & State

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As I’m sure you know, Culinary Crafts is always on the lookout for new, interesting, and gorgeous venues.  When we found out about Church & State in downtown Salt Lake City, well, I can say we were thrilled!  Originally constructed in 1893 (which means it dates back to even before Utah was granted its statehood), this venue was recently renovated from a church to a breathtaking 3,500 sqft space that is perfect for any event!  It boasts traditional styling with touches of modern, industrial design elements and an AMAZING floor to ceiling Mondrian-style stained glass window.  Such a unique and versatile space, we couldn’t wait to host Brianna & Dylan’s wedding here!  Thanks to Kelli Bramble for the beautiful photos!  Check it out!

The couple was looking for a venue that could transition from their wedding ceremony to their reception in the same space. With a guest list of about 100, they needed a larger venue with multiple spaces for each part of their day.  Well, Church & State was just the ticket and it had just the right mix of natural and industrial elements to fit the couple’s style!  Isn’t it stunning?

Their ceremony took place upstairs and then transitioned into the cocktail hour with lounge furniture and cocktail tables so the guests could mix and mingle with each other.  We love how light and bright this space was!

Of course, we served delicious bites during cocktail hour.  The guests were served butler-passed hors d’oeuvres of Carolina Style BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders and Mozzarella Salata Skewers with Kalamata Olives, Tomato, Basil, and Balsamic Drizzle.  So good!

The couple chose a sophisticated color palette of black, white, and gold for their reception dinner which allowed this venue’s unique beauty to shine through!  We love how the palette tied into the space so perfectly.  So pretty!

We love to pre-set elements of the menu on the tables to engage the guests and get them excited for the food to come!  So, for this event, we plated our House-Made Artisan Rolls with Paddle of Sea Salted Butter.  Yummy!

The guests were welcomed to the main level for a fantastic buffet dinner and the sounds of Pixie & the Partygrass Boys provided the perfect background music!

The buffet was a collection of some of our signature favorites!  Like our Arugula, Pear, and Goat Cheese Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette and our Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Sage Butter, which is AMAZING!

We loved the multiple levels of serving dishes in the buffet because it added so much visual interest!  Another menu offering?  Our Roasted Fingerling Potatoes!

We rounded out the menu with our Green Beans Almondine and Lemon Herb Chicken!  What an elegant feast!!!

Isn’t Church & State gorgeous?  We love it and hope it inspires all of you planning your own events to check it out (and other new venues) to find a unique space that fits your style perfectly!  Happy planning, everyone!

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

Beauty and Her Feast Editorial Shoot!

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Today, we are showcasing this simply romantic editorial shoot we did that you may have seen in Utah Valley Bride magazine as well as our new bridal ad!  We love our Beauty and Her Feast menu and the spectacular vendor team put together an AMAZINGLY gorgeous shoot!  Check it out!

This beautiful tablescape was captured perfectly by Heather Nan Photography, don’t you think?!   Plus, isn’t this setting so dreamy?

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The rentals from Diamond Rental were so elegant and added a textural element to the table that we loved.  Plus, the paper goods from Ann Elizabeth Print Studio were so lovely.  The hand torn edges and wax seal on the menus were such a great element that took them over the top!

We loved these simple Short Rib Lettuce Wraps on golden plates – So pretty and delicious!  Plus, of course we had to have a cocktail that tied into the palette so we created this Hibiscus Rose Cocktail with Hibiscus Tea, Rose Hips, Vodka, and Ginger Beer!

Next, our salad course was a hearty Blood Beet Greens Salad with Sorrel, Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Oranges, Pistachios, and a Citrus Vinaigrette.  Earthy and complex, we also loved the way this plate tied in with the table’s colors!

Next, our fish course was a Butter-Poached Red Trout with Israeli Couscous and Roasted Peppers.  Light and beautiful!  Plus, don’t you love our black tie service?  What a way to make your event feel elegant and high end!

Of course, with a decadent plated menu, we love serving an intermezzo course.  In the summer months, our house made Blood Orange Sorbet is perfect for cleansing your palette AND cooling off your guests!  Love it!

Next, our entree course was a Pork Saltimbocca with Roasted Roma Tomatoes and Fried Sage.  We loved incorporating seasonal produce into this dish!

And, of course, then came dessert!  These Black Forest Petite Bundt Cakes were so delcious!!!  And, we loved the natural stone plates.  What an unexpected and beautiful element!

I can’t but help share the breathtaking florals by Soil and Stem and the amazing stained glass cake by Carries Cakes!  Aren’t they pretty?!

Of course, we had to do a bit of a dessert selection, so we also served Vanilla Bean Rose Cupcakes with a rose frosting design, Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts, and Chocolate Dipped Bosc Pears!  All served with these pretty glass bell jar tops.  How fun!

We loved this shoot and thought it was brimming with so much good stuff!  I think you’ll agree.  🙂  We hope it inspires all of you to get creative with your events and add some additional elements to take it over the top!  Happy planning, 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 St George Weddings and is a repost of our BREATHTAKING Beauty and Her Feast Editorial in Utah Valley Bride magazine!  We LOVED this shoot and are so happy it’s inspiring our wedding community whether it be locally or beyond!  Thank you again for the share, St George Weddings!  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 we choose next!  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

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