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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week is a fun one and was captured BEAUTIFULLY by Gideon Photo!  Did you know that in addition to our amazing wedding and events eats, Culinary Crafts has also started making amazing cheese cakes?!  It’s true!  For the couple who doesn’t want a traditional cake (or a confection at all) we make gorgeous (and delectable) cakes made out of cheese!  Seriously, so good – and a wonderful idea for all of the cheese lovers out there!  Thank you again to Gideon Photo for this amazing capture!  And remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag us at @culinarycrafts and check back to see who gets picked!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

The Art of Styling Desserts with Mary Crafts-Homer!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our very own Mary Crafts-Homer and is a BTS capture from her spot on Studio 5 last week with Brooke Walker!  We loved Mary’s tips on creating the perfect desserts for any event and think it will definitely inspire the viewers who want to take their own parties up a notch.   If you missed the spot, never fear – it’s right here for you!  Take a look!

Thank you to Mary for such a fun pic and tons of gratitude to the amazing Studio 5 team for letting Culinary Crafts be a part of your show!  We love sharing tips and tricks to create amazing parties and events!  And remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts or tag us at @culinarycrafts and check back to see who gets chosen next!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

Culinary Crafts’s Next Pop Up Restaurant is Around the Corner!

By | A Kitchen Like No Other, Corporate Events, Culinary Crafts Events, Culinary Crafts Gives Back, Culinary Give Back, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Food, News, Parties, Pop Up Restaurants, Venues We Love

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Culinary Crafts is SO EXCITED for our next Pop Up Restaurant!  We are happy to be partnering with Wasatch Community Gardens for a very special “pop-up” restaurant in celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, 2016.  And, we are hosting it at The Falls Event Center venue in Salt Lake City, which we are thrilled to show off to all of you!

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Our 6-course menu has been created especially for this Pop-Up and will feature many locally sourced items, as well as a few surprises! This unique feast will only be offered for one remarkable evening – The restaurant pops up for a night and then disappears, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  (You can get your tickets here.)  Another bonus?  Wasatch Community Gardens will receive a portion of the event proceeds.  We love that their mission is a perfect match for the importance of Earth Day as well as the importance of fresh and delicious food!

This will be a popular dinner and might sell out quick, so make sure to get your tickets soon.  We can’t wait to see you!  Happy dining, everyone!

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

Culinary Crafts Takes the CATIE for Best Barbecue or Picnic Menu!

By | A Kitchen Like No Other, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Food, News

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We are so proud to announce that Culinary Crafts has won the 2016 CATIE for the Best Barbecue!  We are so thrilled and have had SO much fun at the Catersource Event Solutions Conference in Las Vegas and can’t wait to share all the cool things we’ve seen and done – although if you are following us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter you may have been following the action live.  🙂  We are full of new ideas and inspiration and can’t wait to put it to use in our upcoming events this year.  Happy inspiration, everyone!

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

New Year’s Eve Pop-up Restaurant Extravaganza!

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Your New Year’s Eve celebration will be elevated to new heights by joining Culinary Crafts and Ballet West for a once-in-a-lifetime NYE Pop-up on December 31st. The location is awesome…..the 6th floor of the Rice-Eccles Tower, and the dining will be over the top! The Tower features a breathtaking view of Salt Lake City — and at midnight, when fireworks light up the skyline, you will have the best vantage point in town.

7-10pm Mary’s Outrageous Culinary 10-Course Adventure!
Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner, and Desserts

10pm -12:30am Dancing to “Disc Connection”
Midnight toast and fireworks overlooking the city

In order to attend this exclusive celebration, you must purchase your tickets in advance.

They are very limited, and they sell out quickly. Don’t delay!

Tickets:

$200   for the evening, per person
$250   includes 2 signature cocktails and wine pairings, per person
(tax and gratuity are included in the price)

Attire:      Creative Black Tie

When:     Thursday, December 31st, 7pm

Where     The Tower Above the City at Rice-Eccles, 6th Floor, University of Utah

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS, CLICK HERE

Event profits benefit Ballet West

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

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | A Kitchen Like No Other, Cooking Classes, Corporate Events, Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Instagram of the Week

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Well, we here at Culinary Crafts had a whirlwind week!  Not only did we have our VERY first Farmer’s Market AND announced our upcoming Pop Up Restaurant Series, but we also hosted the Art of Catering Food Conference with Catersource this week!  There were SO many amazing people who attended – and SO many awesome Instagram posts to choose from!  So, I decided to make it a double winner week!  First, we have an awesome capture of the Iced Cilantro Hibiscus Tea-ini bar inspiration that we shared with the attendees, one of whom was @peacockspantry, and the other capture is of our very own Mary Crafts-Homer riding the mechanical bull at one of the activities we lined up, shared by @pbsproul!  We loved all of the fun, inspiration, and food we got to enjoy during the conference and we so pleased to share just as much inspiration to attendees as we soaked up!  Such an amazing week and thank you to everyone who came and made all of the events so memorable!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts or tag us at @culinarycrafts!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

 

GREAT TEAM = GREAT FOOD

By | A Kitchen Like No Other, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Uncategorized

I just wanted to write a little post and spotlight two of our great chefs.  They definitely deserve it, as not a day goes by that we don’t get an email or phone call with client’s praise for the great food we served at their event!

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Adam is our Executive Chef and has been with our company for over 10years now.  Adam graduated from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute.  Adam’s ability to create new recipes by knowing the perfect seasoning combination for any dish is amazing. Adam is bar-none one of the most talented off-premise catering chefs in the nation.  His ability with numbers, times and quantities ensure that every event is on-time with plenty of delicious food!  And the best part of having Adam here is when he makes us lunches that are to die for.

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Help Haiti….Eat a Cookie!

By | A Kitchen Like No Other, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts

Here at Culinary Crafts we have the most loving and caring staff.  I know like many people I have sat on my couch and wondered what I can do to help the people of Haiti.  Stacie, one of our wonderful staff was thinking the same thing and decided, along with her roommates to have a bake sale.  Once the day and time had been decided what better way to spread the word then on Facebook.  Stacie and I are friends on Facebook and so I received and e-mail letting me know of the upcoming event.  I quickly sent a reply and asked when and how she was going to be baking all of the treats for the bake sale.  I asked her if I could help and had the idea to bake everything at our kitchen at work.  Many hands make light work, the same could be said for many mixers and ovens.  The day came and after going through our recipe book to decided what was to be made it was time to hit the store to buy the necessary items.  It is always amazing to me that when one of us has a great idea and is ready to get their hands dirty to serve how fast the rest of us all jump in to help.  In addition to baking a few treats, 150 chocolate chip cookies, 150 peanut butter cookies, 100 rice crispy treats and 200 lemon bars, Adam and Kaleb decided they wanted to do our homemade gelato as well.  Adam, our executive chef, came in to put an order together for the next day but when he saw what what happening he didn’t waste any time help get the finished product packaged up and ready to go.

The night of the event came and the place looked fantastic! The goal for the night was to raise $1500 and with the  buffet loaded with anything you could ask for, it was definitely attainable. A bounty of fresh home made rolls- if you were trying to avoid sweets,  gooey chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles, cookies, and the most popular Caramel gelato filled the room, along with about 600 people.  All in all these  college students ended up raising $2,300.

We are grateful to Stacie for her idea and letting us be a part of this wonderful opportunity to help Haiti. It just goes to show that no idea is to small.