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Some GORGEOUS Party Ideas! | Monday Musings

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We are so thrilled to have found out that we were mention in the FABULOUS Ann Elizabeth‘s blog!  This post – all about cakes and parties themed around Ann Elizabeth‘s gorgeous invitations – was AMAZING.  You can check it out here.  We loved, loved, loved being a part of the events and had a blast coming up with creative ways to carry out the theme!  Thank you so much to Ann Elizabeth and, by the way, we loved the beautiful cakes from Layers that were featured in the post too!  Happy party planning everyone!

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La Nay Ferme Partnership | Monday Musings

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First off, Happy Earth Day! We love the Earth in all its beauty, and I have to say, it’s a perfect day to post about our newest vendor partner! We here at Culinary Crafts have often made mention of our LOVE of using local, fresh, high quality products that enhance our food, better our community, and grow our local economy.  Today, I am proud to share with you our newest partnership that Culinary Crafts’s has found, La Nay FermeLa Nay Ferme is a farm located in Provo, Utah that is completely focused on cultivating naturally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as creating a return to locally sourced produce in their community – which we are super excited about!  We know our food will be much better off because of the good work of La Nay Ferme, but you can have that goodness at your home too!  La Nay Ferme allows you to join their CSA (community supported agriculture) that gives you a share of their seasonal produce for 1 week, 4 weeks, or 12 weeks – which you can set up on their website – or they also have a market option where you can buy as you need and pick it up at the farm.  How awesome is that?!  We are so thrilled to have them as a new partner and are excited to see what they accomplish!  You can also check out a little more on La Nay Ferme and what their vision in this video.  Happy eating everyone!

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

Wedding Chicks Feature | Monday Musings

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We are so pleased that this wedding (one of our favorites of 2012) was featured on Wedding Chicks today!  You may remember this wedding from our 3 part series on the venue, decor and food – because this wedding was JUST THAT AWESOME!  Check out the food segment here.  Thank you so much to Wedding Chicks for the post and congrats to Nikki & Mike, again!  It truly was spectacular!

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

Photos by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer

Just In Case You Missed It – BIG NEWS! | Monday Musings

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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!  Remember – Its never to be early to think about finding the perfect dress – or about booking your wedding catering!  The task is easier than you may think with the top wedding vendors in the city : Culinary Crafts and Alta Moda.  Don’t miss the Alta Moda sample sale for some once in a life time dresses at unbelievable pricing!  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 www.culinarycrafts.com!

Traverse Mountain Outlets Grand Opening! | Monday Musings

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with their families!  As we say farewell to turkey and stuffing, we now turn our attention to the next holiday season – which means many of us are thinking about gift giving!  Just in time for the holiday rush, we at Culinary Crafts are happy to announce The Outlets at Traverse Mountain are open and they are AMAZING!  Shops like Coach,  J Crew, Nike, Oakley, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Izod, Banana Republic – and many more – are all heavy hitters at this new shopping mecca!   This is such a wonderful addition to Utah County and we couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and inaugural Tree Lighting. Check it out!

The food was a clear highlight of the evening – and we pulled out all the stops!  Local pulled pork with pickled red onions, braised short rib stuffed mushrooms, and chipotle shrimp with lime and cilantro cream were just a few of the decadent morsels for the VIP guests!  YUM!

Culinary Crafts brought in both our vertical buffets and floating buffets to give the food displays a very unique look – not to mention a stylish one!  Perfect for the high end beauty of The Outlets at Traverse Mountain!

The Outlets at Traverse Mountain are stunning and we were honored to be chosen as their caterer of choice for their event – which took place in the GORGEOUS Customer Service Lounge.  Adding even more beauty to the evening were our friends at Scenemakers who created this AMAZING decor!

Such a FABULOUS event and a BEAUTIFUL location!  Definitely a perfect place to do any holiday shopping you might have!  Happy gifting everyone!

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

Decor by Scenemakers

Photos by Keith Westerberg

Flaming Creations & The Tasting Room | Monday Musings

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My, oh my, Culinary Crafts’s cheeks are ‘burning’ with the thrill of this FANTASTIC feature on Utah Bride & Groom‘s blog today!  You can see it here.  We were so excited when they asked us to share Salt Lake City’s catering trends and we couldn’t help but showing off our fantastic downtown space, The Tasting Room too!  Thank you so much Utah Bride & Groom, we love you!

For more Salt Lake City catering trends, check out www.culinarycrafts.com!

Photos by Logan Walker

Beautiful Ranch Wedding | Monday Musings

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We are SO excited to share this GORGEOUS video that Kale Fitch sent over from a wedding we did this summer for Devan & Rodrigo. This beautiful event was held at the Red Cliff Ranch and is bursting with so much love, prettiness, and, of course, delicious food! Enjoy!

rodrigo + devan | highlights from Kale Fitch on Vimeo.

I hope you loved it as much as we did! Thank you Kale! And congrats to Devan & Rodrigo! Happy planning everyone!

Check out our website at www.culinarycrafts.com!

Good News! | Monday Musings

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We are so thrilled to announce that one of Culinary Crafts’s dessert creations was featured as the cover image on Catersource Magazine!!!!  This dessert, which we made for The Art of Catering Food Conference this past summer, was a GORGEOUS marjolaine that we can’t wait to incorporate into our upcoming holiday and wedding menus!  The recipe is even featured on Catersource‘s website this month!  How cool is that?  Check out the other places I spied Culinary Crafts throughout the magazine!

We are beyond honored to be a part of such an esteemed publication!  Thank you, Catersource!  Happy cooking everyone!

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A Very Special Birthday Party | Monday Musings

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Today, I’d like to share a very special birthday we at Culinary Crafts had the pleasure of working on recently.  Bill Marriott’s 80th birthday was an event that BYU, home of the Marriot School of Business (yes, named for Bill Marriott), wanted to celebrate in style – and in style it was!  From the custom cake Culinary Crafts created (yes that stack of gorgeously fashioned books is ACTUALLY the birthday cake!) to the gatherings of students across three tiers that assembled to serenade the birthday boy to the menu of comfort classics – this event was so much fun and a great way to honor a great man!  Check it out!

When asked, Bill told Mary that his favorite foods were cold cuts, potato salad, green salad, and carrot cake – quite a stretch from the usual fare Culinary Crafts creates!  In the end though, we were able to make a beautiful menu that was delicious and true to the guest of honor’s favorites!  We were so honored to be a party of this very special day.  And best wishes to Bill Marriott!  Happy 80th!

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