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April 26, 2016

Rocky Mountain Bride Inspiration Shoot

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Today, we have an AMAZING inspiration shoot that we did in collaboration with Leslie Dawn Events and Rocky Mountain Bride for RMB's Volume 1 that was released earlier this year!  It was a beautiful, romantic Roaring 20's style shoot - which was perfectly set at the McCune Mansion.  Bursting with beautiful jewel tones, rich gold, decadent food, and moody romance, and J Fairchild Photography captured it all perfectly!  Check it out! RMB_20sInspirationShoot To start, we love this invitation suite from Foil & Ink with gorgeous calligraphy by Karli Noel Calligraphy.  So pretty! RMB_20sInspirationShoot2 Now, on to the main event!  Look at this breathtaking tablescape.  I mean, how beautiful is this?!  We love the design by Leslie Dawn Events and the gorgeous florals from Sax Romney.  A perfect pairing, for sure! RMB_20sInspirationShoot3 The mix n' matched placesettings were such a great way to add another visual element to the table.  And the place card design fit seamlessly as well.  LOVE! RMB_20sInspirationShoot4 A perfect romantic, candlelit moment. RMB_20sInspirationShoot5 We had so much fun with this menu!  For starters, we served a Lamb & Mint Pesto Lollipop and an Artichoke Lollipop.  Yum! RMB_20sInspirationShoot6 Next, we served a cheese and wine pairing featuring a amuse bouche of Bosc Pear, Deer Valley Double Cream Brie, Fresh Thyme, and Fig.  So good!  We also served a Mixed Green Salad with Asian Pears, Candied Walnuts, and Berries in an elegant, vintage-style champagne glass. RMB_20sInspirationShoot8 Last, but not least, we served Chocolate Mousse Cups with Gold Leafing and a pair of Pistachio Macarons.  And this art deco cake from Flour & Flourish was another AMAZING dessert offering! RMB_20sInspirationShoot7 The McCune Mansion is such a beautiful venue and has so many great spaces for photo ops. RMB_20sInspirationShoot9 For a 'late-night' snack we also served Cocktail Shrimp with Gazpacho.  Plus, how pretty is the bar?  Love the draping florals and mirror signage!  So much beauty going on! RMB_20sInspirationShoot10 We absolutely LOVED being a part of this shoot and had so much fun with this AMAZING vendor team!  Also, make sure that you check out Rocky Mountain Bride's Volume 1 - it is seriously SO stunning!  Happy dreaming, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com! VENDORS - Venue: McCune Mansion // Design & Planning: Leslie Dawn Events // Photography: J Fairchild Photography // Catering: Culinary Crafts // Vintage Rentals: Refined Vintage Events // Rentals: Diamond Rentals // Signs & Calligraphy: Karli Noel Calligraphy // Paper Goods: Foil & Ink // Cake: Flour & Flourish // Florals: Sax Romney // Bride's Dress & Accessories: The Perfect Dress // Bridesmaid's Dress: Shabby Apple // Hair: Hair Creations by Natalie // Makeup: Brynn Thomas Makeup // Live Music: Gold Standard Music // Menswear: Urbana Custom Clothier // Model Agency: NIYA Model Management // Models: Jon Clark, Breylan W, Margot O'Leary

April 22, 2016

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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CC_IGofTW68 Culinary Crafts is SO excited to share this Instagram of the Week from our friends at TAG Ranch!  Not only is it a great shot by Pepper Nix Photography, who we love, or that it's an awesome whiskey barrel bar, which we LOVE to do, but it also shares a little bit of news we are happy to share!  Culinary Crafts is now one of TAG Ranch's preferred vendors and we are so excited!  Thank you for the share, TAG Ranch!  And remember, use the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag us at @culinarycrafts for your chance to be next week's Instagram of the Week!  Happy Earth Day, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

April 13, 2016

April Recipe of the Month: Oeufs Mollets Florentine

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March 24, 2016

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

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PopUp_April22_1 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! PopUp_April22_2 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!

March 18, 2016

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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CC_IGofTW64 Today's Instagram of the Week comes from our very own Mary Crafts-Homer who posted this AWESOME pic of her and Culinary Crafts's pastry chef, Jocelyn Gillies, after their AMAZING demo at the 2016 Catersource Event Solutions Conference this week!  We have so much fun every year and can't wait for the next one!  Thanks for the post, Mary!  Also, remember to tag @CulinaryCrafts in your posts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts for your chance to be next week's Instagram of the Week!  Happy weekend, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

March 17, 2016

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

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CATIE 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!

February 2, 2016

Recipe of the Month: Luscious Mint Truffles

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January 22, 2016

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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CC_IGofTW62 Today's Instagram of the Week is from McKell Davis who snapped this shot of Culinary Crafts's ad in the newest issue of Utah Bride and Groom (which is pretty stunning, I must say!!!)  McKell, the marketing director from the U of U, was such an amazing partner to help bring this inspiration shoot at The Tower at Rice Eccles to life and we are SO happy to share it with you all!  Thank you again for the post, McKell - and remember, for your chance to be next week's Instagram of the Week, just tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your post.  Check back next week to see who's post is picked!  Happy weekend, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

January 20, 2016

Gorgeous Tuscan Romance Inspiration Shoot!

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We have another STUNNER to show you today!  As you know, Culinary Crafts LOVES inspiration shoots and this one was close to our very own Mary Crafts-Homer's heart.  Inspired by the natural, rustic beauty of Tuscany Mary & Kristina Curtis of Kristina Curtis Photography dreamt up this beauty of a day and it's brimming with gorgeous greens, abundant florals, and, of course, delicious food.  Check it out! TuscanInspCC How amazing is this antique limo?  LOVE IT - And it totally sets the tone for this gorgeous day! TuscanInspCC2 This Villa was the most picturesque location for our shoot.  We love, love, love the natural beauty it boasted. TuscanInspCC3 A well-dressed couple is always a must, in my book.  The beautiful beading of this dress (from Bridal Closet) and the soft navy blue of the suit were a match made in heaven. TuscanInspCC4 Isn't this tablescape dreamy?  I mean, who wouldn't want to relax and catch up with their guests in this intimate, beautiful space??? TuscanInspCC5 Diamond Rental always has the prettiest stuff - and this grey farmhouse table with gold silverware and gold accented tableware was no exception!  Plus, check out that menu from West End Girl.  AH-mazing. TuscanInspCC6 To tie in with the natural flair of this shoot, a single pear was used as a garnish for the place cards.  It was such a great fit for the look we were going for and added a subtle pop of color amidst Calie Rose's BREATHTAKING floral design.  So pretty! TuscanInspCC7 Naturally, Culinary Crafts wanted to start the meal with gorgeous artisan-made breads.  These individual mini loaves were perfect and such a unique element!  Plus, how pretty are the blue glasses mised with the florals at this table?!? TuscanInspCC8 More of the dreamy tablescape.  I seriously am IN LOVE with all of this! TuscanInspCC9 West End Girl did a fantastic job of creating an invitation suite that felt like the perfect addition to this design.  Rustic, refined, and organic, these pieces were amazing.  Plus, look at this couple!  Stunning.  The. End. TuscanInspCC10 Of course, you can't have a Tuscan themed shoot without adding an Italian flair to the food!  A little bit from Mary Crafts-Homer about this: "It was like going home to design the food elements of a serene afternoon outside of Florence where wedding guests would embrace around a table of artisan cheeses, salumi, fruits, and loaves of fresh baked breads....ah, to be in Tuscany again..."  Simply beautiful. TuscanInspCC11 I love the color and beauty in this table.  Such a fun menu! TuscanInspCC12 Last, but certainly not least, this simple yet stunning cake was made by Annie Bee Cakery, and we are in LOVE!  It tied in so well to all of the other elements, and was delicious to boot! Also, for another little extra dreamy inspiration from this day, check out this video from the shoot by Krissi Cook Films (located here)!  Just lovely! Thank you to all of the AMAZING vendors who participated in this inspiration shoot!  It truly was an amazing day and turned out even more beautifully than we could've imagined!  Happy dreaming, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com! Photography: Kristina Curtis Photography // Food: Culinary Crafts // Florals: Calie Rose // Venue: The Villa  // Invitations: West End Girl // Cake: Annie Bee Cakery // Dress: Bridal Closet // Hair: Hair Pin Diaries // Makeup: KL Artistry // Video: Krissi Cook Films // Dinnerware & Table: Diamond Rental // Limo: Antique Limo of Utah

January 7, 2016

Recipe of the Month: Apple Fennel Salad (Plus Info on the Next Pop Up Restaurant!)

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