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An Enchanted Evening Inspiration Shoot

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This inspiration shoot was AMAZING and not only is Culinary Crafts excited to share it because it’s just GORGEOUS, but we also had the pleasure of teaming up with Leslie Dawn Events and Utah Valley Bride Magazine, to create this ultra romantic “Enchanted Evening”!  Check it out!

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The gorgeous color palette consisting of deep, moody blues and purples with striking pops of copper through out.  Such a pretty combo!

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How pretty are these menus from West End Girl?!  It perfectly pulls in the blues and plays off the copper table settings beautifully.

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Love, love, love the blue stemware  and copper votives.

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Culinary Crafts made a sophisticated salad of Mesclen greens, pears, candied walnuts, and Stilton cheese with a balsamic vinaigrette that tied into the table design amazingly.

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We also coupled with our pumpkin flat bread and black pepper brioche for a tasty bread pairing for this simply beautiful meal.

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This shoot allowed us to create some of our prettiest desserts to match this stunning palette!  Seriously, so much fun to create this menu!

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First up, our Petite Olive Oil and Wine Cakes topped with Sugared Violets and our Lovely Petite Lemon Pudding Cakes with Fresh Berries.  Yum!

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And, we didn’t stop there!  We also served Pistachio and Blackberry Macarons and Lavender and Rosemary Shortbreads.

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And last, but certainly not least, this decadent dish is our Bete Noir with Amarina Gelato, Spun Sugar, Berry Coulis and Chocolate Drizzle.  SOOOOO good.

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Isn’t this cake from Dolce Bella by Erin pretty?  Love the metallic accents!

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This shoot was so much fun and really such a dream to be a part of!  Thank you so much to Leslie Dawn Events and Utah Valley Bride for inviting us to be a part of the team!  I hope this inspires you all to creat an enchanted evening of your own!  Happy planning everyone (and check out this shoot in the newest edition of Utah Valley Bride Magazine!)

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

VENDORS Concept+Planning+Design: Leslie Dawn Events // Catering: Culinary Crafts // Photography: Kristina Curtis Photography // Florals: Sax Romney // Venue: Sleepy Ridge Weddings  // Invitations: West End Girl // Cake: Dolce Bella by Erin // Videography: Ashley and Todd // Dress: Gateway Bridal // Suit: Urbana Custom // Hair: Hair Creations by Natalie // Makeup: Brynn Thomas Makeup // Hair Accessory:Danani Handmade // Rentals: Diamond Rental // Table Rentals:Alpine Event Rentals // Models: Tiffany + Garret Pliler

Valentine’s Day Weekend Pop Up Dinners!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Culinary Crafts has two fantastic opportunities to make your Valentines day extra special!  Keep reading for details on our AMAZING Valentine’s Pop Up Restaurants coming up!

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Culinary Crafts, Utah’s most awarded caterer, is creating two unique Pop-up Restaurants for Valentine weekend. Both restaurants will pop up for one night, then disappear, offering you and your love an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime, 10-course Valentine dinner!  There are two locations to choose from:  Saturday, Feb 13 at Quiet Meadow Farm in Utah County, and, Sunday Feb 14 at O.P. Rockwell’s in Park City, which also includes a performance by Utah Symphony and Opera! Tickets sell out quick, so don’t delay!  Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets!

We hope to see you and your loves on Valentine’s Day weekend!  Happy gifting, everyone!

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 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!

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!

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How amazing is this antique limo?  LOVE IT – And it totally sets the tone for this gorgeous day!

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This Villa was the most picturesque location for our shoot.  We love, love, love the natural beauty it boasted.

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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.

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Isn’t this tablescape dreamy?  I mean, who wouldn’t want to relax and catch up with their guests in this intimate, beautiful space???

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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.

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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!

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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?!?

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More of the dreamy tablescape.  I seriously am IN LOVE with all of this!

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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.

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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.

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I love the color and beauty in this table.  Such a fun menu!

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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

A Destination Rustic Chic Celebration at Red Cliff Ranch!

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Today, we have a BEAUTY of a wedding that was held at the gorgeous venue, Red Cliff Ranch, and designed by the ever-so-talented FUSE Weddings & Events team!  It is one of Culinary Crafts favorites – and we think it’ll be one of your too!  Check it out!

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Nick and Kate’s wedding celebration was one that just kept giving!  With 150 destination guests, the family was going to make sure their guests did not leave disappointed – and what a party it was!

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The guests stepped off the shuttle to be greeted by breathtaking 360-degree views and once they arrived at the ceremony site, they were seated beneath the gorgeous red rocks that give Red Cliff Ranch it’s name.  AMAZING!

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On this hot summer day, Culinary Crafts wanted to make sure the guests stayed satiated – and we delivered with a gourmet lavender- and ginger-infused Lemonade Bar and a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres like mango shrimp lollipops.  Yum!

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Isn’t this cocktail hour space lovely?  Fuse Weddings & Events ALWAYS makes venues even more beautiful spaces!

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The cocktail hour not only had scrumptious passed hors d’oeuvres, but a glorious display of local artisan cheeses and honey.

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The beauty of the communal dining table in the stables always takes guests’s breath away – and this event was no exception.

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Love these rustic details – the woodcut place cards and leather woven menu cards were PERFECT for this ranch chic wedding!

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How BEAUTIFUL is this couple!?  Such a happy day!!!

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For the dinner buffet, Culinary Crafts served mesquite-grilled trout with Moroccan tomato jam, hand-carved grilled flank steak served with house chimichurri sauce, grilled seasonal veggies tossed with pesto and served with hummus, quinoa salad, mac and cheese with butter-crusted Panko breadcrumbs drizzled with white truffle oil, roasted cauliflower salad, and house-made artisan breads with sea-salt butter blocks.  Seriously an AMAZING menu for this AMAZING wedding!

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Following dinner the surprises continued with candy stations, s’mores, whiskey and cigar bars, games, desserts, and dancing!

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Check out these desserts!  Deconstructed Dutch apple and lemon meringue pies in individual mason jars AND gourmet mini sugar doughnuts??  I’ll take one of each, please.

This wedding was seriously STUNNING and showcased two of our favorite vendor partners – Red Cliff Ranch and FUSE Weddings & Events!  If you are dreaming of a ranch wedding this year, call Culinary Crafts at 801.225.6575 because there are only a handful of dates left at Red Cliff Ranch for 2016!  Happy planning, everyone!

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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This week’s Instagram of the Week comes from our very own Mary Crafts-Homer!  This pic is one of the AH-MAZING offerings at our NYE Pop Up Restaurant – and can you believe New Year’s Eve was a whole week ago?!?  I couldn’t wait to share this one with you all because it makes me SUPER excited to remind you that our next Pop Up Restaurant is exactly 1 week from today.  It is going to be out of this world!  Mary is taking us on a Culinary Tour of Italy, so, seriously, don’t miss this one.  (Get your tickets here.)  Thank you so much to Mary for this beautiful bite 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 we pick!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

How To: Make a Culinary Crafts Apple Fennel Salad

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We have quite the treat for you all today! Another Culinary Crafts ‘how-to’ video from the talented Ashley Wortley – check it out!

We LOVE these videos and Ashley really makes Culinary Crafts look good! We are ever so grateful to Ashley – and we have one more video on the way too, so stay tuned! Happy viewing, everyone!

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