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Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Instagram of the Week, Parties, The Tasting Room, Venues We Love

Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our Mary Crafts-Homer who is in the midst of all of the AWESOME Outdoor Retailers events we have going on right now!  While this is a bittersweet year marking the end of this amazing event happening in our fair city, we are so happy to have been able to be a part of this epic convention and truly grateful for our ability to have done so many fun and over-the-top events in conjunction with the retailers who attend!  Thank you for posting, Mary!  And, 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 to see who’s chosen next!  Happy weekend and Happy Outdoor Retailers too!

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

Venue Spotlight: Hank’s Place

By | Corporate Events, Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Food, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Parties, Venues We Love, Wedding Trends

Today, I am going to show you a new venue that we are LOVING!  It’s called Hank’s Place and it’s located in the beautiful Provo Canyon and it is simply stunning!  Perfect for an intimate wedding, rustic fête, or even a corporate retreat that is sure to enchant any guest – simply put, this place is AMAZING!  Check it out!

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Isn’t the outdoor fireplace awesome?  We love how great this space is and it truly provides an extra ordinary location that is simply breathtaking!

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We made sure our hors d’oeuvres were elegant, but still had a rustic feel to match the feeling of the space – and they were as tasty as they were pretty!

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How awesome is this lounge?  We love the rentals and the eclectic vibe the furniture created!

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We made sure the guests had refreshing beverages too!  These Utah Lavender Lemonades were not only fabulous, but we made them with local Sugarhouse Distillery Vodka!

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And, of course, to take the event to the level, we roasted a whole pig on the spit – which the guests always get a kick out of!

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Isn’t this space, pretty?  Such a perfectly, magical evening!

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Another, fun station our guests loved was the Fresh Hand-Pulled Mozzarella station, which we then used on our Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad!  Yum!

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So, you might be wondering what we did with the pig we were roasting?  Well, after it was done, we served it with White Cheddar, Cabbage, and Mustard Slaw topped with Blood Orange Barbecue Sauce and Pickled Onions all on a House Made Cornbread Waffle.  So good!  Plus, what’s a barbecue without grilled yummy-ness?  So, we served Shrimp, Onion, and Sweet Pepper Skewers glazed with Sweet Tomato Jam and Utah Corn on the Cob with Smoked Paprika and Lime Butter – and it was SO delicious!

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Our Mustard Slaw was so good!  Plus, aren’t these individual mason jars of Mary’s Gnocchi fun?  We love this dish!

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Lastly, of course we had to served some super, fun desserts!  Our Southern Style Shortcake Bar served up Buttermilk Shortcake with Fresh Peaches, Chocolate Shortcakes with Strawberries, and Lemon Shortcake with Berries (and of course all of them had a generous helping of House-Made Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream!)  Plus, we just had to have a S’mores bar too!

We love this venue and had so much fun creating such a fun menu for this event!  If you are looking for an exceptional venue for a unique wedding or event, this is the place!  We loved Hank’s Place and can’t wait to do more magical events here!  Happy planning, everyone!

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

Venue Love: Studio Elevn

By | Vendor Love!, Venues We Love

Utah is bursting with BEAUTIFUL outdoor venues and spaces.  It’s definitely a benefit of living in such a gorgeous place.  Often, however, we forget about the fabulous indoor venues we have here too!  One such place is Studio Elevn, located in downtown Salt Lake City.  It is definitely a Culinary Crafts favorite and perfect for events wanting a more urban chic feel.  Here’s a little bit about the space:

Studio Elevn is the perfect space to reflect your unique and creative vision. With 2,500 square feet of beautifully lit, modern-industrial space, your event or gathering is sure to awe all who attend. The New York-style loft studio is located in the heart of Salt Lake City making Studio Elevn ideal for private parties, galleries, wedding receptions, performances and more. Venue capacity is 80 seated or 200 for receptions.”

Check it out!

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Isn’t this space cool?  Love the industrial feel.

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This space is also SO versatile – whether you want a vintage look, modern feel, or something high end couture, this is the space!

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Love this minimalist event and the pops of gold are awesome.

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Even a modern organic feel is just perfect here and I love that feature wall.  This space has so many possibilities!

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This space is also great for corporate parties or brand launches.  It really lends itself to become a part of YOUR company’s look.

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Doesn’t this space look romantic?  LOVE!

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Lastly, I love the Studio Elevn ‘mission statement’.  It really is a space born out of love, inspiration, and creativity.  Such a great added bonus to any space.

Isn’t Studio Elevn great?  We think so!  And you should DEFINITELY check it out if you are wanting a beautiful space for any event in the Downtown Salt Lake City area.  Happy dreaming, everyone!

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

Rice Eccles is Perfect for Your Holiday Parties!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Holiday Parties, Vendor Love!, Vendor Spotlight, Venues We Love

We here at Culinary Crafts are SO excited for the upcoming holiday season and, as you can imagine, we are booking up quickly for parties!  One of our FAVORITE venues for a fantastic holiday party is definitely our partner Rice Eccles!  With their multiple spaces  and floor to ceiling windows, it’s sense of grandeur is PERFECT for the holidays!  Check it out!

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If you want to WOW your guests and treat them to a holiday party they won’t forget, give us a call and also take a tour of Rice Eccles!  Happy holidays (almost) everyone!

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

Photos by Logan Walker Photography

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Instagram of the Week

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from Skylar Taylor Designs who was a guest at last night’s VIP Grand Opening of The Container Store in Salt Lake!  The whole evening was AMAZING and we here at Culinary Crafts can’t wait to show you more from this event – seriously, there were some GREAT displays going on – but we just love how this pic captured the beautiful space and all of the lovely VIPs who got to check it out first!  And, if you want to check out the store too, remember it officially opens tomorrow and 10% of the sales this weekend go to our friends at Ballet West!  You definitely want to check it out!  Thank you Skylar Taylor (@skylartaylordesigns) and remember to add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag @culinarycrafts in your posts for your chance to be neext week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy shopping, everyone!

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

A Perfect Pairing: Rice Eccles Stadium

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Venues We Love

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Well, we here at Culinary Crafts are excited!  We recently learned that we were selected to partner with Rice-Eccles as their exclusive caterer!  This is the first time that Rice-Eccles has partnered with only one caterer to handle ALL of their food and beverage needs at every one of their stadium venues. The Rice-Eccles family of venues includes all levels of the Rice-Eccles Stadium, including the the private game night suites, the Olympic Plaza, and the Huntsman Arena! Culinary Crafts is thrilled to be the first caterer to partner with this fantastic venue, and is looking forward to serving the University of Utah and Rice-Eccles clients with amazing, award-winning catering.

Why do we love Rice-Eccles?  Well, not only is it is a great place for holiday parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, award luncheons and dinners, but their unique offerings (like the breathtaking city views) and multiple spaces meet all types of event needs and, if all levels of the  multi-level venues are utilized, they can even accommodate convention events for over 1,000 guests!

Another great announcement?  Later this fall Rice-Eccles will be announcing their new tag line – “The Tower Above the City”.  We LOVE that! It’s such a great description of what Rice-Eccles really is!  Now, the best view in the city is partnered with the 11 time winner of “Best of State” for catering – a perfect pairing to say the least!  Happy tidings, everyone!

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

Venue Love! High Star Ranch

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Venues We Love

Today, I want to tell you about a STELLAR venue, the High Star Ranch!  This gorgeous property, located in Kamas, Utah, is brimming with natural beauty and all of the hallmarks of a true ranch venue – a beautiful barn, expansive grounds, a babbling brook, and a rustic ranch house with a wrap-around porch.  As an added bonus?  You’ll enjoy Culinary Crafts‘s award-winning catering at your event too!  Check it out!

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How stunning are these surroundings?  True natural beauty, for as far as the eye can see!

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The barn makes a great dance space, cocktail hour locale, or place to host an intimate dinner.  We love dressing it up with strung lights and fun decor!

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Whether your event is large or small, there is PLENTY of space.  You can get cozy near the barn and firepit or set up lots of different areas for your guests to check out.

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Whimsical, rustic, romantic…  All decor styles DEFINITELY are at home at this versatile venue!

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Ceremony under a GORGEOUS willow next to a breathtaking brook?  Check!

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Mmm…  Some of my favorite food offerings that we’ve served here!  Kettle Chips with Goat Cheese and Corn Salsa, Spider Sushi Rolls, Tortilla Cones with Avocado and Pico de Gallo, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, and Fire-Grilled Pizzas!  YUM!

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Outdoor games like Cornhole and chic seating areas are great ideas to utilize all of the space at this beautiful ranch.

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Love having multiple action stations here so guests have TONS of food choices!  Plus, they get to stroll, mingle, and watch the chef-prepared entrees roll out!

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Isn’t High Star Ranch AMAZING?!  We love hosting events here and it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience for your guests!  If you are looking for a unique venue with so much natural beauty, you just can’t hardly stand it, then High Star Ranch is a great choice!  Happy planning, everyone!

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

Photos by Angela Howard Photography and Keith Westerberg

 

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our very own Director of Operations and Corporate Sales, Kaleb Crafts, with a peek at some VERY cool things in the works!  Not only will Salt Lake City soon have a Container Store (eek!), but we here at Culinary Crafts will be helping with the Grand Opening!  YAY!  So exciting!  You can follow Kaleb at @kalebcrafts and remember to tag @culinarycrafts or add #culinarycrafts to your posts 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!

Creative Coverings Linen Preview Party!

By | Corporate Events, Vendor Spotlight

We recently had the distinct honor of hosting Creative Coverings‘s Linen Preview Party at our downtown venue, The Tasting Room!  We at Culinary Crafts LOVE the variety and style offered by Creative Coverings and we simply floored by the new styles they showed off!  From striking graphics, to Gatsby inspired, and every gorgeous detail in between, we just couldn’t wait to show you their wares!  And brides, make sure to watch out for the next one in fall!  We’ll be holding these twice a year and you’ll be invited to check out the new trends, linens, and some delicious bites from Culinary Crafts!  In the meantime, check out our inaugural party!

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Mojitos, anyone?  We also loved this quick pick of the hostesses of the event – Kate of Creative Coverings, Mary of Culinary Crafts, and Mara of Events by LMG!

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The high boys we super stars with their various and vastly different linens!  I LOVED the intricate gold and pink overly – perfect for a gal looking for total GLAM!  Oh, and check out that blue tumbler glass- it’s STUNNING!

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Isn’t this chair tie to die for?  Couple that with the ornate overlay and golden plates and you have a ultra-sophisticated take on a natural palette.  Who says natural has to be boring?

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Of course we had to bring some TASTY morsels for the party goers!  Passed hors d’oeuvres we a wonderful way to keep guests moving a checking out the samples.  Plus, they were delish!

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Another GORGEOUS way to dress up a chair!  I love the woven technique on this Chivari chair that is an unexpected touch of texture.  Plus. its quiet elegance really lets the bold coral runner with the yellow chevron overlay take center stage!  Coupled with the green glass goblet – we are in LOVE!  Have I mentioned that colored glass is one of my newest favorite trends?  Keep your eyes out for more!

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This table was perfectly appointed with beautiful aqua silk linens and the Moroccan style graphic overlays are simply perfect.  One way to take a table from pretty to WOW is by adding a punch of a powerful overlay – and this patterned lovely is just the ticket!  With pops of pure white dishes with clean lines – this table is modern, elegant, and AMAZING!  And the white wine glass is another new glassware favorite for this year!

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Another FABULOUS chair tie!  Plus, I love the sheer sparkle of the blush pink runner atop a vineyard table.  You don’t always have to go rustic with the vineyard tables – they definitely are versatile and can be beautiful in SO many ways – especially this feminine, romantic style – with just a hint of glitz!

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Hello bold patterns!  This linen is for one who loves bold, graphic styles and big punches of color!  So, you know I totally dig it.  Plus the texture of the charger is divine and perfectly ties in with this colors in the linen.  A great idea to mix it up by adding a few of these linens to an otherwise solid color linen line-up.

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These new dishes are so pretty!  I love the delicate scroll detail and the gorgeous, feminine lines.  Perfect for the vintage bride!  Plus their netural color lends itself to pretty much ANY color palette!

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Last but not least, we end with more of the decadent offerings the Culinary Crafts prepared!  Aren’t the mini cheeseburgers so CUTE?  And you know we have to end the day with a sweet treat!  Mmm…

Such a fabulous day with AMAZING ideas and such great new styles to check out!  Our event design wheels are turning for sure!  Thank you so much to Creative Coverings for allowing us at Culinary Crafts to host this event and for choosing The Tasting Room to showcase these stellar linens!  Happy planning everyone!

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

Photos by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer