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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!

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Food, Instagram of the Week, Parties

Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from The SLC Veggie!  We love this pic from the Gospel Brunch at The Gateway where Culinary Crafts is a proud purveyor of brunch bites!  Those pop tarts?   Ya, we made those.  😉  YUM!  You won’t want to miss the next one (tickets & info are here), and thank you to The SLC Veggie for the awesome picture!  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 gets chosen!  Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

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

REPOST: A Bar Inspired Sophisticated Wedding Reception

By | Culinary Crafts Events

REPOST FROM UTAH BRIDE AND GROOM BLOG:

Culinary Crafts is so excited to be guest posting today! Utah Bride & Groom Magazine is one of our favorite magazines for wedding trends and inspiration – and we are so honored to be able to add our voice to their stellar blog! Today, we’d love to showcase a beautiful wedding that we did recently that was chock full of divine eats and breathtaking elegance, all in the heart of Salt Lake City.

When we initially met with Lacey and Steven, the bride told us that she envisioned an incredibly elegant wedding at the McCune Mansion (with a GORGEOUS designer dress from Modern Trousseau) and AMAZING, romantic florals. But, she had a twist in store for us!  This bride wanted an sophisticated wedding reception BUT she wanted all of the food and beverages to be bar inspired!  How fun is that? She told us that she wanted to create an intimate atmosphere of total comfort and warmth for her guests – and, boy, was it fun for us to create a menu with such a contrast! I love the juxtaposition between the two styles.  Thank you also to Melissa Kelsey Photography for the fantastic photos!  Check it out!

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This was such a fun couple and the stunning bride was about as bubbly as could be! Plus that gown!!! LOVE! Not to be out dressed, the groom, who’s a proud Scotsman, naturally wore full Scottish wedding attire which included a dashing kilt!  Such a stylish couple.

A Bar Inspired Sophisticated Wedding Reception http://www.culinarycrafts.com/bar-inspired-wedding/

For this event, we really wanted to mix the feeling of high style elegance and romance with our re-envisioned takes on bar bites and libations for that added twist of fun.  So, of course we made sure that the drinks had that bar classics vibe, but with a feeling of refinement.  So, we concocted standby favorites and gave them a twist (literally and figuratively) and came up with fun, customized names that fit the couple to a ’T’!  Plus, the added touch of the hand drawn calligraphy from Karli Noel was such a pretty presentation!

A Bar Inspired Sophisticated Wedding Reception http://www.culinarycrafts.com/bar-inspired-wedding/

A party is no fun unless the food and drink is plentiful and delectable! We love to greet the guests with hors d’oeuvres during a cocktail hour that allows guests to mingle and chat before dinner and for this very special menu of ‘bar bites elevated’, we dreamed up some really amazing eats!  We served the guests Mini Chicken & Waffles drizzled with Maple Syrup and Mary’s Signature Danger Tots with Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, and Jalapeño.  Seriously yummy – and FUN!

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Isn’t this reception space gorgeous?  We loved the polished look of the golden charges which tied in the golden accents throughout the McCune Mansion.  Plus, the chic palette of white, blush, and pink florals from Native Flower Company really brought in the couple’s desire for a romantic atmosphere. We loved setting the scene for the fabulous meal to come!

A Bar Inspired Sophisticated Wedding Reception http://www.culinarycrafts.com/bar-inspired-wedding/

Of course, a gorgeously elegant wedding day deserves a fabulously upscale, plated dinner for all the guests – but, of course, we gave that a twist for an extra element of unique-ness.  So, we served a starter of a summer favorite, Watermelon with Arugula, Goat Cheese, Fresh Mint, and Balsamic Reduction and then an entree of our AMAZING “Hello, Gorgeous!” Burgers which featured our House-made Grilled Brioche Bun and Culinary Craft’s Secret Sauce with a side of Hand-Cut Truffle Parmesan Fries with Smoked Aioli.

This wedding was SO fun to put together. The Culinary Crafts team are suckers for a gorgeous, elegant event, but raise the bar and ask us to get creative with a menu of classic, bar food to fit the upscale theme of the event? Yes, please!  Such a great day – and, just in time for all of you starting to plan for Valentine’s Day, we wanted to invite you all to an elegant and romantic event of your own!

Culinary Crafts will be hosting a Romantic Pop Up Restaurant dinner on February 14th at our own downtown venue, The Tasting Room. Please join us for a lavish and decadent 6-course dinner that is sure to dazzle your senses!  Find more details here.  We can’t wait to show you and your special someone what an amazing dining experience we offer to every one of our guests!  See you soon and happy dreaming, everyone!

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VENDORS // Catering: Culinary Crafts // Venue:   McCune Mansion  // Photography: Melissa Kelsey Photography // Florals: Native Flower Company // Calligraphy:  Karli Noel // Gown: Modern Trousseau // Bridal Shop: Alta Moda Bridal

We catered a Surprise Pop-up wedding at The Tasting Room!

By | Parties, The Tasting Room, Vendor Love!, Vendor Spotlight, Wedding Trends

The bride and groom, Angie and Scott, wanted to create a spontaneous and carefree wedding experience for themselves and their friends and family. Boy, did they succeed!

They told their guests they were invited to a dinner to share great food and great times with friends and family. When the guests arrived, to their astonishment, they found out it was actually a wedding…Angie and Scott were to married then and there! We give special thanks to their wedding photographer, Steve Speckman, for sharing his beautiful photos with us.

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

To create a calm and natural ambiance the chairs were decorated with sage branches and soft white ribbon.

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Having pulled off their first “caper” as husband and wife, the bride and groom shared a congratulatory kiss in the gallery.

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

After the ceremony guests were seated at tables adorned with succulents in rustic wood boxes and gold mercury glass votives echoing the natural ambiance of the patio.

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

Guests were delighted with their 4-course Pop-up wedding dinner!

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

Mary Crafts-Homer introduced each course, explaining the nuances of the ingredients and preparations.

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

At Pop-up Dinners, guests can watch our chef’s cook and plate everything!

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

Angie and Scott were able to make their rounds to talk to their wedding guests during the first course.

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

After enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres, guests were served a fresh green salad with Parmesan, lemon vinaigrette, and lemon zest.

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

For the second course, we served the ultimate comfort food: Mary’s homemade meatballs and spaghetti with shaved Parmesan!

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

How incredible does this grilled prime filet look?! It’s topped with melon salsa and served over balsamic potatoes, leeks, and asparagus.

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

For their fourth course, everyone enjoyed a tasting of Utah cheeses, honey comb, and apple as well as a wine and cheese napoleon on a brioche crostini.

 

Angie and Scott's surprise wedding at the Tasting Room in Salt Lake City

For dessert guests enjoyed petite chocolate fudge wedding cakes with raspberry coulis and edible gold dust sprinkles, served with home made caramel gelato on the side.

All in all – this was a Pop-up Wedding success!

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our venue, The Tasting Room, in Downtown Salt Lake City!  We were so excited to host the NYC Go event at our space!  Culinary Crafts loves being able to welcome people from all over the world, whether they be near or far, and showing them a FANTASTICALLY wonderful time – and this was no exception!  Thank you to The Tasting Room for sharing this pic from one of our fun events!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts – and check back next week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

A Culinary Crafts Welcomes Paralyzed Veterans of America’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games!

By | Corporate Events, Culinary Crafts Events, Culinary Crafts Gives Back, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Food, News, Parties, Rice Eccles Stadium & Tower, Venues We Love

Just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend, we have this AWESOME event that we did recently at The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium to welcome the sponsors for the 2016 Paralyzed Veterans of America‘s 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games!  What an amazing event and we had so much fun kicking off this competition which has been taking place in SLC all week long!  Check it out!

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What a turn out!  We loved being able to host for such a great group of people.  Plus, we had so much fun with the sports themed event!

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Of course, we served stadium favorites like popcorn!  But we put a Culinary Crafts gourmet twist on it.  We served gourmet flavors like White Chocolate Peppermint, Bacon Bourbon, and White Chocolate Blueberry!

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Aren’t the floral centerpieces fun?  Plus, we created some sports favorites at the “Lollipop Station” that were easy to eat on the go so guests could easily mix and mingle through the event.  First up?  These BBQ Wing Bites with Blue Cheese dressing that were delicious!

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We also served Mini Corndogs with Ketchup and Mustard and Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce.  YUM!

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Of course, we didn’t stop there!  We also had Crab Cakes with Creme Fraiche and Utah Beef Chuck Sliders with Beehive Cheddar, Angry Onions, and Fry Sauce.  Seriously, so yummy!

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And no Culinary Crafts event would be complete without some action stations!  First, the ‘Dodger’ Dogs Hot Dog Bar!

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Next, the ‘Yankee Stadium’ Nacho Bar.  Over the top yummy, I’d say!  Mmm…

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This is one of our guests’s awesome Nacho Bar creations.  We love action stations that let people create their own dream eats with the best quality ingredients!

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Another fun creation we served were these ‘Milwaukee Brewers’ Pulled Pork Parfaits – and just like the sign says, parfaits aren’t just for breakfast anymore!  These were a crowd favorite, for sure!

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Our house made gelato was another “fan-favorite”!  Perfect for the warm summer night and a great way to round out this awesome meal!  Mmmm…

Culinary Crafts loves being able to give back to our local community as well as national organizations like the Paralyzed Veterans of America who do such great work for the heroes who have given so much to our country!  We hope this inspires you to celebrate the holiday with a spirit of gratitude and honor – as well as enjoying the day with joy and freedom!  Happy 4th, 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!

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Food, Instagram of the Week, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, News, Rice Eccles Stadium & Tower, Vendor Love!, Venues We Love, Wedding Trends

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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!

Traeger Grills Sugarhouse Grand Opening Event!

By | Corporate Events, Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Food, Parties, Vendor Love!

Culinary Crafts has SO many awesome event videos coming to us right now! We love each and every event we get to be a part of, but we also love being able to share videos of our events too! Check out this one from the Traeger Grills Grand Opening for their new Sugarhouse location!  This is SUCH an amazing event because this location is actually Traeger Grill’s new relocation of their global headquarters from Portland to Salt Lake City.  So awesome! Check it out!

So great! Thank you to Traeger Grills for letting us celebrate your global relocation and grand opening with you! Happy grilling, everyone!

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