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Trend Report: Extend Your Cocktail Hour!

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

Today on the blog, we have a GORGEOUS wedding we had the pleasure of being a part of recently that was held at one of our favorite venues, the Natural History Museum of Utah!  Generally speaking, this venue doesn’t need much decor to make an impact because it’s designed so beautifully inside, so it’s perfect for couples looking for a modern, clean design – and even more perfect for those who want to treat their guests to gorgeous views while enjoying delicious food!  Speaking of which, one of the trends we are seeing a lot of lately is the idea of hosting an extended cocktail hour for guests to mix and mingle at and offering an elaborate variety of hors d’ouevres to keep them happy too!  Without further ado, let’s see this stunning fȇte!

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Firstly, one of the more unique parts of this wedding was that the couple chose to host their wedding ceremony at Red Butte Garden’s Rose House, which is actually next door to the Natural History Museum of Utah.  We LOVED this idea to host the celebration at 2 different venues!  Also, we hosted a little pre-ceremony cocktail hour (even on top of the extended cocktail hour during the reception) and of course, we had beautiful signature cocktails for the guests.  LOVE!

What an entrance!  The guests were treated to the gorgeous natural surrounds as they made their way to the wedding reception.  Simply gorgeous!

Simple, clean, modern design was in full force here – and what a gorgeous impact it made!  FUSE Weddings and Events and Orchid Dynasty put together an AMAZING design that really fit in perfectly with the existing space.  And how cool are those branches as centerpieces?  They complimented the green glass accents beautifully!

Another look at this beautiful table, because, why not?!  Simply perfect.

We love putting a simple, beautiful menu on each plate.  Not only is it informative, but it gets the guests excited for what’s to come!  And, boy, were they in for a treat!

As I mentioned before, we are seeing longer, more elaborate cocktail hours more and more often.  This wedding was a perfect example of this trend!  Kendall (the bride) wanted a longer cocktail hour as this was her favorite part of every wedding she has ever attended, so, we planned a lot of wonderful passed hors d’oeuvres to keep everyone happy!  These Petite Quesadillas with Avocado, Brie, Kalamata, & Roasted Red Pepper and Lamb Lollipops with Mint Pesto were only the tip of the menu ‘iceberg’!

We also served Watermelon Cube Skewers with Balsamic Reduction & Mint Chiffonade and Sweet Pea Mash with Roasted Tomato & Focaccia Crisp.  Yum!  And doesn’t our amazing staff look awesome passing these delicious bites to the guests?  We think so!

Last, but certainly not least, we rounded out this fantastic offering of hors d’ouevres with Smoked Salmon, Capers, Olive Oil on Frozen Slice of Lemon; Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Cold-Smoked Goat Cheese; and Lump Crab with Key Lime Juice, Jalapeno, Sea Salt on House Potato Crisps.  Seriously delectable!

What a view!  The guests not only were treated to amazing eats, but these stunning views and a bluebird sky!  This is certainly one of the most unique elements that NHMU boasts.

When the guests were welcomed inside for dinner, they still were treated to those signature views while they dined!  The floor to ceiling windows are STUNNING!

Another view of the guests getting ready to enjoy a fantastic plated dinner!  Plus, doesn’t NHMU just look AMAZING?!

First up, the guests were served Snuck Farms Baby Butter Lettuce Head with Parmesan and Lemon Zest, with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette, and finished with Sea Salt.  We also pre-set a Mini Herb Sourdough Bagette with Compound Herb Butter Paddle at each guests seat, which looked amazing!  A perfect summer menu first course!

Even with the variety of hors d’ouevres, the guests still happily dug into this first course.  The guests LOVED it!

We also served a selection of 3 entrees so guests could choose what they’d like!  (Always such a nice touch to make your guests feel special.)  They had the choice of Mesquite-Grilled Trout Filet with Sweet Tomato Jam, Hand Torched Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Chauseur Sauce, or Vegetable Napoleon with Sweet Tomato Jam.  Each entree was served with Marscapone & Asiago Grilled Polenta Cake with Micro Greens and a Fresh Green Bean Bundle Tied with Chive.  So good!

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Such a BEAUTIFUL wedding for Kendall! After the guests ate their fill, they danced the night away…  All while enjoying watching the city lights appear which provided the perfect finishing touch to a romantic day.  So amazing!  And, if you are the kind of couple who wants to really offer a lot of mingling with your guests, we’d definitely suggest an extended cocktail hour as an option!  Such a great idea and lets you really get to visit with all of your special people.  Happy planning, everyone!

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

An Elegant, Unique Utah Valley Wedding

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Food, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Wedding Trends

 

Today on the blog, have I got an AMAZING wedding for you!  It is full of personal touches, gorgeous florals, and FABULOUS food (of course)!  We were honored to be a part of Beth and Jeff’s stunning, and totally unique, wedding day!  This post is a long one, but I promise, you won’t be disappointed!  Check it out!

 

From our very own Jocelyn Gillies: “The location of the wedding is what meant the very most for the couple. The private residence (where the dinner was held) is the home they were living in when they got engaged. They then began building their home together on the property next door which is where the wedding ceremony took place, in the framed structure of their new home.”  Isn’t that so beautiful?  I love that they incorporated so much of their story into their wedding!

This wedding’s palette was clean and crisp, and all shades of white.  The feel was a Bohemian respite nestled in the mountains – and boy did these florals and the design deliver!  So pretty!

If you are looking for another fun element to add to your cocktail hour, We smoked oranges as part of our cocktail hour offerings.You eat them rind and all.  So delicious and a total crowd-pleaser.

Talk about delicious!  The couple, who both work in the health food industry and also own a health food company, were very particular about the menu – as were many of their guests!  This just goes to show that healthy does not have to be boring.

Most of this deliciously health-conscious menu was paleo centered, including these bites.  House-Made Duck Ham in a Basil Boat, Roasted Bone Marrow with Baked Root Vegetables and Thinly Sliced Sourdough, and Roasted Jersey Pepper and Strawberry Shooters topped with a Sweet Pepper Sliver and Sous Vide Strawberries. This Jersey pepper was a nod to the Groom’s East Coast roots.

Culinary Crafts loves custom charcuterie and getting to feature our local artisan vendors!  We served assorted smoke, salt, and air cured Creminelli salumi and proscuitto, all hand carved at the station.

The most unique part of this event was the seating. Guests were seated at one long table. So this simple and impactful chart as guests entered helped everyone find their seats without hassle.

There was SOOOO much more food.  A couple of the butler-passed hors d’oeuvres to start the evening, Lamb Shoulder in a Belgian Enive Leaf with Mint Chiffonade, Smoked Rocky Mountain Trout on a Watermelon Radish with Salacia Micro Greens, and Salmon Sashimi with Fingerling Lime ‘Caviar’ on a Utah Sea Salted Kettle Chip.

This Bison Carpaccio with Citrus Glaze and Brined Caperberry was so pretty and unique  Also, inside scoop, it was pretty darn tasty.

The last of the amazing cocktail hour nuggets- Compressed Local Watermelon with Arugula and Balsamic and Crispy Pork Belly with Garlic Greens and Balsamic Sultanas on Crostini.  What a way to round out the start of this fantastic menu, wouldn’t you say?

We LOVED the textural diversity that the table length floral runner added to the design!  I know many people think that an all-white palette can get monotonous, but add texture and different floral variations and you got something engagingly enticing.  This is one of those trends that I think we will be seeing for a long time.

This day was HOT.  Really, really hot.  The way only a Utah day in July can be and so we were constantly spraying down the florals to keep them pretty AND offering all of the guests ice cold drink offerings to keep them cool.  One way Culinary Crafts loves to do this is by offering infused waters like Citrus Mint and Orange Strawberry – and for those guests who wanted something a little sassier than water, we offered His and Hers cocktails! His Rocky Mountain Manhattan and Her Hummingbird.

Another trend we loved from this tablescape, the mixed metals with the simple menus.  Rose gold flat ware, mercury glass votives, and the all white palette.   Heavenly.

To welcome the guests to dinner, our house made ciabatta loaves were was pre-set along the tables and were served along with Pink Himalayan Salt compound butters.

And, let me just go back to this table, because, man it is gorgeous!  Creating this stunning and intimate experience for the bride, groom, and their guests was definitely the highlight of the evening.

To kick off this incredible culinary journey, we served Snuck Farm Rainbow Chard, Whipped Ricotta, Barbequed Beets, Finely Chopped Granola, Toasted Quinoa, and Slide Ridge Honey Vinaigrette.  Not to be outdone, the second course was an equally amazing plate of Pan Seared and Butter Poached Sea Scallops with Micro Amaranth, Hand-Cut Zoodles with Cashew Avocado Cream, and Shaved Parmesan.  Mmmm…

 

Let’s take a minute and recognize the incredible Culinary Crafts staff who always keeps it classy, even in the most unique of serving situations and extreme temperatures. They are truly an amazing group. Since this event was in the middle of a field, our kitchen options were limited. So Culinary Crafts did what we do best. Created our own kitchen. The team brought in grills, ovens, burners, tables and more to create this lovely meal.

To round out the dinner we served Summer Vegetable Terrine and Lemon Caper Rubbed Red Bird Chicken and Snuck Farm Sorrel Picatta with waiter poured velouté.  Added a elegant ending to this family style meal.

It isn’t quite sunset yet, but you can see the light starting to fade and I have to say,​ the most dramatic note of the evening came by way of the candlelit dining table running through the open mountain escape.  Truly breathtaking in every way.

After dinner the guests were invited to enjoy coffee and a selection of scrumptious desserts.  Our ‘Coffee Nerd’ coffee bar is one of our favorite action stations – and the guests are always big fans!

On to the desserts (my favorite!) The Bride and Groom both hail from the east coast and when Jocelyn met them for the first time she let them know that our assistant pastry chef (who happens to be Sicilian) made the BEST cannolis Jocelyn had ever had! To say they were hesitant was an understatement, but once they had one for themselves, the totally agreed and added it to their menu!   Love all of the special details that made this a unique, tailored experience for the couple and their guests!

We didn’t stop there! Homemade Mountainland Apple Pie with Culinary Crafts’ house made Caramel Gelato topped with Warm Whiskey Raisin Caramel Sauce as well as Zabaglione Shooters topped with Fresh Berries, Micro Basil, and Candied Pistachio Biscotti.  I’ll take one of each, please!

Last, but certainly not least, we served Grilled Stone Fruit over Culinary Crafts’ Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Gelato.  So simple and so delicious!

The couple planned for the party to go into the wee hours, and of course, they made sure that their guests were well fed the entire time!  They asked us to serve a selection of late-night noshes, including a Pho After Dark Bar!  We loved this idea!!! Truly catering for those who give a Pho.

Thank you to Beth and Jeff for letting Culinary Crafts be a part of your epic wedding day!  We absolutely loved every minute of this event and hope you did too!  Happy planning all!

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

Photos by Angela Howard Photography

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Food, Instagram of the Week, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Wedding Trends

Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from the fantastic M + B Events who we had the pleasure of working with on this stunning inspiration shoot that happens to be featured on Utah Valley Bride here!  We absolutely LOVE this shoot and it’s such perfect inspiration for fall weddings and events!  Plus, who can resist a custom menu design and gorgeous florals?  I know I can’t!  Thank you for sharing, M + B Events!  And remember, for your chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back to see who gets selected next!  Happy weekend, 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, Instagram of the Week, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Wedding Trends

Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our friends at Soiree Productions!  We absolutely LOVED this unique and beautiful menu that was custom cut to fit these vintage-style plates!  Such a fun element to any tablescape.  Plus, isn’t that gold flatware gorgeous?!  Thank you for sharing, Soiree!  And remember, for your chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and then check back to see who’s chosen next time.  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

The Craft(s) Launch Party!

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, The Craft(s), The Tasting Room

Today, I have a really special blog that is close to the Culinary Crafts team’s hearts – our launch party for the new series, The Craft(s)!  It debuted recently (hopefully, you all saw it!) and, in true Culinary Crafts fashion, we had a FANTASTIC launch party to get y’all excited for this amazing series!  For all of those who couldn’t join us, we are sad you couldn’t party with us, and for those who were able to join us, thank you and we hope this reminds you of this fun night!  Check it out!

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Of course, we hosted the event at our downtown venue, The Tasting Room!  Such a perfect fit and we loved the decor!  We decided to go with a modern, industrial feel – and aren’t these tables cool?  Love it!

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We decided to create action stations that represented each episode in the series.  For each station, we created a dish as well as a cocktail that perfectly represented the theme and this station “Smoke” was so much fun!  The Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour Cocktail was AMAZING!  The creation of the drink was a pretty awesome show too!

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We got to really pull out the creative guns on this one.  The Smoked Short Rib with a Smoked Demi Glace was put in a smoking chamber to infuse the meat with even more smoky goodness.  After it was properly infused, we placed it atop our Purple Potato Puree to finish the dish!  YUM!

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Next up?  Our “Fire” station!  Of course, we brought some flame to this station!  Our Fireside Signature Cocktail was set aflame and our guests loved it!

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Next we served Flambed Ramen with our Killer Broth with Chef-Torched Beef, Fire Grilled Peppers, and a Sesame Chili Sauce.  Perfect!

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This is our Flaming Pumpkin Meringue Pie – which was SO delicious.  And our “Fashion” station served Housemade Ricotta and Squash Ravioli.  Such a decadently elegant dish!

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Of course, while you are perusing the stations (because there are more to come – you better believe it), we had butler passed hors-d’oeuvres!  These Mini Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Pomegranate Arils and the Crostini with Goat Cheese and Poached Pear Compote were so good!

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Of course, we had to pay our homage to apples!  Utah boasts some of the best local apples ANYWHERE and we try to use them anyway we can!  The “Apple” station included Crispy Pork Belly with Whipped Cider Ricotta and Sous-Vide Cooked Apple Relish PLUS an apple dessert trio!  The Apple Pie on a Stick, Poached Apples with Mascarpone, and Apple Sorbet with a Dried Apple Chip were all divine!

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BUTTER, need I say more?  This station included Butter Poached Scallops with a Brussel Sprout Slaw and Citrus Beurre Blanc as well as a bread station (mmm, carbs) with an assortment of house-made breads and house made compound butters and garnishes.  I’ll admit, I tried EVERY SINGLE OPTION.  No regrets.

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Last, but certainly not least, we include a station that gave a nod to one of our signature offerings, our House Made gelato!  The “Gelato” station included an Olive Oil Gelato with Balsamic Poached Pears Garnished with Sea Salt, Red Wine Gelato with Chocolate Shortbread, and Salted Caramel Gelato which we used in either a Porter Float OR a Root Beer Float!  Plus, to balance all of the sweetness this station has to offer, we brought in our Coffee Nerd Coffee Bar with cold brew and french press coffees!  Such a delicious treat and our guests LOVED the interesting flavors!

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We are SO excited for our new series – and if you haven’t watched the first episode, we hope you check it out!  (You can see it here.)  We are so thankful to each and every one of you who has helped us get to this AMAZING place in our business!  We are so happy to be able to bring you this new venture and also keep creating new and inventive culinary trends!  Happy viewing, 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, Instagram of the Week, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Parties, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Wedding Trends

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from Calie Rose, who was the talented florist at this inspiration shoot we did recently!  I love this new trend of brunch at weddings and we here at Culinary Crafts couldn’t be happier to incorporate it into these super fun shoots!  I seriously am in LOVE with these orange juice shooters garnished with a piece of honeydew and mint.  YUM!  And thank you to Calie Rose for sharing!  Remember, add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag us at @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!

Repost from Urban Style Blog: A Bright Vintage Utah Wedding!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Trendy Tuesday, Vendor Love!, Venues We Love, Wedding Trends

We were so thrilled to hear that Urban Style Blog featured this FABULOUSLY fun, vintage wedding on their blog!  Brimming with handmade details, beautiful details, and pure L-O-V-E, it is one of our all time favorites!  Plus, it has a great industrial vibe that is looking to be the next big trend for wedding locales!  Check it out!

[Reposted from Urban Style Blog]

Pepper Nix Photography sent us these photos of Mark and Gaea’s fun, funky Salt Lake City wedding! The couple not only planned a lovely vintage-inspired ceremony, but designed their own invitations and made all the wedding favors, including some amazing Scrabble-inspired name plates! Read on for more details about this super cool wedding, from the bride herself.

From the Bride, Gaea:

“Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated with vintage style, and inspired by vintage magazines and old movies. So when it came to my wedding, there was no shortage of vintage notions, especially where my bridal attire was concerned. My gown was a stunning silk organza dress with pockets, which turned out to be one of the best accessories I could ask for at my wedding! I had pin curls in my hair and wore simple classic makeup.  My goal was to achieve a vintage feel and keep everything iconic, beautiful and timeless.”

“We held our wedding at Pierpont Place in downtown Salt Lake City. I loved the empty industrial style of this space. It allowed my imagination to run wild! Both of my parents walked me down the aisle, and my dad officiated our ceremony. I loved having them by my side as we walked toward my handsome groom. They are a huge support in life and have taught me so many beautiful lessons about love and marriage (married 46 years in 2014!).  My favorite part of the ceremony was listening to Mark read his vows to me, and watching him as I read my vows to him. It was amazing how everyone else disappeared, and it felt like just the two of us in the room.”

“Most of the wedding details were arranged by me, and I made absolutely as much as possible by hand. Our wedding favors were  handmade vintage game-letter name plates, and Mark’s favorite vintage candy (lemon-flavored Chowards).  We also gave everyone two CDs created by us, one called “Our Wild Side” and one “Our Soft Side”, full of music that matched the mood of each title. The place settings looked gorgeous with our custom name plates, favors, and food menus welcoming guests to their tables! We had stations serving mini versions of comfort foods for dinner, and had a dessert bar filled with yummy treats, including pumpkin pies, milk shakes and doughnut holes. Because we had many so different desserts, our cake was a very simple white round with no frills. (We just wanted something to cut!) As a cake-topper, I hand-stitched paper birds with an E.E.Cummings poem printed on them. Those birds started a collection for us, and little love birds are slowly filling our house now!”

“I wanted our decor to be simple and full of fun! Mark collects concert posters, so I found a designer on Etsy who created a poster-style invitation suite based on a sketch drawn by us. For the reception we had our invitations re-printed as 11×14 concert posters, and placed them on the walls around the dance floor. We also brought several vintage items from our home to use throughout the space for accents, including a huge chandelier I proudly made using a vintage foot-stool frame and 5,000 Christmas lights! I was surprised with a gift from my brother-in-law, who custom rebuilt an arcade, full of vintage 80s video games, for our reception! The arcade and our photo booth quickly became the favorite items of the party! It was a gorgeous fun night full of laughter and love, and it exceeded all of my expectations.”

Congratulations to Gaea and Mark on their wedded bliss, and thank you to Pepper for sharing their fun vintage wedding with us!
Photos: Pepper Nix Photography | Venue: Pierpont Place | Accommodations: Hotel Monaco | Paper Goods: the Bride & Dapper Paper, Etsy | Florist: Sax Romney & Sean Oviatt Designs | Dress & Accessories: Alta Moda Bridal | Dress Designer: Anne Barge Inc | Shoes: J.Crew | Ring: vintage, from Antoinette’s Jewelry | Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic |  Catering: Culinary Crafts | Desserts: Tulie Bakery
What an AWESOME wedding and thank you to Urban Style Blog for sharing it!  Happy planning, 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, Instagram of the Week

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from Events By LMG who teased this GORGEOUS tablescape from a fabulous collaboration we did at The Tasting Room this week for Southern Utah Bride magazine.  SO much talent involved!!!  Mikki Platt Photography, Nathan Pickett Films, Creative Coverings, Studio Stems, Pink Piggy Design, Koo De Ker, Karli Noel Calligraphy, and, of course, Events by LMG and Culinary Crafts!!!  We can’t wait to show you how it all turned out, but until then, I hope this gem is enough!  Thank you Events by LMG and please follow their pretty feed at @eventsbylmg on Instagram.  Also, remember to tag @culinarycrafts or add #culinarycrafts to your posts for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy posting, everyone!

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

Food Truck Love!

By | Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts

We here at Culinary Crafts have watched the rise of the food truck from the gems of delicious taco trucks in downtown SLC to the all out gourmet battle for foodie followers that you see today! From sweet to savory and classic to fusion cusine, there is a little bit of everything out there nowadays, and it’s not just in downtown SLC anymore either!  These food truck titans hail from Davis County and all the way to Utah County, and everywhere in between, and they travel far and wide, changing their locale from day to day.  How great is that?  Check out some of our favorites!

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Row 1: Bento Truck (Japanese), Cupbop (Korean BBQ), and Fiore Pizza (Italian); Row 2: Art City Donuts (Dessert), Better Burger Truck (American); Row 3: Waffle Love (Breakfast/Dessert), Chow Truck (Asian Fusion); and Row 4: HeidiCakes (Dessert), Surefire Pizza (Italian), Off The Grid (American Fusion)

This selection of food trucks is merely the tip of the iceberg too!  There are so many more favorites and new ones popping up all the time!  Keep your eye out for food truck rallies in your area so you can try a bunch of these fine purveyors in one go, or if you are in Salt Lake, Food Truck Thursday is held at the Gallivan Plaza weekly.  And, just to peak your interest, don’t be surprised if you see Culinary Crafts making their way onto the Food Truck playing field in the future as well!!!  Happy eating, everyone!

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

Popcorn Trend Forecast!

By | Wedding Trends

PopcornTrendAs many of you may know, we here at Culinary Crafts have been predicting that popcorn would be new trendy snack food – and guess what?  Martha Stewart magazine just confirmed our long standing suspicious with this blurb about “Pipcorn” gourmet popcorn knocking out cupcakes as the ‘it’ take home treat!  You can see some of our popcorn creations and trend predictions for the tasty snack here and here.  Our trend setting is definitely not a new thing, either.  Here are some little know facts about Culinary Crafts’s trend setting ways!

  • Culinary Crafts was the first company to bring the chocolate fountain to the United States.  It originated in Toronto and Mary Crafts-Homer was looking for a unique presentation for the 2002 Olympics – and it definitely fit the bill!
  • Culinary Crafts created the Flaming Donut Station that is now the rage across the country
  • Culinary Crafts took the buffet vertical AND mobile with our unique buffet designs and our buffet tutus!
  • Culinary Crafts started the Mash Potato Bar because we wanted to re-invent the over-done Baked Potato Bar
  • Culinary Crafts started the Grand Dessert Buffet as a main event because Mary Crafts-Homer wanted to offer something a little different than just a cream puff and eclair buffet – and it is STILL a hit to this day!
  • Culinary Crafts was the first catering company in Utah to go green and local
  • Culinary Crafts was the first catering company in Utah to jump on the social media wagon and used it as their main marketing vehicle.

Mary says, “I don’t worry about posting all ideas on blogs and websites as there is no end to creativity.  When someone copies me,
I just create something new!”  Ain’t that the truth!  Happy popping, everyone!

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