Holiday Parties

June 22, 2016

How To Make Preservative-Free Ketchup


Homemade ketchup is the ? to making an AMAZING burger at a BBQ. It brings up the level when you put out the ketchup you made instead of the same, boring Heinz ketchup bottle. 119 Now, don't get scared by the ingredient list because it's super common ingredients and you're basically just mixing it all together!
  • 16 tomatoes, heirloom or your favorite
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 tsp. red pepper (cayenne)
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp. dry mustard
  • 2 tbsp. whiskey (optional but strongly encouraged)
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
100 Remove the ends with the stem from the tomatoes. Put the tomatoes on the grill. Char the skins while whole, about 2 minutes each side. Ketchup collage 1 Add the diced onion, garlic, and cayenne pepper to a large pot along with tomatoes. Crush that mixture a bit to provide some liquid. Put on the stove and bring to a slow simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool. Ketchup collage 2 Ketchup collage 4 Blend the contents of the pot. Once it's well blended, return the mixture to the pot and simmer very slowly (to keep the tomatoes from burning), until the volume is reduced by about one-half. It should have the consistency of thick tomato sauce. This step may take six to twelve hours, maybe more, depending on the tomato variety. Let cool. Run the contents of the stock pot in batches through a blender. Ketchup collage 5 Return the mixture to the pot and bring to a simmer until the mixture is the consistency of normal ketchup. This step may take six hours or more. 117 Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a simmer, and reduce to the desired consistency. 113 The final product! 118   Ketchup Pinterest Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at!

February 2, 2016

Recipe of the Month: Luscious Mint Truffles


January 26, 2016

Valentine’s Day Weekend Pop Up Dinners!


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! Pop Up Valentines Day facebook 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!

December 29, 2015

Top 10 Reasons To Join Culinary Crafts On New Year’s Eve!


December 16, 2015

Recipe of the Month: Southern Pecan & Walnut Caramel Squares


Dec_Recipe_2015_Pecan_Squares To get your seats to our New Year's Eve Extravaganza, click here - they're going fast!  Happy cooking, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at!

December 9, 2015

New Year’s Eve Pop-up Restaurant Extravaganza!


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Your New Year’s Eve celebration will be elevated to new heights by joining Culinary Crafts and Ballet West for a once-in-a-lifetime NYE Pop-up on December 31st. The location is awesome…..the 6th floor of the Rice-Eccles Tower, and the dining will be over the top! The Tower features a breathtaking view of Salt Lake City — and at midnight, when fireworks light up the skyline, you will have the best vantage point in town.

7-10pm Mary’s Outrageous Culinary 10-Course Adventure! Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner, and Desserts

10pm -12:30am Dancing to “Disc Connection” Midnight toast and fireworks overlooking the city

In order to attend this exclusive celebration, you must purchase your tickets in advance.

They are very limited, and they sell out quickly. Don’t delay!


$200   for the evening, per person $250   includes 2 signature cocktails and wine pairings, per person (tax and gratuity are included in the price)

Attire:      Creative Black Tie

When:     Thursday, December 31st, 7pm

Where     The Tower Above the City at Rice-Eccles, 6th Floor, University of Utah


Event profits benefit Ballet West


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November 17, 2015

Recipe of the Month: Apple Glazed Brussel Sprouts


Nov_Recipe_2015_Brussels_Sprouts_FINAL Remember to sign up for our "How to Plan and Prepare a Holiday Dinner" class tomorrow, November 18th, with our Chef de Cuisine Colleen Osborne!  Not only do you get to learn how to prepare the perfect holiday meal, but you get to eat AMAZINGLY scrumptious food that you prepare in the class.  A true win-win.  See you tomorrow, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at!

November 10, 2015

Reserve Your Spots Now: Upcoming Cooking Classes!


ANNOUNCEMENT!!!Culinary Crafts is excited to announce 2 more COOKING CLASSES coming up quick!  Here are the details!


NOVEMBER 18th, 6:30 - 8:30 - From Start to Finish Designing a holiday dinner menu with Chef de Cuisine Colleen Osborn. Do you want to take your holiday dinner to the next level?  Or have you never made a holiday dinner before and you want to learn some tips?  Either way, this class is for you!

01_CC1464 tour button DECEMBER 1st, 6:30-8:30 - Holiday Candy & Chocolate Enjoy the cocoa bean that changed history, as well as other decadent treats, with Head Pastry Chef Jocelyn Gillies Do you want to learn how to create your own delicious candies and chocolates?  This class is perfect for people looking for home made holiday gift ideas or a candy connoisseur just wanting to learn new things! Classes cost $50 per person and include instruction, hands-on experience, recipes, and dining.  Give our office a call at 801.225.6575 to reserve your spot! We're looking forward to you joining us and happy cooking! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at!

July 30, 2015

Napkin Round Up


Weddings are all about details.  From the invitations, to the dress, and everything in between, details are the way that you as a couple can add your personality and style to this very special day.  One of my favorite, and often overlooked, ways to personalize your wedding is with your napkins.  You may be saying, “Huh?  A napkin is a napkin and just there to dab my face after digging in (maybe too enthusiastically) to that scrumptious food I’ve been hoping for since this morning!”  But, yes, napkins can have utility AND style!  Because of this, I’ve rounded up my favorite ways to dress up and showcase your napkins.  Check it out! napkinroundup Awesome, right?  A napkin can be another detail that makes your guests stop and say “Wow!”  Remember that details are a fun and excellent way to make your event even more stunning!  Happy planning everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County on! Photo credits: Row 1 – Yellow Napkin by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Green Napkin via Style Me Pretty; Napkin with Seating Tag by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Peony with White Napkin via All Things Shabby and Beautiful; Row 2 – Pink Rolled Napkin by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Thank You Note & Napkin via Culinary Crafts; Floral Napkin via Confetti Day Dreams; Lavender & Rosemary Sprig in Napkin via Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Row 3 – Blue Napkin by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Menu Card Tucked into Napkin via Culinary Crafts; Napkin with Monogram Band via Culinary Crafts; Simple white napkin by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer

July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!


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