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April 11, 2024

Culinary Crafts Wins Catie Awards

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We’re excited to announce that Culinary Crafts won the Catie awards for “Best Catered Event” and “Best Catered Wedding” of 2024!

“What’s a Catie?” you might ask. Good question.

Catie Awards

The Caties are basically the Oscars for the entire catering or hospitality industry.

Nominations come from all over the world, and the competition is fierce. A panel of respected culinary and catering professionals choose a winner in each of eleven different categories.

This year, Culinary Crafts walked away with the awards for Best Catered Event and Best Catered Wedding. We were also finalists for Best Small Plate and Best Action Station. If you think about how many events are catered all over the world during a year, you’ll see why it’s such an honor for two of our events to be chosen as the best.

At the awards ceremony in Austin, Texas in February, the hosting International Caterers Association also granted a Lifetime Achievement Award to our mother, Mary.

So proud of you, Mom!

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May 12, 2022

Culinary Crafts Works with Renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck

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Culinary Crafts recently had the honor of co-catering an event alongside world-famous chef Wolfgang Puck and his amazing team.  The occasion was a retirement celebration for one of Utah’s movers and shakers, Todd Pederson, Founder and CEO of Vivent. With 600 guests, it wasn’t the biggest event we’ve done, but it certainly was one of the most memorable.

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Days before the gala, Chef Puck’s team joined us in our Pleasant Grove kitchen and bakery, and preparations began. What a joy to collaborate with these consummate professionals who are not only masters of their craft but are so gracious, down-to-earth, and easy to work with!

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With our reduced staff (due to Covid), we had to scramble to find 75 team members to handle service. UVU’s Culinary Arts Program kindly recommended two dozen of their students, and they did a fantastic job.

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The incredible evening began with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres. The highlights of the world-class menu were Japanese and U.S. wagyu beef, served side by side, followed by the most delicious banana cream pie you’ve ever tasted!

A surprise concert from pop star Justin Bieber topped off the fabulous evening.

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Since the event, our relationship with Chef Wolfgang Puck and his amazing team has continued. Four of our chefs and bakers were asked to help him cater Super Bowl LVI, and we look forward to other future collaborations.

March 9, 2018

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today's Friday Instagram of the Week comes from, Heather, one of the fantastic guests from our Annual Penny Party!  We had SOOO much fun unveiling our new foods and trends and seeing all of your wonderful faces too!  This pic is of our charcuterie station and it was one of the most popular of the night!  We loved it because it married 3 of our FAVORITE local vendors fine offerings in perfect harmony; High West Whiskies, Beehive Cheeses (including a Culinary Crafts creation), and Creminelli Meats.  Yum!  Thank you to Heather for sharing this pic!  And remember, for your chance to be chosen next, tag your photos with @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your post and then check back next week to see who is picked next!  Happy weekend, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

October 13, 2017

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today's Instagram pick is from our friends at Old Town Cellars - who, if you didn't already know, helped us create our own private label line of wines for our clients!  We are so excited to offer these 4 amazing selections and think our clients will be pretty excited too!  We actually debuted them at our Harvest Pop-Up.  :)  Thank you for sharing, Old Town Cellars, and thank you for helping us create these beautiful wines!  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 picked next!  Happy weekend, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com

August 7, 2017

What’s New at Culinary Crafts? Woodfired PIZZA OVENS

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