January 22, 2016

Friday Instagram of the Week!


CC_IGofTW62 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!

January 20, 2016

Gorgeous Tuscan Romance Inspiration Shoot!


We have another STUNNER to show you today!  As you know, Culinary Crafts LOVES inspiration shoots and this one was close to our very own Mary Crafts-Homer's heart.  Inspired by the natural, rustic beauty of Tuscany Mary & Kristina Curtis of Kristina Curtis Photography dreamt up this beauty of a day and it's brimming with gorgeous greens, abundant florals, and, of course, delicious food.  Check it out! TuscanInspCC How amazing is this antique limo?  LOVE IT - And it totally sets the tone for this gorgeous day! TuscanInspCC2 This Villa was the most picturesque location for our shoot.  We love, love, love the natural beauty it boasted. TuscanInspCC3 A well-dressed couple is always a must, in my book.  The beautiful beading of this dress (from Bridal Closet) and the soft navy blue of the suit were a match made in heaven. TuscanInspCC4 Isn't this tablescape dreamy?  I mean, who wouldn't want to relax and catch up with their guests in this intimate, beautiful space??? TuscanInspCC5 Diamond Rental always has the prettiest stuff - and this grey farmhouse table with gold silverware and gold accented tableware was no exception!  Plus, check out that menu from West End Girl.  AH-mazing. TuscanInspCC6 To tie in with the natural flair of this shoot, a single pear was used as a garnish for the place cards.  It was such a great fit for the look we were going for and added a subtle pop of color amidst Calie Rose's BREATHTAKING floral design.  So pretty! TuscanInspCC7 Naturally, Culinary Crafts wanted to start the meal with gorgeous artisan-made breads.  These individual mini loaves were perfect and such a unique element!  Plus, how pretty are the blue glasses mised with the florals at this table?!? TuscanInspCC8 More of the dreamy tablescape.  I seriously am IN LOVE with all of this! TuscanInspCC9 West End Girl did a fantastic job of creating an invitation suite that felt like the perfect addition to this design.  Rustic, refined, and organic, these pieces were amazing.  Plus, look at this couple!  Stunning.  The. End. TuscanInspCC10 Of course, you can't have a Tuscan themed shoot without adding an Italian flair to the food!  A little bit from Mary Crafts-Homer about this: "It was like going home to design the food elements of a serene afternoon outside of Florence where wedding guests would embrace around a table of artisan cheeses, salumi, fruits, and loaves of fresh baked breads....ah, to be in Tuscany again..."  Simply beautiful. TuscanInspCC11 I love the color and beauty in this table.  Such a fun menu! TuscanInspCC12 Last, but certainly not least, this simple yet stunning cake was made by Annie Bee Cakery, and we are in LOVE!  It tied in so well to all of the other elements, and was delicious to boot! Also, for another little extra dreamy inspiration from this day, check out this video from the shoot by Krissi Cook Films (located here)!  Just lovely! Thank you to all of the AMAZING vendors who participated in this inspiration shoot!  It truly was an amazing day and turned out even more beautifully than we could've imagined!  Happy dreaming, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at! Photography: Kristina Curtis Photography // Food: Culinary Crafts // Florals: Calie Rose // Venue: The Villa  // Invitations: West End Girl // Cake: Annie Bee Cakery // Dress: Bridal Closet // Hair: Hair Pin Diaries // Makeup: KL Artistry // Video: Krissi Cook Films // Dinnerware & Table: Diamond Rental // Limo: Antique Limo of Utah

January 7, 2016

Recipe of the Month: Apple Fennel Salad (Plus Info on the Next Pop Up Restaurant!)


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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December 8, 2015

Alta Moda Sample Sale!!!


It's that time of year again!!!  Alta Moda Bridal's Annual Sample Sale - and it's AMAZING!!!  Here's more info from Alta Moda:
We do this once a year. That’s it. One day only, killer deals, beautiful gowns, and high energy to get your wedding planning off on the right foot.
When & Where December 12th, 10 am – 2 pm at Alta Moda Bridal First Come, First Served (Only 8 brides at a time) *Brides have lined up well before opening the past several years. Since it’s first come, first served, it’s your call on when to arrive. What Our sample sale is when floor model wedding dresses are highly discounted. Nearly 80 of our gowns will be included in the sale. Bridal gowns marked down as much as 50% – 85%. Yep, designer weddings dresses (the dress-of-your-dreams type of dress) with prices starting under $1000, over half the selection under $1500, and most everything under $2000.  Who & How Whether you have that ring on your finger or know it’s coming soon, plan on saying yes to your dress at this sale. The sample sale is a playful, energetic day. Our gowns will be extremely low priced, but for one day only. Come prepared to make a quick and confident decision, and have your mom/friend/significant other ready to say yes along with you. Each bride will get her own fitting room and consultant for 40 minute. No rat race, no mad dash, no going it alone. Only sale gowns will be available that day. No accessories or non-sample gowns. Shhh…. As with every year, our staff (aka #AMBgirls) won’t know which gowns are on sale until the night before.
Helpful Hints:
  • Doors open at 10 am – December 12th ONLY
  • No appointments/No Previews – First come, First served
  • Once we unlock (just before 10 am) to go over details, you’ll get an estimated time you’ll be in a fitting room. Then, you’re free to go and come back before your estimated time or wait inside – no fuss, no standing around for too long
  • Only guests whose names have been called can go upstairs (where the gowns and fitting rooms are), but we’ll have a comfortable waiting area downstairs (Capacity limits)
  • You’ll get 40 minutes with a consultant and a private fitting room – No going it alone – We’re here for you!
  • Each bride can only have 4 gowns at a time, then wave through more as some are ruled out
  • No holding onto gowns after your 40 minutes is up
  • Most gowns are suited for street sizes 2-12, with some size 14+
  • The majority of gowns can be seamlessly altered for modest brides
  • Gowns are sold as is
  • Alterations not included
  • No holds and all sales final – Come ready to buy
  • Cash and credit card only (If you’re out of state or have a daily limit, get pre-approval from your card issuer beforehand)
  • Gowns will be lovingly bagged and must leave with the bride that day
  • We only do this once a year – So, now is the time
  • Space is limited; only one or two key decision makers/guests per bride
*If you think you’re not ready to say yes, this sale might not be for you. The prices are as amazing as the gowns, so we simply want you feeling confident when you say yes to your dress. Make sure to check this sale out if you are in the market for a STUNNING wedding gown!  Happy hunting, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at!

November 20, 2015

Friday Instagram of the Week!


CC_IGofTW58 This week's Instagram of the Week comes from Leslie Dawn Events, who was one of the fabulous vendors from an editorial shoot Culinary Crafts was a part of for Utah Valley Bride's 2016 issue!  We are so excited to see the whole shoot come together in the magazine - I mean, look at her dress!  I can say that the food is equally divine - but I might be a bit biased.  ;)  Thank you to Leslie Dawn Events for sharing, and remember to tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #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!

October 14, 2015

October’s Salt Lake City Pop Up Restaurant!


For all of those still considering buying tickets to Culinary Crafts's next Pop Up Restaurant at The Tasting Room in Salt Lake on October 23rd, you better hurry! Spots are filling up quick and it's such a great fundraiser for the wonderful organization, The Green Urban Lunch Box - so it's a win win! Plus, if that weren't enough incentive, check out this AMAZING video of our last Pop Up at our Pleasant Grove facilty. It's just stunning! You won't want to miss our upcoming dinner!!! For tickets and information, check out our EventBrite page here. We'll see you soon! Happy dining, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at!

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