February 20, 2013

Chef’s Table Dinners | Wednesday Wisdom


One of my newest FAVORITE trends for the upcoming year are the Chef's Table dinners!  This experience is perfect for any event and really makes the meal part of the overall entertainment.  The chefs are right there, table side, discussing the food, showing techniques and plating, and serving the meal for the guests.  Guests are enthralled as they learned about everything from the importance of local products to how to extract your own vanilla. Whether you are looking to wine and dine your guests, or just looking for fabulous dinner in the most intimate of settings, this is by far my new favorite way to dine!  Check it out! We loved this super chic and lovely event, plus the food was AMAZING! Here Mary is letting the guests know about the meal they are about to watch Culinary Crafts's staff prepare in front of them! The staff plated and prepared each guests's plate, making sure they all looked FABULOUS! Ryan even torched the Bistecca for the entree in front of everyone which was a definite thrill.  The flame thrower is always a crowd favorite! The ever talented Ryan doubles up on torches to bake the green beans with a parmesan cheese garnish.  SO YUMMY! This event was held at our venue, The Tasting Room, in downtown Salt Lake City!  We loved the rustic chic look of the event! Guests were greeted with these rack of lamb appetizers, a sommelier who educated the guests on wine pairings, and Culinary Crafts's staff preparing the menu's offerings.  So fun! This event even featured Culinary Crafts's chefs leading a cooking demonstration on the proper way to grill this GORGEOUS Utah trout.  Yum!  I love being able to go and enjoy fantastic food and then go home and replicate the techniques in my own kitchen!  Well worth it, in my opinion. We love that these Chef's Table events are popping up in our future events and really think that they are a great way to serve our delicious food.  At Culinary Crafts, we consider ourselves lucky to have the creme de la creme of staff members who can be out on the forefront of an event and serve in style!  Happy cooking everyone! Check out our website at! Photos by Kelli Bramble, a Pepper Nix Photographer

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