Pivot Power: Local Businesses Adapting to COVID-19

By Ansalee Morrison + Briana Stewart Pivot. Reinvent. Innovate. During the onset of Covid-19 and the subsequent economic downturn, these business terms became the mantra of companies large and small. We were entirely impressed with how quickly local businesses adapted to a new normal — so here’s a smattering of success stories to inspire us […]

How to Cook a Perfect Steak at Home

By Ryan Crafts, president and COO of Culinary Crafts Grilling a great steak is fairly simple but nonetheless requires attention and finesse. The more you practice, the better you’ll get. Use better beef. There is nothing more crucial to cooking a steak than starting with great beef. Educate yourself on the options. Talk with your butcher. […]

Dining Review: Stay Home for the Holidays

  By Mary Crafts Hello fellow Utah County food lovers. My review this month is a little different than usual. I like to introduce readers to both my favorites and to new restaurants in our neighborhoods, but during this glorious month of holidays, I invite you to come home. November and December are a time […]

40 Under 40: Meagan Crafts Price

Company: Culinary Crafts Title: Marketing Manager Age: 28 City: Pleasant Grove CAREER ANTHEM “What Baking Can Do” from “Waitress” musical LINER NOTES Meagan Crafts Price knows her craft. Culinary Crafts was founded by her mother, Mary Crafts, and Meagan has done every job in the books — from dishwashing at age 12 to accounting to planning to marketing. Mary retired […]

Chef Profiles: Adam Park

Culinary Crafts • 573 W State Street, Pleasant Grove • culinarycrafts.com    When clients hire Culinary Crafts, they get more than a catering company. They get professional, seasoned advice from experts who know and love food.    At the top of that list is Adam Park, director of culinary operations.    “We are at our […]

Mo’ Bettahs is Mo Delicious

I went to review Mo’ Bettahs against my better judgment. I typically don’t dine at fast food — and especially not where they appear to just pile food on a Styrofoam plate to fill guests up with no concern for quality. But on the recommendation of a fellow foodie, I decided to go. Mo’ Bettahs […]

The Good: 10 reasons it’s never been better to be a working woman

Let’s talk. In the women’s issue of Utah Valley BusinessQ, the ladies weigh in on what it’s like to be a woman in business in 2016. Here are 10 reasons it’s never been better to be a working woman. 1. Open table.  “I love that the business world is recognizing that having women at the […]

40 under 40: Ryan Crafts

Culinary Crafts, Pleasant Grove AGE: 34 BORN: Provo TITLE: Chief operations officer Ryan Crafts comes from Utah Valley’s first family of food. And as COO of Culinary Crafts — a 13-time Best of State Winner — Crafts has employed his meticulous eye for detail and enthusiasm for perfection throughout his 15-year catering career. The RED Talking […]

Culinary Crafts ‘pops up’ a 10-course restaurant monthly

Utah Valley’s premier caterer has added an entirely new take on their menu this fall. Culinary Crafts is hosting monthly “pop up” restaurants, with 10-course meals served in unique locations. After their first farm-to-fork pop-up event sold out in August, the Pleasant Grove company is hosting a Chef’s Dinner at their headquarters for the September pop-up event. “The […]

10 Coolest Entrepreneurs

We’re hanging out with the cool kids — 10 Utah Valley powerhouses who are too hip to be square.