Speaking on Business: Culinary Crafts
Holding to Long-standing Values
Transitioning a small family business from one generation to the next is extremely challenging. Culinary Crafts and the Crafts family have successfully done just that by sourcing expert advice, creating a detailed and formal succession plan and holding to long-standing company values.
Founder Mary Crafts feels complete confidence turning the company over to her sons, Ryan and Kaleb, who have been involved since they were children. In fact, Ryan says they’ve worked every dirty job in the business, from washing dishes and scrubbing floors to changing oil in the fleet trucks and weeding the produce garden.
With 35 years in business, Culinary Crafts is one of the largest catering companies in Utah and a 20-time Best of State award winner. It caters high-end custom events across the Wasatch Front and has offices in Pleasant Grove, downtown Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and on Park City’s Main Street. The team is excited to have four offices, which will help them to be a serious player in the competitive catering industry.
The Crafts family attributes its success to three main factors: a great team of 50 full-time and 100 part-time employees; great clients and partners, especially because Utah is one of the nation’s hot spots for foodies; and its artisan cuisine prepared from scratch using only the finest local ingredients.
573 W. State St.
Pleasant Grove, UT 84360