30 Small Bites and Desserts to Elevate your Wedding Catering with Culinary Crafts

May 3, 2024
30 Small Bites and Desserts to Elevate your Wedding Catering with Culinary Crafts

Creating a memorable wedding experience is all about the details, and one of the most delightful ways to leave a lasting impression on your guests is through the magic of meticulously crafted passed appetizers, desserts, and small bites. As weddings continue to evolve into more personalized celebrations, couples are increasingly focusing on culinary creativity in their wedding catering selection to reflect their unique tastes and personalities. This shift sees the traditional sit-down meal being complemented—or sometimes replaced—by vibrant, interactive food stations and roving trays of innovative, bite-sized delights.

The trend towards smaller, more diverse food offerings allows guests to sample a variety of flavors without committing to a full meal, encouraging mingling and conversation. Imagine your guests delighting in seared foie gras on savory shortbread paired with Culinary Crafts Mount Superior Wine, or the playful surprise of a Dessert Terrarium featuring buttermilk panna cotta and caramelized apples. Each item, from the chilled peach soup to the smoking bao buns with pulled hog jowl, is not just a dish but a conversation starter and an integral part of the entertainment, adding layers of flavor and fun to your special day.

To inspire and excite you further, we invite you to browse through the 30 featured dishes below by Culinary Crafts. Each one is crafted with attention to detail and designed to elevate your wedding catering into an unforgettable culinary adventure. Whether you’re looking for something avant-garde or comfortingly classic, you’ll find plenty of options to enchant your guests and personalize your celebration.

 


1: Radicchio, Prosciutto, Watermelon Radishes, and Raspberries with House-Made Vanilla Vinaigrette
Photo by Shannon Elizabeth Photography

2: Basil Crusted Seared Mushrooms, Citrus Aioli, Thyme Sprigs
Photo by Shannon Elizabeth Photography

3: Raw Oysters, Mignonette Granita
Photo by Shannon Elizabeth Photography

4: Ahi Tuna Tostada, Avocado, Chipotle Aioli, Edible Flower
Photo by Kristina Curtis Photography

5: Tuna Tartar, Sesame Dressing, Asian Pear, Shiso Leaf
Photo by Shannon Elizabeth Photography

6 & 7: Homemade Candy Charcuterie Board. Homemade Salt Water Taffy, Homemade Honeycomb, Homemade Toffee, Homemade Caramels, Homemade Suckers, House-Made Artisan Cheeses, Creminelli Salami, House-Made Shortbread, Slide Ridge Honey

Photos by Heather Nan Photo


8: Homemade Lemon Tart, Plums, Nectarines, Grapes, Microgreens
Photo by Heather Nan Photo

9: Pistachio, Rose and Raspberry Tarts
Photo by Heather Nan Photo

10: Homemade Mixed Berry Pie
Photo by Heather Nan Photo

11: Pastrami Cured Salmon, Spicy Brown Mustard, Homemade Rye Crostini, Paired with Culinary Crafts Towers Rosé
Photo by Logan Walker

12: Seared Foie Gras, Savory Shortbread, Stewed Cherries, Candied Macrona Almonds paired with Culinary Crafts Mount Superior Wine
Photo by Logan Walker

13: Moroccan Meatball, Pomegranate Glaze, Paired with Non-Alcoholic Negroni
Photo by Logan Walker

14: Smoking Bao Buns, Pulled Hog Jowl, Herb Salad, Citrus Vinaigrette
Photo by Logan Walker

15: Dessert Terrarium – Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Caramel Zabaglione, Carmelized Apples, Candied Pecans, Pumpkin Macaron with Edible Flowers
Photo by Logan Walker

16: Dessert Terrarium – Coconut Panna Cotta, Raspberry Cream, Peaches, Candied Pistachios, Rose Macaron
Photo by Logan Walker

17: Chilled Peach Soup, Peach Pico de Gallo
Photo by Megan Robinson

18: Potato Tornado, Cojita Cheese, Garlic, Thyme
Photo by Megan Robinson

19: Coal Roasted Breadsticks, Topped with your choice of Raspberry Cream and Pistachios, Garlic Herb Butter and Lavender, Nutella and Pretzels, Apricot Jam and Cashews
Photo by Megan Robinson

20: Beef Carpaccio, Citrus Aioli, Caper Berry, Italian Parsley
Photo by Angela Howard Photo

21: Savory take on a Sweet Dessert, served as a Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres. Parmesan Macaron, Sage Gelato, Fried Sage Leaf

Photo by Logan Walker


22: Butter-Dipped Radish
Photo by Logan Walker

23: Chocolate Hazelnut Tart, Candied Hazelnuts
Photo by Pepper Nix

24: A Trio of Butler Passed Hours d’oeuvres: Parmesan Macaron with Sage Gelato, Butter Dipped Radish, Fried Brussel Sprout Lollipop with Bacon Jam and Aged Balsamic
Photo by Logan Walker

25: Fried Brussel Sprout Lollipop with Bacon Jam and Aged Modena Balsamic
Photo by Logan Walker

26: Chocolate Bundt Cake, Chocolate Ganache, Fresh Figs and Blueberries
Photo by Logan Walker

27: Roasted Bone Marrow, Homemade Tater Tots, Cilantro Creme Fraiche, Pickled Red Onions
Photo by Heather Nan Photo

28: Caramelized Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream Honey Comb, Fresh Berries
Photo by Heather Nan Photo

29: Miniature Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Chives, Paired with a Miniature Bottle of Coke
Photo by Heather Nan Photo

30: Artisan Popsicles, Watermelon Jalapeno, Fig and Goat Cheese, Raspberry Beet, Cherry with White Chocolate and Pistachios
Photo by Heather Nan Photo

As you being to plan your wedding day, it’s essential to remember that great events begin with great food. Culinary Crafts, with over 35 years of experience, offers full-service, luxury catering and event coordination throughout Utah. Their commitment to fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients ensures that every dish is a celebration of flavor and quality. For couples seeking to elevate their wedding catering experience, Culinary Crafts sets the stage for a spectacular culinary journey.

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