Crystal Catering Takes San Francisco (Culinary Trends – Part 2)

The Crystal Catering team recently flew to San Francisco to research culinary trends and get a whole lot of inspiration to bring back to The Crane Bay.  Our journey continues in part two of our trip blog. A trip to San Fran without visiting Napa Valley would have been incomplete! Thankfully, Southern Wine and Spirits was kind enough to coordinate a tour and tasting of the Trinchero Winery. Afterward, a stroll around the quaint town of Calistoga and a dinner …

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Culinary Trends – Part One

The Crystal Catering team places the highest priority on staying on the culinary cutting edge, setting out on some amazing adventures to research great culinary trends across the country! Identifying trendy and happening food destinations and traveling to taste and observe the dishes produced by top chefs has become an annual tradition. On the trip the expectation is inspiration, team building, continued education and downright fun! Culinary Trends-San Francisco Previous destinations include New York and Miami. This year Crystal Catering …

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Action! The Live Action Plate Up.

Action! The Crane Bay is always on the cutting edge of style, trends and exciting entertainment options.  One of the latest options we’re thrilled to offer is a live action plate up. We build a kitchen in the middle of the dining area so guests can see all the food being prepared, provoking each of their senses.  It adds a level of sophisticated entertainment to the dinner and fills the room with enticing aromas, sizzling sounds and dynamic sights. Action …

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New Year’s: How to plan the ultimate party

New Year’s Eve will be here before you know it.  Now is the time to start thinking about how to spend your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Why not start planning the ultimate soiree now? Fabulous Food When planning your menu, don’t forget to take food allergies, dietary restrictions and preferences into account.  Did you include vegetarian and vegan options? Gluten free desserts? Thinking through these items can truly make all the difference in your guests’ enjoyment! New …

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The Missing Puzzle Piece; A Partnership with Crystal Catering

Crystal Catering is back in action from an aqusitional rebound. Jack Bayt bought back the Crystal Catering name to grow the company again by investing in not only The Crane Bay, but The Willows on Westfied in Broadripple, Indiana too. The Indiana Roof Ballroom has a tie in the partnership aswell; completing the experienced sales team and major improvements necessary to turn this facility into a premier, downtown events venue, competitor. Does anyone have any fond memories of Crystal Catering, before …

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