Reviews of Culinary Concepts Catering (Catering)

875 Main St, Smithfield, UT 84335, United States

Average Rating:


You will see the opinions of real people who have information of the services and products of Culinary Concepts Catering (Catering) near to the state of Idaho.

At present this business receives a score of 4.2 stars out of 5 and the rating is based on 48 reviews.

As you can see its rating is really high, and it is based on a very high number of reviews, so we may say that the valuation is very faithful. If there are many people who bothered to leave their feddback when they've done well, is that it works.

You know that we do not usually stop to put evaluations when they are correct and we usually do it only if we've had a problem or incidence...

This Catering corresponds to the category of Caterer.

Where is Culinary Concepts Catering?

REVIEWS OF Culinary Concepts Catering IN Idaho

jessica dunyon

John is an excellent chef with a skilled crew. The food was fabulous, and one of my guests remarked it was the most beautiful display of food he's ever seen.

Bobbi McFarland

I had such a wonderful experience using culinary concept catering for my wedding last month! They're whole team was professional and accommodating and going above and beyond to make my special day run smoothly. Couldn't be more pleased with the food and service I received. I highly recommend!

Tammie McCammon

John and the entire Culinary Concepts team were fantastic. They catered our wedding luncheon and the compliments have continued coming. Everyone was impressed from the taste of the food, helpfulness of the staff and overall professionalism. Never mind that it was John's birthday and they were catering 5 events the same day. As far as we knew, we were the only job and the only focus. We will absolutely use Culinary Concepts for any of our events and our recommendation would be to choose Culinary Concepts for all your catering needs.

Teri Guy

Culinary Concepts catered our daughter’s wedding this weekend without a hitch. The buffet dinner was hot and ready to serve on time. Delicious selections and a reasonable pricing. Servers and other staff were courteous and helpful throughout. To top it off, the ice sculpture was just amazing. Jamie Curtis, Director of Sales & Operations was friendly, thorough and follow up was prompt. Can’t thank John Simpson and his staff enough.

Keith Meikle

Jamie, John and their staff are amazing! The food is incredible and the presentation is beautiful. We recently had them cater our daughters wedding and we just turned the food decisions over to them and it was spectacular. It was great to not give a second thought to this part of the event. We also got compliment after compliment about how great the food was. Thank you for making the wedding a success!

Rikki Heimberger

He’s very unprofessional, calls potential employees lazy. And then goes on his personal page and bashes on that person. Will never use his company.

Athena Allen

Entitled and rude. Scheduled an appointment to get an appraisal for my October wedding for catering, and decided to do a quick run to make sure I knew where I was going a few days before. Hilariously enough, I stopped at the same gas station they were at to get fuel and drinks for my toddler and I on the way home. The Guy was in the full uniform with his logo'd apron on, and glowered on everyone. He was loaded with more Old spice body spray then a 14 year old wears Axe on a first date. He decided that me paying for my drinks was taking to long so he PUSHED me out of the way not allowing me to pay before placing his beers (The huge Miller cans, 3 of them.) in front of the card reader so I could not even pay. He then scoffed at my toddler and I, making a side comment to the cashier about being 'slow' and 'useless'. I had a budget of 3k for my wedding (with a guest count of 50) catering, seems I will be spending that money else where.

Victoria Rising

I have worked for John for years and I can tell you he is not a pleasant person to work with or be around. He talks down to all his staff and puts on a really good show for others to hide his true colors. He is the biggest narcissistic person I have ever known. I tired really hard to over look all his bad behavior but now I am not being quiet anymore. He is abusive and mean. He drinks everyday and I have been with him on several occasions where he drinks and drives to his catering events. I have even seen him give his underage employee beer while being at his events. He re uses a lot of his food. Just sick of working for someone who constantly lies and is rude to his employees. Never again will I recommend this company to anyone for any reason. The manipulative behavior he has is not worth it.

Reni Lee

John and Culinary Concepts are amazing! John always goes the extra mile to make every event a success. His presentation, passion, and great demeanor make working with him very comfortable.

brittnie muir

Nicole Moser

John and his team did an amazing job on Casper Berry’s 80th Birthday party. The food was amazing and there was plenty to go around. The ice sculpture was an added amazing touch. John is the best at what he does.

Louise Young

I've known and worked with John Simpson and Culinary Concepts for over 20 years! John is a very creative and talented artist! He has a generous heart and becomes very engaged in providing a beautiful, classical and delicious event. If making his customers happy and fulfilled isn't his top priority it isn't John Simpson and Culinary Concepts. If you have requested your desires clearly you will receive more than you bargained for!!! His ice sculptures are his gift and artistically gorgeous calling card ..over the top for personalizing events and making his clients happy!

Clyde Rice

Awesome food and a very good person who knows how catering should be.

Carrie Hill

After contacting several catering company’s in the Valley, Culinary Concepts was the most professional and most affordable for our event. The service they provided was outstanding and the food was absolutely wonderful! Jamie was a delight to work with and John and his staff made some great Street Tacos that everyone loved! Thanks for making this a delicious stress free event!

TYSO Ballistic

Kenzie Saint

The set ups and displays of food look decent in photos. however if you were to see the facility this food is made in, I think a lot of people would want their money back. the way the food is prepped by the employees blows my mind. and the fact that employees are paid under the table just seems like a business owner trying to avoid paying taxes. So yes, if you love unsanitary places where the people making the food are smoking and not following health code. then by all means have this place cater you.

rob macriss

Great food great service enthusiastic chef


Love the staff, very professional and the food is worth it. I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a catering company to help with any type of party. John is very talented at what he does and the people he has working for him are polite and very helpful.

Abra Hansen

I have been to many events of this company and they are always wonderful and presented nicely! The staff is kind and responsible and Chef John Simpson is a great person to work with and cooks EXCELLENT food and plans menus that are well received by the guests. I would recommend him for any event it will turn out better than you can imagine!

Cindy Bingham

I have worked for John Simpson since December 2005. He has always treated me with the utmost respect even when I was going through some difficulties in my life. John has always been the type of employer to give employees multiple chances. When one of my friends became homeless he allowed me to take some of the leftovers to her and her children. He is a kind and giving man. I send people his way all the time who are looking for employment.

Jose Bee

Extremely unprofessional, treat his possible and current employees like garbage. He also has a false story for every bad review he has been given. He puts on a good mask to make himself look good when in reality he’s a tool and John Simpson needs to be out buisness. He backtracks, he lies, he’s an abusinve alcoholc. I would never recommend him to even cook a meal for your dog. Don’t use this company.

Jason Sorenson

This guy will short his workers pay (under the table) and treat his employees terrible. He keeps left over food outside and reuses it for different parties!! What a joke of a business!!

Zac Jenson

Highly highly recommend Culinary Concepts! My wife and I searched high and low for the best catering company to cater our wedding. We called multiple venues asking for recommendations and we heard back that if you're looking for hard working passionate and a true chef then go with John Simpson. We booked with them and it was the best decision we made because they did an amazing job. Thank you Jamie and the whole catering team for making our special day so perfect

Trevor Dunno food around and staff very very nice and professional. Always on time with hot delicious food

Shelly Signorelli

Culinary Concepts is a great company to work for. The food is superb and the staff is very professional. I definitely recommend calling Culinary Concepts for every special occasion.

Makenna Bair

Jamie and John were amazing to work with. Jamie answered my one million questions, and my wedding day went so smooth. I am truly impressed and happy with the service that we received, and will certainly use this company again if a caterer is needed!

Jamie Curtis

Michael DeVilbiss

I have had several opportunities to use the services of and work with John and his team at Culinary Concepts. From Business Banquets, Quinceanera's, Weddings, Holiday parties and family celebrations, the professionalism, quality and services provided by Culinary Concepts has been nothing short of outstanding! They have always been able to provide exactly what we have requested of them, even in some of the most trying times and circumstances. As a former Director of Operations at one of the largest hotel/casino companies in Las Vegas, I have worked with both in-house and outsourced catering services. Only one stands out above them all, and that is why I will only recommend Culinary Concepts.

Marilee Park

We had a wonderful experience with the entire crew at Culinary Concepts. Planning with Jamie , the great food prepared by John (above and beyond), and the wait staff. All willing to do whatever it took to make our daughter's wedding a success and stress-free. I would always use them. I will recommend, however, that you bring some containers with you, they do not provide to-go containers and there was some wonderful food leftover.

Fawn Rigby

food & service were great

Darcie Holmgren

Culinary Concepts was excellent. The food was so good, our guests raved about how yummy everything tasted. The set up and clean up were such a relief on the busy day of my daughters wedding. I was so impressed, I recommend them to anyone.

Amy Wilson

I have known John for many years not only is he a great friend but also an incredibly talented chef! I had the opportunity to work with him on a professional level when I was in charge of a large group that was in town for a camp. Everything John does is done to perfection, he is easy to work with and his rates are very reasonable, especially considering the excellent quality of his work. My college-aged son worked with John and has only great things to say about John and the whole Culinary Concepts crew!

Ivan Moreno

i hated it. Worst part of my wedding. Food was cold and taste less.

Melinda Case

Culinary Concepts is my go-to caterer for every event. The owner, John, is an amazing chef! Dependable and great to work with, John takes great care of his clients.

Rex - Candace Davidsavor

Been at multiple events and weddings that he has catered and I also used Culinary Concepts. Culinary Concepts has always willing to help and food has been great. One of the best in presentation. Would use him again.

Ken Lemon

This review is long overdue. We had a wedding back in February and as the mother of the groom, I was in charge of the luncheon. Of course I wanted something nice, good food and a great price! One of my "must haves" was real plates, silverware and glasses. I absolutely did not want paper or plastic! I found all of those things with John and his team at Culinary Concepts. The whole experience was wonderful, from beginning to end! The food was great, with lots of choices. The setup and take down was taken care of so that I could enjoy my son's special day and not have to worry about that. The place settings were beautiful and elegant. And the girls that took care of us were fabulous! I really was pleased with this experience and will use them again!

Liz Toler

Could not have been more calm and worry free for a bride to be! From the first initial appointment , crazy phone calls and emails ( obviously on my end) for my own reassurance. Then to arrive to the reception area ... I cant even say with words how appreciative I am to have this kind of service states away ( from Utah to Washington ).. I have previously been to an event catered by Culinary Concepts.. Not sure how to stress enough the level of professionalism this guy delivers ! A Million Thanks!

Eric Gierloff

John and Culinary Concepts do a wonderful job catering and the food is amazing. We hired him for our wedding and my wife also had him do a family event as well as a work event and it's always been top notch service, as well as great food! We appreciate his talents as a chef and that he was so easy to work with.

Becky Griffith

This place was the most unproffesional business I have ever been associated with. I would not reccomend using them. First, they were slow to return calls and sometimes never returned them. They also promised things that were never done. When approached and asked if we could meet with them to discuss the experience, we were constantly put off and it resulted in an UNAUTHORIZED debit of my account. I would never use this caterer. EVER. EVER!!!

Jason Davis

I met John over a year ago and it has been nothing but a privilege to use him on a few events. He has always went out of his way to help and make sure everything is perfect. An award winning chef, all around great guy and he can cook some the best food you will ever eat. Beautiful, amazing creations that will impress your guest. I highly recommend using these guys for any occasion where you want the best of everything.

Jennifer Cheney

Jamie was great to work with! Gave us lots of options for our wedding luncheon menu, and was very accommodating and flexible. Tailored the perfect meal that fit our needs! Food was great and presented beautifully!

Elizabeth Converse

We hired John and staff for our wedding. We had 2 kosher, 1 lactose intolerant, and 5 gf people in a group of about 200. John went out of his way (literally) to make sure everyone at my wedding had food they could eat that tastes amazing. He even specially prepared some meatballs for my father, even though my dad told him not to worry about it. My dad then came up to me raving about the tastes and how quickly John made him a plate. In addition, we didn't have a big enough cake stand for our wedding cake, and wanted it to be the center piece of the food table. John immediately set to work designing a beautiful table that highlighted all the wonderful foods he created with our cake on a stand that he provided. He works hard, and is so creative. His staff was so helpful. We loved every minute of working with them!

Jeff Jacobsen

Wonderful food, wonderful people very happy with everything.....John has always been amazing every time we have had used cuilnary concepts!!

Kristen Harisay

After trying repeatedly to make an appt, he canceled on me the night before. For the second appt, he no-showed. So after taking half a day off work, traveling 4 hours round trip and accruing $200 in cost to myself - he didn't even have the courtesy to show up to the appt. When I called him - he didn't even apologize or offer to make it right. SO UNPROFESSIONAL!

Shanti Oberoi

John and the entire culinary concepts team went above and beyond to make my wedding perfect. The weather turned right before dinner and he rounded everyone up and moved everything inside. Everyone at my wedding loved the food and staff. Thanks culinary concepts!

Mary Ellen Heiner

We have had Culinary Concepts cater our office events for years--there is NOBODY BETTER in the valley. John's food is award winning. One of our favorites is his Wild Mushroom Au Gratin potatoes--simply amazing! The staff are very attentive and professional in their services. Thanks, John, for yet another grand party!

Karen Gualtier

Quality, attentiveness, personable, is all in a days work for these folks. Highly suggest Culinary Concepts. If you want your money to be taken seriously, and to get the bang for your buck go here!


I love that half of the reviews are spectacular, and the other half are rude. Im assuming the bad reviews are the people who are pissed that they couldn't get the best catering company in all of Utah to serve at their event and now they are bitter and hateful. If you want the best. There is only one company you need to call. And that is Culinary Concepts! Schedule your event early because they are super busy bending over backwards to make each and every event special, spectacular, cutting edge, and utterly unforgettable!

Business Hours of Culinary Concepts Catering in Idaho



Culinary Concepts Catering en Idaho
View Phone Number
View WebPage


Others also saw
Culinary Concepts Catering
Culinary Concepts Catering
Catering - Idaho


QDOBA Mexican Eats
QDOBA Mexican Eats
Catering - Idaho

Mexican restaurant

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Catering - Idaho

Barbecue restaurant

Turf Club
Turf Club
Catering - Idaho

Banquet hall

Boise Bistro Market
Boise Bistro Market
Catering - Idaho