SALT PALACE PRIVATE LOUNGE
The Spirits of the Wasatch is the latest amenity for convention attendees at the Salt Palace Convention Center. This is a private lounge customized for corporate or social events. Services range from coffee, non-alcoholic refreshments, and snacks to full service bars with locally crafted beers, top shelf mixed spirits and selected wines. Creative cuisine from our international staff of culinary experts is always available including chef action stations, hand passed hors d’oeuvres, and locally inspired buffets.
Catering to a Crowd
People often ask, "How do you do it?" Catering to 1000s that is. We decided it would be fun to put together a time lapse video of a recent hand served dinner, including the transformation of a classroom setting into a ballroom in less than 2 hours. In the catering world this was our Olympic Game.
UFS Event Catering Awards
ACF Beehive Chefs – Chef of the Year, Zachary Davidson – 2014
The Beehive Chefs of the American Culinary Federation, honored UFS Sous Chef, Zachary Davidson as Chef of the Year.
ACF Beehive Chefs – Lifetime Achievement, Bill Holley – 2014 and Robert Sullivan – 2008
The ACF Beehive Chefs honored UFS Corporate Chef, Bill Holley, and UFS Owner, Robert Sullivan, with Lifetime Achievement awards.
Celebrity Judge Award, CNS Art & Soup – 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009
2014 Best International Soup, 2013 Best Dessert, 2012 Best Presentation, 2011 Most Unique Soup, 2009 Best Vegetarian Soup.
Employer of the Year, Golden Key Award – 2013 and 2012
The Utah Governor recognized UFS’s outstanding contributions that promote employment opportunities for people of all abilities.
Sustainable Business Award – 2013
Utah Business Magazine awarded Utah Food Services’ ongoing green efforts to protect and improve the environment.
Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility – 2010, 2009 and 2006
The Alfred P. Sloan “When Work Works” Award deemed UFS as a flexible workplace that makes “work” better for our employees.
Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Finalist – 2010
The International Catersource Convention profiled UFS as an outstanding and resilient caterer in spite of a downward economy.
Turn Community Employer Award – 2009
Turn Community Services chose UFS as an Outstanding Long Term Employer of People with Disabilities.
Best of State – 2008 and 2005
The Best of State organization chose UFS as the “Best Caterer” in 2008 and “Best Services” in 2005.
Best Companies to Work For – 2008
Utah Business Magazine recognized UFS as one of Utah’s “Best Companies to Work For.”
President Award, Utah Restaurant Association – 2005
UFS earned the “President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Services Industry.”
Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies – 2000 and 1999
Ranked by Utah 100 MountainWest Venture Group, Utah Food Services received this honor two years in a row.