Cuisine Unlimited Cuisine Unlimited, Inc., founded by Maxine and Marvin Turner in 1985, is an award winning, $2,000,000 culinary business specializing in gourmet, off-premise catering. Ranked the top catering service in the United States by Event Solutions, Cuisine Unlimited, Inc. has been recognized by Utah Business Magazine as Utah’s Top Corporate Caterer. Among their many awards are Women Business Owner of the Year, SBA Utah Business of the Year and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce awarded Cuisine Unlimited with the Small Business Giant Step Award in May, 2004. The owners of Cuisine Unlimited through their sister company, Culinary Expressions International, were selected as the USOC caterer for USA House in Athens Greece for the 2004 Olympic Games. Their services have now been requested for the 2006 games in Torino, Italy. Housed in a 16,000 sq. ft. building in Salt Lake City, Cuisine Unlimited creates entire events ranging from an intimate dinner for two in the woods to sumptuous weddings and corporate galas for over 10,000 people. Cuisine Unlimited’s goal is to create the perfectly catered event for the thoroughly satisfied client. Offering turn-key event planning, their personal, hands-on attention will always be focused on creating extraordinary events that touch people’s lives. Maxine Turner, founder of Cuisine Unlimited, believes in quality and imagination. Elegant cuisine and dramatic presentation make up the signature style of Cuisine Unlimited. The recipe for success includes creativity, consistency, innovation, and stellar customer service. Reliability, a good reputation and a high degree of professionalism are also key ingredients in the corporate philosophy guiding their success. Cuisine Unlimited subscribes to the tenets of creating beautifully presented, delicious cuisine in a unique and creative setting matched with outstand-
ing service to create an instantly positive impression for clients. Experienced professionals are part of Cuisine’s quality guarantee. Cuisine Unlimited began with five employees and today provides employment for over 30 full and part-time personnel. The knowledgeable, dedicated staff ensure each event runs perfectly. Close industry associations internationally enable the team to pull in any range of expertise for any size event. The professional staff always gives the customer more than he or she expects, including prompt,
courteous service and personalized total event planning. The professional planners on staff understand their client’s budgets, schedules, and goals. Each event produced requires creativity, originality, enthusiasm and appreciation for the importance it plays in clients’ lives. The Turners feel that they don’t need Cuisine Unlimited to be the biggest caterer, but it has to be the best.
Cuisine As part of Cuisine Unlimited’s unwavering commitment to excellence, clients are offered innovative, custom-designed menus, artistically presented and professionally served. The high quality and freshness of the cuisine is a key ingredient to their continued success. Each menu is personally selected, prepared by certified chefs and served by professional wait staff. The delectable creations are prepared in state-of-the-art catering kitchens. Creative and beautiful presentation is as important as the tantalizing aromas and
tastes. Members of the Cuisine Team have extensive training and education in interior and floral design, ensuring beautifully plated creations, exquisite seasonings, colors, textures, accoutrements, ambiance, and taste that combine to elevate food to art. The Cuisine Team educates clients about the nuances of color, height and presentation and ensures the cuisine matches the ambiance of the setting. The cuisine is international, innovative, and delicious. Personal care is taken to ensure that every creation will delight the palate. Cuisine serves a multitude of mouthwatering international specialties, from the simplest breakfast service, to tantalizing luncheons, formal seated dinners and the most elegant of finales, the pastries and desserts. In addition to the large team of culinary professionals in the kitchen, Cuisine Unlimited has a dedicated pastry staff that attends to the finest details on miniature pastries, delectable pies, delicate roulades, and tortes. The exquisitely decorated wedding cakes are laced with garlands of fresh flowers and are a visual and Epicurean delight. Catering Services Cuisine Unlimited caters to sophisticated corporate and social events: exciting, elaborate, and wonderfully entertaining galas, buffets, dinners and theme parties. They bring to the table uncompromising quality and attention to detail. In addition to providing turn key event planning and execution, Cuisine Unlimited provides concession support at major sporting events and concerts. Known as Salt Lake City’s top corporate caterer, their motto is “if you can imagine it, we can produce it.” Cuisine Unlimited believes that every function is unique in it's own way. Never are two events the same. For this reason, they insist that all menus be custom designed for each individual event. A personal guarantee of perfection comes with every meal. Their goal is to provide consistent dependable full service event management and catering.
Culinary Expressions The Games experience began when Cuisine Unlimited was included in a delegation of Utah caterers asked to assist with corporate catering during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta - "that is when the Olympic bug bit" declared Maxine. When Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Games of 2002, Cuisine Unlimited had already been planning four years prior with their first Olympic contract two years before game time. The Salt Lake City Games experience has opened many new doors and created opportunities to be involved in other Olympic events. The Turner’s partnered with friends from New York who own the high-end catering company of Catering by Framboise. Together they formed Culinary Expressions International, their national and now international company…all formed because of the Salt Lake games. Though her hometown is not perceived as "the hub of the culinary world" the Olympic exposure and high praise from their Olympic clients, put them on the map. Requiring the preparation of 350,000 meals and the coordination of 350 event staff, the Games gave the company it's own taste for success. Two years before the Salt Lake games, they built a 16,000 square foot catering facility with offices, major kitchens and warehouse. Having all of this in place following the games has set Cuisine Unlimited apart as the leading caterer in their market. Most recently Culinary Expressions provided services in Athens for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Due to good planning, their Athens project was successful for both the client and financially for their company. So much so, that this client has signed them on for Torino. Future goals for CEI include three secured contracts to cater events for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. When asked if her company's Olympic experience met her expectations she compares it to "a pebble in the pool, where the rings keep getting bigger and better." Not only has she and her staff made "life-long friendships" but also the experience has magnified "who we are as a company" in terms of core values.
Cuisine Unlimited is located at 4641 S. Cherry St. in Salt Lake City, and can be reached at 801-268-2332.