I had only come across it whenever I saw fruit decorations on tables at events and just assumed it was only part of a chef’s training. One afternoon on my holidays I was lucky enough to come across a one hour demonstration given by Sue Wagner of http://www.culinaryscultpures.com. She is not a chef but an extremely talented and dedicated person who after a demonstration a few years back realised her passion for this craft, winning countless awards since she began training in 2008. Besides entering competitions she makes an enjoyable living from carving technique demonstrations and, in her neck of the woods, you may see some of her carvings at a special occasion (e.g. wedding) or corporate event.
It looks like a great skill and avenue for work in food which I’d never have thought of?
I tell you though when I see a fruit or vegetable decoration on the table at an event in future I’ll appreciate the effort a lot more.
I thought you may find this interesting as interesting as I did. As you look at the pics below they don’t give the real impression from seeing these carvings in real life. All the decorations in the pics below are either melons, parsnips, peppers, carrots, turnips and an onion.
Amazed? I was too.