Above is a section of a display done on May 12, 2007, at the Amari Atrium Hotel in Bangkok. The executive chef of the Amari Atrium, H.P. Aschwanden, was immediately won over by the beauty and intricacy of the display. “This is absolutely beautiful. I really think you have something special and it has so many applications in the culinary field.” Strategically placed at the entrance to the buffet and two other locations visible to all diners, there was no shortage of guests who could not believe that these were in fact carvings of fruits and vegetables!
Included in the display were dragons and sunflowers carved from pumpkins, lotuses carved from cantaloupes, birds and other assorted flowers carved from carrots, among other things. Our crew of carvers spent the entire day carving and preparing the arrangement, and upon completing their work, chef Aschwanden was nice enough to treat the staff of the Carving Institute to a complimentary buffet meal. I must say, as a lover of great food, I certainly was not disappointed! www.carvinginstitute.com