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CARVING a Workshop on Culinary Presentation Excellence

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CARVING

aWorkshop on

Culinary Presentation Excellence

CarvingTraining – a requirement

CARVING – a fine art

Carving - DefinationCarving - Defination

Carving is an art that Carving is an art that transfers the fruits, transfers the fruits,

vegetables, thermocol or vegetables, thermocol or ice blocks into different ice blocks into different shapes such as flowers shapes such as flowers

and figures of characters and figures of characters and animals. It is then and animals. It is then

usually used to decorate usually used to decorate the buffet.the buffet.

Meaning of CarvingMeaning of Carving C - > Creative C - > Creative A - > Artistic A - > Artistic R - > Reality R - > Reality V - > Varieties V - > Varieties I - > Innovative I - > Innovative N - > Naturalistic N - > Naturalistic G - > Glamour G - > Glamour

You too can do it …

Identify the flower

Improve your Improve your Concentration Concentration

– The First Step – The First Step Draw the straight line slowly.Draw the straight line slowly. Draw the Left slant line.Draw the Left slant line. Draw the right slant line.Draw the right slant line. Draw the oval shape. Draw the oval shape. Draw the circle. Draw the circle.

Becoming a good CarverBecoming a good Carver Patience and concentration.Patience and concentration. Watching art related carvings.Watching art related carvings. Visiting Art Exhibitions.Visiting Art Exhibitions. Need a lot of practice in drawing.Need a lot of practice in drawing. One should not forget his first One should not forget his first

carving.carving.

History of Carving.History of Carving. Chinese OriginChinese Origin – –

Has its root in the age of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (AD Has its root in the age of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906) and Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279). 618-906) and Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279).

Thai OriginThai Origin – – Begins about 700years ago in Sukothai, the capital of the Begins about 700years ago in Sukothai, the capital of the

Tai people, in what is now the north of central Thailand. Tai people, in what is now the north of central Thailand.

Everyone can now enjoy this amazing art in Hotels, Cruise Everyone can now enjoy this amazing art in Hotels, Cruise liners, etc.liners, etc.

The art is now being practiced The art is now being practiced around the world. It is particularly around the world. It is particularly popular with Chefs who use it to popular with Chefs who use it to improve the presentation of their food. improve the presentation of their food.

Types of DisplaysTypes of Displays Vegetable Carving Vegetable Carving Fruit Carving Fruit Carving Thermo Cole CarvingThermo Cole Carving Ice CarvingIce Carving Butter SculptureButter Sculpture Gelatin Carving.Gelatin Carving. Chocolate CarvingChocolate Carving Sugar WorkSugar Work

Equipments requiredEquipments required

Paring KnifeParing Knife Potato peelerPotato peeler ScissorsScissors Parisiene scoop Parisiene scoop

(oval,hearts,ribbed)(oval,hearts,ribbed) GroverGrover ScoopersScoopers

Reinforced vegetable Reinforced vegetable cutter (rabbit, cutter (rabbit, rooster, flower)rooster, flower)

Double Lemon Double Lemon peelerpeeler

Zucchini corerZucchini corer ChiselsChisels Ice pickIce pick

Knife Handling Knife Handling Techniques:Techniques:

A proper knife or tool should be used A proper knife or tool should be used at all times. Be sure that all Knives at all times. Be sure that all Knives are sharp to obtain best results.are sharp to obtain best results.

The holding of a knife depends on The holding of a knife depends on the type of carving and the the type of carving and the vegetable.vegetable.

Vegetable Carving - Vegetable Carving - BasicsBasics

Vegetable Carving is commonly done in vegetables like pumpkin, Vegetable Carving is commonly done in vegetables like pumpkin, tomatoes, beetroot, radish, and carrot etc. But a well experienced tomatoes, beetroot, radish, and carrot etc. But a well experienced Carver can create designs over any kind of vegetable. Carver can create designs over any kind of vegetable.

Fruit Carving - BasicsFruit Carving - Basics The fruits like watermelon, papaya, The fruits like watermelon, papaya,

apple and some more fruits are also apple and some more fruits are also to do the fruit carving presentations. to do the fruit carving presentations.

Thermocol / Styrofoam Sculpture

Butter Sculpture

Practicing Ice carving

Ice CarvingIce Carving   The carvings done in ice blocks.The carvings done in ice blocks.

Types of Ice Blocks :Types of Ice Blocks :

Transparent ice blockTransparent ice block Non transparent ice blockNon transparent ice block

Ice Carving Ice Carving RequirementsRequirements

In our country we use only In our country we use only chiselschisels and and ice pickice pick for doing ice carvings for doing ice carvings but, in abroad there are special but, in abroad there are special new modern equipments that are new modern equipments that are used for ice carvings. used for ice carvings.

There is also a need of a There is also a need of a cold roomcold room for ice carvings.for ice carvings.

  

Steps for Ice CarvingSteps for Ice Carving Ice block (plain or colour)- size is Ice block (plain or colour)- size is

according to the model.according to the model.Step- IStep- I(Select always simple diagram unless (Select always simple diagram unless

you get the perfection)you get the perfection) Keep the ice block vertically.Keep the ice block vertically. Check whether it stand properly or not.Check whether it stand properly or not. Draw the outline of the diagram you Draw the outline of the diagram you

wants on the ice blocks.wants on the ice blocks.

Storage of Ice CarvingStorage of Ice Carving Preparation is done in a cool area, a room Preparation is done in a cool area, a room

specially designed for ice carving.specially designed for ice carving.

Temporarily stored in a deep freezer Temporarily stored in a deep freezer before being usedbefore being used

Never try to reuse a Ice carving for Never try to reuse a Ice carving for displaydisplay

As a centerpiece in banquet As a centerpiece in banquet partiespartiesIn the lobby for any special In the lobby for any special eventseventsAny special events in Any special events in restaurants restaurants

... and many more... and many more

USE OF ICE CARVINGSUSE OF ICE CARVINGS

The Beginning

… Come, Lets do it together

… an anish banerjee

initiative