Thai Fruit and Vegetable Carving

Thai fruit carving

Whether you entertain your guests by cooking Thai food or Western cuisine, nothing enhances a carefully prepared dish, like a graceful fruit or vegetable carving, or some simple but elegant garnishes. Please be sure to watch the short video introduction to SITCA at the bottom of our home page HERE.

For a demonstration of the techniques taught in our carving courses and the results you can achieve, watch our two part video HERE.

Thai culinary carving expertise is arguably unsurpassed for skill and finesse. Our food carving instructors teach the basics of this beloved Thai art in (3) three-hour sessions held on consecutive days, for a total of nine hours of hands-on instruction. You will learn food carving technique and two ornate flower patterns on Days 1 and 2. We use easy-to-carve large fleshy fruits such as watermelon and cantaloupe, and also show you how to carve these patterns on the small surfaces found on vegetables such as carrots and potatoes. On Day 3 you learn garnishes including cucumbers, tomatoes, chilies, and spring onions.

Fruit carving

Your carving tool, our 38 page step-by-step instructional booklet with over 135 color photos, and a souvenir SITCA apron are included in the 6,000 baht we charge for this fascinating nine hour course. For those with limited time we offer a one-day course in the Thai style art of carving decorative vegetables for use as plate garnishes. The cost is 2,500 baht and a custom carving knife is included. If you can't join us on Koh Samui, click here here for information about how to order our professionally produced 57 minute step-by-step instructional video kit. Closely based on the course described above, we created this video to meet the ever-growing international demand for instruction in this art.

The decorative package includes a 38 page booklet with over 135 detailed color photos, (the same one used in our class) and our custom designed handmade carving knife, Everything you need to start carving fruits and vegetables, or the perfect gift for someone you love.

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