Today, I went to MIHCA, Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, for a food carving workshop. I was really nervous doing this because I do not know what to expect from it. Plus I was really running late! Good thing I made it on time. I was really nervous when I got there but the instructors led by Chef Jose Mari Medrano were really friendly and had a nice friendly vibe that made us all at ease. The instructions were easy to follow and they did really help us learn how to carve properly.
The first thing we carved was a pumpkin. We have a special kind of knife to use that made carving easier.
This is my pumpkin.
We made it into a flower with leaves. This was hard to carve because the pumpkin was really hard. But it was really fun doing it.
This is my watermelon and I turned it into a fish design. The watermelon was easier to carved and I was eating it while carving. I got hungry! We used an olive for the eyes.
The next thing we carved is this turnip and made it into a flower. I find this easy to do and we soak it into a food coloring to give it a little color. We made some carrots that look liked a rose but I didn't do a good job. It was really hard! I'll practice more at home though.
These are some pictures that I have taken after we finish carving all the food. We made a bouquet made of fruits and vegetables. It was really great because it can be a great centerpiece for any party.
Fruit and Vegetable Carving Course Batch April 17, 2011
This is me getting my certificate and being overly excited. I really had fun at this workshop and I think this can be the step I needed for the culinary career that I want.
I'm taking more workshops like this in the future!
Keep on eating and blogging