Chef Garnish Culinary Art
On-line Catalog
Set of three, HD dvd's
Complete set of all 3 Dare To Cook, Food Carving Artistry with Chef Ray Duey. The Basics, Advanced Techniques & Ultimate Creations.

Forget what they say about not playing with food -- or knives. Certified Executive Chef Ray Duey does both, and the results are unexpected. A turnip turns into a daisy, an eggplant into a leaf, a cantaloupe into a star and a tomato into a rose. This Far Eastern culinary art is spreading from cruise ships to hotels, country clubs, restaurants and homes. "Why should you pay for a florist when your food can speak for itself?" Ray Duey, the high-profile, in-demand culinary artist is always on the move.  Despite never having artistic inclinations as a child, Duey has risen to become one of the premier culinary artists in the US. He has been featured on the Food Network, invited to the White House & is a certified chef through the American Culinary Federation. Duey, a certified executive chef and member of ACF California Capital Chefs Association, has spent the last two decades developing his skill and creating fruit-and-vegetable carvings for weddings, events, classes and seminars. In 2004, he opened Chef Ray Presents, where he teaches the specialized art form to a wide variety of professionals across the United States. Duey has received numerous awards in national and international competitions.

In the Basics program Chef Ray Duey, CEC starts with the basics, from explaining tools & proper tool handling and techniques to create a myriad of fun vegetable & fruit decorative creations, including: Root Flowers, Radish & Peach Flowers, Bell Pepper Poinsettias, Apple Luminary, Leek Chrysanthemums, Layered Cantaloupe, Zucchini Flowers, Cantaloupe Flowers, Squash Whimsey (Bird), Pineapple Rose & Christmas Tree, Banana Dolphin, Butternut Squash Staircase & Pear Porcupine. Create a stunning centerpiece using most of the items carved in this in this program.

In the Advanced Techniques program Chef Ray Duey picks up where "The Basics" left off with teaching more advanced carving techniques. He gives in depth instruction on how to create: Apple Turtles, Turkeys, Swans & Butterflies, Garnishes made of Mushrooms, Zucchini & Tomatoes, Fennel Calla Lilies, Potato Roses, Thai Honeydew Techniques, Japanese Watermelon Lantern, Honeydew Roses, Thai Praline Leaves all resulting in an impressive centerpiece using most of the items carved in this program.

In Ultimate Creations, Chef Ray Duey, The consummate performer, gets into the intricate details of the ultimate creations: Fun with Carrots, Rutabaga Ginger Flowers, Tuscan Cantaloupe, Cucumber Lobster, Turnip Flowers, Layered Turnip, Reversed Watermelon, Watermelon Outside In, Papaya Vase, Canary Melon Geometric Patterns, Chef Ray's Cut & Paste... The Ultimate Centerpiece! 3 DVD collection. 303 minutes.


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