Carving Courses

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

Thai fruit and vegetable carving expertise is arguably unsurpassed for skill and finesse. Our 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 Thai fruit and vegetable 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.

Carving papayaYour carving tool and our 38 page step-by-step instructional booklet with over 135 color photos 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, contact us for information about how to order our professionally produced 57 minute step-by-step instructional video. Closely based on the course described above, included in the kit are the step-by-step booklet and knife. Everything you need to start carving fruits and vegetables, or the perfect gift for someone you love.

We regret that we don’t take advance bookings for carving instructions through this website. ┬áTo book one of our carving classes, please call our receptionist when you arrive on Koh Samui, at 077 413172.