Create Vegetable and Fruit Carvings that your Guests will Talk about and Remember
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Vegetable and Fruit Carving Course 101 will have you making impressive garnishes and centerpieces in no time.
With this detailed, 11 week, step-by-step, video Vegetable and Fruit Carving Course, YOU CAN create beautiful fruit and vegetable carving centerpieces and garnishes with ease. You will be thrilled to learn how fast and easily you can create amazing vegetable and fruit carvings.
In this Vegetable and Fruit Carving Course you will Learn Secrets that professional vegetable and fruit carving experts have used for years.
|Learn How to Avoid the Most Common and Costly Mistakes made by Beginning Fruit Carvers that make the difference between Success and Failure.|
|Step by step fruit carving instructions show you exactly how to create memorable garnishes and spectacular centerpieces more easily than you dreamed possible.|
|Detailed Video Instructions that show action details that books with photos and words cannot communicate.|
|We begin with simple elegant vegetable and fruit carvings that you can make in minutes with tools that you already own and then progress from there. Your new skills will continue to improve and all of the 11 weeks of projects in the lessons will seem easy.|
|You will learn about the most important "must have" vegetable and fruit carving tools that will give you the best results with the least effort.|
|Video demonstrations of how to use additional vegetable and fruit carving tools that combined with the techniques we teach will give you WOW results while saving you time.|
|How to select the best vegetables and fruits for the best carving results.|
|How to keep your vegetable and fruit carvings fresh looking until ready to display, and learn which fruits and vegetables that you can carve days in advance of your event.|
|You'll also learn fast and fun carvings that will have your children happily eating more healthy fruits and vegetables.|
|The Vegetable and Fruit Carving 101 video instructions are even better than taking a live class because you can refer to them time and time again at your convenience in the comfort of your own kitchen.|
|Hi, I’m Nita Gill.
Because so many people have been asking for more video lessons, I’m thrilled to be able to finally announce that I have a new 11 week online video course available for beginners. I’m calling it Vegetable and Fruit Carving Course 101.
With my video course, you will WOW your family, friends and clients by transforming common fruits and vegetables into impressive works of art.
When you start making the fruit and vegetable carvings in my course you will be hearing comments like these.
“You Made That?”
“That is sooo cute”
“Those aren’t real flowers?”
Adults will say “They are just too pretty to eat”
Children will say “When can we eat these?”
You will definitely get Ooohs and Aaaaahs.
You’ll get the creative satisfaction of turning common fruit and vegetables into beautiful garnishes, bouquets, side dishes and centerpieces that you will be proud to display. Once you know some of the basics there is no end to what you can create.
Your guests will certainly be impressed when they come for dinner or a party and are greeting by your lovely carvings. And, you’ll be the talk of your community when your guests tell their friends. It’s happened to me time and time again even when I was just beginning and I know it will happen for you, too.
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is once you know how.
You’ll make your loved ones feel special when your make carvings for them. And, if you have children in your life, you may even find them happily eating more fruits and vegetables.
Because I know that Vegetable and Fruit carving Classes can be really hard to find, my intention is to offer you an online video course that comes as close to being a live class as possible. In some ways, it’s better because you always have a front row seat, and you can replay any lesson over at any time. You can learn at your own pace, on your own schedule in the comfort of your own kitchen.
I want to save you the time and money that I wasted during my process of learning vegetable and fruit carving by trial and error. I wasted money on so many books that were not as helpful as I thought they would be. Some turned out to have silly projects that were just too childish. Some had great carvings but required tools that I could not find anywhere. Some had lovely carvings but the photos and words didn’t really communicate exactly how to make them. So, many of the lessons ended up being incomprehensible to me.
If you’re like me, you’ll learn best by being shown how. So, in my video lessons, I show you and explain, step-by-step how to carve and get great results on your first try.
I start with easy projects that you can start making right away without special tools and with ingredients that you probably already have at home.
In my 11 week video course, you will have access to a new video each week.
My video lessons are structured to build your skills lesson by lesson while giving you the satisfaction of beautiful carvings right away. It’s way more fun to have ‘instant gratification’ than to be frustrated by jumping into lessons that are too advanced and then getting discouraged.
In addition to learning how to carve, I also show you common mistakes, how to avoid them, and how to fix or camouflage them. You will learn how to store your carvings so that they look fresh when you display them. And, you will learn how long you can expect your carvings to last.
While learning step by step, each step of the way will seem easy.
Along the way, you will learn how to use the most versatile and useful fruit carving knives and tools. I’ll recommend the ones that I like the best. And, because these knives and tools are difficult if not impossible to find in stores, I make it easy for you by offering them on my website. For other tools that you can find easily, I’ll make suggestions as to where to get them.
So, what’s in the lessons? I’ll show you so that you’ll know if this is for you.
We start with carving onion lotus flowers . You’ll learn to make several variations, with several different types of flower centers. You’ll see how you can use them as a garnish, ways that you can use them as part of a meal, and how you can add them in vegetable flower arrangements.
|In lesson 2, Bouquets and Butterflies, you’ll be making make two different fruit flower bouquets and 2 types of butterflies.|
Lesson 3 will show you how to make a cute bunny fruit basket and lovely calla lilies.These simple projects always get great reactions. My son who doesn’t eat much fruit ate almost this whole bowl by himself!
|In lesson 4 you will learn to carve 5 variations of beautiful and intricate looking flowers from yams and turnips. You’ll also carve 4 different cucumber leaves and you’ll arrange them into a lovely bouquet.|
When I made these Yam flowers for the first time, I brought them to Thanksgiving dinner and my husband’s family was blown away. I’ll let you in on a little secret …. these are way easier than they look!
In week 5, you will make this impressive Watermelon Flower.
Lesson 6 will be Fun with Peppers where you will learn how to carve decorative bell pepper containers, tropical palm trees, 2 types of colorful whimsical flowers, and 2 types of anthuriums. You’ll also see how to easily make lovely and easy flowers from hot chili peppers.
|In lesson 7, you will make many types of pretty and inexpensive radish flowers, two style of bouquets using 2 several different vegetable greens and 6 types of stems made from different vegetables.|
|In week 8, you’ll learn how to make pretty spray flowers and fanciful stems using onions and leeks.|
Lesson 9 will teach you how to make a simple and lovely vegetable crudite bouquet for those times that you want to present something special but don’t want to take the time to carve. You’ll also learn how to make 3 types of pretty and edible jicama flowers to add to the bouquets for the times that you do want to carve. The skills learned here will come in handy for when you begin to carve melons.
|Lesson 10 will show you how to make these lovely honeydew lotuses. In the center you can place melon balls or you can carve a flower center. You will learn how in this video and you’ll learn how to dye your flower center.|
|Lesson 11 will introduce you to carving watermelons. I’ll be showing you how to carve roses into watermelons and honeydew. The same designs can be carved into cantaloupe, mangos and papayas.|
|Long before you are finished with the course you will be the recipient of compliments and awe. Guaranteed. You’ll find that you’ll have the admiration of your friends, family and guests.
Books that were once incomprehensible will begin to make more sense to you and be more useful.
Best of all, you’ll experience the rewarding feeling of satisfaction from expressing your creativity with beautiful results. You’ll be proud to display your works of food art. You will have taken your food presentation to the next level.
So now you may be wondering “how much”?
If you were to buy all of these individual DVDs one-by-one it would cost you over $240.00.
It took me many months to make these videos and have them available to you so I really should charge more. But, I want to offer a really great value to all of the people who have been waiting so long for my videos.
Right now, I am offering the entire 11 week online video course for $149.00.
The 11 week course on DVDs is only $199. The DVDs have chapters so that you can easily go back and find the specific sections that you want to review.
The DVD course also includes online access.
On the membership site, you will also get a quick print shopping list for each lesson making it really easy for to get started each week. You’ll know the quantity of produce that you will need and what to look for when selecting your fruits and vegetables for each project.
In some of the online lessons, I’ll provide links to recipes that you can make with your carvings and the leftover scraps.
On the membership site, you can make comments and see what other students are saying. I’ll be checking the comments from time to time and will answer some of the questions as my time permits. I may not be answering every question, because I’ll be busy making new lessons for the next level of classes.
And by the way, there is no expiration date for the online membership. So you can go back and watch again and again.
When you get started now, I will give you the first month my upcoming video of the month club FREE! This will begin at the end of the 11 week course. The lessons in my video of the month class will pick up where this class leaves off and will teach intermediate lessons with plenty of Thai style watermelon carvings. The first month will be a value of $24.00-$36.00. And when you join now, you will get it for free!
So, if this looks like something that you would enjoy go ahead and get started now.
NEW – Sign up now and get online to all 11 weeks of lessons at once. You’ll can then learn at your own pace – rather than waiting for your lessons, week by week.
P.S. Ooohs and Aaaahs are guaranteed. If you are not absolutely thrilled with the clarity of my lessons and the responses that you get from your friends family and guests, I will refund your money in full. That’s right, you’ve got no risk at all. If you don’t like my course, cancel within a year and I will refund you in full.
Go ahead and get started. I’ll look forward to seeing you in the lessons.
If you want to see what others have said about my video lessons take a look below at some of the emails that I have received.
That’s all for now. Thanks for you interest. Look forward to “seeing” you in class.
See what others have had to say about
VegetableFruitCarving.com video lessons:
I am so glad that I ordered your DVD. It is the easiest one I have tried so far. I could see clearly how you cut the veg. I have already made an arrangement made from turnips and beets. My family was so proud of me. I am looking forward to other lessons.
I also enjoy the short videos on my e-mail. Thank you so much.”
I attended a Thai Fruit and Vegetable Carving Beginner’sClass inHarbor College but it didn’t include a lesson on how to make roses from beets and turnips. It was from your video that I learned this technique. I love the way you do the Apple bird. Thank you! Your DVD is simple and easy to follow. ~Ana Bertulano
“I used the leek bows at a client reception at a bank. They were so easy to make and I used them more like a crown and placed them on top of fruit carved masks and necklaces made from strung fruit balls. The theme was Mardi Gras and it worked great! Thanks for such an easy addition to a popular theme.”
“ THANK AGAIN NITA YOUR VIDEO IS SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND .MY COUSIN HAS A HER BABY SHOWER ON NOVEMBER 20 OF 2010 AN SO EXCITED. I WILL LIKE TO MADE RADISH FLOWERS BOUQUET FOR CENTERPIECES, LEEK FLOWERS AND ROSES USING TURNIPS AND BEETS. I CAN’T WAIT BECUASE THIS IS A LITTLE SURPRISE FOR HER.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH SINCERE.”
PORT HUENEME, CALIFORNIA
Nita, I love to receive your emails and instructions on fruit and vegetable carving…I have forwarded these to the chef that provides Monday night meals for us at our senior apartments…everyone enjoys seeing his (your) creations! Keep them coming!
Barb Loving, Rancho Cucamonga California
I made the bunny baskets, very simple, and took them to two events on Easter weekend and they were the hit of the parties!
Then I tried a watermelon rose. It took more concentration than the baskets but I was surprised at how well it turned out.
Today I bought a floral ring to try another watermelon, this time with the corrugated tools. What fun!
Nita, you present the information in a pleasant and relaxing manner which makes learning carving a creative adventure.
See you on your own TV show soon!
All in all I loved the video. I hope to see more in the future.
Upon receiving the hearts and roses DVD, I became more interested in Thai carving, So my mother and I were asked to do a dinner for 200 people and I carved some small round watermelon and cantalope flowers and put them by my chocolate fountain dessert table, and everyone was amazed at my work, and I told them I was in the process of learning from a lady, Nita Gill, out of California. I did send Nita pictures of more carvings I did for work and only used a paring knife. With the right tools and time, I will become even more better. Thanks Nita for sharing your gift.
Thanks again Nita!!!”
“My cousin had her engagement party last weekend and so my mum and I decided to be adventurous and give it a try. I made the radish flower bouquet and also the leek flower thing. My mum did the rose carving using turnips and beetroot.
I must admit when I started the radish – they did not look as good as yours, however, when I arranged all of it into a bouquet using a potatoe and lettuce leaves to cover the base – it really looked great!
As for the leek – that was a winner and so simple to do.
But I really enjoyed the finished product – it raised a lot attention especially at the hall where all the displays where placed in front main table.
My cousin took photo’s of each centrepiece .
My mum and I are set on a mission to make the best carving dishes!!”
“My mother has really taken this to to a new level – she is carving any fruits and veggies that she comes across and really enjoys doing this – I am so glad i came across your DVD as it has in effect given my mum the foundation on which to practise her different ideas on.
So once again many thanks, and I look forward to your next DVD.
Good Evening Nita: It has been a great experience to work with you. Your approach to fruit and vegetable carving is honest and realistic. I fall someplace between a rank armature and one being able to turn out a decent carving. You have been most helpful and I look forward to improving my garnish and centerpieces following your instructions and recommendations. Like others within your instructional circle I am eagerly awaiting your next video. I have enclosed a photo of my my latest practice melon. I certainly have a long way to go before I’m satisfied but no I’ll improve with the assistance of your new videos. I appreciate the confidence you instill to continually turn out better carvings. Best Regards,
“Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! I watched the video and can’t wait to start. My friends and family are going to love this!! especially when they find out they can eat it too. I live in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Just thought you would like to know how far-reaching your generosity is. Thanks again, looking forward to more.”
“thank you for the video. I have shared it with my unit chef, he is also interested in Thai carving. He now receives your e-mails. I felt the video was a good visual, to see how to make the cuts,how to make them stand out more, (petals) how to keep the carvings looking fresh, I really enjoye the e-mail from the thai carving festival that was awsome! thank you for sharing you talents! “
“Thank you for your video lessons. They are excellent and informative.” Arun
Awesome!! I made those flowers out of oranges and beets for my niece’s shower, everyone was very impressed!! Thank you Nita ”
“Nita, you are amazing and I love your work. I do really enjoy fruit carving and you have been a great help to me. Your work is amazing and very easy to follow. Thank you for sending the photos and I can’t wait for your next video ”
“Wow…so amazing!! I love it!!! I would like to learn some more I am looking forward to your next video lessons. I ordered some tools (Corrugated U Cutter) and I can’t wait to start using them. Very excited, thank you so much!!! You are amazing and a great instructor! I would love to learn more things from you….”
“i love the video
i enjoy your methods
do you have more videos in the works?”
“Hi Nita Gill,
this sunday i carved raddish with the help of your video. my family members praised it a lot especially my mother was very happy. plz plz plz send me your more videos.i shall be thankful to you. again thanku.”
“hi miss gill
i just checked out the video sent by you n lemme tell you i am a student pursuing hotel management,so have a bit knowledge about these thingz.
n i must say your video is great.very appealing,easy to understand,very clear step by step…
nice job done.”
I have enjoyed watching your DVD all day, and even more impressed with your talent. In the past, I’ve looked at several Asian/Thai web sites and their art, and while they are beautiful in their own style, I much prefer your approach.
It was really good and very simple to do.. Thank you
“Your presentation and the camera work is great. Very easy to follow.” – Al Kitchen
You have a lovely teaching style, and a gentle manner. I think people will enjoy your body of work and will quickly gain competence and confidence because of your method.”
Sandra Taylor – about the Radish Bouquet video
“It’s like waiting for Christmas until the next segment is ready.” Al Kitchen
Thank you for sending me your free video on making radish flowers. It was so simple with the right tools. Who knew?! Let me know when your next lessons are ready.
San Diego, CA
Easy to follow and great camera work. Be very proud of what you do, and thanks for sharing your knowledge with others.
You did a great job of explaining what you were doing and WHY, which is very important. For instance, you explained that in making the first few cuts of the radish, you don’t go in too deep or the radish will crack. You also explained WHY the radishes need to be placed in ice water.
It was also great that you dropped a radish from the “bouquet” and then said, “Sometimes things like that happen.” Good move leaving that in the video. It’s important.
Sincerely, S. Perkins
I had a special time carving my first melon with Nita. she is an exceptional teacher with patience, skill and artistic talent. I enjoyed my time learning from her. Its fun making art you can admire, then eat!!
Patti Roguz Britt
“I spend a lot of time researching and see a lot of videos. I think your video is one of the best.”