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Winning Fruit Carving Photos from 2012 Culinary Olympics

The Culinary Olympics, officially known by its German name, “Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung” or “IKA”, brings together the best chefs in the world to compete. The competition dates back to 1900 and, like the regular athletic Olympics, is held every four years. Not only does the competition include both hot and cold food but it also features fruit and vegetable carving.

Last year’s event was held October 5-10 in Erfurt, Germany and resulted in some stunning culinary creations. Over 1,800 chefs from 54 countries competed with Sweden winning gold, Norway silver and Germany bronze. Rounding out the top ten were Canada, Switzerland, USA, Finland, Netherlands, Australia and Japan.

We’ve found a few photos of the wonderful fruit and vegetable carvings at the Culinary Olympics.

Sri Lankan Chef Takes Second Place at 2012 Culinary Olympics

Chef Prageeth Kumara from Sri Lanka took home a silver medal and merits for his vegetable carving display.

Prageeth Kumara's silver-winning carving display at the 2012 Culinary Olympics.

Prageeth Kumara’s silver-winning carving display at the 2012 Culinary Olympics.

Prageeth proudly wearing his well-earned medals at the Culinary Olympics.

Prageeth proudly wearing his medals at the Culinary Olympics.

Third Place Fruit Carving Goes to India at Culinary Olympics

Umasankar Dhanapal, the only representative from India at the 2012 Culinary Olympics, won the bronze medal for his fruit and vegetable carvings.

Third-Place-Carving

Beautiful attention to detail in this third place carving by Umasankar.

Another image of the third place carving display.

Another image of the third place carving display by Umasankar.

This wonderful carving was part of the third place carving display.

This wonderful carving was part of the third place carving display by Umasankar.

 

Celebrating his third place finish.

Umasankar celebrating his third place finish.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 Culinary Olympics!

If you have any information or photos of the first place winner of the 2012 Culinary Olympics, please let me know.

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4 Responses to Winning Fruit Carving Photos from 2012 Culinary Olympics

  1. Umasankar Dhanapal September 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    Dear Nita, Thank you so much for sharing those photos. I am Indeed delighted to see my own creations in your blog.

    • Nita September 13, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

      Congratulations on your win!

  2. MARY JOSEPH September 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Sri Lankan Chef Takes Second Place at 2012 Culinary Olympics, I am so happy that he won and I am happy India took third place too and all the countries participate to
    thanks to Nita for sending all the stuff

  3. MARY JOSEPH September 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    Chef Prageeth Kumara you are fantastic you done a awesome job, Sri Lankan Chef Takes Second Place at 2012 Culinary Olympics, I am so prod that Sri Lanka also in history won 2 place wow, I am sure the people in Canada are proud of you that you won. thanks to NITA for sending the stuff

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