The food art competition winners at Solebrate created some stunning fruit carving displays at last month’s competition. Lucky for you, we have the photos to share too!
About a month ago we posted a blog about upcoming food art competitions and Solebrate Food and Music Festival held the first fruit carving event on our list on June 22, 2013.
All entries were ranked by judges as well as the public, who voted for their favorites by adding a poker chip to the containers next to each display. The competition winners of the People’s Choice were determined by counting the chips in each container at the end of the day.
Judge’s Choice Competition Winners
First Place: Dean Murray from Wisconsin – Octopus
This underwater scene by master carver Dean Murray. has nearly 20 different types of fruits, vegetables, herbs, greens and legumes. It took about 5 hrs of carving and an hour to assemble.I had the pleasure of meeting and carving with Dean Murray at the White House at Halloween time. You can see Dean’s pumpkin carving at the White House on a previous blog post. Dean also happens to be a talents sand castle sculptor and cheese carver.
Second Place: Brian Tater Edwards from Ohio – Indian head
Tater Edwards happens to be one of the students on the winning team of the student competition at THE CARVE IV. I featured videos from that event on my last post post.
Third Place: Titus Arensberg from Ohio – Dragon
Fourth Place: Steven Baity from Ohio – Abstract
We were unable to obtain a photo of Steven’s entry but wanted to give him credit for his win.
Fifth Place: David A. Smith from Ohio – Abstract
People’s Choice Competition Winners
First Place: Titus Arensberg – Dragon
Second Place: Brian Edwards – Indian head
Third Place: Dean Murray – Octopus
I announced this carving event and got a Facebook comment from Linda Kay Drysdate saying:
Went to Solebrate and saw wonderful carvings! The carvers were all so friendly and helpful to a newbie with lots of questions! Thanks for the info, we had a great time!
We would like to congratulate all the competition winners on their gorgeous fruit carving displays!