I met Ruben Olano through my fruit and vegetable carving website. This was one of his first emails that he sent to me.
“I work for DINEYLAND RESORTS HOTELS and I used to do, all the fruit decoracion, for thanksgiving Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas Buffet, and Sculptures for displays in Banquets. but Watching all the work that you have done from your, pictures, MY RESPECT….you are truly an AMAZING ARTIST”
I thanked Ruben for his kind words and told him that coming form a Disney Resort chef I considered that high praise indeed. I asked to see some of his carving photos.
Chef Ruben Olano Entertains Guests with His Fruit and Vegetable Carving Talents
Later, Ruben sent me some photos of carvings that he has done for the Disney Resorts. In that message he wrote about his fruit and vegetable carvings he made for the Easter buffet in the Disneyland Hotel and said,
“This is what I used to do, in the center of the Grand Ballroom so the guest can watch as part of the Show, I don’t do it any more,they cancel this after 20 yrs of doing it.”
You can see Ruben’s Easter buffet carving photos in a recent post on my blog.
Not long after that, Ruben wrote to me,
“WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOME NEWS,I AM GOING TO BE WORKING FOR MOTHER’S DAY AT THE RESORT,THIS SUNDAY; I’LL SEND SOME PHOTOS,THANKS AGAIN.”
So once again, Ruben gets to express his vegetable and fruit carving talents for the Disney resorts. Besides being a professional chef and fruit carver, Ruben is also a painter of Disney character for Disney Resorts.
Ruben Olano’s Fruit and Vegetable Carvings for Mother’s Day at Disneyland Resorts
I’m glad that Disney once again added Ruben’s lovely eye-catching carvings to their Mother’s Day buffet display. I’m sure guests dining at this hotel were delighted by the artistic touch that Ruben’s fruit and vegetable carvings added to the banquet. Even though I didn’t get to see these live, I’m happy that I can share these photos with you. Have a look!
Did you notice that the letters carved into the watermelon are in the same style as the Disney logo? Pretty clever!
This next carving of a pretty watermelon peacock (or is it a Phoenix?) would be fitting for any special event, but it definitely dressed up the table setting for Mother’s Day.
Ruben’s fruit and vegetable carvings also featured the names and portraits of the most popular Disney characters.
Do you recognize the faces of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy in Ruben’s fruit and vegetable carvings? Ruben certainly did a great job in capturing the characters in his carvings.
Here is a picture of Ruben with his vegetable and fruit carvings for Mother’s Day at Disneyland Resorts:
Disney sure knows how to do it up right – nice lighting, flowers, and with Ruben Olano’s talented help, beautiful buffet tables full of customized fruit and vegetable carvings for Mother’s Day. Beautiful work, Ruben. Disney Resorts is lucky to have you!
While I’m showing you some fruit and vegetable carvings for Mother’s Day, here is another beautiful display carved by Professional ice and food carver Greg Butauski. I twas not done for Disney but it was so pretty I wanted to show it here.
Really beautiful job, Greg!
Learn How Easy It Is To Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Carvings That Will Delight and Entertain Guests
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to make your own fruit and vegetable carvings, but thought it looked too hard to do, you’ll be surprised at how easy it can be with the step by step instructions taught in my online video lessons. I will work on each carving in real time with you and even go through common mistakes and how to fix them. Just check out my online shop for all the video lessons and tools you’ll need to get started on making your own vegetable and fruit carvings.
If you want to try your hand at an easy but impressive carving, check out my free lesson on how to make a beautiful radish bouquet. You will experience instant gratification when you learn to make this deceptively easy edible and colorful bouquet.
I hope you enjoyed Ruben Olano’s carvings for Mother’s Day at Disneyland Resorts. Thanks Ruben for sharing your photos. Carving vegetable and fruits can be a satisfying hobby that allows you to be creative and lets you explore your artistic side. I hope Ruben’s photos have encouraged you to learn or continue with your own fruit and vegetable carvings!