VEGETABLE & FRUIT CARVING CLASSES
Such beauty, such detail—get in touch with the artist in you. Taught by our Master fruit carvers—Chef Nat and Chef Dao. Come learn from them how to master the techniques and become as good as you can be. Here’s just a sampling of what you can learn to do. All it takes is great instructors, some talent, and lots of practice!
OFFERING DAILY,1 & 2 WEEK COURSES
START WITH THE BASICS
Unless you are an experienced fruit carver, we recommend you start out with the basics. Courses 1-4 will get you lots of practice to develop the right moves. Once you have completed these classes, you will be ready for the more advanced instruction that we also offer.
BEGINNER & ADVANCED CLASS–from the basics and beyond:
PURPOSE: Teaching of fruit carving methods and techniques, proper use of fruit carving tools, selection of fruit for quality, care of fruit after carving. Classes are listed in order of difficulty. For novices, we recommend starting with Class #1. Making of leaves, flowers, and petals are easiest when starting with Course #1. NOTE: Fruit carving is an ART, not a science. The more you practice, the more you will learn and the more proficient you will become. For those really serious about fruit carving, we offer as many classes as you wish to take. For those who are already skilled in fruit carving, please refer to our Advanced Class section below.
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ADVANCED FRUIT CLASSES:
For those already skilled in this art form, we offer advanced training. We have no predesignated classes here, as instruction will be dictated by your own interests and proficiency. Our goal here is to take you to the next level. When BOOKING for these classes, please provide details to us in the “Comments” area as to what you wish to learn and your general skills level. We will be glad to design a learning program for you, one which will improve your skills. If you wish to send us pictures of your fruit carving creations, please send to Ron@BangkokThaiCookingAcademy.com. Our instructors will review and reply to your email with a class plan, etc.
INDIVIDUAL CLASS DETAILS:
- DAILY TRAINING (FULL DAY): 10,000 Baht/day
- TRAINING 5 DAYS: 50,000 Baht 1st student, 25,000 Baht for each additional student
- TRAINING 10 DAYS: 90,000 Baht for 1st student, 20,000 for each additional student
- CLASS LENGTH: 6 hours/day
- AVAILABILITY: Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM, with 1 hour break
- PICKUP (MEETING PLACE): BTS On Nut (10 minutes from BTS Asoke), next to the station in front of Century Movie Plaza at street level
Join us for a day to learn Thai fruit carving skills. For beginners, start out with Course #1 and see how much you learn in 6 hours. As you get better, you will progress from Course #1 all the way to Course #4. Our master fruit carvers will teach you the basics and get you on the way to Intermediate level. All it takes is some talent and lots of practice. How fast you progress depends on YOU.
PRICE: 10,000 Baht/day
1 & 2 WEEK COURSES
BASIC-TO-INTERMEDIATE COURSE (5 days) –
Our most popular course, this one week intensive fruit carving course takes you from being a novice to being able to carve at the intermediate skills level. Fun, yet work, is a good way to describe this course. Starting out with the simplest of fruits, such as chilies, cucumbers, carrots, apples, and tomatoes, you will gradually progress to carving of mangoes, cantaloupes,… Before you know it, you will be so proud. Thanks to our 4 Master fruit carving instructors, you will be will on your way to becoming quite skilled in the ancient Thai art of Kae Saa Luk.
PRICE: 50,000 Baht for 5 FULL days (2 days Basic plus 3 days Intermediate) with our Masters
BASIC TO ADVANCED COURSE (10 days) –
For those more serious about mastering this ancient Thai art form, this course covers 10 days of fun Thai fruit carving. Always wanted to be an artist? Join us and find the real artist in you. Our two Master Fruit Carvers will improve your skills and take you to the next level for sure. You will benefit from their years of experience. Before you know it, you will be able to impress all who know you.
PRICE: 90,000 Baht for 10 FULL days (2 days Basic, 3 days Intermediate, and 5 days Advanced carving) with our Masters
BOOKING & PAYMENT: When booking a fruit carving class, please use our “BOOKING” page, and indicate “Fruit Carving” class. Please indicate in the “Comments” section whether you are a beginner or advanced. If you do not indicate this, we will start you at the Beginner level. We will confirm the availability of your requested class. After you receive our email affirming availability, a deposit using a credit card is required (above). The balance of the amount due is to be paid in Thai baht upon the completion of your first class.
BREAKS: There will be a 1 hour break. Coffee, tea, or water will be available (free).
SCHEDULING FLEXIBILITY: Classes are either daily, 5 or 10 days of training.
LOCATION: On Sukhumvit Road, near to BTS On Nut (10 minutes from BTS Asoke). See Map for particulars.
FOOD CARVING TOOLS: We provide all food carving tools and supplies.
DIPLOMA: A diploma is provided upon the completion of either the 1 week or 2 weeks of fruit carving training.
ACCOMMODATIONS: There are many hotels and hostels in our area. A list will be provided upon request.
Learn KAE SA LUK with Our Master Thai Fruit Carvers
Welcome to Thailand, the home of Kae Sa Luk—the Thai term for the centuries old art of fruit and vegetable carving. Originally developed to enhance food presentation in the Royal Thai courts, this art has now gained acceptance in worldwide culinary circles.
ART FORM & A NEW HOBBY
Kae Sa Luk is recognized as an original form of art, one which converts fruits, vegetables, and even soaps into creative master pieces. Competitions are held worldwide. This art form is widely practiced in Thailand. Come join us and learn for yourself a new hobby while impressing your friends, guests, and customers back home.
Fruit carving adds so much to a served meal. What a great way to impress your friends and customers. It demonstrates to them that they are very important to you. This in turn adds value to the meal being served. Your friends and customers will recognize this, and you will directly benefit from this perception too. This is a win-win for all.
We are in Bangkok, the home of Kae Sa Luk. Join us and learn from our Masters!