Development of F/V carving in Worldchefs competitions
Over the past years F/V carving became more popular in competitions. Carvers from all over the world started joining Worldchefs held competitions and brought new styles of F/V carving.
Standards and creativity amongst carvers are constantly developing and due to this fact, Worldchefs has decided to withdraw F/V carving from category D1, and give F/V carvers their own categories, labeled „K“.
In the past all F/V carvings were joined together as a part of category D1, but there is also a big difference in styles and working methods for F/V carving showpieces.
Worldchefs has reacted to this challenge and formed 2 categories for F/V carving showpieces to satisfy carvers in all aspects. It also intends to push live performances in competitions and created therefore 2 categories as well. Live individulal F/V carving K3, and Live team F/V carving K4.
New carving categories
More opportunities for F/V carvers
K1 – showpieces without structure
K2 – showpieces with structure (ex. taro carvings)
K3 – Individual Live carving
K4 – Team Live carving
Objectives of the jury – training seminar
Categories „K“ shall in future be judged only by F/V carving experts to ensure that all members of a jury have the necessary knowledge of F/V carving. The training seminar shall be a guidance to future F/V judges, and is therefore mandatory to become a F/V judge.
This one-day seminar is divided in some major parts:
– Generalities and etiquette for Worldchefs judges
– Tenders from organizers; including generalities for F/V carving categories
– The new different categories with all the specifications of each category.
– Old styles, new styles etc.
– Various aspects on how to judge a piece (techniques used, presentation, degree of difficulty etc.)
– A guidance for points deductions for certain shortcomings (mistakes) in the carving piece.
– Judging exercises
The training material is backed up by photos for all aspects.
Eligibility to join F/V carving seminars
F/V carvers may join the training seminar, either due to an interest to become a future F/V judge, or by own interest to gain the knowledge of being juried.
Advantages for future F/V carving competitions
Worldchefs educated F/V judges will ensure the right knowledge in the art of F/V carving, and ensure a fair judging for all competitors.
F/V carvers, even those not interested in becoming a F/V judge, will profit from joining this seminar to gain knowledge in the field of what criteria is used to judge F/V carvings, and in what directing carving is going in the future.
Alex & Angkana Neumayer, www.kochenundkunst.at.
Alex & Angkana formed in cooperation with Gilles Renusson and some other valuable carving experts the training program.
Angkana is an expert in Thai –style carving, having won gold medals in Culinary World Cup and IKA in 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010.
Alex`s expertise reach into figurative carving, carving of 3D objects. He was awarded gold medals for F/V carving, chocolate carving, and butter sculptures in 2002, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014.
*This seminar will be taught by Alex and/or Angkana Neumayer.
***AFTER THE SEMINAR***
Attending a Judging seminar does not automatically qualify one as an Approved J
udge. Applicants MUST fulfil all criteria laid out in the document and provide evidence where requested. To become a Worldchefs approved judge you must complete and return the application together with requested evidence for evaluation by the Culinary Competition Committee (CCC). Email it to us at [email protected]. Only complete applications will be considered. (Click here to download the application form)
VENUE: 15 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
DATE: 17 May 2018
COST: 350 EUR [includes full-day seminar, take-home materials and lunch].