Vegetable and fruit carving originates in Thailand in the 14th century. It is taught from the age of 11 in primary schools through secondary school in Thailand. In the mid 20th Century, the art of vegetable and fruit carving began to grow outside Thailand. Fruit and Vegetable carving is generally used as a garnish. It can also be used for flower arranging.
A good example of popularity of fruit and vegetable carvings are resorts in tourist destinations and cruises. Many of them use carving to garnish food and decorate the buffets.
Aneta, founder of Say It With Fruit, has almost two decades of experience in banquet and catering services. She fell in love with carving few years ago while on vacations in Dominican Republic and Mexico. The fruit and vegetables art that she have seen there inspired her to try it herself. She took carving lessons and practiced a lot. People loved her work. Just by referrals carving became her own business.
In 2014 Aneta Lekas participated in her first fruit carving competition in Ohio, US as the only participant from Canada. She finished 4th in People’s Choice category. Later that year she was awarded with 1st place in animal carving category, in a competition organized by “What About Watermelon”.
In 2015 Aneta presented few of her carvings for the “What About Watermelon” carving competition receiving awards in experienced category for:
– 1st place: Best Fruit Basket Carving
– 2nd place: Most Elegant carving
– 2nd place: Best Animal Carving
Other Awards Presented by ‘Wedding Industry Experts’:
2014 – Winner of “Most Popular Bouquet Designer (Not Made Of Flowers)
1st in Toronto, 1st in Ontario and 1st in Canada
2015 – “Most Popular Dessert Tables” –
1st in Toronto, 1st in Ontario, 1st in Canada and 2nd Worldwide
2015 – “Most Popular New Cake Designer”
1st in Toronto, 1st in Ontario, 1st in Canada and 3rd Worldwide
We will create amazing fruit carvings to make you event unforgettable!
Aneta provided an amazing fruit sculpture for our wedding reception. People were so amazed with the work, multiple attendees asked for a reference. I highly recommend Aneta’s work for an event or party! Jamie
I really enjoy the relaxation aspect of for Well-Being classes and I am being able to release .He is very good and extra helpful.God Bless him.
Yesterday was amazing!!!!! I am sooooo glad I found you! I just wanted to take the time to personally thank you for the gorgeous fruit arrangement you did for my bridal shower. Not only did you encompass my theme, but also added a personal touch to include mine and my fiancé’s initials. It was definitely an eye catching display and everyone made comments on how lovely it looked…
Paul and I appreciated the thought Aneta put into the fruit carving in making it fit our theme of our favourite books. It was a beautiful piece that was admired by many guests. Thanks again Aneta! Katharine
Hi Aneta ~ just a quick note… the fruit art was a showstopper at last night’s party! All the guests marvelled at your artistic creations and then devoured the tasty, fresh fruit! Thank you for arranging such a magnificent display – I am very appreciative of all your creative energy and talent that produced this masterpiece (s)! Arlene
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