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Ice Carving 101, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Michael A. Jasa, Brenda R. Carlos

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Sep 25, 2008

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For courses in Ice Carving, Garde Manger, Buffet or Catering.


Entering the dramatic world of ice carving has never been easier with this introductory guide.  Designed with flexibility in mind, the guide focuses on the fundamentals of the tools, composition of ice, carving skills and preparation using a systematic, step-by-step approach. Over 300 instructional photographs support each step and clearly illustrate techniques and procedures. This guide is a simple way to round out the curriculum and teach new culinary students this career building skill. Ideal for a one, two or three-day format, students will learn how to approach the block with confidence and learn all aspects of carving from idea to a finished, three-dimensional piece.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. The Professional Advantage

2. Composition of Ice

3. The Art and Science of Sculpture

4. Tools of the Trade

5. Template Design Technique

6. Preparing the Carving Area

7. Ice Transportation, Block Preparation, and Chain Saw Basics

8. Application of the Template

9. The Large Cuts–Carving the Second Dimension

10.  Carving the Third Dimension

11.  Rounding and Shaping

12.  The Finishing Touches

13.  Storage and Display

14.  Advanced Skills

15.  Additional Designs

Appendix A Design Template Diagrams

Appendix B Sources for Tools and Supplies

Appendix C Industry Organizations


Glossary of Terms



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$20.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-500613-9