Fruit and vegetable carvers from around the world took part part in the European Carving Championships held at the GÄSTE Trade Fair for the Restaurant, Hotel and Catering Business, in Leipzig, Germany. The three-day championships included both individual and team competition. Individual food sculptors competed with each other in three categories: individual, cocktail and platter set and composition, and then teamed with fellow competitors for the live carving competition.
In the latter competition, participants had four hours to use their imagination and creativity to carve in front of the jury’s eyes. Each participant was provided with a basket containing melons, giant papayas, kohlrabi, cucumbers, radishes, Chinese cabbages and carrots. Participants may bring their own pumpkin too.
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