Chef Ray Duey, CEC (Guest Instructor)
Chef Ray Duey of Woodbridge, California, uses apples, melons and other fruits and veggies as his medium to work artistic magic for students. In one example, students learn to take a green apple, slice layers and arrange the pieces to first resemble a butterfly, then, just minutes later, a swan.
Duey, a Certified Executive Chef and member of ACF California Capital Chefs Association has spent the last two decades developing his skill and creating fruit-and-vegetable carvings for weddings, events, classes, and seminars. In 2004, he opened Chef Ray Presents, where he teaches the specialized art form to a wide variety of professionals across the United States. Duey has received numerous awards in national and international competitions, In addition, he also is Corporate Executive chef at Buffet Euro, San Francisco, California. Chef Duey's instructional DVD, " Chef Garnish Presents Playing with Your Food" is one of the texts for "Vegan Cuisine for the Commercial Kitchen".
For more information visit his website at: http://www.chefgarnish.com/