Chef James Parker is one of the most recognized artists in the fruit and vegetable sculpting industry. He is the reigning champion of the fruit sculpture competitions on the Food Network and has been featured on the Food Network more than any other fruit and vegetable sculptor in the world. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Plate Magazine, Fast Company Magazine, Thailand’s GM Magazine, The Korea Times, on Fox and Friends, The Home Shopping Network, and on The Rachel Ray Show. Chef Parker studied the art of fruit and vegetable carving in Thailand, Switzerland and in the United States.
He now, creates amazing showpieces, teaches classes, and performs demonstrations all over the world. Some of Chef Parker’s fondest memories have been; Creating a 9ft long Sea Serpent out of pumpkin, winning the Fruit Sculpture competition on the Food Network, and Carving Pumpkins at the White House on Halloween night. Chef Parker is Director of The Food Artist Group; A group of internationally acclaimed food artists who travel all over the world creating jaw dropping showpieces and entertaining crowds with their performances.