The art of carving foods is an Eastern custom that has been adopted by creative food preparers around the world.
In Thailand and Japan food carving is considered part of the presentation of the meal. The art story of Vegetable and Fruit Carving dates back to more than 700 years ago in Sukhothai, the Capital of the Thai people, in what is now called Central Thailand. There a story of a King who asked one of his servants; how she could make the festival Loi Kratong more beautiful. The servant suggested Vegetable Fruit Carvings to decorate the Table during festivities and since then this tradition has carried on.
There are schools and institutes available internationally for training and conducting such classes and courses in vegetable and fruit carving and you could even find free training lessons, videos and step by step lessons on the internet.