Chef Jermaine Scarlett shares his secrets to fruit carving.
Fruit carvings are a signature delicacy of Chef Jermaine Scarlett’s catering company, Nantucket Island Creations. Whether carving extravagant fruit baskets for continental breakfast buffets, hand-carved dip bowls for barbecues and cocktail parties, or superheroes for kid’s parties, Chef Scarlett brings new beauty and excitement to fruit salad. Just in time for your fall feast, Chef Scarlett gave N Magazine a crash course in carving.
1. Choose your design. If you are new to carving, you might want to pick a printable image from the internet, similar to what you would do for a jack-o’-lantern.
3. Using a large knife, cut the melon so it can lie flat on a surface.
5. If you are making a basket, cut the shape of the basket out before you start to carve the images.
7. Skewer your other fruits and insert them securely into the center of the basket.
Chef Jermaine Scarlett arrived on Nantucket in 2010 to run the kitchen at Arno’s Restaurant on Main Street. Today, he owns and operates Nantucket Island Creations with his wife, Marita. Whether for a breakfast buffet, barbecue, cocktail party, sit-down dinner or simply to stock your refrigerator with premade picnic supplies, Nantucket Island Creations is a top-notch catering option on Nantucket. Book your event at NantucketIslandCreations.com.