• "Wan brings this traditional Thai artistry to life..."

    Pateek Kumar
    General Manager, Dusit Thani HotelThe Queen’s Birthday, Royal Thai Embassy Event

    Melon Carving Masterpiece in Traditional Thai style. Exquisite detail by Master Carver Wan Hertz of Siam Carving Academy.
  • "I was awestruck by the creation of each masterpiece for this timeless television commercial that twenty years down the road will be as modern as it is today."

    Lorenzo Marini
    President/Creative Director – Lorenzo Marini Group
    2012 Award Winning Monini Olive Oil Ad Campaign

  • "This is something all professional chefs should have in their bag of tricks."

    Richard Arnold
    Past President of the American Culinary Federation

  • "Thailand is known for having the best carvers. I’m honored to learn from one of Thailand’s premier artists, Wan Hertz”.

    Giada De Laurentiis

  • "Wan is a gifted artist and a patient teacher... lessons were both challenging and fun."

    Ambrose Poh Kheng Boon
    Chef of the Year, Food and Hotel Asia -1998.

Masterpiece Theatre

The very best of Wan’s work in the Thai tradition – from the tiniest miniature blossom from a garlic clove to intricate and delicate patterns on melons. Learn from the Master.

Serving Vessels

Exquisite design and attention to detail in vessels for soups, salads, desserts and appetizers. True elegance for the banquet table or intimate fine dining experience.

Garnishes & Small Wonders

Good things come in small packages. Perfect your presentation with tiny surprises carved from garlic, eggs, anise and more. Soap Carvings coming soon.

Experience is the best teacher

Our Story

Siam Carving Academy (SCA) welcomes students from all over the world to learn the culinary art of Kae Sa Lak (Fruit and Vegetable Carving). Our courses are directed by International award-winning and distinguished Master Carver Wan Hertz.

Wan Hertz brings over 30 years of experience and a lifelong passion for the very sophisticated Thai Culinary Art of Fruit & Vegetable Carving to her instruction, as well as to her own work.

She offers her courses for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced carvers. Some of the world’s top chefs and well-known celebrities have sought out Wan’s unique mix of exceptional skill, both as an artist and as a teacher. As a consequence, she has been invited to appear as a guest on Asian television with Heny Sison and with Giada DeLaurentiis on the Cooking Channel. Monini Olive Oil showcased Wan’s exquisite work in a long-running and very successful ad campaign.

As an instructor, she tailors each course to the student, with a focus upon what they want to master and their level of skill.  Wan’s teaching method makes it possible for students to effectively learn remarkable skills in a short period of time.

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