Knife & Impressions

Testimonials

Umasankar has done a stupendous job in the Culinary Olympics; he has brought proud moment to all the Chefs in India. He is very good in vegetable carving and he can do much more. Read more...

Dr.Chef. Soundararajan P
General Secretary - IFCA &
Member - WACS Education committee.
Corporate Executive Chef
Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd

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I have known Uma since his college days and his passion for art in general and food sculpture in particular. BRAND CAI is very proud of his achievement at the IKA Culinary Olympics. Read more...

Chef.Sudhakar N Rao
Director / Principal
Culinary Academy of India.

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Umasankar Dhanapal is a very good carver who showed his work at the prestigious World Culinary Olympics IKA 2012 in Germany and he won a bronze award.His work is varied, he doesn't.Read more...

Chef.Ludek Prochazka
Winner of IKA / Culinary Olympics 2000, 2004, & 2008
Owner of Czech Carving Studio

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Food and Art have been close to man's heart from the beginning of civilization. Kae Sa Lak - The ancient Fruit and Vegetable carving art from Thailand - brings Food and Art together to form an even more endearing combination.Read more...

C K Ranganathan
Chairman & Managing Director
CavinKare Pvt Ltd

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I came to know Umasankar out of the blue and I think it is thru Facebook if I am not mistaken. I am lucky I did not miss out his friendship, a very nice helpful person. A chef with lots of enthusiasm Read more...

Chef.Balagurunathan Venkatesan,
Corporate Chef,Asiana Hotels,Chennai.
Executive Committee Member,
South India Culinary Association

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In my two and half decades of experience in the field of hospitality, seldom I have seen a Culinary Artist such that of Mr. Umasankar Dhanapal. He is a great inspiration for many in his Read more...

R.Bennet,
Director - School of Hotel & Catering Management, Vels University

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I was overwhelmed by the passion of young Umasankar in the art of Food Carving at my very first meeting few years back in Chennai. He is a great genius in the art of food and vegetable Read more...

P Krishna Kumar,
Assistant Editor, Hospitality Biz

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Umasankar is a wizard and he is able to create inspiring pieces of art out of vegetables and fruits! He has an amazing amount of passion for the art of vegetable and Read more...

Chef.Rajesh Radhakrishnan
Regional Director & Acting General Manager, The Park – Chennai

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When Umasankar walked in to my kitchen,my intro to my fellow chefs about him was "The only medal winner from India at the Culinary Olympics!”. I am happy indeed for Read more...

Chef.Vijaya Baskaran,
Executive Chef & F&B Manager,
Le Meridian, Bangalore
Vice President,Indian Federation of Culinary Associations

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Master Carver Chef Umasankar Dhanapal is one of the finest in India. He has represented India at Culinary competition IKA 2012 and won accolades for the country. He has played Read more...

Chef.Vivek Saggar,
Chef.Consultant,
Certified WACS Judge
Executive Member - Indian Culinary Forum

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Student's Voice

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S.Manamalli
gnan*****@gmail.com | 98*****540
Training the kids on vegetable carving was wonderfully done. The kids were able to understand and perform the carving with much joy.Thanks to Chef for the scheduling the class for kids. The master chef was excellent. Read more...


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Maha
maha*****@gmail.com | 91*****412
Very good and excellent training has provided. I have taken the basic program course because of my self interested to know the carving art where I don`t have any base knowledge on this. I am really thank to "Uma Sankar" Sir who has given this training to me and he is very kind and  Read more...


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S.Ramanathan
subr*****@gmail.com | 97*****326
Its really very nice experience with the master Chef Umashankar Dhanapal. I was so surprised about the approaches of chef with the students. Very humble and down to earth to teach all tactics and eagerly waiting for next session classes. Thank you chef. Read more...


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Bass
avir*****@gmail.com | 97*****873
Awesome, actually I have undergone the course 2 and truly saying, I thought I can learn carving just with Youtube but the perfection that is what I got from Mr.Umashankar and I am waiting for my days to join the next set of courses. The way he teaches is from basic  Read more...


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Fathima
dhal*****@gmail.com | 98*****832
It was amazing.. It is a very beautiful skill to be learnt by all if u wish to impress your own soul.. I had an outstanding experience with him. Read more...


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Hemalatha Kathirvelu
99*****280
Knife And Impressions had conducted a two day program on 3rd and 4th of October 2015 which is very useful for those who love crafts in food carving. These two days went very fast. During these hours, we learnt different types of flowers, petals, leaves making etc. Read more...


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Preeti Mehta
pree*****@gmail.com | 98*****752
We were fortunate to have Chef Umashankar& his assistants come over to our institute for a Demonstration on Vegetable & fruit carving. It was nice to see him encourage his 2 assistants in the art of carving as well as promote these skills amongst the youth! Read more...


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V.Kavitha
kavi*****@gmail.com | 90*****404
I learned lot of interesting and new things on vegetable carving from Chef Uma Shankar sir. He is very patient in teaching, environment was good and encouraging. I recommend this institute to understand and learn more about vegetable carving. The course is worth the money. Read more...


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S.Venkatesan
venk*****@gmail.com | 98*****825
I am really happy to be a student of Chef.Umasankar Dhanapal. I carved many different types of flowers, leaves and table presentations and if was very useful for me do presentations and I hope I will learn as much as I can from him. Thank you so much for teaching me patiently. Read more...


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Pyla Raghu
pyla*****@gmail.com | 83*****547
I am so proud to be a student of Mr.Umasankar Dhanapal sir. I have learnt so many things from him and I have learnt patience from him. He is a good guru in my life and first of all I did not know about carving but he thought me each and everything by his hand. Thank you so much for giving me wonderful days in my life. Read more...


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Indhu
94*****665
I had attended the basic carving workshop at Knife and Impression. When I called Mr.Umasankar Dhanapal, I told him "I am not a catering student nor a great cook, or do I have any knife cutting skills- will I be able to do??. He explained to me in detail, about the class, what all he is going to teach,and how. Read more...


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G Visalakshi
visa*****@gmail.com | 98*****365
I attended Umasankar Dhanapal class and was very much impressed as he totally surrendered to my level. He was very patient and taught to hold knife, cuts and curves to me at the age of 50 years. Enjoyed and learned basics and after practice planning 2nd class. Read more...


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Uma
umbl*****@gmail.com | 98*****534
There are many people who are brilliant and shine in their abilities or talents. But when the same person tries to be a teacher.. they may not be able to get it across to the student. But the Basic Carving Class I took up the weekend of 27 & 28 June was a wonderful experience. Umasankar Dhanapal is not only brilliant in what he does he is an excellent teacher as well. Read more...


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Mala
94*****500 13th Jun, 2015
I learned it quick and from a very good teacher. He was very supportive and appreciative of our progress. He was excellent in parting in knowledge. Looking forward to attend more advance classes. Read more...


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Karthik
kart*****@gmail.com | 90*****502
I`m a Hotel Management student, & I`m really interested in carving but I don`t know where to learn this lovely art!!.. So I used to search in Internet & finally I got exact institute named Knife and Impressions.. With many desires I joined for the basic course known as `Floral Ecstasy`! It was really awesome!! Mr.Umasankar Dhanapal Sir has taught me in a very polite manner. Read more...


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Joshitha
josm*****@gmail.com | 95*****839
It was an amazing experience to learn the basics of vegetable and fruit carving from an Olympian, in floral ecstasy .I never knew, simple techniques can make magic! Prior experience not required. Read more...


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Johnson
john*****@gmail.com | 80*****832
I have joined “Knife and Impressions” and I have learned advance level in “Wonders in Melons” and “Floral Ecstasy”. Umasankar Dhanapal sir has taught me lots of techniques. Thank you for teaching the advance techniques, sir. I am very proud to be his student. Read more...


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Divakar
diva*****@gmail.com | 97*****354
I joined Knife and Impressions with many desires to do something in carving and I really loved it. I learned basics in carving and it was really awesome. He taught us each and everything in very good manner. When I am working with Mr.Umasankar sir, its like I am also one of his family member and I feel proud as working with an Olympian. Read more...


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Jeevithpriya
jeev*****@gmail.com | 99*****3758
I have attended basic level of carving in Knife Impression Institute and Umashankar sir has taught lot of carving techniques. He made me to practice until I had perfect cuttings and he has treated us very nicely like his family member. I am proud to be a student of this institute, those who want to learn carving, this will be the best institute. Read more...


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Karthick K
kart*****@gmail.com | 99*****01225
Its really a superb institute!. I have completed 3 levels of Vegetable and Fruit Carving Courses few weeks ago. Very useful course for Culinary Artists, Hoteliers, and Hotel Management & Catering Technology Students. Chef.Umasankar Dhanapal is the best and a very polite teacher I have ever seen. He takes care of each and every student in his class. Read more...


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S. Kalyani
kaly*****@gmail.com | 94*****2646
I attended the basic vegetable carving course under Umasankar sir. The training method was exceptionally good and I was able to learn a lot in just 2 days. The individual attention is the best part of his classes and the detail with which every bit of skill was imparted was an amazing experience. Holding the knife is an art by itself and this was  Read more...


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Chandra Vadhana
venk*****@yahoo.co.in | 98*****8705
Want to learn carving... This is the right place n Uma sir is the right teacher. Before going to d class i had a doubt whether i will be able to do it, but after Sirs instruction n guidance I was able to do a good job. I started loving the class so much. We learn under sirs direct supervision. He s a very good N patient instructor.He does not  Read more...


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Ronald Arockiaraj
rono*****@gmail.com | 95*****89012
The kind of training that Umasankar Dhanapal is delivering is awesome. His skill demonstration and guided practice makes students who never did carving before to make beautiful vegetable carvings and floral arrangement. It was wonderful learning experience from the Champion of Culinary Olympics.Read more...


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Singaravelan Sambandam
rssv*****@gmail.com | 95*****37219
His training was excellent, I learnt carving in a very short period and completed three "Levels" within 6 days. No one in India, except Chef.Umasankar Dhanapal, can teach the Art of Carving so easily and perfectly in a short span of time. I have posted the photographs of my carving in Facebook.Read more...


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Priyanka.K
tkan*****@gmail.com | 98*****446
Before joining this class I had not thought that I would learn this art perfectly within two days. But it became possible only because of your clear perfect and patient teaching. I would proudly say that I am a student of such an extraordinary teacher.Read more...


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Jalakandeswar
eswa*****@gmail.com | 91*****053
I have learnt the basic carving from you it is a good art to learn from an expert like you. I wish this would be an eye opener for a feature of many young chefs.Read more...


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