David Loh is a Malaysia-born and internationally trained chef and food artist. Based in Birmingham, UK, David is a highly regarded chef who has worked at many of the finest Asian restaurants in the city producing a unique range of his own dishes which combine Cantonese, Singaporean and Malaysian flavours.
His passion for food has also led him to perfect the ancient art of fruit and vegetable carving. As well as carving the traditional flowers and figures that sometimes accompany Chinese meals, David produces an almost limitless range of designs in every available fruit and vegetable, often based on the ideas and identities of his clients.
He has a growing list of delighted customers who have displayed his carving creations to their weddings, parties and corporate events.
Because the art is still relatively unknown in the UK, David’s carving displays always draw large crowds of eager onlookers and customers. His enthusiasm, coupled with the intricate designs and humour of his carvings have drawn considerable interest from local and national press. While building his business and his profile is one of his primary concerns, David often supports charity events with his carvings and has toured schools in Birmingham to give demonstrations of his art.
David has a number of projects in the pipeline including a series of carving classes to spread knowledge of the art to a wider audience; a collection of books aimed at helping parents to make fruit and vegetables a bigger part of their children’s diets; and a cookery book combining his own original recipes and his carving art.
He sculpts particularly with melons, and aspires to perfect his designs with smaller fruits to create an animated series of fruit sculptured characters to entertain children and raise awareness as to the value of fruit in nutrition.
Already an attraction throughout the west midlands, David has worked on his unique art form for restaurants and business events, including the Chinese delegation promoting business and commerce.
Unique table settings for your wedding reception. David will produce designs that will add to the celebration of your special day.
Young or old can appreciate the distinctive artistry for your birthday party that David’s carving produces. Anything singularly special required for the birthday boy/girl can be made before or even during the day. Special events require special displays. David Loh can provide something rarely seen and exclusive for your event. Made to order, no design escapes his talent.
Recently, David won a bronze medal in Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup at Luxembourg, November 2010.
Recently, 2013 New Taipei City fruit Carving Contest and International Fruit Carving Art Exchange, David was one of the judges in the said competition and he was invited by Taipei government and he was featured in different televisions in Taiwan.
David’s Televisions and Newspapers Exposures
Today News (Taipei, Taiwan, 2013)
GTV News (Taipei, Taiwan, 2013)
TVHS (Taipei, Taiwan, 2013)
Daily Mail Online (Manchester, 2013)
The Herald (Tamworth, 2013)
Nanyang Siang Pau Newspaper (Malaysia, 2013)
ITV NEWS (Midlands, 2012)
RTM TV & Radio (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012)
Street Ahead Magazine (Sutton Coldfield, 2012)
The Sun Post (Chinese Newspaper 2011)
EU Chinese Journal (2011)
CCTV News (2011)
China Got Talent (London, 2011)
BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire (2011)
Chase Post (Cannock, 2011)
The Chronicle (Cannock, 2011)
Express & Star (Cannock, 2011)
Birmingham Maiil (2011)
Britain’s Got Talent (London, 2011)
Daily Echo (Cardiff, 2010)
Britain’s Got Talent (Cardiff, Wales 2011)
Jack 106.5 (Radio Bristol)
Heart 96.3 (Radio Bristol)
BBC Radio Bristol (2010)
Express & Star (2010)
The Mail On Sunday (2010)
Evening Telegraph (2010)
In Even Deeper (180 Celebrity Recipees Book) (2010)
Britain’s Got Talent (2010)
Anglia News ITV (2010)
Asian Express (2010)
BBC ONLINE (Birmingham) 2009
Birmingham Mail (2007)
Moseley Magazine (2007)
Evening Telegraph (2007)
Stafford Express & Star (2005)
Yorkshire Television (2003)
Nottingham Post Newspaper (2003)
Birmingham Post (2001)
Evening Mail (2001)
ITV News, Jersey (1990)
2012 – Singapore
2012 – Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Malaysia
2011 – COSTCO, Manchester
2011 – Trafalgar Square ( Malaysia Night, London)
2011 – Merdeka Festival (London)
2011 – Liverpool, COSTCO
2010 – Sheffield, COSTCO
2010 – COSTCO, Nechells (Star City, England)
2010 – Bronze World Cup Carving Competition, (21st November 2010,
Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup (Luxembourg)
2010 – COSTCO, Bristol (England)
2010 – East of England Autumn Show (Peterborough)
2010 – Brigend Festival (Wales)
2010 – Merdeka Festival, Herefordshire (London)
2010 – Trafalgar Square, London (England)
2010 – ASDA, Westbromwich (England)
2010 – COSTCO, Coventry (England)
2005 – Great Bar Summer Festival (England)
2003 – Philippines (Manila)
2002 – Thailand (Bangkok, Pataya, Phuket)
2001 – NSPCC (Symphony Hall, England)
1987 – 1990 – Germany (Bonn, Frankfurt)
1987 – Canada (Campbell River)
1983 -1987 – Holland (Breada, Den Haag)
1983 – Belgium (Kent)
1980 – Holland (Rotterdam)