When you see the stunning ice sculptures accentuating Carve Tahoe, know that the wizard the ice curtain is Chris Banovich. At this year’s Carve event, Chris will be creating sculptures as well as doing ice sculpture demonstrations throughout the weekend of January 31st through February 2nd. While at Carve have a beer mid mountain at the Sapporo Ice Bar, or sit at the Carve Ice Thrown near the skating rink. If it can be sculpted, Chris Banovich can sculpt it out of ice ice baby.
Founder, North Tahoe Catering Company
Chris Banovich, Founder of the North Tahoe Catering Company, has been a chef in the Tahoe area for 20 years managing high quality resorts, such as the Resort at Squaw Creek, Royal Gorge and Northstar at Tahoe, where he held Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine positions. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco in 1988, Chris ran Tourelle Café in Lafayette and Blackhawk Country Clubs in the bay area in addition to sous chef on a luxury cruise liner in Hawaii. Chris has worked positions in the front of house to link the whole picture of the production. He has been responsible for catering parties for celebrities and other VIP’s such as Lou Gosset Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny Devito, Francis Ford Coppola, just to name a few.
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