When you see the stunning ice sculptures accentuating Carve Tahoe, know that the wizard behind 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.

 

CHRIS BANOVICH

Founder, Sculptor, Chef: Tahoe Ice Sculptures & North Tahoe Catering Company
Tahoe Ice Sculptures specializes in integrating food and ice sculpture to make events exciting, interesting and to highlight corporate branding. Chris, a Master Ice Sculptor, has created thousands of amazing ice sculptures for numerous companies and events over the last 25 years. Team-building ice sculpture exercises are always a hit with hands on and demonstration events. Defined logo Ice Bars, Decorative Ice Pieces and Shot Luges are just a few of the ice sculpture created by Tahoe Ice Sculptures. Go to tahoeicesculptures.com

Chris is also the Founder of the North Tahoe Catering Company, and has been a chef in the Tahoe area for 25 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. He has been responsible for catering parties for celebrities and other VIP’s such as Montel Williams, Lou Gosset Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny Devito, Francis Ford Coppola, just to name a few. Go to northtahoecatering.com

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