Our Story

ARD Culinary Inc. is small mom and pop company that was formed working out of our garage in September, 1993. This was the result of a team effort between Patricia and Alex Darvishi. We specialize in the creation of 3D Visual Model Set training and teaching aids for secondary and post-secondary culinary schools and kitchens everywhere. Our 3 D Models productions is labor intensive while maintaining very high standards. 
 
Patricia, a culinary school graduate is currently a college professor and Alex is a working professional chef with over 40 years of experience in the culinary world and culinary competition arena. Alex has received many national and international culinary awards including winning 7 gold medals at the prestigious International Culinary Olympics in 2004, 2000, 1992 and 1988 (including winning a perfect score in 1988 Culinary Olympics), World Cup Championship (1990 National Culinary Team USA), numerous national competitions, Prestigious national Chef Professionalism Award from American Culinary Federation, Academy of Chefs Good Taste Award and National Pork board Superior Chef Award. He was also  the team manager for the gold medal winning ACF 2012 Culinary Youth Team USA at international culinary Olympics. He is also a certified national and international culinary competition judge. He was a member of American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary Competition Committee and actively engaged in coaching several individuals and teams to championship status (including but not limited to coaching three junior culinary teams, from three different states, to the national championship titles at their first time appearances in the culinary competition arena. Alex is also a past culinary educator and currently mentors many young culinarians in his professionally run kitchens in private social club industry. He is also very involved in judging local, national and international culinary competitions including most recently at 2018 Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg and 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics. 3D knife cut Visual Models were created as a result of Alex’s working with culinary teams fulfilling a huge need for culinary students and other culinarians visual standards in regards to producing consistent and perfect knife cuts each and every time. 3D knife Cut Visual Models have been well received by culinary professionals, educators and culinary schools around the nation and globally and many schools have made our knife cut 3D visual kits part of their students knife kits in their basic skills classes.
 
Please feel free to contact us if you would like additional information about our products and services at any time. We are working professionals in the hospitality industry and maintain busy schedules. In some instances, it might take us a couple of days to get back with you but rest assured that your comments and feedback are very important to us.