Chef Chanse began carving watermelons in 1998 and was initially introduced to this art when his grandmother gifted him a watermelon sculpture book after she returned from a cruise trip. Later on, while working at South Hills Country Club as a line chef during an event that displayed a watermelon sculpture created by someone else, Chef Chanse became intrigued and motivated to try his own talents. His first fruit art was a seahorse carved in a watermelon. The positive feedbacks that he received encouraged him to continue, especially as he started receiving orders from customers. So far, he has done about 1,300 sculptures, ranging from bride and groom silhouettes, company logos, optical illusions, 3D animals and flowers, outdoor scenes and golf themed collections.