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We are comfortable with the media!
Below is a list of a few of our television and multi-media credits:
- Co-Authors of “Ice Sculpting The Modern Way”, published by Delmar Learning.
- “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” on TBS
- “Chef Magazine”, March 2002
- “On The Shore” Magazine Cover
- Spartan Stores TV Commercial
- Rogers Department Store TV, Billboard, and Print Advertisements
- “Grand Rapids Magazine”
- “The Paper”
- “The Grand Rapids Press”
- WittMart TV Commercial
- Meijer Print Advertisements
- “The Detroit News”
- “Grand Rapids Cosmopolitan Home” Live Demonstration Shows for “Disney On Ice”
- Appearances on many affiliates of NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX.
Some of the entertainers for which we have done sculptures include:
Governor Granholm’s Inaugural Ball
Boys 2 Men
Hootie and the Blowfish
Here are just a few of the thousands of logos we have done and have on file:
ith over 20 years experience in the food service industry, Chef Finch has worked as Department Head and Chef in the garde manger departments and fine dining restaurants for several prestigious hotel properties. Randy has also taught the beginning and advanced classes and seminars in ice sculpture for Grand Rapids Community College, Oakland Community College, and Schoolcraft College. Chef Finch is presently a founding partner of the Midwest’s premier full-service sculpture company, Ice Sculptures Limited.
An Honor Graduate from Oakland Community College, Randy holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts.
Clients to Ice Sculptures Limited include a wide range of celebrities. Musicians, such as Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, Van Halen, Hootie and the Blowfish, Patti LaBelle, and John Tesh have incorporated Randy’s ice sculptures into their acts. Corporations such as Absolut, A & W Root beer, Meijer, Rogers Department Store, and Grolsch Beer have promoted their products using carvings from Ice Sculptures Limited. Still others such as former President Gerald R. Ford, attorney Johnny Cochran, Michigan Governor John Engler, the Detroit Lions NFL Football Team and the US Culinary Olympic Team have used the ice sculpting talents of Randy and his partner Derek Maxfield.
Randy began sculpting over 15 years ago, and became an avid culinary competitor soon afterwards. In addition to his many NICA competition accolades, Chef Finch has earned first place awards in team and individual professional competitions at such prestigious places as the National Restaurant Association Chicago Food Show and the Plymouth, Michigan International Ice Carving Festival.
Derek began his culinary career in the late 1980’s at the highly regarded Amway Grand Plaza Hotel where he had the good fortune to work under several very talented ice carvers, one of whom would become his future business partner at Ice Sculptures Limited. While continuing to work as the Sous Chef at the Kent Country Club until 1996, Derek co-founded Ice Sculptures Limited with Randy Finch in 1994.
Chef Maxfield received his Associates in Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Culinary Arts from Grand Rapids Community College in 1992. Derek continues his education by regularly participating in ice carving seminars on an annual basis to hone his craft.
While a student at Grand Rapids Community College, Derek earned a first place ranking in the college-level division at the 1990 Plymouth Ice Festival. At that same competition, he served as an apprentice to the highly talented first place professional team of Dan Hugelier, CMC, Mac Winker, CCM, and Randy Finch. Also that year, Derek served as an apprentice to culinary Olympic Certified Master Chef James Hanazewski. That training helped Derek to earn many student and professional level awards at NICA certified and other competitions.
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