Thai Food Cooking Schools
Also see @ Bangkok Cooking Schools
Thai Food is delicious and you want to learn how to cook it back home. Or maybe you just want an introductory class so you will be able to order Thai food while traveling in Thailand.
Whatever the reason, Thailand has a variety of cooking classes and schools. Some are set up in private homes while others are given by chefs of prominent hotels. Maybe the best part is that you get to eat your class work.
You will find two different teaching methods used. One is the demonstration method where students are basically an audience while another is a hands-on approach. In the latter, some class work is followed by the attendees trying their skills as a chef watches over them. Select the school and method that seems best suited to your style.
My brother likes to cook, so on his first visit to Thailand I gave him a present in the form of a three day cooking school. Khun Aye, The woman who held the classes, used the demonstration method rather than a "hands on" approach.
Aye's classes were limited to five or six because she wanted her guests gathered around close enough to learn every detail while she ground the ingredients for her curries as she made them from scratch. Aye provided everyone with a recipe manual she had prepared so they could follow what she was doing and make notes.
From the preparation of each ingredient to the actual cooking, Khun Aye's demonstrations were thorough. She also explained about woks, from what makes a good one to the proper preparation and use. As Aye cooked she explained the details and nuances of the techniques, especially the stir frying.
Each morning Khun Aye prepared and cooked a variety of dishes. And each lunchtime the class sat down for a wonderful meal.
Then each afternoon, the chef introduced several new entrees, demonstrating her detailed preparation of each ingredient and then the cooking techniques. After cooking the selections for the afternoon, Khun Aye served them up for an early dinner.
Aye offered one, two and three day classes which were structured so that the same selections are never repeated. Dan claims that the cooking school was the highlight of his trip to Thailand.
I'm not sure whether Aye is still giving cooking classes or not, as she has opened a restaurant in downtown Chiang Rai on Paholyothin Road. Surprisingly, the place is called "Aye's" It is easy to find.
Most courses run from one day introductions to a week or even more. Menu items will be different each day so you can get a variety of experiences with soups, salads, curries, stir fried dishes and desserts.
Thai Cooking Schools in Phuket
Culinary Workshops at The Boathouse
On Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 2:00 you can try your hand with Chef Tamanoon's menus that include appetizers, salads and main courses. A leisurely lunch follows each class. Graduates get a Boathouse certificate, apron and recipe collection. Tel 076 330015-7 Fax 076 330561 e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hideaway School of Thai Cookery
run Monday through Friday. You can select mornings from 9:00 to 1:00 followed by lunch, or afternoons 2:00 to 6:00 followed by dinner. Starters, soups, salads, main course and dessert. Tel 076 330914. ... Hideaway School of Thai Cookery
really is a cooking school at the home of Pat Teinthong near Phuket Town. Half-day classes include four dishes each session. Tel 076 213 765 Fax 076 223 847 ... Pat's Home
The Dusit Laguna Resort Hotel
has classes in Thai cooking every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 hrs. Telephone Guest Activities at 076 324 324 x 2855 for details. ... Dusit Laguna Resort Hotel
Chiang Mai Cooking Schools
Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School
has five different courses, each of which is designed as a one-day course. Select one or all five of these hands-on classes. ... Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School
Gap's School of Thai Culinary Art
located at Gap's Guest house offers a two-day Thai Cooking course. Day one is devoted to balancing the flavor of a meal, while the second teaches preparation ... Gap's School of Thai Culinary Art
Thai Food Cooking School
offers a different approach to learning the art of Thai cooking. The school is in a village outside Chiang Mai. Walk into Chef Trairat's garden to look at, smell, taste and pick fresh herbs and produce ... Thai Food Cooking School
Koh Samui Cooking Schools
Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts
During your visit to Ko Samui, take a morning or afternoon to learn Thai cooking. Classes are available Monday through Saturday ... Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts