7 Days Professional Thai Culinary Vacation in Thailand

  • Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy, 1940 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 60, Bang Chak, Phra Khanong, Bangkok 10260, Thailand

Thai Culinary Training and Cooking Vacation in Thailand

Come train in a professional Thai culinary school and learn how to prepare the most popular Thai dishes. Visit a Thai market, learn from a professional Thai chef, eat so much Thai food, and take home professional recipes. Study while at your own chef station in a fully air conditioned chef training classroom, while at night and on weekends you are free to experience southeast Asia's most exotic city.


  • 1 market visit
  • 5 cooking classes
  • Learn 25-30 professional Thai dishes
  • Basic Thai cooking diploma awarded upon satisfactory completion
  • Have nights and weekends free to enjoy Bangkok
  • Daily lunches and dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 5 days with instruction
  • Thai, English
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You can choose your accommodation from a hostel, a three-star hotel, or a four-star hotel, all located very close to the Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy where cooking lessons will take place.

Chateau de Sukhumvit three-star hotel

At Chateau de Sukhumvit, each room is designed to be a comfortable place to relax. All rooms have a private balcony with appliances and amenities in every room, air conditioning, TV, fridge, hot water, cable TV, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, sofa, desk set (some rooms). Electrical control systems, door and the room key card, and 24-hour security.

S99 hostel

S99 hostel is located next to BTS skytrain. Getting into the center of the city is just 20 minutes on train ride. They offer three private rooms and two dorm rooms.

Viva Garded four-star hotel

At Viva Garden, they understand that comfort is essential while traveling abroad. This is why each of the rooms has been decorated by their exclusive designer and furnished with a blend of warm elegance and comfort. The studios and apartments are more spacious than standard hotel rooms and all include a well-equipped kitchenette and a private balcony, offering convenience and privacy. Each unit also features a home entertainment system and hi-speed internet access, allowing you to completely unwind at the end of a full day in the City of Angels.

Professional training for five days

Learn to cook Thai like a Thai. Study with other students wanting to master Thai cooking, during five days of professional training at the fully air conditioned and conveniently located culinary school. Watch your head chef demonstrate each dish, make notes on your recipes, duplicate what you were shown. Learn 25-30 professional dishes in five days. Eat lots and lots of great tasting Thai dishes, prepared by you.

The courses will last from Monday to Friday and they start at 09:30 every morning, you will be cooking an average of five dishes a day.

Visit a local market with the chef

Since Thailand is a Land of Plenty, the markets are always packed with fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, herbs and spices - all beckoning someone to buy them. Visiting the market is also a cultural showcase - a must-see and something you will never forget - promise. And while with the chef, learn about the many Thai ingredients - basil, coriander, peppers, ginger, kaffir limes, lemongrass. This is truly amazing and delicious Thailand.

You will go on a visit to a local market with the chef to learn how to choose the best ingredients for your cooking.

  • Chayanat Boonmeerod

    Chef Nat grew up in a small village on the banks of the Tha-Jeen river. He acquired his love of cooking by helping his aunt Cha-Loy in the family kitchen. Together, they would prepare various curry pastes, soups, and other traditional Thai meals. They did this together for many years. Now, Chayanat has over 10 years of experience in both teaching traditional Thai culinary arts, fruit and vegetable carving, and as the head chef of several Thai restaurants in overseas countries.

This culinary training takes place in Bangkok, Thailand.

During this culinary vacation, you will eat what you prepare and take to your room what you cannot eat. Ice water, hot tea, and hot coffee are also available at the academy. You will have the chance to learn how to make curry pastes, soups, salads, appetizers, stir fries, desserts, and many other Thai dishes.

  • For some real action, it is hard to beat Muay Thai Kickboxing at night.
  • From high-end malls to possibly the largest market in the world-Chatuchak Weekend Market, shopping in Bangkok can be world class or incredibly cheap.
  • Make a day trip to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand and home to many Unesco Heritage sites, or visit the Bridge on the River Kwai for a bit of World War II history.
  • Take a half day foodie tour of Bangkok, visit some food stalls, and taste the local cuisine.
  • Visit Lumphini Park and see the monitor lizards sunning on its watery banks.
  • Visit Pattaya Beach and see the Gulf of Thailand, or if you haven't had enough cooking yet, take another cooking class.
  • 1 tour of a Thai vegetable market
  • 5 cooking classes
  • 5 Thai cooking classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Basic Thai cooking diploma awarded upon satisfactory completion
  • Daily lunches and dinners
  • Ingredients, market tour, recipes, ice water, hot tea, and hot coffee
  • Learn 25-30 professional Thai dishes
  • Transfers from and to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Joyce G. from Singapore
    10 out of 10

    "Very easy location, met by staff and taken to buy ingredients at the nearby market. Only a very short way to the cooking school. Full air conditioning, so it was a pleasant working environment. Chilled water was offered on arrival. Learning how to make yellow curry paste, which was excellent, a work out for the arms! All dishes cooked and each stage was supervised which made sure that it was perfect to your own taste. I really had a wonderful afternoon, so much, that l booked another session."

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  • Review by Natia from Sidney, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I was very lucky as I was the only one who booked this premium class on that day. It's more expensive than their cooking school but definitely worth every penny for a very unique experience. As I was on my own and they didn't charge me more for being on my own, we were able to go at a faster pace and instead of only four items, I was able to get through much more. The instructor, a lovely lady named Guitar, was really sweet, helpful and patient, with a careful eye and lots of encouragement. Location is a little tricky to get to, but taking a taxi there is pretty easy. Getting a taxi when done is a little bit harder as you need to walk to the closest major street, about five-minute walk, so not that big a deal. At the same time, head chef Chayanat, was also teaching a number of French chefs some advanced skills such as making dumplings shaped into flowers. Very haute cuisine! They were really helpful in helping me work out where I could purchase cheap carving knives for further practice at home. I highly recommend them!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Brisbane, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Great afternoon. I initially signed up to do an afternoon cooking class due to having a day in transit in Bangkok. I love Thai food and thought it would be a great way to learn how to cook my favorites. It was wonderful. The academy has a homely feel and you cook so many meals! The staff were friendly and the accommodation was good. I would do this again for sure."

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  • Review by a traveler from Ningbo, China
    10 out of 10

    "Absolute beginner at Thai cooking. Was the only person in the class both times but they still were happy to proceed. Great way to learn about Thai food, four different dishes in each session with you doing most of the prep, including making your own coconut milk and cream."

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  • Review by Anna P.
    10 out of 10

    "Fun and delicious honeymoon activity. My husband booked a class for us here on our honeymoon. We did the curry making class that lasted about four hours. We learned to cook four dishes in addition to making our own curry paste! The instructors were helpful and nice; they took care of everything and the facility was clean. I love Thai food so it was a lot of fun to learn how to make it, and see the authentic ingredients in raw form. And enjoying the product of your labor is the best part!"

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  • Review by Obie from Darwin, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Six of us did a private class where we picked what we wanted to cook. Pick up at BTS was smooth and was a good look through the markets before catching a taxi to the cooking school. Equipment was good and the ingredients fresh. It was all hand on and we chopped, pounded, mixed then cooked everything before sitting down for an incredible meal. Pim our teacher was very informative and funny. A good time was had by all and at over four hours for 40 AUD eatch it was value for money. I would recommend this school for a good half day of fun and you can go home and try your hand at some new dishes."

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  • Review by Gabor
    10 out of 10

    "I have just returned from a 10-day trip to Bangkok, and did all the Introductory Regular Cooking Classes they offered. What a wonderful experience, given that I do not do much cooking at home! My teachers were Ratch and Pim and they were both really caring and supportive throughout the process and a lot of fun. After the first class we all ate what we had prepared and cooked and it was simply incredible. I think my wife and kids are now very excited that I can cook some lovely and simple Thai food for them in the future. The school was very easy to get to because they pick you up at Asok BTS Skytrain Station before every class, and they also include a lovely tour of a nearby market. At the end of class it is a leisurely 10-minute walk back to the BTS station or you can jump in a cab. If you want to buy some knives and mortar and pestle they also help you do that. If you don't have the time to do all their classes, even a single class is a real eye opener. I will take my wife back with me on our next trip as I really enjoyed it so much."

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  • Review by a traveler from Bangkok, Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "The instructors were friendly and had a good level of English. They were very attentive throughout the day, always providing refreshments and coaching as needed. It was all very hands on and demonstrated that it's quite easy to cook fabulous Thai food. Only issue you may find is transport when you leave the course. There aren't many (or indeed as I experienced - any) taxis or scooter taxis in the area so you may have to walk back to Sukhumvit (takes approximately 20 minutes). The cooking school didn't have any solutions on that front. I recommend this course if you have a few hours spare during your visit to Bangkok. Definitely well worth it."

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Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy takes Thai cooking seriously at the professional Thai culinary school where they run courses from one to eight weeks in length.

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