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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

Skill level

  • Beginner


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Thai, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6

Airport transfer included: Suvarnabhumi Airport

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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.

Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy Culinary Holidays Thailand Program

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.

Included excursions

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • 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.

What's included

  • 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)

How to get there

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.

Airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport Airport transfer included: Suvarnabhumi Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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