Thai Culinary Training and Cooking Vacation in Thailand

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Come train in a professional Thai culinary school and learn how to prepare the most popular Thai dishes. Learn from a professional Thai chef, eat so much Thai food, and take home professional recipes. Study 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.

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  • 1 market visit
  • 5 days of cooking classes
  • Personal Thai Chef Diploma
  • Learn 25-30 professional Thai dishes
  • Have nights and weekends free to enjoy Bangkok
  • Daily lunches and dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation

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 will stay in a private room with private bath, air con and wifi.


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.

Included excursions

  • Visit a Thai fresh market before class


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.

Sample menu

Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Red curry paste (preparation)
  • Red curry with duck and pineapple
  • Chinese kale with prawn salad
  • Grilled duck Thai style
  • Stir fried black pepper beef
  • Mango with sticky rice

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

  • Panang curry paste (preparation)
  • Panang curry with pork
  • Pomelo salad
  • Crispy fried mussel pancakes
  • Stir-fried chicken with cashew
  • Pumpkin in sweet coconut

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  • Massaman curry paste (preparation)
  • Massaman curry with chicken
  • Stir-fried seafood with spicy basil
  • Steamed pork with lime sauce
  • Deep fried shrimp in tamarind sauce
  • Fried sweet noodles with pork

Thursday, October 4, 2018

  • Yellow curry paste (preparation)
  • Yellow curry with chicken
  • Papaya salad with prawn
  • Grilled beef with spicy dipping sauce
  • Spicy salad with fried egg
  • Hot and sour prawn soup

Friday, October 5, 2018

  • Green curry paste (preparation)
  • Green curry with chicken
  • Egg tofu and seafood clear soup
  • Pad Thai
  • Sweet and sour vegetables with chicken
  • Stir-fried chicken with ginger

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 market visit
  • 5 days of 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

How to get there

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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

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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