Cooking Holiday Thailand

Blue Lotus is proud to be able to offer you the amazing opportunity to learn art of raw and cooked food! This course is focused on practical and simple ways to make healthy cooking easy for you. During the week, you will learn what kinds of food to eat before, during, and after your workouts in order to maximize your energy, promote faster recovery, and prevent injury. Enjoy a full food experience in this peaceful and enchanting environment.

Highlights

  • 5 raw and cooked cooking classes
  • Field trips and personal research time
  • Learn the importance of nutrient density
  • Hands-on lectures with live demonstrations
  • Certificate of achievement upon completion
  • Practical tips for a healthy lifestyle
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Croatian, French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 16

Airport transfer available:
Suvarnabhumi Airport (US$167 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio
  • Baby sitting
  • Conference room
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

You will be staying in Evason Room at Evason Hua Hin Resort in shared double and private room occupancy basis. Overlooking the vast resort parklands, Evason Hua Hin has 196 guest rooms, suites, and villas. Evason Rooms offer the perfect combination of comfort and modern conveniences. The air-conditioned guest rooms has a sitting area and a king or twin beds depending on your preference.

All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with rain showers, are newly renovated, and offer eco-friendly designs with unique natural ambience highlighting natural fabric and calming hues in line with Evason Hua Hin Resort's responsibility to the environment.

Blue Lotus Thailand Cooking Holiday Program

This class includes a variety of raw and cooked dishes that are mostly gluten-free, ranging from smoothies, breakfast, energy bars, balanced meals, to healthy snacks. All are delicious, satisfying and nutrient dense, and help to support an active, busy lifestyle. All classes are designed for all levels, from beginners to advanced conventional chefs, who are interested in learning about colorful healthy plant-based cuisine.

The plant-based and raw cuisine at Blue Lotus Learning Center is creative and confident, made with fun and innovative selection of organic ingredients with the methodology to create modern cuisine. They do not use any unnatural additives. Most of their produce comes from their own campus garden, using solely organic cultivation techniques.

Fully immersive learning environment

The learning center is located adjacent to the resort’s three restaurants and within walking distance of a large organic garden, which supplies the vegetables and herbs used in their plant-based raw and cooked organic food courses. Every week, students will take a trip to a nearby local market to acquire regional specialty items to incorporate into their culinary creations.

Exploration-based curriculum structure

Your classically-trained instructors provide comprehensive instruction in plant-based organic culinary techniques. From refined recipes, knife skills, cooking equipment, to operation techniques. Artful plating and texture balancing are presented in a low-pressure environment, where students are encouraged to reach their full creative potential.

Personal cooking stations featuring innovative technology

At Blue Lotus, all classrooms provide every student with a cooking station that is in essence an individual kitchen, with access to a professional-grade cooking range, dehydrator, food processor, juicer, sous vide, turning slicer, and more! All tools needed to create modern plant-based cuisine will meet the requirements of your organic and raw cuisine curriculum.

Intimate classes led by knowledgeable chefs

Blue Lotus limit their raw cuisine classes to 16 students. Each class is led by a classically-trained chef and a helpful instructor who gives hands-on instruction and encourages students to learn through action and creativity. The teaching approach is by giving direct feedback to students, which they believe gives the most efficient results. All lessons will be delivered in English. The Thai assistant instructors can guide, explain, and answer your questions in Thai. Blue Lotus' instructors speak Spanish, French, and Croatian too.

Content

  • Introduction to a whole food plant-based diet for active people (raw and cooked)
  • The importance of nutrient density (versus calories counting) for recovery, overall health, and pure energy for endurance, as well as essential supplements
  • Explore the concepts of gluten or lactose-free, SOS (sugar, oil, and salt) free, low-fat, fruitarian, and raw diets
  • Practical tips for a healthy lifestyle (ways to prepare, conserve, and transport your meals)
  • Food timing for sports (before, during, after training, or competitions)
  • Weekly eating plan
  • The essential ingredients (sourcing and conservation)
  • The essential equipment (how to use, clean, and maintain)
  • Hands-on lectures with live demonstrations
  • Support in recipe development for the final project
  • Certification

What will you learn

  • Ingredients, recipes and techniques for a vegan cafe or a smoothie bar
  • Hydration, sport drinks, plant mylks and post-workout smoothies
  • Knife safety and skills
  • Nut butter dressings, colorful salads
  • Dehydration: crackers, cheese, spicy nuts, raw granola, raw cookies
  • Pure Energy balls, truffles
  • Cold-brewed coffee, latte, tea
  • Raw cakes, sweet treats (brownies, fudge) and tartlets
  • Breakfast: yogurt, muesli, chia pudding, pancakes
  • Appetizers, salads and mains (quinoa, kelp noodles)
  • Dips and spreads
  • Power Bowl preparation, assembling and plating
  • Gluten-free pizza, pasta and sauces with cheeses

Included excursions

This course includes field trips and personal research time.

Instructors

Khun Keng
Khun Keng is the assistant instructor who is an expert in traditional Thai cuisine and has been trained in plant-based cuisine for the past year. Dedicated, meticulous, and passionate about the art of food styling, he is always keen on sharing his experience and knowledge with students.
Ivor Madzar
Ivor is from Croatia. He worked with raw food and has been on a plant-based diet for four years. Because of his curiosity and experience in nutrition, he is bringing an interesting nutritional expertise to the culinary approach of Blue Lotus. You will recognize him by the notebook he carries around with his written poetry. Blue Lotus encourages you to ask him questions about everything you want to know on healthy plant-based lifestyle.

Location

This course will be held at Evason Hua Hin Resort in the peaceful area of Pranburi to the south of Hua Hin township. The resort is set amongst 20 acres of landscaped lush tropical gardens with lotus ponds and provides calming views of the Gulf of Siam. It is located in a remote, quiet area, surrounded by nature, which makes the learning experience unique.

There is no stress from the hectic city and everyday life. Enjoy the time to reflect, focus on yourself, and what you want to learn. King Rama VI built a palace in Hua Hin in 1926 and it remains the Thai Royal summer palace to this day.

Nearby places

  • Bangkok, 230 kilometers
  • Hua Hin town - 25 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Gym
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court

General

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Food

The price includes daily buffet breakfast.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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)

During your free time, you can enjoy a variety of dining choices and wide range of leisure activities, ranging from infinity edge swimming pool, four tennis courts, archery, beach volleyball, to an award winning Six Senses Spa along with Just Kids (a profesionally managed children’s club) with its own swimming pool and mind-challenging activites.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 5-day-cooking classes (Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  • Uniforms
  • 50% discount for personal laundry
  • 20% discount on food and beverage at all restaurants
  • Free Wi-Fi in your room and the classroom
  • Complimentary activities (tennis, fitness, and cycling)
  • Field trips
  • Personal research time

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Blue Lotus can arrange a one-way private car transfer from Bangkok to Evason Hua Hin Resort at an extra cost. Car transfer with Toyota Camry costs 5,500 THB, while BMW or Mercedes costs 8,000 THB. Please inform Blue Lotus your flight details at least 24 hours before your arrival.

Airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport Airport transfer available: Suvarnabhumi Airport (US$167 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
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