Cooking School in Thailand

As so many visitors love to eat Thai food, it’s unsurprising that many would want to learn Thai cooking too. Thai cooking classes range from one day fun courses to extensive chef training programs, both of which can be equally fun and informative.

Most Thai cooking classes begin with a tour of a local market to see where everyday Thai’s purchase the many exotic ingredients that are used in Thai cooking. A good tour leader from a reputable Thai cooking school will not only explain the ingredients to you, he or she will also explain what substitute ingredients you can find in your home grocery store.

Once back at the cooking school, instructors will demonstrate the process of preparing each course, after which students will try Thai cooking on their own while the instructor observes. Students typically get to choose up to five dishes and normally cook the entire meal themselves; however, this varies somewhat from school to school as many do not require you to pound your own chili paste, a mandatory ingredient for many Thai dishes, including curries.

After cooking in the morning, your meals will be served to you for lunch, and if you’ve done your work well, you should have a large and fulfilling meal. Students at most Thai cooking schools get to keep their recipe books and souvenir aprons; many Thai cooking schools also have take-home packages of Thai spices and curry paste.

Amita Thai Cooking Class - Bangkok
Amita Thai Cooking Class offers full excitement in hands-on learning of Thai cooking experience, where you can explore the real touch Thai cooking methods that Thai people have passed on for more than centuries and apply to your 4 dishes. In the morning cooking class, the qualified instructors will provide you some background of Thai cuisines in your thai cooking class, which surrounded by the traditional herbal garden along with Thai spices.
URL: http://www.amitathaicooking.com/

Baan Thai Cookery School - Chiang Mai
Thai Cooking Course in a Northern Thai Home-Style Setting. Baan Thai offers its customers the opportunity to learn how to cook real Thai food in a traditional Thai setting, with skilled and friendly teachers who can impart the secrets of Thai cooking to you in a fun atmosphere. Baan Thai offers four separate courses, including evening classes; so whether you are an expert or an amateur, Baan Thai has a course that can accommodate your needs.
URL: http://www.cookinthai.com/

Baipai Thai Cooking School - Bangkok
Whether Thai food is your favorite one, or cooking is your hobby, or may be just curiosity. There is no better way to learn Thai cooking than once you are in Thailand and taking a Thai cooking course, taught by qualified Thai professional. The Cooking Course at Baipai Thai Cooking School is an ideal home-style learning environment that is different from most of the hotels and restaurants in Thailand. Come and join us to make your next vacation a culinary adventure and learn essential skills and techniques you can use everyday.
URL: http://www.baipai.com/

Bussaracum Cooking Class - Bangkok
Bussaracum's "Royal Thai Tastes of Thailand" cooking class explores the diverse tastes of Royal Thai cuisine. Participants learn how to prepare some of the very same dishes enjoyed by royalty and as served at Bussaracum, Bangkok's every own "Royal Thai Cuisine Restaurant".
URL: http://www.bussaracum.com/thaicookingclass.html

Chiang Mai Thai Cooking School - Chiang Mai
The internationally renowned Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School was established in 1993 and was the first Thai cooking school to open in Chiang Mai. It is owned and run by Sompon Nabnian Thailand's international TV chef. With over 15 years experience of teaching over 100,000 people from all over the world, it is the leading Thai cooking school in Chiang Mai.
URL: http://www.thaicookeryschool.com/

Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School - Bangkok 

Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School is a remarkable new partnership between Le Cordon Bleu and Dusit International, developed in response to the rapidly increasing demand in Thailand for the finest quality culinary arts education and hospitality training.
URL: http://www.cordonbleudusit.com/

Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts - Koh Samui
While a visit to Ko Samui may seem like paradise, SITCA's curriculum is down-to-earth, comprehensive and above all enjoyable. Our chefs are Thai experts with years of experience cooking Thai, and a love of their art. Whether avid home cook or aspiring professional, you will learn all the skills you need to cook one of Asia's most varied and fascinating cuisines.
URL: http://www.sitca.net/

Somphong Thai Cooking School - Bangkok
Somphong Thai Cooking School (STCS) offers it’s customers the opportunity to learn how to cook real Thai food in a traditional Thai setting , with skilled and friendly teachers who can impart the secrets of Thai cooking to you in a fun atmosphere with our family.
URL: http://www.originalthaicookingschool.com/

Suan Dusit International Culinary School - Bangkok
Suan Dusit International Culinary School offers Thai Cooking course for people who strongly wish to be Thai Chef. Suan Dusit International Culinary School has an outstanding course for food enthusiast. With our Thai Cooking course, you'll learn both theoretical and practical Thai cuisine. Our master Chefs will expertly teach and demonstrate the practice Thai cooking in the international standard kitchens.
URL: http://www.chefschool.dusit.ac.th/  or http://www.dusitproduct.com/eng/

Thai Orchid Cookery School - Chiang Mai
Thai orchid cooking class is limited just for 2-10 people. It is a home-style cooking in nice and clean kitchen with cozy atmosphere. The Thai Orchid classroom and cooking space is located in a beautiful bright house. The house is located on a quiet side-street within the Old City area of Chiang Mai just a few minutes walk from Tha Pae Gate and Sunday walking street. Courses at the Thai Orchid Cooking School are based on the philosophy that a meal should be a beautiful thing, made with love and shared with love. The school was started by “A” and her family who have the same dream of sharing their love of Thai cooking with those who desire to learn how to cook delicious Thai food but also to experience the culture and poetry of Thai cuisine. “A” takes this dream seriously, making cooking class at home with supported from her family.
URL: http://www.thaiorchidcooking.com/

The Blue Elephant Cooking School - Bangkok
Located in the heart of Bangkok opposite the Surasak Skytrain station, the Blue Elephant Cooking School welcomes you to a dazzling century old mansion where you will discover and experience the culinary wonders of Royal Thai Cuisine.
URL: http://www.blueelephant.com/school/

The Oriental Thai Cooking School - Bangkok
The joy of Thai cooking starts here. Since opening its doors over fifteen years ago, The Oriental Thai Cooking School has taught thousands of people from all over the world the art of preparing fine Thai cuisine. All participants graduate with the skills to create Thai feasts of the highest standards. At the same time, they will gain insights into the fascinating culture and traditions of Thailand.
URL: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/leisure/cooking_school/

UFM Baking & Cooking School - Bangkok
UFM Baking & Cooking school was established to produce skilled personnel in the field of cooking & baking. Located at Sukhumvit 33/1, UFM school is renowned as the only professional school in the country which conducts various courses supported by the most up to date equipment and facilities. All trainees are closely instructed by UFM instructors who are themselves, graduates of food science & home economics with additional training from recognized local and overseas institutions.
URL: http://www.ufmeducation.com/new/2010/index.php

Wandee Culinary School - Bangkok
Wandee Culinary Thai Cooking School has been established since August 12 th 1993 by Professor Wandee Na-songkhla.Wandee Culinary Thai Cooking School is the first Thai cooking school accredited and approved by Minister of Education to offer complete Home Economics study.
URL: http://www.wandeethaicooking.com/eng/index_eng.html

Note: some Thai cooking schools will allow you to invite family and friends to meet you for lunch, as the amount of food you prepare is generally too much for one person to consume!