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Thai Food Cooking Schools in Thailand

Finding a cooking school in Bangkok or the major provinces is increasingly easy. Many of the major hotels offer cooking classes, either as intensive hands-on sessions or as watch-and-eat events. In addition there are cooking schools that provide basic skills sufficient to prepare a Thai meal in your own home, or even training to professional standards.


The following list starts with Bangkok - scroll down the page to find the city or island you want. About half way down the page is a list of hotels around the country that offer cooking courses.


The Thai Cooking School at The Oriental Hotel

c/o The Oriental Bangkok, Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok 10600

Tel : 0 2437 6211, 0 2437 2918

            This legendary hotel on the bank of the Chao Phraya opened its own Thai cooking school on the other side of the river a few years back. The four-day cooking course, conducted in English, is mainly a “ watch and learn” experience, with emphasis on demonstration by the chef-lecturers followed by some hand-on participation by students. Classes start off with some background  on Thai cooking, followed by different cooking techniques and fruit and vegetable carving. Recipes are a blend of the traditional and the imaginative. Menu preparation and selection is  included in the course, as well as how to order at Thai restaurants. Classes take place from 9 in the morning to noon, followed by lunch. Tuition is charged per class.


Benjarong Cooking  Class at the Dusit Thani

At the corner of Silom and Rama IV, Bangkok 10500

Tel : 0 2236 6400, 0 2236 7238

            The Dusit Thani’s Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine is one of the most sophisticated  Thai restaurant in Bangkok. Its head chef runs the Benjarong cooking class every Saturday morning, from 9.30-12.30. Recipes  are drawn from the restaurant’s menu and include snacks and appetisers, soup and salad, main dishes and desserts. Benjarong Cooking Class offers a very hand-on experience, and the instruction emphasizes practicality and inventiveness. The complete course comprises 12 classes, and graduates will receive a certificate as well as recipe book in English.


Modern Women Cooking School

45/6 Setsiri Rod, Opposite Samsen train station,  Bangkok 10300

Tel & Fax : 0 2279 2831, 0 2279 2834, 0 2279 3524, 0 26196428
E-mail :
Website :

            The Modern Woman Cooking School was established since 4th July 1979. The school has been instructed by Mr. Polsri Kachacheewa who is the professional of radio and TV programs concerning the house cooking and food preparing.  He is the professional of food magazine and the expert of nutrition.  The school offers 1- day course or half-day course for foreigner from Monday to Sunday.   Please make booking one or two days in advance.  


Nipa Restaurant at The Landmark Hotel

Between Sois 4&6, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110

Tel : 0 2254 0404

            The restaurant offers a 7-day course designed to teach beginners all the basics of Thai cooking and enable them to prepare curries, soups, salads and other dishes that make up a Thai meal. The restaurant’s chefs  lecture on ingredients and recipes, and then let students participate in the cooking and tasting. Nipa is famous for its authentic food, which has not been toned down to suit milder palates, and  the course offers plenty of hand-on experience. Students will receive a  recipe book in English or
Japanese. Fruit and vegetable carving sessions can  be arranged separately.


UFM Baking & Cooking School

Sukhumvit 33 Road, Bangkok 10110

Tel : 0 2259 0620-3

            UFM offers 10-day Thai cooking courses every other month. Classes take place from 8.30-noon daily, and recipes are mix of the simple and the sophisticated, regional specialties and national favourites. Students will receive a companion book in English. Five-day vegetable carving courses are available on alternate months.


Blue Elephant Bangkok Cooking School & Restaurant

233 South Sathon Road, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120

Tel : 0 2673 9353  Fax : 0 2673 9355

             Located in the heart of Bangkok opposite the Surasak sky train station, the school offers hand-on classes commencing with a visit to the morning market. Accompanied by the instructor, you will learn to select and buyThai ingredients for your personal cooking lesson. The class will be followed by a meal to sampling your own cooking as well as additional Thai dishes. Every participant, whether expert or novice, is able to graduate with a Blue Elephant Cooking Class Certificate and will receive a basket consisting of Thai herbal tea and packets of curry paste and apron. Private cooking classes can be organized for professional chefs.



Air's Thai Culinary Kitchen

9/1 Nong Prateep Road, Tambon Nong Pakrung, Muang District, Chiang Mai 50000
Tel : 08 1993 6564
Email :
Website :


            Air's Thai Culinary Kitchen was established in 2004 by Mr. Chanrat ‘Air’ Karatna. Air was inspired to help visitors learn Thai cooking so that tourists could learn how to cook their favorite delicious Thai foods when they returned to their own countries. The kitchen classroom of Air’s Thai Culinary Kitchen is surrounded by herb and spice gardens that you will pick and use in the course making the learning of Thai cooking a truly unique experience.  


Chiang Mai Cookery School

Moon Muang Road, Chiang Mai 50180

Tel : 0 5320 6388 

Fax : 0 5320 6387

             The school offers one-two- or three-day cooking classes in English. Recipes include northern specialties, and students will get hands-on  experience with kitchen tools. Classes include northern-style  lunch, where students  will learn the etiquette of eating at the unique khan toke table.



Silom Thai Cooking School
31/11 Silom Soi Bangrak  , Bangkok 10500

Tel: (Domestic) 0-47265669 or ( Oversea) +6647265669 

Website :


             Silom Thai Cooking School  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 customer in a fun atmosphere. Silom Thai Cooking School offers four separate courses  Silom Thai Cooking School is located in the heart of Bangkok, Silom Road. We view Silom Thai Cooking School as more than just a school, but rather as an extension of our home, and an opportunity to share Thai cooking and culture with student.


            Silom Thai Cooking School (Home Cooking Course) is conducted in a traditional Thai setting, and caters to people with keen interests in Food and culture. Learn to cook famous Thai dishes in a relaxed and Friendly Environment. Small classes led by certified Thai cooks make for a highly personalized and rewarding experience. Cooking is done Thai style-in an open kitchen. Each class starts with a trip to a local Market to buy fresh ingredients. You'll get a feel for real Thai culture as you experience its rich colors, and unique tastes and Smells. Your Guide will explain about Thai tastes and customs, local meat, fish, and Produce, finding the best ingredients...even bargaining!  This exciting
 Program is the ideal way to enjoy an authentic cultural and culinary Experience. It's also perfect for the serious home cook wishing to serve their family and friends real Thai food at the next dinner party,
 The "stay at the hotel” spouse accompanying husband or wife on A business trip, or for the adventurous traveler who wants to explore More than just the sights   of our great City.

Days:     Monday-Sunday (Friday by appointment only)
Time:     9:40 am. - 4:00 pm.
Class size:  1-9 people
Price:   1000 baht / person

Price include:

  - Easy-to-follow recipe book
  - All ingredients for cooking / Snacks / Drinks
  - Transportation from/to customer residence in Silom and Surawong Road

- Market Tour
- Cooking rice & sticky rice
- Making Home made coconut milk
- Making Home made Curry Paste
- Learn how to cook  four separate courses



Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Art

46/6 M00 3, Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui, Suratthani 84320

Tel  : 0 7741 3172

Fax : 0 7741 3434

            The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts (SITCA) offers Thai cooking classes taught in modern air-conditioned facility. Everyone is equipped with an apron, their own burner at the stove, and everything needed for a complete hands-on experience. There are lunchtime and dinnertime classes. Students who participate in three or more of the evening classes receive a certificate of achievement and free souvenir apron. Training for professionals  programmes began in January 2004.



Culinary Workshops at The Boathouse

Patak Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100

Tel : 0 7633 0015-7

Fax : 0 7633 0561

Bangkok office : 0 2439 2312, 0 2439 4740-4

            The Boathouse’s Thai cooking classes, led by the resort’s executive chef, take place every Saturday and Sunday morning. Classes are very hands-on, with attendance limited to 10 persons to ensure participation by all. Recipes have been chosen for adaptability to Western kitchens. Classes are conducted in fluent English.

 BAN ING NAM Health Resort & Spa
14 Moo 3 Klong Phra Udom,Pakkred, Nonthaburi, 11120
Tel: (66) 2 9627750-2 Fax: (66) 2 9627753
Email: or
Website :
                       Ban Ing Nam Health Resort and Spa offers Special Cooking classes for people who are ready for a little more of a challenge there are specialty classes which deal with just about every topic under the sun: vegetarian cooking, diabetic cooking, and almost any other style of cooking a person can think of. Besides, food tastes better when you make it yourself…what a great sense of accomplishment to take various ingredients and fashion them into something delectable.



      Classes in Hotels




Amari Airport

Tel : 0 2566 1020

Amari Boulevard

Tel : 0 2255 2930

Arnoma Bangkok

Tel : 0 2255 3410

Bangkok Center

Tel : 0 2238 4848

Bangkok Marriott Spa & Resort

Tel : 0 2476 0021

Bangkok Palace

Tel : 0 2253 0510

Best Western Jade Pavilion

Tel : 0 2269 4676

Century Park Hotel

Tel : 0 2246 7800-9

Classic Place

Tel : 0 2255 4444

Embassy Suites Windsor Palace

Tel : 0 2258 0160

Grand Hyatt Erawan

Tel : 0 2254 1234

Holiday Inn Silom

Tel : 0 2238 4300

Imperial Impala

Tel : 0 2258 8612

Imperial Queen’s Park

Tel : 0 2261 9000

Indra Regent

Tel : 0 2208 0033

Montien Riverside

Tel : 0 2292 2999

Prince Palace

Tel : 0 2628 1111

Rama Gardens

Tel : 0 2561 1022


Tel : 0 2261 7100

 Royal City

Tel : 0 2435 8888

Royal Princess

Tel : 0 2281 3088

 Shangri-la Bangkok

Tel : 0 2236 7777

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

Tel : 0 2653 0033

Sofitel Central Grand Plaza  Bangkok

Tel : 0 2541 1234

Twin Towers

Tel : 0 2216 9555


Tel : 0 2260 9888

Tawana Ramada

Tel : 0 2236 0361

Westin Grand Sukhumvit

Tel : 0 2255 2440


Chonburi / Pattaya


Best Western Baiyoke

 Tel : 0 3842 3300

Grand Jomtien Palace

Tel : 0 3823 1405

Montien Pattaya

Tel : 0 3842 8155

Pattaya Park Beach Resort

Tel : 0 3842 3000

Royal Cliff Beach Resort

Tel : 0 3825 0421

Royal Garden Resort

Tel : 0 3842 8126

Town in Town

Tel : 0 3842 0281


Tel : 0 3842 8720

Welcome Jomtien Beach

Tel : 0 3823 2701

Woodlands Resort

Tel : 0 3842 1707


Chiang Mai


Amari Rincome

Tel : 0 5322 1044

Chiang Mai Hills

Tel : 0 5321 0030

Chiang Mai Plaza

Tel : 0 5327 0036

 Empress Chiang Mai

Tel : 0 5327 2467

City Inn

Tel : 0 5327 0710

Holiday Inn Chiang Mai

Tel : 0 5322 0100

Imperial Mae Ping

Tel : 0 5327 0160

Lotus Pang Suan Kaew

Tel : 0 5322 4333

Novotel Chiang Mai

Tel : 0 5322 5500

Suriwong Zenith

Tel : 0 5327 0051

Westin Chiang Mai

Tel : 0 5327 5300


Chiang Rai


Golden Triangle

Tel : 0 5377 7001

Baan Boran

Tel : 0 5378 4084


Tel : 0 5371 1811





Tel : 0 7633 0015

Dusit Laguna

Tel : 0 7632 4320

Holiday Inn Resort

Tel : 0 7634 0608

Kamala Bay Terrace

Tel : 0 7627 0801

Karon Villa

Tel : 0 7638 1139

Laguna Beach Club

Tel : 0 7632 4352

Le Meridien Phuket

Tel : 0 7634 0480

Pearl Village

Tel : 0 7631 1379

Phuket Island Resort

Tel : 0 7638 1010

Sheraton Grand Laguna

Tel : 0 7632 4101

Thavorn Beach Village

Tel : 0 7634 0486

Thavorn Palm Beach

Tel : 0 7639 6090





Phra Nang Inn

Tel / Fax : 0 7561 2173

Rayavadee  Resort

Tel : 0 7562 0740-3




Central Samui

Tel : 0 2230 5000

Imperial Samui

Tel : 0 7742 2020-36

Poppies Samui

Tel : 0 7742 2389

Santiburi  Dusit Resort

Tel : 0 7742 5031


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