Learn to cook your favorite Thai dishes while on vacation in Samui. Get an introduction to Thai ingredients, paste making, a tour of the local market or fruit carving. Whether it is to learn how to cook some of Thailand’s most beloved dishes, to impress friends and family at home, to enjoy a terrific day out, or to participate in one of Thai people’s favorite past times – communal cooking and eating – a Thai cooking course is an unforgettable memory of your visit to Koh Samui. This also gives a perfect break from the beach life or staying at your luxury resort.

Enjoying cooking is all about confidence, being relaxed and understanding your ingredients. You’ll experiment with new flavors and combine the freshest ingredients with techniques, to build your knowledge of Thai cuisine. Our courses are conducted with a professional yet relaxed atmosphere – the ideal way to combine a holiday with enhancing your culinary expertise. An opportunity to really dive into the joy of cooking and try your hands at becoming Thai cooks.

Most cooking courses are short courses, conducted in English by Thai professionals, offered to anyone from beginners as well as experienced cooks, and perfect for those with limited travel time, too. Experienced teachers will guide you through a session of “completely hands-on“ fun filled courses with emphasis on the art of fine Thai cooking in a relaxed social environment. The courses concentrate on local & fine Thai cuisine using the freshest local & seasonal produce. Through the classes you will learn traditional and practical Thai techniques as well as the substitutions to Thai local ingredients in which to ensure you can prepare the dishes authentically and innovatively back home.

Fruit Carving

Whether you entertain your guests by cooking Thai food or Western cuisine, nothing enhances a carefully prepared dish, like a graceful fruit or vegetable carving, or some simple but elegant garnishes.

Thai culinary carving expertise is arguably unsurpassed for skill and finesse. Food carving instructors teach the basics of this beloved Thai art in (3) three-hour sessions held on consecutive days, for a total of nine hours of hands-on instruction.

You will learn food carving technique and two ornate flower patterns on Days 1 and 2. Most use easy-to-carve large fleshy fruits such as watermelon and cantaloupe, and also show you how to carve these patterns on the small surfaces found on vegetables such as carrots and potatoes. On Day 3 you learn garnishes including cucumbers, tomatoes, chilies, and spring onions.

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