Best Cooking Schools in Bangkok

Best Cooking Schools in Bangkok

Vibrant street life. Gastronomical wonderland. Best Thai food.

Thailand’s capital is a mixing pot filled with opulent malls and sacred temples. However, it can be argued that the vibrant street life is what makes Bangkok stand out from every city. Weave your way through the Chao Phraya river, and in every corner you will find that Bangkok’s streets are filled with food. Explore the food that makes Bangkok so special with fun cooking classes that will teach you how to make authentic Thai food.

Most of the cooking schools in Bangkok have cooking classes that start off with a local market tour where you will have the opportunity to pick out fresh ingredients to use in your cooking. Some of the cooking schools in Bangkok even organise cooking classes where you visit a local farm and pick out organic ingredients there. Many cooking schools offer classes with vegan options as well! So whatever cooking class you choose, you are sure to finish the class with a smile and will have acquired Thai cooking skills to take back home.

Ready to cook the best Thai food has to offer? Check out our list of the 'Best Cooking Schools in Bangkok':

Amita Thai Cooking Class

  Bangkok

Amita Thai Cooking Class
Price Range
US$98
Class Times
Morning

Amita Thai Cooking class is located within the landscape of the Chao Phraya River, on the bank of the water arteries that run through the old town of Bangkok. The name Amita is a Sanskrit word that literally means everlasting or eternity. We welcome you with Thai culture reflected in the intricate details of the architecture, the delicious fruits fresh from the trees in the garden, the simplicity of Thai living styles by the river and the generous smiles of Thai people. And yes, the pleasures of Thai cooking.


At Amita Thai Cooking Class, you will learn how to prepare and cook many favorite Thai dishes from our extensive list of recipes such as Khang Keaw Wan Gai (Green Curry Chicken in Coconut Milk), Phad Thai (Stir fried soft rice noodles with prawns and tamarind sauce) and Tom Yum Goong (Clear hot and sour soup with fresh prawns).

Classes are completely hands-on, encouraging you to practice Thai cooking techniques. Our instructors will introduce you to Thai cuisines and explain the four delicious dishes you will be cooking, before leading you through our nursery herb garden to pick first-handedly fresh Thai ingredients for your dishes. Among the plant varieties found in the school's garden are guinea pepper, holy basil, kaffir lime, piper sarmentosum, plate brush and Thai basil.

Our instructors will then present a cooking demonstration and provide tasting samples. At your personal cooking station, the instructors will guide you through the recipe step-by-step as you cook the dish.

t the end of the class, a delicious four-course meal prepared by you, will be set up for lunch at our Thai style veranda overlooking the canal. The place is well shaded by many mango, star fruit and rose apple trees.

Traveling to Amita Thai Cooking Class will be equally special. Our car will pick you up and drive through the old parts of Bangkok to Maharaj Pier. From the private boat, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Chao Phraya River, such as the Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn. The boat will turn into Bangkok Yai canal, where you will see many homes still traditionally by the water including the residence where we are located.

We are happy to cater to your food allergies or food preferences, please call us directly so that we can confirm with you the substituting dishes or ingredients. Private cooking classes can be organized to meet your party's need.

Complimentary pick up and drop off services by our car are provided for locations in Central Bangkok. Estimated pick up time is between 8.00-8.30 am and our drop off service leaves Amita Thai Cooking Class at around 1.15-1.30 pm. After the completion of the cooking classes, we will drop you off at your hotel or shopping center of your choice.

We look forward to welcoming you to Amita Thai Cooking Class, where you will learn and experience the culinary pleasures of Thai cuisine

Cooking with Poo and Friends

5.00 (1)   Bangkok

Cooking with Poo and Friends
Price Range
US$55
Class Times
Morning

Khun Saiyuud Diwong, affectionately known as Poo (short for "Chompoo" or rose apple), is a long-time resident of Klong Toey, the largest slum in Bangkok. In late 2007, as the price of rice in Thailand doubled, she found that she could no longer make a living selling food from her house.

One of Poo's neighbours and customers was Anji Barker, an Australian with Urban Neighbours of Hope who had been living and working in the slum for many years. She heard about Poo's situation and, together with some friends, supported Khun Poo to start her own cooking class.

For more than 5 years now Khun Poo's cooking school has been running in Klong Toey for tourists as well as local residents. She represents a remarkable model of success and positivity in an often stark and complex landscape of poverty and hardship and has trained up a stellar team of fellow residents.

From modest beginnings in the front room of Khun Poo’s house (with no English skills) the initiative has grown into a very successful cooking school. Khun Poo and her growing team have since mastered the English language and nowadays the team can accommodate up to 12 students, six days a week.

The Oriental Thai Cooking School

  Bangkok

The Oriental Thai Cooking School
Price Range
US$150 - 225
Class Times
Morning/Afternoon

In the middle of the 19th century, when Thailand was still known as Siam, a rest house for foreign seafarers was established on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It was to become one of the world’s greatest hotels: The Oriental.

In 2015, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok commenced a comprehensive renovation of the Authors’ and Garden Wings, designed to significantly enhance the facilities and services of this award-winning hotel, and to restore the historic heart of the property to its original splendour.

The project comprised a significant reconfiguration of the guestrooms in the Garden Wing with the creation of 12 brand new spacious suites with balconies. The highly acclaimed Le Normandie restaurant on the top floor of the Garden Wing was also gently rejuvenated. At the same time, the renowned Authors’ Lounge – a favourite destination for afternoon tea, society weddings and elegant events – was restored to its classic late 19th-century design, and linked to the terrace and gardens with a series of lounges that pay tribute to The Oriental’s famous heritage authors.

Over the years, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has consistently garnered global recognition as the best hotel in the world, famed not only for its excellent facilities but also for its legendary Oriental service that is delivered by a team of talented and dedicated colleagues, many of whom have been with the hotel for over 20 years.

We are thrilled to be ‘celebrating 140 years of Heritage, Passion and Service Excellence’ with our guests and colleagues, and we look forward to welcoming you into the Oriental charm of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Celebrate with us and experience what makes this exceptional hotel a legend in the city, and throughout the world.

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