Why Taking a Cooking Class in Chiang Mai is a Must-Do
The former capital of the Lanna kingdom is a place where modern houses live among ancient temples. We invite you to explore the ties that the Northern province has with the rest of Thailand through the food. Our cooking classes offers you to learn and get hands on experience and skills in cooking both traditional Thai food and traditional Northern food (we also offer vegan cooking classes). Moreover, in most of our classes you will have the chance to visit a local market to pick out fresh ingredients to use in your cooking.
Chiang Mai Cooking Classes
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What Travelers are Saying
"An amazing and informative cooking class"
I can not say more positive things about the Baan Farm Cooking school. The day started with visiting a local market where we got to try some local fruits. Then we went to the farm where we fed the fish and picked some vegetables from their personal garden. The organizers were so friendly and informative about the dishes we were making. We had a 5 course meal and each person got to choose from a selection of dishes which all turned out amazing! Highly recommended!
Read more + Lauren E. | Dec 2019
"Authentic and One of a Kind"
The experience was amazing from the moment we were picked up from our hotel. The owners of this experience did a fantastic job of making sure every detail was thought of and taken care of. What made the experience so magical was how the organizers welcomed us into their family and their family business. By the time we left, we felt as if we had made new friends and now had family away from home. From our entire 16 day planned tour throughout Thailand, this cooking experience certainty ranked at the top of our list. We thank all of those who made this experience so authentic and we were most certainty suggest this specific tour for all future travelers.
Read more + Tyler R. | Dec 2019
"A great experience, a highlight of the trip"
The vegetarian cooking class we took the evening of 12/2 was wonderful. We were picked up at our hotel by our teacher. She was very kind and friendly. At the cooking school we were offered a snack and water. She explained the ingredients of the food which were beautifully presented in a basket. We the proceeded to the stations. Everything was prepared, clean, appetizing and ready for us. There were assistants available to clean up after us as well. We made 6 dishes, ate afterwards and had enough food to take home for another meal. It was THE BEST TASTING food we had in Thailand so far. We received a recipe booklet and can’t wait to try it out at home. Well worth the time and money!!! All thumbs up for this teacher and the school!
Read more + Angelika S. | Dec 2019
"Perfect local experience"
Jumpii and her siblings provided a great experience, always accomodating and enthusiastic about answering questions. The class included locating and identifying ingredients in a local market, collecting herbs from their own garden, preparing and cooking 5 dishes with plenty of options to choose from, enjoying the dishes we prepared, and even feeding the fish in their beautiful pond. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Read more + Colin M. | Dec 2019
We loved learning about all the local ingredients at the market and then bringing them back to create 4 tasty dishes! The food was fabulous and there is lots of it! We really enjoyed the staff and our head chef was very knowledgeable and fun! Would definitely recommend!
Read more + Madeline H. | Dec 2019
"Such a fun experience!!!"
So glad we took this class! It was very well organised and so much fun. Highly recommend it!
Read more + Shreya S. | Dec 2019
Nim was so kind and informative. We had a great time asking questions and her help was wonderful.
Read more + Tyler R. | Dec 2019
This was so much fun and the food was absolutely fantastic! Everyone was so nice and accommodating to any dietary need or question. I can’t recommend this enough- you must go. Prepare to be very full Of delicious Thai food!
Read more + Autumn H. | Dec 2019
"Fun Cooking Class"
We enjoyed out time with the Baan Farm Thai Cooking school. They taught us about the ingredients which went into each recipe and how to make curry from scratch! I thought it was really cool that not everyone in the class had to cook the same dish. All of the food was delicious, I would book this again!
Read more + Alexis O. | Nov 2019
Great experience, I would recommend the cooking class anytime!
Read more + Kerstin F. | Nov 2019
We had an incredible time with Thai Akha Kitchen. Our guide was awesome and so good at making sure everyone was on the same page even as people made different dishes at once. The class was also so accommodating to vegetarians as well. We made so much food that all tasted delicious (some of the best of these dishes we’d had yet - and we made them!) so the recipes are phenomenal. Also very cool to learn about and make Akha dishes as well as those are obviously much harder to come across. Would absolutely recommend this class we have no complaints!!
Read more + Sage L. | Nov 2019
"Great cooking class! Wonderful instructor!"
A group of 4 of us took the full-day cooking class with Gobby as our instructor. He is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about food. The recipes were well designed and easy to follow. The class was taught in English but the instructor could speak multiple languages. It's definitely the best part of our trip in Chiang Mai. Highly recommend this class!!
One thing to note, bring an empty stomach to the class. There's so much food.
Read more + Hedy C. | Nov 2019
"One of our best excursions ever"
We travel a lot but this was our first cooking class - for my favorite cuisine! We were very lucky to have a small intimate group - just us and another couple. We had a fantastic night learning Thai cooking techniques and recipes and eating so much delicious food. 10/10 would highly recommend. Our master chef, San was so personable, funny, and patient - making sure everyone had a hand in everything. Can’t speak highly enough of him and everyone there who helped us have a lovely night during our honeymoon. ❤️
Read more + Tamera B. | Nov 2019
"Fun day at the farm"
If you're into eating and cooking like myself, one of the better ways of spending an afternoon in Chiang Mai is to participate in a cooking class and I'm glad I chose Baan Farm Thai Cooking School. I had a good time getting to know Thai ingredients, making my own curry paste and eating all the dishes I've just learned, and the lovely, serene farm setting made the class even more enjoyable. Ploy and her team were organised, hospitable and cheerful. Instructions were very clear, you'll have no problems cooking the dishes and they will help you adjust them to your taste. I went to several cooking classes in Thailand, and this is definitely one of the best! I would recommend Baan Farm to anyone looking for a fun and inspiring Thai cooking class during your trip in Chiang Mai.
Read more + Andre S. | Nov 2019
Great cooking class using fresh ingredients. Tastiest food I’ve ever made! You are given the recipes and we had a delicious four course meal of the food that we made. Really friendly people running the class. Would definitely go again! Highly recommended
Read more + Stephen A. | Nov 2019
We spent a week in Chiang May and booked two cooking classes with two different schools. Asia Scenic was by far our favorite. Everything was perfect from the morning pickup at our hotel to the drop off in the afternoon. The staff are very friendly, helpful, and know what they're doing. This school also has a rain roof with attic fans and misting fans to help keep you cool for those used to AC..lol. I liked how quickly they moved from one dish to the next and we were always busy. Comparing the two schools, this one also had a better assortment of dishes to choose from and the recipes tasted better. We had a great time and highly recommend this school for anyone considering a Thai cooking class!
Read more + Jamie M. | Nov 2019
This was my first ever cooking class but will definitely not be my last. Loved how they took us to the markets first and explained the produce. Followed by actually picking herbs from the farm onsite. They taught us how to
Make 5 different Thai dishes with lots of options to suit everyone. As a vegetarian I loved how easy it was to modify the dishes as well!
Read more + Erin K. | Nov 2019
Really good class. We booked for the afternoon class and it was only us for the first hour then another 2 people joined for the rest of the class. We read the reviews so didn’t eat lunch but even then couldn’t finish all the food we made! We made chilli paste and peanut paste as well as green/red /yellow curry, papaya salad, tom yum and pad Thai. After all of that we watched to see how the dessert of sticky coloured rice with mango was made and ate that too! Very well organised and we learnt all about the herbs and spices used in Thai cooking. We were given a small booklet with the recipes to take home as well as take away cartons for our food.
I would definitely recommend this cooking class to all!
Read more + Sapna P. | Nov 2019
Super delicious food, easy & hands on learning, very friendly and more than interesting!
I would recommend this to everyone who‘s looking for an authentic thai food cooking experience. 10/10 - couldn‘t have been any better!
Read more + Laura T. | Nov 2019
"Learn full class"
We started out by going to the local market, where she told us about some of the greens. Then we had to walk around taking pictures about foods we found interesting, and she would teach us about them. We got to choose our own dishes from five categories. The kitchen was nice and clean and everything was well planned out. Would ten out of ten recommend!
Read more + Camilla P. | Oct 2019
"Best time in Chiang Mai"
Fantastic experience - first we went to the local market to learn about ingredients and try some unknown ones. Then we went to the farm and picked the herbs on our own to later cook with it.
You can choose the dishes you want to cook and everything can be made vegetarian or vegan.
Cooking class itself was held in a small group with friendly and knowledgeable teachers.
Would totally do again, food was delicious and I cannot wait to try the recipes at home.
Read more + Karolina P. | Oct 2019
"as you usually count to 7, because the class has been ten"
I am an amateur cooker and especially I love Asian cuisine. I have had three Spanish restaurant, two of them Spanish food and third pasta and pizza. Although pelín difficulty with language but I take a great learning and with the new book published in Spanish I already link all terms perfectly, thank you very much for your patience and you have a very good cooking school.
Read more + Juan antonio gamito S. | Oct 2019
"Lovely experience, highly recommend"
My mother and I had a wonderful time in this cooking class! The teacher was fun, very informative, and answered all of the questions we had - even alternatives for ingredients that are hard to find outside of Thailand!
We enjoyed everything - the visit to the market, the farm, and of course the class. For us, learning three dishes was the perfect amount and we left feeling confident we could prepare them once home.
Overall, I think this course was exactly what we wanted and we were able to enjoy ourselves while learning something new.
Read more + Teresa S. | Oct 2019
Do not eat before!!! This is the first thing you have to know. You'll eat and taste all your dishes. We've learnt about Thai and Akha cuisines, but also some tricks to cook quickly and good as a chef!! Niti, our teacher is competent, funny, friendly. Even if you don't speak very good English it's totally fine. We really enjoy the class I recommend it to everyone, individual and couples. It is also an opportunity to learn more about Thai culture from local person.
Read more + Giulia T. | Oct 2019
"The class was an authentic Thai cooking experience that was enjoyable and informative!"
The market tour is a great way to learn about the ingredients and make you feel like you can cook them in your own home! Then getting to pick the ingredients in the garden felt authentic and was so unique! Such a good way to learn about Thai food and Thai culture. In addition, everyone at the cooking school was friendly, helpful, and more than willing to answer your questions. They all spoke very good English that made instructions clear and learning easy. You are guaranteed to leave with a full belly and maybe even some leftovers! Such an amazing experience.
Read more + Katherine H. | Oct 2019
"Wonderful cooking class!"
This cooking class was a really great experience and I can only recommend going there! Everything was well organized and the kitchen was super clean, too. It was so much fun to learn so many tasty Thai recipes. At the end of the class I had so much food and I could take the leftovers with me because it was impossible to eat everything. ^^ The instructor was also super sweet and helpful. She explained everything well and even gave some tips on how to turn one dish into a whole new dish by just switching out a few ingredients. I absolutely loved this class! :D
Read more + Pia-carina C. | Oct 2019
"Amazing class !!! Highly recommended"
The perfect cooking class in chiang Mai!!! You can choose your meal (5 meal menu), they pick you up at your hotel, the house is wonderful with a very nice garden, you have a market tour in a typical market anD every one is very nice. We did it as a couple and it was exactly the experience we were looking for :) thank to all the team!!!
Read more + Elisabeth M. | Oct 2019
"Exquisite and Enchanting"
What a fantastic afternoon, we’re thoroughly stuffed and have had a great day!
After a short drive, during which time we chose our preferred meals to cook, we stopped at a local market for “Thai Ingredient 101” and got to learn so much as well as taste a variety of delicious Thai fruit. Yum! Arriving at Baan Farm, it’s nothing short of exquisite; a calm, beautiful, family owned location with great facilities and welcoming people. What a great place!
Ploy provides a simple, clear and concise lesson explaining the ingredients, the technique and what results in delicious food. We’re now experts and will be trying to recreate this at home with the help of her cooking guides.
This place is a must; location, people and quality food make for a fab day
Read more + Richard C. | Oct 2019
I’m not a great cook and I love Thai food so I wanted to learn a few things I could take home with me. I chose this one as it was the best price and sounded ideal. First we were taken to a market on the way where we picked up fresh ingredients, then we got there and began to make our own dishes. We had a great variety of options to choose from to make a soup, appetiser, main curry, stir fry and dessert, which could be made vegetarian or vegan if required. The class was very informative and fun, and the food was amazing! We had the soup and appetiser before proceeding with the rest of the meals which was good as I was so full by the end of the day I couldn’t have managed it all in one! After our meal we had a tour of the garden where they grow their own vegetables and herbs. I had a great day, good value for money and would definitely recommend
Read more + Emma S. | Oct 2019
We’ve learnt a lot and made several really good dishes from both Thai and Akha kitchen. Delicious! We could choose what we cooked and how spicy which was really fine! Good education
Read more + Nicole van P. | Sep 2019
The class was fast paced and so much fun! Our instructor was funny and kind to all levels of experience with cooking. Mama Noi’s garden is also super cute and fun to walk around in while they prepared our ingredients. Food turned out super tasty, probably our best meal in Chiang Mai!
Read more + Taylor D. | Sep 2019
We had a great time during our cooking class. We were the only one so it was a private one. Everything was prepared so well and our chef explained us every meal and its ingredients. You can choose if you want to cook vegetarian or non-vegetarian style.
And the food...god it was so good. Best food we had so far in Thailand. And it was so much :D
At the end you‘ll get a cooking book with all the recipes , even those you didnt choose
Read more + Susanne K. | Sep 2019
"Really fun and easy to follow!"
The Yummy Tasty Thai Cooking School class was even more fun that I had imagined. We were able to individually select the items we would like to cook off a menu. There were about 4-5 different courses to cook and the instructors were really great. They provided helpful suggestions, explained all the ingredients thoroughly and let us really experience the Thai style of cooking. I would totally recommend this cooking class to anyone visiting Chiang Mai!
Read more + Amy H. | Sep 2019
"Fun and delicious!"
We had an amazing experience, from the moment we were picked up all the way through to our tasty dessert. Visiting the local market was so great— we got to try some local sweets and fruits , and learn about the different ingredients used in Thai cooking. When we arrived on the farm, we picked our own fresh herbs and more ingredients, and got to feed the fish. The cooking class was fun, simple and the results were delicious! We are excited to continue making the delicous recipes, as they were provided at the very end! Thank you to the team at Baan Farm!
Read more + Natalie D. | Sep 2019
"Awesome and delicious"
The cooking course with Nang was just awesome. I was the only one on that day cause 2 people changed the course day so I got a private session. Nang and her kids made me feel really comfortable and welcomed. Nang also gave me some time on the market to explore it myself if I wanted. Beside the usual meals I even got a lot of fruit as a snack, a fresh coconut and even water as much as I wanted. Cooking with her was really fun and so nice. It was really a great day I had while cooking and talking with her. I would definitely recommend this cooking school to others!
Read more + Jennifer S. | Sep 2019
"Best Experience of our Trip!!"
Best highlight of our trip by far!! This cooking class was amazing, everything was very organized since the beginning and very clean. The chefs are highly skilled and explain every dish really well. This class is very well planned and complete, the market tour to buy the fresh ingredients and the way every dish is cooked makes this experience unique. I would definitely recommend this class!! We had Song as a chef and he made this an experience that we are never going to forget. We had a great time with him and learnt so much. They even have their own garden where you can get fresh herbs for your dishes!!!
Read more + Steven B. | Sep 2019
Good organised cooking class. Pick up from hotel was nice, went to the local market and saw a lot of stuff there. Cooking class takes place in a lovely environment with lots of equipment. Staff is very friendly, speaks very good English and know what they are doing. I would recommend this class to everyone.
Read more + Claudia D. | Aug 2019
"Perfect day on the farm"
The cooking class was so much fun! First, the Instructor picked us up at the hotel, we went to a local market, tried different things like durian and mangosteen and some kind of coconut steamed cake, walked around the market a little bit and she explained alot about the ingredients used in the 5 dishes we chose. She gave us time to take photos and then we drove to the farm. There we were warmly welcomed, she gave us baskets and hats and we started collecting our ingredients, which was so much fun. The cooking itself was super relaxed, they gave us helpful tips, took photos and were always around to keep an eye on the dish. The dishes were amazing, but 5 dishes are so much food that we couldn't finish, so they packed the leftovers for us to bring home. We also fed the fish and after that they sent us home. Awesome experience, I recommend trying a cooking class!
P.S. All the recipes were sent to us by email.
Read more + Vanessa S. | Aug 2019
"Good vibes..great teacher"
We were just with the two of us... had a relaxed cooking class.. we made six dishes... all very tasty. Now we will take the skills back to The Netherlands... thank you CHEF!!
Read more + Lucas A. | Aug 2019
"Best Morning Class!"
Without a doubt, one of the highlights of our trip! The process was simple and the results amazing. The fact that it was vegetarian/vegan made it possible for me to try all the elements of the dish, which was a plus. The teacher is super friendly and helpful. I would recommend this cooking class to anyone!! It was a very fun morning and I’m sure I’ll be cooking Thai when I get back home, since we get a cooking book with the recipes we made and a few more to take with us!
Read more + Sofia B. | Aug 2019
Noodle was incredible, fun, helpful and so knowledgable! She made learning to cook Thai food so easy and we had a lovely day, I would recommending this class to anyone! The menu had so much variety to choose from and we couldn’t have been happier. We were picked up on time, everything went perfectly. Everything easily made vegan or vegetarian too!
Read more + Freya L. | Aug 2019
"Rewarding insightful cooking class"
Our instructor was great. She explained the dishes and their cultural context with enthusiasm. Large amount of food left us full afterwards. We also had fun meeting a new set of people. My husband and I are very exciting to make some of the dishes for our friends at home! Highly rated.
Read more + Kathleen M. | Aug 2019
"A fantastic afternoon spent learning Thai cooking"
We had a very enjoyable afternoon with Nim, our teacher. We cooked up a variety of vegetarian soups, curries, and salads, and a dessert, too. We made them from scratch with fresh ingredients. Highly recommended!
Read more + Darren R. | Aug 2019
"Inspirational and delicious!!"
I learned a lot from Oiu and I had so much fun doing it. Not only do you get to learn the tricks of Thai cooking, handed down over generations, you also get to buy the ingredients at the market, cook and eat every scrumptious creation!! Everything tasted so good and looked amazing! The colors, flavors and textures of the food we cooked are the reasons I can't wait to get home and recreate them. We cooked at her home in natural surroundings with great facilities. The best thing about this class is that it's small, four people max and this allows Oui to teach you one on one. We were all encouraged to choose a different meal to cook and in that way we got to learn how to cook many dishes and taste them all! I highly recommend this experience to everyone! Thanks again Oui, I had so much fun 😊
Read more + Brynley C. | Aug 2019
"Great value for money"
I loved learning how to cook such a wide variety of dishes! The staff was very helpful and and the class was structured professionally. Also, the recipe book we received after the lesson is so detailed that I can’t wait to try making these new dishes at home! Overall, it was a lovely way to spend a rainy morning in Chiang Mai.
Read more + Polly G. | Aug 2019
"Absolutely amazing experience"
I can't even describe how much I loved it! It was the highlight of my chiang mai stay. I adore Thai cuisine and cook it a lot at home, so to go and to cook all the local dishes was amazing. The teacher herself was the kindest person, I truly enjoyed our chats and her style of teaching. If I'm back to CM I can ill sure come back! So so recommend to anyone!
Read more + Sabina G. | Jul 2019
"Perfect cooking class!"
Thijs was a perfect cooking class: Very welcoming hostesses, Very good lessons, perfect good food and very nice company.
Read more + Eric V. | Jul 2019
"Wonderful cooking class in Chiang Mai"
The four of us booked the class spontanously, just a few hours before it started. We were picked up from our hostel and brought back to it after a nice market visit where we got to taste all the local fruits :)
The cooking class itself was very private, because it was just us 4 - it took place in a backyard with a very well equipped kitchen, the ingridients were very fresh & we got to cook loads of Thai dishes (i think about 8 ! ).
All in all we were very happy with the experience, our instructor even managed to give us some information about Chiang Mai which helped us a lot with planning our further Trip! We don‘t take it for granted, thank you again.
Would recommend a lot :)
Read more + Edgar S. | Jul 2019
"Amazing food and a great teacher"
We really enjoyed our cooking class. The ingredients were fresh, the food incredibly delicious and our teacher very patient and talented. It's great to learn authentic vegetarian/vegan Thai food - thank you, May Kaideen
Read more + Dominika P. | Jul 2019
"Great experience. Great hosts and highly skilled chef."
We enjoyed our last night in Thailand. The cooking class exceeded expectation. The visit to the local market was a special experience and it was a thrill to take part is buying products as the locals would do.
The cooking class was first class. Nont, our host and chef par excellence, made the whole evening something we will never forget. Everything was prepared and the meal, and associated cooking and preparation, was very special to us.
We enjoyed all the courses which we helped prepare and tasted some real Thai food.
Read more + Richard C. | Jul 2019
"Fun, Educational, Beautiful, Delicious!"
My 20 year year old daughter and I took this class today and loved every part of the experience!
Ploy, the very engaging woman who founded the school, picked us up at our hotel and quickly gave us the option to each pick out five different items to prepare. We, of course picked different items, so that we could share 10 different things. Two each of starters, soups, currys, main dishes and desserts!
We proceeded to go to a great street market where we tasted and learned about many ingredients specific to Thai cooking. Ploy also picked up some items that were needed based on the menu choices we made.
We then drove to the cooking school which is on a farm that has been in Ploy's family for many years. It was a completely charming place where we picked many of the herbs and vegetables required for our dishes and also got to feed the fish (over 1000?) that inhabit the pond surrounding the school.
Ploy's sister Jumpii, who is equally charming, lead most of the instruction as my daughter and I were shown how to prepare all the ingredients and cook the courses. As lovers of Thai food we could not been any more satisfied with how delicious every one of the dishes tasted. Knowing that we prepared them, made it all the better. I should mention that they are also very accommodating to working with ingredients that are gluten or dairy free, should that be a concern.
As we finished our meal, (and we were both stuffed!), Jumpii e-mailed us not only the recipes for what we made, but for all 25 menu options.
Upon completion, the two wonderful women drove us back to our hotel.
I cannot say enough positive things about how amazing (and budget friendly) the whole experience was!
Read more + Tom V. | Jun 2019
For this price, I LOVED the experience! It was above and beyond what I expected. The instructor picked us up from the hotel, took us to a local market where we got to see spices and herbs and fruits and we got to try them too! Then we got to the cooking class and was able to pick some ingredients fresh from the garden! Finally, we made a five course meal! It was a wonderful, fun and delicious experience. In addition, the host took lots of professional looking photos that I got to share with family and friends who were all very jealous! I would recommend 100%!!!!
Read more + Yer T. | Jun 2019
"Fantastic, illuminating and downright fun"
Tri Chad’s is a wonderful instructor. She welcomes you into her home kitchen and does a great job of teaching various Thai dishes while emphasizing the 4 S’s ( Sweet, Salty, Sour and Spicy) I gained more in one class with her than 3 classes anywhere else.
Read more + Andrew K. | Jun 2019
This farm it’s incredibly beautiful and the family is just lovely. Thank you for letting us having a great time while we learn about Thai cuisine. Music, laughs, good vibes and a lot of smiles. The food was really tasty. I had an amazing time. The visit to the market is a nice plus and all the food you use is really fresh. I’ll totally recommend this place. They also send you all the recipes!
Read more + Valeria E. | Jun 2019
"BEST cookingclass EVER"
I've visited this school a couple of days ago and I'm so happy I did. They provide sush a good service. The school is clean and everything is so clear. I've got so much information about several things, food on the market, how to cook thai food, natural beauty tips etc. Everything was so well explained!! After the course you'll get a cookbook so you can make the dishes yourself and you can take the leftovers home or they'll give it to the needy people (which I did). They also give several cooking options, for vegan vegetarian or if you want to cook with meat they'll tell how to! I recommend this cooking school to everyone!
Read more + Cheyenne van E. | Jun 2019
"Great morning with lovely food!"
We really enjoyed our morning at Baan farm. We were the only ones for the morning so had a private lesson. The market tour was very interesting and the farm was a great setting to cook. We chose 5 dishes each to make so 10 dishes in total. Lots of delicious food (and we took some away with us). Our teacher was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!
Read more + Victoria L. | Jun 2019
"Learned, laughed, ate"
Oay taught a truly enjoyable class in proper Thai cooking. We learned about the components of the dishs' flavors at a local (no tourists) market. I was prompted for stirring speed and watching for my ingredients to change in color and texture. I ran a mortar and pestle from a chili mist safe distance. I made dishes that had more subtlety than the many fine dishes I've had around town. I ate until I was more than full and still had leftovers to share with my otherwise occupied girlfriend. Good food is fun and this little class just expanded the amount of fun in my life. Thank you so very much.
Read more + Kyle S. | May 2019
"Good for beginning cooks!"
Great class for individuals and/or couples learning to cook. Is too basic for experienced cooks. The food was great. Amazingly organized!!
Read more + Dianne W. | May 2019
The class was amazing and one of the highlights of my trip to Chiang Mai! The dishes were delicious and I can't wait to cook them when I get home 😊
Read more + Hannah P. | May 2019
The cooking class from the 'we love green' team is absolutely amazing. Everybody is so nice, welcoming, kind and takes really good care of you. Because it was an really hot day they kept giving us cold towels and water to cool down.
And the food you prepare is just delicious. It was so much fun to learn how to prepare your own curry paste / chilli paste and how to cook with it yummy food. I really enjoyed the cooking class and I highly recommend it to everybody who wants to learn how to prepare delicious vegan Thai food! It was such an great afternoon and I'm looking forward to show my family and friends my new cooking skills!
Read more + Jennifer H. | May 2019
Had a fantastic time cooking with Chef Chang. You get to cook 4 courses, all of which were delicious, and you eat 5 courses (she serves mango sticky rice at the end). Informative and fun
Read more + Matthew B. | Apr 2019
Its was one my best experience in Chaing Mai. Everything was well organized by Gregory and his team. Cooking with locals give you the opportunity learn about the culture and secrets about the Thai Cusine. Its a must!
Read more + Piet G. | Apr 2019
This was such a fun class! The teachers were amazing and super sweet. Started with a market tour where they gave us snacks and showed us all the vegetables and ingredients we’d be using, then picked up the remainder from their farm! I’m vegetarian so they helped me modify all food to meet my dietary restrictions, everything was delicious. Lots of fun, would recommend to anyone!
Read more + Elizabeth T. | Apr 2019
It was a great time at Baan Farm cooking school. We had so much fun and the cooking instructors were really really nice and good in what they are doing. Everything was perfectly organized.
Thank you so much girls!
Read more + Kristin W. | Apr 2019
This was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone. They picked us up from the hotel and took us to a local market where they taught us about local Thai produce and fruits. We then arrived at the farm where we picked some fresh ingredients for our dishes and proceeded to cook them with instructions from our hosts.
They are so friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful time that we'll always remember. We will also send all or friends to this cooking class.
Thank you for the great time!!
Read more + Marc S. | Apr 2019
We had so much fun at Baan Farm! We were picked up from our hotel and took a tour around a market before heading off to the farm. All of our ingredients were ready when we arrived - except for the few ingredients we picked around their garden, which I found very interesting to learn why certain parts of the plants were used and not others.
Cooking went smoothly - we were expertly guided through each step and never felt like we were asking silly questions (which, for someone who doesn’t really cook, was much appreciated!!). Honestly, we felt like we were just cooking with a big group of friends! We learned so much and are so excited to practice what we learned back at home!
Read more + Jennifer C. | Apr 2019
You get the full package- transport to and from. A trip to the market where they show and tell the ingredients we are going to use. Cook a 5 course meal which we sit and eat it afterwards, in a peaceful setting where you can socialise with others in the group. The staff were really friendly and entertaining. We got a free recipe book which included the dishes we cooked and more. And of course the food was delicious!
Read more + Nicol I. | Apr 2019
It was great cooking and a nice athmosphere! My whole family really enjoyed it and we can’t wait to cook it at home! (Our friends cant wait too ;-)) we. And home happy and full and it was great!
Read more + Isabell Z. | Apr 2019
"One of the best things I did in Chiag Mai"
Their Farm and space are very clean and cute.
We had a lot of fun during the class, the girls were very friendly and helpful. You feel like the class is going very fast and you won't remember every detail but they'll send you a cooking book so you don't need to worry on making notes.
You'll get to eat a lot in the class you definitely can skip breakfast
Read more + Silvia G. | Apr 2019
This cooking class will be a major highlight in our trip here. The host was super nice and made us feel welcome from the first second. The market she took us to had delicious food and was packed with locals (so you know it’s authentic and cheaper than tourist spots). The cooking class itself was really well organized and we came out with a bunch of delicious food. I highly recommend to stop looking at the other options and pick this one. I’m glad I did.
Read more + Justin M. | Apr 2019
We really enjoyed this class! It was informative and fun, and the food was delicious! So nice to have a cooking school with a complete vegan/vegetarian menu. The staff went above and beyond my expectations to make sure that we had a great experience!
Read more + Jon T. | Apr 2019
"An Essential Experience"
What a morning! My girlfriend and I signed up to Baan Farm Thai Cooking School after reading online that they cater very well to vegans. We were not disappointed. Our instructor was passionate, attentive, and informative, ensuring that we were fully aware of all the ingredients used for our meals. First we headed to a local market that was arguably the most authentic place we visited in Chiang Mai; not a farang in sight! We sampled some local delicacies (our instructor ensured we only had the vegan ones) and had a look around before being taken to the location of our classroom for the day.
The location was truly stunning; a farm in the rural outskirts to the North-East of Chiang Mai. Even with the air pollution blocking our view of the skies and the mountains, the setting was incredibly serene and put us all at ease straight away. The number of pupils was perfect, with my girlfriend and I being joined by three lovely American girls travelling from California.
We donned some aprons and hats, picked some ingredients from around the farm, and got to work! After chopping up the ingredients for our respective meals, we cooked up a storm! Our tutor guided us every step of the way to ensure we had our pans on the perfect heat, and that our meals were neither over or under cooked.
By the time we sat down with our fresh dishes in front of us we were excited to taste our own creations. I opted for the following dishes: Glass Noodle in Vegetable Soup; Deep Fried Spring Rolls; Penang Curry; Fried Tofu with Cashew Nuts; and Mango Sticky Rice. It was an absolute feast, and the price for the cooking class was worth it just for the glorious five-course meal at the end. There was so much food that we had to take some home to enjoy later!
By the time we were back at our hostel we were completely stuffed, and felt like we had learnt so much about the secrets of Thai cuisine. We were sent a collection of the recipes from the day and look forward to trying them when we are back in the UK. It was a lovely morning and a valuable experience, I would recommend it to everyone, whether you are vegan or not!
Read more + Matthew F. | Apr 2019
"A great authentic experience"
I had a lovely evening learning how to make traditional Thai and Akha food. It wa as lovely personalised experience and not only did we make and prepare lots of food we also observed the chef preparing several other dishes. I left absolutely stuffed and even got the recipe and some spices to take home. Great experience!
Read more + Adrienne R. | Apr 2019
"Amazing cooking class in a beautiful garden"
My spouse and I booked the Lanna cooking class. After booking, we were asked to pick three main dishes and a dessert to cook from an extensive list. Lin picked us up at our hotel and took us out to a market and then to her place outside the city. During the drive and at the market she told us about herself and a lot about Thai and Lanna food. She really knows her stuff. She also told us about her life, and a bit about Chiang Mai. It's obvious she's passionate about her community, culture, and food. She was a fount of information! At the cooking class we were very hands-on, under her instruction of course. The facilities are amazing - outdoor cooking in her beautiful garden, using ingredients she grows herself! The cooking course is as in-depth as you want it to be, Lin lets you find your level. The food was amazing, and the instruction was excellent. Lin has a great sense of humor. During the course she kept us refreshed with cold waters and beers, and we ate our food in her beautiful garden. All in all, an amazing experience, and a great introduction to Lanna cooking - I think this school may be the only one in Chiang Mai offering Lanna cooking classes. Highly recommended!
Read more + Peter V. | Mar 2019
"Very informative and enjoyable."
The instructors and all the staff were very polite and patient in answering all of our questions. The class was very informative and was a pleasant way to spend the morning.
Read more + Linda N. | Mar 2019
I would recommend this cooking class to anyone in Chiang Mai !! The farm is outside the city so you feel in the country side, and Khun Ploy made it perfect ! We cooked really good vegetarian food, everything was amazing !!!
Read more + Antoine G. | Mar 2019
"Great cooking class with delicious food"
We booked this cooking class because of the good recommendations and we were not disappointed! :-) everything worked fine from the beginning to the end. We were picked up at the hostel (included in the price) on time. Visiting the market was fun, we got to try some food. We could each individually choose which 5 dishes. Everything was well prepared, we had a lot of fun cooking, the teacher was super nice. We got to eat all our food, which was really delicious :) since it was a lot, we were able to take home the rest, which was great :) we can totally recommend this cooking school :)!
Read more + Rebecca B. | Mar 2019
"Immersive & SO MUCH FUN!"
From the beginning to end Benny treats you like family! You go to a locals only market & try all the Northern Thai foods. You got to Benny's beautiful home and cook the day away! Benny works with her mom, niece & partner and you feel as though you are part of the family! This is not a commercialized experience (they are not even on Facebook)! Come cook & enjoy your time with Benny and her family
Read more + Nick M. | Mar 2019
"Superb Cooking Class"
Nu and Tai were amazing and their house was super nice with a cottage behind. They are very welcoming, nice and the little tour in a typical market was amazing. We immediately felt like it was our home away from home. The cooking class was super cool and the conversations super constructive. Not only did we learn about Thai cooking but also about its culture and people. I definitely recommend it.
Read more + Cristina bouissou M. | Mar 2019
Very friendly and homey atmosphere!
Read more + Elinor M. | Feb 2019
We started our course in the morning. Niti took us to the fresh market, where we tried typical food and some other things not so adapted to the tourists' tastes. Spoiler alert: try not to think about what you're eating, just try it! Once at the kitchen we prepared the 11 dishes, combining eating them with preparing the next round (some of them were prepared individually and others in group). No time is wasted!
Niti is so charming: she makes you feel like home and spreads her pride for the Akha culture by telling little stories about her tribe and their way of living.
It was a pleasure sharing this experience, a 100% recommended.
Read more + Jose luis A. | Feb 2019
"Thai Akha Cooking School"
This class was amazing! So much delicious food and the instructor was patient and knowledgeable!
Read more + Jessica A. | Feb 2019
It was a pleasure to participate in cooking class with Thai Akha. Jay was a great teacher and our group was really nice. We cooked 11 dishes - of course with Jay’s help. It was a great opportunity to learn something about Thai cuisine, especially about herbs and spices used in the food.
Read more + Michal W. | Feb 2019
"Best day of my Chiang Mai vacation"
Chef Rachel is the best, picked us up at the hotel and showed us a very clean fresh market near the farm. Honestly, I want to spend more time in that market and do more shopping.
The farm is way better than expected, spacious and relaxing.
Chef Rachel patiently demonstrated each dish and I’m very surprised by the final result, delicious and aesthetic.
We enjoyed our food at the big table and had a great time making new friends, a very relaxing way to spend the afternoon.
I highly recommend this to travelers who love Thai food and seeking a place away from the crowd.
Read more + Henry Z. | Feb 2019
"Mama Noi Thai Cookery School"
We had an amazing time at Mama Noi's cooking class. We made 3 amazing dishes, you can select which dish you would like to make, and we were so full from the first two that we weren't able to finish eating the third dish. The instructions were quite easy to follow and Peanut, our instructor provided a very entertaining and enjoyable class. Highly recommend this experience and one of the best pad thai we had in all of Thailand!
Read more + Aleda T. | Feb 2019
"A wonderful experience!"
Definitively something you must do when in Chiang Mai! The cooking area was big and we were guided through all processes. Delicious ingredients and recipes! The team was kind and funny and taught us so many new techniques and Thai ingredients. Thank you all! :)
Read more + Anna L. | Feb 2019
This experience was so special it blew our minds! Da our chef/rice farmer is a lovely humble man. After taking us to tour the market for food, he took us to his home on stilts, over a fish pond in the quiet rice paddy's outside of town and we met his family and cooked 4 brilliant tasty dishes. Before we cooked we toured his garden to try all the fruit, veg, and herbs he grows. Da was patient and kind and the food was so tasty! So good! This was a really touching experience we loved, so authentic and not forced. Its a 10/10 for me and I would recommend it to everyone. Simply brilliant!
Read more + Lauran D. | Feb 2019
"A great way to spend a morning"
Booked this course late in the evening for the following morning, and everything worked out as offered - on time pick up, and visit the local market. Our instructor Ploy guided us around the fruits and vegetables explaining the different products they offer before allowing the group 10 mins to wander around exploring on our own.
Then we were taken to her family’s Baan Farm Cookery School located only a few miles outside the city, where we picked more fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers to cook with. Not that Chiang Mai is really bustling, but the time in the country, away from the city was really relaxing.
The course is conducted in a purpose-built, open-air facility at the farm, and although there were only 3 of us, there were many more cooking stations available, probably 18-20.
Ably assisted by Joy, Ploy talked us through the preparation of our various choices of appetizers, soup, curry, stir fry, and desserts, making everything from scratch.
The experience was excellent and a great way to spend a few hours. My only advice to people taking the course is, go hungry! However, the team will box and bag anything you can’t eat for you to take home.
An hour after being dropped off at home, an email arrived with a pdf book of almost 30 recipes detailing everything that was covered during the course.
Definitely, recommend this to anyone visiting Chiang Mai.
Read more + John S. | Feb 2019
"A fabulous experience!"
I really enjoyed my afternoon of cooking at Baan Farm. I was a little apprehensive as I’m vegan and gluten-intolerant but was taken care :)
After a trip to the local market and picking fresh vegetables and herbs from the organic farm we set towards cooking (after some ice tea!).
The location is so beautiful and peaceful, perfect if you want to get away from the bustling city.
We sat and enjoyed our feast as the sun set and it really was such a nice experience.
Thank you so much!
Read more + Hannah F. | Feb 2019
"Una experiencia 100% recomendable"
Tuve una clase privada porque naide más se apuntó esa mañana y para mi fue un lujo. La escuela tiene una terraza preciosa donde puedes comer todo lo que cocines, que va a ser mucho, así que más te vale ir con hambre. Incluye una visita a un mercado local muy pequeñito donde puedes comprar algunos ingredientes que luego usarás en la clase. Cuando yo fui justo había una fiesta en el templo que está en frente y en un descanso fuimos a verlo. La profesora no dudó en dejarme una de sus faldas para que pudiera entrar al templo. Muy divertido!!!
Read more + Marina M. | Feb 2019
"Informative, fun, relaxing and great value"
Baan Farm Thai was an amazing location to have a cookery class. The entire experience was great. We were away from the city in a beautiful location. I loved how we were able to pick fresh ingredients from their farm to use in our dishes. Every step of the course was informative and interesting. I never felt rushed or confused about what we were doing. On the way to the course we stopped by a local market, which was great too. Also it was no problem to switch out meat for delicious tofu as I’d requested to cook vegetarian food. Amazing value and we all got the recipes provided at the end. More people should go to Baan Farm Thai when they’re in Chiang Mai!