Thailand’s biggest island is arguably most known for its world famous beaches and its turquoise colored waters. However, we invite you to step inland and find out more what started off as a fishing island, and now produces some of Thailand’s best food. Our easy to learn cooking classes will show you a hands on approach to making traditional Thai food. We also offer vegetarian cooking classes, and most of our classes offer you to take a trip to a local market to pick out your fresh ingredients to cook with later. However, if you are looking for a unique cooking class, some of our classes offer fruit carving lessons, and one even offers a waterfall tour!
Phuket Cooking Classes
Based on 178 verified reviews by Cookly customers
What Travelers are Saying
What a great day!! Bee is a lovely lady, who knows her stuff & teaches one how to cook thai food well. First you select what you want to cook. She doesn't choose your menu for you which was a big plus for me as there are certain thai dishes I aready know how to cook & others I wanted to learn. She is thorough & patient & both the other person cooking & myself had a suberb day firstly cooking everything & then eating it all. She never once rushed us & it was just a wonderful experience
Read more + Dana L. | Sep 2019
Bee is very patients and polite.
The market tour is very interesting and you can see and try different kind of food and herbs and understand more about the local culture.
We are the only students in the class. She explained very detail and enthusiastic in teaching. She did not mind teaching us overtime and also teach us some skill for Food Carving and declaration. And the food is very delicious and special which you cannot experience in the restaurant outside.
Transportation is provided and punctual and thus it is very convenient for tourist. The driver Ben is also very nice too~
Read more + Pak hong C. | Sep 2019
"Fabulous.. 5 star!!"
Bee is awesome we visited the local market and bought supplies after we told bee what we wanted to cook. Then back to make magic. We loved the intimate class of us and another couple. Bee is very hands on while guiding us with the recipes. I would make the class a must fo if you want an authentic thai cooking experience. Thanks so much Bee and Ben
Read more + Julie M. | Aug 2019
"The location makes the class more worthwhile"
What I liked: I loved the class location. It is located on a private and secluded beach and those are hard to come by in Phuket. I also enjoyed how hands on the experience was and the class was spacious!
What to know: All the dishes can be cooked to fit different tastes eg Vegetarian, Vegan, etc! I felt that was really amazing
Good for: Beginners
How to get there: I personally advise renting a car to get around Phuket because it makes the island more accessible but the cooking school accepts free pickups
Read more + Victoria A. | Aug 2019
Everything about the class was amazing! It was a small group so we got so much one to one time with B, who was an excellent teacher! They didn’t rush anything which was very relaxing and added to the overall experience. It was truly a 5 star cooking experience.
Read more + Sean o S. | Jul 2019
"Fantastic cooking class and market tour"
We have a great time at Bee's cooking class. Bee is a wonderful host and teacher. Full of energy and knowledge about Thai cooking and ingredients. Highly recommended and hope to come back.
Thank you so much for an excellent day!
Read more + Robert H. | Jul 2019
"Best experience we had in Phuket!"
This was such a great experience! B is absolutely lovely and really knows what she is doing! The market tour was really cool - B told us about all the local produce and let us try whatever we wanted to. B’s house is lovely and she has a really great set up for cooking. Come with an empty stomach as you will cook and eat soooo much yummy food!
Read more + Alison T. | Jul 2019
"The most fun I had in Thailand"
Bee is amazing! The market tour and cooking class is so personalized (went with a group of two), that we felt very close to Bee as she explained everything in detail and even had us taste foods, taste different vegetables and herbs, bought us drinks, and even helped me and my friend recover quickly from a hangover. Not to mention the cooking class was just fantastic. With out rushing we were able to learn so much from her abiut cooking techniques, the ingredients, and how to make various things from scratch! and eat everything we created. It was a phenomenal time and we left VERY full and very satisfied. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Read more + Nikita S. | Jun 2019
"Simply amazing !"
This was easily one of the highlights of our trip. We absolutely fell in love with B! The day begins with a trip to the market where B takes the time to explain to you everything about the ingredients. Followed by a full evening of cooking, laughing, and eating! We had soooo much fun. This felt like the most authentic experience thus far.
Read more + Archana R. | Jun 2019
We loved all of it - the market was fantastic especially with B's help showing us all the local produce and introducing us to herbs and fruits we didn't know existed. The cooking course was so fun and also I really felt like I learnt how to make the recipes myself and I can now go away and make them for my friends and family back in England! B was extremely friendly and helpful and an inspiration to us both!
Read more + Juliette H. | Jun 2019
Bee and Ben are very friendly, and Bee is very enthusiastic to show us all her cooking experience and knowledge, every steps go into details and ensure everyone could follow and understand, a very fruitful, fun and enjoyable day
Read more + Mona H. | May 2019
"Very very good"
Very well organized, always entertaining.
Nice venue, great staff.
Learned a lot about Thai cooking.
Read more + Marc M. | May 2019
Molly my tutor was very informative and patient with me..it was lovely and would highly recommend it.
Read more + Edith B. | May 2019
"Impressive & funny"
Both Benjamin and teacher Bee are very nice and patient! We are very happy in class，and learn a lot about Thai vegetables and cooking skills. It's worth recommending to friends!
Read more + Della D. | May 2019
"Im woking on sunshine!"
B was a lovely host showing us around the market, helped us choose our own recipes, bought us a drink as it was a hot day. My girlfriend and I were the only ones in the class that day so we had a full private cooking experience, cooking everything (4 meals) from scratch. Thankyou for an amazing time and bonus recipe instructions. Cant wait to cook them at home.
Read more + Jayden P. | Apr 2019
It was a great experience!
Read more + Amy P. | Apr 2019
The chefs were very skilled and knowledgeable. They were able to clearly explain and demonstrate all techniques required to complete each of the five recipes. They also demonstrated how to adjust the final products to meet our individual tastes. Everyone was friendly and really made us feel at home. It was a great experience and I would love to go back.
Read more + Julie S. | Apr 2019
We were very surprised about the quality. We saw the Market and bought everything fresh. We tried everything we didn‘t know. In B‘s place we cooked all together but everyone cook by themselves. It's an amazing experience. We kindly recommend it!
Read more + Andrin B. | Apr 2019
B was absolutely beautiful person inside and out! She took her time with us through the market and even let us try some stuff. She was very friendly and passionate about teaching us the whole time. The food was DELICIOUS. I am not a big Thai food fan, but she really changed my mind with her recipes. She wants to make sure that you really learn how to make this amazing food on your own. Take this class! If you don’t, you will regret it! Best cooking class that is well worth your time and money!
Read more + Rachel L. | Mar 2019
"A MUST DO!"
I enjoyed the class and the host. The rest of my group arrived a little late so she took me to the market a little early. There, we had an authentic Thai breakfast. It was great! Lots of detailed instruction and hands on cooking is what you should expect from this class. She even coached Felix on some knife skills techniques. I had a small window of time to get to my next excursion so I was worried about starting later and missing out. I don’t know how she did it but I went shopping, I cooked, I ate, and I made it back to my hotel in time to catch my shuttle to my next excursion. Next time I’m in Thailand I will come back and learn some more!
Read more + Michael foston J. | Mar 2019
So glad I took the morning class which included the food market. Learning about how to choose the best quality ingredients to cook Thai food, what grows here, what is imported, and tasting things was great.
The cooking class was equally interesting and challenging. All the dishes were delicious but my favorite was yellow curry.
It’s the first time I have tasted “real” homemade curry sauce. It is out of this world!
All the staff at Blue Elephant rate “10”.
Perfect day. Thank you.
Read more + Janice S. | Mar 2019
"Best memory for my trip"
Bee is amazing!! She is sincere, patient and pure love cooking and teaching. Attending her class feel like visiting and learning from friend instead of attending just a class. Mine was a small class with 2 persons. Bee’s brought us to the market and told us about the ingredients, not only for the menu we chose but also whatever we have seen in the market. You can feel her passion in food. This is the best cooking class experience for me. I definitely recommend Bee to anyone who want to learn Thai cuisine.
Read more + Ka yan C. | Mar 2019
"Superb! Fun and amazing cooking class."
The class itself only had three of us as they try to keep it small, so everyone gets a chance to cook and we are able to learn slowly and have a clearer picture by writing down our own notes and recipes.
Starting out with a trip to the local market was an experience itself. You’ll pick out the freshest locally-sourced ingredients, free from MSG or additives. We learned how to make our own curry paste from scratch instead of buying pre-made ones.
The home-based facility is clean and very organized. We choose 4 dishes (Pad Thai, Tom Yum Goong, Massaman Beef Curry, Green Curry) from a list to cook from. The cooking part was intense and fun. The amount of food we cooked was amazing and so delicious (even better than the restaurant outside).
Our class took longer than the stated time as we made our own curry paste and the Massaman Beef Curry needs a longer time to cook, but Bee was very patient and did not rush through the dishes. She also went the extra mile to pack our last dish as we were too full to eat anymore after having three delicious dishes before. She also offered us some brown rice to bring back to our hotel so we can have it with our green curry for dinner.
Bee is very energetic and bubbly. She is very knowledgeable of the Thai dishes that she taught us and also able to tell us what ingredients we can use to substitute if we can't find the same ingredient in our home country. Not forgetting to mention Ben, who drove us around and had a great conversation with us. Both of them are very friendly and genuine.
These guys are superb and I'm so glad I found them. I would recommend them to anyone and you will not regret. The cooking class was the highlight of our trip to Phuket. You will have to try it yourself to experience it.
Read more + Joyce L. | Feb 2019
The chef was energetic, friendly and great with all the personalities in the room! My boyfriend and I loved how we got to pick the dishes we wanted to cook and the recipe book to take home with us was an added bonus. Great valentine's day evening!!
Read more + Nicole K. | Feb 2019
If you enjoy food and cooking this is a must! Expert instruction from the lovely Christine but what she also bought to the experience was a nice friendly and relaxed vibe. I loved the market experience which was an education in itself. The school was well equipped, clean and airy with beautiful views. There are I think ten cooking stations, plenty of room to move around and after your hard work you get to eat your delicious creation along with wine (at a small additional cost). Water is free. The leftovers can be boxed up to take away which is just as well because the portions are big. I loved every minute and will do it again.
Read more + Susanna M. | Feb 2019
Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish! Our visit was so informative that I have learned so much about the historical landmarks of Phuket. The cooking class was also the highlight of our tour. I have learned a whole lot of new techniques in cooking Thai culinary thanks to our chef and all the staff who guided us in our class. The food was also incredibly delicious! A must try course! And oh, I also got my certificate, apron and lots of products as well, feeling like a true Thai Chef!
Read more + Damaris M. | Jan 2019
"Such a fun way to experience Thailand!"
This was such a great addition to our Phuket itinerary and made the trip very special. We enjoyed the express class, which allowed us to learn three recipes while leaving the rest of our day to tour the island and snorkel. Nong was such a patient and fun instructor and taught us so much about Thai culture. We’d do this again and we highly recommend!