First and foremost, I chose Trichada's class over her competitors as she offered a wider selection of dishes per category and full customization upon request. Additionally, her tasting menu offered five courses as opposed to the standard four. What sold me was her Thai custard in pumpkin dessert exclusively found nowhere else on Cookly!
Trichada, or nickname Oui, has been teaching Thai cooking for over four years. She is passionate, fluent in English and very knowledgeable. She keeps her lessons personal but instructing no more than 4 students at a time, so we all get enough one-on-one time in the kitchen. The day begins where she will pick you up from your accommodation and take the class to the local produce market. Trichada will go over the fundamental ingredients used in Thai cuisine -- the fresh coconut milk, jasmine rice vs. glutinous rice, a plethora of Thai herbs, chilis, vegetables, and poultry. She even bought us little pastry treats to try at the market.
The class is held comfortably in her front yard surrounding by her organic garden -- literally farm to table experience. Trichada is very welcoming and offered us to try fresh starfruits from the tree out in her parkway.
At no particular order of preference, I recommend all the dishes I cooked: satay chicken, tom khaa gai, panang curry, minced pork and spicy basil, and Thai custard in pumpkin.
I highly recommend Trichada's class as she's a patient, passionate and wonderful teacher to learn from. She's been working in hospitality before her culinary endeavor , so her communication skills are not to worry.