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About Us

No one is born a great cook. One learns by doing 

—-Julia Child—-

Our Story

Where It All Began

I love Thai food! Before moving to Bangkok to study, I grew up in a fishing town in central Thailand called Samut Sakhon. Being a fisherman’s daughter I learnt early-on how to pick the freshest food and ingredients. Growing up I cooked heavily with my Mum, and was influenced by both Thai and Chinese culture.

When I moved to the UK in 2004,   I could not find all my favourite food & ingredients. So I adapted a lot of recipes I had learnt to what was available in the UK. Along with my husband who is a fantastic British cook, we had fun in the kitchen, and created some fusion Thai- British menus.  Cooking and eating form a large part of our family life.  Along the way I also worked at The Melia, a 4-star hotel in Central London. This introduced me to more formal cooking techniques, food safety, and the pairing of soft and alcoholic drinks with food.

After 6 years in the UK, we moved to Thailand in 2010. We lived and enjoyed  learning, eating and cooking more Thai & Asian Cuisines in Thailand until we moved back to the UK in 2017. 

Whilst in Thailand I formaliased my love of cooking and earned a qualification in Thai cooking from M.L. Puang Dinakara The Royal Exquisite Thai Cooking School in Bangkok, which is accredited by the Thai Minister of Education and the Thai Minister of Labour. I chose to specialise in Thai cookery and Thai Restaurant Management outside Thailand. I would love to share my passion with everyone. I will show you that you just need to learn some simple concepts in order to make delicious Thai food at home. I’ve tried ingredients from high street supermarkets and specialist supermarkets, and can offer guidance on what works and what doesn’t. It may surprise you that you don’t necessarily need to head to your local Asian supermarket to find all that you need.

Learn More, Create More

My passion of eating, cooking and creating recipes does not stop only at Thai food. I trained professionally at LEITHS School of Food and Wine ( London) for their “Essential Cooking Certificates” which is giving me new cooking skills to the professional level. Exciting skills in international cuisines such as pasta making, basic French cooking and patisseries, basic butchery, baking and bread making, or even baking and cooking for dietary requirements. I make sure that I add all knowledge and cooking techniques into my Thai cooking and Thai cooking classes so you get the most of my classes but it’s simple enough for you to learn and take those skills to cook Thai food by yourself next time.

I also love cooking Chinese food and Japanese food. At the beginning of 2019, I won a place from “Lee Khum Kee – Love Home Taste Chinese New Year Competition” to attend a Master Class with Chef Ken Hom, the world’s most famous Chinese Chef. My dish had been chosen by Chef Ken Hom himself as part of the competition. I am very proud of myself. Click here to see my winning dish recipe.

At the Masterclass with Chef Ken Hom, I learnt new wok skills, and Chinese cooking skills from the dishes such as Savoury Duck with Oyster Sauce and Vegetarian Dan Dan Noodles. It was such a great experience.

I often create some Thai / fusion recipes, which you can find on my  food blog or my YouTube channel. I am sometimes invited to review Thai restaurants. These can also be found in my food blog.

We are accredited by, and members of, the Nationwide Catering Association (NCASS). This gives us access to the most up-to-date training, health and safety research and general culinary news. We hope this gives you the confidence to trust us to teach you in a safe, professional, fun and engaging way.

I look forward to sharing with you some fantastic tips for cooking Thai food and I can’t wait to taste what you all cook in our classes together. There’s no need to learn the hard way, allow me to help you master Thai food easily.

In the Spotlight

Certificates & Training

Essential Cooking Certificate

(LEITHS School of Food and Wine Accredited, London)

Certificate of Thai cookery and management for Thai Restaurant in Abroad      (M.L. Puang Dinakara The Royal Exquisite Thai Cooking School,Bangkok Thailand)

              Certificate of Bartending Course (Harry’s Bartending Academy, Bangkok)

    Level 2 Food Safety & Food Hygiene (City & Guild accredited)

Level 3 Food Safety & Food Hygiene for Supervisor (City & Guild accredited)

Level  2 Food Allergen Training ( Institute of Hospitality Endorsed)

 

Features

What We Offer

Monthly Fresh Menus

New menus to learn every month. Choose the dishes that you want to learn and build your own custom class.

Fresh Ingredients

We choose fresh, local ingredients from reputable suppliers that will best compliment our dishes.

Tasty Meals

Learn authentic Thai recipes and how to season to taste with the five key elements: hot, sour, bitter, sweet and salty. 

Easy & Fun

Cooking Thai food should not be complicated. Thai street food is famous all over the world for being tasty and quick. Most dishes are easy to master and once you understand the secrets of Thai food, you will have fun cooking.  

Authentic Thai Food

Learn authentic recipes and about authentic ingredients, including where to source them and grow your own! Walk out from class with confidence to cook Thai food yourself. Why don't you impress your friends with Thai cooking?

Private cooking classes

Whatever the occasion, we can build  a fun experience. Group of friends? Party? Team Building? Or just a private class at your home. We offer fun private events so you can cook - and eat - with your friends!

Testimonials

What People are Saying

“Great Fun”

 Anne

“Fabulous food & useful tips”

 Emma

“Another fantastic experience” 

 

Kathy

“Thai food is now a regular at my famous dinner parties!”

George

Class Schedules

MON – FRI
10:00am – 9:00pm

SAT
9:00am – 2:00pm

SUN
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