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The Best Thai Cooking Schools In Bangkok, Thailand

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Updated: 22 November 2016
Just because you have to leave Thailand doesn’t mean that you have to leave all of its delicious food behind. Here you can discover Bangkok’s top six cooking schools where you can improve your culinary skills and bring the taste of Thailand back home.
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Blue Elephant

With 30 successful years under its belt and 12 restaurants around the world, it may come as no surprise that Blue Elephant makes the list of top six Thai cooking schools in Bangkok. Blue Elephant has two classes that visitors can choose to attend – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning class begins with a visit to a local Thai market, where instructors assist participants in choosing the freshest of ingredients to prepare their meals with. The afternoon class cooks up an additional Thai dessert, a perfect way to end your evening. Every participant leaves with a complimentary apron, cookbook and a set of dried of herbs, spices and curries to take home with them. Blue Elephant offers four different courses, including a morning class, a team building course, a carving class and an ancient Thai cuisine cooking course.

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Demonstration During Cooking Class | Courtesy of Blue Elephant

Blue Elephant, 233 South Sathorn Road, Kwaeng Yannawa, Khet Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand +66 (2) 6739353-8.

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Amita Thai Cooking Class

Amita Thai Cooking Class makes this list not only because of the amazing dishes it cooks up, but also because of its prime location on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. First, your class will pick fresh ingredients from Amita’s very own nursery herb garden. Then, you will then learn hands-on Thai techniques for cooking some of the country’s most famous dishes, including spicy prawn soup and mango sticky rice. The price to participate in a course is less than 100 dollars per person, and this includes transportation to and from the class, a welcome herbal drink, four delicious dishes and a recipe of the day. The menu changes depending on the day of the week, so book your class accordingly.

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Students Practicing Their New Cooking Skills | Courtesy of Amita Thai Cooking Class

Amita Thai Cooking Class, 162/17 Soi Wutthakat 14 , Wutthakat Road, Talad Plu Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 466 8966.

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May Kaidee

May Kaidee specializes in vegan and vegetarian dishes and has a wide selection of courses to choose from. May Kaidee offers 15 different types of courses, teaching students everything from how to make tofu to Thai desserts. The Thai cooking class is its most popular course which is taught daily, with morning classes starting at 9 a.m. and afternoon classes beginning at 2 p.m. This beginner’s course not only teaches participants the basics of eight different Thai dishes, but it also introduces its students to traditional Thai dancing.

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Students Watching A Demonstration | Courtesy of May Kaidee

May Kaidee +66 089 137 3173.

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Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy

Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy began by offering only regular Thai cooking classes that were tailored for tourists. The more popular the school became, however, the more courses it added, including fruit carving classes, vegetarian and even professional chef cooking classes. The Thai Cooking Academy has two additional schools in both Phuket and Hua Hin. All students leave not only with the knowledge of how to create some of Thailand’s most delectable dishes, but also with their very own recipe book so they can keep making them long after they leave Bangkok. Classes are offered both in the morning and in the evening, with half day and full day classes available.

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Students Getting Ready To Cook | Courtesy of Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy

Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy, 1940 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 60, Bang Chak, Phra Kanong, Bangkok, Thailand +66 080 770 6741.

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Chef Leez Thai Cooking Class

Unlike the schools that give you a hardcopy recipe book after completion of a course, Chef Leez’s course give those who register free access to its online recipe book that holds over 70 dishes to explore and create on your own. The school offers group, semi-private and private classes where students learn to make a total of 12 dishes. Chef Leez Thai Cooking Classes can also be tailored to your personal dietary needs.

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Chef Leez Thai Cooking Class | Courtesy of Chef Leez Thai Cooking Class

Chef Leez Thai Cooking Class, 4/1206 57 Seri Thai Road, Alley Soi 65, Khwaeng, Khet, Bangkok, Thailand +66 086 568 1311.

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Baipai Thai Cooking School

Feel at home while cooking in Baipai Thai Cooking School’s home-style kitchen. The kitchen itself is thirty minutes outside of Bangkok in a residential area, making your experience here a peaceful and relaxed one. With hands-on techniques and professionals helping participants every step of the way, you will be sure to leave Baipai Thai Cooking School with a few tricks up your sleeve for the next time you find yourself in your own kitchen. There are three different courses you can choose from, including team-oriented cooking classes (ideal for companies or businesses), private classes and regular cooking classes.

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Baipai Thai Cooking School | Courtesy of Baipai Thai Cooking School

Baipai Thai Cooking School, 8/91 Ngam Wongwan Road, Soi 54, Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand +66 02 561 1404.