Professional Chef Courses


INTERNATIONAL THAI CULINARY TRAINING PROGRAM

IDEAL FOR YACHT CHEFS, RESTAURANT OWNERS, NEW RESTAURANT START-UPS, AND INDIVIDUALS WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO COOK THAI LIKE A THAI

OUR ACADEMY

Our 4 professional Thai culinary training classrooms are new and fully air conditioned .  Each chef student has his own chef station complete with triple burner fryers, granite food preparation area,  sink, and eating area.  At the head of the training stations is the instructor’s demonstration station where all recipes are first prepared and demonstrated by the chef instructor. 

We are in Bangkok, the capital of Thai culinary cooking and the home of world-renowned Thai dishes.  Who would know Thai cooking better than us, and where else would you go to properly learn Thai cooking? Our Thai cooking is not fusion or prepared with substitute ingredients.  We use authentic ingredients, and we teach you how Thai dishes are supposed to taste.  Come join our finely-tuned and long-running chef course program.  With us you can study 1 week or up to 8 weeks!!  Practice makes perfect, and this is exactly what you get to do with us.  Each week you can expect to learn 25-30 professional Thai dishes.

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During your culinary training, you can expect to learn about:

  • Thai ingredients–fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, pastes, sauces,…
  • Thai cookware–woks, steamers, fryers,…
  • Curry pastes (made the old fashioned way with mortar & pestle)
  • Stir-frying, Salads, Soups, Starters, Steaming, Deep frying, Desserts
  • Dips, sauces & pastes
  • Thai fruit carving
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  OUR CULINARY TRAINING APPROACH

The best way to learn to cook is to do it yourself.  In our intensive, hands-on program, students –cook, cook, and cook.  With recipes in your hand, your chef instructor first explains and demonstrates each dish.  You take notes and ask questions.  Then it is your turn to duplicate what has been demonstrated.  By independently preparing each dish, you learn how to prepare it.  Your “creation” is then critiqued, and the Head Chef tells you how to improve it.
Typically, 5-6 professional Thai dishes are covered in-depth daily (25-30/week).  Upon satisfactory completion of assigned dishes, class ends each day.

OUR CULINARY COURSES

  1.  BASIC THAI COOKING COURSE —5 to 20  intensive days of basic training (Monday-Friday
  2.  ADVANCED THAI COOKING COURSE5 to 20 intensive days of advanced training (Monday-Friday)
  3.  MASTER THAI CULINARY CHEF30 days of intensive advanced training (6 weeks of training)
  4.  GRAND MASTER THAI CULINARY CHEF–40 days of intensive training (8 weeks of training)
  5.  PROFESSIONAL VEGETARIAN THAI COOKING COURSE—5 days of vegetarian training
  6.  PRIVATE CHEF TRAINING–5-40 days of intensive one-on-one chef training
  7.  TRAIN-YOUR-CHEF-TO-COOK-LIKE-A-THAI COURSE–up to 20 days of intensive one-on-one chef training, learning how to prepare Thai dishes from your menu

NOTE:  VEGETARIAN & VEGAN OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.  ASK US FOR SPECIFICS.

For quick reference:  visit FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BASIC TO ADVANCED
PROFESSIONAL THAI COOKING COURSES

BASIC PROFESSIONAL THAI COOKING COURSE:

BASIC THAI COOKING COURSE1 to 4 weeks (5-20 work days), learning 110 of the most popular Thai dishes & curry pastes.  For those wishing to learn basic Thai cooking skills quickly.  One or all 4 weeks can be taken in any order.

For the schedule of dishes taught and dates available, please click HERE

For a list of Thai dishes taught with their Thai names (2017), please click HERE.

For a list of Thai dishes taught with their Thai names (2018), please click HERE.

The Basic chef course is taught continuously over a rotating 4 weeks schedule.  Familiarity with Thai ingredients (market tour included), preparation of these ingredients for cooking, and familiarity with use of woks, steamers, fryers, cooking utensils is achieved.  Ideal for those not familiar with Thai cooking and homemakers.  For those wishing to start their own restaurants, this course is a perfect start as it covers the most popular Thai dishes.  These 4 weeks are interchangeable and can be taken in any order.  Difficulty level is the same for all 4 weeks.

ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL THAI COOKING COURSE:

ADVANCED THAI COOKING COURSE 1 to 4 weeks (5-20 work days), learning over 105 professional Thai dishes.  This course is designed for those who have a basic understanding of Thai cooking ingredients, utensils, and dishes.  For beginners, we recommend starting with our BASIC THAI COOKING COURSE (see above).  Typically, 5-6 professional dishes are covered daily.  The Advanced course is a total of 4 weeks of intensive training.  You can take one or all four, and you can start on any week you wish.

For a schedule of dishes taught and dates available, please click HERE.

For a list of Thai dishes taught with their Thai names (2017), please click HERE

For a list of Thai dishes taught with their Thai names (2018), please click HERE.

Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned.  Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

Summary of Course Details (5 to 40 Work Days):

  • Course start day:  Every Monday
  • Weeks to study:  Up To You, from 1 to 8 weeks
  • Days & times:  Monday-Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed
  • # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week)
  • Recipes:  Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips
  • Instruction: In English (except for Thai students)
  • Diplomas: Awarded upon completion of each course
  • Class size:  6 or less students
  • Deposit: Required to guarantee your seat (25%)
  • Language:  English (but translators are available)
  • TO CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS, please click HERE.

Tuition (based on number of weeks in training):
1 WEEK–25,000 Baht
2 WEEKS–45,000 Baht
3 WEEKS–65,000 Baht
4 WEEKS–85,000 Baht
6 WEEKS–120,000 Baht
8 WEEKS–150,000 Baht, tuition includes accommodations

CURRENCY CONVERTER:  To convert from Thai Baht to your currency, click HERE.

Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by Paypal, any major credit card, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand.   Remaining tuition, not paid as a deposit, is due first day of class paid in cash (Thai baht or USD).

Diploma:
A Personal Thai Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 1 week.
A Professional Thai Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 2 weeks.
A Professional Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 4 weeks.
A Master Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 6 weeks of training.
A Grand Master Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 8 weeks of training.

Accommodations: Special rates are available for our school students from several 2 to 4 star hotels.  Just click HERE to see some choices.  Accommodations are included in the 8 weeks course tuition.

For those interested in our 8 weeks culinary training program, see below.

NOTE:  For those interested in one-on-one training with a professional chef, please click HERE . 

 

Demonstration and Practice

Demonstration and Practice

 

GRAND MASTER THAI CULINARY CHEF COURSE40 intensive days over 8 weeks, takes you from BASIC (4 weeks) plus the ADVANCED (4 weeks) for a total of 8 weeks of intensive professional Thai cooking.  During this time, you will have learned 200+ professional Thai dishes plus fruit carving and banana leaf craft.

Thai cooking skills and knowledge have been fine-tuned, starting with the very basics of Thai ingredients, preparation, cooking, and presentation.  Over 200 dishes plus ability to make at least 12 curry pastes, sticky rice, coconut milk, sauces & dips,…have been mastered.   Familiarity with Thai ingredients, cooking utensils, fryers, etc has been accomplished. Cooking skills, confidence, and use of Thai cooking equipment are mastered in this course.  Also available at no extra charge is 5-10 days of Internship at the school working with our chefs while teaching students Thai culinary skills (optional but great practice).

All of these dishes are taught over 8 weeks in this course:
For a list of Thai dishes taught with their Thai names, please click HERE.
For a list of Thai dishes taught with their Thai names, please click
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Course Details (40 Work Days):

  • Course start day:  Every Monday
  • Days & times:  Monday-Friday, 9:30- onwards until all assigned dishes are completed
  • # of dishes taught:  5-6 daily (over 200+ in 8 weeks)
  • Recipes:  Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips
  • Instruction:  In English (except for Thai students)
  • Diplomas:  Awarded upon completion of each course
  • Class size:  6 or less students
  • Accommodations:  Included in this course tuition
  • Deposit:  Required to guarantee your seat (25%)
  • Internships:  Available for 6 & 8 weeks courses
  • TO CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS, please click HERE.

Tuition:  150,000 Baht includes accommodations & most meals

CURRENCY CONVERTER:  To convert from Thai Baht to your currency, click HERE.

Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by Paypal, any major credit card, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand.  Remaining tuition, not paid as a deposit, is due first day of class paid in cash (Thai baht or USD).

Diploma:
A Grand Master Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 8 weeks.

Accommodations: Special rates are available for our school students from several 2 to 4 star hotels.  Just click HERE to see some choices.  Accommodations, of our choice, are included in the tuition for this course.

Items included FREE with ALL chef courses (1 to 8 weeks of training):

  •  All ingredients and supplies
  •  Hot tea, hot coffee, and ice water during class
  •  All meals cooked by students (lots and lots–lunch and supper)
  •  Written recipes in English for all meals cooked
  •  Diploma upon completion of each course
  •  Academy uniform: Black T-shirt and apron with logo
  •  Accommodations, of our choice, are included in the Grand Master course only.

 

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NEW COURSE–NEW COURSE–NEW COURSE:

PROFESSIONAL PRIVATE VEGETARIAN THAI COOKING COURSEin 5 days of intensive training, learn 32 of the most popular Thai dishes along with learning how to make tofu, soy milk, 3 curry pastes, and 8 sauces/dips.  Emphasis is placed on maintaining authentic flavors and appearance.  Available for both vegetarians, vegans, and those chefs/cooks working in restaurants with vegetarian customers.

To see the schedule of dishes taught, please click HERE

Course Details (5  work days):

  • Course start day:  Monday-Friday
  • Days & times:  Monday-Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed
  • # of dishes taught: 7 daily
  • Recipes:  Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips
  • Instruction: In English (except for Thai students)
  • Diplomas: Awarded upon completion of each course
  • Class size:  One-on-one, private
  • Deposit: Required to guarantee your seat (25%)

Tuition:
1 WEEK–50,000 Baht

Diploma:
A Personal Thai Vegetarian Cooking Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of 1 week.

For more information on this 5 day course, please click HERE.

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 PRIVATE CHEF TRAINING

ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION

Specially designed for those desiring intensive one-on-one training with a Thai chef.  Ask as many questions as you like, cook lots, work hard, learn the basics and learn advanced Thai culinary skills.  Study and cook for as many weeks as you wish, covering up to 30 professional dishes/week.  Instead of being in a group of students, this is your chance to select just what you want to learn and learn for as many weeks as you like–just you and a Thai chef.

PRIVATE CHEF COURSE5 days/week of intensive Thai cooking, basic & advanced cooking and presentation with your own Thai chef, AND you select the dishes to learn:

09:30 – onwards until all dishes are completed for the day, usually Monday-Friday (5 work days)

Course Details:

  • Learn Thai ingredients
  • Master use of Thai cookware
  • Select 30-40 dishes/week to master

Tuition50,000 Baht/week, 50% deposit required upon confirmation of date desired, balance due first day of class in cash (Thai Baht or USD).  Additional students @ 25,000 Baht/week.

CURRENCY CONVERTER:  To convert from Thai Baht to your currency, click HERE.

Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by Paypal, any major credit card, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand
Duration: 
You select the number of weeks to learn
Start Date: 
Usually on a Monday
# of Students:  One-on-one training
Diploma:  A school diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of this course.

Language:  English (but translators are available)

TO CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS, please click HERE.

Accommodations: Special rates are available for our school students from several 2 to 4 star hotels.  Upon request, we will provide details.

TRANSLATORS ARE AVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED

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TRAIN-YOUR-CHEF-TO-COOK-LIKE-A-THAI COURSE—1-4 intensive weeks (5-20 days), covering up to 80 Thai dishes selected by you:

09:30 onwards–Monday-Friday (5 days/week):

Food preparation, cooking techniques, and food presentation techniques are discussed and practiced.  Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by our instructor and practiced until perfected by the student.  Cooking skills, confidence, and use of Thai cooking equipment are fine-tuned in this course.

Over 4 weeks, learn to cook up to 80 dishes perfectly.  This program offers class training plus lots of independent practice at the school where you can ask for advice and critique.  You select the dishes and we make sure you master them!!  Perfect for restaurant owners and cooks & chefs wanting to master selected Thai dishes.

Course Details (20 Work Days):

  • WEEKS 1 & 3 (Class Time)–
    In-class training covering up to 80 dishes of your choice plus training in Thai ingredients & substitutes, woks, steamers, etc.
    AM Session–
    Our instructor explains and demonstrates each dish
    PM Session–
    You apply what you learned, and our instructor tastes and critiques what you prepared.


  • WEEKS 2 & 4 (Independent Study)–
    Your are on your own at the school.  A table and a fryer are available for your use.  You will spend the week buying ingredients for each dish and actually preparing them until you duplicate each one properly.  Our instructor will be available for questions and critique.

Over a period of 4 weeks, the student(s) should master up to 80 Thai dishes plus be able to identify and select Thai ingredients and substitute ingredients and be able to use Thai cooking utensils.  The student(s) will leave Bangkok with recipes and a working knowledge of Thai aromas, flavors, and proper presentation.

Tuition: 100,000 Baht for 4 weeks of training (includes a 4,000 Baht ingredients allowance for Independent Study weeks)
Method of Deposit Payment: 
Paid by Paypal, any major credit card, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand
Start Date: 
Usually on a Monday
# of Students:  One-on-one training
Diploma:  A Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the program.

TRANSLATORS ARE AVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED

NOTE:  This course can be longer or shorter depending on how many dishes you wish to learn.  Of course, tuition will vary depending on length of course desired.  This course is ideal for overseas restaurants wanting us to teach their cooks how to prepare Thai cuisine properly.

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Covered in all courses is training in the following basic Thai culinary skills:

1.      FOOD PREPARATION

  • Selection of hygienic, fresh and flavorful ingredients
  • Consistent prepping of ingredients to be cooked
  • Knowledge of Thai fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, curries, rice, noodles,…
  • Uses of coconuts including making of coconut milk & cream, shredded coconut,…
  • Preparation of numerous curry pastes, including panang, green, massaman, yellow, red, khao soy, jungle,…
  • Types of rice and cooking methods for steamed and sticky rice
  • Preparation of sauces & dips
  • Types of noodles
  • Uses of peppers in Thai cooking

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2.     COOKING TECHNIQUES

  • Use of cooking equipment such as woks, steamers, gas burners as well as various cooking utensils
  • Use of recipes and adjusting for quantity of dishes being served
  • Cooking of numerous Thai dishes including soups, curries, salads, appetizers, stir-fries, noodles, desserts,…
  • Use of sauces, dips, pastes, curries, coconut milk & cream, peppers, limes,…

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3.   FOOD PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES

  • Fruit and vegetable carving
  • Consistent appearance and taste
  • Placement in dishes for serving
  • Professional use of tableware

THAI FOOD PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES

Payment of Deposit–Payment of the 50% deposit required to hold your reservation can be effected either by use of PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, or by bank wire transfer.  Please do not make payment until you receive an email from us indicating availability of the course you have requested.  Upon booking confirmation, we will send you details based on your desired method of payment.

SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE:

1.  Kway Teow (Thai Noodle Soup)
2 Moo Kata (Thai BBQ)
3.  Thai Desserts
4.  Royal Thai Cuisine
5.  Isaan Cuisine
6.  Sauces, Dips & Pastes
7.  Look Choop
8.  Boiled pork leg (Khao Kha Moo)
9.  Chicken & rice (Khao Man Gai)
10.Make tofu and soy milk
11.Crispy roasted pork belly (Moo Krob)
12.Crispy Thai crepes (Kanom Buang)
13.Fruit Carving & Garnishing

 

Additional Instruction Available:

In addition to Thai culinary cooking, we offer other professional services, such as–

1.  Instruction in how to teach Thai cooking classes and how to instruct and train restaurant staff.

2.  Internships at local Thai restaurants.

3.  Instruction/consulting in restaurant management, operations, development, profitability, accounting, and start-up.

4.  Instruction in restaurant and kitchen operations, cost accounting, food costing, dish pricing, menu design, site selection, kitchen design, food and kitchen hygiene, etc.

5.  Fruit and vegetable carving skills

Restaurant Consulting:

Our chef training courses are designed to make novices into professionals, cooks into chefs, and chefs into Thai culinary chefs.  You will become a better cook AND a better chef.  Our expertises are in teaching traditional Thai cooking, Thai fruit and vegetable carving, and profitable management of Thai restaurants.  Interested in starting your own restaurant?  We can help!  We will help to teach you how to open and run a Thai restaurant profitably.  Need a qualified Thai chef?  We can save you the time and hassle of flying to Bangkok to interview and hire.  We can interview and test for you–emphasizing cooking abilities, qualifications, leadership abilities, and English-speaking abilities.  Our experienced staff has been involved in every stage of restaurant site selection, design, operations, accounting, etc.  Our restaurant management instruction is designed to help those interested in starting their own restaurants.  We can educate your cooks to make them better cooks, better chefs, better fruit carvers, better managers, and profitable operators of restaurants–these are our goals.  Interested?  Visit our Restaurant Consulting page for more information on our restaurant operations consulting.

Accommodations:

Air conditioned rooms are available within a 5 minute walk of the school starting at 450 baht/day ($14 USD).

Questions/Registration:

If you have further questions or wish to register for one of these courses, please click HERE or send an email to Ron@BangkokThaiCookingAcademy.com with your comments, and we will reply shortly.  We can also be reached by Skype: Bangkokthaicookingacademy, but an arranged time needs to be selected to reach us this way.  You may also call us at: +66 807-706-741 (English) or +66 2-020-6233 (School–English or Thai)

We are here to serve you.  Those who take our courses will be better cooks, better chefs, and more valuable to their employers.  Try us; you will like us.

Your satisfaction is our primary goal.

NOTE:  All instruction is done in English by our English-speaking Thai chefs.