Professional Chef Courses

INTERNATIONAL THAI CULINARY PROGRAM

BASIC AND ADVANCED CULINARY CLASSES

PRIVATE CHEF TRAINING

“LEARN TO COOK THAI LIKE A THAI”

90 DAY VISAS AVAILABLE FOR THAI CULINARY TRAINING

IDEAL FOR RESTAURANT OWNERS, NEW RESTAURANT START-UPS, AND CHEFS WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO COOK THAI (GROUP OR PRIVATE BASIS)

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.  This is the best place in the whole world to learn Thai cooking.  We invite you to join us in having fun learning how to prepare, cook, serve, and even eat Thai meals. Our Academy is conveniently located in the expat area of Bangkok, immediately next to the mass transit systems (Skytrain and Subway).  There is no place more convenient or safe to learn Thai cooking than where we are located.

For restaurant owners, those wishing to start a Thai restaurant, and those looking for a Thai chef, we encourage you to look at our TRAIN-YOUR-CHEF-AT-OUR-SCHOOL COURSE (below).  In 4 weeks or less, we can have you or your chef cooking up to 40 Thai dishes perfectly. 

Want to learn to cook Thai dishes like a professional?  Come join our finely-tuned and long-running chef course program.  Over the years, we have had many aspiring chefs and executive chefs train with us.  Our culinary training courses are designed to teach you how to cook like a Thai!  Offering Basic and Advanced Thai culinary training and Private Chef Training, with us you can study 1 week or all the way up to 7 weeks!!  To further enhance your learning, after completing your regular training, we offer FREE a two week internship at our school.  Here you get to assist our chefs in teaching and cooking of many Thai dishes.  Practice makes perfect, and this is exactly what you get to do with us.  We can teach you as much about Thai cuisine as you wish.   Classes start on each and every Monday of the month.  During each course, you can expect to learn about:

  • Curry pastes (made the old fashioned way with mortar & pestle)
  • Stir-frying
  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Starters
  • Noodles & Rice
  • Desserts
  • Steaming
  • Deep frying
  • Dips, sauces & pastes
  • Thai fruit carving
  • Thai ingredients–fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, pastes, sauces,…

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OUR CULINARY TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

The best way to learn to cook is to do it yourself.  In our intensive, hands-on program, our students –cook, cook, and cook.  Each daily class is divided into 2 sessions–Theory & Demonstrations in the AM, Practical Application (cooking) & Critique in the PM:
     AM Session–Our Head Chef discusses Theory, ingredients preparation, and Demonstrates how to cook each dish, discussing flavors, ingredients, substitutions, cooking methods,….while you ask questions and take notes
     PM Session–YOU get to prepare each dish based on recipes, notes taken, and observations.  Of course, as you have questions, assistance is provided.  By independently preparing each dish, you truly learn how to prepare the dish.  Your “creation” is then critiqued, and the Head Chef tells you how to improve it.
Typically, 5 professional Thai dishes are covered in-depth daily.  Upon satisfactory completion of assigned dishes, class ends each day.

OUR CULINARY COURSES

  1.  BASIC THAI COOKING COURSE —5  intensive days of training (Monday-Friday)–our IMMERSION SPECIAL
  2.  PERSONAL THAI CHEF—5 intensive days of advanced training (Monday-Friday)
  3.  PROFESSIONAL THAI CHEF—10 intensive days of advanced training (2 weeks)
  4.  THAI CULINARY CHEF –20 intensive days of advanced training (4 weeks) OR 90 days (3 months)
  5.  MASTER THAI CULINARY CHEF—30 days of intensive advanced training (6 weeks) OR 90 days (3 months)
  6.  GRAND MASTER THAI CULINARY CHEF—35 days of intensive training (7 weeks) OR 90 days (3 months)
  7.  PRIVATE CHEF COURSE–5-35 days of intensive one-on-one chef training (Monday-Friday)
  8.  TRAIN-YOUR-CHEF-AT-OUR-SCHOOL PROGRAM—20 days of intensive chef training (4 weeks)

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

BASIC CHEF COURSE

BASIC THAI COOKING COURSE (IMMERSION SPECIAL)IMMERSE yourself for 5 days (Monday-Friday), covering the basics of Thai cooking: For those wishing to learn basic Thai cooking skills and mastery of the most popular 25 Thai dishes and 5 curry pastes

09:30 onwards–Monday-Friday (5 work days and satisfactory completion of 30 dishes)

Introduction to food preparation, cooking, and food presentation techniques are discussed and practiced.  Familiarity with Thai ingredients, 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.  And for those not having a culinary background, we recommend starting with this basic course before going into our advanced chef classes.

Course Details (5 Work Days):

  • Learning about Thai ingredients and fresh market tour
  • Learning about woks, steamers, fryers, cooking utensils and ingredients preparation
  • Taught just like our advanced professional chef cooking courses
  • Intensive Thai cooking (5 Days)—learning 25 of the most popular Thai dishes, 5 curry pastes (using mortar & pestle) plus how to make sticky rice, coconut milk, sauces & dips.  To see the Thai dishes taught in this class, just click: Immersion Cooking Classes.

Tuition: 25,000 Baht ($730 USD), 50% deposit required upon confirmation of start date desired , balance due first day of class in cash (Thai Baht or USD)
Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand
Class size:  5 or less students
Start of course:  Every Monday
Diploma: A Basic Thai Cooking Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the 5 days.

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

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

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ADVANCED CHEF COURSES

ADVANCED courses are 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 professional dishes are covered daily.

PERSONAL THAI CHEF COURSE—5 days of intensive cooking, advanced Thai culinary cooking and presentation:

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

Food preparation, cooking techniques, and food presentation techniques are discussed and practiced.  Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.  Cooking skills and confidence are fine-tuned in this course.

Course Details (5 Work Days):

  • Learning Thai ingredients and market tour
  • Intensive Thai cooking learning around 25 professional dishes

Tuition: 25,000 Baht ($730 USD), 50% deposit required upon confirmation of start date desired, balance due first day of class in Thai Baht or USD
Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand
Class size:  5 or less students
Start of course Every Monday
Diploma: A Personal Thai Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of the 5 days.

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

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

 

PROFESSIONAL THAI CHEF COURSE—10 intensive days over 2 weeks, covers advanced Thai culinary cooking:

09:30 onwards–Monday-Friday (10 work days):

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

Cooking skills and confidence are fine-tuned in this course.  Also available at no extra charge is 5 days of Internship at the school working with our chefs while teaching students Thai culinary skills (optional but great practice).

Course Details (10 Work Days):

  • Learning Thai ingredients and market tour
  • Intensive Thai cooking learning about 50 professional dishes
  • PLUS–An extra 5 days of Internship at the school (Optional and FREE, working with our chefs while teaching students)

Tuition: 50,000 Baht ($1,460 USD), 50% deposit required upon confirmation of start date desired, balance due first day of class in cash (Thai Baht or USD)
Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand
Class size:  5 or less students
Start of course:  Every Monday
Diploma: A Professional Thai Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of the 2 weeks.

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

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

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THAI CULINARY CHEF COURSE—4 intensive weeks or 90 days, fine-tunes Thai cooking skills:

09:30 onwards–Monday-Friday (20 work days OR over 90 days):

Food preparation, cooking techniques, and food presentation techniques are discussed and practiced.  Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.  Cooking skills, confidence, and use of Thai cooking equipment are fine-tuned 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).

Course Details (20 Work Days):

  • Learning Thai ingredients and market tours
  • Intensive Thai cooking learning around 100 professional Thai dishes
  • 1 day of Thai fruit carving can be substituted for a cooking day (up to you)
  • PLUS–An extra 5-10 days of Internship at the school (Optional and FREE, working with our chefs while teaching students and obtaining on-the-job experience )

Tuition:
4 Weeks Program–85,000 Baht ($2,470 USD)
90 Days Program–100,000 Baht ($2,900 USD), click HERE to learn more
Payment 50% deposit required upon confirmation of start date desired, balance due first day of class in cash (Thai Baht or USD)
Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand
Class size:  5 or less chef students
Start of course Every Monday
Diploma:  A Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the 4 weeks.

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

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

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MASTER THAI CULINARY CHEF COURSE—30 intensive days over 6 weeks or 90 days, fine-tunes Thai cooking skills:

09:30 onwards–Monday-Friday (30 intensive work days OR over 90 days):

Food preparation, cooking techniques, and food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and mastered.  Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.  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).

Course Details (30 Work Days):

  • Learning Thai ingredients and market tours
  • Intensive Thai cooking learning around 150 professional Thai dishes
  • 2 days of Thai fruit carving can be substituted for cooking days (up to you)
  • PLUS–An extra 5-10 days of Internship at the school (Optional and FREE, working with our chefs while teaching students and obtaining on-the-job experience )

Tuition:
6 Weeks Program–125,000 Baht ($3,640 USD)
90 Days Program–140,000 Baht ($4,060 USD), click HERE to learn more
Payment:  50% deposit required upon confirmation of start date desired, balance due first day of class in cash (Thai Baht or USD)
Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand
Class size:  5 or less chef students
Start of course Every Monday
Diploma A Master Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the 6 weeks.

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

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

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GRAND MASTER THAI CULINARY CHEF COURSE—35 intensive days over 7 weeks or 90 days, takes you from Basic to Advanced Thai cooking skills:

A total of 7 weeks of cooking, starting with the Basic course for 5 days and then 6 weeks of Advanced Thai cooking

09:30 onwards–Monday-Friday (5 days for Basic Culinary Course) &
09:30 onwards–Monday-Friday (30 days for 6 weeks for Advanced Chef Courses)

Thai cooking skills and knowledge have been fine-tuned, starting with the very basics of Thai ingredients, preparation, cooking, and presentation.  Over 180 dishes plus ability to make at least 8 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).

Course Details (35 Work Days):

  • Learning Thai ingredients and market tours
  • Learning about woks, steamers, fryers, cooking utensils and ingredients preparation
  • Intensive Thai cooking—learning around 180 Thai dishes, 8 curry pastes (using mortar & pestle) plus how to make sticky rice, coconut milk, sauces & dips
  • PLUS–An extra 5-10 days of Internship at the school (Optional and FREE, working with our chefs while teaching students and obtaining on-the-job experience )

Tuition:
7 Weeks Program–140,000 Baht ($4,060  USD)
90 Days Program–155,000 Baht ($4,500 USD), click HERE to learn more
Payment 50% deposit required upon confirmation of desired start date, balance due first day of class in cash (Thai Baht or USD)
Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer if within Thailand
Class size:  5 or less chef students
Start of course Every Monday
Diploma:  A Grand Master Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the 7 weeks.

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

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

 

 

 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 25 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 COURSE—5 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, usually Monday-Friday (5 work days)

Course Details:

  • Learn Thai ingredients
  • Master use of Thai cookware
  • Select up to 25 dishes/week to master

Tuition:  50,000 Baht ($1,460 USD)/week, 50% deposit required upon confirmation of date desired, balance due first day of class in cash (Thai Baht or USD)
Method of Deposit Payment:  Paid by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, 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.

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

TRAIN-YOUR-CHEF-AT-OUR-SCHOOL COURSE—4 intensive weeks (20 days), covering up to 40 Thai dishes selected by you:

09:30 onwards–Monday-Friday (20 work days):

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.

Learn to cook up to 40 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 40 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 should master up to 40 Thai dishes plus be able to identify and select Thai ingredients and substitute ingredients and be able to use Thai cooking utensils.  The student will leave Bangkok with recipes and a working knowledge of Thai aromas, flavors, and proper presentation.

Tuition: 100,000 Baht ($2,900 USD) for 4 weeks of training (includes a 4,000 baht ingredients allowance for Independent Study weeks)
Method of Deposit Payment: 
Paid by MasterCard, Visa, Paypal, 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.

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.

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

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.

Items included FREE:

  •  All ingredients and supplies
  •  Hot tea, hot coffee, and ice water during class
  •  All meals cooked by students
  •  Written recipes for all meals cooked
  •  Diploma upon completion of each course
  •  Academy T-shirt or apron with logo

SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE:

1.  Kway Teow (Thai Noodle Soup)
2 Moo Kata (Thai BBQ)
3.  Thai Desserts
4.  Japanese/Thai Sushi
5.  Royal Thai Cuisine
6.  Isaan Cuisine
7.  Sauces, Dips & Pastes
8.  Dim Sum
9.  Look Choop
10.Thai Salads
11.Thai Desserts
12.Thai Starters
13.Fruit Carving & Garnishings

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 send an email to E-Mail Us or 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) 2-259-5853 (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.