Professional Chef Courses

 


INTERNATIONAL CULINARY TRAINING PROGRAMS

STUDY 1 WEEK TO 6 MONTHS

THAI & PAN-ASIAN CULINARY TRAINING

We offer training programs in English for beginners as well as experienced culinary professionals.  We can take you from where you are now to higher levels of culinary skills for sure.

TRAINING FOR YACHT CHEFS, NEW RESTAURANT START-UPS, AND THOSE WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO COOK LIKE A THAI

OUR ACADEMY

Our professional culinary training classrooms are new and fully air conditioned .  Each chef student has his own training station complete with gas 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.  You can study 1 week or up to 6 weeks.  Practice makes perfect, and this is exactly what you will do with us.  You will learn 25-30 professional Thai dishes weekly.

For those interested in learning other Asian cuisines, we also offer training in Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisines.  Become a Grand Master Asian Culinary Chef with us by taking our 10 week training course.  This course consists of 6 weeks of Thai cooking plus a week of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisines.  To learn more, please scroll down to #3 below.

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

  • Asian ingredients–fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices,…
  • Authentic flavors and aromas
  • Professional presentation
  • Mastery of Asian dishes
  • Asian 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
  • Vegetarian cooking techniques
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E BROCHURE OF OUR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING…Click HERE

  OUR CULINARY TRAINING APPROACH

The best way to learn how 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 your instructor 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 TRAINING COURSES

With us there are many ways to learn Thai culinary arts.  And with these courses comes lots of food to eat (all that you prepare).  Accommodations at a discounted price are also available.

  1.  PROFESSIONAL THAI COOKING COURSE —5 to 30  intensive days of Thai cooking 
  2.  MASTER THAI CULINARY COURSE–20-30 days of intensive training (4-6 weeks of Thai cooking)
  3.  GRAND MASTER ASIAN CULINARY TRAINING COURSE50 days of intensive training (10 weeks of Asian cooking)
  4.  PROFESSIONAL VEGETARIAN THAI COOKING COURSE—5 days of private vegetarian training
  5.  PRIVATE CHEF TRAINING–5-10 days of intensive one-on-one private chef training

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

NOTE:  Professional Pastry & Bakery training is offered by us from 1 to 5 weeks covering French pastry, cakes & decorations, chocolate work, and bread making.  When booking Thai culinary training, you can also mix in pastry training as desired.  Click HERE to read more.

INTERNSHIPS & STUDENT VISAS

For those taking 6 weeks or more of culinary training, internships at Thai hotels, resorts, and restaurants are available.  Study, learn, and earn on a 6-month Education Visa.  Contact us HERE with your inquiry.

For quick reference:  visit FAQs

PROFESSIONAL THAI COOKING COURSE

1.  PROFESSIONAL THAI COOKING COURSE1 to 6 weeks (5-30 work days), teaching 150+ of the most popular Thai dishes & curry pastes.  One or all 6 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, please click HERE.

This course is taught continuously over a rotating 6 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 all not familiar with Thai cooking, for those wishing to start their own restaurants, and for cooks/chefs wishing to improve their Asian cooking skills.  These 6 weeks are interchangeable and can be taken in any order.  

Summary of PROFESSIONAL Training Course:

  • Course start day:  Every Monday
  • Weeks to study:  1 to 6 weeks, up to you
  • 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, full 6 weeks course is accredited by Thai Ministry of Education
  • Deposit: Required to guarantee your seat 
  • Letter of Acceptance: Provided to those in need once deposit is received
  • Language:  English (but translators are available for other languages)
  • TO CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS, please click HERE.

Tuition* (based on number of weeks of training):
1 WEEK–$740 USD (23,000 Baht)
2 WEEKS–$1,480 USD (46,000 Baht)
3 WEEKS–$1,900 USD (59,000 Baht)
4 WEEKS–$2,480 USD (77,000 Baht)
5 WEEKS–$3,060 USD (95,000 Baht)
6 WEEKS–$3,480 USD (108,000 Baht)
*  Accommodations (private room with private bath, air con & wifi) available for $2,000 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.   Remaining tuition, not paid as a deposit, is due first day of class paid in cash (Thai baht) or credit card (+3%).

Diploma:
A Personal Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 1 or 2 weeks (40 or 80 hours).
A Professional Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 3, 4 or 5 weeks (120, 160, 200 hours).
A Master Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 6 weeks (240 hours) of training.

AccommodationsWe have a private room with private bath, wifi, air con available to our students for just 2,000 baht/week.  We also have special rates available for our school students from several 2 to 4 star hotels in our area.  Just click HERE to see some choices.

For those interested in our 6 & 10 weeks accredited master and grand master culinary training programs, see below (#2 & #3).

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

 

Demonstration and Practice

Demonstration and Practice

 

2.  MASTER THAI CULINARY CHEF COURSE2 Programs to choose from:
A.  Regular–30 intensive days over 6 weeks, takes you from being a novice to the mastery of 150+ professional Thai dishes.  This is an accredited course by Thai Ministry of Education.

B.  Accelerated–20+ very intensive days over 4 weeks (including some Saturdays and late afternoon classes), learn the same 150+ professional Thai dishes and still accredited by Thai Ministry of Education.

Thai cooking skills and knowledge have been fine-tuned, starting with the very basics of Thai ingredients, preparation, cooking, and professional presentation.  Over 150 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.

All of these dishes are taught over 4-6 weeks in this course:
For a list of Thai dishes taught by week, please click HERE.
For a list of Thai dishes taught over 6 weeks with their Thai names, please click HERE.

Course Details (20-30 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 150+ in 4-6 weeks)
  • Recipes:  Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips
  • Instruction:  In English (except for Thai students)
  • Diplomas with Thai Ministry of Education certification:  Awarded upon completion of the course
  • Deposit:  Required to guarantee your seat
  • Letter of Acceptance for visas: Provided to those in need once a deposit is received
  • TO CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS, please click HERE.

Tuition:
Program A–$3,480 USD (108,000 Baht)
Program B–$3,870 USD (120,000 Baht)

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 credit card (+3%).

Diploma:
A Master Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 4-6 weeks (either program A or B).

Accommodations: A private room with private bath is available for our students for 2,000 baht/week.  Also, special rates are available for students from several 2 to 4 star hotels in our area.  Just click HERE to see some choices.

Included in your tuition for ALL chef courses (1 to 6 weeks of training):

  •  Ingredients, supplies, aprons, cutlery to use
  •  Hot coffee, hot tea, and ice water during class
  •  All meals cooked by each student (lots and lots–lunch and supper)
  •  Recipes in English for all meals prepared
  •  Diploma upon completion of each course bearing Academy seal
  •  Academy uniform: T-shirt and apron

 

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3.  GRAND MASTER ASIAN CULINARY TRAINING– in 50 training days, learn Thai (6 weeks), Chinese (1 week), Japanese (1 week), Vietnamese (1 week), and Korean (1 week) cuisines.  Dishes covered are taught in-depth, taking you from the basic unprepared ingredients to the completed dish.  All dishes are first demonstrated by the instructor.  Become an Asian culinary chef.  To see when these cuisines are taught and the dishes being covered, please click HERE.

Course Details (50 days=10 weeks):

  • Course start day:  Monday-Friday
  • Days & times:  Monday-Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed
  • Recipes:  Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips
  • Instruction: In English (except for Thai students)
  • Diploma: Grand Master Asian Culinary Chef diploma awarded upon completion of 10 weeks
  • Deposit: Required to guarantee your seat (25%)

Tuition*: $5,160 USD (160,000 THB)
*Accommodations (private room with private bath, wifi, air con) available for 2,000 baht/week

 

4.  PROFESSIONAL PRIVATE VEGETARIAN THAI COOKING COURSEin 5 days of private 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%)
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Tuition:
1 WEEK– $1,575 USD (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 ALL-INCLUSIVE 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 35-40 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.

5.  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 35-40 dishes/week to master

Tuition$1,575 USD (50,000 Baht)/week, 25% deposit required upon confirmation of date desired, balance due first day of class in cash (Thai Baht) or credit card (+3%).  Additional students @ $780 USD (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 in our area.  Upon request, we will provide details.

TRANSLATORS ARE AVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED

Private Chef Training

Private Chef Training

Chef Guitar Teaching

Chef Guitar Teaching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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)

NOTE:  All class instruction is in English by our English-speaking Thai chefs, and all recipes are in English.