Our chef training programs teach Thai cooking for beginners as well as experienced professionals.  Chef courses are taught in English.  With these culinary courses, our cooking courses can take you from where you are now to higher levels of culinary skills for sure.



Learn Thai and Pan-Asian professional cooking skills with us in Bangkok.  Training is 100% hands-on with each student working independently and having individual training stations.  Chef instructors demonstrate all dishes first; students follow using recipes in English.  Instructor then tastes and critiques as necessary.  

We are in Bangkok, the capital of Thai culture and cuisine.  Who would know Thai cooking better than us, and where else would you go to properly learn Thai cooking? We use authentic ingredients, and we teach you how Asian dishes are supposed to taste.  Come join our finely-tuned and long-running professional chef training program.  You can study from 1 week or up to 6 weeks.

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 full 6-week Pan-Asian training course.  This course consists of 4 weeks of intensive Thai cooking + 2 weeks of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisines.  To learn more, please scroll down to #3 below.

NOTE:  Professional Pastry & Bakery training is offered 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.

Professional Memberships

During chef training, you can expect to learn about:

  • Asian ingredients–fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices,…
  • Authentic flavors and aromas
  • Professional presentation
  • Mastery of Asian dishes, including dips, sauces & pastes (prepared the old fashion way)
  • Asian cookware–woks, steamers, fryers,…
  • Vegetarian cooking techniques

Memoir of Christina H.,
Thai culinary student for 22 days:

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Study 1 to 4 weeks (5-20 work days), learning 25-30 professional Thai dishes/week.  One or all 4 weeks can be taken in any order.


  • 1 WEEK–20,000 Baht (approx $575 USD)
  • 2 WEEKS–40,000 Baht (approx $1,150 USD)
  • 3 WEEKS–55,000 Baht (approx $1,575 USD)
  • 4 WEEKS–70,000 Baht (approx $2,000 USD)


Personal Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 1 week (40 hours).
Professional Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 2 or 3 weeks (80 or 120 hours).
Master Thai Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 4 weeks (160 hours) of training.

For the schedule of dishes taught and dates available from 8 April 2024 to 24 Jan 2025, click HERE

For a list of Thai dishes taught with their Thai names, click HERE



Cook for 1 or 2 weeks and learn Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese popular dishes.  You will go from novice to skilled Asian chef after having completed this culinary training.  Master the most popular dishes such as Vietnamese Pho, Korean Kimchi, Chinese Dim Sum, Japanese Sushi and much more.


  • 1 WEEK–20,000 Baht (approx $575 USD)
  • 2 WEEKS–40,000 Baht (approx $1,150 USD)


A Personal Asian Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 1 week of training.
A Professional Asian Culinary Chef Diploma is awarded upon completion of 2 weeks of training.

For the schedule of when each Asian cuisine is taught between 8 April 2024 to 24 Jan 2025, click HERE

For a list of Asian dishes taught by cuisine, click HERE



In 6 weeks (30 training days), learn 150+ Asian dishes:

  • Thai (4 weeks)
  • Chinese & Vietnamese (1 week)
  • Japanese & Korean (1 week)

This is courses 1 & 2 (above) combined.  Dishes covered are taught in-depth, taking you from the basic ingredients to the completed dish.  All dishes are first demonstrated by the chef instructor.  Become an Asian culinary chef in Bangkok.


  • 6 WEEKS–100,000 Baht (approx $2,875 USD)


  • Grand Master Asian Culinary Chef Diploma

For the schedule of when each cuisine is taught between 8 April 2024 to 24 Jan 2025, click HERE

For a list of all dishes taught by cuisine, click HERE




  • Courses start day:  Mondays
  • 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)
  • Instruction & Recipes:  In English 
  • Diploma: Awarded upon completion of 1 or more weeks of training
  • Deposit: Required to guarantee your seat, usually paid with any major credit card 
  • Letter of Acceptance: Provided to those in need of a visa once deposit is received

TO CONTACT US, please click HERE.

Included FREE in all courses:

  •  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 dishes prepared
  •  Diploma, internationally accepted, upon completion of each course bearing Academy seal
  •  Academy uniform: T-shirt for all students + school apron for those studying 4 weeks.

Extra:  Fruit carving training, full day, available on Saturdays for 5,000 baht ($150 USD).

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, Western Union, 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) or credit card (+3%).

Accommodations:  Special rates available for our school students from several 2 to 4- star hotels in our area.  Just click HERE to see some choices. 

NOTE: All USD prices are subject to change based on daily fluctuations in exchange rates.


Ravi A. (India)

My wife and I wanted to open a Thai restaurant. We had a private instructor to teach us the 40 items on our menu. Now my dream has becomes reality. Thanks so much to chef Nat, chef Ratch, and BTCA for their professional training.

Irma C. (USA)

I came with no knowledge of Thai cooking, but after 7 weeks of cooking, I can now cook over 150 Thai dishes. I learned so much, ate so much, and had so much fun. Bangkok is a great place to learn Thai cooking.

Rachel R. (UK)

The captain of the private yacht I work on asked me to improve my Thai cooking. I chose BTCA because of their short culinary programs. In 4 weeks, I learned 100 professional Thai meals. My yacht owners are very happy, and I now can cook many Thai dishes for them.

Nick S. (Australia)

Great chefs, great teaching, great recipes, highly recommended++

Ricardo R. (Philippines)

Cooking is my passion so I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok learning Thai cooking. At BTCA I took their Professional Thai Chef course and learned a lot of recipes. My instructor, chef Nat, was so knowledgeable and helpful. Accommodations were very close and reasonably priced . Visiting Klong Toey market was amazing—an incredibly huge market with every kind of food imaginable. Such memories and Bangkok is such a great place to visit. Can’t wait to return for 2 more weeks of Thai cooking.

Karen B. (UK)

Hey Ron, all done, enjoyed the 4 weeks of chef training very much and couldn’t think of anything to complain about even if I tried! Ta was excellent (she’s a keeper) as was Chef Nut, as was everyone else so thank you very much and I’ll be sure to put a glowing (and of course very detailed – it is ME after all) report on Trip Advisor for you all

Ying (Taiwan)

I decided to go to Bangkok to learn some Thai cooking. I found this school in Bangkok offering a 5 day Thai Chef course. On the first day we visited a Thai market. Here we learned all about Thai ingredients. For 5 days I learned lots of Thai foods and we even made our own curry pastes, coconut milk, and sticky rice. My instructor was a very good teacher and cook. The best part of each day was eating what I cooked! I loved BTCA and I loved my whole 2 weeks in Bangkok. Definitely recommended to anyone serious about learning Thai cooking.

Pritjiga N. (Finland)

Thanks to you and the team! It was a great experience and useful for my professional career. I had such a wonderful time there, absolutely will be back again if I have next visit to BKK.

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Study 5 days with Chef Dao privately, 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.  All dishes first demonstrated by chef instructor and then student does the same.

To see the schedule of dishes taught, please click HERE

PROFESSIONAL Training Course Details:

  • Course start day:  Monday
  • Days & times:  Monday-Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed
  • # of dishes taught: 7 daily
  • Instruction & Recipes: In English 
  • Diploma: Awarded upon completion of course
  • Class size:  One-on-one, private
  • Deposit: Required to guarantee your seat 

1 WEEK– 55,000 Baht (approx $1,575 USD)

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

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



Study with Chef Nat or Chef Dao in this one-on-one private Thai cooking course.  Ask as many questions as you like, cook lots, work hard, learn the basics and learn advanced Thai culinary skills.  All dishes first demonstrated by chef instructor and then your turn to do the same.  Study and cook for as many weeks as you wish, covering 35 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 COURSE—5 days/week of intensive Thai cooking, basic & advanced cooking and 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 dishes/week to master

Tuition:  55,000 Baht (approx $1,575 USD)/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 @ 30,000 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
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)


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.



1.  Kway Teow (Thai Noodle Soup)
2.  Moo Kata (Thai BBQ)
3.  Thai Desserts
4.  Isaan Cuisine
5.  Look Choop
6.  Boiled pork leg (Khao Kha Moo)
7.  Chicken & rice (Khao Man Gai)
8.  Make tofu and soy milk
9.  Crispy roasted pork belly (Moo Krob)
10.Fruit Carving

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

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

4.  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 expertise’s 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.


If you have further questions or wish to register for one of these courses, please click HERE or send an email to with your comments, and we will reply shortly.  We can also be reached by Skype: Bangkokthaicookingacademy (by appointment only).  You may also call us at: +66 819-154-919 (English or Thai).

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