Local Food Cooking Class

Local Food Cooking Class aims to bring you an authentic experience of Thai Cuisine. You will learn with passionate chefs and fresh ingredients to get an in-depth understanding of Thai Cuisine while having a great time. This course is especially designed to make you experience cooking like a local would. It’s perfect to learn Thai Culture, so let’s dive in!

Schedules : Flexible

How many : Best for Small And Medium Groups

Languages : English / Thai

Duration : about 3H 

Best for : Family, Friends and Tourists

Difficulty : Easy, everybody can enjoy it

"[Thai cooking is] about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it's got to have a smooth surface but it doesn't matter what's happening underneath. Simplicity isn't the dictum here, at all."

Local Food Cooking Class to understand the uniqueness of Thai Cuisine

Thai Cuisine can be divided into four main categories: tom (boiled dishes), yam (spicy salads), tam (pounded foods), and gaeng (curries). Other preparations like deep-fried or stir-fried dishes are now widely adopted in Thai Cuisine as well. Nonetheless, these kinds of preparation find their origin in Chinsese Culture and are not an original of Thailand.

Thai Dishes generally include many different ingredients. Two of them are particularly famous: the Rice (Khao) and Chili Pepper, imported from the Americas between the 16th and 17th Century. There is an extensive usage of fresh herbs and spices (Garlic, shallots, Galangal, lemongrass, shrimp pastes, fish sauce…). Meats are usually Chicken and Pork as well as Duck, Beef and Water Buffalo. Sea Food is also important with ingredients like Giant Water Prawns, Platoo (mackerel), catfish, tilapia, blood cockles…

Thai food is rarely (or never) cooked in an oven. The cutlery is only composed of a fork and a spoon. Knives are not useful as the ingredients in the dish are already cut into bit-sized pieces. In this course you will go in depth in Thai Cooking with fresh ingredients and passionate chefs.

Local Chefs & Local Food Cooking Class

Passionate Chefs are awaiting you to share their love and experience in our localf food cooking class. They are fanatics of Thai Cuisine, and they are greatly willing to share this love with you. This can lead to mischievous situations: our chefs are great devotees of chilies and often insist that learners add them to their dishes! But this is just an expression of the good atmosphere that exists during our cooking classes. Working while having fun is the best way to learn!

During the Local Food Cooking Class, you will acquire a strong understanding of the traditional Thai Ingredient. You will also learn how they combine to create unique tastes and flavors. Thai Cuisine is somewhat precise and having the help of a chef to start learning it is an excellent way to acquire knowledge quickly and easily. You should be able to reproduce the dish with easy afterward. In addition, Thai food is the best entry point to learn more about Thai Culture as a whole.

The perfect Cooking Class to understand what’s a Local Thai Cuisine.

Ideal activity to do with the family or your friends to learn more aboutThai Culture.

Perfect if you are a Tourist (or a group) who would like to learn Thai Cuisine in an Afternoon.


Possibility to pair the event with a Market Hunt for a ton of fun and deeper connection with locals !

What Will you cook during the Local Food Cooking Class

The course is highly customizable and can be suited at your convenience. Whatever your needs, whether it is the number of dishes to cook or your desire to cook a specific dish, we can adapt the course. 

For instance, if you are planning to intend the local food cooking class with kids you can focus on cold dishes and Dessert to avoid all sources of danger such as fire under burning stoves. Or you may be interested in a specific combination of hot dishes that you want to learn to cook them on your own afterward. 

Feel free to tell us what you are interested in, be mindful that you can also let our team decide for you if you don’t know what to cook. Just as our chefs are pleased to share useful advice during the cooking class, it is our pleasure to keep you informed and to advise you on the best way to do this class.

Our uniques locations for the Local Food Cooking Class

Depending on the size of your group we may offer several sightings to learn Thai Cuisine. If you come in large Groups (+35), the cooking class we take place in a cooking school. This will assure a clean environment, with cool air from air conditioners, and professional tools at your disposal.

If your group is of medium size (20-30), we can make the cooking class in a private temple. This is an excellent way to learn more about locals traditions and to connect with Thai Monk.

If your group is relatively small (-20), we can offer to make the cooking class in a traditional Isaan Restaurant, which is perfect to learn more about other aspects of Thailand while getting in touch with the locals.

Local Food Cooking Class Location
temple outside cooking class

Local Food Cooking Class & Local Food Market Hunt


Local Food Cooking Class and Market Hunt

In addition to the cooking class, we offer the additional option to realize a market hunt to get the ingredients.

When it comes to Market, Thailand as a lot to offer. There is a ton of different Market Types, like flower markets, fruits markets, vegetables market, livestock market, sea food market and so much more. In some places, all those products are gathered in a unique place. That’s the case for the Khlong Toei Market.

Khlong Toei Market is the biggest fresh products Market of Thailand. It’s opened all week long, 24/24H. Every 4 hours, new fresh products arrive. The place is a maelstrom of colors and aromas. And it’s also one of the most authentic Market of Thailand. The market is enjoyed a lot by the locals. They know it’s a good place to find high quality ingredients and food. Our Local Food Market Hunt aims to put you in the shoes of a Thai inhabitant. This will help you get a deep understanding of the Market and of Thailand with an authentic point of view.

In addition, the Market Hunt is based on a system of Treasure Hunter to make it competitive & amusing like a game.

Scavenger Hunt at Khlong Toei Market with our Local Food Market Hunt

During the Local Food Market Hunt, your goal will be to find a list of ingredients in the Market. But to make the whole event more entertaining and a little bit more competitive we added a system of points with a few rules…

At the beginning of the event, your initial group will be split into several teams that are going to compete against each other. The first team that manages to find all the ingredients and come back will gain additional points. But that’s not all! Each team will be allocated a budget at the beginning of the event. The less you spend on buying the ingredients, the more points you will gain as well, so prepare your bargaining skills!

On top of this basic system, you will find additional challenges such as taking a photo of a Thai local taking a nap or wearing the taxi moto jacket. Those challenges make the Local Food Market Hunt much more memorable and entertaining. They will also encourage you to interact with locals who will be pleased to speak with you and teach you their knowledges about Thailand.

Local Food Market Hunt

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