Thai cooking classes in Phuket give you the chance to satisfy both your hunger and your curiosity. Do you love the exotic flavors of Thai food? Want to learn the secrets of authentic Thai cooking? What better place than right here in Phuket? Courses range from simple introductions that give you a taste of the basics of Thai cooking all the way to intensive classes that can turn you into a master chef.

    The knowledge of Thai cooking is a souvenir that'll last your entire life and enable you to re-live your Phuket vacation on the rainiest of days. Thai cooking courses are taught by highly experienced and well-regarded Thai chefs who can teach you about ingredients, techniques and the all-important balance of flavors. Cooking classes in Phuket are available all year round and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

    The Blue Elephant cooking class is part of the well-known Blue Elephant Restaurant in Phuket, and is the place to come if you want to learn how to cook traditional Thai dishes with a range of knowledgeable and seasoned local instructors.

    Classes here begin at either 8.45am or 1.30pm and run from 3 to 5 hours, depending on the type of class you choose. The morning class comes with a trip to the nearby market, where you can learn all about local ingredients and how they're used in Thai cookery. If you choose the afternoon class, this does not come with a market tour, but you'll get to learn all about the theory of Thai flavors and cooking techniques.

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    Location: 96 Krabi Road, Talat Nuea, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily at 8.45 am and 1.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 354 355


    Dusit Laguna Phuket cooking class

    Bangtao Beach

    This cooking class at the 5-star Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket resort teaches the art of Royal Thai cuisine. You'll learn from a master of this special style of Thai cooking as you prepare a 4-course menu, which changes every day.

    Thai cookery classes are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm. Students will also receive a Dusit Laguna apron as well as class folders with instructions and illustrated recipes.

    Location: 390 Moo 1, Srisoontorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 324 324


    Organic Thai Cooking


    Organic Thai Cooking offers a fun and informative day learning how to prepare and cook some of Thailand's most delicious dishes. Classes include a visit to a Thai outdoor market with all its colors, scents and sounds, giving you an authentic look into a very interesting part of Thai culture and showing you all the available fresh produce and spices.

    They'll also show you around their organic garden farm and you’ll be surprised at how many vegetables can be grown in such a small area through the use of simple techniques, totally pesticide-free. Class sizes are very small, with a maximum of 3 students, ensuring a highly personalized and quality experience.

    Location: 76/3 Moo 2, Soi Cokmakam, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 288 258


    Phuket Thai Cooking Academy


    Phuket Thai Cooking Academy makes cooking Thai food fun. They offer professional hands-on classes for beginners, along with specialist vegetarian classes, private classes and advanced cooking classes. Fruit carving and team-building events are also available.

    Their English and Chinese-speaking Thai chefs will teach you authentic Thai cooking in a comfortable and scenic school, which is conveniently located 5 minutes from Patong Beach, in Kathu. They offer free transportation, recipes, and a certificate of achievement for every student. They teach Thailand’s most popular food with 2 classes daily.

    Location: 81/23 Soi Chang, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm (closed on Sunday)

    Phone: +66 (0)92 962 6076


    Pum Cooking School

    Patong Beach

    Pum Restaurant emphasises simplicity – dishes are based on traditional Thai cuisine adapted for a modern, fast-paced world. They'll teach how to recreate recipes you have learnt here in Phuket in the comfort of your own home by keeping things simple and using only fresh, natural ingredients that can be found in most countries today.

    You won't need any basic skills or any knowledge to start as young Thai teachers will very kindly explain the ingredients then guide you through the surprisingly simple process of cooking. Classes are run daily and all students receive a recipe book and a certificate.

    Location: 204/32 Soi Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee 1, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 240 8924

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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