For Work or For Fun:

My 3 Day Restaurant Cooking Class will provide you with a solid foundation in Thai food ingredients and food preparation. This is what you will need if you want to open a Thai restaurant in your home country. But you can also come to cook with us, just for fun. It's a great way to meet Thai people, and have an experience that regular tourists will never have.

This is the Real Thailand!

3 Day Cooking Program:

Learn in a Real Thai Restaurant.
  • You will follow along, help, and learn as we do our daily backup cooking and prepare the ingredients we use.
  • You will learn to make the delicious Thai sauces, curry pastes, and condiments required in cooking, and at table.
  • You will be able to identify the specific herbs and spices we use in Thai cuisine: the aroma, the taste, and how they look.
  • You will assist our chef with food orders, learning our recipes as they are actually prepared and served.
  • When you are ready, you will prepare customer orders with the assistance and guidance of our English speaking Thai chef.

About Our Restaurant:

Baan Worawut is a small Thai food restaurant on a busy street near the Chiang Mai Zoo and the road to Doi Suthep. Worawut's customers are local university students that arrive throughout the day between classes. They order fast, and eat fast. The menu includes dozens of everyday Thai one dish meals, noodles, soups, and more. You will not find Royal Thai cuisine or fruit carving here. This is the food that Thai people eat every day. Westerners are welcomed and you will find that it is quite easy to stop by, squeeze in, and have a delicious meal. Menu is available in English, and Worawut, "Woot", speaks English well.

More Than 75 Dishes on the Menu!

Here are just a few:

Delicious Fried Rice from Chiang Mai Cooking School
Delicious Garlic Pork from Chiang Mai Cooking School
Delicious Glass Noodle Salad from Chiang Mai Cooking School
Delicious Stir-fried Ramen Noodles from Chiang Mai Cooking School
Delicious Ginger with Chicken from Chiang Mai Cooking School
Delicious Chicken Panang Curry from Chiang Mai Cooking School
Delicious Mixed Seafood in Red Chili Sauce from Chiang Mai Cooking School
Delicious Thai Style Sweet and Sour Pork from Chiang Mai Cooking School
Delicious Sweet Red Chili and Fish Fillet from Chiang Mai Cooking School
Delicious Sweet Vegetarian Tom Yum from Chiang Mai Cooking School

A 3 Day Thai Restaurant Cooking Program:

Study guide
  • Before starting, you'll be given a study guide that will help you to get the most out of your cooking experience at Worawut's. It includes a complete list of the ingredients we use, how they are prepared before cooking, photos, and descriptions. Also included are complete step-by-step recipes for everything we serve at the restaurant. It's basically a how-to guide that you can refer to for the rest of your life, whether you go on to sell Thai food as a restaurant owner, a professional cook, or just for fun. Once you have reserved your start dates, you'll be able to download a copy of the study guide so you can prepare yourself in advance of the first day.
Day 1 (5 hours)
  • You will observe and participate as we clean and prepare the various vegetables and herbs we use every day. Many of these will already be familiar, but some are unique to Asian foods. You can learn to identify them not only by sight, but by taste and smell.
  • An important part of getting Thai food right is in the way the meats are cut, especially in restaurant cooking. Whether you slice or chop it, we will show you how it's done here.
  • We will discuss the various types of sauces, spices, and chili pastes (curry) we use. You will have the opportunity to make your own chili paste, and we'll talk about when the different types are used. You'll get to taste each type, and can learn to identify them by aroma, flavor, and ingredients.
  • The balance of your time can be spent observing the restaurant in action, and you are welcome to hang out as long as you want.
Day 2 (5 hours)
  • On day 2 you will act as a chef's assistant to your teacher while preparing food orders for customers. This will include selecting and measuring the ingredients for each dish, providing them to the chef in the order they are needed, and observing the cooking process.
  • Thai foods are usually named using the name of the ingredients. You'll use the recipes from your study guide to help you learn which spices, sauces, and curries are added to create the right flavors.
  • The restaurant cooking station is a fast-paced environment, and keeping up with the orders can be tiring. Over 3 - 4 hours you can expect to assist in the creation of many different dishes. You can take a break at any time, or just watch for a while as the chef takes over.
Day 3 (5 hours)
  • On day 3 the fun really starts, as you will switch places with your teacher. You take over as chef and they will assist you.
  • You will learn how to handle a wok and get used to cooking over a big flame as you prepare several practice dishes. Worawut, the other cooks, and our kitchen staff will taste your cooking and give suggestions.
  • When you are ready, you'll prepare some random dishes ordered by volunteer customers. Volunteers eat for free, so they are usually easy to find. If nobody wants to try your cooking, we'll continue making practice dishes for the balance of your time.

    * Leftover food is donated to needy families in our neighborhood.
What's on the menu?
  • Over the course of 3 days with Worawut you will have the opportunity to cook many different dishes. Because what we cook is determined by the customers, we can't list them all. We have many dishes on the menu, and each can be prepared in a variety of ways depending on which meat and/or vegetable is requested. Any recipe in your cooking guide can be made. If there's a dish that you want to try in particular, just ask.
Visit Baan Worawut to see the menu.

Space is limited:

Worawut currently accepts just one new student at a time. However he will accomodate two people if they know each other and want to study together. Sorry, two is the maximum.

Cost:

Our 3 Day Thai Restaurant Cooking Program is just  $299  (USD) for one person
If another person joins you, it is $100 more, or $399 for 3 days.

Terms:

  • A $150 deposit is required to reserve your lesson dates.
  • Deposit is made online using PayPal, so you can use most credit or bank debit cards.
  • Because it's PayPal, your information and money is secure.
  • Your deposit will be refunded if you need to cancel, but you must cancel more than 2 weeks before your scheduled start date. Otherwise, your deposit can be applied to a different start date in the future, based on availability.

Check Availability:

Our 3 Day Thai Restaurant Cooking Program requires booking in advance. The restaurant is open Sunday through Friday. New students can start learning on any day we are open, but if you book on Thursday or Friday then you will have Saturday off and continue on Sunday. The calendar below shows availability. You can start on any date shown in green.
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Our Location:

Baan Worawut (วรวุฒิ อาหารตามสั่ง)

Soi Wat Chang Khian

Chang Phuak, Chiang Mai City

Thailand

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