A 3 Day Thai Restaurant Cooking Program:
Day 1 (5 hours)
Day 2 (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 3 (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.
What's on the menu?
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 on your own. You are welcome to invite a few friends to lunch so they can sample your cooking, and you can continue making practice dishes for the balance of your time.
* Leftover food is given to friends in our neighborhood.
Visit Thai Cookbook TV for free recipes and to see our 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.
If there's a dish that you want to try in particular, just ask.
Space is limited:
Worawut currently accepts just one new student at a time. However he will accommodate two people if they know each other and want to study together. Sorry, two is the maximum.
Our 3 Day Thai Restaurant Cooking Program
is just $400 (USD) for one person
If another person joins you, it is $200 more, or $600 for 3 days.
- A $200 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.
2 Hour Cooking Classes Available:
If you don't have time for our Restaurant Cooking Program, and just want to take a fun cooking class, Worawut can
teach you to make a few of our menu items with a quick 2 hour class. Classes are private, one-on-one time in
our restaurant kitchen, at times when the restaurant is not busy.
฿1,000 or about $30USD for 2 hour private cooking lesson.
Custom programs available. To inquire, you must contact Worawut