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TAT supports creative Thai cooking classes as part of the 2015 Discover Thainess campaign

April 13, 2015 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

unnamed (13)The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to lend its support to promote new Thai culinary experiences organised by Concept Cooking and Craft as well as the Food Communication Association.

Concept Cooking and Craft offers a great chance for travellers to learn how to cook like a Thai chef through a variety of gastronomical courses. Participants can choose from a short course; such as, ‘The Wellness Kitchen’ course, which is a half-day culinary class combined with a spa treatment, swimming pool access and/or sauna at the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, or a full day ‘Meal @ Farm’ course to the “The Hidden Valley of Thai Herbs” in Bang Khae, Bangkok in order to explore the origin of Thai ingredients along the “route of salt and coconut” of the  Samut Songkram and Samut Sakhon area.


Participants are learning Thai dish preparation during Thai cooking class workshop

Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Acting TAT Governor and TAT’s Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and America) said, “These Thai culinary programmes in which visitors can learn some of the secrets of Thai cooking are in the spirit of our 2015 Discover Thainess tourism campaign, which emphasises and promotes at least seven unique elements of Thai culture, one of which is our amazing national cuisine.”

Spicy pork and tomato dip or ‘Nam Prik Ong’

Spicy pork and tomato dip or ‘Nam Prik Ong’

Thai food is inseparable from Thai culture as a whole, and this is reflected in the way that food is a major topic of Thai conversation. Favourite Thai dishes are always at the heart of festivals, celebrations and family occasions. To cater to visitors who want to learn how to make Thai dishes, classes are opening all over Thailand where people can learn cooking techniques, preparation skills and how to choose ingredients, so that they can take home the tastes of Thailand.

The Wellness Kitchen and other short courses are presented by chefs sharing their own tips and techniques for making many Thai dishes including desserts. Classes are open for groups from 6 to 20 people. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and a gift box of mini desserts. There are many different packages to choose from and the full-day course even includes a farm visit.


Few visitors have enjoyed such a unique glimpse of the local way of Thai life. In addition to the gastronomical courses, Meal @ Farm also welcomes groups of up to 15 people to enjoy a guided visit to local markets and farms. It is the best way to learn first-hand how to prepare and present food using the techniques that go into making genuine Thai dishes; such as, Massaman, Phat Thai, and shrimp cakes, to name a few.

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