Learning the delectable art of Thai cooking in one of the most outstanding areas of the country, is a delight not tobe missed by visitors to Thailand; whether taking a single cookery class whilst on holiday or planning an entire trip focused on culinary pleasures, Thailand Culinary Tours has the cooking tour for you. Each traveller is different and our flexibility allows for tours that fit with your expectations.
The Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School is very well planned, with classrooms designed so that every student can clearly view the demonstration area. An overhead mirror and stadium style seating also present an ideal working environment whilst the air-conditioning ensures you stay cool, when the cooking heats up. Each student enjoys a personal cooking station that is specially designed to make Thai cooking a truly enjoyable experience that can be practised with ease; each station is equipped with everything you need during your course.
Then there’s the all important atmosphere, warm welcome, clear teaching techniques and delectable dining area in which to enjoy the fruits of your labour. The Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School has placed its dining area right alongside the pretty, aromatic Organic Herb Garden so meals are complimented by the setting; you can also take breaks here with complementary coffee, tea and water always available throughout the day.
The Organic Herb Garden is of course entirely functional too; set in the tranquil surroundings of Master Chef Sompon’s house, students are encouraged to get to know these important ingredients to Thai cooking. You’ll pick some of your own ingredients fresh from the soil and receive a guided tour that is both educational and stimulating to your senses.
“Master Chef – Sompon Nabnian has devoted his time to teaching Thai cooking and the school has gone from strength to strength. Despite running the best cooking school in Chiang Mai, Sompon is always concerned with quality and is continually improving and adding to his courses.”
At the Chiand Mai Thai Cookery School, students can fully immerse into the world of Thai culture, heritage and cuisine to experience an incredible learning experience:
– Expert tuition from a dedicated team
– Explore the ingredients particular to Thai food
– Pick your own herbs in the Organic Herb Garden
– A completely hands-on Thai cooking experience
– All study under the watchful eye of the respected Master Chef
Students experience a thorough hands-on approach at this particular Thai cooking school and attention is paid to the methods and tools that are unique to Thai cuisine. Master Chef Sompon Nabnian takes time to ensure students get the most out of their visit and time spent at the Chiang Mai Cookery School.
Sompon Nabnian was born in 1968 in Phayao, a province in the north of Thailand. His village was in the countryside and he was born in the kitchen while his mother was busy preparing the sticky rice for breakfast. His father was a butcher so there was always a lot of cooking going on around him. He had many jobs as a young boy including working in the rice fields, looking after buffalo and working in a tobacco factory. But whenever Sompon had the chance he would be in the kitchen helping with the cooking; much as he does today.
Life took Sompon on a varied path that included becoming a novice monk in order to attain an education. Whilst still a novice he moved to Chiang Mai and ended up in Wat Phra Sing. On completion of his education, icluding mastering the English language, he guide; taking tourists on treks which involved, amongst other things, cooking 3 meals a day in the jungle. Cooking school is paradise by comparison!
At the end of your time at the Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School, you will have examined and got to know the properties of the ingredients of Thai cookery and prepared a delicious range of Thai food that you can enjoy and later prepare at home.