Half Day Thai Cookery Class


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A bite-sized version of its one-day counterpart, in this half day Thai class, you’ll get to make a tantalising selection of exotic dishes.

This hands-on class will teach you about Thai herbs and spices. You will learn about their flavours, how to use them, and where to buy them. This knowledge will help you cook Thai food with confidence and impress your guests.

The class will take you through a comprehensive spice trail to help you really understand all the herbs and spices you will be working with throughout your Thailand cooking experience. This action-packed class will introduce you to delicious recipes you can take away to impress your family and friends.


In this class, you’ll learn to create dishes including:

  • Classic Red (or Green) Curry Paste – a staple ingredient in Thailand cuisine, typically made with a blend of fresh herbs and spices. Red curry paste is usually spicier than green curry paste, which is milder.
  • Thai Fish Cakes – a popular Thai snack or appetiser made with ground fish mixed with herbs and spices, then deep-fried until crispy.
  • Red Chicken Curry with Bamboo Shoots – a Thai dish made with chicken cooked in a spicy red curry sauce containing ingredients like coconut milk, fish sauce, and bamboo shoots.
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice – a type of fragrant rice commonly used in Thailand cuisine, typically served as a side dish to accompany curries and other dishes.

We also offer alternative recipes for any dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-intolerant options. Eating healthily doesn’t have to be boring.  Let us show you how to create delicious meals that will leave you feeling energised and satisfied. Contact us today to learn more.


Join us and learn to cook healthy meals that will make you feel amazing.

If you would like to speak in detail about your needs, please get in touch. Don’t just take our word for it, also check out our website for reviews from satisfied customers. Take a look as well at our full range of Thai Cookery classes

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We hold all classes at our Rickmansworth venue, WD3 1JR.

Don’t miss this opportunity to add some excitement to your meals and take your cooking skills to the next level.

Book your spot now and join us for a fun and interactive day of cooking and learning.

Reviews (3)

“Thank you for a brilliant day. I spent all of Saturday in the kitchen organising my cupboards and shopping to stock up with the right ingredients, and then on Sunday I recreated everything we did in the class. My wife thinks I’m an imposter! Thanks again – you’ve really inspired me and given me the confidence to cook. Big respect! You’ll see me again for sure.”  (George Maynard)

“This is an excellent Thai cookery course. It was very well presented with very clear instructions. It is well worth the money and a good size class too.”

“I would like to thank you for a hugely enjoyable and informative day. My family really enjoyed the food I prepared; even my son Arthur who is autistic and very particular about food absolutely loved it. My wife who is pregnant thought the food was amazing. I don’t know if it was my cooking or your expert tuition, probably a bit of both, and thank you for your kind comments regarding my cooking. I’d be very interested to come back for one of your Thai courses and will be giving polite hints to relatives on the approach to Xmas and my birthday. Hope to see you again soon.”

Faqs (16)

Can I bring a spectator with me?

I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day?

You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you use in our classes, as well as a variety of spices.

I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?

We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please notify us of your dietary requirements within 24 hours of booking. Please email us cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course at least 28 days prior to the class. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking for your health and well being.

I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me?

All courses are suitable for all levels as the classes are based more specifically on the cuisine rather than skill. The Chef will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills. If you are an experienced cook, you may particularly enjoy our Advanced classes. Please contact us if you would like further guidance.

I can’t handle spicy food; will your classes be too hot for me?

In our cookery classes, you get to make your own food to suit your own palate, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste, as spicy or as not spicy as you’d like.

I’m a complete beginner, what class should I do?

Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, our beginner’s cookery class would be the one for you.

I’m gluten intolerant, what classes can I attend?

Our Indian, Thai, and Nutritional classes can be easily altered and tailored to suit a gluten free diet. Please just ensure you make us aware of this at the time of booking.

If I purchase this cookery class voucher can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?

Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.

Is lunch provided in this class?

Yes, lunch is provided (and cooked by you!). If you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?

Yes, you will need to bring some Tupperware/plastic containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.

Is there parking available on site?

Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?

Anyone from the age of 13+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help.

What should I wear/take with me to the course?

Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). We will provide you with everything you need for the day, all we ask for you to bring are tupperware containers.

Will I eat the food I make?

There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participants sit down together for lunch to enjoy the food they have made in the morning, and will be able to take home the food you make in the afternoon to share with family or friends.

Will I have food left over to take home with me?

Yes! On most of our classes, you will be able to take a selection of the delicious food you have made home with you. This does not apply to the half day Indian class.

Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?

Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.

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