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Half Day Thai Cooking Course at Farm (Chiang Mai)
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Half Day Thai Cooking Course at Farm (Chiang Mai)

By Smile Organic Farm Cooking School
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Ages 0-75, max of 12 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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2023

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All ingredients for cooking class
  • E-book for all recipes
  • Photo album on our Facebook page


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pickup time is between 8:00-8:30am for morning course and 3:00-3:30pm for evening course. We pick you up at your hotel/accommodation within 3 kilometers radius of Chiang Mai Old City. Please inform us of your hotel name and address in advance.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 345511P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Smile Organic Farm Cooking School
          16,361
          Chiang Mai, Thailand
          Joined in December 2016
        • H6785FZpriscilas
          0 contributions
          Nice day, teacher Cici, wonderful and funny. I recommend the experience
          It was a wonderful day, a unique experience! everything was incredible, from teacher Cici to the class location. I definitely recommend it.
          Written 24 February 2024
        • johannagP5975KI
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          Bring your appetite
          Great fun! A quick paced but well guided activity that will have you cooking like a local in no time. Bring your appetite;)
          Written 24 February 2024
        • chlo_z712
          0 contributions
          Fantastique full day cooking class
          We chose a full day of cooking class, and made 6 dishes + curry paste. It was amazing, and Cici (our teacher) was so nice and funny. The food is delicious, our pad thaï and other dishes look professionnal. The market is nice in the morning, and the farm where they are located is a breath of fresh air. We couldn’t eat so much so they let us take everything back afterwards. And we finished early, so it leaves us time to further explore Chiang Mai.
          Written 24 February 2024
        • wandersons490
          0 contributions
          The best cooking class
          It was an amazing cooking class, the products, the staff, the tools, the farm, everything was awesome. I highly recommend this experience
          Written 24 February 2024
        • fannyt983
          0 contributions
          Perfect day
          Perfect class with a very dynamic and funny teacher! We learned how to make 6 typical Thai food and the result was beyond expectations. Thank you Cici!
          Written 24 February 2024
        • Merelvandenberg8
          0 contributions
          Great cooking class
          Such a nice day with a lot of culinary inspiration and a fun group of people. Would definitely recommend coming here! Half a day is already plenty of food, even though you can take it home with you when you don't finish :), so I would recommend doing that one! #teamsmile
          Written 24 February 2024
        • 667marielleb
          0 contributions
          Better go somewhere else!!
          The best of this cooking class was Yo, the teacher. I learned to make some nice dishes. But to be honest, this is more a cooking factory than a cooking class. 4 big groups, so 48 people, pretty close to each other. If you are sensitive to noise it is not your place. The name Organic farm would assume that they are growing so much, but the short time in explaining some plants was not impressive. The cooking itself was not really interesting because too much was already done, like cutting. And the explanation for instance how to make sticky rice , part of the dessert, had to be asked for. We did 2 cooking classes in the past, one 20 years ago in Chiang Mai at Chang Mai Thai Cookery school, this was sooo much better than what we experienced today, and one at Chef Leez in Bangkok, also much better. By the way, if you host so many people please be sure you also have proper sanitairy…or clean it in between. So besides our lovely teacher Yo, there was not so much to be positive about. Maybe I am spoiled with good classes already but on the other hand, I think a good cooking class isn’t that difficult to organize. I would not recommand this cooking school.
          Written 24 February 2024
        • Larbousier
          0 contributions
          Really nice
          Was a really nice day and interesting . Thanks YO for your smile . I really enjoy it. Don't eat before because you will eat all day
          Written 23 February 2024
        • troubleinpink
          0 contributions
          Fantastic experience!
          We loved this class! Julie was a terrific instructor and had us laughing the whole day. The way she taught left us both feeling confident we could replicate the dishes at home. Everything was delicious and never once did I feel overwhelmed or that things were too complicated to do on my own. Five stars!
          Written 23 February 2024
        • darrenmZ8878OA
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          Awesome
          Excellent day out, with lots to make and eat. Very good value for such a large amount of food and to learn how to cook the dishes as well. Highly recommend
          Written 21 February 2024
        • Sunshine62654472285
          0 contributions
          Making the curry paste
          Excellent arrangement and cooking teacher . Very funny experience in my Thai visit. food is fresh and place is place. Highly recommend you spend half or ever one day here
          Written 21 February 2024
        • 558maxwellc
          0 contributions
          Great place to learn Thai cooking and lots of food to eat!
          Anya was amazing. Very knowledgeable, kind, and patient. The other teachers seemed the same and the place was lovely. You get lots of choice and take home lots.
          Written 21 February 2024
        • Happiness40850176552
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          Wonderful experience
          Everything was amazing and Annie the best teacher. I’m very full now, but I still have my bag full of food. Totally recommended!
          Written 21 February 2024
        • esme-fabry
          0 contributions
          Best cooking class ever!
          Anya was amazing. I loved the variety of dishes we could make! It was great to watch and get involved and go to the market. It was so much fun! Thank you for providing take away containers. And thank you so much for doing vegan options for us!! That was great. 😊
          Written 21 February 2024
        • bryarc2023
          0 contributions
          Team Lily!
          Our guide Lily made the experience amazing! She was hilarious and taught us how to cook 5 dishes! Would definitely recommend!
          Written 20 February 2024
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        Fenne
        Amsterdam, The Netherlands12 contributions
        May 2022 • Friends
        Together with one friend, we did the evening cooking class and we loved it! We made a maincourse, a curry and a soup. You can choose between 4 really nice options with every meal. So you don’t have to make the same as your friend for example. The location of the school is a 45 minutes drive from city, you’re gonna be picked up from and dropped off at your hotel, that’s inclusive. On the way you stop at a local market, where your chef will explain some useful things about the products they have there. I liked the farm where the school was very much, its in the middle of the nature and they have their owns ingredients in the garden. You can walk through it by your own and later as well with your chef and you will hear funny and interesting things about the vegetables, fruits and spices; most of them you’re gonna use with cooking. Our chef Tay was really nice and funny and spoke good English! She explained everything very well. In the end, you will receive a little book with all the recipes, so you don’t have to remember anything or need to write something down. If you can not eat all the food you made, you can bring it home, since it’s a lot to eat in once. ;) After all, I would definitely recommend this amazing experience when you visit Chiangmai!
        Written 25 May 2022
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        grtflyin
        Fort Lauderdale, FL58 contributions
        As a lover of Thai food this was a great experience to get to know more about the ingredients and flavours that go into the dishes.
        Our chef Natty was awesome. She was patient, funny and very informative. From a short stop at a local market to highlight the difference between ‘packet curry paste’ and the real deal to a guide through their small garden where she explained and let us smell and feel the different ingredients we then got to choose what we wanted to prepare. It was a fun experience and the food we prepared tasted great.
        It’s very well organised even though we were one of three groups of 12 people.
        Reviewing some other comments it’s not a culinary school folks !
        It’s a fun way to learn more about Thai food and get a chance to cook your own dishes.
        Great value for the money and Natty made it a fantastic afternoon/evening activity.
        Highly recommend !
        Written 5 February 2023
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        John S
        4 contributions
        July 2022 • Friends
        Wow! A must do experience. A really solid price given that you make 5 dishes (super filling almost didn’t finish). The Chefs are super attentive and knowledgeable and give everyone the right amount of attention. A special shout out to Tay for creating such a warm environment!
        Written 5 July 2022
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        Jake S
        5 contributions
        June 2022 • Friends
        Kiki was our instructor and and she was very clear, very helpful and very entertaining. I cooked 3 delicious meals that I can take home
        To show my family where as before I could only cook eggs and bacon and maybe toast. 10/10 experience and would highly recommend if you want to; cook, laugh and taste some delicious food. AROY MAAK!!
        Written 3 June 2022
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        Robert Vass
        Budapest, Hungary2 contributions
        Pick-up at hotel was as scheduled, first we visited a local market where Sisi, the group leader, told us which ingredient is used in what dish and we had some time for shopping for breakfast, not the cooking experience. After another 30 minute minibus ride we arrived at the farm where Sisi showed us the veggies grown in the garden. Our group was 12 people and there were 3 other groups on-site. It is a much larger compound than expected so there is enough space for 4 groups of 12 but takes away the charm of a homely cooking class. We could choose which curry, soup and main dish to cook, as well as a veggie spring roll which was not optional. All ingredients were prepared for us for each dish. We cooked the spring roll appetizers first together, then everyone their own main dish, ate it and during that time the staff prepared the next set of ingredients for us, it was really well managed. We cooked the curry and the soup but it was way too much so we took home the rest. The recipes are easy to follow, some ingredients might be difficult to get by in Europe when you will try to cook at home. It was a bit shorter than expected, the bus picked us up at 7:30, we started cooking at 10 and were done by 2pm. We arrived home at 3pm. Sisi was a great group leader and cook, helped with everything. Definitely recommended.
        Written 23 November 2022
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        Molly Moses
        2 contributions
        Jan 2024 • Friends
        Our group leader yo made us feel very welcome, he had a great sense of humour and made us feel very included. Our class was very and interactive and informative. The value for money was very very good would really recommend, they were very accommodating to my friends nut allergy's and explained well what they could or couldn't have. They also accommodate for vegetarians and for gluten free needs. We had 3 meals plus spring rolls, all of which were big portions, they gave you the option to take away your food after cooking it if you didn't want to eat it there with the group. We also went to a local market and got a tour of their organic gardens. This was a great afternoon!
        Written 22 January 2024
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        Traveler37336502044
        6 contributions
        This experience was well worth the money! (Not a lot at all). For 900•- we got picked up from our hotel (50mins away) taken to a local market where Tay (our tour guide) took us around and explained different ingredients and products. She then gave us time to look around independently and buy and products for ourself.

        We then got back in the taxi (and met some great people who live 10 minutes away from us), there was 2 groups taken to the cooking area (about 40 people in total during quiet season). Tay sat us down and gave us some information of the different meal we could choose to cook (4 in total). She then made a note of what everyone wanted to cook, you can choose a different meal to your party but if you want to cook next to each other choose the same.

        We then walked around the garden and she explained all the different ingredients that we will be using and let us try them. We then returned to the cooking area and began to cook the different dishes.

        The experience was very hygienic and Tay explained everything fully before we were set to cook. There was water, tea and coffee as refreshments and we could fry our dishes as we went along through the day.

        I would recommend that the half a day experience is more than enough as cooking become tiring in the heat and we were ready for home at the end. The full day just includes a salad and a desert more than the half day experience would.

        An amazing day and definitely worth doing for couples, friends and solo travellers.
        Written 22 August 2022
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        Emilia K
        2 contributions
        Nov 2022 • Friends
        The class was absolutely amazing! Lily picked us up from the hotel in the morning, we went to a very nice and cheap market outside of Chiang Mai city center, she showed us everything and recommended best spices and curry paste. We didn’t have to buy anything because all the ingredients were waiting for us at the farm. Then the cooking class started, we could smell all the herbs from the garden and learn about the sauces and spices. Lily was incredibly cool and funny. She made the experience a real pleasure!
        #teamLily
        Written 1 November 2022
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        chrisd902015
        London, United Kingdom4 contributions
        Oct 2022 • Couples
        Great experience with an excellent guide, Kiki, who gave us a tour round a local market explaining about the various vegetables and ingredients that go in to the dishes we would be making. We then got to work and Kiki was extremely helpful in guiding a group of 12 of us (cooking up to 5 different dishes between us!) to make 3 separate dishes and a spring roll. My other half is a very basic cook but managed to make all dishes with Kiki’s guidance.
        Great fun and good value for money - recommend doing this tour whilst in Chiang Mai!
        Written 10 October 2022
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        GeorgiaElise3
        32 contributions
        Sept 2022 • Couples
        Our evening at Smile Organic Farm was amazing. Our chef guide, Lily, picked us up from the hotel and was super smiley and informative throughout.

        We first stopped at a food market just out of the city, to learn all about buying the local ingredients - you then have 10 minutes to explore the market yourself.

        It’s then a 30 minute drive to the farm which is beautiful! All home grown herbs and vegetables. You get to walk around the farm whilst Lily explains all about the different flavours and smells (passing them around to smell and taste ourselves).

        You get so much choice for your cooking, it isn’t just one meal for everyone. You can all be cooking something different and although I’m not a vegetarian there were alternatives for the two people in our class who were.

        Overall learning about the ingredients and choosing your preferred options, making it the way you like it (heat preference etc) all come together to make it a really fun experience. It is was also a great chance to meet fellow travellers and make some new friends. 100% recommend this cooking class and #TeamLily.
        Written 30 September 2022
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