Choose a morning or afternoon class when you book. Then, after pickup from your Phuket hotel, travel by air-conditioned minivan to the renowned Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant, set in a beautiful 105-year-old governor’s mansion in the town.
On arrival, admire the mansion and its gardens, and meet your instructor, an experienced culinary tutor with extensive knowledge of Thai food.
Your class will focus on ‘royal’ Thai cuisine: classic dishes once served to Thai royalty that center on subtly balanced flavors and the best and freshest ingredients. During your experience, your instructor will guide you on this gastronomic style, and in the Blue Elephant culinary philosophy, so you fully understand, appreciate, and relish its wonders and ethos.
Sip a welcome drink, and get a briefing on the 4-course menu ahead. Then, enjoy a theory session, with the instructor introducing you to different Thai fruits, vegetables, herbs, and typical products. Watch a demonstration of each dish, and receive the recipes, notes, and an apron.
Next, take your place in the modern kitchen equipped with all the necessary cooking facilities, and with your own stove and wok. Then, set about preparing your meal. Menus vary from day to day, but expect to create dishes like spicy prawn salad, red curry with roasted duck, and steamed sticky rice pudding.
Get hands-on guidance and relax into the warm and interactive atmosphere. Feel free to ask questions, and learn insider secrets for creating authentic flavors and professional results.
Once your creations are ready, sit down in the elegant Blue Elephant restaurant to sample your cooking, and some of the restaurant’s very own dishes so you can contrast and compare.
Finally, receive a Blue Elephant cooking certificate and a cooking set as souvenirs, and end your culinary experience with a hotel drop-off.