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7 BEST Bangkok Cooking Classes [2024]

Looking for Bangkok cooking classes? There’s no better place to discover the secrets of Thai cuisine. Read on to find the best culinary experiences in the city!

Bangkok is the vibrant capital city of Thailand. Renowned for its stunning temples and bustling markets, it also offers delectable cuisine. From curries to soups, stir-fries, and desserts, Thai dishes have captivated the taste buds of food enthusiasts around the world.

If you’re looking not only to indulge in the flavors of Thailand but to delve deeper into their secrets, Bangkok is the perfect place to do it. 

Cooking classes in Thailand offer a fun and interactive way to learn about the traditional techniques. You’ll also be introduced to the main ingredients used in the dishes you’ll be drooling over on your vacation! 

In my opinion, it’s one of the (many!) epic things to do in Bangkok, and one you shouldn’t miss.

Image of a bowl of Pad Thai seen from above, placed on a black surfaces and surrounded by ingredients, inserted in a post about the best Bangkok Cooking Classes

In this article, we’ll introduce you to the best Bangkok cooking classes that offer an authentic experience.

Regardless of the experience you choose, you’ll get to roll up your sleeves and cook alongside skilled local chefs. Learn the skills to whip up from scratch your favorite Thai recipes!  

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an experienced cook looking to refine your skills, these classes cater to all levels of expertise. So, prepare to embark on a culinary adventure and unlock the secrets of Thai cuisine in the heart of Bangkok.

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Limited time? These are the best tours

THE BEST TOUR Pink Chili – Thai Bangkok Cooking Class
PRIVATE TOURPrivate Customizable Thai Cooking Class
EVENING TOUR Tingly Thai Cooking School Evening Class

 OUR PICK: The BEST Cooking Class in Bangkok

Indulge in a culinary paradise with this Pink Chili – Thai Bangkok Cooking Class and Market Tour. Dive into the local food market and handpick top-notch ingredients for your lesson. Then, make your way to the kitchen where the magic will unfold.

Learn about the ingredients and spice levels as you whip up classics like pad thai, Tom Yam soup and green curry. You will also delight in crispy deep-fried spring rolls.

With a pro by your side, master the art of wok cooking and revel in the gratifying feast of your own creations. A small-group setting ensures a personalized journey through Thailand’s flavors.

Why this tour? It’s a super comprehensive cooking class. It covers everything from how to choose fresh produce and seafood at the market to eating a Thai meal made by you. Learn countless tips, techniques, and methods, leaving the class as an (almost) expert!

Read what the reviews say

”Fantastic cooking experience. Pimmy was a good instructor. Great proportions and lots of chopping and cooking. Food was delicious. I’ve done cooking classes in Hanoi, Seoul, Tokyo, Barcelona, Mexico, etc and this was one of the best. Great value for the price and a way to get to know Thai culture that is a little off the beaten path.”

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This Pink Chili cooking class in Bangkok includes: The cooking class with all ingredients, a market tour, lunch, tea & coffee, and recipes. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Other GREAT Bangkok Cooking Classes

▶️ On this Hands-On Thai Cooking Class & Market Tour in Silom you’ll get to explore the Khlong Toei market and handpick the freshest ingredients. Get ready to dive into a cooking class led by an experienced chef, preparing and savoring mouthwatering dishes during the tour. 

Some of the dishes you’ll get to craft include the hot and sour Tom Yum Goong soup and Tom Kha Gai soup. Try the zesty Som Tum Thai papaya salad and the iconic Pad Thai noodles as well, along with one of Thai’s famous curries: green, red, Panang, or Massaman.

You’ll choose your menu off a great variety of options, and top off the feast with the heavenly dessert Mango Sticky Rice. 

This tour includes: A cooking class with all ingredients, a market tour, tuk tuk transportation from the market, a meal, and recipes. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Check out this Half-Day Thai Cooking Class in Bangrak District. You’ll be joining a skilled local chef for a hands-on lesson to prepare five authentic, mouthwatering Thai dishes. 

Start by exploring a vibrant local market and discovering where the freshest ingredients are sourced. Then, get to work following closely the instructions of your guide.

Afterward, savor the fruits of your labor during a delightful group meal. As a bonus, you’ll receive a recipe list via email to recreate these delectable creations at home (which trust me – you’ll want to!)

This tour includes: A cooking class with all ingredients, a market visit (morning session only), lunch, recipes, and photos of the class. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this half-day BaiPai Thai Bangkok Cooking School Class to dive into the vibrant world of Thai flavors. Learn to whip up delicious dishes using fresh ingredients and professional techniques.

No prior kitchen experience is needed, and you’ll be able to prepare four dishes under the guidance of experienced local chefs. 

Learn traditional techniques, savor local flavors, and master the art of beautiful presentation!

This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, a cooking class with all ingredients, lunch, and a cookbook.➥ BOOK IT HERE

An Evening Cooking Class in Bangkok

The Tingly Thai Cooking School Evening Class is a 3-hour experience. You’ll meet your instructor and delve into the secrets of authentic Thai cuisine. All the while you’ll be honing your culinary skills and learning new cooking techniques.

The menu varies during the week, featuring classics like green curry, hot and sour, and fried noodles. After your meal is seasoned and ready, sit down for a memorable dinner.

This tour includes: A cooking class, an English-speaking guide, dinner, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Cooking Classes in Bangkok

▶️ Join this Private Customizable Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok with up to 9 of your friends! The tour begins at the bustling local market, where you’ll learn to identify the ingredients and do some shopping. 

Led by a well-versed chef, you’ll then acquire the skills and tricks to prepare different Thai dishes, chosen by you from an extensive menu, and whip up four courses for your own indulgence.

With expert guidance, this hands-on experience guarantees a delicious and educational adventure. The experience can be turned into a Bangkok vegetarian cooking class, and even a vegan cooking class. 

This tour includes: Pick-up and drop-off from a meeting point, market visit, a cooking class with all the ingredients, a meal, and recipes. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Authentic Thai Cooking with the Largest Market Visit & Tuk Tuk Ride is a half-day tour that ensures unending entertainment. You’ll start your day with a visit to a buzzing local market, picking your own vegetables and herbs for your meal. A fun tuk tuk ride will then take you to the cooking school. 

Your host is a culinary expert who’s collaborated with Michelin-starred restaurants, and with the winner of Master Chef Thailand. You know you’re in for a treat as you learn from them the secrets of Thai cuisine.

Chop ingredients, stir-fry vegies, and craft delicious dishes that could compete with the best restaurants in the city. 

Once the meal is ready, delight your taste buds with the likes of green papaya salad, Tom Yum Goong soup, Pad Thai, and Massaman curry. 

This tour includes: Private transportation, a market visit, a cooking class with all ingredients, and a meal. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cooking Classes in Bangkok FAQs

Are cooking classes in Thailand worth it?

I adore taking cooking classes in different countries, especially those renowned for their delicious cuisine. Thailand has to be one of my favorites, and I firmly believe that enjoying cooking courses in Bangkok ought to be a must on any trip to Thailand. It’s most definitely worth it! 

What is Bangkok famous food?

Pad Thai is a classic Thai dish and probably the most famous in the city. Other delicious and very authentic Bangkok delicacies include Mango Sticky Rice, Tom Yum Goong, Green Papaya Salad, Green Curry, and Hot & Sour Soup

Are there Bangkok cooking classes in Sukhumvit? 

You can find amazing cooking classes in the Bangrak district, which is easily accessible from Sukhumvit by tram. It’s the area where the prestigious Blue Elephant cooking classes in Bangkok are held, along with many others. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.