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Thai Cooking Classes

Thai Cooking Class with Joy

Want to learn how to cook all of your favourite Thai dishes to wow your friends and family back home? No problem! Cooking classes on Koh Tao are one of our most popular requests and are the perfect activity for a rainy day or when you feel like taking a day off from sightseeing, scuba diving, and adventuring

There’s no denying the appeal of learning to cook Thai style. In the 2017 ‘World’s Best Food Guide’, Thai food accounted for six of the top 25 dishes! And while the ingredients are often simple, it is the complexity of flavours and the perfect combination of sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, and salty aromas that combine to make the taste sensations we know and love.

When you sign up for a cooking class on Koh Tao you’ll be learning from experienced chefs with decades of experience. In Thailand, food is a passion. So you won’t find any cheats or shortcuts in your Thai cooking lessons. You’ll be making each dish from scratch, including all of the pastes and bases. But once you have the basics down, you’ll find most Thai dishes are quick and easy to prepare. In the words of one of our favourite cooking teachers, Joy, Thai food should always be “fast, easy, spicy, and tasty”. Don’t worry if you’re not a natural with hot and fiery foods though, as all spice levels can be accommodated.

Most cooking classes are limited to 4-6 people, meaning lots of fun as you share your culinary journey, but also plenty of one-on-one supervision, hints, and tips. Private lessons for couple are available on request for a small surcharge. 

At the end of your cooking class, you’ll have plenty of delicious fresh Thai food to enjoy, and you’ll be able to take all of the recipes for the meals you made home with you.

Already taken a Thai cooking class elsewhere? 

Don’t let this put you off! The most popular Thai food dishes vary in flavour from region to region, so it’s not unusual to find different recipes and even entirely different specialty dishes as you move around the country. Cooking classes on Koh Tao normally focus on southern Thai food, however learning to make Isan specialties like Laab and Nam Tok or northern dishes like Khao Soi can also be arranged on request. 

Booking with Island Travel:

“Book your activities through Island Travel with peace of mind knowing you can change the date and choose to refund your money should you need to”

  1. Activity date can be changed anytime free of charge subject to availability of the desired new date.
  2. Activity can be cancelled anytime with full refund less an admin fee of 150 baht per person.
  3. Island Travel doesn’t charge any commission for booking activities, every activity we sell is price matched with the operator’s price.

Book your Cooking Class Here:

Please note that there is no taxi service for this activity. Joy’s place is centrally located between Mae Haad & Sairee, please see the location map at the bottom of this page.

To confirm a booking, please look at the menu selection below and click the ‘Book Now’ button below.


Time Duration = 3 hrs, Dishes = 3 dishes fixed menu

Total cost = 1500 thb per person

A deposit payment of 150thb per person will need to be made through Paypal to confirm. The balance will be payable directly with your cooking teacher on the day of your booking.

Menu 1

Vegetable Spring Rolls, Penang Curry Chicken/Pork, Prawn Pad Thai

Total cost = 1500 thb per person

Menu 2

Stir fried Chicken w/Ginger, Prawn Pad Thai, Massaman Curry Chicken/Tofu

Total cost = 1500 thb per person

Menu 3

Vegetable Spring Rolls, Massaman Curry Chicken/Tofu, Spicy Chicken @ Coconut Soup

Total cost = 1500 thb per person

Menu 4

No Name Vegetable, Green Curry Chicken, Stir fried Chicken w/Ginger

Total cost = 1500 thb per person


These private classes can be at Joy’s or at your own Villa if your kitchen is well equiped.

Time Duration = 3-4 hrs

Dishes = free choice of any 3 dishes

Flexible time and day (please select in booking form)

Total cost = 9000 thb for up to 6 people. 

A deposit payment of 1000thb will need to be made through Paypal to confirm. The balance will be payable directly with your cooking teacher on the day of your booking.

Thai Cooking With Joy Koh Tao
Thai Cooking Class on Koh Tao