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Thai Cooking Class in Phuket with Thai People provided by Kata Thai Cooking Class @ Phuket, Thailand

Thai Cooking Class in Phuket with Thai People

Thai Cooking Class in Phuket with Thai People
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Tour snapshot
Master the basics of Thai cuisine during a cooking class
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
There’s no better way to get to know the culture of a country than through its cuisine. Take home Thai recipes to family and friends following a cooking class that gives you access to ingredients and equipment that you may not have at home. Plus, you’ll have ample space to prep and cook at your own personal cooking station.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • An ideal choice for families and food lovers
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon start time to suit your schedule
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • An ideal choice for families and food lovers
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon start time to suit your schedule
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45950P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Welcome and Soft Drink
  • Ingredient for cooking
  • Recipes and Secret tips
  • Own cooking station
  • Halal products and Accommodate Vegetarian and Vegan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off. Pickup in Kata, Karon, Patong and Rawai Beach area
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Private transportation
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We have free pick up and drop off service in Kata, Karon, Patong, Chalong roundabout and Rawai beach area. The others we can negotiate or help you to arrange it.
  • 3 Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand Kata Thai Cooking Class in Phuket by Sally & Jim
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Empty Tummy
  • Food Allergy, please advise at time of booking if need
  • Minimum Age: 4-8 years old (join station with parent)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Welcome and Soft Drink
  • Ingredient for cooking
  • Recipes and Secret tips
  • Own cooking station
  • Halal products and Accommodate Vegetarian and Vegan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off. Pickup in Kata, Karon, Patong and Rawai Beach area
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We have free pick up and drop off service in Kata, Karon, Patong, Chalong roundabout and Rawai beach area. The others we can negotiate or help you to arrange it.
  • 3 Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand Kata Thai Cooking Class in Phuket by Sally & Jim
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Empty Tummy
  • Food Allergy, please advise at time of booking if need
  • Minimum Age: 4-8 years old (join station with parent)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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bisd
15 contributions
Dec 2021
Jim was really kind and picked me up right from where I was staying. The cookery class was very well organized. Jim put me at ease with his convivial banter and gave me some excellent advice and background information about Thailand in general and Phuket in particular. Jim also had a helper who made sure I followed the correct COVID procedures and had all the equipment and aprons etc. I needed. Jim was kind enough to confirm with me what I would like to cook before we started - we settled on Tom Yam soup, Pad Thai, Red Curry and Mango with Sticky rice. Jim made sure to demonstrate everything he wanted me to do first to make sure I understood his instructions. The 2 to 3 hours passed by very quickly as we transitioned smoothly from one dish to the next. Jim was very thorough in demonstrating techniques, the reasoning behind the use of different ingredients etc. Every hour or so we would have a quick break to review and get ready for the next phase. Sally and Jim are obviously seasoned professionals who have been doing this for a while and have developed a slick operation which imparts the precious wisdom of the Thai culinary tradition in an informal and thoroughly enjoyable way. I consider myself to be fortunate to have been able to learn from them and I hope to be able to put into practice what I learnt. Jim also took photos of each of the dishes I cooked and of me cooking them so I would have something to show and he also provides printouts of the recipes and a link to a youtube video demonstrating the same techniques in case we need to be reminded. At the end I was able to take the dishes back and share them with my hosts, which was a truly memorable and mouthwatering experience. Thoroughly recommended for an easy way to learn sophisticated cooking techniques in a friendly and mutually respectful environment - a great introduction to Thai cooking and culture for the uninitiated.
Written January 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sushritha U
1 contribution
May 2022
Since I had booked on a weekday, there was noone else for that session except me. Jim offered to join another session the next day since there were more ppl joining that or we could continue with the one I booked. So nice of him to not cancel and have a class with just me! I made loads of YUM food and took it back with me so I could have lunch with my parents. My dad said my Tom Yum was the best he ever had. :')

Jim is soo funny and Sally is so cute, haha! <3 I highly highly recommend this class, if you want to learn how to make Thai food and have fun, while at it! :)
Written May 9, 2022
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Nimish P
1 contribution
Dec 2019
There are about 10 cooking schools in Kata but I would recommend this one. Even if you are staying elsewhere in Phuket I think it is worth taking a day trip to Kata to go to this cookery class.

The hotel I was staying in Kata, Phuket recommended the Kata Thai Cooking Class by Sally. Whilst I love Thai food, I am afraid I have absolutely no talent for cooking and as a vegetarian it is difficult finding restaurants that are prepared not to use fish sauce.

The main marketing message of the school is that they will teach you the basics of Thai cooking in 2.5 hours. This sounds unbelievable but is true. The husband and wife team Jim and Sally that run this class have managed to deconstruct Thai cooking to a point where it is effectively idiot proof. This means that the class is quite suitable for young children (who are clearly not idiots) as well. At the end of the class you have to eat what you cook so there isn’t much margin for error. I can say in all honesty that the food I cooked was the best Thai food I have ever eaten. I was not unique in this experience, Claus from Denmark who was sitting next to me made the same observation of the food he had cooked.

They run two classes a day in the morning and afternoon. I would recommend the afternoon class as it also includes a visit to the local Thai food markets where you are introduced to the local fruits and vegetable. After that Jim and Sally guide you through all the cooked and fermented foods in the market. The fun part is that you get to taste all the different types of foods. The variety of food is so much greater than what you get in hotels and restaurants and is at a fraction of the price.

Once the tour of the markets is completed, everyone is taken back to the school where there are two rooms. About 80% of the time is spent in the prep room where Jim introduces the vegetables and spices to be used. More importantly there is a very clear explanation of how changing just a few of the ingredients can allow you to cook a wide variety of dishes.

Once the preparation is done everyone goes into a room where the food is cooked in woks. By my estimation this was no more than 20 to 30 minutes of the 2.5 hours.

Over the course of a couple of hours I learnt how to make vegetarian versions of Red, Green and Panang Curry, Pad Thai and Tom Kha and Tom Yum soups.

The only thing I regret is that I should have made enough of the Curry Paste to take home as some of the ingredients are hard to find in UK.

My final observation is that both Jim and Sally are very willing to engage with their students even the class is over. I have just received a long email from Sally with a lot at Thai recipes that we didn’t get a chance to learn in class. I will be going back to learn more on my next trip to Phuket.
Written January 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Nimish, That was so sweet of you. Hope you can cook now. Surprise your wife by food. Happy Wife Happy Life! See you next year! Wish you all the best Sally & Jim ;)
Written January 6, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hana S
1 contribution
Nov 2021
We chose this cooking class based on the reviews and don't regret because it was just great! Jim was super friendly and explained us everything about every single ingredient when we were preparing them for cooking. As there was not a lot of tourists at that time (beginning of November 2021), we were the only ones there so we had a good talk with Jim as well. We cooked Tom Kha Kai, Green Thai Curry, Pad Thai and Mango Sticky Rice. We got detailed recipes to take home and Jim also sent us recipes for other delicious Thai dishes. We really enjoyed the cooking class and highly recommend it while traveling on Phuket.
Written January 1, 2022
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Bartop4
Newark-on-Trent, UK64 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
What a wonderful experience this was. We were in a group of 5 and Jim made it brilliant fun. He explained everything, all the ingredients, potential substitutes, where to find them and how they all build to the Thai flavour.
We loved the food, had a real laugh and genuinely learned loads of new skills!
I've done a Thai cookery course before in Thailand about 10 years ago which was brilliant and this was even better!
Written December 19, 2021
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Raj A
New York City, NY6 contributions
Jim and Sally were fabulous. My gf and I were the only participants due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Jim is really easygoing and funny. The class is clearly refined since they knew just how much we should do by ourselves and which bits the helper(s) should do for us. Jim was a great entertainer, keeping us engaged by asking questions and making jokes along the way. I highly highly recommend it. It’s a great way to spend a few hours. Time will fly by.
Written March 27, 2020
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ness_956
Dubai, United Arab Emirates47 contributions
This was the highlight of our trip to phuket. Jim was so friendly and flexible with meals that we wanted to cook. He picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel and did a PCR stop too. He made us feel welcome and the food we cooked was delicious. We could even take away anything we didn't eat. All recipes were also sent via email so we are looking forward to trying them out at home. A great group experience and we have made lovely memories here. Definitely one to try whilst you are in phuket.
Written October 24, 2021
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Thanks Ness. I hope you and your friends would enjoy our class. Thanks for spending vacation in Thailand. Hope to see you all again. Well done teacher! Jim
Written October 25, 2021
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Dominic J
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The class was amazing! Jim was hysterical and extremely accommodating to others dietary needs. The class went very smoothly and was a lot of fun! Everyone that worked there did an amazing job of making sure we all had a fun relaxing time learning to cook Thai dishes. And the best part... All of our food turned out spectacular. Thanks again for a great time!
Written February 7, 2020
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DansRyan
Hong Kong, China7 contributions
Oct 2019
I reserved the class in Klook, but Klook wrongly located the venue. I used over an hour to find the place.

Luckily, Jim was super friendly and postponed the class for us. The dishes were tasty and easy to cook under guidance. He explained every detail with each ingredient and provided the recipe after the class.

I strongly recommend that you can stay hungry to come as you will be very very full to take all the dishes.

I enjoyed this class.
Written May 13, 2020
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mhardwick1
Hong Kong, China17 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
This was an amazing experience, the Kata Thai Cooking Class is situated, believe it or not, in Kata! and they offer a free pick up service. You have the option of choosing to cook lunch or dinner, I chose the latter and it took about 4 hours.

The host Jim made it fun and explained all the ingredients that were used in each of the recipes and why certain types of herbed and spices are used. For the dinner class you get the option to tour around the market where you’ll be shown a vast variety of local food and get the chance to sample same of them, however if you don’t have a strong stomach I would suggest you avert your eyes at the meat stalls.

The prep and cooking was fun and dare I say it not as hard as it looks as you will be guided every step of the way and the bonus is you get to eat what you cooked with you fellow classmates over a nice cold drink plus you will be emailed the recipes to try at home.

If you are looking for something fun to do for the whole family and contribute to the economy on this beautiful island I would thoroughly recommend Kata Thai Cooking Class.
Written August 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fun and engaging cooking class
My husband and I joined the afternoon cooking class. Jim is very friendly, humorous and engaging. He explained the
Katerina S
Katerina S
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DELICIOUS EXPERIENCE!!!
Such an amazing experience!!! Jim picked us from our hotel and we had the most well organised cooking class. Jim ma
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WOW!
We took our kids (5 and 7) with us and all of us had an awesome time! Jim was really engaging and knowledgeable. He
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stevenbH4801PD
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Fantastic class
Interesting and very engaging. We cannot wait to try what we learnt at home. Well prepared and efficiently run cla
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d10gyk
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Covid safe cooking fun!!!
From pick up to drop off, we had a fabulous time with Jim. We felt safe and secure and everything was spotlessly cl
Shlomiko
Shlomiko
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A Blast of Tastes
Probably one of the best experiences in the Island! The place is Ran by Jim who’s Sally’s husband ! What an amaz
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G1354PWadamr
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Fantastic Experience!
We came to Phuket under the sandbox program and were looking for a cooking class to experience how to prepare tradi
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cooking
its a must visit.. best day and we will be back.. lovely people lovely food and they both make you feel so welcome
Jacrae05
Jacrae05
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Hilarious afternoon
Loved our class with Jim. He was on time for pick up. He is very funny and has great English. The tour was great.
jbutt449
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Amazing cooking class!
We had the pleasure of taking Jim’s class. We were picked up, taken to the food market before class. Everything was
diannecolquhoun
diannecolquhoun
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Highly recommend!
Amazing class! Jim was so friendly and helpful! We had such a great time. Food tasted amazing as well. Highly recom
Pam M
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Excellet cookery course with Jim, Kata thai cooking class.
We went on an afternoon market tour and cookery class we loved every moment of it. The market was so much fun and s
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A must do activity in Kata
This was an excellent cooking class. I learnt a lot about the different ingredients which go into the food. Jim was
Shoebmo
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Kata thai cooking class
My friends and I went to this class after recommendations from others who did this in March 2019. They talked about
dorianp632
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Funny class!
Great vibe during the class. Everyone very easy going and JIM the tutor was so funny when explaining the recipes. H
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