Blue Elephant Cooking School

Blue Elephant Cooking School

Blue Elephant Cooking School
4.5
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
About
The cooking school of Blue Elephant is just opposite the BTS Surasak station and occupies a whole floor of our building that is more than a century old. A large space that allows everyone to comfortably take the theoretical classes and then easily move to practice with the Chef in the specially equipped kitchen. You are in real fun and tasty immersion with the Chef. The very popular market tour is a real opportunity for everyone to discover with our Chefs the best products and local ingredients to best enhance the dishes of Thai cuisine. The cooking school is open 7 days a week. The program is different every day, so some of our students (may be you in the future) sign up for several classes in order to learn more about Thai cuisine and perfect their techniques. At the end of the course all students will receive a certificate and one selection of Blue Elephant products including our curry paste. Our staff is very attentive to guide you during the whole course, we know you very much l
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Neighborhood: Sathorn
Sathorn is Bangkok’s central business district, but here you’ll find much more than international banks and suited-up office workers. Take a stroll along the small alleys between the skyscrapers and you’ll find yourself among Bangkokians living life at a much slower pace. Feast on fantastic Thai food which you can find in the town-house restaurants, office food courts and sidewalk food stalls spread all over the area, especially around St. Louis Hospital. A visit to Sathorn is not complete without a drink at one of the glitzy sky bars perched atop its skyscrapers.
How to get there
  • Surasak • 1 min walk
  • Saphan Taksin • 10 min walk
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles263 reviews
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Carolyn R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My husband and I had a free day and decided to try this cooking school. We were thrilled with our experience! A chef started our morning with a personal walking tour through the local food market, explaining various ingredients used in Thai cuisine. Then, back upstairs at the beautiful restaurant, a chef taught us how to prepare a dish, shared a tasting of it, and then gave us time in the kitchen to actually make our own...repeated for four Blue Elephant recipes. Once our final dish was completed, we were escorted to the main dining room where the wait staff served us each our own preparations for lunch. (My husband does not generally cook and he loved this experience.) It was a wonderful opportunity that we would both gladly do again! Delicious!
Written February 11, 2020
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We are happy to learn of the birth of a new Chef: Your Husband ! Forgive me for appearing pretentious, (haha) but we all do our very best so that every moment at the Blue Elephant is a "Morning well spent!". The cooking school of Blue Elephant is just opposite the BTS Surasak station and occupies a whole floor of our building that is more than a century old. A large space that allows everyone to comfortably take the theoretical classes and then easily move to practice with the Chef in the specially equipped kitchen. The cooking school and the restaurant are open 7 days a week. For each course 4 to 5 recipes and dishes are prepared. The program is different every day, so some of our students sign up for several classes in order to learn more about Thai cuisine and perfect their techniques. At the end of the course you will receive a selection of Blue Elephant products including our curry paste, your certificate, a kitchen apron, and a Blue Elephant bag, a set of our products and the recipes of our Master Chef Nooror for new experiences in your own kitchen. Our staff is very attentive to guide you during the whole course, we know you very much like Thai cuisine !
Written February 11, 2020
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babette_3110
Wiesbaden, Germany25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We are glad we took the course while staying in Bangkok. Super friendly staff, top notch equipement and easy cooking even without any cooking experience. We prepared five tasty dishes (Curry, Fish, soup, noodles and Dessert) and ate it after class in the wonderful decorated and very traditional restaurant. Highly recommended!!
Written March 15, 2020
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Dear Babette, thank you for choosing us. Our Chefs adapt to all levels of knowledge of Thai cuisine. Chef Nooror's training is also attended by renowned chefs from around the world. Whatever the experience of each, our chefs want to teach the best. Our goal is that you can make our recipes at home. According to the wishes of our students, classes are offered in several languages including Thai, English, Chinese, French, Dutch etc. (please specify when booking). Now you know the way. The cooking school of the Blue Elephant occupies an entire floor of our century-old building located just in front of the Surasak BTS Station. The program is different every day. You are always welcome.
Written March 19, 2020
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Macoretta2018
Philadelphia, PA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Such a fun day! Chef Joe reviewed each recipe, demonstrated preparation so we could each taste and then into the prep kitchen to prepare the dish ourselves. Amazingly fresh and made me feel confident to make at home. Lovely meeting other travelers from around the world. Ideal day if you are traveling alone.
Written September 8, 2022
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Dear Khun Macoretta Thank you for allowing me to explain to all readers Practice, practice, practice ... that's our goal. For each course, we aim that the students of the cooking school can realize 4 to 5 recipes of our Master Chef Nooror. For the morning class, everything starts at the popular market near our school. Discovery of the products and our Chefs helps you select and choose them. Back at the school a brief theoretical course and then very quickly you will be cooking on your own under the guidance of our Chefs. A moment of adventure! Then it will be time to taste and share your dishes with the other students. At the end of the course you will take home with you the recipes of Master Chef Nooror and a selection of Blue Elephant products to continue the culinary experience at home. Also a Blue Elephant bag and apron, and your certificate. A really great way to learn. "...feel confident to make at home...." Thank you. Now you are a Thai chef!
Written September 21, 2022
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TravelChickAK
Hong Kong, China107 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Our expectations were high as Blue Elephant is well known for its cooking school. When we arrived, there was no one there to greet us, the building was not well maintained, and the area upstairs where school is conducted had rooms that looked like store rooms. Our lessons started in the kitchen very abruptly with no theory, and chef went straight to making a dessert, which we were a bit puzzled. After we complained, we found out that there was a mix up and we should have had a class session first before going into kitchen for the cooking. So we then halted, and waited for them to set up a proper room for us to learn the recipes....along the way, things are chaotic and not well set up, we even had one dish's ingredients wrongly set up! No tasting spoons available, nor small spoons to spoon from super small bowls of sauces etc. FOr 2 dishes, we didn't even have the chef overlooking and checking on our cooking, we were just left on our own! Overall, they were very commercialised, not thoughtful, and didn't bother about the student's experience in learning Thai cooking very much.
Written January 4, 2020
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Thank you for your comments We are very sad and sorry that you did not have the experience you expected. Our management takes your complaint very seriously. It goes without saying that everything is being done to prevent this from happening again. The confusion you have experienced is unacceptable. Your bad experience saddens us as for many years we have been making every effort to ensure that the cooking class is optimally oriented towards, as you mention, "the student's experience in learning Thai cooking". There is no excuse for making you live this chaotic experience. During your next visit to Bangkok, we would be very happy to invite you (free invitation of course} to experience the Blue Elephant cooking class that fully meets the legitimate expectations of our students, and this as soon as you arrive in our cooking school : - A theoretical course before going on to practice. - The presence and help of the Chef during your preparations. - A smooth and educational process on the whole Thank you again for your comment that will help us improve our services.
Written January 14, 2020
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Papatya S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Thank you Chef Paul for an amazing class. We had so much fun! Chef has a great sense of humour and is an outstanding cook. I learnt several new tips as well as the recipes themselves which were delicious. Great value for money too- we learnt four dishes which was more than enough for the two of us for lunch with even some left over to take away with us. If you're ever in Bangkok you must try this as it really is something you can't find anywhere else!!
Written February 5, 2020
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“…something you can't find anywhere else!!…”… you must try….’’ Big thank you for your comments. The Chef Paul, not without humor, and with style, share with you his experience in the choice of quality products essential for enhancing the delicate flavours of Thai cuisine. Our staff loves to share their know-how in 5 languages. English, Thai, Chinese, French, Dutch, English. Please specify your choice when booking. The cooking school is open 7 days a week. For each course 4 to 5 recipes and dishes are prepared. The program is different every day The cooking school can also be a family experience. Whatever the age, everyone is welcome 0-5 years old Free of charge. 6 to 12 years old- 50 % discount. They do not have own cooking station, they must share cooking station with their parents only. As you know, at the end of the course you will take home with you the recipes of Master Chef Nooror and a selection of Blue Elephant products to continue the culinary experience at home. Thank you for choosing us.
Written February 5, 2020
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Alex S
Florida22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
My husband and I had such a wonderful experience. Everyone gets their own station and you can alter the meal however you want (more or less spice, etc). Our teacher was phenomenal. Her English was very good and you could tell she really loves what she does. I enjoyed going to the nearby market and picking out our ingredients. She teaches you how to pick the best ingredients with the perfect ripeness you’re looking for. In the classroom she shows you how to make the meal first and then you go to our station and make it! We made 4 dishes and they were all delicious. In the end you get to keep the recipes and they give you a souvenir bag with some of their curry products. Would recommend to everyone!
Written January 21, 2023
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Dear Khun Alex, Big thank you for choosing us. Our Chefs adapt to all levels of knowledge of Thai cuisine. Master Chef Nooror's training is also attended by renowned chefs from around the world. Whatever the experience of each, our chefs want to teach the best. Our goal is that you can make our recipes at home. According to the wishes of our students, classes are offered in several languages including Thai, English, Chinese, French, Dutch etc. (please specify when booking). Now you know the way. Khun Alex we hope to see you again .
Written February 14, 2023
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Hailine X
Spa, Belgium3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
My husband and I had an amazing time! We each had our own cooking station and the freedom to adjust the flavors to our liking, whether it was adding more spice or toning it down. Our instructor was outstanding; her English was impeccable, and her passion for what she does really shone through.

One of the highlights was going to the nearby market to handpick our ingredients. She taught us how to select the freshest and perfectly ripe ones, which was a valuable lesson. In the cooking studio, she walked us through the dishes first, and then we got to try our hand at making them at our own stations. We ended up preparing four dishes, and every single one of them turned out to be absolutely delicious.

As a sweet touch, they provided us with the recipes to take home, and we also received a lovely souvenir bag with some of their signature curry products. I wholeheartedly recommend this experience to anyone!
Written December 21, 2023
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Big thank you for your review. Master Chef Nooror she is known as the unofficial culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine since 1980. She has a profound knowledge and experience of the Authentic Heritage Thai Cuisine finding her roots in the tradition and culture of her Chachoengsao upbringing. She traveled around the world as a Star Chef to promote the Thai Cuisine and accumulated on those occasions a thorough knowledge and understanding of the culinary values of the countries she visited. Her passion is to pass on his know-how from generation to generation. This is why she created cooking schools Bangkok & Phuket town adapted to everyone’s level.
Written February 27, 2024
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savouritall_karen
Calgary, Canada233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We loved our experience at The Blue Elephant Cooking School and from start to finish, it went beyond all expectations.
The teaching chefs were fun and the classroom set up is superb. Everyone gets to cook at their own station and eat the food they've prepared.
We even got to meet the amazing woman founder, Chef Nooror Somay Steppe. She's so humble and cool.
And the takeaway keepsakes were generous and of high quality.
The Blue Elephant sets the bar high. Everyone else, has learned from them.
Written February 2, 2020
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“… Chef Nooror Somany Steppe. She's so humble and cool…”. Thank you for your visit to the Cooking School of Blue Elephant. it's correct, at the end of the course you will take home with you the recipes of Master Chef Nooror and a selection of Blue Elephant products to continue the culinary experience at home. Of course you will also receive curry’s from Chef Nooror's recipe. The curry is a creation of our Master Chef Nooror.. A true family tradition. Her mother prepared many varied curries for meals at major events such as weddings and village festivals in Chachoengsao province. At the request of many of our guests’ Chef Nooror created a range of Blue Elephant curry's . In addition to that, at the end of the cooking school course you will also receive a Blue Elephant bag and apron, and your certificate. A really great way to learn what you have found fantastic.
Written February 5, 2020
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Alyssa J
Austin, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I'm so glad I took this cooking class. Paul was our chef and absolutely phenomenal.

We started off by going to some local markets where we learned about local produce. We also went to a local coffee/tea stand and tried authentic Thai coffee or tea. Before heading back to the cooking school, we went to a curry market and learned how they make curry from scratch.

The cooking class itself was really fun. Paul cooked each recipe for us before we each made the food. We all got to try his version of everything and it all tasted phenomenal.

After we'd cooked everything, the four of us who took the class together sat in a secluded area of the dining room and ate our food. I had so much fun chatting with the other students and eating incredible food that I made.

I loved this cooking class and would absolutely take another one if I return to Bangkok.
Written March 24, 2020
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"..Paul was our chef and absolutely phenomenal...." Khun Aliyssa, thank you for giving me the chance to explain to our future students the details of the program! The cooking school of Blue Elephant occupies a large part of our building that is more than a century old. A large space that allows everyone to comfortably take the theoretical classes and then easily move to practice with the Chef in the specially equipped kitchen. The cooking school is open 7 days a week.Morning market tour or Extra lesson for afternoon course For each course 4 recipes and dishes are prepared. The program is different every day, so some of our students sign up for several classes in order to learn more about Thai cuisine and perfect their techniques. this is an example and must be update according to your reservation day Monday: Tod man Plaa, Tom Yam Koong, Paneang Nua, Phad Thai Tuesday: Thoong thong Kiew Waan, Kaeng Keaw Waan kai, Preaw Waan Plaa, Yam Ma-Muang Koong Sod Wednesday: Por Pia Kularb, Koong Nam Chantr, keang Phed Ped yang, Klua Kling Kai Thursday: Yam Ok Ped Lynchee, Tom Kha kai hed Fang, Koong Phad Pong Karee, Plaa Neung Manao Friday; Satay Kai, Yum Som O, Koong Phad Pong Karee, Plaa Neung Manao Saturday: Keang Jead Luk Ngo, Sam Liem Thong Khum, keang Karee Nua, Koong Phad Naam Ma-kham Sunday morning (afternoon closed) Ngob Plaa, Soup Nua Samoonprai, Ped Nam Mkham, Sen Chan Kee Mao Kai Morning Class: 09.30 to 13.15- Afternoon Class: 13.30 to 17.00. All classes are conducted in English & Thai. French class is also upon request. .At the end of the course you will take home with you the recipes of Master Chef Nooror and a selection of Blue Elephant products to continue the culinary experience at home. Also a Blue Elephant bag and apron, and your certificate. A really great way to learn what you have found fantastic.
Written March 31, 2020
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Andrew S
Liverpool, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Well worth doing the morning cooking class which includes a trip to the market to look at all the ingredients. Ming ran an excellent class, ingredients and organisation were top quality. The curried duck was out of this world! Thank you so much would 100% recommend to anyone visiting Bangkok!! Thank you Ming 🙏🏻
Written August 31, 2023
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Dear khun Andrew big thank you for your review. Master Chef Nooror she is known as the unofficial culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine since 1980. She has a profound knowledge and experience of the Authentic Thai Cuisine finding her roots in the tradition and culture of her Chachoengsao upbringing. She traveled around the world as a Star Chef to promote the Thai Cuisine and accumulated on those occasions a thorough knowledge and understanding of the culinary values of the countries she visited. Her passion is to pass on his know-how from generation to generation. This is why she created cooking schools adapted to everyone’s level.
Written September 1, 2023
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