Kaohom Thai Culinary Cooking School

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Borgymon
Atlanta1 contribution
You can always Learn new things
I have been cooking Thai food for almost seven years so my expectations for this class were to get a better understanding of the ingredients and techniques that go into the preparation. What I found was a whole lot more. Aside from learning new techniques and skills I got to learn them from someone like Tim. She is one of those rare spirits who can talk, teach, and learn from anyone. Like the different languages and countries that were represented in our class, Tim brought a different dialect to her cooking. You could tell that she absolutely loved what she was doing, and therefore I consider her one of the luckiest people that I've met in Thailand. Tim made us happy that we chose Thailand for a vacation, happy that we chose to come to Chiang Mai as part of our trip, and finally that we chose to come to Kao Hom for our cooking class, for she is one of those rare people that you briefly meet yet whom you remember for such a long time afterward.

Tim, we will go to sleep tonight dreaming of your garden, your Laap Kai, your Sa-Koo Piak, your laugh and the laughter that we shared with you, and a day we can return with our children when they can appreciate "Thai Comfort Food."

Thank You for a wonderful day!
ใช่ฉันกำลังไปด้วยอาหารเพราะว่าบ้าคลั่งทางนี้.

Joel & Caitlin Borgman
CABBAGETOWN, GA USA
Written February 2, 2010
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Jennifer S
Santa Monica, California, United States4 contributions
Cooking School - Chiang Mai Thailand
Kanchana, apparently also called Tim, is the owner and host of this wonderful school. Her husband picked us up at our hotel (in a spiffy Honda CR-V), drove us up to the house/school on the north side of town, and the excellent instruction began. What a graceful and lovely woman Kanchana is. One of the best meals we ate in Thailand and we made it ourselves! My husband and I recommend this experience with no qualifications.

Jennifer
Santa Monica, CA
Written April 5, 2009
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mktg
melbourne1 contribution
It was good and bad at the same time
My husband and I visited the Kaohom cooking school last year. It was the most expensive cooking school but it was beautifully presented, recipes were great and food delish. The host on our day was a woman and here are the things we didnt enjoy:
- she tried to push her products on to us (tamarind paste, grater) and when we didnt buy she got angry.
- she didnt want us to eat what we cooked, we could only have one forkful and then she would take it away. We didnt understand and thought maybe this was the Thai way, but then I went to the toilet and saw her giving our food to her Burmese employees for lunch out the back. I questioned her about it and she said that they were Burmese not Thai and that was their payment for working there for the session. I was really angry and it spoiled my experience.
- it was a great experience but her exploitation really put me off.
Written July 14, 2008
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Kay_Ola
Seattle9 contributions
So great, we went twice!
We booked a private class for our group of 7 (ranging from ages 22-65) people. Although the class is pricier than others, it is totally worth it. They pick you up from your hotel. Tim (the teacher) and her husband (who drove us there) are great people. Everything is beautifully done, the table settings, plates, drinks, the grounds... its all great. We all enjoyed it so much we decided to book a second class while we were there. When we came back, all the flowers, table cloths, glasses, EVERYTHING was decorated differently... the food was easy to make and DELICIOUS.
Written January 15, 2008
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OzgirlSydney
Sydney2 contributions
Best Cooking School
My friend and I spent a day at the Kaohom cooking school in October. It was really quiet so although we signed up for a group class their ended up being just the two of us in the class. The cooking school has a service that will pick you up from your hotel and then take you directly to the school.

I have to say that this was such a fantastic experience. The setting is immaculate, with a beautiful garden and an outdoor kitchen area that sets the scene for a relaxed afternoon of cooking while still being perfectly hygienic. Every detail is attended to, from the way the ingredients are prepared down to the wonderfully presented garden dining area.

Tim is a wonderful hostess and we had such a fun and relaxing time that we could have easily spent more time there. The only problem we had was that we had breakfast before we went there, and so take our advice and make sure you go there with an appetite!
Written January 3, 2008
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tallsoylatte
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Highlight of Chiang Mai
We had a truly memorable time at Kao Hom and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. If you are staying in the city, it's a great way to spend an afternoon outside Chiang Mai. The class price is higher than some of the other cooking schools, but well worth it. The dishes are delicious and best of all you get to enjoy what you've cooked in the beautiful park-like setting. The classes are small and very interactive. Regardless of your culinary background (most of us had none), Tim and her team make you feel very comfortable. This was an unforgettable experience!
Written November 24, 2007
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ggandgb
Yorkshire5 contributions
Not to be missed!
If you are in Chang Mai you must go for a culinary experience at the Kaohom Thai culinary Cooking School. My husband and I had a fantastic day!

We were picked up at 10am from our hotel and taken to a beautiful location. Greeted by Tim, our host and chef. She made the whole experience fun and relaxing. There were 8 of us in all and from all nationalities, we got on so well.

We cooked a four course meal and ate the courses as we cooked them. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Tim had helpers moving quietly and efficiently around helping, clearing and getting everything ready.

We were impressed by the cleanliness and order to the day (something we had failed to experience in some parts of Thailand). What a scrummy menu too. Roast duck red curry...yummy!

A must! It was a highlight of our holiday and something we will never forget.
Written September 18, 2007
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jponhol
Rutland, England2 contributions
Marvellous Cookery Class in Chiang Mai
We decided we'd do a cookery class as a family & it was the most wonderful experience. A cab picked us up from our hotel (Central Plaza, Chiang Mai) and took us 20 mins out into the countryside to this "al fresco" cooking school. The cooking stations are all under a roof but in the middle of a lovely garden. The class was very small, just my husband & I and our two children (15 & 11) & 1 other person so we all got lots of personal attention from Tim, the lovely teacher. She was particularly attentive to our 11 year olds needs as he'd never used hot oil in a wok before, or a very sharp knife, or a pestle & mortar, in fact all he'd cooked before was toast! Everything was perfectly prepared & laid out for us. We followed our teacher, step by step, and each & everyone of us produced a beatiful meal that we eat at a table in the garden. Tim was very knowledable about how all the ingredients were grown & prepared & she showed us around her herb garden. She had suggestions for ingredients we wouldn't be able to find in the Uk and she even slipped a few items into my bag to take home. The food was not only delicious, but also looked beautiful. I know there are many cooking schools in Chiang Mai that are a little cheaper than Koahom but for us it was an experience that we didn't want to scrimp on, after all we only had time for 1 and we didn't want to regret our choice. It was a truely magical way to spend 4 hours & we all felt we'd acheived something as well as filled our tummies. We've cooked from the recipes at home and have enjoyed the results even with Uk ingredients!
Written September 5, 2007
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Carla123
Sydney1,198 contributions
Truly Memorable!
The cooking school is fantastic! It is located outside the centre of Chiang Mai and allows you to get a taste of true Chiang Mai living. The cooking class was small and intimate and the food was so delicious.
It was very professional and all food was eaten in the garden. The school grows a lot of the ingredients themselves and thus very fresh.
It was like cookig at a friends house and she was a pleasure to be around.
Would go again for sure. Done many cooking class in Thailand and this was one of the best along with the BEST Pad Thai we have ever had.
Written July 12, 2007
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Fleetz
Australia38 contributions
Thai Cooking Class in Chiang Mai
If your in Chiang Mai and looking for a Thai cooking class experience then I would recommend you give Kaohom at try [--]

I had done a couple of classes in Chiang Mai and the one I did with Kanchana the owner and teacher was excellent. Kanchana speaks excellent English and teaches her classes with enthusiasm. I was picked up and returned to my hotel after the class, the school is located about 20 minutes from Chiang Mai in the most pleasant country surroundings. The school is set up the best I have seen in Thailand, I have now done classes in Bangkok, Pattaya, Singapore and Chiang Mai, Kaohom is the best set up by far.

The classes are very much hands and well organised, Kanchana give plenty of tips and welcomes questions during the class. The cost is not the cheapest in Chiang Mai however in my experience well worth the small difference. Kanchana is very passionate about her cooking and reflects is how she teaches her class.

Kanchana can be contacted by email [--]
Written July 4, 2007
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