A fantastic morning spent at a local market in Bangkok, followed by cooking and eating some... read more
A fantastic morning spent at a local market in Bangkok, followed by cooking and eating some... read more
Such a fun day! Chef Joe reviewed each recipe, demonstrated preparation so we could each taste and... read more
The morning class was excellent and very highly recommended ! All the staff including the chef were very friendly ,courteous , good sense if humour and spoke English.. The trip to the market by sky train and the coffee was well worth it.. we prepared 4 dushes and then dined in style what we cooked ! Worth every bit of penny didn’t.. Elegant, has style and the package also included a packet of Thai curry paste, apron,certificate and menu - couldnot ask for mite! We also got to meet the owner Nooror somany steppe who was even more courteous and friendly! Definitely worth a 5 star!!!!
Master Chef Nooror thanks you for giving 5 stars to your Cooking School experience.
And yes, the visit of the local market is an important part of the course.
Our Chefs, not without humor, and with style, share with you their 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. Thai, Chinese, French, Dutch, English ... 5 languages and 5 stars. 5 out of 5 !
If you look for cooking classes in Bangkok - there are so many cheaper choices, but there's a reason why Blue Elephant one is worth the price.
My mother and I joined the morning class. It includes a local market visit at Saphan Taksin and four dishes. We enjoyed the market visit very much as it took place in a really local market and the visit allows you to know more about the ingredients that you're going to use in cooking later on.
The four dishes are rather easy to be cooked - I would say there's actually no room to get wrong! If you seldom do cooking yourself, this class gives you much satisfaction. However if you look for something more, this class is probably too easy for you. It's still good because you can bring home the recipes, a blue elephant apron and a blue elephant cooking kit.
Of course, the dining experience after class at the blue elephant restaurant is very pleasant too. You know Chef Nooror actually still teaches classes!
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
For each class, several chefs of the Blue Elephant, often also Master Chef Nooror work with the students. Our Chefs love to share their passion
The cooking school can also be a family experience. You came with your Mom, and we sometimes welcome families with young teens already passionate about Thai cuisine.
Our Chefs have a mission to increase the level of knowledge and practice of each student. Besides we welcome also many chefs from restaurants in Thailand and abroad. From beginner to experienced, we welcome students of all levels.
Our cooking school occupies an entire floor of the building housing the Blue Elephant Restaurant. Like the school, the restaurant is open 7 days a week.
On Sunday, however, cooking classes are only in the afternoon
We wandered the markets to buy some food then headed to the cooking school to eat it. We watched the chefs make it 1st then headed to the kitchens to make our own course by course. At the end we retreated to the dining room to eat it. My only concern was that the food we cooked initially was cold by the time we got to enjoy it. Overall it was fantastic and we really enjoyed our morning and lunch
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 diploma.
A really great way to learn what you have found fantastic.
Not a class.
Im so sorry that I would need to give one star. Blue elephant is a famous restaurant that I have been. It has always been in my pocket list that I wanna learn how to cook Thai food at Blue elephant.
Things that I didnt like:
To be fair that this is my 5th times doing cooking class and Blue Elephant is double of the price compared to the others. I was expecting more.
I did the afternoon class with 4 dishes.
They grilled the eggplant for us already, so we were just cutting the herb and put them together...
Beef in green curry:
Now, “curry paste” is always the “do it yourself” part at other Thai cooking classes.
At blue elephant, they provided us the pre-made Green curry paste that made by them...
Teacher prepared the sauce for us already, again we were just chopping herbs and assembled the fish and foil and the leaf together. If you know how to build lego, you can do it.
And again, they grill the fish for us.
I would agree if this is called “Thai cooking look and cut class”.
We are very concerned by your message, which departs from most of the feedback we get on TripAdvisor. Our goal is to let students take part in a real cuisine workshop.
And most do—whether they themselves are chefs at another restaurant in Thailand or elsewhere in the world—alongside our clients who want to partake in our culinary expertise.
We checked with our Cooking School chefs and learned that there was some miscommunication on the day you came.
We sometimes have different requests from Cooking School students. On very rare occasions, our students may have a busy schedule seeing the sights and want an accelerated course. Others feel they are not up to the tasks of preparing each ingredient in a dish.
In both cases, the school’s Chef designs the course according to their needs. This situation is however quite atypical and clearly did not meet your expectations
We are not certain why our Chef did not understand this in your case and are very sorry. We would be very pleased to see you again and offer you a new Blue Elephant cooking class in Bangkok or Phuket.
Please make an appointment for your free class, referring to this message by writing to Cooking.firstname.lastname@example.org
My girlfriend and I spent three weeks in Thailand, and were originally planning on taking a Thai Cooking course in Chiang Mai but it didn't pan out. So before flying into Phuket my girlfriend found and booked with Blue Elephant Phuket, I can honestly say I'm glad she did! It was such a fun learning experience and Chef / Instructor Molly and Chef / Instructor Noppanun were wonderful hosts, along with the rest of the staff assisting with the class!
We did the morning class, which made a trip to the local markets to pick up some of the ingredients for the dishes we'd be making. Chef Molly gave us an awesome run down of each ingredient, explained the differences in the basil used, showed us an immense about the various and all with a hilarious wit and fun attitude!
After the market we headed back to class, we sampled the various fruits and other Thai dessert goodies we had picked up from the market. Chef Molly began the class by making red curry paste and a fish souffle (Thai HOT!) then you head off into the kitchen adjacent to the classroom to attempt your hand at the dish she made.
Overall if you're a foodie and aspiring chef (even if you're not) this is a great experience with a fun staff and the food is delicious (as long as you make it so! ;))
It's so good to read you're very happy your friend signed you up for the Blue Elephant cooking class in Phuket.
Our leaders Molly and Nopparun also appreciated your presence.
Visiting the local market is an important part of the program. Especially so that our chefs can give you an overview of each ingredient.
And yes, our Chefs have humour and like to see you smile.
Practice is the most important here but also a good mood. Essential ingredients for the success of the recipes of our Master Chef Nooror.
We did a morning class with market tour. At first, we were concerned, as it looked like quite a few people were to be in our class. We were not sure how the experience would be - if there would be enough cooking stations, etc. We started with a market tour - very informative and really liked seeing the preparation of curry pastes. When back at the Blue Elephant for "class" we started in a classroom with a cooking demonstration and ingredients explanation by the Chef. It was great - prepared us well for our move into the cooking area where we each had our own station to make each dish. The staff was attentive and helpful as we made our way through each course. Each time, you went back into the classroom for overview and demo. Then, into the kitchen to cook each course. It was a great way to spend a day - the highlight of our time in Bangkok!
Thank you for stating: "The highlight of our stay in Bangkok ... Most Organized Cooking Class We've Ever Taken"
Yes, our Master Chef Nooror likes the best organization in her restaurant and cooking school ..
We all at Blue Elephant love the creativity and recipes of Master Chef Nooror!
Probably one of the reasons why our restaurant and the cooking school have an excellent reputation.
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 is 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.
Our staff is very attentive to guide you during the whole course, we know you very much like Thai cuisine.