Best Chiang Mai Cooking Class

Chiang Mai is a small and peaceful city that is home to historical and interesting sites. Besides its beauty and culture, it also offers the best cooking classes too. Looking for the right Chiang Mai cooking class for you? Check out our top 10 picks of cooking schools in Chiang Mai and get ready to join the class!

For Lanna/Northern Food

-Love Chiang Mai Cooking School

Love Chiang Mai Cooking School is one of best cooking classes in Chiang Mai.
Love Chiang Mai Cooking School

If you’re looking for a Chiang Mai cooking class that shows how to cook authentic northern food, then Love Chiang Mai Cooking School is the right place for you. Panphailin, the owner of the school, was born and raised in Chiang Mai. She has been a Thai cooking instructor since 2011 and she decided to start her own cooking school in 2014. The food you’ll get to cook is Northern Thai food, complete with a charcoal stove. You can choose 3 main dishes and 1 dessert. An example set you can pick is Sai Ua (Chiang Mai sausage), Tom Som Kai Muang (hot & sour local chicken soup), Abb Pla (grilled fish wrap in banana leaf) and Kanom Krok (coconut Thai pudding). 

Opening hours: 8 am – 8 pm

For Akha Food

-Thai And Akha Cooking School

 
 
 
 
 
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Akha is a hill tribe living in small villages at high elevations in the mountains of Thailand. Thai and Akha Cooking School is popular for its uniqueness, as it’s the first and only Chiang Mai cooking class where you will learn how to cook Akha food. This school is run by Akha people so it’s guaranteed that you will learn the authentic Akha food which is flavourful and spicy. When you’re in the class, a cooking instructor instructing you how to cook. Also, you will get to learn about their unique culture and lifestyle.  

Opening hours: 8 am – 10 pm

Address: 15/1 Soi 4 Arak Road, Phrasing Sub-District Muang District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand

For Organic Food

-Sammy’s Organic Thai Cooking School

 
 
 
 
 
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Sammy is a third-generation owner of this family-run organic farm and Thai cooking school. He studied Thai cuisine from his mom. The school has been in business since 2000. When you arrive at Sammy’s Organic Thai Cooking School, you will get to see a beautiful organic farm. Also, Sammy has a deep knowledge of different herbs, coconut milk, and types of rice. You have five different dishes to choose from including curries, spring rolls, and mango sticky rice. At the end of the class, you will get a recipe book.

Opening hours: 8 am – 9 pm

Address: 190 Sansai Chiang Mai, Thailand

-Thai Farm Cooking School In Chiang Mai 

If you’re looking for a Chiang Mai cooking class that offers an organic farm, come to Thai Farm Cooking School. It’s the first and original Thai cooking school in Chiang Mai.  The school is approximately 17 km from Chiang Mai city. The instructors there don’t only teach you how to cook but they also let you learn how to grow plants. Moreover, the owner shows you how the different plants and ingredients grow on the farm. You can taste them too. In the class, you will get to learn how to cook curry, curry paste, soup, and dessert.

Opening hours: 8 am – 9 pm

Address: 38 Mun Mueang Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai

-Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School

 
 
 
 
 
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Sompon Nabnian, one of Thailand’s most famous chefs, is the owner of Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School. Moreover, it’s one of the first cooking schools in Northern Thailand. While you’re there, you will get to see the organic herb garden. The school also has a comfortable and relaxing dining area with beautiful panoramic views where you can drink complimentary coffee, water, and tea. The school offers many courses, for example, ‘Vegetable carving.’ ‘Introduction to Thai spices’ or ‘Making Thai Curry Pastes.’ This is a Chiang Mai cooking class to recommend to your friends and family due to its a variety of courses.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8.30 am – 5.00  pm

Address: 47/2 Moon Muang Rd. (opposite Tha Phae Gate) Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand

-Benny’s Home Cooking Chiang Mai  

Benny’s Home Cooking Chiang Mai is owned by Benny who has worked as a Thai cooking instructor for 12 years. Your class will start at the local market where you will see how Thai people buy or choose an ingredient. You will also cook in a lovely home surrounded by an organic garden. Plus, you can pick whatever ingredients in the garden to cook your own dish.

Opening hours: 8 am – 8 pm

Address:  63/4 M.5 Baan Tha Mai Ei, 
Padad Sub-district, Muang District, Chiangmai

Vegetarian

-May Kaidee’s Cooking School

 
 
 
 
 
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If you’re looking for a Chiang Mai cooking class that’s vegan, May Kaidee is the right place. This school is known as its vegan dishes. The school has been opened since 1988. In the class, you will get to learn about Thai herbs and spices and making the chili paste. After that, you will get to learn how to make eight different dishes including Tom Yum, Tom Kha, Stir-Fried Vegetables with Ginger Cashew Nuts, Pad Thai, Peanut Sauce, Masaman Curry, and Green Curry 

Opening hours: 11 am – 9 pm

Address: 29/4 Chang Moi Kao Rd, Chang Moi Sub-district, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai

-We Love Green – Vegan & Vegetarian Cooking School 

 
 
 
 
 
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  We Love Green Cooking School will teach and show you how being a vegetarian can be even more delicious and healthy. We Love Green cooking school is popular for its vegetarian Thai dishes. You will also get to learn about Thai spices, herbs, veggies, and fruit. They will tell all the tricks that you need to make the food taste good. Moreover, they guarantee that their vegan and vegetarian cooking classes will satisfy you and make you fall in love with it.  

Opening hours: 9 am – 9 pm

Address: 59, 12 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Rd, Tambon Nong Phueng, Amphoe Saraphi, Chang Wat Chiang Mai

If you still want to explore more of Thai northern food, you can’t miss Northern Thai food: Best Dishes You Must Try




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