Supplier of the month: Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School

Welcome to the December installment of my supplier of the month, featuring the world-renowned Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School run by Thailand's answer to Ainsley Harriott, Khun Sompon Nabnian.

About the Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School

Sompon Nabnian and his English wife, Elizabeth, were the first to open a cooking school in the north of Thailand in 1993. From humble beginnings, the Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School has since spawned a phenomenon, turning cooking courses into one of the most popular tourist activities when visiting Thailand.

The Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School, with over thirteen years’ experience in the business, has garnered a reputation which has reached far beyond Thailand. Sompon has been invited to appear as a special guest by numerous television programmes on food and travel, including the BBC ‘Holiday’ programme, the National Geographic Channel, ZDF and the Thai Channels 3 and ITV. In 2001 he hosted his own series for UK television titled ‘Thai Way II’.

Sompon’s recipe for success combines a dollop of charisma, a splash of humour and a generous mix of knowledge. His lessons are fun, informative and brimming with value. Whether it is to learn how to cook some of Thailand’s most beloved dishes to impress friends and families at home, to enjoy a terrific day out, or to participate in one of Thai people’s favourite past times – communal cooking and eating – the Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School experience is an unforgettable memory for many visitors to Chiang Mai.

Trendsetters Sompon and Elizabeth have now opened Jasmine Rice Village Boutique Resort & Spa, where guests can relax and unwind in a traditional northern Thai village ambiance, or combine their stay with Sompon’s famed cooking classes in the innovative ‘Stay and Study’ packages.

Jasmine Rice Village is also home to the Fragrant Rice restaurant, a showpiece of Sompon’s world renowned culinary skills.

Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School Office:

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

Tel: +66 (0) 53-206388 or +66 053-206315 Fax: +66 (0)53-206387



Penfold's Opinion:

This cookery school is one of the most well-known and run by Thailand's foremost "celebrity chef". Khun Sompon has featured in numerous TV programmes aired in the UK, so he may be familiar to my British readers.

There are many reasons to choose this school, from the friendly staff and the reasonably priced courses (starting from THB 990 for 1 day) to the special "study and stay" packages they offer.

But just so you don't think I'm being biased in reviewing this particular establishment, I have attached a link which includes some 3rd party reviews!!!


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