Thai Cookery Course

£150.00 5 hours 45 minutes

(11 customer reviews)

Aromatic, lightly-prepared dishes are the signatures of Thai cuisine. No wonder it is so popular here – learn how to create authentic, aromatic Thai dishes using authentic ingredients.

Learn how to make your very own green and red curry pastes.



You will work with authentic Thai ingredients to create popular Thai dishes, including learning how to make your very own green and red curry pastes. Impress and delight your friends with your Thai cookery skills.

All courses are taught by our skilled chefs. Our school is positioned in Abinger Hammer, a delightful and picturesque village in the heart of the Surrey Hills. The school provides each student with a fully equipped kitchen and all necessary ingredients and equipment. We believe in hands-on, practical teaching – so be prepared to roll up your sleeves!

Sample Menu:

Green paste
Paneang paste
Green curry with chicken
Thai fish cakes
Phad thai
Sweet sticky rice with mango


Indoor dining area
Outside seating and dining area
Free wifi
Limited onsite parking
Idyllic countryside setting, easily accessible by road and public transport

11 reviews for Thai Cookery Course

  1. Timothy James

    This was a very relaxing and fun day. I learned some techniques and flavours, had an excellent lunch (of course, I had just cooked it!) and went home with some ideas which will change my cooking and some pleasant memories. Jake, our chef, was good company as well as a good (and patient) teacher. I will be back!

  2. Emma (verified owner)

    This was my first course, it came highly recommended and after it’s postponement due to Covid was thoroughly enjoyed. I learnt so much re curry pastes and ate well and bought food home for another day. The chef was patient. Coming back with the recipes was fantastic. Can’t decide what to do next!!!

  3. Danielle

    This was an excellent course – easily the best Thai food I have eaten in the UK. Jake was a fantastic teacher as always. We made quite a lot of food, enough to have a lovely meal (served with a glass of wine) and then take quite a bit home too. My husband and I did this course together and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Jake also made mango rice which was amazing. We have done 4 courses at Abinger now and have booked a 5th – such a fun day out – would definitely recommend.

  4. Clive Wright (verified owner)

    Great fun well run very good trainers. Would definitely recommend an I will do another course here

  5. Rich Howgill (verified owner)

    We thoroughly enjoyed this course – Lots of good hands on, great recipes, nice to learn some new skills and techniques. We had a great group too so it was very much a fun experience. The food we cooked was amazing and Jake was a patient and engaging teacher. Would happily recommend!

  6. Grant (verified owner)

    Really great day. Bought this as a joint Christmas present for my wife and I. Very small group (lovely people) and Cat was a really good host / chef to us for the day. Very knowledgable and made it all feel so easy. We cooked some great meals, had some there, and plenty to take home too (we had the green curry the next night, it was delicious!), I’ll never buy a Thai curry ‘kit’ again! Will definitely look at some of the other courses. Thank you.

  7. Paul Johnson (verified owner)

    I can thoroughly recommend this course and the cookery school in general. This is my second visit and won’t be my last.

    When you arrive you will be warmly greeted by Lizzie and made to feel welcome and at home.

    Both of the two courses I’ve attended were taught by Jake who’s an excellent teacher. He combines the very rare talent of being highly skilled at his craft, able to demonstrate to a group and then coach people of differing skill levels as they do it for themselves. The classic and very effective technique of “see one, do one”.

    In addition Jake is a genuinely warm and friendly person and happy to field endless questions.

    You’ll eat well and take a fair bit home to (hopefully) impress the family.

    A very enjoyable day out. Treat yourself or buy it for someone else.

  8. Jane Baynes

    Bought this as a birthday gift for my friend. We had a great day cooking together and learnt lots of handy and interesting tips and short cuts. Instructor was very knowledgeable and all the staff were very inclusive. Lovely group on our course. Great day out with a lovely lunch that we cooked. Highly recommend it.

  9. Julie Potter (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed our day learning about Thai cookery and Sandy was very informative and gave some excellent tips. My family enjoyed their dinner and I have already made some pastes for the freezer and have made one of the curry’s. I can see us enjoying the recipes over and over. Highly recommend.

  10. Christopher Jesman

    Wonderful day. The course was very informative and lots of fun. The recipes were absolutely fabulous and not at all difficult. After eating the fish cakes I don’t want to eat anything else ever again. We had two teachers and covering all the dishes. I would definitely go again.

  11. Gill Rodrigues

    I joined the full day Thai cookery course today and it was so worthwhile. I love eating Thai but have always wanted to cook some of the most popular dishes myself for friends and family. It was a fantastic day and I’ve come away with new learned skills and a collection of delicious recipes. Thank you Abinger Cookery School you gave me a brilliant day and a little more confidence in my cooking ability.

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    • Limited parking is available on-site. Please bring containers so you can take home any leftovers.
    • If there are 4 or less people on the course we have the right to postpone the course and offer an alternative date.
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