Professional – Intensive – Authentic

Accredited by Thai Ministry of Education

Study 6 weeks OR 6 months in Bangkok


This intensive 6 week course is designed to introduce both Thais and international students to basic culinary skills, techniques, and French, Italian, American, and Spanish cuisines.  Classes are conducted primarily in English.  After graduation, students can elect to work as interns at a resort/hotel for up to 4.5 months.  Sometimes this is a paid internship.  Usually free accommodations and eats are also provided.  Internships are not mandatory.  Job placement assistance is provided free of charge for students successfully completing this course.  Classes are small, and lots of personal attention is available.


Training is done as follows:
1.  Classroom Training (40 hours)–
In a dedicated classroom, subjects such as knife skills, HACCP, menu planning, food costing & measurements, ingredients, kitchen utensils and kitchen organization are covered.  Lecture and study manual are in English.  Handouts, audio-visual aids such as whiteboard, power point, and videos, and written tests are used to assist the lecturer.  Class participation is encouraged and homework is given.
2.  Culinary Training (200 hours)–
(A) Demonstration Class–Chef instructors will explain and demonstrate Western cooking techniques and dishes
(B) Practical Application—Students, using recipes and notes, are expected to properly prepare the same dish professionally and correctly. All dishes are checked by the instructor with constructive criticism offered.  Each student has his own training station and works independently.  Testing is done every Friday afternoon.

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PROGRAM A–only 6 weeks of training (30 days, Monday-Friday), 240 hours of culinary training at the school
PROGRAM B–6 weeks of training at the school + 4.5 months of internship at a Thai hotel/resort/restaurant.
Note: Internships are optional and consist of up to 4.5 months at a Thai hotel/resort/restaurant; some are paid plus free accommodations and food.

Classroom Lecture & Hand outs—40 hours + some homework

Cooking Training—200 hours + testing
To see 6 weeks summary of the program, click HERE.

COURSE DETAILS:                                                                            

Jean-Baptiste Lucas
Western Chef Instructor


PROGRAM A–All students (no internship and no 6 month student visa):

  • 65,000 THB ($2,100 USD) 

PROGRAM B–Includes internship (optional):

  • Thai students–75,000 THB ($2,425 USD) 
  • Foreign students –85,000 THB ($2,750 USD) with 6 month student visa  

Note:  All tuition includes 2 uniform sets & a set of chef’s knives

Accommodations (optional):  15,000 THB ($490 USD) for 6 weeks while training at the school, includes private room with private bath, hot water, wifi, air con OR 9,000 THB ($295 USD) for 6 weeks in a nice hostel.

Accommodations:  Click HERE to see other more expensive rooms.

Length:   6 weeks (Monday-Friday for 30 days)
Internship:  No charge for this program and this is elective, not mandatory.  Can be up to 4.5 months, with pay, at a Thai hotel/resort/or restaurant.
Diploma Awarded:  Professional Culinary Chef diploma

Start Date:   Every Monday
Cuisines Taught:
French, Italian, other European, & American  

Instruction: In English (except for Thai students) by an experienced chef
Course Material:
Recipes in English for all dishes, dips, pastes, sauces prepared      
Lecture material and handouts in English

Class Size:   Limited to 10
Graduation: Diploma and Ministry of Education certificate awarded upon satisfactory attendance, participation, and test scores
Deposit:      25% required to hold a seat
Letters of Acceptance:    Provided for international students upon receipt of deposit
Visas: Assistance provided in obtaining tourist visas and 6 month student visas

How to Enroll:

  • Send an email to Ron@ThaiChefSchool.com or click HERE indicating which Monday you wish to start.
  • The school will confirm if your desired start date is available.
  • Once your start date is confirmed, a deposit, usually paid using any major credit card, is required to guarantee your start date.
  • Send us a copy of your passport so that we can start the process of helping you obtain a visa (tourist or student visa).

To contact us, please send email to Ron@ThaiChefSchool.com or click HERE.

Paid by Paypal, any major credit card, bank wire transfer, cash, or by ATM transfer (if within Thailand).  Remaining tuition, not paid as a deposit, is due first day of class paid in cash (THB) or by credit card (+3%).

Work at selected high quality Thai hotels/resorts/restaurants for pay and experience.  For those who do a good job, employment opportunities are usually available.  Up to 4.5 months of on-the-job training.

We are in constant contact with employers seeking entry level cooks.  Some represent cruise ships while others work with resorts and restaurants in Thailand.  We assist our students in obtaining interviews. 
There is no charge for this service.