Even though he looks very young, Chef Aon has almost ten years’ experience working in famous Thai kitchens. After travelling all over Thailand, he has settled in Chiang Mai to realize the dream of his life: opening a cooking school where he can teach his passion and pass on all his tricks. And because we all need a bit of chili in our life, he has named his school, Red Chili Cooking School.
With a maximum of eight guests, courses at Red Chili Cooking School are designed to be informative, friendly and fun. Led by Chef Aon and instructor Meo, the courses are very much hands on and you can eat the fruits of your labour at the end of the course.
The school’s kitchen is located in the surroundings of The River Market Restaurant, under a beautiful Thai wooden sala and near the iron bridge and Ping river. You can choose between morning classes, which run from 8 am to 2 pm, or evening classes, from 3 pm to 8 pm. Each class includes a visit to the local market to learn about spices, herbs, curries and vegetables and also the different qualities of rice and their cooking techniques. You will quickly get acquainted with local produce and learn to shop for fresh ingredients.
Back to the cooking class, it is time for preparation and each guest practices at their own cooking station. Chef Aon teaches signature dishes such as, Tom Yum soup, Pad Thai noodles, Tom Ka soup and the famous Lanna speciality: Khao Soy. Students will also leave knowing lesser known recipes such as, Yum Nua-Beef salad with dragon fruit.
Whether you are a newcomer to cooking, hoping to learn the basics or an aspiring chef looking for fresh ideas, Red Chili Cooking School offers an array of courses from skill enhancing, to perfecting everyday dishes. And of course, all courses can be adapted to vegetarians. So bring your camera and an empty stomach for a fun, food-filled day at Red Chili Cooking School!
RED CHILI COOKING SCHOOL :
33/12 Charoenprathet Rd. Changklan. Chiang Mai.
In the surrounding of The River Market Restaurant.
Tel 085-136 4446 and 061-687 4447