Afternoon Class Schedule
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM Class Introduction
As in our morning class, students spend time becoming acquainted with the instructor and fellow students. However afternoon students are additionally given the option to develop a set of desired recipes to learn during the course.
Course Material Overview
Each Student receives our special course notes booklet to review, which is later read in more detail during the hands-on cooking phase. Students are offered a complementary bottle of spring water at this time.
2:10pm - 2:30pm Begin Preparing Cold Recipes
Students who opt to learn cold recipes may begin to make recipes such as Som Tom.
Discussion of Thai Herbs and Spices
Students engage with instructor on the topic of Thai herbs and spices, covering Galangal, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Spicy Basil, Sweet Basil, Coriander and Chinese Ginger. The discussion also focuses on availability of ingredients outside Thailand as well as the use of substitute ingredients in each student's home country.
2:30pm - 3:30pm Begin Cooking Recipes
Students begin to make recipes they have chosen at the start of the class. Since our afternoon classes tend to be smaller, students are able to receive more one-on-one attention as well as control the pace of the class to suit personal taste.
3:30pm - 4:00pm Short Break and Group Discussion
Students are allowed a short time sit and rest, as well as discuss the techniques learned during the course. Or students can practice the techniques they learned during the class independently during this time. Resting between the hot and cold recipes is important in allowing the body adequate digestion time.
4:00pm - 5:00pm Learn Cold Food Recipes
Students are given a tutorial on making fresh spring rolls and papaya salad. Techniques are taught for the delicate steps to making fresh spring rolls.
Traditional Thai Dancing
Students are introduced to traditional Thai dancing and are encouraged to participate.
Sticky Rice and Mango Dessert
Students are served a complementary Sticky Rice and Mango dessert. At this time students drinks may be ordered but cost extra.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Closing Discussion
Concluding remarks are made by the instructor and students may take notes at this time.
Independent Review of Techniques
Students are free to spend time until 5pm independently practicing the techniques they learned during class.