At Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club you can now get the chance
to learn the secrets of preparing this famous cuisine. Thanks to
Chef Taweesak Trakoolwattana, Executive Sous Chef, the hotel is
now offering a choice of Thai Cooking Courses, tailored to suit
both the complete beginner and the cook with some experience.
Chef Taweesak as a young child was the one who helped prepare
the daily meals for the family and made visits to the market to
get the best bargains in quality and price. This natural passion
for fine food has continued throughout his career as a successful
chef. Now, this passion and enthusiasm to pass on his knowledge
to guests is the hallmark of his classes.
If this is your first time to try Thai cooking then the course
held on Saturday is perfect for you. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you
will see how to cook seven delicious dishes before enjoying them
during a leisurely lunch. Chef Taweesak will explain all the different
ingredients from the wonderful display of herbs, spices and vegetables
at the Promenade restaurant, overlooking beautiful Nai Harn Bay
: an unbelievable setting for the cooking classes.
The full-day course on Sunday, the Royal Thai Cooking Class, starts
at 8 a.m. with an early visit to the market in Phuket Town. There
you will have a chance to see all the freshest produce and sample
a slice of typical Thailand. Chef Taweesak will accompany you and
is ready to explain everything and answer all your questions.
This experience is not to be missed and a very important part
of any Thai cooking class. On your return to the hotel the “hands
on” experience starts. Under the guidance of Chef Taweesak and his
assistant you will pick out your ingredients and cook a selection
of dishes. In all, eight, but you will receive recipes for fifteen
and enjoy the fruits of your labours for lunch!
Throughout the courses, Chef Taweesak will explain the different
uses for all the herbs and spices and what ingredients can be substituted
if you find difficulty getting them in your home country. He has
specially created all the recipes in order to make Thai cooking
a little easier so that when you return home armed with your new-found
knowledge and recipes, the tastes that you create WILL be just like
those you experienced in Thailand.
Chef Taweesak has also designed a special set of twelve, blank
greeting cards each with a different recipe and picture. The set
is available in the hotel boutique and makes for a perfect gift.
Prices for both courses are inclusive of all the recipes information
about the ingredients, a personalised certificate and a souvenir
For more details and reservations, please contact
Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club, Nai Harn Beach, Phuket
Tel. (66 76) 381 156-63, Fax
(66 76) 381 164,