This article is sponsored by Krua Thai Cookery School.
Expand your culinary horizons with the Krua Thai Cookery School
- Emma Simmonds
- 26 August 2021
From their fabulous Edinburgh Fringe demonstrations to a wealth of flexible course options, there's something to suit everyone
If you're looking to expand your culinary repertoire and impress your friends and family with some delicious new dishes, or are simply searching for a great gift then a course at the Krua Thai Cookery School could be just what you need. Established in Edinburgh in 1997, this centre of culinary excellence attracts students from all over the world who want to discover the secrets of traditional Thai cookery, stimulate their senses and prepare food to the highest standard.
The explosion in popularity of Thai restaurants has created an appetite to replicate some of their showstopping dishes at home, and here's your chance to find out how. As part of this year's Edinburgh Fringe, the school will be running an exclusive, 90-minute, in-person demonstration dubbed Amazing Chef's Table: Thai Street Food Cooking, with shows taking place daily from now until Monday 30 August, priced at £65.
These special events will give you both a taste of what Thai food has to offer, alongside plenty of practical tips. They see course leader, school founder and executive chef Rujira (Ru) Yuenboon Herd share some of her invaluable expertise, with the audience taking home the recipes to try themselves. Ru's cooking has been enjoyed by top-flight clients, including Hilton presidents, VIPs attending Wimbledon and the globally-renowned chef Albert Roux. During this Fringe show, Ru will be discussing the ingredients used in the Thai kitchen and answering your questions as she prepares a delicious three-course meal before your very eyes, with the menu changing daily.
If you'd like to learn more, then the school – which is based at 19 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh – offers a wide variety of masterclasses, seven days a week, all year round. These flexible, hands-on courses are delivered by experienced Thai chefs and there's something for all skill levels, from beginner to professional, as well as to suit a range of budgets, while the Krua Thai Cookery School is proud to cater for all diets and medical conditions, with courses tailored to meet individual needs where required. Lessons are intensive but stress-free and conducted in a friendly and relaxed setting.
Gift vouchers can be purchased, hen, stag party and team building packages are available, with superior accommodation on site for those opting for an overnight stay. There are flexible payment options and various special offers, while students can choose from a list of over 100 dishes to learn how to cook professionally. You can choose anything from one-on-one, in-person training to an online, tailor-made service for groups. The school's esteemed staff will help you learn each dish quickly, offering unique training and bespoke services in cookery or fruit carving which can be mastered within a day.
In addition to its much-admired courses, which regularly receive glowing feedback, Krua Thai Cookery School offer outside catering for special events, private chef hire and consultancy worldwide, food hygiene training, and live and online cooking for professional and corporate events.
As Ru puts it herself: 'We promise to reveal our trade secrets. Why not join us and be our special guest for a day while you learn from a willing and enthusiastic tutor. You will be amazed at how much you can learn in just a few hours.'