Let Chef Hong Thaimee teach you the basics of Thai cooking in her hands-on Thai 101 course or her Thai Cooking for Kids course. Cooking classes make great gifts, birthday or anniversary celebrations, team-building events, family reunions, friendly get-togethers, and more.
“Ngam cooking classes are a must! Chef Hong’s knowledge and passion for cooking authentic Thai made this such a great experience. In the beginner class we learned to make Pad Thai, Papaya Salad, and Green Curry from scratch. You also of course get to eat the dishes for dinner after! The classes are a great size and you will end up feeling like a pro to be able to cook for your friends at home!” – Courtney Dominguez
Course Schedule (Fall 2015)
We will not be holding cooking courses in July. Our next available classes will begin again in August. New courses will be posted in late July to early August.
Simple Thai Cooking at Home (Formerly Thai 101)Consider this the starting point for all students interested in learning to prepare traditional Thai food, as you learn to create three of our greatest crowd pleasers (Somtum Green Papaya Salad, our Old School Pad Thai, and Green Curry) under the direction of Ngam’s Chef Hong Thaimee
What dishes will I learn to cook?
In Thai 101, you will cook three staple Thai dishes, all of which can be made vegetarian or vegan-friendly upon request: 1) Somtum Green Papaya Salad 2) Old School Pad Thai 3) Green Curry
In Thai Cooking for Kids, kids will cook three fun Thai favorites, all of which can be made vegetarian or vegan-friendly upon request: 1) Spring Rolls
2) Thai Fruit Salad
3) Thai Fried Rice
What is included in the classes? All ingredients and equipment are provided on-site, as well as a digital copy of all recipes. Chefs will also receive a take-home Singha-branded cooking apron. All students will also have the chance to enjoy their cooking and are welcome to a Thai beer (only offered in Simple Thai Cooking at Home) provided by Singha or non-alcoholic beverage of choice.
When are courses held and how long do they last? Classes are held on Saturday mornings at our restaurant, located at 99 3rd Avenue (Btwn 12 and 13 st) at 11:30 a.m. and last approximately 2 hours.
How many students attend each class? In an effort to keep the classes intimate and engaging, each class is limited to 12 students or less (except for private events).
How much are classes? Open classes, held on Saturday mornings, are priced at $95 per student (not inclusive of tax + gratuity).
Ngam also coordinates private cooking classes for parties of 5 or more, which are scheduled according to the chef’s availability and are priced as follows (please note that we cannot conduct classes beyond 3pm):
5 to 10 students – $115 per student (not inclusive of tax + gratuity) 10 or more students – $105 per student (not inclusive of tax + gratuity)
Please note all private parties must be paid for in advance.
What are your cancellation and rebooking policies? In the event of a cancellation of your reservation, we enforce the following policy to cover the cost of ingredients, the instructor’s time, and the popularity of the course. Charges are as follows:
Less than 72 hours advance notice – 10% of class costs Less than 48 hours advance notice – 50% of class costs No show on the course date – 100% of class costs
For private parties, we enforce the following charges:
Less than 1 week advance notice – 10% of class costs Less than 72 hours advance notice – 50% of class costs Less than 48 hours advance notice or no show on the course date– 100% of class costs
We enforce a $20 rebooking fee (per student) for all classes.
For more information on any of our classes, or to make a reservation, please contact [email protected]