Let Chef Hong Thaimee teach you the basics of Thai cooking in one of her hands-on True Thai courses!  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. 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 be holding cooking courses through December. New courses are posted. Check calendar for available dates and times.

Courses Available

True Thai: Cooking at Home $95 (Formerly Thai 101) This course is great for all ages and all skill levels. Chef Hong Thaimee will teach you to cook three of our greatest crowd pleasers: Somtum Green Papaya Salad, Old School Pad Thai, and Green Curry.

True Thai: Burger & Beer Happy Hour $45 for 1/ $80 for 2 (BRAND NEW!) This course is a great way to meet new people, have fun with your friends or even to book as a unique bachelor or bachelorette party experience! You’ll learn to cook Ngam’s signature Thai burger, comfort food for many of our Ngam friends. Relax and have fun as you enjoy your culinary masterpiece with some Chiang Mai fries and a cold Singha Beer.

“Cooking class with Chef Hong Thaimee – would highly recommend it! She’s patient, informative, funny and very supportive.” – Niket Biswas


What is included in the classes? All students will have the chance to enjoy their cooking. We provide:

  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Digital copy of all recipes
  • Singha-branded cooking apron
  • Complimentary Thai beer provided by Singha or non-alcoholic beverage of choice
  • 10% discount on your next dine-in visit to Ngam

When are courses held and how long do they last? Classes are held on Saturday mornings at our restaurant, located at 99 3rd Avenue (Between 12th and 13th street). True Thai: Cooking at Home is held at 11:30 a.m. and True Thai: Burger & Beer Happy Hour is held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Classes 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 15 students or less for True Thai: Cooking at Home and 10 students or less for True Thai: Burger & Beer Happy Hour (except for private events).

How much are classes? Open classes for True Thai: Cooking at Home are priced at $95 per student and our True Thai: Burger & Beer Happy Hour is $45 for one or $80 for two (not inclusive of tax + gratuity).

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Can I book a private class or a party ? Yes! 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:

5 to 10 students – $120 per student (not inclusive of tax + gratuity)

10 or more students – $110 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]