Ashburton Cookery School

Thai Plus

Ashburton Cookery School

Thai Plus

Thai cuisine places emphasis on lightly-prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and our Thai Plus cookery weekend offers a chance to explore this exotic cuisine in depth and learn to cook authentic Thai dishes.

Like all Ashburton courses this is a practical course and on our Thai weekend you will enjoy lots of hands-on cookery where you will create canapes, starters, main courses (including curries) and deserts.

Working with authentic Thai ingredients you will make popular Thai dishes such as fishcakes, spring rolls and numtok moo as well as exciting noodle & rice dishes such as pad thai and fried rice.

You'll also learn to make hot and sour Thai salads such as yum sim, and you will be making your very own Red Curry Paste from scratch.

By the end of the course you will have a comprehensive understanding of Thai cookery, ingredients and flavours as well as a rich repertoire of authentic Thai dishes you can make at home to enhance your family cookery and entertaining.

Join us on this great course for a fantastic Thai cooking experience.

Allergy Advice: This course is not suitable for those with allergies to seafood or nuts.

Typical Recipes

  • Krathak (Tiger Prawn Firecrackers)
  • Tom Kha Hed (Ta Lay) - Galangal Soup with Seafood and Coconut Cream
  • Pad Thai (Stir-fried Noodles with Roasted Peanuts)
  • Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad)
  • Ga Pad Bai Ga - Prow (Spicy Chicken with Thai Basil)
  • Tod Mun Pla (Thai Fish Cakes)
  • Laab Ped Yaang (Roast Duck Salad with Thai Herbs)
  • Gang Ped Hoi Shell (Red Curry With Scallops, Peanuts, Potatoes And Bamboo Shoots)
  • Kati Prik Sorbet

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Residential Cookery Course

Weekend Accommodation just £148

Relax at Ashburton Court with an en-suite room with double bed, television, free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and a delicious breakfast.

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Partners can stay for just £20 extra per night and don't need to take a cookery course!

While you enjoy your cookery course on Saturday & Sunday, your partner can explore our wonderful Dartmoor area.

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Common Questions

You will enjoy a lunch featuring what you have cooked in the morning session along with a glass of wine. Weekend courses (Saturdays) and 5 day courses (on Monday to Thursday) have a lunch and at the end of each day's cooking you will take home any dishes you have made.

Note: On certain courses such as Breadmaking, Baking, Patisserie, Chocolate Making we will provide a buffet lunch and whilst you will take lots home to enjoy, you will need to make provision for dinner as this is not provided.

All of our courses are highly practical and you will spend 90% of your time in the kitchen learning and cooking. We maximise your quality learning time by taking care of time-consuming tasks such as weighing and assembling ingredients and washing up.

This course is at an Intermediate Level. Aimed at the typical home cook. These courses will build your confidence in all areas of the kitchen. You should be familiar with common cookery concepts such as frying, baking, grilling and be able to follow a recipe. No other special skills are required.

The minimum age to take this course is 18 years old unless otherwise specified.

You will need to tell us about any food allergies or special diets at the time of booking. Whilst the course content will stay the same, we will always try and accommodate your requirements with substitutions and alternatives.

We are very familiar with common food allergies and regularly welcome coeliacs, vegetarians and those with gluten-free, dairy-free or religious diets on our courses. Please contact the Customer Service team who will be able to advise you further.

You need to wear sensible footwear with non-slip soles and covered toes. Long hair needs to be tied back; we advise wearing comfortable clothes and not your best outfit. We also recommend wearing trousers.

You don't need to bring anything else with you since everything else is provided. If you wish to bring some containers to take away food you may, but recyclable boxes are provided.

You will receive a Certificate from the Ashburton Cookery School upon completion of this course.

We source as many ingredients from ethical, local suppliers within a 25 mile radius of the cookery school as possible. All our fish, poultry, meat and dairy is sourced from local producers as well as vegetables and English fruit.
We will always prioritise locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and recipes where possible.