Online Cooking Class

$9 USD per class starting at 11am and 5pm Daily

Class program and schedule


Learning online

Due to the changing way in which all of us have to function as a result of the current global health crisis, online classes offer a way to momentarily escape from isolation and boredom while learning to cook a cuisine you may not have already been familiar with.

Our online cooking classes are are great way to socialize with other cooking enthusiasts, families looking for a new activity in their daily routines, and a nice introduction to Thai cooking with the added bonus of learning a Thai song and the beginning steps of Thai dancing at the end of the class for those who wish to participate.

Taught online using ZOOM

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An assortment of floral fruit carvings, including a rose carved from a tomato, white daffodil carved from green papaya, and pink and white carnation carved from watermelon, surrounded by an assortment of leaves carved from cucumbers and carrots.


First 15 minutes
Greeting from instructors and group introduction

Classes are led by at least two of our long time instructors from Bangkok and Chiang Mai Thailand.

Ingredient Preparation

Students begin the class by preparing their ingredients. This will include cutting vegetables and measuring sauces. Instructors will provide safety and efficiency tips for vegetable cutting techniques as well as general preparation advice. Note that there are many ingredient substitutes that can be used in Thai cooking, so if you don't have access to all ingredients locally, you can still participate in our classes using substitute ingredients.

Fruit carving instructor demonstrating how to carve a watermelon flower. One student looks on while another practices on a half of watermelon, following along with the instructor. Various carving material sits on the tabletop as well as bowls and a mortar and pestle.
11 AM - 12 PM
Complex Floral Designs

After feeling comfortable with the basics, students move on to more complex designs. It should be noted that even beginning students with patience are able to successfully finish complicated designs in a single class. Patience is the key.

Intricate Floral Design with Carrot

Students move into a more complex floral design using raw carrot, a round flower design composed of numerous florets.

Intricate Floral Design with Pumpkin

Once students have an understanding of how to carve a carrot flower design, they move on to one of the most complex floral designs using raw pumpkin.

Close up of fruit carving instructor with knife in hand demonstrating how to carve a watermelon flower as student looks on with her chin resting on her hands.
12 PM - 2 PM
Watermelon Flower

After completing smaller sized designs, students are introduced to their first large sized carving challenge: a giant watermelon flower. In fact this design is perhaps the largest and most intricate of all the possible floral designs. Also, the translucent nature of watermelon pulp adds to the beauty of the carving with colors ranging from deep red to pink, as well as white and light green.

An interesting multi-stage carving

Completing the watermelon flower design requires several distinct stages. The first requires carefully shaping the general object, followed by beginning to render each petal individually starting at the center. After repetitive cycles to bring the petals to life, later stages consist of fine adjustments to create a fluidity throughout the carving and cohesion to the hundreds of cut marks that complete the design.

Student carving half of watermelon flower with traditional ornate carving knife. On the table sits other watermelon halves, carrots, cucumbers, cutting boards and various sized carving knives.
2 PM - 3 PM
Small Floral Designs (continued)

After a short break students once again focus on smaller floral designs which complement the already finished watermelon design. This second set of small flowers are more complicated than the first set. Using uncooked pumpkin as the base material, students learn to create cascading miniature petals in circular patterns.

More patience is required for these smaller designs as cuts are as small as five millimeters.

A black and white plate with a variety of finished fruit carvings including yellow leaves carved from Thai pumpkin, yellow carnations carved from Thai pumpkin, orange flower pedals carved from carrots, roses carved from tomatoes, and white flowers carved from cucumbers with red chilis to represent the stamens.
3 PM - 4 PM
Animal Carvings

If time allows, students are instructed on how to create sculptures of animals such as an "apple swan". Animal carvings offer an interesting theme and add personality to collections of fruit and vegetable carvings.

Repeat Practice

Students have time to revisit and practice any of the designs learned during the class, offering an opportunity to ask instructors for answers to questions that may arise when going back again and trying to put into practice everything learned during the class.

Fruit carving of a bird, specifically a swan, by a student during class. Carving sits on a wooden cutting board with apple scraps, carving knives, a carved carrot leaf and cucumber carvings next to it.
4 PM - 4:30 PM
Concluding Review and Discussion

Students and instructors review the completed sculptures. Instructors answer any remaining questions at this time and review specific cutting techniques if requested by the students.


The class concludes with the opportunity to document the students' designs. In total, studets will have created carvings from tomatoes, apples, watermellons, cucumbers, and carrots. Finished sculptures are arranged for photographs and optional group photos. A well earned reward for the dedicated student.

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Fruit carving instructors posing with a wonderful carrot carving of an eight petal flower. A mortar and pestle and additional carvings sits on a table in front of the instructors.

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