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Thai Cooking Classes

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Session Times

  • 6 Guests per class maximum
  • Saturday: Session 1: 10:00am - 1:00pm, 
  • Sundays: Session  1: 10:00am - 1:00pm, Session 2: 1:30pm - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday Thursday & Friday: 10.am - 1:00pm.

About This Class

Get expert tuition from Chef Chaloem as he shares with you his personal recipes and knowledge of ingredients, and demonstrates the methods and techniques necessary to achieve a meal that is authentically Thai and of restaurant quality.

Chaloem has much experience in teaching Thai cookery having held classes in his Trentham restaurant before moving to Melbourne. He has also conducted sessional training for William Angliss TAFE.

Paladarr offers the following seasonal menus

We require a minimum of 24 hours notice for any special alteration to the menu

Summer (Dec - Feb)

  1. Make your own original Red Curry Paste
  2. Kaeng Daeng Bet – Duck breast in Red Curry
  3. Pla Goong - Seared Prawns Salad
  4. Moo Grorp – Roasted Pork Belly with Chinese Broccoli
  5. Khao Soi – Thai Laksa Soup with egg noodles
  6. Fresh Mango and Sticky Rice

Autumn (March - May)

  1. Make your own original Penang Curry Paste
  2. Kaeng Penang Gair - Lamb in Penang Curry
  3. Goong Kratiem - Prawns in Pepper and garlic
  4. Kaeng Ba Gai - Hot spicy Jungle Curry with Chicken
  5. Kor Moo Yang – Grilled Pork Neck
  6. Yum Tua - Nut Salad

Winter (June - Aug)

  1. Make your own original Massaman Curry paste
  2. Kaeng Mussaman Gai - Chicken in Mussaman Curry
  3. Moo Gatee - Pork Dip
  4. Yum Neua – Grilled Beef Salad
  5. Sam Kassart  - Three Kings. Lightly battered crunchy prawns, calamari portions and Rock Ling fillet, stir-fried with seasonal vegetables
  6. Mee Grorp – diced prawn and chicken stir-fried with crispy noodles

Spring (Sept - Dec)

  1. Make your own original Yellow Curry paste
  2. Kaeng Luang Ba - Seafood in Yellow Curry
  3. Som Tum – Papaya Salad
  4. Gai Yang – Barbequed Chicken with dipping Sauce
  5. Pad Neua Krapow - Beef and Basil Stirfry
  6. Por Pia Ruam Puk - Vegetarian Spring rolls

Enjoy a feast of Chaloem’s famous Curry Puffs and a glass of wine to conclude. The experience begins promptly at 10 am. with a welcoming coffee. At the end of the lesson, students may eat the fruits of their labours with a complimentary glass of wine, or take them home to share.

You will also receive recipes for each of the dishes you prepare during the class and a lovely certificate signed by the chef.


  • Please advise us of any food allergies that you might have at the time of booking – due to the nature of the cuisine, we are not always able to accommodate all dietary requirements, but we'll do our best!  
  • Schedules may change and seasonal ingredients are subject to availability - if circumstances change we will let you know ahead of time.
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What you will learn
  • Discover Chef Chaloem's personal recipes and knowledge of ingredients.
  • Learn how to prepare a seasonal selection of fantastic dishes from North East Thailand.
  • Master Chef Chaloem will also demonstrate how to prepare traditional sauces and accompaniments.
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from Master Chef Chaloem.
  • A lovely certificate signed by the Chef
  • Enjoy the meal you will prepare in class with a glass of wine, plus Chaloem’s famous Curry Puffs!

What to bring
  • Everything you need is provided!
What to wear

Closed-in footwear, Non Frilly Clothing.

Appropriate for

Beginners and experienced cookers are all welcome


Paladarr Cooking School

Vendor since 2015

Get expert tuition from Master Chef, Chaloem Chaiseeha as he shares with you his personal recipes and knowledge of ingredients. With Chaleom by your side, you will learn first hand, the methods and techniques necessary to achieve a meal that is authentically Thai and of restaurant quality.

Chef Chaloem is co-owner of one of Melbourne’s best Thai restaurants, Paladarr....If you’re after a "night to remember” and something a little bit special, then you owe it to yourself to join us for dinner.

The kitchen is overseen by Master Chef, the very instructor who will teach you about delicate flavour using the finest produce, balance and style.

Specialising in dishes from Thailand's north east, Chaloem prepares his dishes with a deft salt-sour-heat balance and dazzlingly fresh ingredients. Food that is clean and bright, with layers of flavour and the right balance of heat and spice.

Chaloem has vast experience in teaching Thai cookery having held classes in his Trentham restaurant before moving to Melbourne. He has also conducted seasonal training for William Angliss TAFE and has attracted a lot of media attention over the years.

Impress your friends at your next dinner party with authentic Thai dishes prepared with your very own hands.

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22 October 2018 • Thai Cooking Classes

They say good food comes from the heart and what a privilege to experience the beating heart of Paladaar through a cooking class with Master Chef Chaloem and the exceptional hospitality from co-owner Bryan. The experience as a diner at Paladaar has always been exceptional - the exquisite food, the grand building, the elegant decor and beautiful service - but I could never quite put a finger on why it just felt so special. Now, after being welcomed into the heart of it all, I can begin to understand the way respect for the ingredients, honesty of the preparation and cooking processes and the desire to prepare food and hospitality for their guests as if they are family all weave into something wonderful that is larger than the sum of its parts. Paladaar is a special dining experience, the cooking class with Master Chef Chaloem I must say was a special life experience that will have a profound impact on not only how I treat ingredients, but how I treat others I hope to cook for by imbuing some of the humility, gentleness and grace that Chaloem and Bryan build their restaurant and cooking school on. Practically speaking, the class was excellent, giving me the skills and tips (and recipe book to take away - much thanks!) to be confident to make these delicious dishes at home. But experience-speaking, it was so much more. Thank you.


25 July 2018 • Thai Cooking Classes

I had a fantastic time attending the cooking course at Paladarr. The chef was extremely knowledgeable and guided us is making 5 delicious dishes. It was a very relaxed atmosphere which was excellent for an amateur cook like me. I definitely recommend this for anyone interested in learning to cook Thai.


16 August 2017 • Thai Cooking Classes

Beautiful recipes. Fresh ingredients. A great learning experience.

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