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The Thai Cooking Masterclass

TravelDailyNews Media Network proudly presents The Thai Cooking Masterclass organized by Centara Hotels & Resorts May 5th to May 8th, 2014 at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas – Phuket, Thailand

TravelDailyNews Media Network proudly presents

 The Thai Cooking Masterclass

 organized by Centara Hotels & Resorts
 May 5th to May 8th, 2014
 Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas – Phuket, Thailand

TravelDailyNews Media Network invites chefs from all over the world to attend the Thai Cooking Masterclass in Phuket in order to perfect their Thai cooking techniques. With the growing global appeal of Thai food, this four-day seminar allows chefs to learn the secrets of this amazing cuisine from one of the country’s top culinary professionals. The event is aimed mainly at hotel chefs, however, people working at freestanding restaurants might also find it worthwhile attending the Masterclass.

Thai Cuisine
The Thai Cooking Masterclass is organized by Centara Hotels & Resorts, the leading hotel chain of Thailand, as part of the TravelDailyNews Masterclass Series, which was first launched in Europe in 2013. This four-day seminar will focus on popular and lesser-known traditional Thai dishes and also includes a session about a more contemporary approach to Thai food. The full range of Thai food – appetizers, soups, salads, curry pastes, stir-fried dishes, rice dishes, noodles and desserts – will be presented during the Masterclass. The seminar programme also includes an introduction to fruit carving and Thai cocktails. It is designed to enable participants to understand Thai cuisine in its roots so they are able to replicate the learned easily.

The main instructor of the Masterclass is multiple award winner Thanida Amornvatin, Specialty Thai Chef at Centara Grand Resort & Spa Maldives with a decade of professional experience in Thai cuisine. Chef Thanida has staged Thai food promotions and worked in Thailand, Middle East, Europe and Maldives, so she is no stranger to the challenges of producing authentic Thai food in kitchens different from what one might find in the Kingdom.

Thai Set Menu

This is a hands-on learning experience. All seminar attendants will prepare the dishes being shown by the instructor at their own workstations.

Dates: from May 5th to May 8th, 2014

Venue: Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket, Thailand

Language: English

Who is it for? This is a Masterclass for professional chefs from all over the world – especially those chefs working at hotels – who would like to perfect their Thai cooking techniques. The Masterclass is not intended for beginners or amateur cooks.

Teaching Schedule



May 4th, 2014

  • Check-in at leisure at the Hotel
  • Welcome Cocktail Party with Thai Tapas



May 5th, 2014


  • Product knowledge and ingredients of Thai cuisine
  • Curry paste making


  • Thai appetizers such as Tod Mun Goong, Pla, Krathong Thong, Nam Tok etc.



May 6th, 2014


  • Salads such as Yam, Larb etc.
  • Soups such as Tom Yam, Tom Kha, Gaeng Som, Liang etc.


  • Stir-fry ‘Quick Fire’ such as Thord Krathiem, Phad Kaprao, Nam Man Hoi, Priew Wahn etc.



May 7th, 2014


  • Rice such as Steamed Jasmine, Fried Rice etc.
  • Noodles such as Phad Thai, Rad Na, Phad Se Ew etc.


  • Thai desserts such as Sticky Rice, Coconut Desserts, Tab Tim Grob etc.



May 8th, 2014


  • Modern presentation of Thai food
  • Thai cocktails such as Thai Mojitos, Chili in drinks etc.


  • Basic Thai fruit carving lesson



May 9th, 2014

  • Departure or extension of stay (optional)

Chef Thanida AmornvatinAbout the Main Instructor

Chef Thanida Amornvatin, Specialty Thai Chef at Centara Grand Resort & Spa Maldives and winner of several awards, has been pursuing a career as chef over the last decade in Thailand, Middle East, Europe and Maldives. Her passion for Thai food has led her to participate in numerous Thai cooking competitions throughout her career. She stages several Thai food promotions overseas and her passion to share the secrets of the world famous Thai cuisine is evident.

About the Venue of the Masterclass

Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket LogoCentara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket is located on the west coast of Phuket and set in 47 acres of land with 500 metres of pristine beach frontage on Mai Khao Beach, the longest and quietest stretch of beach on this side of the island. The resort has been designed to blend in with its ecologically sensitive environment, and has its own green systems that ensure the natural resources of the area are conserved. The design focus of the resort is an extensive water park with swimming pools, a lazy river and waterslides, including a huge Super Bowl slide. All rooms, suites and villas are of modern design and are carefully sited to take advantage of the stunning views of the Andaman Sea and Phuket’s dramatic hinterland. Although this part of Phuket is renowned for its extensive areas of natural and undisturbed beauty, the resort is only 15 minutes away from Phuket International Airport.  

Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket
About Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara Hotels & Resorts LogoCentara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 47 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 65 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.

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About the TravelDailyNews Masterclass Series

TravelDailyNews Masterclasses LogoThe TravelDailyNews Masterclass Series comprises several high-level seminars aimed at senior hospitality industry professionals. Curated by Prof. Dr. Dimitris Koutoulas, a long-time expert of the hospitality and tourism industry, these intensive seminars are taught by highly experienced professionals. This series of seminars was first launched in Europe as a joint initiative of TravelDailyNews and Prof. Dr. Koutoulas and are now expanding globally.

Registration fee: 1,300 Euros (approx. 57,000 Thai Baht or 1,770 US Dollars)

The above prices in Thai Baht and US Dollars are provided just as an indication and may change in case of exchange rate fluctuations.

The registration fee includes:

  • Attendance of the Masterclass
  • Five nights in a Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite at the Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket, arriving on May 4th and departing on May 9th (single occupancy)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tea breaks and lunches during the four teaching days including food prepared during the Masterclass
  • Cocktail party on the day of arrival
  • Ingredients and use of cooking equipment during cooking classes
  • Recipe book
  • Apron
  • Thai fruit carving knife
  • Certificate of attendance
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Optional (payable directly to the hotel):

  • Accompanying person sharing room for five nights (accommodation, breakfast and lunch only; no Masterclass attendance): 13,000 Thai Baht (approx. 296 Euros or 410 US Dollars)
  • Extra day (single occupancy incl. breakfast, taxes and service charge): 3,300 Thai Baht (approx. 75 Euros or 104 US Dollars)
  • Extra day (double occupancy incl. breakfast, taxes and service charge): 5,100 Thai Baht (approx. 116 Euros or 161 US Dollars)
  • The above prices in Euros and US Dollars are provided just as an indication and may change in case of exchange rate fluctuations.


To register for the Thai Cooking Masterclass please complete the registration form below.

For any additional information about the Thai Cooking Masterclass please contact:

Travel Daily News / T.M.A. Travel Media Applications
Athens Office
Tel. +30 210 9374 052
Vicky Karantzavelou
Bangkok Office
Tel. +66 (0)890486051
Theodore Koumelis

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