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A Taste of Thailand


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Thai cuisine places a real emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and is known for its balance of taste senses: sour, sweet, salty and bitter.

This fascinating course will help you develop your culinary skills and allow you to experiment with exceptional ingredients, to be able to prepare authentic, delicious Thai dishes.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course is due to start on Tuesday 7th June 2022. You will attend college on Tuesday evening from 6.00pm - 9.00pm, for one week.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

The course will provide you with new culinary techniques and present you with a range of recipes for Thai Main courses, Starters and Desserts.

Some of these dishes may include:

  • Chicken satay, peanut sauce, jasmine rice
  • Tom yum chicken soup
  • Thai red duck curry
  • Cardamom, coconut & mango créme brulee

The selection of ingredients used to produce these dishes will vary, from those used daily, to specialist products, including a wide range of spices, meat, fish, vegetables, sauces, fruit, nuts and pulses. Course participants will be able to develop their awareness of Health and Safety relating to the preparation of food, food safety awareness, practical knife skills and stove control, whilst learning logical and coherent methods for producing interesting Thai cuisine.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment. The course is aimed to increase your own knowledge of the subject matter.

As with all of our leisure cookery courses, the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. The course is suitable for all levels of ability.

You will need to wear strong, flat sensible shoes and bring along an apron, tea towel, and an oven glove.

Please bring along a container to take what you have made home with you.

What are the course fees?

You may be eligible for Community Learning funding if you have not recently participated in a similar Community Learning programme, or received any other recent government funded training.

There are a number of fee options for this course including:

  • If you are unemployed - FREE
  • If you are employed - £30
  • If you are not eligible for Community Learning - £35

The course price is inclusive of all of the ingredients that you will need for each session. You can take home your creations to enjoy.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

You may progress on to our other Colours Cookery School courses or alternatively, you may wish to pursue an accredited qualification in this subject which will allow you to practice your skills in the industry.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Jen McGill

Why study at Colours Cookery School?

Well-equipped Kitchens

Our contemporary kitchen facilities are well resourced with all the tools you need.

Quality ingredients

Fresh, locally sourced, high quality ingredients are supplied for you to cook with.

Tuition from Chefs

Your cookery lessons are delivered by passionate, experienced chefs.

Leisurely Learning

The emphasis is to come and enjoy cooking in an informal, fun setting.

Make New Friends

Enjoy the time on your course alongside like-minded people with a passion for food.

Suitable For All Levels

Whether an absolute beginner or more experienced cook, learning will be tailored to your level.