DofE Online Thai Cooking Course

We are offering a fun and informative 12 week online cooking course that can be done as a DofE Skill and will also give your family some delicious Thai dishes to enjoy!

Even if you aren't doing your DofE, you can do this course to learn more about Thai food and expand your cooking repertoire.

How it works

The course is designed to develop a range of cooking skills and techniques in delicious Thai cuisine.

Each week you will get to cook a different recipe using our recipe sheets and demo videos which you will be sent. It’s very flexible – you can decide when to watch the demos and cook, so it can fit around your schooling and other activities.

You will be fully supported by Jirapan (the founder of Paya Thai Cooking) and can email or WhatsApp her if you would like any help.

Dates and duration

The course is structured to be done over 12 weeks, cooking 1 dish per week. You can start at any time.

What’s included

  • 12 recipe / 12 week menu - Meat & Seafood or Vegetarian & Vegan
  • Demo videos for each recipe (each video is 10-15 mins), by Jirapan
  • Recipe sheets with ingredients list and cooking steps
  • Equipment list and where to buy ingredients information
  • Support via email / WhatsApp
  • Course sign off for DofE Award (if applicable)
  • Course completion certificate

Sample it now - here is Week 1's Recipe


The course costs £65.


  • Sweet chilli sauce
  • Spring rolls
  • Dim Sum - pork / prawns / veggie
  • Thai spicy salad - beef / seafood / veggie
  • Coconut soup - chicken / prawns / veggie
  • Green curry paste
  • Green curry - chicken / seafood / veggie
  • Stir fry with ginger - chicken / prawns / vegan mince
  • Stir fry with cashew nuts - chicken / prawns / tofu
  • Pad Thai noodles - chicken / prawns / tofu
  • Egg / veggie fried rice
  • Mango with sweet sticky rice

Ingredients and equipment

When you book in you will receive recipe sheets with ingredients lists as well as a list of key equipment. Thai ingredients can be sourced at major supermarkets or online and most kitchens should already have the main equipment we need.

DofE activity log and course sign off

If you are doing the course for your DofE Award, all you will need to do is take a photo of each dish you cook and upload it to your eDofE and send it to us so we can sign off your DofE report. Even if you aren’t doing DofE we’d love to see pictures of your cooking!

How to book

Step 1 - complete our Booking Form
Step 2 - pay for the course (£65) using our secure card payment site

Please contact us if you have any questions!

"My son is doing the DofE course at the moment and I just had to write and say everything has been delicious. Today’s lunch of Thai beef salad was my favourite so far. He has never moaned about doing his cooking - because he loves the results, and so does the rest of the family. I would heartily recommend the cooking course for any interested teens - my son will for ever be able to cook these 12 dishes now, and hopefully it’s a gateway into him exploring more international foods."