Our Thai Cooking Courses
In our cooking classes Pat teaches up to 6 persons.
(Exception: when a bigger group books a private course.)
Our courses are independent sessions which last about 4 hours. In each session we show three different Thai dishes, each of which you learn to cook by yourself.
You work in small groups (with 2-4 people) under Pat's supervision. Our normal class language is German, but for you Pat makes an exception and teaches both in German and English. And you get the recipes in English, of course.
This course procedure is as follows:
After arrival you will be treated with a typical Thai appetizer. This dish is meant to be simply enjoyed, not learned. Mineral water and beer are yours, too.
When you are ready, Pat explains the various ingredients we use and shows you how to prepare them. Then it is your turn: You follow the samples and prepare the ingredients for your group.
Next Pat will demonstrate how to cook the three courses. After tasting them it is again your turn:
Each group cooks the three dishes. Which can turn to be a lot of fun (see picture). Whatever: We stand by and support you so that nothing goes wrong. If you have questions when you practice at home what you learned in the class, just give us a call. We'll be glad to answer them!
When everything is done, it is time to eat, drink, exchange ideas - and enjoy! In between we spoil you with a dessert of fresh exotic fruits.
For example, why our cooking courses cost more than a 5 course menu in a good restaurant? Or where you can buy all the exotic ingredients? - If our FAQ section does not give you a satisfying answer, contact us, please!
Our regular Thai cooking courses cost 150 CHF (or 150 EUR) per person, per evening. The prices for our private courses you find here.
Most of our guests pay cash at the end of the class (or bring their voucher).
As an alternative, you can wire the amount in advance to our Postfinance account.
IBAN: CH57 0900 0000 8577 3423 0
Name, Address: Thai Cooking, 8704 Herrliberg
Attention: We do not accept card payments.
Our Price includes:
5 courses: a Thai appetizer, the three course menu you cook plus a Thai fruit dessert
Beverages: Mineral Water, Beer, Red Wine (good bottle quality)
Recipes of the dishes you cook in your course. They come in laminated paper which is really handy to use in the kitchen since they repel water and grease. Our recipes also show pictures of the exotic ingredients - which makes shopping easier.
Attention: Due to the Corona crisis we do not announce new courses until the end of April (at least). After that we limit our cooking classes to 4 guests from a maximum of 2 households.
Please bring a face mask to wear in the kitchen where it is virtually impossible to hold the minimal distance. And we would like you to have the SwissCovid app installed on your smartphone.
(Last update: 3rd April 2021)
Our Course Venues
If you prefer to cook yourself instead of just watching somebody else doing it, you have chosen the right website and place: In our regular cooking courses at Felix Weber's home (Ackerstrasse 5, Herrliberg) our max. capacity is 6 persons, so you are guaranteed to get enough practice.
You eat in the winter garden, from where you can see the far left shore of lake Zurich.
Ackerstrasse 5 is located about 1.5 km uphill from Seestrasse (see map).
There is ample parking space next to the house.
If you prefer to take the train, just let us know in advance: We will pick you up at station Erlenbach (Trains S6 and S16).
We make exceptions, though:
The location boasts a professional kitchen and a cosy eating room.
Hotel Rebe is located ca. 1 km uphill from See-strasse in the old part of the town (see map).
There is ample parking space next to the house.
If you prefer to take the train, Hotel Rebe is a 10-minute (uphill) walk from station Herrliberg-Feldmeilen (Trains S6 and S16).
What People Are Saying
"A great cooking class: the food was delicious, the course location stylish and the people likable"
A journalist of the daily "Tages-Anzeiger" took one of our cooking classes.
Read his report here.
The industry magazine "Hotellerie et Gastronomie" also wrote about us;
the article "Siegeszug der thailändischen Küche" can be found here.
Companies that Booked Private Courses for a Team
Here are our conditions for our regular classes:
(The conditions for private courses you find here.)
Registrations for our cooking courses are binding.
Cancellations or postponements must be made at least 48 hours before the course takes place, otherwise we will charge you (150 CHF/person).
No-shows have to pay the full amount / cannot be refunded.
Courses must be paid before the session ends.
If we get less than 2 registrations for a course, we may cancel it (at least two days in advance).
In case of disputes, Herrliberg's magistrate is the appropriate authority. Place of jurisdiction is the court in Meilen.