Client Testimonials

We sincere thank all those who have taken the time to let us know that they thoroughly enjoyed their time with us.  We are proud to inform you that all of our students, our valued customers, are fine food lovers who wish to learn to cook Thai food to a professional standard.  Here is just a sample of the very positive comments, restricted purely by lack of space.  However, our hands-on courses speak for themselves and you will not be disappointed.   Many people say they can cook Thai food well, but to which level?    With only one lesson you will realise how much you have learnt, as our clients explained.


” My dear Ru…Thank you for your excellent work…Look forward to use your service again…Warm regards…” chef Albert Roux  OBE


“Dear Ru – thank you SO much for such a wonderful experience of Thai Cooking this afternoon – I enjoyed it so very much…..

“….I went on to the website to try and add a testimonial but couldn’t see how to do it – you certainly have a lot already !!!!
Anyway, if you want one from me here it is – I won’t be offended if you don’t use it !!!

“….Hi Ru….frankly I’m speechless. The presentation is absolutely incredible and I want to thank you very much. R. arrives tomorrow and I will be spending a lot of time with him over the coming week or so. We aim to open 10th November. We have had a lot of problems here which is normal in Spain. However, we are nearly there and by next weekend the restaurant should be finished.  We need to a diary in when you can come to Spain. I mentioned the 2nd Thurs, Fri and Sat each month. Does that work for you?….regards and many thanks…”

“…..Hi Ru….I hope you are well……Well we have had a chaotic time but finally opened up on Thursday evening…… However, we managed well and the place looks really great.
The three nights so far we have been 100% fully booked and we have turned an extra 20% away.  R.  has been brilliant. He has coped under pressure and with a novice team, he is building their confidence. The dishes look great and presented very well. …..We already are promoting your visits which I think should start in January onwards. We are taking bookings and people are looking forward to those nights. Do you have any promotional posters or photos you can let me have?….R…. seems to be enjoying himself. He has a nice apartment and is within walking distance. He has very near sea views…..Apart from all of us being tired, so far its gone very well……I suspect the work is still to come but we have a nice team surrounding us.
I will send you some photos……best…”

“Wow, what a unique experience.  I loved every minute of it…. the different spices we used to make the Pad Thai, some of which I had not even heard of before (i.e. tamarind and mooli) gave a fantastic flavour and true depth to the dish not experienced in Thai restaurants.  Ru has worked with Michel Roux – that’s how good she is !”

Thanks for an amazing afternoon,…”

Professor Jo Hockley OBE -University of Edinburgh

“Thank you for the excellent course this week and I look forward to returning soon….”

“I can think of few more enjoyable ways to spend a birthday than to be introduced to Thai cookery by a true expert with a passion for her subject and the most patient and gentle teaching manner.  To then be able to go home and share the results of a carefully guided hand with an impressed and appreciative wife doubles the pleasure.  Thank you for your kindness and making my birthday a memorable day for the best possible reasons”.

“I would like to thank you for your assistance, ideas and hard work during the Hilton International Board meeting….I am certain that your contribution to the planning and implementation of the various themes for the lunch and dinner arrangements has ensured that the event was a 100% success.  I trust that your relationship with the Hilton Dublin will continue and we will see you back to Ireland in the near future”.

“Thank you also for making the wedding guests such a delicious Thai meal in the evening.  It was very much enjoyed by all and all guests have remarked on such an original idea for a meal in their ‘thank you’ letters.  A GREAT SUCCESS”.

“We all had a super time at the cookery school yesterday.  It was nice to be guests – we are usually the ones hosting events!  Every single one of us learned something new regarding cooking and we all loved the delicious fayre you prepared for us.  Everyone at the office was impressed with the water melon carving too.  S and I are especially keen to replicate that sometimes!  Thanks for all hard work.  Hope to see you/work with you in the future”.


“Thank you very much for a lovely culinary evening.  Everyone has enjoyed it very much.  I hope we get the chance to come back again.  Your attention to detail makes your event very special.  I will be recommending you to all my friends and colleagues….with warm thanks”.

“Again very many thanks for the wonderful week I had in your kitchen, to be trained by a professional chef was a fantastic experience and you made the whole learning process a pleasure and I would love to come back some time in the future and see you again”.

“Thanks again for a wonderful dinner party.  My brother thought it was the best Thai food he had had since he left Thailand and that is high praise from my brother!  We are away on a trip across Asia (not Thailand, Istanbul to Beijing) but later in the year or in the New Year we might have a dinner party planned and call on you again! Thanks!” <top>

Hi Ru….Your e mail is just like you, professional, kind, truthful and caring, what a wonderful person you are.
……. Lynne and I had a great time, and your wonderful photos will remind us of the great 2 days.
I wish you all the best for your wonderful school and both for you and your family.

Many many thanks for giving us all your time so enthusiastically over the last 2 days. Lynne and I had a fantastic time and would recommend you and your school to anyone. If Mike is still here next year I would love to have you cook a noodle feast for my 60th!….Many thanks again….Take care…..Colin

“I very much hope to return (assuming you feel you can cope with that !) and have already recommended you to friends. I thoroughly enjoyed the cookery lesson and the food was simply extraordinary.  The family simply loved it and I cannot wait to try the all the dishes myself at home. Very many thanks to you.”

“Fantastic……Fantastic  I have to say again.”

“Thank you very much for making my birthday celebration so special.  Everyone had a lovely memorable meal and my friends are still commenting on the Thai evening.   Thank you again”.

“I had a most memorable day with you at your Krua Thai Cookery School.  You have a beautiful way with you.  You have of course a profound knowledge of your specialism & I MUST COME BACK.  You showed great patience with an ‘old chef’…I also found your recipes extraordinary…I will be back in touch soon.. …Kind regards to you for everything”.

“Thank you very much for hosting the team building event on Thursday.  It was very successful and most enjoyable.  I shall certainly recommend your venue to others in the future….”

“Both D and the head chef were very impressed with the new skills I have learnt……..”

“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for your excellent course at your fine cookery school… Since I had no experience in Thai cooking, I was welcomed warmly and made to feel right at home.  Your school is very professional and your have shown me a whole new world of tastes, flavours and beautiful presentations of the marvellous Thai dishes.  I will be forever in your debt for opening my eyes and taste buds to the joy of Thai food.  Not only did you show me some special and easy to prepare meals….you showed me fruit and vegetable carving…Again, a very big thank you…we will meet again…with warm regards..”

“Brilliant, I’ve learnt heaps…I had a wonderful day…I think you should also teach a class in the ‘Hospitality Industry’ the art of  ‘GREAT CUSTOMER RELATIONS’  You could teach the industry A VERY GREAT DEAL”.

Good morning Ru, I can’t tell you how well the food was appreciated in my house last Wednesday.  D. was very impressed and had nothing but praise for all of the dishes.  I had a wonderful day and have been singing your praises to all my friends and family.  I will definitely be back at some point.  Thank you again for making me feel so welcome.

“Thank you…..from a very grateful, very satisfied and very full bunch of lads and lassies of LGW.  The whole day was one that will be forever in our memories and we will remain in your debt always.  Your pleasant and charming manner, humour and of course the passion that you show in God given talent was indeed incredible.  The flowers were a mere token compared to the knowledge that you have taught us and we will be hard pushed to recreate such splendour in food but we will give it a go.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and wish you and your business all the best for the future.  We will spread the word far and wide and will be in touch in the future”.

“Just to say thank you so much for providing us all with your memorable cooking on Tuesday night.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and thought the food was brilliant.  You all did a fantastic job and I am very impressed.  Most of all, M. had a wonderful time…”

“Very many thanks for the wonderful week I had in your kitchen, to be trained by a professional chef was a fantastic experience…..You made the whole learning process a pleasure and I would love to come back some time in the future and see you again…thank you chef”!

“Just like to say thanks very much for a great 3 days.  I feel like I have learnt lots and have come back buzzing and ready to try some new skills.  I always appreciate it when someone puts 100% into what they do and you definitely do and it makes a difference…..Anyway thanks once again for your efforts….you even make me feel lazy and I thought I worked hard”!!

“Many thanks as usual for attending to our needs…I hope to be back as I enjoyed it all so much…apart from the interruptions caused by one of my deals coming to fruition.  IT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN…see you soon”.

“Thank you very much for a wonderful day – a fascinating experience.  We dined very well that night.  Then the following evening my aunt came to supper (she is a super cook) and she was very impressed with my attempt!  She also loved the food sculptures which bedecked the table.  I do admit to feeling rather tired afterwards but I’m obviously not used to concentrating so hard”!!

“Just to let you know how much I enjoyed the cookery course….I thought it was highly organised, very well presented and l Iearned a lot…Looking forward to doing your noodle course…Thanks again…”

“It was an absolute pleasure to meet with you and learn from a ‘master’.  Although exhausted our wives joined us and were extremely impressed with (our) efforts”.

“Pen to paper @ last thank you for a superb session with you ‘Simply the best’..I appreciate all your work to make this so.  Till we meet again…”

“Thanks a million for a fab day.  J. phoned last night to thank us for what he said was the best Thai food he has every eaten!   We will come back to learn more…Thanks again…”

“I want to say how much we enjoyed our day with you….I only wish you were a bit nearer and I would come and visit regularly!!…We had such a good day and really enjoyed our experience with you…Thanks again for a great day and making us feel very welcome…”

“…..Hello Ru…..Well what can I say but a huge thank you for are day it was amazing and thank you for your hospitality.    As far as Annie and myself it will be a dad and daughter day that we will remember.  On are return home we gave family and friends a taste of what we created and they were all blown away with the taste……Thank you for the picture the smiles say it all…..Please feel free to use anything to promote the school…..Well I better get on with some work…..Once again thank you very much…..Regards…..John-Paul and Annie X..”

“I am pleased to announce that I made 20 stuffed chicken wings last weekend and cooked them for my Mum and Dad, wife and sons who all said they were absolutely delicious!!…We have invited our neighbours over for dinner in 2 weeks’ time so the menu will be Thai food.  As you can see your enthusiasm for cooking has rubbed off…”

“Thoroughly enjoyed our time in your school and the family loved the food…We will return at some point to further our knowledge.  As you said ‘the more you know, the more you don’t know…..and ‘we also eat with our eyes’…thanks very much for the way you looked after us”.

Thank you for such a wonderful and memorable experience!  You made the day very special and I really appreciated your warmth and professional expertise … I feel lucky to have met you and to have learnt so much.  I feel inspired to cook … We are both in awe of your skills and my family loved tasting all the superb dishes….”

“I want to say a big thank you for giving J. such a wonderful day and for teaching him to make so many delicious things.  We had a lovely meal last night with our friends who were very impressed.  Thanks again for everything..”

“…Thanks Ru – you’re a star! A…”

“….It was my utmost pleasure to meet you – I had a lovely afternoon and both boys enjoyed the meal very much. I will definitely keep in touch and let you know how things (baby/cook book/ French cooking classes/ MP job LOL) all go. You are a wonderful teacher and I wish you all the best. Enjoy yourself in Spain and Sardinia and Pi Ru, try not to work too hard – remember we work to live not the other way around…”.