Krua Thai Cookery School

We are a Thai cookery centre in Scotland where students come from all over the world to discover the secrets of traditional Thai Cookery. The School is well known for achieving the highest standards in traditional Thai cookery, fruit and vegetable carving & food presentation.

specialists in royal thai culinary art​

experienced and dedicated

We are a Thai cookery centre in Scotland where students come from all over the world to discover the secrets of traditional Thai Cookery. The School is well known for achieving the highest standards in traditional Thai cookery, fruit and vegetable carving & food presentation. 

We offer exquisite, traditional Thai cuisine. Over 100 dishes to choose from. All courses at Krua Thai are a masterclass! Open 9am-10pm 7 days (except Xmas) strictly by appointment only for a meeting: or call us on 0131 664 3036.

Our extensive 30-year experience of practice and teaching will enable you to master each dish within a few hours. There is a lot to learn to ensure a good foundation before you can cook effectively.

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traditional thai cuisine for all diets

The Krua Thai Cookery School specialises in traditional Thai cuisine for all diets*: vegetarian, vegan, non-vegetarian, diabetics, low mood etc.

We will set up the course to suit your needs. The School offers unique training and bespoke service in cookery and fruit carving courses or in catering for you to master within one day. Our student chefs are high caliber from more than 35 countries such as Executives and Executive Development chefs from leading hotels, food manufacturers and super-yachts.

* For those who have special diets and we provide recipes such as for medical conditions, food allergies, Asthmatic, Celiac, food intolerance, etc. Please confirm/advise the School by e-mail.


The three nights so far we have been 100% fully booked and we have turned an extra 20% away…..Sam 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… so far it’s gone very well

fruit carving

Our fruit carvings have been used by the world-famous chef Albert Roux for his special events around the UK such as the Gatsby Club for VIPs attending the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Our cookery students have a list of over 100 dishes to choose to cook professionally.

For those who wish to learn fruit carving you will learn a lot here! All the photos you see on this website are Krua Thai work which is not always the case with other schools. 

We can tell you all that to expect the best from fruit carving training and we will pass on our knowledge to enable you to be proficient fruit carver. Learn from Krua Thai for your prosperous life experience and skills you can show off confidently. 

Our teaching style, we believe, is rare and possibly unique. Our secret recipes are ready to impress your customers and create a real talking point. Having been in operation since 1997, we have vast experience in the real world of commercial catering to top-flight clients and we wish to pass this on to you. Indeed, we go the extra mile to offer an impressive service delivery. For the best training results and best recipes to use for your business, make sure you choose the Krua Thai Cookery School and we will make it well worth your investment in the long term.

We indeed offer from beginner, but don’t worry about how new you are – it is our job to make you achieve success once you have paid for. You will learn a lot in one day!

However, no matter how advanced you are, when you are at Krua Thai you will learn new things, that’s the whole point of training for the better you keep your existing skills and learn new techniques from Krua Thai to enhance your cooking skills. 60% of our students are professionals, in many cases private chefs from super yachts, executive chefs or chef consultants.

All our classes are private tuition you can do at any time, no need to wait or learn with a group which will be less effective and productive as superior result Thai cooking needs close attention as there are many between the line and the tutor needs to keep an eye on each of your cooking processes to ensure perfect result as a good example for you to continue at home/workplace.


Ru and Ian are wonderful people. I felt at home from the very first day. When I first arrived I was helped with shopping and I was even given a great home-cooked dinner. Ru literally has a degree in hospitality! She is delightful to talk to, and her house is beautiful and well kept, not to mention the great views it has! You are close to bus stations and a mall/supermarket. I would definitely recommend!

Aded, Princeton University USA

what’s on offer

We have lots to offer at the Krua Thai from lessons in cooking and ornate carving to chef hire and event catering. Whether you want to learn how to cook delicious Thai food at home or you are a chef looking to perfect your Thai dishes Krua Thai can help!

important announcements:

Visiting Krua Thai

All meetings at Krua Thai must be STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT either by emailing us at or calling us on 0131 664 3036. Please ensure that an appointment has been made before you arrive otherwise we will be unable to properly show you what we can offer.

Edinburgh Fringe

Krua Thai is VENUE 376 each year during the Edinburgh Fringe, during which we offer a range of classes, demonstrations and more! To purchase tickets or to view what’s on offer please visit our page on the Edinburgh Fringe website.