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Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort opens Blue Fire Thai Cooking School

RELEASE NUMBER 13 | 18

Learn the art of Pad Thai Goong and other classic Thai dishes at the new Blue Fire Cooking School at the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort. (Download this image and this release in Word and Text formats here.)

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND – The Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort has launched its Blue Fire Cooking School, specializing in Thai cuisine. Head chef Teerathep ‘Tor’ Tishabhiromya will conduct the classes.

The Outrigger, renowned as a couple-friendly all-pool villa hideaway with a de facto private beach in a quiet corner of Samui, is already acclaimed for its Signature Experiences that reflect local Thai culture. These include fruit carving, batik making, kickboxing, leather etching – and now authentic Thai cooking.

As head chef, Khun Tor has served with distinction in the kitchens of three Outrigger resorts in southern Thailand over the last six years. Before joining Outrigger in 2012, Tor was chef de cuisine at Tom Yum Thai Cuisine and sous chef at Chilli Padi Asian restaurant, both in Melbourne. Tor has an Advanced Diploma of Hospitality in Commercial Cookery from AMI Education, Australia.

“My passion for gastronomy is to create delicious and beautiful food on a plate,” says Tor. “I take real pleasure when I see guests enjoying my food. And with Blue Fire opening, now is my chance to pass on those skills to other people with a love of Thai food.”

Guests can learn how to make mouth-watering Thai classics such as Som Tum (Thai papaya salad), Tom Yum Goong (spicy and sour prawn herb soup), Tom Kha Gai (coconut chicken soup with galangal and lemongrass) and Goong Makham (prawns in tamarind sauce).

Curry lovers can learn the art of Beef Massaman, Chicken Panaeng, Red Duck, Thai Green curry and more.

Each class, which is limited to a maximum of six participants, starts with guests selecting herbs and vegetables from the chef’s garden at the Outrigger.

Guests can choose from a morning session, which culminates in a lunch, or an afternoon lesson, which finishes with dinner.

At the end, each student will receive the Blue Fire recipe cookbook signed by Chef Tor, a souvenir certificate and an Outrigger Resorts apron.

Each cooking lesson in the Blue Fire costs THB2,340 (US$74/ €60/£53) per person or THB4,560 (US$144/ €116/£103) per couple, including tax and service. Guests from outside the resort are welcome.

Tony Pedroni, Outrigger’s area general manager for Thailand, says that due to the intimate layout of the Blue Fire overlooking the resort gardens and the sea, he expects there will soon be demand for Chef’s tables and other events at Blue Fire.

“It’s a very communal kitchen-dining space allowing guests to interact and share experiences, all borne from a common love of food,” says Pedroni.

For Blue Fire Cooking School bookings and information, email [email protected] or call +66-77-914700. A full list of activities at the resort, including Blue Fire Cooking School details, is available here.

To see the spacious and intimate private pool villas at the Outrigger Koh Samui beach Resort, and for villa bookings, visit Outrigger.com. (The Outrigger in Samui is offering 30% off as part of Outrigger’s 70th anniversary celebrations).

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