Q: Where can I find the schedule of the classes and workshops?
Q: Are there courses for professional chefs?
A: Yes, we offer Chef’s Training 1-week classe. If you are a chef looking to learn the foundations of plant-based cuisine and experiment with state-of-the-art equipment in a professional kitchen facility while being coached by experienced and trained vegan chefs, contact us at email@example.com.
Q: Can I become a Vegan Chef in a week?
A: We don't doubt that you are well aware than practice, hard work and repetition are the path to become a vegan chef. We help and support cooks in their learning journey. Yet we cannot replace time, personal work and commitment. There are no shortcuts. It is not in on week or 4 weeks that you can become an accomplished chef... it takes years of practice.
Our Chefs’ Training aims to introduce Plant-Based as a Speciality Cuisine to experienced conventional chefs, plant-based cooks. We offer a platform for cooks to experiment, deepen their understanding and develop their signature cuisine. In order to enjoy this week training, you need some previous experience in a professional kitchen, be confortable with the basis like Knife Skills and know some essentials kitchen rules and good practices like « Mise en Place », “FIFO” - More info about our Chef’s 1-week Training
Q: Will I be a Chef after taking the Instructor Training?
A: If you are not a cook or a chef already, of course NO… Instructor Training as its name specifies it, is about LEARNING HOW-TO TEACH! (not how to cook). And more specifically to learn how to host a cooking workshop. We expected our students to know cooking already, as you would expected students to practice Yoga before taking a « Yoga Teacher Training » course.
The Instructor Training includes all our 1-week classes as well as all our cooking workshops as an essential foundation before building-up and focusing on the teaching approach developed at Blue Lotus. More info about our 4-week Instructor Training.
Q: Do I need to have any culinary training or background?
A: Not for the cooking workshops and speciality classes. They are designed for all levels, from beginners to advanced conventional chefs who are interested in learning about colorful healthy plant-based cuisine. It's only to enroll to our Chef’s Training that you need some experience in a professional kitchen or you need to have completed one of the Speciality Cuisine one-week classes “Green Thai Cuisine” or "Pure Energy".
Q: Do I need to prepare anything?
A: There’s no need to prepare anything in advance. Get ready to have some good fun and to enjoy it.
Q: Do I need to bring any equipment?
A: No, our academy is fully equipped and you will be provided with chefs knives when required.
Q: What should I wear?
A: We recommend wearing black pants, short sleeves black t-shirt and non-slip comfortable shoes (e.g. crocks, sneakers). We will provide you with an apron.
Q: Is the class taught in English?
A: Yes, our teaching is done in English. Yet, our Thai assistant-instructors can guide you, explain and answer any question in Thai. Our instructors speak Spanish, French and Croatian too.
Q: How many students can join each class or workshops?
A: We want to offer real hands-on, a great experience and quality time during our classes or workshops so we decided to limit to 8 students per class or workshop. We have a dedicated classroom to offer “Cooking Demos” for larger groups (up to 20).
Q: Do you offer private and customized classes?
A: Yes, we offer private classes, any day from Tuesday to Saturday (based on classroom availability), for 2 to 8 guests.
Q: Do you offer corporate team-building events?
A: We offer specific 1 hour dynamic and fun team building challenges for corporate events (up to 20 participants). Let us know what you’re looking for and contact our event coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do I need to stay overnight at Evason Hua Hin?
A: No, it’s not mandatory to stay at the resort for the Weekend Intensive Classes or even the 1-week Courses (like Pure Energy, Green Thai Cuisine or Chef’s Training).
Q: What time does class start?
A: Our weeklong classes start at 9am until 2pm, from Monday to Friday. Our cooking workshops are from 3-6pm. We offer Weekend-Intensive classes with two cooking workshops: Friday afternoon (3-6pm) workshop + Saturday morning (9-12pm).
Q: May I bring my children to a workshop?
A: Yes, we designed a specific Asian Sweets for Kids (8 to 12 YO) to be enjoyed in family meaning with one adult per children. For the other workshops, children can join the class as young as 8 year old (as soon as with one adult).
Q: Are the courses certified?
A: Yes, the participants of the week-long classes will be rewarded with a certification by the end of the week.
Q: What are the upcoming certificated classes?
A: Each month, we offer 3 one-week classes:
Speciality Cuisine Courses:
1. Pure Energy - week 1
2. Green Thai Cuisine - week 2
3. Chef’s Training - week 3
Q: Are there vegan options in the Evason Hua Hin resort?
A: Yes, in Evason we have three restaurants: The Bar, The Coast and Kieng Sha.
The BAR (next to the swimming pool) is open day & night and has a range of vegan options including Blue Lotus signature dishes.
The Coast (Mediterranean food) is open at night and has a very interesting range of Blue Lotus Signature Dishes.
Kieng Sha (Thai gourmet food) is open at night and has a selection of vegan options.
On top of the tropical fruits and the salad buffet, in our Breakfast buffet there is a selection of vegan options including some Blue Lotus Signature dishes.
Q: Do I have to share a room with other students when coming to a class?
A: No, in each one-week classe package we include an individual accommodation in a 34 sq.m. room with a private bathroom, king-size bed, balcony with table and chairs, work desk, minibar, Satellite TV, personal safe and hairdryer.
If you would like another type of room like Evason Studio or Pool Villa, please contact K. Pla, our coordinator, at email@example.com (additional accommodation price may apply).
Find all of Evason room options on the Evason Hua Hin accommodation page.
Q: Is it possible to stay longer than a week?
A: Yes, you can combine two one-week classes like taking "Pure Energy" or "Green Thai Cuisine" (Speciality Cuisine Courses) first and then take the "Chef's Training" (advanced level). If you choose to have 2 weeks in a row, you will get 10% discount, a complimentary workshop and one extra night in Evason Hua Hin resort - all part of our special offer! For more information, see the combo-package.
Q: What are the transportation options from the airport to the resort?
A: We offer a one-way private car transfer from Bangkok to Evason Hua Hin. The cost is THB 5,500 (for Toyota Camry) or THB 8,000 (for BMW/Mercedes). Please advise us on your flight details at least 24 hours before your arrival, so that we may arrange this for you.
Visit our contact page for more information or contact our administrator khun Pla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How does the typical day in Blue Lotus look like?
A: Typical day at Blue Lotus looks like:
- Breakfast buffet (from 07:30 am)
- Cooking class (from 09 am to 2 or 3 pm)
- Lunch break at the Bar around 12:30, taste the dishes of the day with fellow students
- Back in classroom depending on the type of week
Free time in the afternoon & evening...
Q: How does the typical week look like?
A: Typical week starts with an arrival on Sunday to get some rest before the Monday class. During the week you get to enjoy your stay at the Evason Hua Hin resort with all its facilities and beautiful surroundings. Departure is usually scheduled on Saturday morning.
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Q: Do you have some special offers or discounts for taking two or more courses ?
A: Yes. We do have special offers that you can look up HERE. If you book 2 weeklong classes we offer extra Saturday night free of charge (for “connecting” the weeks), one additional workshop from the weekend intensive for free and an overall 10% discount on the package price (tuition + accommodation).
Q: Can I share a room with my partner?
A: Yes, you can. And it will reduce your overall accommodation fees.
Q: Where can I get more information about the location of Blue Lotus Learning Center?
A: Feel free to read more about Paknampran area at our BLOG. Our team will be happy to answer your questions and share some interesting places to explore.
Q: I am new to Plant Based Cuisine and would love to get deeper understanding in plant-based nutrition. Which one of your courses would you recommend?
A: Our Pure Energy weeklong is designed for people who would love to deepen their knowledge in nutrition. All recipes are pure, simple and nutrient dense, using mostly local and fresh ingredients. Most recipes are also gluten free, free of refined added sugars. Our instructors have a background in nutrition, they will be happy to answer to your questions.
Q: Where can I see pictures from your classrooms and dishes?
A: To get the visual insight of our work you can check our Instagram account.