Cooking has become so popular in recent years thanks to reality television, celebrity chefs, social media channels and the affordability of dining out. Everyone can learn to cook and with so much great produce to be found and the expansion of our taste buds, there is so much to learn and experiment with.
Chef Peerawat ‘Tiao’ Pana-Ananpaiboon loves cooking and especially loves to share his knowledge and teach cooking. He started off teaching from his tiny laundry room and has now expanded into a bona fide business in a professional kitchen, calling his studio ‘Petits Fours’ which means small oven, and which can refer to tiny confectionaries, savoury bites, the cooking studio oven or the little children who come to learn!
Chef Tiao, however, opens his kitchen to all ages, with some students starting as young as three years old while others are adults in their retirements. As long as you want to learn how to cook and have some fun with it, he says, you are welcome to come along.
“I started learning baking in 2015 and was fortunate enough to have had a great teachers,” said Chef Tiao. “The teachers inspire and makes learning fun and fascinating and that is what I aim to do here. There is no firm syllabus, we want to exchange knowledge and ideas, most of all encouraging our students to want to continue to learn and discover. I want our students to dig in with their hands, their eyes, their taste buds and their scents. Really indulge.”
Petits Fours teaches both sweets and savouries, giving technique tips, offering practical knowledge, hands on experience, and most of all creating a fun environment for lovers of baking and cooking to really experiment.
Petits Fours Café & Studio
Baan Mai Samaggi, soi 17, Chiang Mai – Hang Dong Rd. (opposite Tesco Lotus and McDonald)
Tel. 085 491 4645, 081 473 8323
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