SAMUI’S MOST AUTHENTIC THAI CULINARY EXPERIENCE !
Island Organics opened in 2012 / cookery classes began January 2015
Join Chef Lat as she selects fresh organic produce from her 21st century eco farm then learn to prepare & cook 4 Thai recipes with organic ingredients prepared, cooked then eaten by you !
Purpose built cooking stations ensure you get the complete Thai culinary experience as you will be prepping & cooking 4 Thai recipes, curry pastes & coconut cream yourself. Are you ready to learn 100% authentic Thai ?
Island Organics is much more than a cookery class. Aside from unraveling the mystery behind Thai ingredients we also touch on eco garden topics such as Aquaponics / liquid composts / Areoponics / vertical tower systems and more ! Chef Lat & her husband an award winning photographer and their three daughters prefer a simpler way of life and invite guests to explore their eatable landscape and enjoy a day learning the secrets of Authentic Thai Cooking on Koh Samui.
In only it’s 3rd year of operation Island Organics Thai Cooking Classes has laid the foundations for a more sustainable Koh Samui. We’ve inspired local businesses, International schools, luxury resorts such as Six Sense Samui, Hansar Samui and other cookery classes to live on a more sustainable and eco friendly resort Island.
March 2016 edition of Bangkok Air inflight magazine feature In 2012 an Australian photographer and his Thai wife turned their hilly village homestead into Samui’s marquee destination for organic agriculture, in so doing spearheading a now-burgeoning farm- to-table movement. Despite challenging conditions, their innovations are being emulated by farmers, business owners and resort hotels all over the holiday island…
About Lat (Rattanaphorn Dokduang)
Originally from Sisiket, Issan in the far north east of Thailand Lat has spent the past twenty years perfecting her Thai cooking craft… You will be amazing by her knowledge of Thai ingredients as well as the Thai culture !
From a humble background: From an early age Lat and her parents lived amidst the forest and thick Thai jungle that crosses the Cambodian border. Her family simply had no money and no easy way to make a living so they learned how to make do with what nature was offering them. What they ate came directly from their own crops as well as food they foraged from the dense Thai jungle. It’s fair to say Lat’s been cooking (and hunting) ever since the day she could build a fire – about seven years of age. She has many stories to tell…
Why Organic: It’s simply the way we are meant to grow and eat food. Like our grandparents used too… Sustainable and chemical free and we will teach you this in every class !
The Garden: From day one Island Organics has retained it’s completely organic origins. We first raised African night-crawler worms which enabled us to brew microbe rich worm tea as well as add worm castings (worm poo) to our raised garden beds on a regular basis.
Island Organics also farm Tilapia fish which give us their nutrient rich waste (fish poo) that is channelled to our plant’s roots – this is aquaponics. Think of chicken poop in your garden… We’re doing the same but only with worms and fish waste – it’s all 100% natural and how things used to be done and dates back some 5,000 years…
Language: All classes are conducted in English by Khun Lat (founder of Island Organics). Lat is fully conversant with Authentic Thai cuisine and the Thai culture. Your half-day with Lat will be an experience you will remember for years to come…