Learn from a Thai Cooking Master on Vancouver Island

Enjoy the best Thai food you can learn to make at Kallayanee’s Kitchen on McTavish Road in North Saanich.

Thai Cooking is for Everybody!

Anyone can learn how to make delicious Thai food!

Cooking classes are hosted in North Saanich, only minutes from Victoria. Join Kallayanee, a native of Thailand, as she guides you through a choice of 21 lessons featuring some of Thailand’s most popular dishes at her North Saanich home, near Sidney, and only minutes from Victoria.

You’ll learn the Thai way through hands-on experience and careful, step-by-step instruction. And no class is a prerequisite for any other class, so you can take classes in whatever order you like. Each class lasts about three hours. First you learn how to prepare and cook the food — then you get to eat it with other enthusiastic classmates!

Each cooking class is a feast to be enjoyed by all students

For each class, you’ll learn how to prepare and cook a feast of authentic Thai dishes, including noodles, curry dishes, spring rolls, seafood soups, spicy salads and much, much more. Afterwards, you get to eat and enjoy the delicious food prepared during class. You will also receive printed recipes and a list of ingredients required — both staples and special ingredients — available at many local grocery stores and Victoria’s Chinatown.

No cooking class is a prerequisite for any other

So you can take as many, or as few, classes as you wish! Satisfaction guaranteed!

Open for Classes All Year Long

Give a Gift of Thai Cooking

Gift Certificates make great holiday giving

Our Gift Certificates can be customized exactly to meet your needs!

Private Classes open for Summer Season

Although we will take a break for the month of June, we will be offering private classes throughout July and August. Private classes are a wonderful opportunity to enjoy learning how to cook delicious Thai food with friends, family or workmates. We host classes up to 16 people.

Public Classes begin again in September

On September 17, we will resume offering public classes, which are sponsored by the Panorama Recreation Centre. You may reserve your place now by either phoning us at 250-656-1227 or by writing us an email. You may also book through the Panorama Recreation Centre. To view all of the dates and classes offered during the Fall, please click here.

Vancouver Island Magazine Names Top Cooking Classes

Kallayanee’s Kitchen is at the Top of the List


We’re Proud of our High Rating!

This review came as something of a surprise to us. We had no idea we were being reviewed and rated. But we were certainly pleased to find that SALT loved us so much! You can check out the Salt website and find our review on page 17.

When Seaside Magazine Came to Visit

Deb’s Day Out, with Deborah Rogers

“Eating all the dishes, along with a delicate aromatic jasmine rice with mango for dessert, was both pleasure and pain! It was delightful to sit and share the meal with others…I enjoyed hearing their stories as I tried to squeeze in just a few more mouthfuls. Come to the class with an appetite is my advice. Be prepared to ask questions. Be adventurous as you sample the food. Get out of your rut!”

Deb came to visit us last summer for her regular feature column

Our Weekend on the Flavour Trail

Meeting and Greeting Food Fans from Everywhere!

Last summer, dozens of people came to visit us on the Flavour Trail in North Saanich — and this summer we will be welcoming visitors to our home again on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. We are proud to be included in this wonderful community event that celebrates food producers and purveyors once every year in North Saanich. Last year, many of our neighbours came to call and get to know us a little better. We also met many folks from much farther away, who came for a unique experience of this rural island community. We are looking forward to meeting more friends, neighbours and visitors this year! COME JOIN US!

Out Students Love us Too!

Here’s What Some of Them Had to Say

Natural Thai Curry Made from Scratch Class

April 2, 2016

Excellent teaching and great food — as usual!

Jim Ludlow

Natural Thai Curry Made from Scratch Class

April 2, 2016

Thank you for adapting recipes to be vegetarian for me! LOVE the marinated tofu! I really enjoy sharing in the cooking with everyone, then sitting and dining and TALKING with everyone. What interesting conversations and people! I always look forward to these classes.

Amy Fischer

Oriental Beef Salad and Southern Chicken Curry

April 5, 2016

Such an amazingly fun and tasty evening! I can’t wait to make some of these recipes at home. Thank you again.

Anna Coleshaw-Elcols

Thai Classic Favourites

April 9, 2016

Fantastic! Not only did we get to eat a delicious meal, but we got “hands-on” experience. So we can do it at home — hopefully. Thank you so much. What a great day.

Judy Reano

Thai Classic Favourites

April 9, 2016

What a great experience all around! Food was amazing, great hands-on learning. I can’t wait to try the recipes at home. Thank you Kallayanee!!

Katie Fraser

Private Class: Eric Da Silva Birthday Party

April 8, 2016

We had such a great time! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

Christine Lamb

Youngest Ever Student Comes to Class

Tyson Youell, at eight months old, is the youngest student who has ever attended Kallayanee’s Kitchen. Proud parents Matt and Heather are proud boosters of their young Foodie.

We Host Public Classes

Spring and Fall — Sponsored by the Panorama Recreation Centre

The Panorama Recreation Centre sponsors all of our Standard, Vegetarian and Dessert Classes during the Spring and Fall seasons. In these photos taken during a class this spring, students prepare and enjoy dishes from my Thai Seafood Festival Class.

We Host Private Classes

It’s more FUN with your own group — all year round

I recently hosted a wonderful birthday party class organized by Marilyn Montgomery for her daughters Shelly, Shannon, Leanne and Lindsay and a close family friend Brooke. The class celebrated the 40th birthday of Leanne and Lindsay.

We Host Special Classes

We are always exploring new class menus

My most recent class menu is my Barbecue Lamb Supreme Class. Usually, I only offer this class to my private students. However, this summer I decided that I wanted some of my most faithful fans to have the opportunity of trying the delicious dishes in this class. They were not disappointed!


After 10 classes at Kallayanee's Kitchen students are awarded with a free cap.

It was an unusual awards night recently at Kallayanee’s Kitchen when four green chef caps  were given to (from left) Diana Eagle, Philippa Chen, Sarah Conrad and Marion Hutchinson. Kallayanee is between Philippa and Sarah. The caps are awarded to students who complete at least 10 classes. All had previously earned a free Kallayanee’s Kitchen apron for attending five classes.


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