Thai Gourmet House Cooking School. Praparat founded the Thai Gourmet House Cooking School in 1989 in Scottsdale Arizona to establish an authentic venue for instruction in traditional Thai Culinary Arts in North America. She has been teaching chefs, teachers, recreational cooks and culinary enthusiasts through intimate intensive hands on classes for 18 years. Praparat Sturlin is a formally trained teacher and culinary professional from the Kingdom of Thailand.
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Want to learn to cook Thai? Looking for a Thai Cooking School? Do you want the personalized attention of your own private cooking class? Or maybe you’re looking for a memorable way to host a party or special event? Why not treat yourself and your friends or family to a private cooking class. Planning a visiting Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale or Chandler Arizona? Thai Gourmet House is a complete culinary experience.

Praparat Sturlin is a formally trained teacher and culinary professional from the Kingdom of Thailand. Praparat founded the Thai Gourmet House Cooking School in 1989 in Scottsdale Arizona to establish an authentic venue for instruction in traditional Thai Culinary Arts in North America. She has been teaching chefs, teachers, recreational cooks and culinary enthusiasts through intimate intensive hands on classes for 18 years.

Praparat was educated at the renowned Saovapha Culinary Arts College in Bangkok. This School was established by her Majesty Queen Saovapha Pongsri, the fifth Thai Queen, to preserve and promote Thai culinary theory and traditions.

Praparat was educated at the renowned Saovapha Culinary Arts College in Bangkok. This School was established by her Majesty Queen Saovapha Pongsri, the fifth Thai Queen, to preserve and promote Thai culinary theory and traditions. During her culinary training program Praparat received two Awards for Excellence at the Bangkok Bicentennial Culinary Competition. Recognized as an outstanding student, Praparat traveled extensively throughout the Kingdom to demonstrate traditional Thai specialties and culinary art forms at other educational facilities.

During her culinary training program Praparat received two Awards for Excellence at the Bangkok Bicentennial Culinary Competition. Recognized as an outstanding student, Praparat traveled extensively throughout the Kingdom to demonstrate traditional Thai specialties and culinary art forms at other educational facilities.

Upon completing her education Praparat interned at three of the world’s top ten finest hotels in Bangkok Thailand; the Oriental, the Ambassador, and the Hyatt Regency. She was employed in the position of Garde Manager at Trader Vic’s restaurant in Scottsdale Arizona prior to founding her own school. In her own words: “I teach a simple, practical, approach to healthy cooking for a modern lifestyle: focused on preparing and storing ingredients, menu and meal planning, cooking techniques, and artistic presentation.”

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