Paya Thai Cooking

Through Paya Thai Cooking we hope to share our love and passion for Thai food, offering modern and stylish Thai catering, and simple, fun and friendly cooking classes. Paya Thai Cooking was established in 2006 by Jirapan. The name 'Paya' translates as 'Auntie Ya' and is actually her mother's Thai nickname as she is known by all the local kids, so this is very meaningful for Jirapan. She was Jirapan's first inspiration for Thai food and continues to turn out amazing Thai dishes, never happier than when a few unexpected guests arrive to enjoy her food!

We bring a completely authentic approach to Thai food while being flexible and adaptive to the nature of ingredients and culinary issues in the UK. Authentic Thai food requires authentic Thai knowledge in our view, so all our Thai cooking classes and catering events are run by our team of Thai cooks. Food and Thai culture also go hand in hand.