Explore Thai food at Time for Lime Cooking School, offers professional on-the-beach Thai cooking classes and Bungalows in a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere, on Koh Lanta, Thailand.

ABOUT TIME FOR LIME – Creative Thai Cooking School
!! Read about Low Season Updates below !!

The first and the original Thai Cookery School on the island

We were the first cooking school on Koh Lanta, opening back in 2003. We have always been situated on our beachfront location on Klong Dao. Time for Lime proudly built the Lanta Animal Welfare Center with its profits back in 2010, but before the new facility, Time for Lime was home to all the injured and sick animals that needed care and love. Time for Lime is still the biggest supporter of the welfare center, so not only are you enjoying a great night of cooking delicious Thai food, but you’re helping keep the Welfare Center too! Our beachside location on Klong Dao is our only location, not to be confused with the Thai Cookery School next to the animal welfare center.


Meet other food enthusiasts from around the world and share the fun of Thai cooking in a relaxed and clean setting. A night of wining and dining, listening to good music, and meeting new friends. Since the cooking school is on the beachfront you will also see, hear and feel the harmony of the sea. Enjoy your time – you’re on holiday!

Like the word ‘Thai’, which means free, we are not rigid in our approach and interpretation of a dish. We embrace imagination, passion and creativity that’s why we have a few dishes on our menu that are ‘fusion’.
Our classes are built around hands-on preparation – you learn by cooking and tasting at your own cooking station.

We place emphasis on where to buy good/fresh ingredients and brands and how to preserve items back home so you can achieve the same delicious taste as you do here.
We are very happy to adapt for vegan/vegetarians and those who do not eat fish or shellfish. We also accommodate for those with allergies. Please inform us when booking if you have any special needs. (BTW. In the nearest future we are planning to only conduct vegetarian classes)


We believe every meal should be a visual feast as well as a tasty one. Therefore we have a range of plates, bowls and fresh organic materials to experiment with to create your own ‘food art’. This is where you can smile and say, ‘Wow! Look what I made!’

Your instructors and the rest of the team:

Junie has been cooking Thai cuisine for 25 years in both Asia and Europe. Her cookbook “Tid for Thai” is out in Norway and her new cookbook is on its way in English. With her extensive passion and knowledge, she has made make sure that you’ll go home understanding all the ‘whys’ and ‘why nots’ of Thai cuisine.

Noi and Mai are Thai, and both have a great knowledge of the cuisine and also their English is brilliant, no lacking of humor either ;o)

The rest of the friendly staff always get a big round of applause, they are there to make sure everything is in order for you to enjoy ‘happy cooking’.

Welcome everyone who appreciates quality, passion, and atmosphere.
If you only want ‘CHEAP’ please go elsewhere.
Time for Lime is number 1. on  Tripadvisor under cooking classes on Koh Lanta for all the good reasons.

What time are the classes? 

Main class: 16.00 – 21.30 (5.5 hours)
We have scheduled our main class so you can spend your time at the beach during the day. Later in the afternoon/evening when the weather is cooler, your cooking experience can start.

Extra class: 11.30 – 15.30 (4 hours)
This class will only be held if our main class is full. Usually DEC. 15 – JAN. 15. (Only Single Chef’s)

What options do you have?

We offer two Cooking Class alternatives for the Main Class:

For those who want a “FULL ON, HARD CORE” from A-Z cooking class experience. You have your own cooking station and cook your own food.
Price: 2,000 THB per person
Low Season DISCOUNT 1,600 THB per person

Perfect for pairs who want to share the experience and save, not only time behind the stove but 600B too, whilst utilizing our idyllic beach setting and chilling out. A fun and easy Cocktail Class for one partner to learn one or more of our  “Famous” Signature Cocktails is offered too.
Price: 3,400 THB total for both partners
(Will usually not be held in Low Seaons)

How the “The Partner Package” works:

  • Pairs will enjoy the same recipes/transport etc. and amount of food, but alternate at one cooking station.
  • Both partners can participate in the informative Theory and Tasting introduction.
    Then, partners take turns learning to prepare dishes while the other relaxes: sipping on a signature cocktail, mingling – all on the beach front!
  • Partners may switch halfway or one partner can choose to be “lazy” the whole time.
    It’s up to you!
  • Non Cooking partners are welcome to take pictures from our second floor overlooking the cooking class, and of course check on how their partner is doing in the kitchen! Keep in mind, however, that once the kitchen gets moving it’s best to take a step back, relax, and let your partner work their magic in the kitchen.
What’s included for both options? 
  • Free transport back and forth (Except Old Town sorry)
  • Theory and Tasting Introduction + Welcome snack
  • Drinking water, coffee & tea (Make sure you bring some pocket money to enjoy our famous cocktails, a nice glass of wine or a beer ;o)
  • Detailed recipes with great tips
  • Your own cooking apron to take home
  • Fresh fruit or a surprise dessert
  • Doggie bags for your leftovers
  • Beautiful and helpful memories to take home!

Special groups or events can be catered for. Don’t hesitate to contact us, we’ll do our best to make your day or evening a special memory to take back home.
Join together for a truly unforgettable Thai cooking experience at our unique, beachfront retreat