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

The first and the original Thai Cookery School on the island

We opened in 2003 and have always been located on Klong Dao beach.
We are sad to say that many visitors to the island have been misled in the last 2 years, as another cooking school has been built next to the Animal Centre breaching their contract. Time for Lime built the Animal Centre and support it with our profits and we need to emphasise that this new cooking school is not affiliated in any way with either Time For Lime or Lanta Animal Welfare.


Meet other food enthusiasts from around the world and share the fun of Thai cooking. While wining and dining, listening to good music in a relaxed and clean environment. 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!

Thai food combines the best of Eastern cuisines. It’s healthy, fast and tastes yummy! No wonder more and more people are going ‘The Thai Way’. 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 correct and up to date information for substitutes, 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 adapt for vegetarians and those who do not eat fish or shellfish, as well as those with allergies. Please inform us when booking if you have any special needs.


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, Mai and Sally are Thai, 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’, you should go elsewhere. Time for Lime has been recommended in many travel guidebooks around the world and on Tripadvisor.


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)

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.

Cooking classes include:
•  Free transport back and forth (except from/to Old Town, but we can arrange a taxi for a reasonable price)
• 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!