I am Chonlaya Laothong with nickname Ya, the owner of Ya's Cookery School in Krabi Southern Thailand. I am a professional Chef and master of Thai cuisine holding a diploma of Food Nutrition from Rajamangala Institute of Technology, earned after two years training at the prestigious Siam International Hotel in Bangkok. Since 1983, I performed a variety of roles as a professional chef in Jakarta, Luxembourg and Bangkok, but discovered my true passion back in 2000, with the opening of Krabi’s first Thai cookery school. With my love for cooking, jovial personality, and attentive nature, I want to share my extensive experience of Southern Thai cuisine with you. Master the art of traditional Thai cooking and dive in hands-on cooking hours to whip up 4 of your desired dishes. Taste your dishes after the class, and get a recipe back home.