Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts (SITCA) offers Thai cooking classes taught in modern air-conditioned facility. Everyone is equipped with an apron, their own burner at the stove, and everything needed for a complete hands-on experience. There are lunchtime and dinnertime classes. Students who participate in three or more of the evening classes receive a certificate of achievement and free souvenir
apron. Training for professionals programmes began in January 2004. The school offers one- two- or three-day cooking classes in English. Recipes include northern specialties, and students will get hands-on experience with kitchen tools. Classes include northern-style lunch, where students will learn the etiquette of eating at the unique khan toke table.