โครงการครัวภูมิใจ (krua – poom – jai)
Leaders in the kitchen are leaders in the community!
“In Thailand an American is transforming the lives of the needy through cooking classes…” – Food and Wine
“The project’s impact, however, extends beyond cutting board and burners. Turner and a cast of volunteer chefs teach students culinary cunning on one hand, and self-confidence, discipline, and the importance of eating a healthy diet on the other.” – Bangkok 101
“Not only do the kids learn about ingredients, recipes, and kitchen safely, but they also gain life skills like how to make plans, follow directions, and learn about proper nutrition.” – Mark Wiens, Migrationology.com
The Courageous Kitchen provides cooking classes for disadvantaged kids and teens. The classes aim to teach the students aged 6-15 to build self confidence, master cooking techniques, and the importance of good nutrition.
Many classes will be led by Christy Innouvong, a Thai-Laotion American who’s returned to Thailand to rediscover her culinary roots, teach English, and spend her spare time volunteering. Courageous Kitchen recipes will be shared on BKKFatty.com and ongoing classes will also feature participation from a long list of volunteer instructors and guest chefs.
Watch the Courageous Kitchen Video:
To Make A Donation:
Sponsorship & Participation:
There are several ways to get make a difference with this small project!
- A small donation can help cover the cost of equipment, instructors, and ingredients.
- Share the project with others, especially on your blogs and social media profiles.
- We’re recruiting chefs and blogging amateur cooks interested in volunteering in our kitchen.
- If your business is interested in participating and sponsoring classes please let us know.
For questions and inquiries simply send a message to us below:
The Courageous Kitchen project partners with In Search of Sanuk, a volunteer led charity project based in Bangkok. The goal of the organization is to provide food, shelter, and educational aid to victims of trauma and torture with special attention to women and girls. In addition to cooking classes the organization runs a volunteer led pre-school for 30-40 migrant children each week.
Donate to support fun, education activities such as this cooking class and volunteer time as a guest chef by visiting the In Search of Sanuk website for more info.
Food Blogs and Press Coverage:
Beiruti Brit – Courageous Kitchen, Bangkok (BeirutiBrit)
Bangkok Girl Blog – The Courageous Kitchen (Bangkok Girl Blog)
Thai Foodie – Thai Basil Meatballs with Thai Pesto Sauce Recipe
Eating Thai Food – The Courageous Kitchen Visits Bangkok’s Naj Thai Cooking School