First Taste of BCD Academy

Executive Chef Parinya Loptson who owns Ban Chok Dee restaurants has opened her first one of a kind cooking school, that is located in the heart of Langley City. BCD Academy and Catering is a brand-new, spare-no-expense cooking school and private catering venue with a fully equipped commercial kitchen.

I had a chance to tour this beautiful cooking school recently which has seating for 70. Although the cooking school has a Thai focus, other cooking classes will be offered that touch on other themes and specialties.

Herbal Salad

Ka-nom Jin Nam Prig

Dishes such as these will be part of the cooking classes, I enjoyed this delicious Herbal Salad served on the bed of green and rice cracker topped with caviar; along with the Ka-nom Jin Nam Prig; coloured rice noodles with Nam Prig sauce (Prawns, shallot, garlic, galangal, cilantro root, coconut milk, palm sugar, peanut, mungbean, lime juice, tamarind juice, kaffir lime juice and fruit, chili oil, fishsauce and roasted grated coconut.

The academy will feature Hands-on Thai cooking and fruit carving classes with Chef Parinya in a small-group setting for 6 to 16 people for both adults and children. Larger classes are possible for corporate teambuilding events.

Chefs preparing the siphon

Chef/Owner Parinya Loptson

Pouring The Tom Zab Beef Tenderloin soup

The Tom Zab Beef Tenderloin soup

The Tom Zab Beef Tenderloin soup; using Thai tradition method first then make it to consume then served in Siphon Coffee maker.

Guest chefs, both local and international will present cooking classes specialized and unique cuisines, including healthy eating and desserts.

The academy will offer monthly Thai-style High Tea with a wide variety of selections, including the exquisite Mariage Frères teas. Served with an assortment of snacks and sweets. Private High Tea bookings are also available.

The venue is available for private functions, parties, special dine-in events and meetings for up to 80 people with a full audio-video experience (microphones, speakers and six big screen TV’s) and customized menus to suit the occasion.

Look for Special Chef’s Table and special occasion dinners (Mother’s Day, Thai New Year’s, etc.) with high-end cuisines that are not on the regular menu at Ban Chok Thai Cuisine.

BCD Academy is located at #107, 20542 Fraser Highway in Langley, BC.

You can follow them Twitter / Instagram: @BCDAcademy

By: Richard Wolak