SE Asia Culinary Experiences

                      SE Asia Culinary Experiences
                      SE Asia Culinary Experiences
                      SE Asia Culinary Experiences

The Concept

In conjunction with our Vietnam travel partners, our aim is to promote global citizenship and to enable students to have an experience based upon real life scenarios.

The objectives of our educational programs are to challenge misinformation and the stereotyped views of developing countries, and to allow students to counter ignorance and intolerance. Placing them in real life situations allows them the opportunity to start their own conversations about responsibilities towards each other, and the power to change and influence.

We specialise in creating a program specific to your school’s needs and objectives. Perhaps consider including some of our suggestions below into your next student tour!


The Program


Ho Chi Minh City: A unique culinary experience in the Dark!

Enjoy a lunch or dinner in the complete darkness, find out the ingredients and live once in a lifetime experience. This experience takes place in a restaurant giving job opportunities to disabled people and working with famous chefs in Vietnam.

Shhh…Saigon’s Secret Street Food Tour

Experience the hidden parts of Ho Chi Minh City and sample some delicious street food accompanied by our Vietnamese chef. Unveil the secrets behind each delicious street eats, exotic fruit on offer, gain a deeper understanding of the ingredients.

GRAIN by Luke Nguyen

A cooking class in style, discover a Master Chef cooking studio in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

Ben Tre: Coconut candy workshop and rice paper processing factories.

Can Tho: Visit a juice factory and learn how to make exotic & local fruit jams.

Hue: Evening foodie & Cyclo tour - slow tour

A 3-hour experience for an insightful introduction to Hue typical gastronomy at some insider’s selected shops and a leisurely cyclo ride through quaint streets and quiet corners of Hue.

Hanoi: Vietnamese celebrity food blogger

Take a walking/street food tour of Hanoi’s best culinary spots with a food blogger. A local hospitality industry insider who has an enormous passion for his country's food and culture.

Master Cooking class: with Chef Didier Corlou (French – Vietnamese fusion)

A 3 days cooking class including market visits and more than 15 recipes. Didier Corlou is a French Chef, member of the Culinary Academy France and is a 5 Stars Diamond Award Chef. With extensive traveling, cultural and culinary experience from around the world, he was the first foreign Chef who came back to Vietnam after the war. His target is to promote and give back the stars of the Vietnamese cuisine. His approach focuses on the transmission of his knowledge and experience to young Vietnamese cooks and students.

Hoi An: Morning Glory Cooking School and Market Tour

Take a boat ride to the spectacular Hoi An market, where you will shop for ingredients before heading back to the cooking school for your personal 4 course lesson, featuring Vietnamese classic dishes and ingredients. A magnificent experience not to be missed!


Phnom Pen: Making virgin coconut oil

Learn how to develop a high quality virgin coconut oil and to create social and environmental outcomes at the same time. Moreover, learn more about the effect of coconut oil on the body and how to cook with it.

Cambodia’s local jams

Discover an National Government Organisation hiring disable people to create delicious jams and try them all!

Experimental eating (for experimental students)

Learn to cook fantastic fusion dishes, with ingredients from the local market.

Using food to reintegrate marginalized children into societies

Meet and discuss with an organization teaching young adults to work in a restaurant to escape the vicious circle of poverty.

Cooking class in the school with the students, learn their story and how do they cook Khmer food.

Khmer cooking class with a Cambodian chef

Learn how to cook Khmer specialties with one of the best chefs in town.

Kampot: Masters of pepper cultivation

Visit an organic pepper farm in Kampot and learn why Kampot pepper is worldwide known by Michelin chefs. What’s making it so special (climate, ground, varieties)?

Fish for crabs during the evening with the local fishermen.

Cooking class featuring the famous Kampot Crabs.

Eat crabs with Kampot pepper in Kep and kayak in an amazing green cathedral in Kampot.

Siem Reap: Visit a vocational training school in tourism

Visit the school, meet the students and learn about fighting poverty and human trafficking.


Luang Prabang

Lao cuisine relies heavily on the freshest produce and incorporates a range of intriguing flavours, many unfamiliar to the western palate. This late afternoon cooking course at a stunning lakeside location is the perfect way to learn the secrets of Lao cuisine.