Chiva-Som, Asia’s original health resort, is well placed to teach you practical techniques for healthy eating long after the holiday is over. Food at Chiva-Som in Thailand is low in fat, promotes local, seasonal produce and contains no oil or salt. As part of its holistic approach to wellness, the resort teaches guests to focus on their balance of mind, body and spirit. Healthy eating is a key factor in achieving this, as wellness starts within.
Chiva-Som cooking classes were developed 10 years ago. The easy to learn techniques on how to replicate spa cuisine recipes in your home have been so popular with guests that there are now 4 classes per week. Additionally, the spa cuisine cookbook has been so popular it’s on second print run.
As part of the hands-on cooking class with the head chef, you now benefit from a trip to Chiva-Som’s organic garden. The aim is to learn good farming techniques, how to recognize vegetables and herbs in their best condition and select seasonal produce to cook in your class at the resort.
New for 2009 is a private lunch and learn activity. In the one hour class you will decide your menu with the chef, watch her prepare three courses using different spa cuisine techniques and have lunch at the chef’s table. This private session gives you more recipes to take home and the chance to question the chef one-on-one.
About Chiva Som
A secluded world of beauty and serenity, Chiva-Som is the “Haven of Life” - a luxury health resort dedicated to revitalising the mind, body and spirit. The beachfront resort represents tranquility at its best with luxurious accommodation, nestled within lush tropical gardens.
Focusing on greater well-being and vitality, Chiva-Som offers extensive fitness, spa and holistic health facilities to help you relax, restore, rejuvenate and redirect. Personalised programmes and treatments are designed for everyone, blending Eastern philosophies with Western diagnostic skills. Widely regarded as the Best Destination Spa in the World, Chiva-Som welcomes you with unique Thai hospitality. Located in the Royal city of Hua Hin, the resort is less than three hours by car south of Bangkok.