COVID-19 and My Thai Kitchen

Because of the present circumstance things are running a little differently at My Thai Kitchen! I have taken advice from the Food Safety department at Bristol City Council and followed government guidelines in order to come up with the following changes to my cooking classes.

If you have any concerns or you are a vulnerable person or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature, cough, loss of taste or sense of smell) or have been asked to self isolate because you have been in contact with someone who has or is suspected of having COVID-19, please do not attend any lesson. You can postpone your lesson for as long as you need, there is no expiry date on when you can take your class.

I have a thermometer if you would like to check your temperature on arrival.

I’m asking everyone in all classes to wear masks except for when tasting food or drinking.

The seating plan and marks on the floor will ensure a 2 metre gap is maintained when sitting or watching a demonstration. When you are traveling from one area to another please ensure you are wearing a mask as you may come within 2 metres of another participant.

I have limited space in my kitchen and so I have reduced the numbers of participants of group classes. Please bear in mind that in a group lesson you may be taking the class with people who have a different interpretation of government regulations.

I endeavor to keep all customers safe. I do this by:

  • Carrying out enhanced cleaning procedures before and during a lesson including all touch points

  • Washing hands on arrival together with plenty of opportunities for hand washing or using anti bacterial hand gel during the lesson – for example after removal of masks/face coverings for eating or drinking

  • I will wear a mask for all of the lesson

  • You need to wear a mask except for when tasting food or drinking. You can bring your own masks or I can provide one

  • All spices, liquids and dry ingredients are prepared in advance to prevent shared handling of ingredient containers

  • Reviewing Health and Hygiene protocol daily and holding weekly reviews

We really appreciate your support at what has been and continues to be a difficult time for all of us.

Standard Terms and Conditions as follows

Allergies and Dietary Requirements– depending on the dishes that you learn to cook, my food can contain one or more of the following allergens; crustaceans, eggs, fish, milk, molluscs, cereals containing gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, soya. Please inform me if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements when you book your course. Because of the nut content in many Thai foods and sauces we are unable to tailor our Thai cooking lessons for people with nut allergies

Health & Safety

  • All participants should wear shoes with flat, non-slip soles and covered toes.  We recommend wearing sensible clothing and we are not liable for any damage that occurs to clothing. Long hair must be tied back in the kitchen.
  • All participants are responsible for any food taken home. Please ensure that it is stored securely in a fridge below 5°C within one or two hours. Eat within two days and ensure it is steaming hot throughout
  • Knife safety – use your knife safely to prevent serious injuries. When picking up a knife, make sure you aren’t holding anything else or are distracted
  • Please wash your hands on arrival
  • Bean sprouts – need to be cooked thoroughly before eating, they should be steaming hot throughout. Please note that we can sometimes use bean sprouts that according to the packaging should not be reheated.

Our Rights of Cancellation – we reserve the right to cancel any lesson and will provide a full refund or an alternative lesson date but we are not liable for any additional costs such as transport or accommodation.