New classes, new look, new normal.

We’ve got updates, friends!

Thank you to all those who’ve continued to support us in the midst of a global pandemic. We are grateful and flexing our brains in ways we never even imagined. Our students have been diligently working to create new content, including digital storytelling, virtual Thai courses, and of course Zoom cooking classes — because who isn’t Zoom’d out yet? We are especially thankful to Where Sidewalks End Travel for providing us with new computers to help us keep up with the ever-changing demands of virtual learning. 

In addition to our online offerings, the crew has been recipe testing and selling their homemade tempeh through Farmtastic BKK, an online shop offering organic farm-fresh goods and produce. If you’re in Bangkok and interested in trying more of our vegan goodies, please reach out or place an order directly through Farmtastic.

For our US friends, Christy is crafting up a Southeast Asian snack box featuring all of our favorite Thai and regional confections. Set to be launched in late August, Tuk Tuk Box will deliver curated snack and meal kits straight to your door with proceeds from every box benefiting Courageous Kitchen families. 

Lastly, we’d like to thank our latest sponsor, Rush Order Tees who generously donated some CK logo aprons to our crew. Rush Order has quick turnaround services including direct to garment printing, embroidery, screen printing, and customizable designing. Our process with them was seamless from start to finish and their staff was a pleasure to work with. We love our new aprons and can’t wait for the next batch. They also take custom requests in case you want to don a bright red or purple apron while recipe testing of your own! Visit their website at to place your orders. 

Again, thank you to all of our supporters  for transitioning with us in our ‘new normal.’ We are privileged to be able to continue our work and press on in times of uncertainty. We hope you are all staying safe and healthy.

For now, find us online and book a virtual class — we can’t wait to cook with you again soon!

We Never Lose Our Dreams for Our Children

“I’ve met so many who have lost so much. But they never lose their dreams for their children or their desire to better our world. They ask for little in return – only our support in their time of greatest need” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

world refugee day-3
world refugee day-5

On June 17th we celebrated World Refugee Day with 100 of our closest friends and neighbors. Our awesome volunteers joined forces and with their efforts, we were able to provide an entire afternoon of health and wellness for the community. We had an art and craft station, a gardening workshop, a make shift salon, and a fitness session led by a volunteer Crossfit Trainer.

Did you know nearly half of all refugees in 2017 are children?

world refugee day-2
world refugee day-1
world refugee day-4

With the support of another Bangkok based organization, Jesuit Refugee Services, we were able to feed everyone some of our CK favorites: Green Curry, papaya salad, fish, fruit, and all the trimmings. The kids gobbled it up faster than we could plate!

This momentous occasion marked a special one for our families, as we’re typically caught up in the hustle and bustle of the kitchen. When we’re not cooking, we’re teaching English, or visiting a family in need. For Refugee Day we were able to rest our woks and enjoy celebrating the beauty and diversity that makes up Courageous Kitchen, while honoring those that make up this world.

Written by Christy Innouvong and Photos by Dew Napattaloong