Andy Ricker Pok Pok Noodles Event Ticket + Book
$40 per person
When it comes to enjoying food, cooking and eating are just the beginning. Our Special Events expose you to the legends, thought-leaders, and other culinary talents whose work will help you foster a deeper appreciation for food and food culture.
About This Class
Like many tourists, Andy Ricker was thrilled and confused by the variety of food options when he began visiting Thailand in the mid-1980s. And, like so many other travelers, he took comfort in noodles – one of the most ubiquitous, diverse, and well-loved street foods.
You may know Andy from his beloved Pok Pok restaurant in Portland. He is also a prolific author, and Pok Pok Noodles is his third book. Join Andy as he talks about his love for Thai culture and cuisine, and what drew him to noodles specifically. He will demonstrate his recipe for Khanon Jiin Naan Phrik, which you’ll also get to taste while you are here!
Singha beer will be served and Andy will be on hand to sign books after his demo.
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.
Andy Ricker worked in restaurants, factories, shops, and construction sites all over the world before opening his first restaurant, Pok Pok, in Portland, OR in 2005. He is also the founder of Som beverage company, and a two time James Beard Award winner. Ricker splits his time between Chaing Mai and Portland. Along with JJ Goode, Ricker is also the author of Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand and Pok Pok The Drinking Food of Thailand: A Cookbook.n.