Chef Nooror and Khun Sandra stirs up some haute Thai cuisine at LA’s famed New School of Cooking!


The Royal Thai Consulate of Los Angeles – for the fourth time – has flown Master Chef Nooror Somany Steppe and her daughter Sandra Steppe from Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant to conduct a Thai culinary workshop during the Songkran (Thai New Year) week at one of the top cooking schools in Los Angeles, USA, “The New School of Cooking”.


This year they were fortunate to welcome as one of the “students” a popular Hollywood actress Amy Smart, who has a real passion for Thai cuisine. She was delighted to learn the art of preparing fabulous Thai dishes with the two equally delighted mother and daughter culinary team.


Chef Nooror admits that Los Angeles is definitely one of her favourite destinations, not only for shopping but also because of the warmth, kindness and hospitality showered upon her and Sandra by the people of the “City of Angels”, especially the Thai community, with whom they have become friends over the years; and who are always keen to learn her endless tricks and innovative techniques in Thai cuisine.