Launched by Etienne Marleau-Rancourt, Benjamin Ozsanay and Kowit Charoenratchatabhan, new startup Cookly works by linking inquisitive foodies up with the pros who know Southeast Asia's culinary scenes best to offer cooking classes, market tours and other food-related activities. 
In Bangkok, they offer things like visits to Sampran Riverside's organic farm (also including a cooking class amid the rice fields, around B3,000), home-style Thai cooking classes at Silom Thai Cooking School (around B1,200) and fruit carving lessons with vegetarian restaurant May Kaidee (around B1,800). 
Travelers looking for an adventure can master the art of pho in Hoi An, take a beachside cooking class in Bali, learn the ways of vegan cooking in Chiang Mai, step behind the scenes of the kitchen at Anantara Chiang Rai, take an introduction to Vietnamese cuisine in Hanoi or enjoy wine tastings in Khao Yai. 
Visit their website ( for the full list of activities and to book your course in advance, and also check out their blog (