Royal Thai Cuisine



CHEF NOOROR - "The Lady Chef behind the concept"

Nooror Somany Steppe is the inspiration and central person behind the success of Blue Elephant, constantly working as an ambassador advocating Thai cuisine and Thai culture to all whom she encounters around the world.

THAI MOTHERSHIP - "Chef Nooror lands home"

Our Master Chef finally returned to her homeland to pilot the expansion of the group’s activities. The Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School opened in Bangkok in 2002, followed by a Phuket branch in 2010.

A STORY OF LOVE & PASSION - "Since 1980"

Chef Nooror married to a Belgian art dealer, Karl Steppe, who has always been passionate about Thai culture and Thai cuisine. They opened the first Blue Elephant restaurant, pioneer of Thai cuisine in Europe with good friends and partners Chai Wayno & Somboon Insusri.

BROADER, WIDER - "Blue Elephant around the World"

Chef Nooror always thrived to share her knowledge and passion for Thai Cuisine and ingredients worldwide. Throughout the years Blue Elephant branched out, developing a wide range of products and services offering a 360º Thai culinary expertise. From catering to consulting, from manufacturing to export… Blue Elephant continues to promote the wonders of Thai gastronomy. Chef Nooror’s Thai premium ingredients and recipes are now available in 38 countries, on 5 continents!



Our discovery classes let you cook like a Thai Chef, preparing 4 or 5 recipes in half a day! After the class, each student receives a culinary certificate and then savours their masterpieces in our restaurant—or takes them back home. During our morning session, we will also take you for a market visit to explore the amazing universe of Thai produce and spices!

Our menu changes every day! Discover the full program and ask our team about this week’s recipes! Click here



BANGKOK : 233 South Sathorn Road, BTS Surasak, Bangkok 10120 (+66 (0)2 673 9353 -8 )

PHUKET: 96 Krabi, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000 ( +66 (0)76 354 355 )

MALTA: Hilton Malta Portomaso, St. Julians, Maltatel ( +356 213 83383 )

COPENHAGEN: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Amager Boulevard 70 2300 Kobenhavn ( +45 33 96 59 70 )