cookly featured on CNN's 'Click Culture'


Benjamin Ozsanay and Kristie Lu Stout at WeWork in Bangkok

One thing’s for sure, Kristie Lu Stout is not afraid to get her hands dirty in the kitchen!

We recently had the absolute pleasure of sitting down and speaking with CNN International anchor and correspondent Kristie Lu Stout about Cookly, Bangkok and the future of Tech in Thailand.

As part of a 30-minute special for CNN’s “Click Culture” program, Cookly CEO Benjamin Ozsanay spoke with Kristie about growing the company from 3 locations to over 150, before being treated to a traditional Thai cooking class at one of Cookly’s first partners, BaiPai Thai Cooking School.

From the Bangkok HQ at WeWork, Ben spoke on the decision to move to a global remote team, why Bangkok was chosen as the headquarters, challenges faced along the way, and plans for the future of Cookly.

The 30-minute special program airs on Thursday 13th June and will also feature notable Thailand-based companies including Bug Away, Eatigo, aCommerce, Pomelo, True Digital Park and Hubba.


Watch the trailer:

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Airtimes for the 30-minute CNN Click Culture Thailand special:

  • Thursday, 13th June at 1630 HKT
  • Friday, 14th June at 0030 HKT
  • Saturday, 15th June at 1330 HKT
  • Sunday, 16th June at 0230 HKT, 0530 HKT, 1930 HKT
  • Monday, 17th June at 0030 HKT and 0930 HKT

About Cookly

As the largest platform for booking cooking classes around the world, Cookly connects traveling foodies to local traditional cooks and food artisans to learn about authentic dishes, ingredients and cooking traditions in over 150 destinations. Cookly users can browse and book over 1500 cooking classes and culinary activities in 35+ countries instantly and effortlessly on our web , iOS and Android apps.

Cookly is the expert in traditional foods. Our mission is to preserve and share the food traditions of the world. And with more than 5000 different traditional dishes shared from around the world, we are well on our way.  We are the global community of passionate cooks, traveling foodies and culture enthusiasts exploring the world through local food and cooking traditions.

Classes and experiences include activities like taking a traditional Balinese cooking class in an organic farm, cooking Thai street food dishes, pasta making with a Nonna in Italy, Sake tastings in Japan, market tours in Marrakesh and wine tastings in France, with options for families, special diets and more.

Like our community, we are a global team. Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, our remote team is spread across the world – in San Francisco, Singapore, Mexico City, Taiwan, Philippines, Kenya, South Korea, Barcelona, and Barbados.

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