Bali is a mix of cultures and experiences. The food… the food here is simply divine. So, maybe do something different during your next Bali holiday. You could spend all day at the beach or in your villa but learning how to cook your favourite Indonesian meals from scratch might just give you serious celebrity status among your sambal-loving friends.
Get Made-Level Indonesian Cooking Skills!
1. Bumbu Bali
Heinz von Holzen is the chef behind a chain of three restaurants, cooking school and six highly-acclaimed cookbooks on Balinese and Indonesian food. His restaurants serve ‘only’ authentic Balinese food on the island. Learn to cook authentic Balinese food with classes starting in the market teaching students how to pick the best raw material for the meals they prepare. Choose from the short or long course to learn 14 or 20 recipes respectively. All participants are awarded a certificate on completion of the course.
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2. Hujan Cooking Class, Tabanan
Are you looking for lesson encompassing food and culture with a local touch? Will Meyrick’s cooking classes are a melting point of all these aspects that make his class unique. You will go on an unforgettable journey cycling by rice and pandan fields, touring local traditional markets and learning to cook like a pro. Will is widely known for his culinary skills on display at his highly frequented restaurants Sarong, Mama San and Hujan Locale among others.
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3. Bali Asli, Gelumpang
Set in the foothills of Mount Agung, Bali Asli is far removed from chaos and the buzz of city life. It is green farms for as far as the eye can see. But don’t let this fool you. It is located just 30 minutes from the villages of Candidasa and Amed. Their classes revolve around, ‘A day in the life of…’ – this includes farming, fishing, and more. Start your day fishing, learning to farm, cooking on an open fire, making cocktails from scratch and so much more. Bali Asli is all about embracing Balinese culture.
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4. Casa Luna Cooking School, Ubud
Run by Janet De Neefe known as “Queen of Ubud”, Casa Luna cooking school is ‘amongst the world’s best cooking schools’ as listed in The Australian newspaper. Janet has over 30 years of experience teaching Balinese cooking and offers various market tours and cooking experiences through the week. Get hands-on experience learning Janet’s tricks to making delicious Balinese dishes. She focuses on imparting knowledge about the various exotic herbs and spices used while cooking the food and their healing properties.
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5. Raw Food Bali, Ubud
Fresh organic fruits and vegetables are readily available in Bali and it would be such a waste not learning how to cook with these farm fresh goodies – enter raw cooking schools. Learn how to make sweet and savoury dishes using healthy, organic and fresh ingredients. Nutrition knowledge forms an important part of the classes as well. You can join in the public group classes or organise a private workshop for yourself and your friends. Give your raw food diet the twist it deserves with Raw Food Bali’s cooking classes!
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Try out your new gained skills in the fully equipped kitchen at Chandra Bali Villas or sit back and relax as our chefs wow you with a variety of delectable dishes (maybe you can pick up a thing or two watching your personal chef in action).
Impress your family and friends back home by cooking a killer nasi goreng or a bowl of rice that’s just bursting with flavour. These skills will come easily when you take cooking lessons for authentic Indonesian food.