The Best Cooking Classes in Bali
Balinese traditional herbs and spices | © Isabel Sommerfeld / Flickr
and recipes are closely tied to the community’s culture and ways of living, and cooking offers an unparalleled means to immerse in the local lifestyle. For tourists who seek to learn more about Balinese culture, or for foodies who want to create those spicy delicious meals themselves, discover the best cooking classes in Bali.
The team at Paon Bali
believe that food is a vital part of the wide and rich Balinese culture. Attendees at Paon Bali Cooking Class will experience traditional, village life firsthand, and understand the context in which those mouth-watering Balinese meals were born. There’s a choice between vegetarian or meat classes, as well as morning or afternoon classes. One of Paon Bali’s highlights is the coconut oil-making program.
is a hospitality and culinary establishment that includes guesthouses, restaurants, and a cooking school. It is the brainchild of Janet de Neefe, who has been living in Bali for decades and initiated the Ubud Food Festival as well as the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Now married to a Balinese from Ubud, Janet can teach you not only about the exotic herbs and spices that make traditional food exceptionally delicious, but also the customs and culture around food in Balinese society. Casa Luna Cooking School also provides market tours where tourists can pick their own ingredients from nearby traditional markets. Not just a culinary class, this cooking school is a window to experience life as a local in Ubud
This luxurious villa in Nusa Dua offers more than just accommodation, they immerse guests deep into the Balinese ways of living with programs such as the excellent Balinese cooking class. The fun class begins when Chef Nadi from The Balé
himself escorts tourists to the markets
and shows them how to source the best ingredients. The friendly, renowned chef will personally assist his students, guide the learning process, and attentively answer questions, so going home with new cooking skills is guaranteed. And because the class is held in The Balé’s luxe complex, you can expect to learn in a well-equipped and tasteful kitchen.
Lobong Culinary Experience
Cooking classes at Lobong Culinary Experience
take place in a host family’s compound, where tourists can get acquainted with a local Balinese family and learn their traditional ways. The class is led by a professional chef, and the process starts from picking fresh produce from local markets. In addition to learning to make delicious Balinese dishes, students also get to make new local friends and immerse themselves in the authentic Balinese culture.
Bumbu Bali Cooking School
This cooking school
is one of the most sought-after workshops in Tanjung Benoa area, a neighborhood best known for lavish resorts and fun water sports. Chef Heinz von Holzen, who spent decades working as an Executive Chef at five-star resorts and has published numerous books on Balinese and Indonesian cuisine
, will be in charge, making sure every one of his students learns meaningful skills during the class. Participants will cook their lunch with elaborate recipes and guidance from the chef, and eat together while discussing more insights and reviews from the chef and fellow participants.
Anika Balinese Cooking Class
In this cooking class
, traditional recipes and techniques meet modern settings in an intimate, authentic Balinese-style kitchen. Participants are introduced to traditional herbs, spices, even utensils, in order to learn how to apply traditional cooking techniques to create authentic meals and desserts. Tourists can choose between a morning class that starts with a market tour and concludes with their cooked lunch or an evening class that starts after lunch and concludes with dinner.
Raw Food Bali Culinary Class
For tourists who are committed to raw, healthy food
, this cooking class is an excellent opportunity to learn how to make your own delicious raw meals. Even though the culinary class includes minimal processing, the skills that participants learn during the class are not at all trivial as they have to learn how to make raw food enticing and great tasting. For tourists who still need convincing, the program also offers a nutritional lecture and raw food fundamentals.
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These recommendations were updated on April 24, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.