The Finest Chefs in Bali You Should Know

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Photo of Edira Putri
7 April 2017

Bali owes its radiant culinary landscape to so many brilliant chefs who know exactly how to charm tourists with excellent dishes, with international dishes and traditional recipes. Meet the people who help shape Bali’s tourism sphere from the kitchen. From locals to neutralized citizens, these are the finest chefs in Bali you should know.

Degan Septoadji Suprijadi

Chef Degan’s passion and skill in food have brought him places, but his biggest concern lies in the culinary scene of his own hometown, Bali. Firmly believing that Indonesia’s cuisine deserves to be a big thing, with valuable spices and sophisticated traditional recipes, the judge for MasterChef Indonesia opened his own restaurant, Café Degan, in Kuta, Bali, which serves Indonesian and Thai cuisine.

Address and Phone Number:

Café Degan, Jalan Petitenget No. 09, Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia, +0813 3728 1281

Agung Ardiawan

As the culinary director of St. Regis Bali Resort, Agung Ardiawan has decades of culinary experience under his belt. From his experience working internationally, he knows how to please international guests’ taste buds. His love for his Balinese heritage caused the award-winning chef to go back to his hometown, where he often incorporates Balinese flavors and cooking methods into his original creations at St. Regis Bali Resort.

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Maxie Millian

Located in the beaming neighborhood of Seminyak, Teatro Gastroteque offers something that makes it stand out among the others: French dishes with an Asian twist. And the man behind that innovation, Maxie Millian, didn’t only stop there. He took the brand to another level of sophistication by only using the best local ingredients, ensuring an authentic relish for every bite. He is internationally awarded for that feat and other creations. The food’s presentation makes Teatro deserving of its name, which means “theater,” as the daring and fresh presentation is an art in itself.

Address and Phone Number:

Janet de Neefe

Janet is the owner and chef of Casa Luna and Indus Restaurants in Ubud. The neutralized Balinese married the island’s culture when she tied the knot with a Balinese man and extended her love for cooking to Balinese traditional recipes. Combining her passion for cooking and writing, she has written best-seller cooking books and initiated the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, one of the island’s most important international events. Other than cooking and managing her restaurants, Janet also offers cooking classes for anyone interested in Balinese traditional dishes.

Address and Phone Number:

Casa Luna Restaurant, Jalan Raya Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +0361 977 409

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Sayuri Tanaka

Sayuri Tanaka believes that food is not just a treat for the belly, but will impact you psychologically and spiritually as well as physically. That view inspires her to create one of Ubud’s best raw food restaurants, The Seeds of Life. The Japanese chef first encountered the fascinating concept of raw food in India, where she learned that eating is a deep act of giving and receiving; she then manifested the philosophy and her own creativity on her raw, eco-friendly menu.

Address and Phone Number:

The Seeds of Life, Jalan Gootama No. 2, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +0361 970 650

Chris Salans

Chris Salans is the founder and chef for Mozaic, an award-winning gastronomy restaurant with international acclaims. With a French-American origin and Indonesian wife, Chris’s life itself is a mosaic. That characteristic reflects on his cooking, which combines French cooking techniques and Balinese traditional ingredients and recipes. Seeking to extend his passion and knowledge on both cuisines, Chris opened his own cooking course everyone can join, from newbies to professional chefs.

Address and Phone Number:

Mozaic, Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +0361 975 768

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