Category: Free Events

You’ll find plenty of budget options at the Ubud Food Festival. From our in-depth Food for Thought series to night markets, live music, film screenings, kids events, masterclasses and more, just bring yourself, and your appetite, of course!


Food for Thought: The People Who Feed Us

14 Apr 2018 09:30 /

Is the farm-to-table trend improving farmer livelihoods? Or is it merely a marketing tool obscuring the issues we often assume it addresses? Why do smallholder farmers remain some of the …

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Teater Kuliner: Legendary Lawar with Pak Darta

14 Apr 2018 10:00 /

While this year’s Festival looks to the future of Indonesia’s food industry, we’re also celebrating those who’ve created a legacy for today’s generation. Gusti Nyoman Darta is an expert in …

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Food for Thought: An Alternative to Rice

14 Apr 2018 11:00 /

The estimated annual consumption of rice in Indonesia is 33 million tonnes. Said the late Pak Bondan Winarno, “Our dependency on rice has become counterproductive to the health of our …

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Teater Kuliner: Gloria Susindra’s Mother Monster

14 Apr 2018 11:30 /

With its colorful, bold interior and cheeky ‘New American’ menu peppered with playful puns (Dough Be Cheesy! Ugly Olio! Matcha Made in Heaven!), Mother Monster is one of Jakarta’s hottest …

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Food for Thought: Innovating from the Ground Up

14 Apr 2018 12:30 /

From gluten free coconut biscotti to beetroot noodles, rambutan blossom honey to chili salt, JAVARA Indonesia works with over 52,000 farmers to produce over 700 artisanal organic products. Join JAVARA …

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Kids Event: Growing Gardeners – Saturday

14 Apr 2018 12:30 /

Do your little ones love digging around in the garden? Through a series of games and active participation, led by the friendly team from Ancut Garden Oasis, in this workshop …

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Teater Kuliner: Charcuterie with Tri Sutrisna

14 Apr 2018 13:00 /

Wanaprasta Manager Tri Sutrisna is a shining example of the new wave of innovative young Indonesian food professionals. One of Southeast Asia’s leading charcuterie and cheese specialists, join Tri as …

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Food for Thought: Can Cook, Will Travel

14 Apr 2018 14:00 /

One of the best parts of being a chef is you can do it almost anywhere. With cheffing qualifications recognized in almost every professional kitchen, the sky’s the limit for …

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Teater Kuliner: Jakarta’s Chef of the Year, Ragil Imam Wibowo

14 Apr 2018 14:30 /

Jakarta now has venues and menus rivaling those of food capitals around the world, which is why FoodieS magazine established Jakarta’s Best Eats Awards and Guide (Bali edition coming soon!). …

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Food for Thought: Documenting Indonesian Produce

14 Apr 2018 15:30 /

As one of the world’s most biodiverse nations with more active volcanoes than any other country, Indonesia’s soils yield a plethora of indigenous produce. But sadly, many have already been …

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Teater Kuliner: Tantangan and Mystery Box Challenge

14 Apr 2018 16:00 /

In this two-hour interactive ABC Tantangan Challenge session, you’re in with a chance to win some great prizes. Race against time to eat your way through Taman Kuliner adding ABC …

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Food for Thought: More Stories from Behind the Pass

14 Apr 2018 17:00 /

Once again we’ll step behind the pass with acclaimed chefs as they lift the lid on the glorious and grueling parts of the profession. Late nights, little sleep, performing at …

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Book Launch: The Birdwoman’s Palate

14 Apr 2018 18:00 /

Join bilingual Indonesian novelist, poet, journalist and food critic Laksmi Pamuntjak for the launch of her second novel, The Birdwoman’s Palate. Aruna is a single, free-spirited, 30-something epidemiologist who thinks …

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Film Screening: Salawaku

Directed by Pritagita Arianegara, Salawaku is a road movie about a young boy of the same name from Maluku, and Saras, a modern young woman from Jakarta, who has fled …

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Live Music: Saturday

14 Apr 2018 20:30 /

After a performance from Kul Kul Connection, slip into the evening with the intriguing experimental folk and post-rock of Lily of The Valley. But don’t get too comfortable, because the …

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Early Morning Yoga: Sunday

15 Apr 2018 07:00 /

Prepare mind, body and spirit for a full day of the Festival ahead. Embrace your morning cobra pose overlooking Campuhan Ridge with our free daily yoga sessions. Please bring your …

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Kids Event: Bakers, Cake Makers and Ice Cream Appreciators!

15 Apr 2018 09:00 /

Bake, layer, freeze, decorate! In this free workshop for aspiring bakers, cake makers or just ice cream appreciators, your little ones can get their hands sticky with the Gelato Secrets …

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Food for Thought: Bali’s Startup Stars

15 Apr 2018 09:30 /

A young cake baker, a creative tempe maker, a charcuterie specialist, and a small restaurant owner will share their experiences of starting a business in Bali from scratch. With honest insights …

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Teater Kuliner: Smoked Pork Mollo Style with Dicky Senda

15 Apr 2018 10:00 /

Author and food activist Dicky Senda is from the highlands of Mollo, known as ‘The Heart of Timor’. Its greatest food export babi se’i, pork smoked in kesambi leaves served …

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Food for Thought: Jakarta’s Best Eats and FoodieS Bali

15 Apr 2018 11:00 /

In late February FoodieS magazine announced the winners of its inaugural Jakarta’s Best Eats Awards and Guide (stay tuned for the Bali edition!). With the first issue of FoodieS Bali …

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