Category: Kitchen Stage

Where the magic happens, the Kitchen Stage is your chance to get up close and personal with your culinary heroes. Playing host to the stars of the Ubud Food Festival, the Kitchen Stage is home to a daily program of fiery cooking competitions, culinary collaborations, and a behind-the-pass look into some of the world’s best restaurants.

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Kitchen Stage: Get Flaky with the Prince of Pastry, Rafi Papazian

13 Apr 2018 09:30

From croissant to éclair, macaron to mille-feuille, canelé to palmier, there is nothing Bali’s Prince of Pastry, Rafi Papazian, has not perfected. The man behind much-loved bakery-café Monsieur Spoon will …

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Kitchen Stage: Sonic Seasoning with Andrian Ishak

13 Apr 2018 11:00

Andrian Ishak, Chef-Owner of Jakarta’s first molecular gastronomy restaurant. Namaaz Dining, will break the sound barrier as he shares his signature process of seasoning food with sound. From higher pitches …

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Kitchen Stage: Showstopping Ceviche with Daniel Chavez

13 Apr 2018 12:30

The Peruvian dish ceviche is now a staple on seafood menus around the world, but what else is there to it than raw fish, citrus, herbs and spices? Well, have …

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Kitchen Stage: Michelin-starred Korean with Jun Lee

13 Apr 2018 14:00

Using an ancient Korean technique for cooking meat, Chef Jun Lee will prepare lamb steak with Korean spices, while sharing his culinary philosophy which emphasizes communication and understanding. The Michelin-starred …

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Kitchen Stage: Sun Kim – Bossman of Bibimbap

13 Apr 2018 15:30

Described as “innovative and modern” by the Michelin Guide, at Singapore’s Meta Chef Sun Kim serves European dishes infused with his Korean heritage. In this demo he’ll whip up the …

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Kitchen Stage: Sambal Smackdown

13 Apr 2018 17:00

With another year of the UFF comes another year of the Sambal Smackdown. In this round Bali’s reigning chili champion Made Sujaya may be up against his fieriest competition yet. …

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Kitchen Stage: RISE UP! Gluten Free Baking with Mary Jane Edleson

14 Apr 2018 09:00

Sprinkled with secrets from her upcoming publication RISE UP! Gluten Free Baking, Mary Jane Edleson will present two types of unique tropical flour. Versatile and nutritious, she’ll reveal not only …

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Kitchen Stage: Sustainable Seafood with Benjamin Cross and Stephen Moore

14 Apr 2018 10:30

At UFF17 we shone the spotlight on the Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia Foundation, which strives for sustainable fishing and ecological conservation. This year you can sample its Fair Trade tuna, …

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Kitchen Stage: Michelin-starred Modern Australian with Rishi Naleendra

14 Apr 2018 12:00

At Singapore’s Cheek by Jowl, Rishi Naleendra serves modern Australian cuisine which, according to the Michelin Guide, is “far more complex than it at first seems”. In this demo he’ll …

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Kitchen Stage: The 5S Equation with Rydo Anton

14 Apr 2018 14:00

Indonesian-born Chef Rydo Anton is Head Chef at Gaggan, number one on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list from 2015-2017, and number seven in the world. In this demo he’ll recreate …

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Kitchen Stage: Kolak Pisang Kontemporer with Hans Christian

14 Apr 2018 15:30

Sometimes the simplest things are the most satisfying. Infused with nostalgia, the beloved Indonesian snack kolak pisang, a compote of coconut milk, sugar and banana, is one such sweet delight. …

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Kitchen Stage: Battle of the Babi

14 Apr 2018 17:00

With its ceremonial significance, babi (pig) is Bali’s preferred meat, and in this inaugural Babi Battle three of Ubud’s top dining destinations will put their pride on the line. The …

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Kitchen Stage: From Indonesia to the Middle East with Petty Elliott

15 Apr 2018 09:00

Indonesian culinary icon Petty Elliott will create a trio of dishes based on her signature spice mixes from JAVARA Indonesia. Baharat, ras el hanout and dukkah are staples in Middle …

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Kitchen Stage: Zero Food Waste Battle

15 Apr 2018 10:30

After two days of assisting Michelin-starred chefs and Indonesia’s best at the Kitchen Stage, come and see what tricks the Gastrovalet team have picked up. In line with the Festival’s …

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Kitchen Stage: Innovative Indonesian with Kieran Morland and Maxie Millian

15 Apr 2018 12:00

At Merah Putih and Sangsaka, Chefs Kieran and Maxie pay tribute to unique Indonesian flavors and ingredients, transforming them into refined, decadent dishes. Watch on as they harness the distinctive …

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Kitchen Stage: Cocktail Hour with Raka Ambarawan

15 Apr 2018 14:00

With ingredients such as spiced jackfruit marmalade, mango blossom honey and Kintamani orange liqueur, Raka Ambarawan lifts local produce to cocktail cloud nine. Resident mixologist and owner of Locavore’s Night …

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Kitchen Stage: The Fundamentals of Flavor with Petrina Loh

15 Apr 2018 15:30

Serving up her signature dish of steamed Venus clams in fig broth, Chef Petrina Loh will guide you through the fundamental steps of building flavor. From selecting the right ingredients …

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Kitchen Stage: Salted Egg Showdown

15 Apr 2018 17:00

From fish skin to crispy chicken, steamed buns to croissants, everyone’s favorite flavor du jour has finally cracked the UFF! In this high cholesterol cook off chefs will work wonders …

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