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Ubud Food Festival is a three-day culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star. From 26 - 28 April, food-lovers from across Indonesia and the globe will be treated to a tantalising program of Cooking Demonstrations, Workshops, Special Events, Food Forums, Markets, Food Tours, Film screenings and much, much more. Browse the full program here or sort by category based on your personal tastes.


Kids Event: Ice Cream Chemistry

27 Apr 2019 9:00 /

Cooking is always a fun chemistry lesson when ice cream is involved! Gelato Secrets sparks joy in Bali with its impossible-to-choose-from selection of locally inspired flavors. The bubbly Gelato Secrets …

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Food for Thought: Waste Not Want Not

27 Apr 2019 09:30 /

Indonesia is the world’s second largest food waster, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. Despite this, 19.4 million Indonesians are still unable to meet their daily dietary needs. What are …

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Kitchen Stage: The Poster Girl of Peranakan Cuisine

27 Apr 2019 09:30

Chef Debbie Teoh is the poster girl of Peranakan cuisine. A true Nyonya – her father is a Baba from Malacca and her mother a Nyonya from Penang – she …

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Teater Kuliner: Fresh from the Future Farmers

27 Apr 2019 10:00 /

Chef I Ketut Buda is a farmer who goes back to nature for cooking, which is why he created Future Farmers, a collaborative organic farm in East Bali. With ingredients …

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Food for Thought: Telling It Straight

27 Apr 2019 11:00 /

While restaurant reviews and chef profiles have their place, food writers also play an important role in raising awareness of issues that are more difficult to digest. Join our panel …

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Masterclass: Cupping Session

27 Apr 2019 11:00

EXPAT. Roasters is a specialty coffee company growing rapidly throughout Indonesia. Join their head roaster Aidan Broderick for an interactive exploration of the past, present, and future of Indonesian coffee, …

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Kitchen Stage: Riso Superfino

27 Apr 2019 11:00

Luca Fantin was named Best Italian Chef in the World by Identità Golose magazine in 2017, so Italian food lovers will sample something molto speciale when he shares his risotto …

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Special Event: Ternate Long Table Lunch

27 Apr 2019 11:00

Long fascinated by the Spice Islands, Janet DeNeefe’s love of Moluccan cuisine runs deep. Joined by Kris Syamsudin, Founder of Cengkeh Afo and Gamalama Spices in Ternate, they will present …

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Teater Kuliner: Unilateral Cooking

27 Apr 2019 11:30 /

Have you ever heard of unilateral cooking? If not, come and discover this interesting technique demonstrated by Jakarta’s rising culinary star Hans Christian. He’ll use the technique to half poach …

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Masterclass: Sourdough Pizza

27 Apr 2019 11:30

A short stroll from the Festival Hub, DUMBO is Ubud’s most stylish wood fire restaurant, featuring high end design, gastronomy, music and mixology in a stunning architectural space. Sounds like …

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Food for Thought: The Changing Nature of Eating

27 Apr 2019 12:30 /

Some of the world’s most respected restaurants offer up to 15 variations of each dish to cater for the ever-expanding list of dietary requirements. Is eating becoming too restricted, or …

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Masterclass: French-Balinese Fusion

27 Apr 2019 12:30

Chris Salans pioneered his style of French cuisine-meets-Balinese flavors at Ubud’s multiple award-winning Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique. A dedicated mentor, he’ll share his insights into French-Balinese fusion with sesame crusted tuna …

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Kitchen Stage: Food from the Gods

27 Apr 2019 12:30

‘Dewakan’ is a combination of Dewa (gods) and makan (eat). At Dewakan in Kuala Lumpur, Darren Teoh creates modern Malaysian cuisine sourced from its seas, farms, mountains and jungles. Using …

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Teater Kuliner: Make Every Morsel Count

27 Apr 2019 13:00 /

The team from Locavore’s R&D department LocaLAB are masters at making every morsel count. They’ll show you how to turn food waste such as meat and fish trimmings, and high …

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Food for Thought: Putting Indonesia on the World Food Map

27 Apr 2019 14:00 /

A new generation of Indonesian chefs is working hard to put Indonesian cuisine and its culinary scene on the world food map. From celebrating regional recipes in Bali to contemporary …

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Kitchen Stage: Cigar Cohiba – Tonka & Vanilla

27 Apr 2019 14:00

With a current unparalleled 35 Michelin stars awarded to its restaurants across the world, the L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon group is fine dining royalty. Fancy trying one of its desserts? …

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Teater Kuliner: Meet Mr. Fox

27 Apr 2019 14:30 /

Vebrina Hadi, or Nana as she’s better known, is Executive Chef of Mr. Fox, currently turning heads in the capital for its adventurous dishes such as K.F.C. – Krunchy Fried …

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Kitchen Stage: Bosslady of Bossam

27 Apr 2019 15:30

Sharing is a common theme underlying all Korean food, and bossam embodies this convivial sentiment – everyone sharing from the same plate yet creating something of their own. Chef, author …

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Food for Thought: Future Foods

27 Apr 2019 15:30 /

In 2018 the plant-based Beyond Burger made it onto millions of supermarket shelves and fast food menus, while crickets were named ‘the next big food source’ by Forbes. (Have you …

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Kids Event: Celebrate Indonesian Food

27 Apr 2019 15:30

Do you have a junior chef at home who loves cooking Indonesian food? Novia Soewitomo is passionate about teaching children about Indonesian cuisine, and she has some tasty new recipes …

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