Program

Ubud Food Festival is a three-day culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star. From 5 - 7 June, 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.


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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Kids Event: Growing Gardeners – Sunday

15 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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Special Event: Lunch with the Queen of Indonesian Cuisine

15 Apr 2018 12:30

In a UFF first, the Queen of Indonesian Cuisine Ibu Sisca Soewitomo and her daughter Novia will create their favorite classic dishes from across the archipelago. The Rijstafel (Dutch for …

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Food for Thought: The Female Frontier

15 Apr 2018 12:30 /

“In the kitchen a woman has to always show that she is twice as good as a man,” said Malaysian-born Michelin-starred chef Kwen Liew in the Agence France-Presse article ‘Why do …

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Teater Kuliner: Little-known Balinese Ingredients with Nusantara

15 Apr 2018 13:00 /

Nusantara by Locavore’s remarkable array of traditional dishes from across the archipelago often feature rare or little-known ingredients. In this demo Nusantara’s Chef de Cuisine, I Putu Dodik Sumarjana, will …

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Coffee Lounge: Mastering Manual Brew with the Coffeenatics

15 Apr 2018 13:00

Although all UFF staff would agree he can produce a perfect espresso, Co-founder of Coffeenatics Harris Hartanto Tan’s passion is mainly for manual brewing methods. Along with a touch of …

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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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Food for Thought: A Journey Through Indonesian Cuisine

15 Apr 2018 14:00 /

Join the team from our Presenting Partner ABC alongside star chefs as they discuss the history and diversity of Indonesian cuisine, from dishes eaten across the archipelago to lesser known …

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Teater Kuliner: Nasi Liwet Solo Reimagined by Putri Mumpuni

15 Apr 2018 14:30 /

Award-winning chef Putri Mumpuni has traveled the world promoting Indonesian food, and on the Teater Kuliner stage she’ll reinvent the Central Javanese classic, nasi liwet Solo. A favorite comfort food …

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Food for Thought: Going Global

15 Apr 2018 15:30 /

One year it’s Korean, the next it’s Filipino. When will Indonesian be ‘Asian food craze of the year’? What does it take for a nation’s cuisine to turn up in …

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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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Teater Kuliner: Return of the Jungle Chef, Charles Toto

15 Apr 2018 16:00 /

Charles Toto, the Jungle Chef from Jayapura, Papua, was one of the stars of the UFF17 Teater Kuliner stage. While last year we were treated to grilled sago worms and …

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Food for Thought: The Magic of Maknyus – A Tribute to Pak Bondan Winarno

15 Apr 2018 17:00 /

Late last year Indonesia lost a piece of its culinary history. Father of Indonesian food writing and one of the nation’s most celebrated culinary experts, Pak Bondan Winarno is the …

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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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Teater Kuliner: Surabaya’s Specialties with Ibu Sisca & Novia Soewitomo

15 Apr 2018 17:30 /

Following everyone’s favorite Jungle Chef is the one and only Queen of Indonesian Cuisine, Ibu Sisca Soewitomo. Hailing from Surabaya, Ibu Sisca and her daughter Novia will whip up two …

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Special Event: MOKSA’s Feast for Earth and Soul

15 Apr 2018 18:00

MOKSA’s sustainable philosophy has become the blueprint for Bali’s permaculture cafes, while its vegetarian dishes could tempt even the most committed carnivores. Join Chef Made Runatha for five mouth-watering courses …

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Special Event: The Magic of Mandapa

15 Apr 2018 18:30

On a wooden platform nestled among the rice terraces cascading down the Ayung Valley, experience modern Indonesian and Balinese cuisine from the expert hands of Executive Chef Maurizio Bombini. Come …

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Special Event: Locavore feat. Rydo Anton

15 Apr 2018 19:00

Indonesian-born Rydo Anton is Head Chef of Bangkok’s Gaggan, number one on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list from 2015 to 2017. He’s returning to Indonesia to collaborate with Ubud’s hometown …

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Live Music: Closing Night Party

15 Apr 2018 19:00 /

It’s the final night of the Festival and we bet you’re feeling full, so it’s time to dance off all those calories.* Ease into the evening with Nita Aartsen Trio, …

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Special Event: World Class Culinary Collective

15 Apr 2018 19:00

With a meeting of culinary minds like these, guests will be in for an exceptional experience of flavors spanning many seas. Michelin-starred Cheek by Jowl’s Rishi Naleendra, much vaunted Mejakawi’s …

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