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The Ubud Food Festival unites some of Indonesia's most celebrated chefs, international restaurateurs helping to shape the archipelago's culinary landscape and industry heavy-weights making their mark in Southeast Asia to experience Indonesia's extraordinary cuisine. Browse through more than 100 speakers who will be joining this years event.


Aaron Grieser – Beervana

Hailing from Oregon, the epicenter of modern craft beer, Aaron is the CEO of Beervana International, Southeast Asia’s leading supplier of international craft beers. He began home brewing at the …

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Ade Putri Paramadita – Culinary Storyteller

Born and raised in a foodie family, Ade Putri is a former radio show host now at the helm of 6×6, a digital video series on Qubicle’s FoodieS channel. A …

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Adhika Maxi – Jakarta Culinary Trendsetter

Jakarta culinary trendsetter Adhika Maxi is renowned for his playful merging of local and Western ingredients and modern interpretations of ‘soul food’. Alongside Jakarta cake trendsetter Karen Carlotta, he is …

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Arie Parikesit – Walking Dictionary of Indonesian Street Food

Entrepreneur and ‘walking dictionary’ of Indonesian street food, Arie Parikesit spends most of his time documenting where to eat, the people behind the cuisine and the local wisdom that shapes …

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Arif Springs – Guru Jamu

Originally from West Java, Arif was born into a traditional family, and from an early age he learned grassroots ways to heal his family with herbs and spices. In Ubud, …

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Arimbi Nimpuno – Lifestyle Guru

Arimbi is an Indonesian chef and food writer who strongly believes in fun, simple and healthy cooking. She is a culinary instructor at ArimbiKitchen, co-host of Spice of Life on …

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Ashley Garvey – Pan-Asian Bites

After a decade in kitchens – including under a Michelin-starred chef in Australia and at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the UK – Ashley Garvey’s passion for Asian cuisine was ignited …

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Awayu – Percussion Collective

‘Awayu’ means a bubble in boiling water in Japanese. Awayu is made up of members of Bali’s much-loved, acclaimed collective Planet Bamboo, which has been going strong for 20 years. …

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Ayu Gayatri Kresna – Pengalaman Rasa

North Balinese Ayu’s cooking training began as a child in her family’s kitchen – learning the art of traditional cooking while honing her senses to master numerous authentic dishes. Combining …

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Ayu Utami Linggih – Rosalie Cheese Founder & Cheesemaker

Jakarta-born Ayu Utami Linggih has always been passionate about fermented foods and beverages. It was while she was studying Food Science at University of Queensland in Australia that she concieved …

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Bagus Honor Satrya – Social Media Culinary Reviewer

Bagus Honor Satrya lived in Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles before finally settling in his homeland of Bali. In 2016 he founded Laskar Kuliner, a creative social media movement which …

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Balawan – The Magic Fingers Guitarist

Renowned as one of the fastest guitarists in Indonesia and for his mastery of the double neck guitar, there’s little wonder Balawan is often dubbed the Magic Fingers Guitarist in …

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Bara Pattiradjawane – The Passionate Supercook

Jakarta-born Bara grew up in Thailand and various European countries, which is where his passion for cooking was sparked. Although he worked as a journalist and writer his culinary interests …

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Ben McRae – Authentic, Ethical, Inspired

Aussie-born Ben McRae is an award-winning chef with 19 years’ experience working around the world. He is passionate about crafting innovative dishes that draw on regional pastures, oceans and forests …

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Ben Ripple – Rooted in Goodness

Ben is Founder and CEO of Big Tree Farms, a social enterprise improving farmer livelihoods and regenerative agriculture. Since 2003, Big Tree Farms has grown to partner with over 14,000 …

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Bengras – Sundanese Traditional Meets Flamenco Guitar

Bengras is the intriguing, exhilarating musical duo comprising Momon Karman and Alif Basyaruddin. Their style is a unique blend of Sundanese traditional music from West Java and flamenco guitar. Bengras …

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Benjamin Cross – Mejekawi

Hailing from Byron Bay, chef Ben traveled the world honing his craft in prestigious restaurants from Sydney to New York to Barcelona, before making Bali home in 2007. At Mejekawi …

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Bondan Winarno – Celebrating Culinary Culture

One of Indonesia’s most celebrated culinary experts, Bondan Winarno is a household name throughout the archipelago after nine years of hosting a popular TV culinary show. A restaurateur and published …

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Cat Wheeler – Slow Food Bali

Canadian writer Cat Wheeler has lived in Bali since 2000. Co-Founder of Slow Food Bali, she is deeply interested in every aspect of Indonesia’s culinary culture, from basic food security …

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Charles Toto – The Jungle Chef

Charles Toto, The Jungle Chef from Jayapura, Papua, uses foraged ingredients from the forests of his fertile homelands to put a Papuan twist on international favorites. In 2006 he founded …

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