Janet DeNeefe – UFF Founder & Director

Janet DeNeefe, Founder and Director of Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, has lived in Bali for three decades. Her memoir Fragrant Rice charts her love affair with Balinese food, culture and traditions. Her latest book is Bali: Food of My Island Home. She also owns Indus, Casa Luna Restaurant and Cooking School, and Honeymoon Guesthouse and Bakery.

Janet DeNeefe, Founder & Director dari Ubud Food Festival dan Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, telah hidup di Bali selama tiga dekade. Memoar Janet yang berjudul Fragrant Rice mendokumentasikan cerita cintanya terhadap makanan, budaya, dan tradisi Bali. Buku terbarunya berjudul Bali: Food of My Island Home. Janet juga pemilik dari Indus, Casa Luna Restaurant and Cooking School, dan Honeymoon Guesthouse and Bakery.

Appearing In

Special Event: Gala Opening Night Party

As the first stars appear above Campuhan Ridge, sip cocktails and sample canapés from some of Ubud’s finest eateries, while swapping must-try dishes and restaurant tips with your favorite UFF18 …


Special Event: Papua, Timor and Bali on the Table

Take a culinary journey from the highlands of Papua and West Timor to Bali. UFF Founder & Director Janet DeNeefe teams up with the Jungle Chef Charles Toto, and food …


Food for Thought: Festival Welcome – Generasi Inovasi

The UFF18 theme ‘Generasi Inovasi’ celebrates innovative and sustainable ideas in Indonesia’s food industry, which are all creating a distinct food culture unique to the archipelago. Join UFF Founder & …


Food for Thought: Documenting Indonesian Produce

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 …


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

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 …