Speakers

Hailing from across the Indonesian archipelago and the world, the Ubud Food Festival brings together celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, social entrepreneurs and outstanding innovators. Browse our lineup of extraordinary talent and click through to see where they'll be appearing in the program.


Raka Ambarawan – Night Rooster

Raka Ambarawan joined the Locavore team before the restaurant opened, and is now owner and resident mixologist at Locavore’s Night Rooster. He is passionate about experimenting with rare and unusual …

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Ray Adriansyah – Locavore

Born in Jakarta to Sumatran parents, Ray Adriansyah grew up with a deep interest in traditional and international cuisines. While studying at business school in New Zealand he decided to …

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Reevo Saulus – Freelance Graphic Designer

Reevo Saulus is a multidisciplinary graphic designer with experience working as an in-house designer in the F&B and retail industries in Jakarta. He then quit his day job, moved to …

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Rinrin Marinka – Chef Marinka

One of the judges of MasterChef Indonesia, Marinka is a Le Cordon Bleu graduate of French Cuisine and Pastry in Sydney. She is passionate about experimenting with all kinds of …

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Rishi Naleendra – Cheek by Jowl

Rishi Naleendra, Executive Chef of Cheek by Jowl, is the first Sri Lankan to receive Michelin status. He started his career at Melbourne’s Taxi Dining Room before becoming Chef de …

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Rodney Glick – Artist Meets Coffee

One of Indonesia’s leading specialty coffee personalities, Rodney Glick is a SCAA Licensed Q Grader, one of a few high-end Indonesian green bean processors, a roaster, barista and contemporary artist. …

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Ryan Squires – Esquire

Australian Ryan Squires spent years traveling and working in some of the world’s best restaurants, from The French Laundry in the USA to elBulli, WD-50 to Noma, before returning to …

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Rydo Anton – Gaggan

From a young age, independence was key to Chef Rydo Anton’s passion for cooking. After studying in Malaysia and Switzerland, and working in top restaurants in France and Qatar, he …

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Sam Rice – Food Writer

Sam Rice’s career has taken her from management consultant and travel business owner to sommelier, wine columnist and more recently, food writer. Her latest book, The Midlife Kitchen: Health-Boosting Recipes …

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Santhi Serad – ACMI Chairwoman, Food Scientist

Santhi Serad’s botanical passion stemmed from her mother’s herbal drinks. This grew into medicinal herb garden and shop Bumi Herbal Dago, and Leaf it to Tea, a book exploring the …

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Shane Lewis – Amankila

Australian Shane Lewis is Executive Chef of Amankila and Regional Chef for all Aman Indonesia destinations. With his passion and flair for fresh, vibrant food, and for balancing modern and …

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Shaughan Dunne – Five Senses Coffee

Shaughan Dunne has been in the coffee business in one shape or another for the last 20 years. Just as excited about learning how to keep a bunch of people …

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Silvina Miguel – An Evolving Permaculturist

After more than two decades working for Argentinian media outlets as a producer, writer and director, Silvina Miguel moved to Bali in 2015, where she discovered permaculture, which changed her …

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Sisca Soewitomo – Queen of Indonesian Cuisine

A pioneer of Indonesian TV cooking and author of almost 150 cookbooks, Sisca Soewitomo has dedicated her 50-year career to nourishing Indonesia’s culinary scene. Loved across the nation, she has …

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Stephen Moore – KU DE TA

UK-born Stephen Moore’s culinary career started in France before he worked his way through Europe and eventually on to New Zealand and Australia. In Sydney he was Sous Chef at …

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Steven Kim – Qraved

Steven Kim, CEO and Co-founder of Qraved, Indonesia’s popular food app, is a highly motivated entrepreneur with rich multicultural experiences. Korean-born, Steven has lived in the geographies of Korea, the …

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Sun Kim – Meta and Kimme

At Meta, Chef Sun Kim’s heritage is synonymous with his food. While he trained and built his French and Italian foundation in Seoul, he sharpened his skills by working in …

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Syamsul Rizal – Amanjiwo

Growing up in Indonesia, Syamsul Rizal always dreamed of cooking Japanese food; he was fascinated by its rich tradition and intricate artistry. Specializing in Japanese, Syamsul has worked as Senior …

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The Hydrant – Rockabali Boogie

Pioneers of Indonesian rockabilly revival, The Hydrant formed in 2004 in Bali. Currently comprising Marshello (vocal, guitar, and harmonica), Vincent (lead guitar), Christopper (stand up drums), and Adi (upright bass), …

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Thor Yumna – TaniHub

Thor Yumna had a keen interest in technology for social impact from an early age. At 19, she was Indonesia’s youngest venture capital analyst. Thor now leads the Marketing Division …

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