Wayan Kresna Yasa

Raised on the small island of Nusa Penida, Wayan Kresna Yasa is a local Balinese legendary chef, author, and restaurateur. Chef Wayan’s HOME by Chef Wayan, located in Canggu, blends traditional and contemporary techniques, offering modern comfort cuisine with Indonesian and Balinese flavours. Honing his skills in the United States in Michelin Starred restaurants, Chef Wayan then moved on to become Global Executive Chef and Culinary Director of the Potatohead group in Bali, where he achieved accolades for culinary ventures such as such as Ijen – the first zero waste restaurant in Indonesia; Kaum – known for its revival of rare tribal recipes from across the Indonesian archipelago that Exquisite Magazine awarded “Best Indonesian Restaurant” in 2018; and Tanaman – listed as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s The Best New Restaurants in the World 2020. In 2022, his globally published book Paon: Real Balinese Cooking, captured his zero waste philosophy of cooking traditional Balinese dishes and recipes.

Dibesarkan di pulau kecil Nusa Penida, Wayan Kresna Yasa adalah chef, penulis, dan pemilik restoran legendaris Bali. HOME by Chef Wayan miliknya berlokasi di Canggu, memadukan teknik tradisional dan kontemporer dan menawarkan masakan modern dengan cita rasa Indonesia dan Bali. Mengasah keahliannya di restoran Berbintang Michelin di Amerika Serikat, Chef Wayan kemudian menjadi Global Executive Chef dan Culinary Director Potatohead Group di Bali, di mana ia meraih penghargaan bergengsi untuk beberapa restoran seperti Ijen – restoran nol sampah pertama. di Indonesia; Kaum – terkenal karena membangkitkan resep langka dari berbagai suku nusantara hingga Majalah Exquisite memberikan penghargaan “Best Indonesian Restaurant” pada tahun 2018; dan Tanaman – terdaftar sebagai salah satu “Condé Nast Traveler’s The Best New Restaurants in the World” tahun 2020. Pada tahun 2022, bukunya yang diterbitkan secara global Paon: Real Balinese Cooking, menangkap filosofi nol sampah-nya dalam memasak masakan dan resep tradisional Bali.

Appearing In

Special Event | Bali Reinvented: A Culinary Adventure with Chef Wayan and Chef Eka

Award-winning Balinese Chef Wayan Kresna Yasa, celebrated for his Balinese homestyle cuisine and Michelin Star background, presents an exceptional, Bali-dining adventure. Drawing from his Nusa Penida heritage and mother’s traditional …

Food for Thought | Go Local or Go Home

Go local or go home; how chefs can help save the planet by sourcing local, designing your recipes and menus, managing your restaurant’s daily activities, communicating with staff, customers and …

Special Event | Zero Waste Evening in partnership with BRCA

In partnership with The Bali Restaurant and Cafe Association, Indus, home of the Ubud Food Festival, will be the venue for a sustainability-focused dinner to conclude the festival’s inaugural Sustainability …