Founded in 2015, Ubud Food Festival Presented by ABC is a three-day cross-cultural culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star. Showcasing Indonesia’s diverse cuisine, innovative chefs and extraordinary local produce has been at the heart of every UFF. Each year, the Festival welcomes audiences and chefs from near and far to learn about Indonesia through its cuisine. In 2020, UFF will introduce the heroes of our home who play a significant role in nourishing Indonesia’s gastronomic world.
With the theme Heroes, the nation’s leading food event will champion mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers who provide food rich in history and taste to their loved ones. For its sixth year, the Festival will explore how the diversity of the world’s fourth most populous nation plays a vital role in its culinary delights.
Through special events and cooking demos, food tours and talks, workshops and masterclasses, music and performance, films and markets, the three day cross-cultural culinary adventure will introduce audiences to flavors far beyond rendang, sate, gado gado and nasi goreng.
“Since our inaugural event, the Festival has introduced Indonesia’s complex and diverse cuisines to food lovers across the globe,” said UFF Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe. “For our sixth year, we want to recognize and celebrate the people behind the extraordinary flavors and evolving stories of Indonesia’s culinary landscape.
“With the theme Heroes, we want you to meet the unsung heroes of Indonesian food, the mothers and fathers who cook their age-old family recipes at home. We want to honor their immense contribution to creating the rich flavors we all love,” DeNeefe continued.
Ubud Food Festival is a major annual project of the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati, with a vision of enriching the lives of Indonesians through community-building and cultural programs. It is the sibling event of Ubud Writers & Readers Festival and Bali Emerging Voices Program.