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Cooking Classes

Discover the spiced flavors of Bali’s virtually unknown cuisine. Classes offer a fascinating introduction in to the exotic ingredients and unique culinary heritage of Bali. They provide a valuable insight into the various techniques, traditional and modern, of food preparation and the cooking style used in homes across the island.


Classes start with an early morning visit to the local vegetable and fish market where many of the ingredients are purchased for the day’s program. This includes spices, meat, chicken, cakes and the freshest available seafood. Visitors will witness and experience the very busy, early morning activities of the local community, who is eager to finish their shopping well before 8.00 am. Next we visit the one and only fish market on Bali where we collect the freshest fish directly from the returning fishing fleet. No fish will make it into our shopping basket that has not crystal clear eyes and carries the freshness of the wide ocean.

After a satisfying breakfast of Balinese cakes, fruits, black rice pudding and a bowl of tender sweet rice flour dumplings in palm sugar coconut sauce; we will leave the comfort of the dining pavilion and enter the wide open Balinese kitchen. Dressed in black and white aprons and a copy of 20 recipes participants will be guided through the many secrets, and flavors of Bali’s cuisine.

The Hosts

Most lessons are hosted by Heinz von Holzen, author of six highly acclaimed cookbooks, (The Food of Bali, Bali Unveiled – The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine, Feast of Flavors from the Balinese Kitchen, Feast of Flavors from the Indonesian Kitchen, Street Food in Bali, A modern Approach to Indonesian Cuisine and The Little Indonesian Cook book ) Assist by Ibu Putu and Ibu Budi two Mama Bali that know every twist and secret in a Balinese kitchen. After four and a halve most informative and entertaining hours in the kitchen the small group will face the grandest and final task, sampling and enjoying the mouth watering dishes which the group has prepared. The day will conclude after a glass of piping hot Balinese coffee, the ever-popular black rice pudding and a creamy pumpkin cake.

Dishes prepared

  • Kuah Siap – Chicken Stock
  • Nasi Kuning – Yellow Rice
  • Bubuh Injin – Black Rice Pudding
  • Base be Pasih – Seafood Spice Paste
  • Base Gede – Basic Spice Paste
  • Ayam Betutu – Grilled Chicken in Banana Leaf
  • Be Celeng Base Manis – Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce
  • Sate Ayam – Chicken Sates
  • Sate Sampi – Beef Sate
  • Sate Tempe – Fermented Soy Bean Cake Sate
  • Base Sate- Peanut Sauce
  • Tum Ayam – Minced Chicken in Banana Leaf
  • Pecelan – Vegetable Salad in Peanut Dressing
  • Ayam Pelalah – Shredded Chicken with Chili and Lime
  • Pisang Goreng – Fried Bananas
  • Nasi Goreng Mawut  – Special Fried Rice with Noodles, Chicken and Vegetables

Time table

  • 06.00 – 06.20 : Pick up from various locations in Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua and Jimbaran (excluding Ayana Hotel and Uluwatu area)
  • 06.10 – 06.15 : Pick up from various locations in Nusa Dua
  • 06.20 – 06.25 : Meeting point from all other areas in Bali will be at Mc Donalds in Jimbaran
  • 06.25 – 06.30 : Pick up from Jimbaran hotels
  • 06.30 – 06.35 : Arrival at Jimbaran Village Market. Refreshments will be served. Coffee, Tea, cakes and fruits
  • 07.50 : Transfer to Jimbaran Fish market
  • 08.00 – 08.30am : Fishmarket
  • 08.30 : Transfer back to Tanjung Benoa
  • 09.00 : Breakfast
  • 09.45 : Beginning of cooking
  • 13.45 : Conclude day of cooking
  • 13.30 : Lunch
  • 14.45 : Day concludes
  • 15.00  : Newly certified and qualified Balinese Master Chef’s celebrate………..

Days conducted

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday


With market visit US$95.00++
Without market visit US$85.00++

As space is limited to 14 participants for this very popular classes we highly recommend to book your participation when ever possible at least two months in advance.

Taylor made classes

Special classes and cooking competitions for groups are available on request

Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 11% government tax
Prices are valid until March 2019 and are subject to changes