Cooking Classes in Bali

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Bali is distinct in many ways from the rest of Indonesia, with its own culture, religion, and cuisine. On any trip here, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to taste Balinese food, but if you want learn how to create delicious Balinese dishes for yourself, here’s what you need to know about cooking classes in Bali.

Bali Cooking Classes with a Market Visit
Departing from Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak, or Denpasar, a traditional market tour with a home-based cooking class allows participants to become familiar with every aspect of Balinese cuisine. Get acquainted with typical Indonesian ingredients, such as exotic fruits and coconut oil, at a local market before learning how to prepare and cook what you’ve purchased. 

Cooking classes typically take place in a local host’s home, some of which are set among the rice fields. The focus is on traditional and authentic Balinese dishes, such as spiced fish in banana leaves, chicken satay, and dadar gulung (coconut pancake). 

Bali Cooking Classes at a Restaurant
If you want to learn how to make restaurant-quality cuisine, opt for a Balinese cooking lesson led by a professional cook. Many of these take place in the restaurant’s kitchen or in purpose-built cooking schools, where participants usually get their own station and have access to professional cooking equipment as well as a team that offers hands-on assistance. After the cooking course, you’ll get to try the dishes you’ve made, which may include ayam sambal matah (chicken with a spicy shallot, lemongrass, and chili salsa), seafood curry with coconut milk, and pisang goreng (banana fritters). 
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Balinese Cooking Class in Seminyak

Learn the complexities of Balinese cuisine in a cooking class taught by an expert chef. You’ll prepare a 3-course meal using a variety of spices blended with the freshest vegetables, meat and fish. Select from three menus (including vegetarian) and upgrade for an optional morning visit to the Jimbaran fish market, accompanied by the chef. Afterward, enjoy your creations for lunch or dinner. Bonus: you can keep your class apron as a souvenir!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$65.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud

Cook and eat with a Balinese family in their traditional walled compound. This private 4-hour experience provides an authentic look at local life in a village just north of Ubud. Travel by private vehicle through terraced foothills and discover Balinese spices and other ingredients from the family garden. You’ll learn to use a traditional wood-fired oven to cook several dishes, then enjoy your creations for lunch or dinner.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$52.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Balinese Cooking Class from Ubud

If you have a keen interest in Balinese cuisine, then this cooking class in Ubud is for you! Learn to prepare authentic dishes from a certified cook in a traditional open kitchen. You’ll get hands-on practice in a 6-hour session, starting in the morning (with a market tour) or afternoon. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 for a small-group learning experience with personalized attention. Includes round-trip transport from Ubud hotels.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Local Market Tour and Traditional Balinese Cooking Class with a Family in Ubud

Culinary experiences don’t get more authentic than joining a local host on their daily shop. Start your private Balinese cooking lesson at Pejeng Market, where Putu, your host, will introduce you to the goodies on offer—and pick up a few for lunch. Back at her family compound, chat away as you help prepare two or three Balinese dishes and wash them down with a little local alcohol.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Balinese Cooking Class with Lunch or Dinner in Ubud

Discover the unique spices and exotic flavors of Balinese cuisine with a 5-hour cooking class in a traditional home kitchen. Get hands-on as you shop for ingredients at the local market, immerse yourself in Balinese culture in Kelabang Moding Village, and whip up a delicious lunch or dinner under the guidance of an expert chef.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Bali Cooking Class with Private Transfer

Learn about the cuisine and food culture of Bali during a hands-on cooking class in Ubud. Start with a visit to the morning market (Tuesdays and Thursdays only), then help to prepare a variety of dishes under the tutelage of an experienced chef. Using recipes handed down through the generations, you'll learn about authentic Balinese culture, try traditional preparation techniques, sample essential spices and feast on your creations. This small-group tour has a maximum of 18 participants, which allows for a customized experience with fellow food lovers.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$59.25 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Organic Farm Cooking Class

We are Local Balinese Host. As a native of Bali, we're fluent in English with over 10 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. It is us pleasure to help you see Bali specially our village We are love cooking and eating delicious food, We are also love farming as my parents and most of my family in the village work as farmers. These 7 years back was my learning curve how to make good organic crops and turn it into great dishes with lots of taste. We work with local community farmers to provide the ingredients for the school. At the cooking school You will meet us as your instructor. Looking forward to share our cooking culinary adventures.Drive from your hotel in the afternoon based on your hotel area will be arrive around 13.45 at Our small village of Taro Village ( North Of UBUD ).
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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$25.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Traditional Balinese Cooking Class with Market Visit and Lunch in Seminyak

Bali is known worldwide for its spicy, fragrant cuisine, made with spices that can be hard to source outside of South-East Asia. This cooking class will help you unlock the secrets of Balinese cuisine. In a small group, follow your chef's lead to make traditional Balinese and Indonesian dishes. You can also choose to visit a local market with your chef beforehand to pick out your ingredients and learn more about the island’s culinary traditions.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$48.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Balinese Cooking Demonstration and Gulingan Village Countryside Tour

Discover a different side of Bali as you journey to the island's lush interior on a 4-hour visit to idyllic Gulingan Village and traditional Balinese demo with lunch. Stroll through the iconic rice terraces near this unspoiled Balinese hamlet, enjoying typical countryside activities like pond fishing or walking through the fields of coffee, vanilla and cloves. Then watch a cooking demonstration in a traditional kitchen, learning how prepare tasty Balinese dishes before enjoying the meal in a beautiful pavilion set among the rice fields. This village visit and cooking demonstration also includes round-trip transport from Bali hotels and a guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$51.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Balinese Cooking Class and Market Tour

Learn how to make Balinese dishes during this cooking class and market tour. At the Kedonganan seafood market in Jimbaran, follow a chef-guide around the stalls for a look at how to purchase the freshest ingredients. Then the class starts with a lesson in proper techniques for food prep and the cooking style used on Bali, where the cuisine is complex and includes a wide array of spices, vegetables, meat and fish. Make a 3-course authentic Balinese meal, which you’ll then eat!
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$67.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ubud Balinese cooking class With Lunch (Visit Holy spring Temple and Elephant cave Temple Tours)

Take a full-day tour from Ubud that features a cooking class with lunch. Start at the local market, then learn about rice cultivation, before heading to a traditional home compound for the cooking lesson. Your chef-instructor shows you how to prepare several Balinese dishes, then serves up a tasty lunch. In the afternoon, go to the Holy spring Water Temple (Tirta Empul) and Elephant Cave Temple.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$45.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Afternoon Cooking Class and Local Market Visit

Immerse yourself in Balinese culture through the island's culinary delights with this experience. You'll start with a trip to the local market to pick up ingredients followed by a cooking class where you'll learn all about how to make Balinese spice paste, a main base ingredient for many local dishes. You'll then get the chance to make nine dishes in total and sample your creations before heading back to your hotel. 
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$28.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Balinese Cooking Class at The Santai Umalas Kerobokan

Discover the spices that make Balinese food so unique and master techniques you’ll never get from a book on this small-group cooking course at a luxurious boutique hotel. Choose between three authentic and delicious menus, prepare starter, main course, and dessert, then feast on the fruits of your labors. Expect personalized tips from the professional chef in a group no larger than 10.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$50.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small Group Cooking Class with Lunch in Ubud

Get to know the flavors and aromas of Bali on a small group tour of Ubud market, followed by an intimate cooking class. Learn to select local spices and produce, then use your ingredients to prepare a meal from scratch using traditional techniques. Enjoy guidance from a professional cook during your lesson, and end with a delicious sit-down lunch. Fully immerse yourself in Balinese cuisine and culture. Includes round trip transport from your hotel. 
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$45.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour: Balinese Cooking Experience with Visit to Monkey Forest

Feast your senses on the flavors and fragrances of Balinese cuisine during a private full-day tour from select Bali locations. After an exhilarating ‘becack’ (bicycle taxi) ride, you’ll arrive in a local village for a 2-hour cookery class. Use exotic ingredients to create Balinese specialties such as meat satay and fried rice, and then feast on the fruits of your labor. Next, learn about how to make Balinese offerings before you marvel at mischievous macaques at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$66.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Traditional Balinese Cooking Class with Tanah Lot Temple Tour

Immerse yourself in Balinese culture and discover the secrets of traditional Indonesian cuisine on this full-day small-group tour. Cycle through the countryside, visit Tanah Lot Temple, and pick fresh herbs and vegetables, then create delicious local specialties such as coconut satay or banana leaf chicken during an expert-led cooking class.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$74.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half Day Cooking Class at Bumbu Bali

Owned by cookbook author Heinz von Holzen, Bumbu Bali is one of the island’s original and best-regarded cooking schools. After breakfast and a local market visit, learn how to cook Balinese food from professional chefs at a fully equipped station, then savor the fresh flavors of the dishes you’ve prepared over lunch. The half-day class includes door-to-door round-trip transfers from Tanjung Benoa, Jimbaran, and Nusa Dua.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$133.80 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Hands-on Cooking Lesson and Authentic Javanese Lunch in Bali

You don’t need to travel all the way to Java to learn to cook Javanese food. Your host, Dotty, was born in Java, has lived in the US and Australia, and loves to share her grandmother’s recipes. Join her in the leafy district of Tumbak Bayuh, near Canggu and Tanah Lot, and prepare dishes such as light and crispy corn fritters or soya chicken as you learn about Indonesian cuisine.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$32.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Be Bali Day Cooking Class and Be a Local Balinese Family Member

Spend time with a Balinese family preparing and eating a meal together in the traditional way. Take the opportunity to learn about cooking in Bali as a family welcomes you into their home to share a meal. Involve yourself in every aspect of cooking and farming, from picking the ingredients in the garden, fishing, and tending the animals.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$45.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Traditional Balinese Cooking Class & Meal in a Multi-Generational Family Home

Live like a local among the locals with this private hands-on cooking lesson. Join your host, Putu, her grandparents, her husband, and their children for lunch or dinner in their traditional compound home. Learn about the spices Putu uses, the traditional Balinese medicines she makes, and the rice, fruit, and animals her grandparents tend on their farm as you prepare and eat a Balinese feast, washed down with local alcohol.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$44.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Balinese Rijsttafel Dinner at Warung Nia

Enjoy a taste of the tropics with a traditional Balinese dinner date at Warung Nia restaurant in Kuta. Immerse yourself in the tastes and textures of local cuisine with a Rijsttafel (‘rice table’) style dinner, featuring an array of flavorsome side dishes, accompanied by rice. It’s the ideal way to sample a variety of dishes, so dig into delicious satay, fill up on scrumptious Nasi Goreng (fried rice) or brave a mouthful of spicy sambal.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$20.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Balinese Cooking Class Experience

There are few better ways to experience local culture than a cooking class. In this small-group class, join your Balinese host on a visit to a typical market, then enjoy coffee and cake as you learn about herbs and spices in the organic garden. Next, master Balinese cooking techniques—including the use of a stone mortar—as you prepare and eat a delicious 5-course lunch in a traditional open kitchen.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$27.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Half-Day Cooking Class at Wapa Di Ume

Bali has a rich culinary heritage, but to really experience Balinese cuisine, you need to understand how it’s made. This half-day cooking class at Wapa Di Ume will reveal the secrets behind traditional dishes and local delicacies, including a visit to the local market and a delicious homemade lunch or dinner. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$97.50 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Chef Bagus Balinese Indonesian Food Cooking Class

Get to know Bali’s culture through an immersive cooking experience with the locally famous Chef Bagus. Start your day with a hassle-free pick up from your hotel and then enjoy welcome drinks and snacks as you get to know you instructor. Next take a tour of a local market to learn about local produce and find the fresh ingredients for your meal. Learn to cook a variety of traditional Balinese dishes like roasted chicken in banana leaf, braised pork, peanut sauce, and green papaya salad, and then sit down to enjoy your meal together before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$50.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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