Learn more about Balinese culture with Chef Bagus (formerly of Nia Cooking School). Chef Bagus brings Balinese food to life with this interactive cooking class. Visit a local market, pick out fresh ingredients, learn about the unique spices from the island of the gods. Cook and enjoy your own Balinese meal with Chef Bagus and friends!
Chef Bagus has been working at the hotel and restaurant for almost 28 years. He started his career on 1989 with Grand Hyatt Bali, then 2 years with Grand Hyatt Dubai and 10 years traveling around t...
Chef Bagus was funny, and very informative. The food we prepared was so yummy, and I would definitely recommend his class
This class was great! The First thing we did at the market was hot. All staff were great! Chef Bagus was not only an awesome chef, but very funny & fun. If your Looking your a good cooking class this was great. I'm Going home with my 10 recipes & cooking up a storm
Cook with the Bagus Chef. With a variety of delicious foods. After everything is done, you will feel his passion and your worth.
We attended a cooking course and loved it. We learnt heaps and had heaps of fun- all staff were great Chef Bagus was entertaining and educational Food was delicious Catered for vegetarians
Chef Bagus and his team are fun to cook with and the food you create is both beautiful and delicious. I recommend you go and do a Chef Bagus cooking class.
The class started with a tour to the local food market . In total we collectively made 10 dishes. The chef and the restaurant staff were very helpful and interacting with everyone. I enjoyed the class; it was very informative about the Balinese food culture.
Very well conducted, great experience And a lot of fun
Had a great time, firstly picked up by a driver and taken to the market where one of Chef Bagus staff went through the various ingredients. Then to the restaurant and given a cold drink and some sweet breakfast dumplings. Then we started the course, we all introduced ourselves and donned the apron before Chef Bagus introduced himself and his illustrious career. Then the day started with Chef Bagus teaching us various recipes with all of us taking turns in helping prepare and cook the food. The day ended with us sharing the banquet of beautiful Balinese favourites and then we were given a certificate and then dropped back at our hotels. What a wonderful day that I will recommend to all my friends and family. Would definitely do it again. Thank you Chef Bagus and all the wonderful staff
Chef bagus Entertaining, knowledgeable and great food
The class was wonderful and interesting. It is a way to learn cooking Indonesian dish.
One of the best experiences I’ve had. Very interesting and fun, the food is amazing and everyone gets to participate
My wife and I had fantastic morning with Chef Bagus and his team. We had a lot of fun, laughed a lot and learned some things as well. Together the whole team prepared a beautiful meal which we all enjoyed for lunch. I would highly recommend this course. We were picked up on time and delivered back to our hotel at the end. Great experience, thank you, would do it again next visit to Bali.
The class was so much fun! We prepared 10 traditional Indonesian meals and learned about the traditions as well. Chef Bagus was very entertaining and pro! Highly recommend this class.
It was so good - funny, informative and delicious. Thank you team
One of our holiday highlights, interesting, entertaining and delicious food, highly recommend.
There were too many people for one class. There was supposed to be pork ribs however there was not. Was fun but couldn’t enjoy trying to work your way through other people.
a must do experience, chef Bagus and his team are exceptional and very entertaining......
Could do with more hands on cooking, but overall the dishes prepared were tasty. Would give it a shot back home!
We had so much fun in Bagus his cooking class. Would highly recommend this class. The market tour with the sous chef was a great kick-off, where we learned a lot about local products and herbs in an authentic enviroment (which is hard to find these days). We got to smell the herbs and made nice pictures of this wonderful scenery. Afterwards we walked to Bagus’ restaurant and had an amazing breakfast. Then we prepared 10 Balinese dishes, in a very informal and fun way. At the end of the class we ate it all and received a certificate. At 1:30 PM we were dropped of back in our hotel. Unforgettable experience!
Loved the whole ecperience
Read the reviews and decided to do this Bali cooking class. Wasn’t disappointed. Started with a pick up from my hotel and a local market talk and tour. Fairly big group with lots of different nationalities doing this class. Chef Bagus and Patrick kept us entertained with their banter and tips on cooking. Made some amazing Balinese dishes, which we had for our lunch. Very enjoyable and glad I chose this cooking class. Highly recommend 😊
Enjoyed the group. Good organization so everybody got a try at cooking. My daughter is vegan and I am vegetarian. Not a lot of choices for us in the cooking segment. They did provide us with nice good food to eat at the end. I would probably choose a class that doesn't use meat next time. It was hard for my daughter and I to see meat cooked and we didn't want to handle it. So if you are vegan or vegetarian I would choose a different class. Otherwise very satisfied with the class. They provided free transportation which was nice.
I learnt so much in short period and looking forward to sharing back home
Interactive , entertaining , informative . Such a honour to be taught by the great man Bagus himself and the knowledge he was willing to share was amazing . So glad I did it
Chef Bagus was a great experience for any age to try. Would recommend to any one coming to Bali.
Chef Bagus was Loads of fun while learning beautiful Balinese recipes. Excellent value for money! Loved that I was picked up from hotel and dropped back afterwards. Definitely recommend!!
Entertaining with amazing food.
The class was definitely good, I would like to make a suggestion and have smaller classes with the chef, although I’m quite shy and a vegan I wanted to ask him so many questions but was unable to due to the size of the class. But all in all my dietary requirements were catered for and the food was amazing.
We learnt a lot about Balinese food and culture through this class. Chef Bagus is a fun teacher and knowledgeable. The market tour was a great experience. It was a well organized class with lots of hands on experience
Very entertaining and learnt a lot
I really enjoyed this experience. It was great!
Thoroughly enjoyed class with Chef Bagus... wonderful cooking, easy recipes to take home and entertaining! Highly recommend ☺️
We met at the local market in Kuta where we got a short introduction to the ingredients used in the recipes. Back at Mr. Bagus warung his staff have already prepared everything. Cooking 10 different meals in about two hours was the plan, so everything felt a little rushed. Don't get me wrong, it was fairly entertaining, but to me, visiting a cooking class means that you actually cook by yourself and not playing the helper for the chef, handing over ingredients or stirring the pot. In the end you enjoy the food together with the rest of the group and get a certificate for the completion of the class.
This class is a must for everyone, it gives a good understanding of what makes up Bali quisine and is great fun at the same time. Chef Bagus is great he makes the whole thing thoroughly enjoyable and the lunch is just fantastic. Highly recommended to everyone.
I was unable to attend the class as my husband was extremely ill in hospital. But cookly.me we’re just wonderful when they organised my cancellation and refund. They made it such an easy transaction especially as I was under so much stress. I would highly recommend them and use them again. Kudos team.
영어 실력이 좋지 않아 수업을 따라가기 어려워서 아쉬웠어요ㅠ 대부분 호주 사람과 캐나다, 남아프리카 사람이고 바구스 선생님은 영어에 능통해서 소통에 어려움이 없었습니다. 영어에 익숙하지 않은 동양인에겐 적합하지 않은 수업 같고 무엇보다 만든 요리들이 몇가지를 제외하고는 썩 입맛에 맞질 않았습니다. 제일 맛있었던 것은 옥수수입니다.
I only expected more cooking. Now everything was already done for us and we only had to put it into the pan. my next cooking class wil be more things to do by myself.
Best decision I made. Was worried when it was my first solo holiday and it was only booked two days beforehand. These guys took all the stress away and added so much fun while learning to cook so much beautiful food. Would do it again . Door to door pick up and drop really helped me decide
Chef Bagus and his assistant chef Patrick are a great comedy routine. They also teach you very practical tips about cooking and insights into Indonesian and Bali food culture.
Really enjoyed the experience with Chef Bagus. He was friendly, informative, and made us feel very welcome.
參觀的市場真的是當地人的市場,並介紹當地飲食習慣&食材,課程餐與的人還是以紐澳遊客居多,但其實不用擔心,整個課程講的英文並不會太艱深,而且有附食譜給大家。烹飪課的進行非常活潑有趣,除了Chef Bagus外還有好幾位員工一旁協助,他們的團隊合作無間,隨時整理桌面+隨時幫忙學員進行烹飪,邊吃邊做,幽默的大廚,在歡笑中渡過的廚藝體驗。個人認為只要有高中程度的英文就能參與得很開心了! 很好體驗當地文化的方式
The cooking course exceeded my expectations. It was a wonderful morning spent with the master of cooking. I taught Balinese cuisine not only to cook but also to feel. Also, visiting a typical market diversified the course. I thank the whole team and organization. I would certainly like to attend the course again when I visit Bali.
We had an amazing experience. Chef Bagus has a huge personality which was only surpassed by his cooking ability and the art of making everyone join in and become a cooking club member for the day. Patrick who conducted the market tour immediately made everyone welcome. His ability to educate us all in short time was amazing. The food was fabulous and I know I am taking away a new talent at Balinese cooking. Il. Definitely pass on info to anyone interested in doing a cooking experience in Bali Thank you
The best cooking class you can do in kuta. Everybody should have been here for a masterclass cooking at Chef Bagus!!
This class is thoroughly entertaining with the chance to laugh and learn with 3 great chefs. Well worth it.
Thank you very interactive and well presented
Chef Bagus is knowledgeable & funny. Interactive cooking class with some extra information on Balinese culture discussed as well. Always laughing and having lots of fun. We ate everything that we cooked & got to keep all the recipes to try at home. The market tour was great.
We really enjoyed our time at the cooking class. There were about 19 people in our class so we didn't really have a lot of "hands on" experience. It was also a little hard to hear our guide at the market due to there being so many in the group. We really appreciated them picking us up and dropping us back after the class. The lunch was absolutely amazing and we would definitely recommend to our friends.
The course was a lot of fun. Chef Bagus and Patrick were very entertaining
We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class. Chef Bagus was very knowledgeable and made the class a lot of fun. We helped prepare the food and then sat and enjoyed eating it. We loved the food so much that we made a special trip to the restaurant to taste other food on the menu. Looking forward to our next visit to Bali so that we can revisit Warung Chef Bagus.
It would’ve been better if we did more cooking as there wasn’t much of that but it was an entertaining day and I learned a lot about Balinese culture. Glad we get to keep a recipe book so I can cook all the dishes
Was very informative and had a great time with a lot of laughs
This was one of the most amazing experiences of my trip to Bali. Chef Bagus and his team are incredible. He is so knowledgable and you can tell how much he loves what he does. He was very personal, warm and fun. The class was so well organized and he has a team that made everything work flawlessly. I cannot recommend this class enough. HUGE thank you for accommodating my dietary request and making me feel so welcome.
My wife and i attended the class. The class is held at the chefs restaurant fully equipped with tools and staff. The food we cooked was delicious and the chef was very entertaining. I learned a few things and met some nice people. Highly recommend.
What a great and fun experience! Loved it , thank you to all at Chef Bagus, Boss Patrick and staff for an amazing experience and beautiful fresh food !
Great experience going through the traditional market before learning 10 dishes from the chef himself. The class took turns at food preparation and we got to have a sumptuous lunch from the food that we have prepared. Chef Bagus was engaging throughout and shared loads of tips on cooking! Fun experience learning local dishes!
It's like taking a cooking class with a comedy act going on at the same time, Chef Bagus, is so entertaining , his cooking skills and knowledge is incredible, and all the staff take time out to help you along the way,and then Patrick, or should you call him Patricia comes along.( you'll have to take the class to find out....). A fantastic experience for those of you who burn toast to "complicated cooking" this class should be on everyone's to do list!
It was a great morning with the tour of a local market then a very entertaining cooking experience
Good staff and chef. Amazing service and excellent experience.
Well presented class and I enjoyed every aspect of it..
The Chef Bagus cooking class was great. Definitely recommend. I looked around at different classes on offer and chose this one due to market tour and length of time cooking, others seemed to be 2 - 3 hours.
Chef Bagus' class was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Bali.
My only comment is that perhaps people should be asked to wash or sanitise their hands prior to starting. Although we used gloves at times there were occasions where food was passed round to taste from hand to hand. ie the chilli tasting. Other than that the whole experience was amazing. Will highly recommend.
Chef Bagus and his staff were professional and it was a fun experience. We enjoyed learning local cuisine. My friend and I are vegetarian and they were accommodating to us. Thank you for a great class!
Chef Bagus and his team gave us a great experience, lots of tips and techniques about Indonesian cooking and a great lunch.
What a great day, started with a market tour and then onto the cooking. The staff were amazing and really looked after everyone. The whole class was great from start to end, great experience and the food was delicious, will definately be cooking it at home.
we were picked up and dropped back by a pleasant driver in a comfortable car. Chef Bagus greeted us, and entertained us for the next four hours, while sharing cooking tips and involving us in the preparation of delicious food. So many recipes to take home and enjoy with our families.
Patrick is a wonderful host he makes you feel very relaxed he also makes you feel like you are part of the team and he is so welcoming . Thank you for a wonderful Day Patrick and Chef Bagus
We had a fantastic time with Chef Bagus and his wonderful team. It was such a great opportunity for our family to spend time together as well as meeting other people with a love of food. Chef Bagus makes it such a fun experience and best of all the most delicious food.
What an amazing class! We were picked up from our hotel in the morning and were driven to a local market where we were told all about the local fruit and veggies. We were then taken to the restaurant to commence the cooking class. We had eaten here multiple times before which is what prompted us to want to do the cooking class. We were greeted by the chef himself who is so friendly and welcoming. We were served stick rice dumplings for breakfast which was one of the most amazing things I have ever tasted! We then we're shown and participated in cooking multiple dishes all while having many laughs with the other students. To end we were treated to a feast of everything we had learnt to cook during the day. It was lucky that the class included transport back to our hotel as we were too full to walk!
From pick up to drop off no dramas the day was knowledgeable we started with the markets that was a eye opener, Patrick looked after the group he was great ,the day is hands on and really fun, chef bagus was funny he involves everyone in the class and you get plenty of tastings as you go. Great atmosphere
Chef Bagus was funny, knowledgeable and kind
Very good enjoyable from start to finish chef Bagus was really great made us laugh and taught us a lot his staff are second to none would recommend this to anyone
Thoroughly enjoyed my cooking class with Chef Bagus & his wonderful Staff. My Husband did not join me for the cooking class, so I just had to take him back for dinner that night & he was very impressed. Highly Recommended
Class was fun and informative. Lunch was delicious as well!
Booked online, very easy, the experience was awesome the whole way through. Chef Bagus and all of his staff where amazing helpful, patient, skillful and very very funny. I would without hesitation highly recommend Chef Bagus and his cooking class. The food was amazing. Booked in for the restaurant to eat what I've been told are the best ribs on Bali.
It was a great class , but thought we would have separate cooking stations so we would do more cooking individually,
I am forever grateful for such a great class . So humbled that Chef Bagus and his team made such a wonderful class for us . Highly recommend that this is a must do on your trip to Bali .
It was a fun class and the food was really good. We thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
Chef bagus cooking class was great! Lots of hands on experience, and an entertaining class that I would highly recommend 😊
Chef Bagus is a natural teacher who mixes serious cooking skills with a lot of fun. The whole team helped us by prepping and cleaning up as we went along. Best activity my whole holiday.
Bagus is such a knowledgeable kind guy. Great cooking class had so much fun, learnt heaps and ate some yummy food. We are going here for dinner tonight too!
Would recommend to all our friends
Chef Bagus is a true entertainer assisted by a fantastic group of staff especially Mumma Bali. A wonderful 4 hours exploring and understanding the culture, origins and food of Bali. Exceptional value, highly recommend- 6 ⭐️
Chef Bagus had some great info and cooking tips!
Great fun, excellent food and awesome chef
Great fun very informative Lovely food friendly staff
I really enjoyed the tour of the markets, our guide was easy to understand and very likeable. Chef Bagus was entertaining and so knowledgeable. All of the dishes we made were outstanding. Would highly recommend this class!
Chef Bagus is a fabulous man and so passionate about his art. All things Balinese. He is a great teacher and you will walk away with a bevy of new knowledge and skills and friends
I went by myself into a group of 20 people from various countries, and chef Bagus made us all feel at ease. The class was fun and interesting and not too complicated on the cooking front! After cooking all the recipes, we sat down to eat them all, and were given a recipe book and certificate too :D
I had a fantastic time with you guys
We had an amazing day with Chef Bagus and his team. The food was wonderful and food hygiene was of the highest standards. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Chef Bagus is a lovely man who was full of character and fun. Thank you Chef Bagus for a wonderful and tasty day.
What a great experience. Value for money and some! We all had a fabulous day with Chef Bagus. We met new people, tried new foods, learnt new cooking skills, laughed and laughed. What an amazing time we had. Totally recommend and I already have friends interested for their next trip. Thank you Chef Bagus you are amazing.
We had a very fun experience from the market to the actual cooking class. Chef Bagus was a very entertaining teacher . I learned a lot about Balinese food and culture during the class.
Highly recommended for single person or for a group who would like to learn and enjoy Balinese cooking with a little bit of backgroud on history.
Enjoyable and chef Bagus/staff very fun & gained lots of useful cooking tips cant wait to try these at home. Thankyou for a good experience
Really enjoyed cooking with Chef Bagus. One of the most enjoyable days that we have had here in Bali.we had so much fun with chef bagus and his cooking team. We ate too much and laughed too much. Would highly recommend this activity to anyone coming to Bali. to Touring the markets was interesting and eating all the food afterwards was great.
We had such a great time with Chef Bagus. He makes the class fun with his jokes, but also manages to teach us a lot about cooking tips and tricks we never knew! I couldn’t have booked a better class. It was the highlight of our time in Seminyak.
It was a funny and delicious cooking class. The best that I had, so far.
Clean environment to cook. Nice and helpful staff. Chef Bagus is very professional, showing us everything we need to know about Balinese cooking, from special spices and herbs they have here in Bali, to traditional cooking and preparation methods. The class is super fun and we get lots of chances to have hands on. Love the part where we got to try the dishes right after we just made them. 10 recipes were being cooked and all of them are awesome. Highly recommend this cooking class if you want to experience how bali people cook for there fantastic meal!
I had a wonderful time, lots of fun and most of all I learnt a lot! Would definitely recommend to friends and family. I can’t wait to try out recipes on family when I get home, really excited about it! Also met some great people at class. Chef Bagus was exceptional at instructions, and staff were amazing.🥂
The staff were extremely organized, quick to assist, and friendly. Chef Bagus was hilarious. He was extremely knowledgeable and taught us so much about the ingredients we were using. His personal anecdotes helped us get to know him as a friend, not only as a teacher. The food was amazing too. It was great that they pre-cut all ingredients and had us do everything as a class. This allowed for no one to get stuck behind or for others to have to wait for anyone struggling. Instead, we worked as a team and did well with it. It also allowed us strangers to get to know each other. We loved everything about the class!
Chef Bagus was funny, informative and the whole day was excellent. Learnt a lot including some tricks that I have been previously been doing wrong. Highly recommend attending!
A really enjoyable couple of hours. Chef Bagus has an easy style and engages well with the group. Some good cooking tips - and reasonably hands-on. Finished by a very enjoyable lunch.
What a lovely morning! Collected on time, market tour, then to the restaurant for a well prepared informative day with the hilarious Chef Bagus and his minions, amazing food and very easy to replicate at home.
Had so much fun with others, chef Bagus and the staff. He even taught us to cook our great lunch but so much food. We come back again if we visit Bali. Thank you
Interactive, funny and informative. Great to have all the recipes and be given a tour of the market.
Chef Bagus was very energetic, friendly, and informative in the class. He taught us how to make 10 amazing Balinese dishes. 10/10 would recommend!
Chef Bagus was an amazing host for this cooking class. He was funny, engaging and informative. In addition, his staff were equally as friendly and informative when conducting the market tour before the class. I would highly recommend this class to anyone else who is interested in Balinese cuisine.
It was a fun and nice experience for my whole family. Chef and all staff members were very helpful. The food was absolutely delicious, we will have dinner in that restaurant soon.
Loved the cooking classic. Bagus was very good and a real chef. Very educational about ingredients, techniques, and flavours. Learned a lot!
Loved it! Chef Bagus was so engaging and entertaining! The food was delicious and the preparation process was very balanced with just the right amount of time spent mixing, etc. Chef Bagus gave the little girls just the right amount opportunity to cook and they wanted to come back again.
Really enjoyed the cooking class - great fun and all the dishes we made tasted terrific! Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Amazing food, amazing chef teaching, and amazing techniques learned. A great day finished off with a feast of your own cooking.
Something different to experience whilst in Bali. Go to local markets to look at produce then back to restaurant to start cooking. Chef Bagus is amusing & makes learning fun. Would highly recommend
I liked Chef Bagus and his team. They were clearly passionate about what they did and were fun to learn from. The class was a group one where everybody participated but only one batch was cooked. I would have preferred more hands on class but understand that this isn't the Balinese way. I would recommend this class
If you are looking for an authentic Balinese cooking experience, then you have come to the right place. Chef Bagus was kind enough to let me and my family experience the best in Indonesia. We had a visit at the local market and we were able to select and know some locally grown ingredients. People around were so kind and smiling. We were also given welcome drinks upon arrival then a short intro about Indonesia and its food culture. We definitely saw the passion of Chef Bagus in helping us appreciate their culture. Our vegetarian requested was catered and it did not disappoint us. We went home carrying our learning and experience.
Extremely interactive class and everyone was involved and included the whole time. The menu was excellent and food was absolutely delicious when we sat down to enjoy it for lunch. Many thanks to Chef Bagus and his lovely team for a fabulous and fun few hours - would definitely recommend this and will certainly be back again.
Chef Bagus is a wonderful teacher and even better chef! He has so much passion and love for his culture and his stories and experiences made this such a rewarding personal experience. I have a great understanding of the flavors and techniques and finally an accurate understanding of how much a "pinch" of an ingredient really is!
It was entertaining, informative and the food was delicious. So much so we returned for dinner the following evening. I highly recommend doing Chef Bagus Cooking Class.
We had a good, fun and informative experience. Chef Bagus got everyone involved and was very entertaining. 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The class was great. Very interactive and we made quite a few dishes. The food was great too!
I learned some things i never would have thought of. Would like to do more advanced class.
Had a great morning with Chef Bagus, fun and entertaining whilst learning lots of techniques. Great balance between cooking and watching with all the boring bits ( veg prep and cleaning up) done for you by chefs magic elves. Morning starts with a visit to the market to experience local culture and culminates in lunch where we all sit down to enjoy our spoils (if you have any room left after all the tasting) If you love Balinese cooking or Just want a unique different experience this trip is a must. Highly recommend
Loved the lesson.
Had a great time. Highly recommend to anyone looking for some fun and superb recipes and cooking.
Chef Bagus Balinese cooking class is a must for anyone visiting or revisiting Bali. They come and pick you up, and drop you off, along with feeding you lunch (Which you will prepare in the 2 hours your with Chef and all the Pappa and Mamma Bali's. You will be involved in most aspects of the cooking class, which include many cooking techniques, use and of locally sourced produce, along with plenty of tasting sessions (Not so many that you don't eat your lunch). Its really good fun guys, so if your looking to learn, and have a good giggle, this is definitely the class for you and truly deserves the 5 Stars!! Thank you Chef Bagus and all the Mamma and Pappa Bali's who helped out :)
Loved the whole experience. The market visit was an eye opener and we learnt a lot of interesting information about Balinese herbs and spices and cooking. The cooking lesson itself was interactive and Chef Bagus Was funny and very inclusive. Food was divine and we enjoyed a delicious lunch that we helped prepare. Highly recommend this to anyone!
Thoroughly enjoyed Chef Bagus’s class, his staff were fantastic. Market tour was very interesting, learnt a lot and the shopkeepers were wonderful. We all had a great experience and highly recommend.
Pickup Service (in Canggu) was nice, though the driver was 30min early, but very nice. We were driven to a local market, where we were told a lot about Balinese cooking traditions. The market was authentic! Lots of fresh veggies and fruit and chicken parts. But we didn’t buy anything there, were driven to the restaurant where Bagus, the chef, welcomed us. He didn’t get tired to tell the food we were about to cook was NOT from the market, which was nice on the one hand (market was not thaaat clean etc) but on the other hand, then why did we go there (1st) and besides, there were so many Indonesian people buying their everyday food from the market and it was kind of disrespectful of him to belittle the people there and the market in general (especially because it is part of his program, but ok). So after 10min of Bagus telling us his amazing life story of aaall his achievements, we were told more interesting facts about Balinese cooking. Everybody got a name tag and apron (not to keep tho). He showed us all the ingredients, epecially the spices, explained a lot and I really loved this part. You really get to smell a lot! It was great teamwork. We prepared a lot ourselves even though everything was cut and chopped for us. Still, so much fun. Some meals were prepared and then cooked while others were ready immediately and we could try and taste them. Great! Some were a little spicy, but I‘m very sensitive when it comes to chili, everybody else was fine haha. Then we had lunch together at a huge table, sharing all the food we prepared before. It was so much! There were some people joining us that had not participated in the course, I don’t know? But was enough. More than enough! And so tasty! Everybody got a certificate and with alittle rough ending a driver for me was ordered. Not an expensive taxi, but a Grab at a fair rate! Thanks for this! Would recommend!
Very enjoyable morning. Learned quite a few things.
This class was amazing and I would highly recommend, we learnt so much in such a short time and Chef Bagus was hilarious. It was really great to learn more about the Balinese cooking techniques and the various ingredients that are involved. On my next trip, I definitely plan on visiting his restaurant so I can indulge!
Great class! Chef Bagus made the whole experience as good as it was. A must do for anyone coming to Bali... food was amazing and so grateful that we were able to learn some of the Balinese culture. Thank you soo much
Would have love more hands on experience but with the time and number of dishes won’t be possible. Chef Bagus is great in getting participants learning how to follow a recipe (very fundamental step in cooking!) and also suggest replacement ingredients for those not from the region.
My husband and I are in Bali celebrating our 30th anniversary. We decided to do a cooking class with Chef Bagus and were not disappointed. We had a fantastic fun time with a great group of people and enjoyed it very much. I struggled with the heat when on the market tour but was very well looked after. The food and whole experience was amazing and Chef Bagus. What can I say. An amazing chef with an awesome personality. Thank you for a wonderful day.
We enjoyed the great experience! Thank you
Such a fun lesson. Learnt a lot as well as being very fun. The food was delicious.
Chef Bagus was very personable. Him and his staff did a great job and kept us entertained the entire time.
Chef Bagus and his staff were amazing. So knowledgeable and passionate about educating the class on Balinese cooking and flavours. Amazing morning👍🏼
What a great experience taught by an amazing chef. Start the day visiting a local food market where you get taught about Balinese life with food. Then off to the restaurant where Chef Bagus teaches you 10 fantastic dishes showing the steps and tricks of how it’s done. Then to finish you eat theses 10 amazing dishes and receive a recipe book of the dishes.
Well worth doing a cooking class and learning Balinese Cooking. Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Well done to Chef Bagus
This class is more like a demo class, no hands on experience for every dish. However, chef Bagus did actively engaged everyone in the class by rotating participants to join in hands-on for different dishes. Class was informative, light-hearted and fun. Pickup and drop off service was a value added service. Food served during lunch was really generous. Worth giving it a try in bali!
Fun and interactive class! Chef Bagus and his crew made sure we all had a fantastic time! Would recommend to anyone who wants to try something different whilst in Bali!
We loved Chef Bagus’ cooking Class. We loved learning how to cook with unique Balinese spices to create traditional dishes. We enjoyed the hands-on nature of the class with a chance to understand each ingredient. Chef Bagus is entertaining and expertly knowledgeable about Bali cuisine and it was a treat to learn from him. You will eat like king’s after class!
Very good fun. Chef Bagus was very entertaining. The market tour was an interesting insight. High recommend this class to anyone visiting Bali.
Chef Bagus was very entertaining!! Market tour was interesting but bring a fan!!
Fun class, everyone gets involved. Food was delicious. Techniques explored, alternative ingredients suggested, dietary requirements met. Trip to the markets was interesting but very hot environment (you can escape to the air conditioned car). Lunch was very generous-so much food!
Best food, great experience, and good fun.
Just great listening to Chef Bagus! He is such a professional and has a lot knowledge. He certainly enlightend me and we had fun as well as learnt many things.
A great way to learn some Indonesian cookery with a wonderful chef and we were lucky we had a great group of people. We had a banquet of food at the end - the roasted pork was to die for, a great experience.
This class was fabulous. Chef Bagus was an amusing and informative teacher. He was very knowledgeable regarding the history of various foods. I came away from the class with the recipe book, knowing that I will definitely try the the recipes when I get home. I cannot recommend this class highly enough.
A very interesting experience, Chef Bagus has a real good sense of humor and knew how to handle individuals. The cooking class was another experience and all made in good fun with all participating. The food we cooked was delicious and would recommend this cooking class to everyone.
Enjoyable time, fun but educational and of course the food was amazing, thanks Chef Bagus.
Today Julie and I took a Balinese Cooking Class and Market Tour with Chef Bagus.... In hindsight having a big night last night with way too many Bintang was probably not the best idea before doing a traditional local market tour... The heat and the smell was let’s say a bit overwhelming to say the least but we survived. The cooking class itself was excellent with us learning how to prepare and cook eight different Balinese dishes. Chef Bagus and his staff were fantastic... our class was made up with people from eight different countries we learnt so much in one morning with so many laughs along the way before we sat down to eat the Banquet we had just prepared.
From the moment they pick you up to the hotel, to eating the 10 traditional dishes you make with your colleagues, the Chef Bagus experience is unlike any other. Chef and his team are kind, informative and hilarious. Cooking should always be this fun. The ingredients are fresh -- they take you to the market first to learn about the local flavor that makes Balinese cuisine so tasty -- and the entire process is well thought through and organized. You really do a lot in the 3 hours you spend together (not including eating). Highly recommend to anyone visiting Bali who needs a short break from the beach and the party scene.
Great experience and practical tips that apply to all cooking
Fun, entertaining and learnt some great recipes and techniques.
Chef Bagus was tremendously helpful and exciting in his teaching methods. It was an amazing class to be a part of for my partner and I. We really appreciated the time he took to teach us about each and every dish. We highly recommend this class to everyone.
Booked this class as part our Bali trip to try something different. Chef Bagus was a riot - we had a class of 15 and it was such a fun and interesting thing to do. He is very funny and inclusive - he was aware of everyone getting involved. We made 10 dishes - and to be honest we did all the fun stuff like learning how to wrap meat in banana leaves , grinding the spices etc. We met some lovely people and had a delicious lunch at the end and then delivered back to our hotel. It was a fun way to spend a morning and I would highly recommend it. 👍🏻👍🏻
L'équipe et le Chef Bague bien rodés. Cours instructif et sympathique. A refaire avec grand plaisir🤗👍
Had really informative, interactive and fun experience. Food was delicious & fresh! Got to go through lots of different recipes and got recipe book to take home 👍
Not only was the class very hands on, but Chef Bagus made the experience so much fun. He made sure to include everyone in the process of making all the dishes and kept things light and very humorous. Definitely recommend!
The food was fantastic and Chef Bagus made sure everyone was involved even though it was quite a large group.
I loved this cooking class. Chef Bagus was informative and entertaining. It always amazes me that people can be funny and most probably repeat their anecdotes daily but still make it sound fresh to us! A chef and a comedian! His staff were also funny and informative with a great banter with Chef Bagus. My son was sick during the market tour and they helped with getting him comfortable and cool as quickly as possible. Oh! and the food was also great! We didn't waste time chopping but learnt about spices, cooking meat and folding banana leaves!
Chef Bagus and his other chefs were attentive to our needs and very entertaining. The class was very educational and geat value for the cost. It was a total experience!
Bagus was a great host with a very slick and entertaining operation. Excellent food and recipes to take away and I would not hesitate to recommend this cook class.
Enjoyed our time with Chef Bagus and his team. Learnt a lot about Balinese cooking and the various spices and techniques. Especially enjoyed the interactive way the course was run with people from various backgrounds making it interesting. It was a pacy format without wasting time on cutting and preparation as this was handled efficiently by the team and allowed us to be involved in the actual cooking process. The market tour was very interesting as well, a good insight into how the local Balinese go about their day to day food shopping. Eating our creations was also a treat!! Chef Bagus is a very engaging host and has an obvious joy and commitment to Balinese cooking and spreading the word. Would highly recommend this experience.
We had a great morning with Chef Bagus very worthwhile. Highly recommend
I booked this tour with a friend, and we ended up in a group of 14 people. We were so impressed by the professionalism of the team overall - the enthusiasm and passion Chef Bagus has for food and for teaching people about food, is infectious. He was a fantastic, engaging presenter who was conscientious in his attention to detail while still taking opportunities to keep the class fun and entertaining. My friend and I had a great morning, and we’re looking forward to trying to recreate the dishes back in Australia.
Chef Bagus and his team were simply outstanding. We were picked up on time from our cruise ship and assembled as a group at the fresh food market- fortunately they don’t buy their food there. The cooking class was very entertaining, fun and informative. Worth twice the price! Thank you Chef Bagus
Would recommend anyone to try Chef Bagus Cooking Class. Good food, fun, friendship.
Great cooking class. I learned a lot about the balinese kitchen and the dishes were all delicious! I can also recommend it for people with coeliac disease (or gluten sensitivity) like me. Chef Bagus prepared almost every dish we cooked in a glutenfree version for me and we even cooked a curry only for me.
Was a great experience, he was informative and had a great personality to keep it light-hearted and interesting. The food experience was hands-on as much as possible and was packed with flavor. Well worth it and the highlight so far in Bali
Chef Bagus and his crew were all so amazing and welcoming. The class was interactive and a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend if this is your first time in Bali! =)
The entire day from the pick up to the final farewells was a must do. We had a playful and knowledgeable chef in Chef Bagus who took us through an educational and fun cooking experience. The group was a great size so we felt that all received equal attention and information. This is a hands on class and a lot of fun. Would recommend for beginners and experienced. Have done some classes around the globe but this one will be memorable for the insight and the fun we all had.
We booked the cooking class as a group of 8. Chef Bagus was a professional, knowledgeable and experienced chef, and taught a great class with a light-hearted and entertaining atmosphere. All the staff were friendly and spoke good English. We were picked up from our hotel promptly at 8:30am and taken to a local food market for an informative tour about Balinese produce and ingredients we would be using in the class. After that we were driven to the restaurant where we learnt to prepare a comprehensive range of Balinese food through 10 different dishes. This included being able to eat them at the end of the class at lunchtime with our fellow participants. After lunch, we were driven back to our hotel, arriving at about 1:30pm. The cooking was reasonably hands-on and the recipe book was included as well (although this didn't include the restaurant’s famous pork ribs but I don't blame them for keeping that recipe a secret!). It was well worth the money for a very enjoyable and fun experience. The restaurant was clean and spacious enough for the number of people in the class. I think there were 17 participants that day and Chef Bagus did well to ensure everyone got a chance to cook. Our only gripe was that during the day the staff kept asking us if we wanted drinks and only at the end did they mention only the first drink was free. I think the whole class thought all the drinks were included in the price (USD34) of the class as the way they were asking us felt as if they were offering them. Just a suggestion that it wouldn’t hurt for them to state this. The drinks were reasonably priced but it was more just the surprise which left a slightly sour aftertaste to what would otherwise have been a perfect experience.
My partner and I absolutely loved the class had a lot of fun! It’s very hands on and a lot of great information was told. We also went back for dinner and that was amazing as well.
It was a really nice experience. The market tour was very interesting and Chef Bagus is really funny and we learned how to cook (and eat) delicious Balinese dishes. I'm really glad we did the class :)
Bagus was so accommodating and fun! Best cooking class ever! Laughed so much :)
Chef Bagus is so funny and a well renowned chef.
Good experience: We learned a lot and Chef Bagus is funny and professional. We had a very interesting experience. However, it would be better if we would be fewer. we were 17! Even if cheap, we found it sad to have to pay for the soft drinks while gently proposed at the beginning and while the activity costs 30€...Quite a lot in Bali
The chef was very entertaining and involved everyone in the preparation of the many dishes.He was very informative with respect to food and food preparation.The meals we prepared were delicious and practical in that they can all be made at home using the recipes in the book provided. I highly recommend it.
Fantastic enjoyable experience. Would recommend to everyone. Chef Bagus is a fantastic guy. Thank you for the lovely day
Very informative, from the market walkthrough to the prep of local dishes in traditional methods to finally enjoying the dishes that were prepared.
Great fun, learnt heaps. Chef Bagus is excellent
Great value for money. Not a lot of hands-on, but plenty of food and demonstration of 10 traditional Indonesian dishes
Loved the tour of the market place learning what some of those strange fruit and vegetables actually are that we've seen in other markets. The cooking class was good giving an overview of the recipes in the booklet you take home. Right pace and length of time, Chef Bagus is entertaining. Class finished with a huge feast. Would have liked to have gone there for dinner before attending the class. Highly recommend.
Top experience,Chef Bagus shared so much in the short time and all the staff made the class a great experience. Highly recommend the class.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt lots about cooking and different types of food from Bali. Thank you so much
Bagus’s class was very professional and clean. His recipe was useful and delicious. We learned very much. But it was sad that he doesn’t give us many chance.
We had a great time at the class. Everything was perfect and the chef was so interactive, we had a good laugh and learnt a few things.
This was my first ever cooking class, so my girlfriend and I didn't know what to expect - and this class blew away any possible expectations! Chef Bagus is an impressive fellow, and runs the class with appropriate knowledge, humour and fun. We loved every second of it, and tonight I'm actually using the recipes Chef Bagus taught us to cook Mi Goreng (my fav) for the first time! Would 10000% recommend.
Chef Bagus is a wealth of knowledge and experience, with a fantastic level of charisma. Not only was the cooking class informative, but he made it a lot of fun also. He doesn’t waste time with chopping or preparing ingredients (confident that anyone willing to sign up for a cooking class can handle these steps themselves) and instead focuses on the cooking. We made 10 different recipes in the short time together, with lots of explanations and mountains of hands on cooking time. I know the cook book and techniques discussed will come in handy for many meals to come. My only criticism was a potential lack of preparation for a vegetarian participant - prawns/shrimp were used as a substitute for meat, without it seeming like a real alternative available should they not have wanted to eat shrimp. On the plus side, for me at least, it meant we got to taste a recipe in both a chicken and shrimp variety, which I enjoyed. I highly recommend this class for any meat eaters, and would simply suggest extra planning with the team ahead of time for any vegetarians.
The cooking Class was a fantastic experience very informative and easy to understand We even returned for tea later that night it was sensational
For service and entertainment- 100%. For quality of food - 150%. For learning- awesome. Good length of time- not too rushed.
Chef bagus is funny, friendly and really good at engaging his students. We made so many dishes on one morning! (Of course the kitchen prepared most parts of it, and also the cleaning). The market tour prior to the class also gave me some insight on Indonesian culture and lifestyle. We all had fun!
I really enjoyed the class. The host was very entertaining
Would recommend this to anyone of any age, don't stress if you can't cook. This lesson focused in teaching you about Balinese food and cooking in general. Plenty of hands on, but the dishes are finished by a crew of professional chefs, so if you over season your dish they will rescue you. So in the end you will learn, be entertained and enjoy some fantastic food. Chef Bagus has set a high standard for all cooking classes.
Chef Bagus and his team are friendly and knowledgeable. We loved this class from start to finish. Food was delicious and class was hands on. The market tour is a lovely addition. It’s quite hard to find food traditional Balianese food so we were very happy!
Chef Bagus & his staff were all very friendly, helpful & exceptionally good at hosting a cooking class, including a market tour. We definitely recommend this half day, value for money Bali experience. Tracey & Gadget
We really enjoyed our time with Chef Bagus and team. Lots of traditional recipes, explanations of how and why things are done, and all at a really good pace including a trip to the local market. Good for beginners and experienced cooks. Best of all, you get to eat it all afterwards. Bonus!
My partner and I had the best time. We had some really useful tips and cant wait to cook some of the great recipes at home in Australia.
I would recommend this course. Pace is good. Class is excellent. Very informative in a very short space of time. Both Market tour and Instructions had excellent hosts.
The whole course was full of so much information, it was hands on, the food was amazing, and the staff were so friendly. I would highly recommend this cooking course. Loved eating all our food together. Heaps of fun.
Lots of information about balinese cooking and ingredients were given. Not too much hands on but understandable because of the short amount of time and lots of dishes to cook. Overall great experience.
Great market tour and the cooking class is clean! Like Chef Bagus share his experience and cooking skills . Happy environment to share the food with all ppl! Highly recommend to everyone!
Chef bagus was really great. Food was amazing and you get a recipe book which is brilliant.
I loved this cooking class. Everyone was so friendly and skilled and they explained a lot about the cuisine and ingredients. They had already prepared everything, so that we could get straight to cooking. They even arranged (and paid) for a taxi when their car was already full. Such great service! I would definitely go back next time I’m in Bali. Thank you so much chef Bagus!
Chef Bagus was entertaining, and the class was awesome! Chef Bagus's assistants and helpers on site were prompt and helpful. Definitely one of the highlights for our trip.
Great class delicious food
Smooth class great to learn about Balinese culture and global food information! I’m keen to try these recipes on my friends at home. Took my 8 year old and he had a great time even though he left the class and came back chef made him feel included!
Market visit was interesting and cooking was fun and also learnt a few things. The food we cooked and ate later for lunch was superb. We both enjoyed.
Chef Bagus is very funny, I learnt a lot and the food was delicious
Highly recommend that everyone attends Chef Bagus's cooking class. My mother and I had a fantastic time from being picked up, exploring the local market, cooking great Balinese food and enjoying our lunch. We even went back and ate yesterday and enjoyed his famous Ribs which were delicious. Don't hesitate, just book-in to his next class
I had a very fun morning joining the cooking class. It started off with the tour of old Kuta traditional market by Pak Budi - who is a very friendly and nice person. He explained a lot about Indonesian-Balinese spices and cuisine. We then proceeded to the restaurant where Chef Bagus had waited for us. Everything was very well done and organized. You probably won't get to do too much with your hands but everyone will have turns in making the different dishes throughout the day. Chef Bagus himself is a real people person who's very fun to be with for children and adults, besides of course being a great chef! We had so much food in the end and they were all very very good! I'd definitely recommend both the restaurant and the cooking class.
Brilliant Chef Bagus is a great host and a delightful personality Exceptionally professional and structured cooking course with all bases covered from the market visit step by step instructions to creating dishes that I could never believe I could create. Just a great way to spend the hours meet new friends and enjoy your own cooked fresh Asian dishes Definitely a must 10/10
Much more informative than I expected. Chef Bagus put us all at ease and kept the atmosphere light and fun. Lots of opportunity to ask questions, and to sample as we went along.
Chef bagus knows what he does. He showed us his experience with a lot of humor. Loved it! We learned so much, especially about the food we made. I would recommend this cooking class for everybody, even when you dont like to cook. Thanks for the great day!
It was an amazing experience. I must if in Bali. Our group consisted of varying degrees of interest in the class and we all enjoyed ourselves. Chef Bagus was an amazing host
Chef Bagus was just fabulous. We learnt a variety of different recipes, which after preparing we all enjoyed as lunch. He had a great sense of humour and kept the class not only entertained but interested for the whole time. He was very informative and the class was extremely hands on. . Although we had a vegetarian in our group, this was a positive as we learnt a few extra vegetarian dishes that were not normally part of the course. On a whole I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to experience real Balinese food and leave with the tools, knowledge and a recipe booklet to recreate these recipes once you get home.
Happy cooking in Chef Bagus class. Excited to taste all the Balinese food learnt in class for lunch.
Really enjoyed the whole experience. From the market tour through to Chef Bagus engaging and friendly teaching style. A great day and wonderful food
This was the most fun cooking class I ever took. We learned how to prepare traditional dishes, but also a lot about Indonesian cuisine in general. Everything we made was really delicious, and I can see myself repeating these recipes often.
Chef Bagus and his team were very professional. The market trip was an eye opener. All of the food was amazing, hopefully I can reproduce something like that when I get home
Such a fun and informative experience! Chef Bagus is super knowledgable and kept us engaged and interested from the start until the end. Everything was perfectly organized and hygienic. The food we made was beautiful, can't wait to try cooking it at home! Definitely a 5 star experience and will highly recommend it to anyone who comes to Bali.
Picked up from our hotel and taken to a local market. Explained some of the different produce that we don’t have in Australia. Chef Bagus was very entertaining, informative and included us all in the preparation of 10 traditional Balinese dishes. The experience was topped off with enjoying a yummy lunch of the dishes we’d prepared and dropped back to our hotel. Can not recommend highly enough. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
The host was a great laugh but we felt we didn't do much of our own cooking. The host would get the group to cook only a small part of the meal.
Great tour of the market, friendly guide with great local knowledge. Cooking class with chef was awesome, friendly, funny and educational. The food we made was amazing and so was the knowledge shared by the chef , both on the food and local traditions. I could not recommend this enough one of our families highlights of Bali
Chef Bagus knows what he’s doing. The tour guides are inviting and kind. The food is AMAZING!!!!!!! The flavours and spices really compliment each other. Even on the market tour we learnt so much.
Chef Bagus is well experienced and taught everything in detail keeping the class more interactive.
A great experience with chef bagus had the market tour in the morning which was really detailed taught us a lot about their culture etc, then followed by an introduction about chef bagus and his cooking experiences, the cooking class was so much fun and full of laughter.
Did the cooking class with Chef Bagus. Was Brilliant!! So much fun, laughter & knowledge learned. We cooked 10 dishes, ate plenty of food & the market tour was really informative. 100% Recommended - Great price too.
We had an awesome experience at Chef Bagus Cooking School. Learned heaps from an experienced chef and got hands on experience making each dish. Food was amazing, including the additional pork ribs after. We will most definitely be back. Highly recommended!
We went here for a cooking class and bloody hell it was good!! Very well spoken English and a good laugh I highly recommend if you are looking to do a cooking class or somewhere to eat! Top bloke !!
The day started out with a tour of a traditional Bali food market, we then headed to meet chef bagus at his restaurant(Warung Chef Bagus). What a wonderful day we had full of culture, amazing food and so many laughs!! Such a great experience, highly recommended!
Fantastic experience of Balinese cooking with bagus . He has a fantastic experience in Balinese cooking. Great time , great staff and great food. A must do if you want to do Balinese cooking class Thanks a lot bagus for this great experience 😜👍👌👌
I would like to thanks chef Bagus and his team for this great experience. We started by visiting a local market with one of chef bagus staff. It was very interesting to visit this local market in order to see smell and understand the spices of Balinese cooking. We were a small group of 5 people which was very good. We went to chef bagus restaurant for our cooking class. Chef bagus is very knoledgebla on Balinese cook8ng and we cooked several dishes and then we eat what we cooked it was fantastic food. Very friendly atmosphere a lot of laughs too. The food was so good at bagus restaurant that the following night we went for diner it is the best bal8nrse food in Kuta. It is a must if you go to Kuta to do these cooking classes with chef bagus but you must go also at his restaurant warung bagus in Kuta. Jean claude and Nerina 🍾👌👍😁😜🍽🍽
We are so fortunate to have discovered this class amongst several others offered in the area. Chef Bagus entertained us with his humour and skill. We made several delicious dishes that made up lunch. Thank you Chef Bagus and staff, we will certainly be back to eat in your awesome restaurant