The town of Ubud is surrounded by lush paddy fields and scattered with Hindu shrines and temples. So why not learn about the culture of food in Bali’s paragon of culture and history? Learn how to cook authentic Balinese food, where in most of our cooking classes you will be able to go to a local market to pick out your ingredients for your cooking. With a surfeit of vegetation in Ubud, we also offer vegetarian and vegan cooking classes, where you will be able to pick your own vegetables on an organic farm.
Ubud Cooking Classes
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What Travelers are Saying
"Great class with awesome food :-)"
This cooking class was really good. At first, we just like the thought that they are organic and everything we make is organic. Furthermore, the host was really sweet and welcoming and wanted to tell us about everything we asked.
And a giant plus was that the food tasted AMAZING. It was probably the best Balinese food we have tasted on our whole trip.
Read more + Sebastian I. | Sep 2019
The whole experience was great. We loved all of the information shared with us about the culture in Bali and the daily living and way of life of the people. The food was out of this world, so fresh and tasty. We also really liked learning about the healung properties of all of the spices.
The people where so friendly and helpful. We would definately recommend this as a must do activity when in Bali
Read more + Raelene J. | Aug 2019
"Entertaining and informative"
The day was quite action packed because of the rice paddy and market visit and because we cooked so many dishes. The staff were all very kind and they have ran this class many times and are very efficient. We helped chop some food but mostly everything was already chopped and we assembled/prepared the food. We has a small group so we all got our own fry pan to cook. Afterwards, we all got to the buffet which was really delicious.
Read more + Kassandra B. | Aug 2019
The cooking class was really fun! Beforehand you’ll go to a rice paddy were they will give you info about (obviously) rice. After you’ll go to a local market to get to know all kinds of fruits and vegetables they have in Bali. Then you go to the house of this lovely family, and cook 9 things. It was such a great experience. The chef, his father and brother will tell you about Bali and their rituals. Highly recommend!!
Read more + Celine S. | Aug 2019
"So much more than expected"
We were a group of 6 friends and loved this class so much. The host gave us a great introduction with a short insight into the history and the cultural background of Bali, and proceeded to tell us all about the ingredients we were using and how each dish fit into that culture. The food was delicious and the hosts home was a beautiful traditional Balinese home, we would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great cooking experience!
Read more + Mischa G. | Aug 2019
"Fantastic experience all round"
We really enjoyed the visit to the local market, tour around the organic farm and the hands on cooking experience. The staff we all so friendly, helpful and welcoming. There was a great range of dishes that we cooked and we had lovely company with couples from Portugal and America. Our guide and cooking teacher, Derren had a great sense of humour and gave excellent clear instructions while we were cooking. I would highly recommend this particular cooking experience as it involves both the market tour and veggie garden tour.
Read more + Jasmine J. | Aug 2019
"Perfect day in Bali"
Started with a tour of their local market where we sampled fruits and sweets. Then headed to the farm and walked around the garden picking items for our meals. The rest of the day was spent cooking and eating delicious Balinese food. Such a great day, one of the best during my time in Bali.
Read more + Alei H. | Jul 2019
"A Culinair experience!"
Ayu gave us a very professional, well organized cookingclass! She took the time too gave us insights in her culture and showed us around the housearea. After that we were informed about all the ingredients we were going to work with. We made the best 9 dishes and the taste was amazing! Highly recommended, this Balinese cookingclass. We haf a wonderfull experience! Thank you, Ayu and company!
Read more + Hilde van den B. | Jul 2019
I am a chef and I love taking cooking classes wherever I travel . This was such a great experience , it was my favourite cooking class in Asia . The place was absolutely beautiful . The class was excellent , educational , they teach REAL 100 % Traditional fresh and unique food . There was a great vibe lots of laughts and a great foodie experience overall .
I will definitely do it again on another trip to Bali
All the stuff was incredible , really nice very helpful. The women cooking were so welcoming . The teacher was very funny and cheerful.
The assistant of the teacher was super nice too .
The guy who picked me up made me feel very comfortable and he was like a tourist guide explaining me were the temples and main attractions were .
I highly recommend this ti anyone who was to know more about the food , and the unique traditions of Bali.
Read more + Gilda B. | Jun 2019
From start to finish this was a great experience booking was very easy and my booking was confirmed quickly.
I was picked up from my accommodation by Sangayu and taken through the beautiful countryside to her home for my Coconut Oil making class.
Sangayu and her family were very welcoming and made me feel at home. I was the only person in the class and Sangayu spent time explaining the process and I was even lucky enough to get a arm and hand massage with the coconut that we had grated.
This is a good experience and one to recommend very pleased with the end product.
Read more + Jenny C. | Jun 2019
My friend recommended this cooking class and I’m so happy that I did this. I did it with my mom and best friend.
The family is so open and loving. The food you make together is delicious and I just want to tell everyone about this class.
It’s truly the best!
Read more + Sciarel F. | Jun 2019
Ketut and his family are lovely. The cooking course was fun and well-prepared. The food was delicious.
I just wish the family could have used an alternative to a plastic straw in the welcoming drink.
Read more + Kelly M. | Jun 2019
"Wonderful instructor and experience"
I learned about Made Ayu's class through my TripAdvisor and Google searches when I arrived in Ubud on a Tuesday. I booked the class through Cookly and was quickly confirmed for the next day's morning class. When her cousin picked me up at my hotel, to my pleasant surprise, I was going to be the only person in class. Her cousin and I went to the market where we picked a couple items (most Made and her other cousin, Wayan, already had ready to go at home) like garlic, ginger flower, and shallots and I got to see the different stalls and learn about different kinds of rice and produce and chatted a bit with the vendors. Definitely take the morning class if you are interested in seeing the market, as I believe it's the only time it's offered. Upon arrival at Made's family home, which takes place in a traditional Balinese home/compound, don't be alarmed seeing other family members occasionally poopping around, including her mother. They don't intrude on class, but it's kind of neat to be immersed in their home life. Made and Wayan do a lot of chopping prep when the group is small, but it was still very hands on and delicious and they were able to accomodate my request to do a vegetarian meal option. I also learned how to make a palm leaf offering and took pictures with them and of course of our food. Overall, delicious food, helpful recipes for later, and lots of smiles and laughs. One thing to note it's you don't spend too much time at rice farms (you pass by some in the area between the market and going to class) to take pictures and Made's cousin does a great job explaining the rice harvest process on the ride (I asked a lot of questions though). You also do not make coconut oil, but Made, does explain the process and show you the different components of it as it goes through the process and you of course cook with it. Overall, very educational, informative and fun for this non-cook :)
Read more + Sarah D. | Jun 2019
"See and taste it all!"
I went with the morning market tour and cooking class, definitely the right choice. The market tour was great, getting to see the locals in their element and try new exotic fruits from the island - snake fruit (or salak locally) is my new fav! Then off to their home farm where you get to pick your own fresh produce right from the source. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and had fun slipping a couple of pranks on us unassuming foreigners 😂 we were then walked through cooking six different indo meals, getting to stop in between courses to enjoy our work. The location was beautiful, the food so fresh and tasty, and the guides were lovely and so patient. Would highly recommend this class!!
Read more + Rebecca S. | Jun 2019
"Authentic intimate cooking experience in family home"
My experience with Jambangan cooking class was incredible. It just so happened that I was the only to sign up for that session, so I had the class to myself. The family that runs the school is incredibly hospitable and encourages you to be as hands on as possible. Would 100% do again.
Read more + Andi J. | May 2019
What an experience! From visiting the local markets and seeing all the fresh fruits and vegetables to actually being on the farm and hand picking the ingredients we then used to cook with. Everything about this day was well executed and organised. Had so much fun meeting new people from around the world and coming together to eat delicious food we had cooked. Definitely will be recommending this cooking class to anyone visiting Ubud - it's a must!
Read more + Saranya m R. | May 2019
It was super organised , tasty food, cool cooking teachers and everything was perfect.
Read more + Deborah G. | May 2019
"Great class - very homely"
Transport to and from the compound was well organised.
The afternoon started with a drink and snack and intro from the host about Balinese life and family culture, which was very interesting. We were then introduced to all the meals and ingredients we would be using and then made all the dishes. All the food was healthy and delicious and we really enjoyed the experience!
Read more + Laurence A. | May 2019
very beautiful family very yummy dishes
Read more + Nadia A. | May 2019
"Amazing cooking class!!"
Ayu was an excellent host and had great English. She welcomed us into her traditional Balinese home which was the perfect venue for an authentic cooking class with plenty of space and was well equipped. Ayu also told us great information about Balinese traditional life that we never would have known without doing the cookery class. Definitely recommend:)
Read more + Sarah W. | May 2019
We really enjoyed the afternoon class. The family were very welcoming and made the experience fun and engaging - not to mention the delicious food. I have done a different one a few years ago and found this group size and location to be better.
Read more + Saskia D. | May 2019
Really valuable knowledge about balinese cuisine, would recommend the class! And very friendly staff in the farm!
Read more + Tiina A. | May 2019
This was our second Bali cooking experience and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I took my mum with us this time and she loved it. We learnt how to make coconut oil, and we made a great variety of Balinese food. Everything we made we got to eat. So delicious! The staff had great energy and really made the day fun. Highly recommend this Ubud cooking experience. Thanks Ketut and team!
Read more + Donna B. | May 2019
We very much enjoyed this cooking class, the market tour and the farm visit! We learned a lot about Balinese cooking and local ingredients. The staff was very kibd and helpful, and the dishes the group cooked togethere were very tasty!
Read more + Annieke L. | May 2019
"It was fantastic."
The staff was really kind and the place was amazing. We really enjoyed the class and the food we created together with our mentor.
Read more + Levente K. | May 2019
The cooking course at Ubad was fantastic. The hostess was delightful, spoke excellent English and taught us about the culture in a personal way that we have not found anywhere in Bali. The food was the best we’ve eaten here (and possibly the cheapest!!) and we made it all ourselves. Can not recommend this enough! An absolute must if you’re visiting Bali.
Read more + Gregory D. | May 2019
The class was fantastic & fun.
We loved visiting the market and learn about the Balinese cuisine.
I will really recommended this cooking class
Read more + Alejandra U. | Apr 2019
"Amazing family experience!"
The cooking class was an amazing experience, and so affordable for the 9 meals that we learned to create. The whole family helped out, which made prep and cleanup very easy!
Read more + Meagan K. | Apr 2019
"Really good experience"
It was my first cooking class and I was apprehensive about it at first. But i am sure this will be one of the lasting experiences in Bali. The place is clean, the class is super well organized, and the best part for me was meeting new people. Definitely give it a go especially because the hosts are warm and have a really good sense of humor
Read more + Deepak E. | Apr 2019
"Delicious, lots of learning & relaxed"
Great course, first learning how the vegitables grow, making multiple fishes and enjoying together.
Cook was very knowledgeable, funny and helpfull.
Read more + Paula S. | Apr 2019
Lovely to have a tour of the farm and pick our own ingredients. The teacher was really helpful, explaining what we needed to do as well as more about Balinese food and cooking customs. It was nice to be able to sit and enjoy our creations in a pretty setting too. Great pick up and drop off service too. Fantastic value for money!
Read more + Kat W. | Apr 2019
Very friendly host and she explained not only the food heritage but the culture as well. Very equipped kitchen and you will know more about Balinese food and culture after this class. It is a must! The best cooking class we had by far during all our travels before:)
Read more + Mariette T. | Apr 2019
"Amazing, authentic experience!"
Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to see the real Bali and get their hands dirty! The markets were fascinating and our guide explained everything to us. We loved walking through the fields to the kitchen and picking ingredients for the food we would make. And the vegetarian dishes we made were so delicious. We learnt so much and really enjoyed ourselves! This was such great value because the pick up and drop off were all included in the price so all we had to do was sit back and enjoy. Thank you so much!
Read more + Jess G. | Apr 2019
"An amazing experience"
This cooking class was such a fun experience. Starting at the market we got to taste all the local sweets and fruits -watch out, dont eat to much other wise you are to stuffed for all the delicious food that will come after- Being in a group with 5 we had plenty of personal contact with our kind guide. The organic farm was a dream, and the cooking place so nicely situated within the farm. It was great to pick your own veggies, the meal we made were so tasty and the staff so kind. I can recommend this day out to everyone!
Read more + Maartje P. | Apr 2019
"Exceptional - Experience and lesson"
What a fantastic experience. If you want gain some insight into the Balinese culture sign up for this class. You will go to the market and see the traditional Balinese dishes and than back to the family home where you learn how a Balinese family extended family live. This was a wonderful insight into the Balinese way of life. The food was delicious and so much that my husband and I were unable to eat all of what we cooked. I highly recommend this cooking class, The interaction from our teacher and other family members really made my husband and I welcome. We will attend another class with this school the next time we return to Bali, If your signing up for a class do this one you will not be disappointed.
Michelle & Ian (Tamborine Mountain) Australia
Read more + Michelle M. | Apr 2019
"The class was wonderful!"
I had so much fun in this class! A driver picked me up and drove me to the market where I met Nyoman who did the cooking class for me. I did an afternoon class and part of the market had closed by then, but he showed me individual vendors and their carts and explained what they were selling and it was very informative. I loved it. We then went to his family home and they have a section set up to do the cooking classes. What they have created is beautiful! A huge outside kitchen, totally organized and ready for class. I met his Auntie and Ma and they helped prep food and clean up. I made about 7 dishes and they were all delicious and they looked pretty. I was very full after only a few bites, (the heat and humidity took away my appetite), so Auntie and Ma wrapped my food up so I could take it back to my hotel. The amazing thing about my experience is that I was the only one in the class. Because it's the slow season, it was just me, but KDongDing Cooking Class treated me as if I was a class of 12. They showed me everything and had me cook everything as if I was in a full class. I was very impressed. You will make the Mother Sauce, drink yummy coffee, and eat the food you make. You will also learn about their traditions. I was impressed and touched by how much family means to them. The class wasn't expensive, check it out. (I forgot to tip the driver, it was raining and I was flustered and it slipped my mind. Please tip him for me and I'll pay it forward from my end. Thanks!)
Read more + Joni H. | Apr 2019
"An extensive exploration of Balinese Cuisine!"
My girlfriend and I have done cooking classes in the past and this was without a doubt the best.
The walk across the rice fields and explanation of local history was a great start to the day.
What really impressed me was how much hands on cooking we got involved in. Cooking 9 dishes, the instructor ran through all the different ingredients and how they’re used in Balinese cooking. There was never a dull moment!
At the end, we got to keep the list of recipes used throughout the class and we’ll definitely be cooking these again!
Read more + Dan H. | Apr 2019
"Tasty and interesting"
We really enjoyed the class and the insight into Indonesian cooking. We were taken care of the whole time and guided with no rush through the different tastes and dishes. The group was very small which was very comfortable and we had enough time to prepare everything by ourselves. At the end we could eat as much as we wanted and were even offered a take away. We can certainly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the authentic cuisine of Bali!
Read more + Annalena A. | Apr 2019
From visting the market to eating our creations the whole experience exceeded our expectations. We learnt so much from Nyoman, very informative tour of the local market, shared his exceptional knowledge of the ingredients and the health benefits and then fun cooking class with his Aunt as assistant. The location which his family have been sharing for over 200 years was an amazing space, they literally grow most of the vegetables there. Highly recommended.
Read more + Laura G. | Apr 2019
The Class was well orginazed, perfect . He was fun and the whole family was friendly and helpful. I wholuld defenetly recomend and do it all over again.
Read more + Nicki B. | Apr 2019
"Best cooking class I have ever taken!"
Ever wonder how life is behind those walls with all the small temples? You will experience it here. The family is here for generations. 42 people from the same family. Aunties help and you will see first hand how it all works. And get an excellent meal with an entertaining Mr. Black chef. I can't recommend it enough!
Read more + Jill K. | Apr 2019
"A wonderful experience!"
Such a lovely thing to do in Ubud.. ! Ketut is an amazing and very entertaining teacher and his family and support staff are incredibly efficient and wonderful. The class runs seamlessly and you learn an incredible amount in a very short period. The market tour is also a really nice feature even though I had been to the early morning market the was a lot that was lost on me before visiting with Ketut's nephew. I am a professional chef and found the level of cooking very high but could also see that it was suitable for all levels because the team is so supportive. Highly recommended!
Read more + Erin L. | Mar 2019
Great cooking class, the tour of the market and farm was a lot of fun and very interesting. We got to make a good variety of interesting and very tasty Balinese dishes. We had so much food that we even got to take some home! Derek, our guide was excellent.
Read more + Michael G. | Mar 2019
"Me and my sister had the most amazing day. We would highly recommend to anyone who has a love for fresh, tasty, traditional Balinese food."
Harry the host was wonderful, he spoke very good English and made the whole experience. We are still dreaming about the food .... 😍
Read more + Sienna C. | Mar 2019
"It was great! A really fun experience!"
We began the day with going to the market, where we tasted a lot of fruit. Many of the fruit we tasted was totally new to me and they told us about it too, so it was very interesting.
After that we got to see their farm, and pick ingredients that we would cook later. They also told us some information about the things they farmed. It was a beautiful farm!
The cooking class was very fun! They told us and helped us cook the food. They had a really happy mood, and thats a plus!
The cost is very good for everything you get. It includes all of the above and also transport. So the money is really worth it.
A really fun experience, I would definitely do it again!
Read more + Cecilia G. | Mar 2019
"Great experience; beyond expectations"
We had such an amazing day! The enthusiasm of the chef put a smile on everyone’s face. The inside peak into a real Balinese family’s home was definitely something else. An unexpected, beautiful addition to the cooking class. And OMG the food was so tasty! Easy to prepare and very well explained. We even know all the health benefits to the ingredients now :). Highly recommended, pls everyone go!!!
Read more + Sanne K. | Mar 2019
A wonderful small class of 6 people with a knowledgeable and entertaining instructor. Market visit was interesting and allowed the opportunity to purchase some items for home use. Excellent description of cooking techniques and uses of ingredients once we cooked at home. Cultural practices and lifestyle info added greatly to the presentation.
Read more + Catherine B. | Feb 2019
"INCREDIBLE - a must while in Bali."
We can’t say enough about this cooking class or the staff or Adi & Frances. Such an enjoyable day learning and laughing. If you want a fun, encouraging, educational class - this is your go to. We will be coming back to Bali specifically to see them again. What an experience! Don’t miss out!
Read more + Catherine & michael W. | Feb 2019
"Once in a life time experience"
We thoroughly enjoyed cooking and cooking and learning the Balinese culture. The flavours of the food were outstanding and surpassed our expectations. Very friendly and hospitable people. Absolutely recommend!!
Read more + Karina B. | Feb 2019
"Book Now! No Regrets!"
Host & Family!
The staff made everyone felt at home. The whole experience was more enjoyable than i had expected.
Should definitely include this in the itinerary for any Ubud trip.
Read more + Jade N. | Feb 2019
The little visit to the garden was a great experience, I really enjoyed picking up all the herbs for the cooking. About the recipes and teaching, everything was great. I chose the vegan/vegetarian menu which was amazing. Thank you so much for this experience!
Read more + Sarah O. | Feb 2019
"Welcoming, authentic and professional experience"
The organic farm is a peaceful heaven in the mountains, picking our greens for the dishes ourselves was beautiful. Our hosts shared their deep knowledge about the food culture in Bali, teaching us many words and tricks. The cooking experience was great, very well prepared but we still had the chance to do everything ourselves. Thank you very much for this beautiful day!
Read more + Sixtine V. | Feb 2019
"Best cooking class!!!"
Loved the experience or going to the farm, picking my own veggies, and cooking them. The food was delicious! Be ready to eat A lot!
Read more + Karen L. | Feb 2019
Really lovely quaint farm decently out of the way of Ubud to avoid the main tourist traps. All the staff were incredibly kind people and the food was so delicious, would highly recommend if wanting to do a cooking class in Bali.
Read more + Gabriello W. | Feb 2019
Being a chef, I was concerned that I wasn’t going to be engaged or challenged enough, but the whole day was brilliant, walking around the farm was informative, a chilled out day, with amazing hosts who were awesome to spend the afternoon with while coaching everybody through the various dishes. 5* and I would give a massive 100% must do, very fond memories. cheers guys.