Tresna means "love" in Balinese. Our school is built out of love. It would be a mistake to see us as “just another cooking class”. We are NOT an afterthought in a hotel’s restaurant or a table set up in someone’s family compound. We flipped the concept on its head and built our cooking school from the ground up.
Imagine chopping and mixing in a dream kitchen that’s clean, hygienic and functional. You'll pick the freshest ingredients in an organic garden that Adi’s planted. You'll learn recipes - not found anywhere else in Bali - unique Ceremonial and home-cooked dishes. With our shared love of food and cooking, you will delve into hands-on lessons that feature your hands, not ours.
Authentic Balinese Home Cooking
Real Balinese food is a well-hidden secret from tourists. Why? Real Balinese Food is elaborate Ceremonial Food. Or it’s the simplest food cooked behind the walls of a family compound. Our menus are Adi’s original recipes of traditional favourites - honed over decades of cooking for loved ones. We have 38 Recipes where you’ll learn 14 of them in one morning! You’ll cook authentic Balinese Ceremonial dishes as well as family home-cooked dishes. You’ll personally taste and pick the freshest of ingredients from our gardens!
Our riverside land is pure virgin jungle and completely organic. You can practically taste the goodness in everything you pick! Look up and you’ll see towering coconut trees and mature tropical fruit trees such as durian, jackfruit, and rambutan. Beyond our beautiful location, we’re systemic in our approach. Having organized some of the most exclusive weddings on the island, we are applying our event expertise to our passion – authentic Balinese food and traditional living culture. Join us in our riverside garden where you pick your very own organic ingredients, using it in the freshest dishes moments later. We redefine "plant to platter" with food, grown steps away from our table.
Our class menus are a celebration of the freshest ingredients of that season and that day. Adi will teach you his step-by-step recipes that he’s honed over 3 decades. You’ll be immersed in a hands-on cooking class, learning 15 authentic Balinese recipes, not found anywhere else. You'll get an "inside" view of real Balinese life – learning the secrets of Balinese ceremony and the special role of food in Temple offerings.
Our intimate class size is limited to 8 guests.
Start by gathering unusual ingredients from our organic gardens. Each of you will have your very own cooking station for making spices, and shared stations for the dishes. You’ll cook 2 salads, 4 mains, 2 sides, 1 dessert and several spicy sambals. We guarantee that you can repeat all of our dishes at home if you have access to Asian supermarkets with fresh ingredients.
Balinese Feast Menu of the Day (may change on the actual day, based on freshest ingredients available)
You'll learn 15 recipes including our special spice pastes for a huge Balinese Feast, not found anywhere else on this island.
We limit our classes to a maximum of 8 cooks with a minimum age of 13 years old with solid cooking and the ability to handle a knife safely.
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You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Gang Tresna, Jalan Bedulu, Banjar Lebah, Bedulu Gianyar, Bali 80581
Meet at 8:30 am at Tresna Bali Cooking School Location: Google Maps F7CQ+F4 Please tell your driver that he can go down the narrow laneway and that we have a parking area to turn around. If he drops you off at the top of the laneway, you can walk down to our cooking school in 5 minutes.