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You will learn how to cook authentic Balinese dishes in the comfort of our kitchens. Our hands-on cooking classes are taught by friendly and experienced local chefs. We are here to provide you with fun cooking courses and with Balinese recipes and newly acquired skills that you can bring back home with you. Spend half a day in the morning or afternoon with us and you will be creating memorable dishes for your friends and family in no time!
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by Cat Lau
Food Writer · Trained Cook · Hungry Traveler
" A very entertaining class with Chef Bagus! He kept us on our feet and taught us how to make Balinese dishes with ease. "
What I liked: Chef Bagus was the highlight of the cooking class, always making sure that we were involved and having fun.
What to know: Everyone gets a turn to cook but you won’t be cooking every dish.
Good for: People looking to be entertained during a cooking class.
How to get there: Pick up is offered by the cooking school.
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8.30 am: Pick up time from villa/hotel lobby
9:15 am: Market tour
9:30 am: Morning tea
10:00 am: Class starts
1:00 pm: Lunch time
1:30 pm: End of the course
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MENU I – Monday
Bumbu Ayam (Chicken Spice Pasta)
Ayam Kalas (Chicken in Yellow Turmeric)
Sate Ayam (Chicken Sate)
Pesan Be Pasih (Steam Fish in Banana Leaf)
Pecelan (Max Vegetable with peanut sauce)
Urap Jagung (Corn and Coconut Snacks)
Nasi Kuning (Yellow Rice)
MENU II – Wednesday
Bumbu Genep (Basic Spice Pasta)
Hasil Laut Bumbu Kuning (Mix Seafood)
Lawar Kacang (Green Beam Salad with Chicken)
Tuna Sambel Matah (Grill Tuna with Shallot and Dressing)
Tum Babi (Mixed Pork in Banana Leaf)
Bubur Injin (Black Rice Puding)
Mie Goreng (Fried Noodle)
MENU III – Friday
Bumbu Ikan (Seafood Spice Pasta)
Babi Kecap (Pork in Sweet Soya Sauce)
Lawar Gedang (Green Papaya Salad with Chicken)
Sate Lilit Ikan (Mixed Seafood Sate)
Tum Ayam (Mixed Chicken in Banana Leaf)
Batun Bedil (Sticky Rice Dumpling)
Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)
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Pick up service included for specifc areas, please see below - Drop-off is NOT included. Included pickup in: Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Sanur. If your hotel is not located in the areas above, please meet up with the Chef at Warung Nia meeting point - 8:50 am
Book now and receive your confirmation instantly. 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
Kayu Aya Squqre No., Jl. Kayu Aya No.19, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Chef Bagus was a lot of fun, the food was delicious!
5Reviewed by Jessica S. in Aug 2017
"Entertaining, Fun, and Memorable"
Chef Bagus and his team did a wonderful job. The market tour was informative and interesting. The cooking class was entertaining and fun at the same time. Chef Bagus is a wonderful teacher and entertainer. We had a great time with Chef Bagus and his team in Nia Cooking Class. Thank you.
5Reviewed by Kai K. in Aug 2017
It was my sisters birthday and I wanted to book something fun and different so I dragged her to this and she loved it! We even went back to the place for dinner the next day. Chef Bagus is so entertaining and knowledgeable. We interacted with people from different places and learnt so much too. Definitely a good way to spend an afternoon. The market tour was a bit of a letdown as it's a long explanation of basic vegetables and it was really hot but I would recommend it any day! Thank you.
5Reviewed by Nicole P. in Aug 2017
Chef Bagus is very talented! He can cook, speak well and capture attention of audience/students, lead his team. The market tour should be an eye opener for visitors from non-Asian countries and was not different from our own markets at home. Learnt some tips and Indonesian cooking from him. It was fun although the pace was too fast and would have been better if there was either a smaller group or more time to do more hands on preparation and cooking. The notebook could not be followed at some point in time and we were trying to follow.
5Reviewed by Yen meng K. in Jul 2017
"Mr Craig Thorburn"
FIVE STAR experience very professional and entertaining well worth the class fee would have no problem recommending to future students
5Reviewed by Craig T. in Jul 2017
"An amazing, hilarious experience"
My friend and I booked this class the night before. It seemed like a good price and a good amount of time, as we were located in Legian and didn't want to travel too far. After being picked up and taken for a market tour, learning all about the different spices and ingredients used in Balinese cooking, we were driven to Warung Nia, where our cooking class took place. Chef Bagus runs this class, and if you can imagine your typical hardened, shouty chef but with a twinkle in his eye, that's Chef Bagus. He keeps you on your toes the whole time, asking you to pick the 'least hot' chilli, pushing you to create an amazing dish in ten minutes (and then after you stress slightly, he shows you exactly how you would do it) and as always, making sure you have a try. Go for the food, stay for Chef Bagus. You won't be disappointed.
5Reviewed by Tegan A. in Jul 2017
"it was a fun day"
My son and I did the course. We had a lovely day and saw some great meals cooked. I would have perhaps liked a little more hands on, even though we watched, actually doing it makes it sink in more. But, it was a lot of fun and our teacher Bagus, was very good, and funny. We learnt a lot about the Balinese/Indonesian cooking style.
5Reviewed by Linda M. in Jul 2017
"A lot of fun"
We had a very enjoyable time & just loved the food we cooked
5Reviewed by Dale W. in Jul 2017
"Wednesday Cooking class with Chef Bagus"
What an experience!!! Chef Bagus was entertaining. He taught us well...we were in laughter through most of the session. We highly recommend this course if you are interested in the local cooking. On our next holiday, we will book in on another day as there are different dishes taught on different days. A BIG THANK YOU to Chef Bagus. You definitely are BAGUS!
5Reviewed by Michael D. in Jul 2017
Very knowlegable tour guide for market. Great host /teacher/chef in Bagus. Very informative, entertaining and delicious. Great organisation and great to take home the mini recipe book. Well worth it.
5Reviewed by Mandy E. in Jul 2017
Such a fun, informative day ! It started with a trip to the local markets, then back to the restaurant to start our lessons, Bagus was excellent and shared a wealth of knowledge along with his cheeky humour with us. Well worth doing :)
5Reviewed by Jayne C. in Jul 2017
"Warung Nia Balinese Cooking class"
This was such a fun and interesting experience!! Chef Bagus is an entertaining and very skilful cook. He taught us about life in Bali, the importance of food in celebrations and how to cook Balinese food even if we don't have all of the ingredients when we get home. We tasted over 12 delicious dishes and left feeling inspired to explore more Balinese cooking. Definitely 5 stars! Highly recommended! Terima kasih, Bu Cate
5Reviewed by Cate S. in Jul 2017
"Great fun and great food"
I would recommend this class to everyone who cooks or not!
5Reviewed by Karyl M. in Jun 2017
The cooking course was so much fun and very informative. Chef Bagus was so good and very funny. The food was so delicious. I can't wait to get home to try the recipes. It was also a great mix of people.
5Reviewed by Nina H. in Jun 2017
"Fun, fun, FUN!!"
Was good fun and very funny experience. Recommend for anyone in the seminyak area or staying in Bali in general. The chef is amazing at creating a really good team environment which made the class so much better.
5Reviewed by Carla P. in Jun 2017
"Mr & Mrs Gatti"
My wife and I loved the cooking class, we had a memorable day
5Reviewed by Frank G. in May 2017
"The class was great, food was excellent"
A little frustrated we didn't start on time (40 mins late) and that transfer was only to the event, they don't return you to your hotel.
5Reviewed by Charlotte M. in May 2017
Chef Bagus is one of a kind, mixing some serious teaching lessons with great fun, a lot of interaction with each participants,l. A to do in Bali!
5Reviewed by Elodie P. in Apr 2017
"NIAS COOKING CLASS BUGUS."
Went here with my my wife. Great chef. Funny and informative. Show lots of different techniques and use of local product and home alternatives. Most ingredients prepared ahead of time to save time and fingers being cut off by inexperienced class. Got to mix most ingredients and see how balance can change by adding this or that. Supplied with recipe book with 12 recipes. Sat down and had lunch feast at end. Good value at $38aus. (5hrs) if you want professional class pay $300 to 500. Great for home chefs. Went back for dinner a few days later and chef Bagus came out of kitchens greeted us and had staff sing welcome song. Do yourself a favour. Try it.
5Reviewed by Kevin S. in Apr 2017
It was a good morning, starting at the markets. The chef was fun, knowledgeable and taught us a lot. Everything was clean and well organised and the food was delicious. We went on a Monday
5Reviewed by Sue D. in Mar 2017
"Nia's Cooking Class Seminyak"
Fun and informative cooking. No need to cut the ingredients yet plenty of insight into Balinese cooking. tips and recipe s for Balinese spice sauces eat part for me! Suitable for all ages.
5Reviewed by Michael M. in Mar 2017
"Cooking in Bali"
The food was fantastic, learnt a lot for an experienced chef. Had fun and met some nice people
5Reviewed by Katrina M. in Feb 2017
Great cooking class , learnt so much, not so much hands on, but great recipes that you can cook at home. Bagus the teach great bloke who spoke very good English
5Reviewed by Karen H. in Feb 2017
"Delicious and Delightful!"
Such an amazing day! The head chef was informative and so much fun! Amazing value for money and the food was incredible! Thanks
5Reviewed by Georgia C. in Feb 2017
Fantastic cooking class, learnt a lot about Balinese cooking. Bagus was very engaging and loves his job! Thank you for a fabulous day!
5Reviewed by Luba H. in Jan 2017
"So much fun!!"
The cooking class was really nice! The chef made the whole experience amazing and the food was delicious. Definitely a must when you are in Bali!
5Reviewed by Robin van H. in Jan 2017
"Bali cooking course"
Just fantastic chef worked so hard to make sure all had a great time , I learned lots about Bali and it's dishes. Highly recommended
5Reviewed by Shelley D. in Jan 2017
A good morning with Buddy. Great host and knowledgeable about food and cooking. hands on experience and great tips to take home ...
5Reviewed by Alison K. in Nov 2016
"So much fun!"
My husband and I did the cooking class together and had so much fun. We would recommend the class for anyone who is interested to learn about and experience authentic balinese food.
5Reviewed by Jayne V. in Oct 2016
We signed up for the Nia Cooking School on our last day in Bali, and we're so glad we did. Vagus was hilarious, and we learned how to cook 12 Balinese dishes. We loved the market tour and can't wait to cook these recipes when we get home!
5Reviewed by Candace K. in Oct 2016
"Great day for all sorts"
My partner and I went to this class just before leaving Bali in August and had a really enjoyable time. Learnt lots, the chef was a great personality and met lots of people from around the world. Wish we had had more time to prep or cook the food ourselves but this was probably due to our lack of skills not the course! Would definitely recommend as it was one of the more affordable cooking classes in Seminyak but you didn't feel like you missed out! Thanks Nia's