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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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Spice paste for seafood – Base Be pasih (orange in appearance)
Spice paste for chicken – Base be siap ( yellow in apperance)
Roasted chicken in banana leaf – Ayam betutu Bali
Pork in sweet soy sauce – Be celeng base manis
Chicken satay – Sate Ayam
Peanut sauce – Base sate
Miced seafood satay – Sate lilit ikan
Miced chicken in banana leaf – Tum Ayam
Green papaya salad with chicken
Vegetable salad in peanut sauce – Pecelan
Sweet corn cooconut snack – Urab Jagung
Fried rice with chicken -Nasi goreng ayam
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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 ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR CANGGU AREA IDR 75.000 per car (pick up only no drop). pick up at 08.15 am at lobby hotel/villa
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
"Enjoyable dilishes experience"
Chef Bagus is amazing in his humorous management of the class. Started at 9 am we learnd about ingredients in the local market. Back in the restaurant(also recommended for diner!) we started to prepare 12 Indonesian dishes in about 3 hours. At the end we eat that lovely food we maked together. I recommend this class to everyone.
5Reviewed by Paul M. | Oct 2017
"Fun and educational cooking class"
This is a fun-filled cooking class. We helped prepare 9 dishes in total and the market tour is really good and informative which helped us a lot to understand more about the Bali culture and cuisine. Chef Bagus and his team did a wonderful job!
5Reviewed by Wai lam A. | Oct 2017
The class was really well run, all staff were helpful and knowledgeable. The food we made was some of the most flavourful food I've eaten in all my visits to Bali. Highly recommend!
5Reviewed by Rebecca H. | Oct 2017
The class was very well organised and we did learn a bit about Balinese cooking although I would have preferred a more hands on experience. We didn't really get much opportunity to cook ourselves.
5Reviewed by Mel S. | Oct 2017
Chef Bagus and staff fabulous a greatvteacher. Learnt alot. Only improvement my group thought would be a help would be the oppurtunity to be taught and then use some knife skills in preparing ingredients Some of your competitors do this. This would stop us from doing the class again. But overall very hapoy with the class and cost very resonable. Overall 8/10 score.
5Reviewed by Wayne T. | Sep 2017
"Excellent cooking and fun"
We really enjoyed the class. Bagus was a good teacher and made it fun. We all enjoyed our cooking after and it was really yummy
5Reviewed by Pia O. | Sep 2017
"Excelent time with interesting people"
the seasoning, the tips and the stories make the class a unique moment that is worth to be experienced
5Reviewed by Diego E. | Sep 2017
The class was fun and informative with hands on experince
5Reviewed by Robyn T. | Sep 2017
"So much fun 😀😀😀"
if you love to cook then your crazy not to do this class! The chef is a true professional and has a great sense of humour. The food we cooked was absolutely amazing and so much of it! 5 stars from us
5Reviewed by Kane C. | Sep 2017
"The class was great and fun"
It was a big group of people from around the world , I thought that it would not work, however the class was very interactive and great fun. Chef Bagus was entertaining and talented. I would recommend this to everyone for a wonderful Bali experience.
5Reviewed by Margaret H. | Sep 2017
"Fun time with friends"
Amazing class with fun and nice people! The chef tips were valuable and made the difference!
5Reviewed by Diego E. | Sep 2017
One of the best things to do while in Bali. Fantastic experience of the local market and how to create some amazing dishes. Hosts were super friyand informative. Great for any level of cook too!
5Reviewed by Jasmine H. | Sep 2017
Bagus is the most welcoming chef and a great English speaker! Really good to pick up some Balinese cooking tricks and tips and a good way to experience an introduction to the cooking culture of Bali! Would recommend 100%
5Reviewed by Alison L. | Sep 2017
"Some interesting facts"
Warung Nia cooking class was a fantastic day. The market tour was great in disovering the ingredients we would be using and the cooking class was amazing. Chef Bagus is both hilarious and knowledgeable and the food was beyond delicious.
5Reviewed by Natasha W. | Aug 2017
This was such a great part of our Bali visit! Chef Bagus was so charismatic! Funny and charming, it was way above average for your typical cooking class. Highly recommend!
5Reviewed by Alessia S. | Aug 2017
Chef Bagus was a lot of fun, the food was delicious!
5Reviewed by Jessica S. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | Jul 2017
"A lot of fun"
We had a very enjoyable time & just loved the food we cooked
5Reviewed by Dale W. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | Jul 2017
"Great fun and great food"
I would recommend this class to everyone who cooks or not!
5Reviewed by Karyl M. | 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. | 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. | Jun 2017
"Mr & Mrs Gatti"
My wife and I loved the cooking class, we had a memorable day
5Reviewed by Frank G. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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. | 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