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 the World promoting Balinese food: GUAM, Australia, Switzerland, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and back to Dubai to Fairmount Hotel and Burj Al Arab Hotel.
Since the last 2 years, Chef Bagus was running a Balinese Restaurant a cooking school in Seminyak with the Anika Group.
Now Chef Bagus has opened and running his own cooking school.
What I liked: You'll learn about the main ingredients used to make Balinese dishes, general cooking tips and a range of common techniques used in Balinese cooking. The poultry is juicy and the spices are fragrant! We made a total of 10 mouthwatering menu items, we couldn't wait to feast on. The braised pork in sweet soy sauce was incredible! The class was educational and easy to follow. Highly recommend!
What to know: Transport will be organised for you as they offer a pickup from Seminyak and other areas.
Good for: Great activity to do for people of all ages.
*Pick up time between 7.45 am to 8.00 am at the hotel lobby for other area: Sanur, Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, Pecatu and Jimbaran.*
Free pick up and drop off is included from Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Canggu areas. If your hotel is in Sanur, Nusa Dua, Uluwatu or Pecatu the pick up will be with an additional charge of IDR 75,000 Pick up time: For Kuta Area, Legian, Seminyak and Canggu: 8.15am to 8.30am at the hotel lobby. Other areas such as Sanur, Nusa Dua, Pecatu, Uluwatu and Jimbaran: 7.45 am to 8.00 am at the hotel lobby.
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
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