I booked this tour with a friend, and we ended up in a group of 14 people. We were so impressed by the professionalism of the team overall - the enthusiasm and passion Chef Bagus has for food and for teaching people about food, is infectious. He was a fantastic, engaging presenter who was conscientious in his attention to detail while still taking opportunities to keep the class fun and entertaining. My friend and I had a great morning, and we’re looking forward to trying to recreate the dishes back in Australia.
reviewed by Amy C | Oct 2018
Had really informative, interactive and fun experience. Food was delicious & fresh! Got to go through lots of different recipes and got recipe book to take home 👍
Not only was the class very hands on, but Chef Bagus made the experience so much fun. He made sure to include everyone in the process of making all the dishes and kept things light and very humorous. Definitely recommend!
The food was fantastic and Chef Bagus made sure everyone was involved even though it was quite a large group.
I loved this cooking class. Chef Bagus was informative and entertaining. It always amazes me that people can be funny and most probably repeat their anecdotes daily but still make it sound fresh to us! A chef and a comedian! His staff were also funny and informative with a great banter with Chef Bagus. My son was sick during the market tour and they helped with getting him comfortable and cool as quickly as possible. Oh! and the food was also great! We didn't waste time chopping but learnt about spices, cooking meat and folding banana leaves!
Chef Bagus and his other chefs were attentive to our needs and very entertaining. The class was very educational and geat value for the cost. It was a total experience!
Bagus was a great host with a very slick and entertaining operation. Excellent food and recipes to take away and I would not hesitate to recommend this cook class.
Enjoyed our time with Chef Bagus and his team. Learnt a lot about Balinese cooking and the various spices and techniques. Especially enjoyed the interactive way the course was run with people from various backgrounds making it interesting. It was a pacy format without wasting time on cutting and preparation as this was handled efficiently by the team and allowed us to be involved in the actual cooking process. The market tour was very interesting as well, a good insight into how the local Balinese go about their day to day food shopping. Eating our creations was also a treat!! Chef Bagus is a very engaging host and has an obvious joy and commitment to Balinese cooking and spreading the word. Would highly recommend this experience.
We had a great morning with Chef Bagus very worthwhile. Highly recommend
Chef Bagus and his team were simply outstanding. We were picked up on time from our cruise ship and assembled as a group at the fresh food market- fortunately they don’t buy their food there. The cooking class was very entertaining, fun and informative. Worth twice the price! Thank you Chef Bagus
Would recommend anyone to try Chef Bagus Cooking Class. Good food, fun, friendship.
Great cooking class. I learned a lot about the balinese kitchen and the dishes were all delicious! I can also recommend it for people with coeliac disease (or gluten sensitivity) like me. Chef Bagus prepared almost every dish we cooked in a glutenfree version for me and we even cooked a curry only for me.
Was a great experience, he was informative and had a great personality to keep it light-hearted and interesting. The food experience was hands-on as much as possible and was packed with flavor. Well worth it and the highlight so far in Bali
Chef Bagus and his crew were all so amazing and welcoming. The class was interactive and a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend if this is your first time in Bali! =)
The entire day from the pick up to the final farewells was a must do. We had a playful and knowledgeable chef in Chef Bagus who took us through an educational and fun cooking experience. The group was a great size so we felt that all received equal attention and information. This is a hands on class and a lot of fun. Would recommend for beginners and experienced. Have done some classes around the globe but this one will be memorable for the insight and the fun we all had.
We booked the cooking class as a group of 8. Chef Bagus was a professional, knowledgeable and experienced chef, and taught a great class with a light-hearted and entertaining atmosphere. All the staff were friendly and spoke good English. We were picked up from our hotel promptly at 8:30am and taken to a local food market for an informative tour about Balinese produce and ingredients we would be using in the class. After that we were driven to the restaurant where we learnt to prepare a comprehensive range of Balinese food through 10 different dishes. This included being able to eat them at the end of the class at lunchtime with our fellow participants. After lunch, we were driven back to our hotel, arriving at about 1:30pm. The cooking was reasonably hands-on and the recipe book was included as well (although this didn't include the restaurant’s famous pork ribs but I don't blame them for keeping that recipe a secret!). It was well worth the money for a very enjoyable and fun experience. The restaurant was clean and spacious enough for the number of people in the class. I think there were 17 participants that day and Chef Bagus did well to ensure everyone got a chance to cook. Our only gripe was that during the day the staff kept asking us if we wanted drinks and only at the end did they mention only the first drink was free. I think the whole class thought all the drinks were included in the price (USD34) of the class as the way they were asking us felt as if they were offering them. Just a suggestion that it wouldn’t hurt for them to state this. The drinks were reasonably priced but it was more just the surprise which left a slightly sour aftertaste to what would otherwise have been a perfect experience.
My partner and I absolutely loved the class had a lot of fun! It’s very hands on and a lot of great information was told. We also went back for dinner and that was amazing as well.
It was a really nice experience. The market tour was very interesting and Chef Bagus is really funny and we learned how to cook (and eat) delicious Balinese dishes. I'm really glad we did the class :)
Bagus was so accommodating and fun! Best cooking class ever! Laughed so much :)
Chef Bagus is so funny and a well renowned chef.
Good experience: We learned a lot and Chef Bagus is funny and professional. We had a very interesting experience. However, it would be better if we would be fewer. we were 17! Even if cheap, we found it sad to have to pay for the soft drinks while gently proposed at the beginning and while the activity costs 30€...Quite a lot in Bali
The chef was very entertaining and involved everyone in the preparation of the many dishes.He was very informative with respect to food and food preparation.The meals we prepared were delicious and practical in that they can all be made at home using the recipes in the book provided. I highly recommend it.
Fantastic enjoyable experience. Would recommend to everyone. Chef Bagus is a fantastic guy. Thank you for the lovely day
Very informative, from the market walkthrough to the prep of local dishes in traditional methods to finally enjoying the dishes that were prepared.
Great fun, learnt heaps. Chef Bagus is excellent
Great value for money. Not a lot of hands-on, but plenty of food and demonstration of 10 traditional Indonesian dishes
Loved the tour of the market place learning what some of those strange fruit and vegetables actually are that we've seen in other markets. The cooking class was good giving an overview of the recipes in the booklet you take home. Right pace and length of time, Chef Bagus is entertaining. Class finished with a huge feast. Would have liked to have gone there for dinner before attending the class. Highly recommend.
Top experience,Chef Bagus shared so much in the short time and all the staff made the class a great experience. Highly recommend the class.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt lots about cooking and different types of food from Bali. Thank you so much
Bagus’s class was very professional and clean. His recipe was useful and delicious. We learned very much. But it was sad that he doesn’t give us many chance.
We had a great time at the class. Everything was perfect and the chef was so interactive, we had a good laugh and learnt a few things.
This was my first ever cooking class, so my girlfriend and I didn't know what to expect - and this class blew away any possible expectations! Chef Bagus is an impressive fellow, and runs the class with appropriate knowledge, humour and fun. We loved every second of it, and tonight I'm actually using the recipes Chef Bagus taught us to cook Mi Goreng (my fav) for the first time! Would 10000% recommend.
Chef Bagus is a wealth of knowledge and experience, with a fantastic level of charisma. Not only was the cooking class informative, but he made it a lot of fun also. He doesn’t waste time with chopping or preparing ingredients (confident that anyone willing to sign up for a cooking class can handle these steps themselves) and instead focuses on the cooking. We made 10 different recipes in the short time together, with lots of explanations and mountains of hands on cooking time. I know the cook book and techniques discussed will come in handy for many meals to come. My only criticism was a potential lack of preparation for a vegetarian participant - prawns/shrimp were used as a substitute for meat, without it seeming like a real alternative available should they not have wanted to eat shrimp. On the plus side, for me at least, it meant we got to taste a recipe in both a chicken and shrimp variety, which I enjoyed. I highly recommend this class for any meat eaters, and would simply suggest extra planning with the team ahead of time for any vegetarians.
The cooking Class was a fantastic experience very informative and easy to understand We even returned for tea later that night it was sensational
For service and entertainment- 100%. For quality of food - 150%. For learning- awesome. Good length of time- not too rushed.
Chef bagus is funny, friendly and really good at engaging his students. We made so many dishes on one morning! (Of course the kitchen prepared most parts of it, and also the cleaning). The market tour prior to the class also gave me some insight on Indonesian culture and lifestyle. We all had fun!
I really enjoyed the class. The host was very entertaining
Would recommend this to anyone of any age, don't stress if you can't cook. This lesson focused in teaching you about Balinese food and cooking in general. Plenty of hands on, but the dishes are finished by a crew of professional chefs, so if you over season your dish they will rescue you. So in the end you will learn, be entertained and enjoy some fantastic food. Chef Bagus has set a high standard for all cooking classes.
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