Cooking classes are incredibly popular at The Island of Gods and we totally understand why.
Most half-day courses include free pick-up from Ubud area and a trip to the local farms and/or markets, before students are guided through an interactive experience on how to prepare mouthwatering Balinese classics. And of course, you get to eat whatever you’ve cooked during the lessons!
From Balinese Farm Cooking School, Jambangan Bali Cooking Class to Lorong Culinary Experience Bali, here is our guide to 7 Best Cooking Classes in Ubud, Bali. If you have never tried a cooking day class before, signing up for one while on a vacation sounds like a refreshing idea, yes?
#1 BALINESE FARM COOKING SCHOOL
Balinese Farm Cooking School’s day class will have students visiting the local Balinese markets and harvesting their own crops at an organic farm before the cooking lesson commences.
One can choose from regular or vegetarian classes. Rates start from US$35 per pax, which includes pick up from Ubud and a complimentary recipe book./
Banjar Patas, Taro, Ubud 80561
Tel: +62 812-3953-4446
#2 CASA LUNA COOKING SCHOOL
Hailed as one of the world’s best cooking schools by The Australian, Casa Luna Cooking School is one of the most famous cooking classes in Bali. Interested participants can learn to prepare delectable Balinese dishes such as chicken satay, gado-gado and tempe curry etc.
Prices start from RP$400,000/ US$30 per head.
Honeymoon Guesthouses, JL Bisma, Kec. Gianyar, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 973282
#3 JAMBANGAN BALI COOKING CLASS
If you are after an intimate homestyle cooking course, then Jambangan Bali Cooking Class will definitely fit the bill. Learn useful culinary techniques from natives and whip up eight tantalising Balinese dishes – you will get to devour them all after. The 5/5 rating on Trip Advisor was indeed accurate; it was truly the highlight of our one-week vacation in Ubud!
Fees are at a flat rate of RP$350,000/ US$26.50 per person and you can choose from either morning or afternoon classes.
Jl Kelabang Moding, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 813-3834-4388
#4 LOBONG CULINARY EXPERIENCE BALI
An educational and fun-filled culinary lesson awaits at Lobong Culinary Experience Bali, where attendees will be guided from the beginning to the very end on how to prepare a plethora of delicious Balinese dishes from scratch.
Prices start from RP$375,000/ US$28.40 and there is a prevailing 10% service charge.
Jl. Raya, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 812-3651-778
#5 PAON BALI
Paon Bali Cooking Class offers both morning and afternoon classes, but note that the latter does not include trips to the local markets. The English-speaking class is held in a local’s home compound; it will be a very unique and memorable hands-on experience.
Rates start from RP$350,000/ US$26.50 per person. Do bear in mind that Paon Bali Cooking Class is especially hot in demand due to its number one ranking on Trip Advisor’s Classes & Workshops in Ubud – hence reservations way in advance are highly recommended.
Kab. Gianyar, 80552,Indonesia, Jl. Raya Laplapan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 813-3793-9095
#6 PAYUK BALI COOKING CLASS
Payuk Bali Cooking Class is run by local experience Balinese Chef Ketut Budi, where avid foodie travellers can unlock the secrets of Balinese cuisine from the comforts of a local traditional home! Learn how to make traditional Balinese coffee, coconut oil and whatnot. No prior experience is required and everyone is welcome!
Chef Ketut is imparting his culinary knowhow at just RP$350,000/ US$26.50 per person, whereby 5% of the amount will go to non-profit organisation Bali Child School.
Jalan Laplapan, Banjar Laplapan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 8987854
#7 RAW FOOD BALI
Raw Food Bali’s workshops are nothing like all the Balinese cooking classes we have just shared about. Instead, it aims to offer classes committed to raw food.
Interested attendees can expect three-hour courses such as Raw Food Fundamentals and Western Classics Gone Raw etc. Each class will have you preparing six recipes and going through two talks! Classes start from US$80 per pax.
Jalan Suweta, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
For more recommendations, read our guide on the best food places in Bali.