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Host: Kadek

Bali, Indonesia

USD
$34-$58 per person

Traditional Balinese cooking class on an environmentally friendly organic farm

Host offerings
  • Rural farmhouse
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Kadek

After working for several years in the hospitality industry, Kadek decided to return to his village in Pejeng and start something on his own. Kadek loves farming, cooking and eating delicious healthy food. This is how he decided to turn his passion into a business and founded an organic farm along with members from the nearby village. Their mission is to promote sustainable, organic farming that reduces waste and is friendly to the environment. Kadek learned recipes and traditional cooking methods from his mother and brother in law, who is a chef at a 5-star hotel. Kadek’s family and members of the community may also join you during your experience.

“I want to share the advantages of organic farming with other people. Also, I want people to experience the traditional Balinese way of life.”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Unlike a typical Traveling Spoon experience that takes place in a home, this is a unique experience that takes place at an organic community farm and kitchen run by a group of locals interested in sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Enjoy cooking and dining in a rustic, traditional, outdoor Balinese kitchen. Some of the dishes you might try are nasi sela (rice with sweet potato), garang asem (chicken cooked with Balinese spices), tuna satay (traditional Balinese fish kebabs) and sayur urab (green vegetables with coconut and spices). You will end your meal with kolak (banana dessert) and Balinese coffee or lemongrass tea. Please note that Kadek will not join you for the meal, as he first needs to offer the meal to mother nature and prefers that you don’t wait for him to finish the ritual to start your meal.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Your cooking class takes place in a traditional Balinese style outdoor community kitchen. After sipping on a cold beverage, and donning an apron, start by helping Kadek prepare and cook an authentic Balinese meal. During your two-hour cooking class, you will learn to make 2-3 authentic dishes. Enjoy a meal of the dishes you prepared along with a couple of dishes that Kadek will have prepared in advance. Kadek will also give you a cookbook with recipes of the dishes you cooked so that you can re-create them back home!

Market visit: (1-6 guests) This is not a market tour but a tour of an organic farm to gather ingredients for your cooking experience. Your culinary experience begins with a tour learning about the workings of a local farm with your host Kadek before you gather produce and spices for your meal. You will be provided straw hats so you’re well equipped for the heat! Your fun and interactive farm tour lasts for about 30-45 mins as you walk through tall bushes and muddy land gathering ingredients like beans and lemongrass. After your expedition, Kadek offers you a refreshing drink and wet towels to wipe your face before you begin cooking.

Notes: Because this experience takes place outdoors it can get a bit hot so please wear clothes and shoes appropriate for walking and cooking in a working farm. We recommend bringing bug spray, sunscreen and a hand towel or tissues.

Prices include round-trip transportation only from Ubud hotels. Please be sure to include your hotel name and address in the reservation form (only if you're staying in Ubud) so your host can arrange for your pick-up and drop-off. If you're staying outside Ubud, please arrange your own transportation to Kadek's farm - you will receive his exact address information when your booking is confirmed.

Languages spoken: English

PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

This was a fun and interesting experience. We had a lovely traditional Balinese welcome drink; the food was very fresh and the tuna satay with sambal and green bean salad were our favorite dishes. We ended up having a lovely time and a great day. We walked around the farm to pick up ingredients, cooked a meal, ate and engaged in some cultural discussion. You will walk away learning a lot!

Jessica and Simo, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

5.0 (4)
Got to tour an organic farm (Mai Organic), saw all the wonderful things they're doing with the locals, and then got to cook a scrumptious feast that was some of the best food we had on our entire trip. I can't recommend this enough.
- aabhassharma January 02, 2020
Ich habe für unsere 4köpfige Bali-Reisegruppe einen Kochkurs mit dem gewissen Extra gesucht und bin bei meiner Suche auf den Bio-Bauernhof aufmerksam geworden. Die eigene Ernte der Zutaten und das Thema „Organic Farming“ haben direkt mein Interesse geweckt.Mein Fazit vorab: Meine Erwartungen wurden übererfüllt.Unser Kursleiter Kadek hat mit uns vor dem Kochen alle Zutaten auf dem Gelände geerntet und uns dabei das Ziel von „Mai Organic“ Nahe gebracht. Durch die selbständige Ernte und den Kontakt zu einigen der örtlichen Bauern bekommt man einen guten Einblick in die Wichtigkeit des Projektes und auch in die Arbeit die hinter dem Obst- und Gemüseanbau steht. Dadurch wird der Kochkurs meines Erachtens nach ungemein aufgewertet, da man sieht wo alles herkommt und man eine ganz andere Beziehung zu den Zutaten bekommt, als wenn man alles auf einem der örtlichen Märkte einkauft.Kadek und sein Team aus Bauern der Mai Organik Community haben mit uns zusammen dann mehrere klassisch balinesische Gerichte zubereitet und wurden nicht müde unsere Fragen zu beantworten.Ich kann diesen Kurs nur wärmstens empfehlen, da man durch die vorherige Ernte der Zutaten viel über Bali und das dort heimische Obst und Gemüse erfährt und das Projekt „Mai Organic Bali“ unterstützenswert ist.
- Kim R October 27, 2019
Awesome Cooking Class! Our family of 4 adults spent a wonderful day with Kadek, Putu and their family. We were warmly greeted by Kadek, Putu, their daughter, sister in law as well as the grandmother. We immediately felt like family. We spent a wonderful day learning, with hands on cooking. We have done cooking classes before where you barely are allowed to cook. Not this one! You are knew deep in chopping and cooking with the family. So enjoyable. The food we made was delicious and recipes were sent home with us. If we are ever in Ubud again we would definitely cook with them again. We had such a fun time we even invited them to our house so we could teach them how to cook italian food! Book your class now, you won’t be disappointed! BTW they pick you up and bring you back to your hotel if you are staying in Ubud-another great service from their family.
- ltinker November 21, 2018
This is a must do experience in Bali! We loved every minute with this family. Kadek met us on time at our accommodation in Ubud and then took us to the local market in his hometown of Gianyar. We toured the market and Kadek told us about some of the foods we would be cooking with. Such a cool experience! From there we went to his sister Putu's home, where she and Kadek's wife (Ketut) met us to cook a beautiful Balinese meal. We made seven different traditional Balinese dishes and my partner and I were involved in the chopping and preparing of each dish from the start. They also gave us a sheet with recipes to take with us. Putu and Ketut were wonderful teachers and showed us how everything was to be prepared. Afterwards, Kadek took us to his home to see his garden, which was such a treat. This family was amazing, warm and so welcoming. This was the highlight of our trip to Bali. We can't wait to come back!
- BackPacker319185 October 06, 2018
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Kadek

$34-$58 USD

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  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$58 $46 $34
Alcohol
$4 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$58 $46 $34
Alcohol
$4 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Kadek

After working for several years in the hospitality industry, Kadek decided to return to his village in Pejeng and start something on his own. Kadek loves farming, cooking and eating delicious healthy food. This is how he decided to turn his passion into a business and founded an organic farm along with members from the nearby village. Their mission is to promote sustainable, organic farming that reduces waste and is friendly to the environment. Kadek learned recipes and traditional cooking methods from his mother and brother in law, who is a chef at a 5-star hotel. Kadek’s family and members of the community may also join you during your experience.

“I want to share the advantages of organic farming with other people. Also, I want people to experience the traditional Balinese way of life.”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Unlike a typical Traveling Spoon experience that takes place in a home, this is a unique experience that takes place at an organic community farm and kitchen run by a group of locals interested in sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Enjoy cooking and dining in a rustic, traditional, outdoor Balinese kitchen. Some of the dishes you might try are nasi sela (rice with sweet potato), garang asem (chicken cooked with Balinese spices), tuna satay (traditional Balinese fish kebabs) and sayur urab (green vegetables with coconut and spices). You will end your meal with kolak (banana dessert) and Balinese coffee or lemongrass tea. Please note that Kadek will not join you for the meal, as he first needs to offer the meal to mother nature and prefers that you don’t wait for him to finish the ritual to start your meal.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Your cooking class takes place in a traditional Balinese style outdoor community kitchen. After sipping on a cold beverage, and donning an apron, start by helping Kadek prepare and cook an authentic Balinese meal. During your two-hour cooking class, you will learn to make 2-3 authentic dishes. Enjoy a meal of the dishes you prepared along with a couple of dishes that Kadek will have prepared in advance. Kadek will also give you a cookbook with recipes of the dishes you cooked so that you can re-create them back home!

Market visit: (1-6 guests) This is not a market tour but a tour of an organic farm to gather ingredients for your cooking experience. Your culinary experience begins with a tour learning about the workings of a local farm with your host Kadek before you gather produce and spices for your meal. You will be provided straw hats so you’re well equipped for the heat! Your fun and interactive farm tour lasts for about 30-45 mins as you walk through tall bushes and muddy land gathering ingredients like beans and lemongrass. After your expedition, Kadek offers you a refreshing drink and wet towels to wipe your face before you begin cooking.

Notes: Because this experience takes place outdoors it can get a bit hot so please wear clothes and shoes appropriate for walking and cooking in a working farm. We recommend bringing bug spray, sunscreen and a hand towel or tissues.

Prices include round-trip transportation only from Ubud hotels. Please be sure to include your hotel name and address in the reservation form (only if you're staying in Ubud) so your host can arrange for your pick-up and drop-off. If you're staying outside Ubud, please arrange your own transportation to Kadek's farm - you will receive his exact address information when your booking is confirmed.

Languages spoken: English

PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

This was a fun and interesting experience. We had a lovely traditional Balinese welcome drink; the food was very fresh and the tuna satay with sambal and green bean salad were our favorite dishes. We ended up having a lovely time and a great day. We walked around the farm to pick up ingredients, cooked a meal, ate and engaged in some cultural discussion. You will walk away learning a lot!

Jessica and Simo, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

5.0 (4)
Got to tour an organic farm (Mai Organic), saw all the wonderful things they're doing with the locals, and then got to cook a scrumptious feast that was some of the best food we had on our entire trip. I can't recommend this enough.
- aabhassharma January 02, 2020
Ich habe für unsere 4köpfige Bali-Reisegruppe einen Kochkurs mit dem gewissen Extra gesucht und bin bei meiner Suche auf den Bio-Bauernhof aufmerksam geworden. Die eigene Ernte der Zutaten und das Thema „Organic Farming“ haben direkt mein Interesse geweckt.Mein Fazit vorab: Meine Erwartungen wurden übererfüllt.Unser Kursleiter Kadek hat mit uns vor dem Kochen alle Zutaten auf dem Gelände geerntet und uns dabei das Ziel von „Mai Organic“ Nahe gebracht. Durch die selbständige Ernte und den Kontakt zu einigen der örtlichen Bauern bekommt man einen guten Einblick in die Wichtigkeit des Projektes und auch in die Arbeit die hinter dem Obst- und Gemüseanbau steht. Dadurch wird der Kochkurs meines Erachtens nach ungemein aufgewertet, da man sieht wo alles herkommt und man eine ganz andere Beziehung zu den Zutaten bekommt, als wenn man alles auf einem der örtlichen Märkte einkauft.Kadek und sein Team aus Bauern der Mai Organik Community haben mit uns zusammen dann mehrere klassisch balinesische Gerichte zubereitet und wurden nicht müde unsere Fragen zu beantworten.Ich kann diesen Kurs nur wärmstens empfehlen, da man durch die vorherige Ernte der Zutaten viel über Bali und das dort heimische Obst und Gemüse erfährt und das Projekt „Mai Organic Bali“ unterstützenswert ist.
- Kim R October 27, 2019
Awesome Cooking Class! Our family of 4 adults spent a wonderful day with Kadek, Putu and their family. We were warmly greeted by Kadek, Putu, their daughter, sister in law as well as the grandmother. We immediately felt like family. We spent a wonderful day learning, with hands on cooking. We have done cooking classes before where you barely are allowed to cook. Not this one! You are knew deep in chopping and cooking with the family. So enjoyable. The food we made was delicious and recipes were sent home with us. If we are ever in Ubud again we would definitely cook with them again. We had such a fun time we even invited them to our house so we could teach them how to cook italian food! Book your class now, you won’t be disappointed! BTW they pick you up and bring you back to your hotel if you are staying in Ubud-another great service from their family.
- ltinker November 21, 2018
This is a must do experience in Bali! We loved every minute with this family. Kadek met us on time at our accommodation in Ubud and then took us to the local market in his hometown of Gianyar. We toured the market and Kadek told us about some of the foods we would be cooking with. Such a cool experience! From there we went to his sister Putu's home, where she and Kadek's wife (Ketut) met us to cook a beautiful Balinese meal. We made seven different traditional Balinese dishes and my partner and I were involved in the chopping and preparing of each dish from the start. They also gave us a sheet with recipes to take with us. Putu and Ketut were wonderful teachers and showed us how everything was to be prepared. Afterwards, Kadek took us to his home to see his garden, which was such a treat. This family was amazing, warm and so welcoming. This was the highlight of our trip to Bali. We can't wait to come back!
- BackPacker319185 October 06, 2018
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$58 $46 $34
Alcohol
$4 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$58 $46 $34
Alcohol
$4 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm
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