The third Ubud Food Festival (UFF) will be seeing more than 100 chefs, culinary icons, restaurateurs, environmental advocates and social innovators in Bali this 12–14 May .
Headlining this year’s international guests are Chele González of Gallery VASK – the Philippines’ only entrant on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, chef and author Joannès Rivière of Cambodia’s coveted Cuisine Wat Damnak.
Sicilian-born and award-winning chef owner of Singapore’s Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare and Sydney’s Olio, Lino Sauro, is also included in the line-up for this year.
Luminous Line-up for 2017
They’ll be joined by Manjunath Mural of Singapore’s Michelin-starred The Song of India, Robuchon Bangkok Group’s Executive Pastry Chef, Belgian Yannis J. Janssens, the ‘Anthropologist in the Kitchen’ as well as Taiwanese chef and writer Tzu-i Chuang Mullinax.
Besides, one of Peru’s most revered chefs, Eduardo Montes, and Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones of Bangkok’s coveted Bo.lan restaurant – ranking 19th in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants – are poised to grace the festival too.
Showcasing the best of contemporary Indonesian cuisine, the UFF will bring together the nation’s rising stars and culinary royalty, including Jakarta trendsetters Karen Carlotta, Adhika Maxie and Fernando Sindu, and Ragil Imam Wibowo, who is renowned for modernising Indonesian cuisine.
They’ll be appearing alongside Master Chef Indonesia judge Rinrin Marinka and celebrity chef Farah Quinn.
The Queen of Indonesian cuisine, Ibu Sisca Soewitomo, will be joined by the father of Indonesian food writing, Pak Bondan Winarno, the world’s foremost tempe expert Professor Winarno and eminent culinary diplomat William Wongso.
Culinary diversity of Indonesian Archipelago
Pioneering chef and writer Petty Elliott will be introducing audiences to modern Manadonese, while The Jungle Chef Charles Toto shares about foraged flavors from the Papuan highlands. The distinctive Chinese-Indonesian cuisine of the Bangka Belitung Islands will be prepared by its leading specialist, Eddrian Tjhia, and a fusion of modern techniques and traditional Balinese cuisine will be brought to the table by Made Lugra.
The world’s first Indonesian certified plant-based cuisine chef, Made Runatha of MOKSA will also be joined by colleague and sustainability advocate Made Janur.
An impressive array of masterclasses by the very best
Honing the skills of avid food writers, photographers and Instagrammers, the Festival also plays host to a range of masterclasses led by the industry’s best.
With hit social media account Warteg Gourmet, gastronomic trailblazer Dade Akbar transforms Indonesian street food into haute cuisine. Joining him is culinary storyteller Ade Putri Paramadita, esteemed food writer, author and critic Kevindra Soemantri, commercial food photographer Togi Panjaitan, food historian and author Fadly Rahman, and the ‘walking dictionary’ of Indonesian street food, Arie Parikesit.
In the month leading up to and after the Festival, UFF hosts a feast of Fringe Events across Seminyak and Sanur’s dining hotspots. From a long-table lunch focusing on Balinese palm sugar at Kaum to a four chef five-course collaboration at Bikini, the Fringe Events bring a taste of UFF down south.
About the Festival:
- Ubud Food Festival runs from 12–14 May 2017 in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
- The three-day program spans a range of ticketed and free events, from cooking demonstrations, special events, workshops and food tours, to markets, film screenings, live music and in-depth forum discussions.
- Special events will take place before, during and after the Festival, at various locations across Ubud and Bali.
- A not-for-profit initiative, the Ubud Food Festival is underpinned by a mission of supporting Indonesia’s vibrant and sustainable culinary and tourism industries.
- The full lineup and tickets are now available from the website.
Visit ubudfoodfestival.com for key information on programming, ticketing, scheduling, location, FAQs and more.