According to reporting from Tempo, one of Asia’s leading culinary celebrations, the Ubud Food Festival, which ends on July 2nd is set to present more than 100 world-renowned chefs, said Janet DeNeefe, founder and director of the festival.
The event involves young talented chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, food writers to entrepreneurs.
This year’s Ubud Food Festival will showcase events that are free of charge and events with a paywall, among them are cooking workshops, special events, panel discussions, food tourism, food stalls, movie screenings, and musical concerts, say Tempo.
Renowned Korean-American TV star Judy Joo will also be performing at UFF for the second time after what she said was her first memorable experience visiting Bali.
Judy Joo will lead a Korean BBQ masterclass guiding participants to prepare Korean BBQ meat and Gochujang coated salmon. Meanwhile, New Zealand TV star Robert Oliver and Fiji-Samoan chef Sangeeta Maharaj will also participate and present a feast of unique Polynesian flavors, report Tempo.
Representing Indonesian gastronomy, one of the chefs who will be attending is Hans Christian from August, a fine-dining restaurant that is listed as Asia’s best restaurant. Blake Thornley of Mozaic will also be bringing a collaborative fine-dining experience.
Tempo report that Indonesian chef, Theodora Poeradisastra will also be serving five dishes using ingredients sourced from the local super organic resort garden with chef Mangku from Gdas. Rahel Stephanie of Spoons in London, along with the team from W/T/Me and RAMU Executive Chef Joshira Yugopradana will concoct plant-based ingredients to encapsulate the rich flavors of Indonesian spices.
The 2023 Ubud Food Festival is in its sixth year after it was first launched in 2015.