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About Taman Dukuh Farm Cooking School
HISTORY BEHIND BALI FARM COOKING SCHOOL
The Bali Farm Cooking School was started in 2013 by a group of locals who wanted to encourage organic and sustainable farming in their area.
As small-scale farmers, we knew how to grow quality organic crops, but it was difficult to sell them on the local market as people were more concerned with appearances than quality.
Also, it was hard for us to sell their crops to big hotels and restaurants because they had to keep getting more every day.
The group decided to create their own market and built a space for local farmers to share their knowledge and expertise in organic and sustainable farming.
They also wanted to offer a space for young villagers who were interested in learning about tourism and farming.
And so, Bali Farm Cooking School was born! Visitors could come and learn about Balinese and Indonesian cuisine, experience organic farming, and gain a deeper appreciation of Balinese culture and tradition in a fun and friendly environment.
The expert local chefs were passionate about sharing their knowledge, and the ingredients were sourced directly from the organic farm and local farmers.
Through the years, the school has grown and expanded its offerings, while remaining committed to sustainability, community, and respect for nature.
The school is proud to be a part of a community that values organic and sustainable farming and is dedicated to sharing the beauty and magic of Bali with visitors from all over the world.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER COOKING SCHOOLS IN BALI?
We know that there are many cooking schools in Bali, but here at Bali Farm Cooking School, we pride ourselves on being unique!
We believe that we offer something special that you won’t find anywhere else on the island.
We are the only Balinese cooking school that has its own farm. When you visit us, you will see firsthand how fruits, vegetables, and herbs grow, and you will have the opportunity to pick the ingredients fresh from the farm.
We grow our produce organically, which means that you will be cooking with the freshest and healthiest ingredients around.
When you come to our farm, you’ll be able to get away from the busy city and spend time in a peaceful and natural setting.
You’ll have the chance to see local villagers going about their daily activities and experience the beauty of Balinese countryside life.
At our cooking school, we don’t just teach you how to cook Balinese food—we encourage you to participate in the cooking process!
We work as a team here, just like the local tradition in Bali. Our kitchen is built out of bamboo and local wood, and our staff cleans it every day to maintain hygienic standards.
We have a passionate team of local instructors who are experts in tourism and organic farming. Our teachers, Wayan, Deren, Beego, Yogi, and Kadek, will show you the right way to cook Balinese food.
After years of experience teaching Balinese cooking classes in Ubud, Wayan and his team have found substitutes for some Balinese ingredients, and they are always happy to share helpful ideas during class.
We welcome travelers who are passionate about cooking, local food, local culture, and village life.
So, come and join us for a fun and educational culinary adventure that you won’t soon forget!
VILLAGE LIFE AND COOKING FARM TOGETHER
Here at Taman Dukuh Bali Farm Cooking School, we believe that community and sustainability are the keys to success.
Our small group is passionate about caring for our environment, our village, and our culture, especially when it comes to farming.
We want to make sure that our program is sustainable and has a positive impact on the people in our village.
Our mission is not only to share our Balinese cuisine recipes with visitors but also to help people enjoy healthier meals.
We want to teach people how to cook with fresh, organic ingredients straight from our farm.
We are proud to have a great team that helps make our program possible. In addition to our staff in the cooking class, we get support from everyone in the village to supply all of the ingredients.
We work together as a community to promote sustainability and share the beauty of our Balinese culture and cuisine with visitors from all over the world.
When you visit us, you’ll not only learn how to cook delicious Balinese meals, but you’ll also get a taste of what life is like in a traditional Balinese village.
You’ll meet our friendly and welcoming locals, see how our community works together to create sustainable farming practices, and experience the beauty of our natural environment.
We are committed to promoting sustainable farming and preserving our culture and traditions for generations to come.
We invite you to come and experience village life and cooking on our farm together!
At the Taman Dukuh Bali Farm Cooking School, we believe in bringing people, God, and nature together in harmony.
That’s why we adhere to the ancient concept of Tri Hita Karana Philosophy, which has been passed down through generations of Balinese culture.
This traditional philosophy of life on the island of Bali emphasizes the importance of communal cooperation, compassion, and harmony with fellow human beings.
It also emphasizes the need to show respect and offer offerings to deities to achieve harmony with God.
Finally, it promotes the sustainability and balance of the environment, and the need to conserve nature.
We take this philosophy seriously and strive to promote it in everything we do, from our sustainable farming practices to our commitment to using organic and locally sourced ingredients.
Our aim is to not only share our Balinese cuisine recipes with visitors, but also to promote a deeper understanding of Balinese culture, spirituality, and philosophy.
We hope to inspire people to adopt a more harmonious and sustainable way of life and help them appreciate the importance of preserving our environment for future generations.
OUR ORGANIC FARM
At Taman Dukuh Bali Farm Cooking School, we’re passionate about promoting organic and sustainable farming practices.
Our organic farm is an integral part of our cooking school, as we believe that using the freshest ingredients is key to creating delicious Balinese and Indonesian cuisine.
During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to explore our lush organic farm and learn about the permaculture methods we use to grow our produce.
Our knowledgeable guides will introduce you to a variety of exotic fruits, vegetables, and herbs and teach you about the unique ways we incorporate these ingredients into our recipes.
What sets our farm apart is our commitment to sustainability and eco-education. By promoting organic farming and sustainable living, we hope to make a positive impact on our environment and community.
Come and experience the beauty and bounty of our organic farm, and see how we’re bringing together tourism and sustainable living.
What we grow on our farm? see theme here
OUR VILLAGE COMMUNITY
At Taman Dukuh Bali Farm Cooking School, we are proud to be a community-based agriculture program with a strong vision for the future of farming, culinary creativity, and hospitality skills.
We believe in creating jobs and opportunities for our local community, fostering small business entrepreneurship, and keeping our hard-earned rupiah within the village.
In order to achieve this, we have partnered with local organic farmers in the surrounding area to create a strong and wide-reaching network.
By working together, we can support each other and contribute to a sustainable and prosperous future for our community.
OUR TRADITIONAL RECIPES
At Bali Farm Cooking School, we’re all about sharing the secrets of Balinese cuisine with our guests.
What sets Balinese food apart?
It’s all in the spice paste! We’ll teach you how to make the “Bumbu Bali” Balinese spice paste that’s the base for most of our dishes.
Using fragrant seeds like white and black pepper, coriander, cumin, clove, nutmeg, sesame seeds, and candlenut, along with fragrant roots like shallots, garlic, galangal, turmeric, and ginger, we create a mouth-watering blend that will have your taste buds dancing.
We’ll show you how to make this spice paste step by step, and we’ll also teach you how to combine it with other ingredients to create delicious Balinese dishes.
And the best part?
You’ll get to take our traditional recipe book home with you, so you can recreate all your favorite Balinese meals in your own kitchen.
We take pride in using locally sourced, organic ingredients to create our dishes. Our team works with local farmers to source the freshest and healthiest ingredients, and we’re constantly experimenting with new ways to showcase the unique flavors of Balinese cuisine.
At Bali Farm Cooking School, we believe that cooking is about more than just making food. It’s a way to connect with the culture and traditions of a place and learn about the people and their way of life.
That’s why we’re passionate about sharing our knowledge of Balinese cuisine with our guests, and we look forward to welcoming you to our kitchen soon. Some picture gallery here
OUR LOCAL STAFF
At Bali Farm Cooking School, we believe that everyone has unique skills and talents to offer.
That’s why we have an amazing team of local staff from our village who have a variety of backgrounds and expertise, ranging from farming to art, hospitality, and culinary arts.
We take pride in being a part of the local community and aim to create more job opportunities for our neighbors.
By involving local staff in our project, we are able to contribute to the growth of the local economy.
Our friendly and passionate team is always ready to share their knowledge and skills with our guests, and we believe that their authentic Balinese hospitality and warmth are a key part of what makes our cooking school so special.
CHOOSE ONE OF OUR BALI COOKING CLASS & PACKAGE
Morning Cooking Class w/ Market Visit
Bali cooking class and culinary experience in the morning with a visit to local market! Immerse yourself in the vibrant Balinese culture, learn about local ingredients, organic farming, and traditional cooking techniques. Join our personalized and immersive experience, with expert local chefs, and indulge in a delicious Balinese meal.
Ubud Evening Firefly Watching & Experience Traditional Balinese Life
Experience the magic of Bali's nature with Taman Dukuh's Ubud firefly watching tours. Take a sunset walk through our beautiful Balinese village, and enjoy a traditional Balinese dinner. With our expert guide, you'll learn about the natural history of fireflies and the best times to view them. Join us for an unforgettable and peaceful experience in the heart of Bali's nature. Book now to enjoy this mesmerizing natural phenomenon!
Balinese Authentic Advanced Cooking Class
Take your Balinese culinary skills to the next level with our advanced Balinese farm cooking class. Our expert local chefs will guide you through the preparation of advanced Balinese dishes, using fresh, organic ingredients from our farm. Learn about the art of traditional Balinese cooking and take your skills to new heights.
Balinese Cooking Class and Stay Package
Experience the true Balinese way of life with Taman Dukuh's cook and stay program. Our program offers a unique opportunity to learn about organic farming, traditional cooking techniques, and Balinese culture, by immersing yourself in our Balinese village. With our program, you'll enjoy a comfortable stay in our traditional homestay or guest house and have the chance to relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings. Book now for an unforgettable Balinese culinary adventure and indulge in the flavors of Bali!