Jala head chef Kristya Yudha has become a legend for his fun, insightful and delicious cooking classes. Join him for a tour of historic Jimbaran fish markets and watch the local fishermen unload the morning's catch from their traditional jukung boats, before returning to Jala. Enjoy hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art facility, and discover secret local cooking techniques and some of Kris' family recipes. Other regional Indonesian classes are also available including Sumatran, Javanese and Sulawesian menus.
Call us to book your experience. +62 (361) 701010 Contact
Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Experience Bali’s Heritage

  • Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy kitchen with stainless steel appliances, black marble counters, large windows
    Dedicated Space

    Housed within its own building, the Jala Cooking Academy features state-of-the-art appliances in an air-conditioned kitchen.

  • Chef in white uniform squeezes lime on large kitchen knife over dish, next to heads of fresh lettuce and whole peppers
    Learn from a Pro

    Bali native Head Chef Kristya Yudha leads all of our classes.

  • Hyperlocal Ingredients

    Tour our vibrant herb and vegetable gardens in the Resort’s on-site garden

  • Family Cooking Class

    Our hands-on lesson in the art of Balinese dessert making is delicious fun for the whole family, including a dedicated class with the pastry chef.

  • Jala Cooking Academy Open Air Pavilion
    Jala Dinner

    Watch Bali's award-winning chef Dayu and her team cook their favourite local recipes fresh-to-order, at Jala's nightly a la carte dinner. The seafood-themed menu is inspired by, and sourced from, Jimbaran's famous fish markets. Savour fresh fish cooked pepes-style, seafood salad, grilled prawns in Balinese spices, and more.

  • A coffee grower with coffee beans in a large mortar and pestle at Four Seasons Bali and Jimbaran Bay
    Jala Coffee Demo

    CSR Partnership to help coffee farmers adapt to climate change at a grassroots level.


  • Optional tour of the Jimbaran Fish Market (9:00 am)
  • Classes conducted in English
  • Prepare and enjoy a five-course lunch
  • Daily rotating traditional menus
  • Maximum 8 participants
  • Suitable for novice and experienced chefs alike
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The Team

Anak Agung Kristya Yudha

Jala Cooking Academy Head Chef
A Balinese native who has been preparing delicious meals for Four Seasons guests for over 20 years, Chef Kris enjoys sharing his knowledge of Indonesian cuisine and culture. He conducts tours of Jimbaran Fish Market to show guests how locals shop for fresh produce and to provide insights into the traditions of our seaside village. Chef Kris will also help you pick indigenous ingredients from the academy’s herb and spice garden before you get down to business in the state-of-the-art kitchen.

"I love taking guests to see the Fish Market, which is still the island's main source of fresh seafood for locals. It is a lively window into the fishing heritage of Jimbaran village."