Take home a bite of Bali from this deliciously fun sampling of local culinary know-how. The à la carte dinner menu features authentic Balinese delicacies made with organic produce, while our classes give food lovers of all ages and experience levels the hands-on opportunity to discover secret local cooking techniques.
- Every Day
- 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Experience Bali’s Heritage
- Dedicated Space
Housed within its own building, the Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy features state-of-the-art appliances in an air-conditioned kitchen.
- Learn from a Pro
Bali native Head Chef Kristya Yudha leads all of our classes.
- Hyperlocal Ingredients
Tour our herb and vegetable gardens in the Resort’s on-site gardens.
- Kids Class
Delicious fun for the whole family, including a dedicated class with the pastry chef, our hands-on lesson in the art of Balinese dessert making is not to miss.
- 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
Anak Agung Kristya YudhaJala 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."
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. Local flavours, cozy ambience, and premium quality define this Balinese dining experience.
- 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Sate Languan Acar Timun (Balinese spiced minced mackerel satays)
- Klepon (steamed Balinese rice dumpling with palm sugar sticky rice)
- Lawar Sayur (traditional spicy vegetable salad)
- Sambal Matah (Balinese traditional chilli)
- Gegecok Timun Udang Panggang
Grilled prawns on cucumber salad