A three-day culinary adventure with Indonesian food as the star, the Ubud Food Festival is Southeast Asia’s leading culinary event showcasing Indonesia’s diverse cuisine, innovative chefs and extraordinary local produce.
Ubud Food Festival is a major annual project of the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati, with a vision of enriching the lives of Indonesians through community-building and cultural programs. It is the sibling event of Ubud Writers & Readers Festivaland Bali Emerging Voices Festival.
Founded in 2016, the Ubud Food Festival is an exciting adventure with Indonesian food as the star. Panning three days of special events, from cooking demos, food tours and talks, workshops and masterclasses, music and arts, films, markets and more. The festival celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of Indonesia’s culinary landscape.
Bringing together almost 8000 people in 2016, along with more than 60 culinary icons from across Indonesia and the globe, the festival celebrates culinary heritage, fresh and innovative ideas, all areas of the dynamic, ever-evolving culinary industry, and the stories we tell through food.
In 2017, the Ubud Food Festival will return for its third year from 12-14 May. Alongside Indonesian chefs, restaurateurs, producers and food professionals, celebrated culinary icons from around the world will dish up a program rich in fresh tastes and fresh ideas.
In 2017, the festival’s new theme is ‘Every Flavor is a Story’, this celebrates the history of Indonesian food, delving deeper into the ingredients, recipes and traditions and what they say about Indonesian culture, society, heritage and geography.
This year, the Ubud Food Festival will be infused with the theme ‘Every flavor is a story’. The theme celebrates Indonesia’s culinary heritage, in which every ingredient, recipe and culinary tradition tells a story of the archipelago’s history, geography and diverse cultures.
The theme also reflects on the journey from producer to plate; from forging relationships with local growers to fostering awareness of broader ecological and industry trends that are shaping Indonesia’s – and the world’s – culinary landscape.
Across the Festival’s three-day program, members of the culinary industry and food lovers alike will unpack flavors, traditions and regional influences to deepen their understanding of not just what food tells us – but of the stories we tell through food.
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