The annual culinary celebration will carry the theme ‘Soil’, and to be held between 30 June – 2 July.
Bringing in over 40 local and internationally-acclaimed chefs, foodpreneurs, writers, producers, farmers, film-makers and food scientists will descend on Ubud for a weekend filled with diverse flavours, cultures and food-based activities.
The theme ‘Soil’ was chosen for its significance as precious natural resource, and hopefully the event will examine food traditions, culinary innovations, sustainability, regenerative farming and further conversations on the topic.
As usual, the program will include thought-provoking panel discussions, immersive masterclasses, workshops, food tours, long table lunches, dinners, jungle foraging, walking tours and cocktail parties. There’s also the Festival hub, where visitors can experience Bali’s best pop-up food stalls, film screenings, live music and DJ performance.
Among the panelists are Filipino talent, Johanne Siy, Indonesian chef and cookbook author Petty Pandean-Elliott, Chef LG Han, owner of award-winning 3 times Michelin-starred Labyrinth, as well as Hans Christian, from Jakarta’s August. Others include Filipino chefs Ross Magnaye from Serai and Thirdy Dolatre and Nav Navoa of Manila’s HAPAG. Syrco Bakker, fresh from Amsterdam, and Italian-born food scientist, Gabriele Castagnetti.
For the heritage food presenters, Dicky Senda, from the Lakoat.Kujawas and Charles Toto, the Jungle Chef from Papua. On the farming front, there’s A.A. Gede Agung Wedhatama from Bali. Rounding up the talents, there is Rahel Stephanie, the founder of Spoons—an Indonesian plant-based supper club.