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Tresna Bali Cooking School

Jl. Bedulu Gang Tresna, Ubud 80581, Indonesia
+62 812-3963-033
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Fabulous and Authentic

The integrity and passion Adi and Francis present these classes is FABULOUS and so special. I have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elaine K
Tresna Cooking School - Highlight of our 3 week trip

It’s hard to describe the magic of Adi and Frances’ place. Built on love, ritual and realness, this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Tresna Bali Cooking School Tresna means "love" in Balinese which is what we poured into the building of our dream cooking school. It would be a mistake to see us as an alternative to the dozen cooking schools in Bali (we are not a restaurant, an after thought at a hotel or a table set up in someone’s family compound). We’ve turned the concept of a Balinese cooking class on its head, building it from ground up. With our shared love of food and cooking, you will delve into hands-on lessons that feature your hands, not ours. Authentic Balinese Home Cooking Real Balinese food is rather time consuming to prepare but tantalizingly delicious as it’s such a lively, fresh and complex cuisine. Visiting tourists may be surprised to hear that they are actually sampling dishes from other parts of Indonesia (such as Nasi Goreng or Gado Gado), but these do not originate or represent real Balinese food. Our menus are Adi’s own recipes that he’s honed over decades of cooking for loved ones. We teach only authentic Balinese home cooked dishes as well as extravagant ceremonial specialties such as whole Babi Guling (whole pig roast). We use the freshest of ingredients from our own gardens and the local market in Ubud. Our Location We selected the location, only 7 minutes from Central Ubud, for its natural riverside tranquility away from the tourist beaches. We’ve attended cooking schools around Asia and beyond to learn from the best. We’ve tended our fruit trees for years, planted an organic garden and designed cooking stations that are comfortable and conducive to learning. Beyond our beautiful location, we’re systemic in our approach. Having organized some of the most exclusive weddings on the island, we are applying our event expertise to our passion – authentic Balinese food and traditional living culture. Our Cooking Class Our class menus are a celebration of the freshest ingredients of that season and that day. You will learn recipes found only in a traditional Balinese family compound where the head of the house is a passionate cook such as Adi. Start by chopping and pounding spices that you pick from our organic gardens to make Adi’s secret Balinese Spice Paste that he learned as a child from his grandfather and refined as an adult. With your complete spice paste, you will create authentic Balinese dishes using variations of the paste - for example – raw paste to stuff a whole pig to be roasted, lightly sauteed paste for ceremonial pork satay lilit and caramelized paste for fresh urab salad. Our intimate class size is limited to 12 guests. Each of you will have your very own cooking station. You will cook at least 1 salad, 3 mains, 1 dessert and several spicy sambals. The classes are fully hands on where you will cook all dishes together to be shared as a Balinese feast. You will also make key staples such as fried chilies, finely sliced fried shallots and garlic and grated roasted coconut and learn about pantry items such as Balinese sea salt, homemade coconut oil and shrimp paste.
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Jl. Bedulu Gang Tresna, Ubud 80581, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The integrity and passion Adi and Francis present these classes is FABULOUS and so special. I have been twice now, Vegan and Vegetarian options taken and simply love the harvest from garden to plate approach. If wanting to explore the art of bringing together delicious...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s hard to describe the magic of Adi and Frances’ place. Built on love, ritual and realness, this modern, well appointed cooking school kitchen, overlooking their organic farm, produces an abundance of fresh ingredients, a fantastically fun educational experience and the most delicious dishes you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tresna Bali Cooking School is so wonderful, I had to go back for another class! I'm a novice cook, and Adi and Frances do a superb job of teaching and coaching. The class was detailed, hands-on, and grand fun. And the group meal was absolutely...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who would have thought a cooking class would be a highlight of our holiday in Bali! Frances and Adi took us on an amazing journey from the garden to the fork in the most delicious, fun and informative way. A lovely way to gain insight...More

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Frances T, Owner at Tresna Bali Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Annie, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our cooking experience, especially the organic garden that Adi planted. We really hope that you'll come back next year as we have so many more authentic healthy Balinese...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

If you want a great place to learn about Balinese cooking, this is the place! Chef Adi and his wife Frances will be a highlight of your trip with their cooking expertise, and fun, energetic teaching style. They are very passionate about Balinese cooking methods,...More

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Frances T, Owner at Tresna Bali Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Dear Les and Winnie, Thank you for your glowing and extremely kind review of our cooking school. We are so happy that you had such a good time through all the picking, chopping, pounding and grilling! It was an absolute pleasure to cook with well...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Tresara Cooking School is nothing short of magical! Our experience there will forever be with me. As I had my mother and two kids with me on vacation, I wondered whether a four hour class was appropriate for my 9 year old son. My 11...More

1  Thank Sue B
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Frances T, Owner at Tresna Bali Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Dearest Sue, Thank you so much for bringing your beautiful family to cook with us! We are so happy that we were able to keep both the 9 year old and the 75 year old learning and cooking for the entire morning. While I am...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This cooking was the absolute best experience of our vacation. We booked a plant based cooking class. When we arrived we were welcomed so warmly which made us feel right at home. We were the first ones to arrive so we got the chance to...More

1  Thank Jesse P
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Frances T, Owner at Tresna Bali Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jesse and Mardjorie, "Best Experience" of your vacation! Wow! We are so honoured! It was such a pleasure to cook with both of you and we are so happy that you enjoyed our full experience from our organic gardens right down to the smallest...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

My partner and I are both professional cooks in San Francisco. We came to Bali specifically to learn Balinese flavors and traditional dishes. We chose Tresna Bali Cooking School based on recommendation from another chef in Los Angeles. Chef Adi and Frances are very responsive...More

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Frances T, Owner at Tresna Bali Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Siska and Jeffrey, You were Adi's PERFECT PRIVATE CLASS! To see the three of you - all amazing chefs - chopping at light speed to make mounds of fresh spice paste and then, put up 10 complicated Balinese dishes (with 4 types of finely...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Six of us spent an amazing morning/afternoon at France’s and Adi’s beautiful cooking school . We chopped, we ground spices , we toured their amazing garden where the most delicious herbs and spices were grown . Oh to have a galangal hedge here in Sydney...More

1  Thank Dawn M
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Frances T, Owner at Tresna Bali Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dawn, Thank you for bringing your foodie friends to our little piece of cooking heaven up here in Ubud. We loved having you all and especially enjoyed all the laughter as we walked through our gardens and cooked in the kitchens together. We hope...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Mum and I had such a great day with Frances and Chef Adi at Tresna Bali Cooking School. Frances was really easy to communicate with from the get go, extremely accommodating with our request for a Vegetarian Menu and confirmed our dates pretty much immediate....More

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Frances T, Owner at Tresna Bali Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Trish, We LOVED cooking with you and your Mum. obviously avid home chefs who really enjoy finding new ingredients and techniques. Yes, Adi loves to cook with whatever is freshest so when he saw the young cassava leaves, he knew they would make an...More

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Tembeka M
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Dear Tembeka, We have a Vegetarian Class on March 22. Please if you can email me directly, I'll send you the full details. Please let us know your dates in Bali. Thank you, Frances
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