From 26–28 April, 2019, Indonesia’s most outstanding chefs, producers, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, food photographers, storytellers, scientists and activists will converge in Bali for the Ubud Food Festival.

In its fifth year, Indonesia’s leading culinary event will celebrate the nation’s diverse cuisines and exciting gastronomic scene with food lovers from near and far through the theme ‘Spice Up the World’.

Hungry for new flavors, the culinary curious are seeking out Indonesian food’s intriguing complexity.

The playful and invigorating theme ‘Spice Up the World’ will explore the most effective ways to make the food of Southeast Asia’s most populous nation ‘go global’. From spotlighting international best practice and individual success stories, to championing local heroes elevating Indonesian food to new heights, to breaking down boundaries to foreign exposure, UFF19 will serve up a feast of ideas to spice up the world with Indonesian food.

“Since our inaugural year, sharing Indonesia’s extraordinary cuisines and fascinating culinary cultures has been at the heart of the Ubud Food Festival,” commented UFF Founder & Director Janet DeNeefe. “We know Indonesian food isn’t as well-known overseas as the cuisines of its Southeast Asian cousins, but this won’t be for long!

The ‘epicurious’ with adventurous palates are starting to be enticed by the strong aromas, captivating cross-cultural histories, and fiery flavors.

“This is why, for our fifth year, we chose the theme Spice Up the World – to show food lovers across the globe that it’s time they added some Indonesian dishes to their list of favorites, and through this, learn something about Indonesia. Food is, after all, the easiest way to access a culture,” DeNeefe continued.

"We are once again looking forward to welcoming food lovers from across the archipelago and beyond for our fifth year, and we hope you’re ready to help us spice up the world with Indonesian food!” DeNeefe concluded.

More Information

The three-day program from 26–28 April, 2019, spans a range of ticketed and free events, from cooking demonstrations, special events, workshops and food tours, to markets, film screenings, live music and in-depth panel discussions.

Special events will take place at various locations around Ubud.

A not-for-profit initiative, the Ubud Food Festival is underpinned by a mission to support Indonesia’s vibrant and sustainable culinary and tourism industries.

The first round of speakers will be announced in mid-February.

The program and full line-up will be released and tickets will go on sale in late February.

Visit www.ubudfoodfestival.com for all information.