Cooking School

Discover the secrets of Balinese food with Janet DeNeefe and her team. Explore cooking techniques and the fascinating kitchen myths of this unique culture followed by a lavish Balinese feast and complete recipes.

Listed as ‘amongst the world’s best cooking schools’ in The Australian newspaper, Janet has been teaching Balinese cooking since 1987.

Cooking School

Cooking School

What We Do

The Casa Luna Cooking School classes provide a fascinating insight into Balinese life, beliefs and culture through learning about its food, cooking and culinary myths.

Classes are part demonstration, part hands-on and are held in the grounds of the Second Honeymoon Guesthouse.

Participants learn about the exotic herbs and spices used in ceremonial and everyday dishes with a focus on their unique healing properties. A lavish Balinese feast is then prepared together and enjoyed with homemade hibiscus tea.

Complete class notes are provided. Guests of the Honeymoon Guesthouses receive a 10% discount on all cooking classes — click here to book a room

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Class schedule

Tuesday Coffee Tour

Kintamani Coffee Tour

Enjoy a trip to the fabled Kintamani highlands, home of Bali’s finest coffee, and step into a fragrant wonderland of aromatic coffee trees. Walk the path through the picturesque hillside plantation and learn about the history, development and roasting of one of the world’s most seductive brews.  A Balinese Feast follows, overlooking the spectacular Mount Batur and crater lake, at the Kintamani Lakehouse Resort. Lunch on gently spiced Mujair, Mozambique Tilapia, caught from the lake, fritters, beans in roasted coconut, sambal, red rice and local dessert. Finish with freshly brewed Kintamani coffee, inhale the crisp mountain air and watch the village world go by. Tuesdays 8am – 2pm. Rp. 500.000. Minimum of 4 people required.


Saturday: New Food as Medicine Vegan hands-on cooking class

9.30am – 1.00pm
Rp 450,000 per person

Discover the extraordinary healing properties of spices and their colourful history. Enjoy a hands-on cooking class with a vegetarian menu of pumpkin curry, tempe with fresh lemon basil, roasted coconut banana flower salad, organic bamboo shoots, seasonal greens and red rice followed by non-dairy coconut ice cream. Numbers limited. Rp. 450,000. Recipes included.


9.30am — 1.00pm
Rp 400,000 per person
  • Spiced fish in banana leaves
  • Fragrant fish curry
  • Asian spinach in tomato sambal
  • Carrot & cucumber salad
  • Black rice pudding

Tuesday market tour

8.00am — 1.00pm
Rp 400,000 per person
  • Mie Goreng
  • Tempe curry
  • Roasted white eggplant
  • Fern salad
  • Green coconut crêpes


9.30am — 1.00pm
Rp 400,000 per person
  • Balinese chicken satay
  • Beans in coconut milk
  • Lawar
  • Corn fritters
  • Gado-Gado
  • Fragrant yellow rice

Thursday market tour

8.00am — 1.00pm
Rp 400,000 per person
  • Chicken Curry
  • Wok-Fried Eggplant
  • Coconut and anchovy sambal
  • Bean-Coconut salad
  • Sago pudding

Friday beginners class

9.30am — 12.00pm
Rp 400,000 per person
  • Nasi goreng
  • Chicken satay
  • Krupuk
  • Peanut sauce
  • Fruit in coconut milk

Gourmet food tour:Sunday-Palm sugar and sea salt

8.00am — 2.00pm
Rp 450,000 per person

Enjoy a tour to the majestic East and witness the time-honoured technique of making caramel-flavoured palm sugar in a charming hillside compound followed by a visit to the coast to see the making of fresh sea salt. Savour a seafood lunch nearby at a famous local warung for that authentic Balinese eating experience. Meet at Casa Luna 8.00am. CLASS NOT INCLUDED

Gourmet food tour: Thursday & Friday Night Market Tour

5.15pm — 8.30pm
Rp 400,000 per person

Visit the bustling Gianyar night market at dusk and experience the ambiance of a Balinese pasar. Learn as you stroll through the markets about the local snacks and traditional market food. This is followed by an open-air dinner of home-cooked specialties, from braised chicken to marinated satay, spicy greens and suckling pig. Refreshments included. Meet at Casa Luna at 5.15pm. CLASS NOT INCLUDED

Sunday twilight Smoked Duck Class

5.30pm - 9.00pm
Rp500,000 per person

Learn the secrets in making one of Bali’s most celebrated dishes. Our lavish smoked duck feast includes lawar, yellow rice & coconut ice-cream . Served with rice wine.

Additional Information:

Market & Gourmet tours depart from Casa Luna.

All other classes meet at Second Honeymoon Guesthouse, Jalan Bisma Ubud

For Bookings: Ring +62361973282 or email

FREE PICK-UP for those in the Ubud area.

Pick up can be organised for other areas ( with additional charges)



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A minimum of 4 people needed for classes.



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If your desired class is within 24hrs, please call us on +62 361 973 282.


“Our cooking class proved to be one of the highlights of our time in Bali.”

Jane, Canada

“There is an increasing sophistication in the preparation and presentation of Balinese food.”

Australian Gourmet Traveller