Take your next Bali holiday to a new level and make it more memorable by joining the ‘Our Bali Your Bali’ foodie tour and retreat initiated by the renowned Bali-based Chef, a writer, Dean Keddell.
Throughout the pandemic, well-known Bali based Chef (and owner of Ginger Moon Canteen & Jackson Lily’s restaurant) Dean Keddell made it his mission to support as many of the Balinese in need as possible. Along with donating one of his restaurants to a food rescue operation throughout the pandemic, Chef Dean put his skills to work and published the Our Bali Your Bali cookbook to give people missing Bali a taste of their favourite island. All proceeds from the book have been delivered back as donations to impoverished communities.
As a result of the success and interest in the Our Bali Your Bali book, Dean saw an opportunity once Bali opened back up to invite guests to actually live the book for a week. This is when Our Bali Your Bali Book Tours were established. These tours see guests staying in luxury accommodation, with all details of the tour taken care of. Throughout the 5-day tour guests get to experience the best of Bali through the eyes of long time local Chef Dean.
Some of the highlights of the tour include:
- A Bucket List Banquet at Ginger Moon Canteen
- A Royal Celebration at Hotel Tugu
- A Balinese Banquet at Kaum, Potato Head
- Dinner with Margaret Barry from Bali Children’s Foundation at Jackson Lily’s
- A Rainforest lunch at Mads Lange, located at the award-winning Capella Ubud
- Rijsttafel lunch at Art Café, Bumbu Bali
- 5 nights stay at a 5-star hotel, Trans Resort Hotel.
You’ll also get a private cooking class with Chef and his team, which starts with a visit to the Denpasar markets to purchase your ingredients. There are also plenty of treats and surprises along the way!
The best part about investing your time and money into being a guest on these tours, is that not only will you get a one-of-a-kind experience, all proceeds from the tour are directly donated back to the communities that Dean supports. A real win-win when it comes to a meaningful and memorable Bali experience.
Don’t take our word for it though!
We asked some of the guests of the previous tours for their feedback on their experience and this is what they had to say:
Dianne from Australia
“The Our Bali Your Bali Tour definitely did not disappoint. It was everything it promised to be and then some more. From the first meeting with Dean and Saroh and the Bucket list Banquet at Ginger Moon Canteen, I knew it was going to be something special.
While the focus was raising awareness of the charities Dean supports and the ongoing challenges Bali faces, we were taken on a journey through the cookbook, which is so much more than a collection of recipes. We met the people whose stories we’d read and tried some of the special recipes they had shared. What a treat!
We travelled from our accommodation in Seminyak where highlights were Dean’s master class, as well as meeting Margaret Barry founder of the Bali Children’s Foundation, to Nusa Dua where we visited the Zero Waste facility, Ubud where we had lunch in the rainforest, Tabanan, where we hiked through rice paddies with unbelievable views and also toured the Wildlife Sanctuary, to Canggu for a Royal Dinner and cultural performance and also to Denpasar markets. Each day was exciting, experiences varied and food…..wow!“
Gail from Australia
“Thanks again for wonderful memories.The Our Bali Your Bali cookbook tour was a unique and fabulous experience…a great balance between appreciation of the culinary delights of Bali and initiatives undertaken to address issues of social justice and environmental preservation. With our wonderful hosts Dean, Saroh and Agung sharing their knowledge of culture and customs whilst catering for our every need we left with treasured memories and friendships, and a heightened appreciation for the efforts of many working to make changes for the future. Highly recommended!“
Ready to secure your spot?
The next tour is happening soon – from April 24th-29th, 2023. Spots are limited, so don’t delay if this sounds like your kind of getaway!
More information on the tour details, pricing and full itinerary can be found here.
Want a copy of the Our Bali Your Bali book for yourself?
Not only is this a stunning coffee table book, it is full of recipes and reminders of the gorgeous culture and scenery of Bali. You can get a copy for yourself (or perhaps a gift for someone else) from the following places:
Signed copies of OUR BALI YOUR BALI can be purchased at the following venues:
- Ginger Moon Canteen
- Jackson Lily’s
- The Trans Resort
- The Oberoi Resort
- W Bali Seminyak
- Courtyard by Marriott
- The Samaya Seminyak
- Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
- Westin Nusa Dua Bali
- The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud
- Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve
- Villa Inda Bali
Who are the foundations OUR BALI YOUR BALI supports?
Bali Children’s Foundation – helping thousands of children to complete school and to find employment.
Bali Wise by R.O.L.E Foundation – empowering marginalized women through skills education to develop sustainable communities.
East Bali Poverty Project – helping people to help themselves whilst building communities from the ground up.
Friends of the National Parks Foundation – working to protect wildlife and their habitats, at the same time supporting local communities.
Scholars of Sustenance – The amount of food the world wastes is frightening, the amount of people without anything to eat even more so. SOS is a food rescue operation that provides proper nutrition to those in greatest need.