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About Chef Mudana

Born and bred in Sanur, Bali, Chef Mudana graduated from vocational high school with a diploma in culinary arts. He has worked in the hospitality industry for the past 18 years with roles at some of Bali’s finest boutique properties including Maya Ubud. Passionate about good food and travel, Chef Mudana was fortunate to spend several years in Japan where he refined his techniques.

Upon returning home to Bali, Chef Mudana joined Kayumanis Private Estate Jimbaran and conducted regular cooking classes for in-house guests. He also opened his own small dining establishment in Sanur called Warung Makan SMS to bring quality yet affordable cuisine to the local community. In 2011 Chef Mudana accepted the role of Executive Chef at Mahagiri Villas with the responsibility of establishing a new restaurant.

Over the next few years he travelled extensively to Perth, Australia to promote Indonesian food and indulge in wine tasting expeditions. Chef Mudana is currently a culinary consultant for Surya Cafe that serves Indonesian food in Hokkaido, Japan. He makes frequent trips to oversee authenticity and menu development.

Chef Mudana launched his Cooking Class in Sanur in 2015 to share his wealth of culinary expertise and love of local food with holidaymakers. The classes unveil the secrets of Balinese and Indonesian cuisine including the use of exotic spice pastes in meat and seafood dishes. Chef Mudana gives participants a hands-on experience filled with new skills that will enable them to cook at home.