After the renowned Green School which allow students to learn a natural, holistic and student-centered education, a new breakthrough cooking school has just opened and welcomed amateur and professional cook-to-be all around the world. Sokasi is Bali’s first custom-designed riverside cooking school on the banks of the Ayung at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.
Sokasi offers a full day experience for guests and students who would like to learn more about Balinese traditions through local foods. Students could choose whether to learn about the authentic Balinese cuisines from the old family recipes or plant-based menu inspired by Ubud’s more recent evolution as a wellness mecca for yoga and spa retreats. The workshop would include a chef-guided tour to nearby markets in Ubud. The class, which consists maximum of eight students, is then back to Sokasi’s own vegetable and herb gardens to find more ingredients before a hands-on lesson in the state-of-the-art kitchen.
The cooking class would be perfectly ended by a nice evening with a Chef’s Table dinner of slow-cooked dishes normally reserved for ceremonies. The nature and the atmosphere would definitely make it hard for us to leave. Students would also receive valuable takeaways not only about the new kitchen skills and recipes, but also deep insights into the culture, daily rituals and traditional health remedies.
Sokasi is open for public and is the second professional-standard cooking school launched by Four Seasons in Bali, following the success of Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy at the all-villa beach retreat of Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay.