Bali, June, 2018 – Alaya Resort Ubud proudly hosted an exclusive gathering for the Indonesian Chef Association (ICA) on 29th June 2018 at Manisan Bali. This highly-anticipated monthly event is typically held in lifestyle locations such as Kuta and Nusa Dua. However, this time around the ICA executive committee decided to bring the gathering to Ubud in an attempt to entice more local chefs to join the organisation.
The event was attended by more than 100 participants including hotel chefs and culinary experts from around Bali. It was led by Chef Henry Alexie Bloem, current President of ICA and Food & Beverage Advisor for Alaya Hotels & Resorts.
ICA is a respected society for professional chefs and those involved in today’s highly competitive culinary sector. Through the association, local chefs and culinary practitioners can regularly network, share information and pass on knowledge about everything relating to good food. Members are able to exchange ideas, swap recipes, discuss ingredients and generally help each other source quality suppliers in the ongoing quest to create flavourful cuisine.
General Manager Alaya Hotels & Resorts, Ms. Dewi Mas commented that this event was the first of its kind to be hosted in Ubud. She expressed her appreciation to ICA for entrusting Manisan Bali to host their June 2018 gathering. She also hoped that it would continue to drive Ubud as a culinary destination where guests can come to experience creative cuisine prepared with expert precision.
The event was officially supported by Alaya Resort Ubud, Manisan Bali, Cater, Mama’s, Nikmat, Aroma, CV. Pelangi (Rex’s), Unilever Pure, Toza, LSP Pariwisata Bali, TUV Rheinland, Diamond, Fitrafood, Megah Food Trading, Compass, Kaniva, Monarch, Dineta Jaya, Mediterranean Bali, Kokita, Puri Pangan Utama, STPBI, Muchef, Plaga Farm and Bali Travel Newspaper.