Anak Agung Kristya (Kris) Yudha
Jala Cooking Academy Head Chef
Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 1994
- First Four Seasons Assignment: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
- Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
- Klungkung, Bali
- English, Balinese and Bahasa Indonesia
Leading culinary classes at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is Chef Anak Agung Kristya Yudha (Kris), the dedicated, full-time Head Chef of Jala Cooking Academy. A Balinese native who has been preparing delicious meals for Four Seasons guests for more than 20 years, Chef Kris is passionate with a charming sense of humour and enjoys engaging with students and sharing his knowledge of Indonesian cuisine and culture. He personally conducts the tours of Jimbaran Fish Market – about 10 minutes from Four Seasons – to not only show guests how locals shop for seafood and fresh produce, but to provide fascinating insights into the traditional heritage of this seaside village.
Watch the traditional jukung boats being unloaded and women expertly balancing baskets of fresh seafood on their heads to take the morning's catch up the beach to the market. Upon return to the resort, Chef Kris will help students pick indigenous ingredients from the academy’s herb and spice garden, including Thai lemon basil, tamarind, pandan leaf, ginger and garlic, before it’s time to get down to business in the state-of-the-art kitchen.