Chef and co-owner of FED
We wanted to break the mould that set courses are only made for fine dining... With the pop ups we have done around the island, we believe we have reached a new audience of young "foodies".
Tell us your story – how did you get here?
FED was first started in Melbourne, Australia, where myself, Kae and Nik were doing private dinners at our friends’ houses using their own kitchen. The word got around and we were creating dinners for people’s birthdays, graduations or just a simple gathering. We would do it every weekend as we were all working full time at the time. Fast forward to 2020, myself and Nik moved back to Bali and began hosting private dinners and large scale pop-ups all over the island. We loved the pop ups, however, our goal was to one day open our very own space which we now have in Seminyak, where we grew up.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Probably the community we have created with FED. We’ve met some great people along the way on this journey, from chefs, creatives and all sorts of talented people. And to have that relationship with that community makes us extremely proud. We are also incredibly proud of our young and talented team – they bring out the personality of FED and we are forever grateful to be surrounded by our team.
What impact have you made in Bali?
The impact we have made in Bali is the new form and age of set-course dining. We wanted to break the mould that set courses are only made for fine dining. We want young Indonesians and people who live in Bali to experience our interpretation of a shared course dining experience – a twist on our six year adventure in Australia and how the multicultural melting pot of Melbourne has influenced our food. With the pop ups we have done around the island, we believe we have reached a new audience of young “foodies”.
What does 2022 look like for you?
2022 will be an exciting year for us, with the space launch coming up, we will be holding all sorts of community based events at FED. We’ve already collaborated with ParkJuice Natural Wine and Headstream Radio by Potato Head, and this is only the beginning of the events we will do for 2022. Keep your eyes peeled.
What do you love most about Bali?
What I love most about Bali is probably the diversity the island has to offer, especially when it comes to food. We’re constantly finding new dishes and recipes from the island, and it’s inspiring to go back to our traditions.
If you could choose your last ever meal, what would it be?
Our last meal would be Ayam Taliwang with beberuk terong and rice. You can’t beat it.