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Join me at Cookery School in 2020!

MARCH & MAY 2020

Two special classes coming up at the well known sustainable culinary school in Little Portland Street, London 


Feast of Indonesia

March 14th 2020
9.30 am to 2.30 pm


A chance to learn about the wonderful healthy flavours of Indonesian cuisine.

For more information visit:

Vegan Feast of Indonesia

May 30th 2020

9.30am to 2.30 pm


Bringing the variety and flavour of authentic vegan dishes  from the Spice Islands into your kitchen:


Book early to avoid disappointment!


Selected Highlights


2020 Orchid 


Feb & March, Kew Gardens

Over six evenings during February and March visitors to the first ever Indonesian Orchid Festival in the Princess of Wales Conservatory at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - watched my talk 'Indonesia's Spice connection with world cuisine'. My cooking demo included roasted butternut squash soup and a warming nutmeg, cloves and ginger tea. You can find the recipes on this website, so please try and enjoy them! Also take a look at my blog page. 


Indo-German Culinary triumph

Sat November 24th 2018

Goethe Institut Jakarta hosted a cultural dialogue on food 


Petty Elliott and German chef Helge Hagemann combined their skills to create a unique fusion dinner demonstrating the traditions of both cuisines and celebrating common ingredients and preferences. As reported by  Jakarta Post:

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Teaching at SKOTEL

~Spring 2018

I enjoyed several nights as a ‘working’ guest at SKOTEL, Amsterdam, the training and study hotel, working with students and staff of the Hotelschool business and hospitality school. It was fun and a privilege to contribute to their studies; together we created a lunch for students & management followed by a dinner for public guests, both events themed on modern Indonesian cuisine.

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Foodies Feastivities

October 2019, Jakarta

Petty Elliott featured in five separate events over the week:

Oct 2nd: Guest Chef Dinner at Kaum restaurant

Oct 4th: Demo on Modernising Sambal at 11am, Fork Stage.

Also that day a 'No recipe' cooking class plus interview.

Oct 5th: Vegetarian Vogue featuring Petty at the Chef's Table, 12 noon, Spoon stage

Oct 6th: Talk Show, 'Lady Chefs in Action' at 1.45 pm, Spoon Stage

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Friday 19th October 7.30pm

Geoffrey Saba

classical pianist, based in London 


The Lure of the East 

Pianoforte Recital


Debussy/Borthwick (1894/1914):
Prélude a l’apres-midi d’un faune


Debussy: Preludes Book 1 (1909-10)

Krisna Setiawan (2015): ‘Ladrang Basa Priyo’ a first ever performance of this composer's work

Ravel: Sonatine (1903-5)

Debussy: L’isle joyeuse (1904)

Cocktails at Footstall Restaurant in the Crypt were designed by Chef Petty Elliott


NIHI, Sumba


Made a number of visits to this incredible resort, as 'visiting' chef and for a short time  assisting in role of executive chef for the resort. Nihi is a delight, not only remote, spectacular and exotic, but very much a contributor to the local community, in employment, in helping to create sustainable water supplies, supporting child health and tropical disease management programmes for local villages. A vacation experience like no other.


2019 London Book Fair

12-14 March, Olympia

Indonesia’s 74th year of independence was a good opportunity to raise its profile as ‘market focus’ country at the 47th London Book Fair.


Over 2,300 stand holders welcomed over 25,000 visitors from 56 countries.


Petty’s award winning book 'Jakarta Bites' was on display at the Indonesian stand.

Over three days, Petty and a team of Indonesian chefs provided a variety of exciting samplers of Indonesian food and drink at the aptly named Spice Cafe. A panel talk at British Library and a cocktail reception at the Design Museum were opportunities to showcase a collection of delightful canapes to demonstrate literature and food culture go hand in hand.   



September 2018

A well attended evening spent discussing the potential for developing the Indonesian food scene in UK. Sri Owen champion of the national cuisine of the archipelago, provided a valuable historical perspective while Petty Elliott underlined the opportunities to capture UK cooks' growing enthusiasm for something different in modern, time constrained households.  

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Ritz Carlton Bali Exclusive Dinner Presentation


Celebrating Indonesia's Spices, Petty created a special 'guest chef' one - off dinner presentation menu for guests to enjoy at this leading hotel

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