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Petty Pandean-Elliott is an Indonesian chef, writer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Author of several books including Jakarta Bites, a best-selling cookery book published in Indonesia, Petty has written for international publications including the onboard publication "Colours' of national airline Garuda Indonesia, the Four Seasons International hotel group magazine, the Jakarta Globe Newspaper, Now Jakarta, a travel and tourism magazine and Wanderlust magazine UK.


Petty showcases Indonesian cookery via a modern approach appropriate to today's kitchens and busy, busy families, while preserving the unique flavours, vibrant colours and culinary traditions that go back to the original spice islands, home of nutmeg and cloves.

She has achieved this through her writings, demonstrations, talks and guest chef appearances with leading hotels including Ritz Carlton, Capella, Nihi, Alila and Aman in Indonesia, the La Reserva Club, Sotograndre, Spain, Villa Kennedy, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Frankfurt and Park Lane Hilton, London. She has participated in international culinary festivals in Singapore and Bali, been invited to teach at the respected Hotel School the Hague in Amsterdam and London's Sustainable Cookery School, Little Portland Street, among others. She has also served as executive chef at the world renown Nihi Resort, Sumba and taught at the Sumba Hospitality Foundation.


Petty was one of the judges for Asia’s 50 best restaurants and World’s 50 best restaurants from 2016 & 2017 and a guest TV judge on Indonesian Iron chef on RCTI (Indonesian channel) in 2017.


Petty is featured in 'Where Chefs Eat' published in 2018 by Phaidon.


Petty featured in ‘Her World’ magazine's most powerful women of 2012 in Indonesia and ‘The Peak’ magazine's Power List of leading Indonesian women in 2015.



Petty Elliott relocated to UK in 2018 with spending time  on assignments between UK, Jakarta and Bali. Her last event before the pandemic was as guest chef and speaker over a series of six evenings in February and March 2020, at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew in conjunction with the annual Orchid Festival, featuring Indonesia. Recent activities include the launching of an artisanal Indonesian product range under the RASAKU brand. Her current project is writing an Indonesian cookbook for a UK publisher planned for a Spring 2023 publication.


She is a member of The Guild of Food Writers UK.

Petty also serves on the national board of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards for Indonesia and served for 12 years as Chair of the Yayasan (Foundation) Cheshire Indonesia, part of Leonard Cheshire Global Alliance. She continues as a committee member until now.

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