Villa Sapi - Cooking school

Cooking School

Villa Sapi - Experienced chef

A stay at Villa Sapi gives you the opportunity to kick back and relax. With the deserted Sira Beach at your doorstep and the soothing sound of waves rolling onto the shore as the background score, there is little need to look elsewhere for entertainment.

However, if you do crave activity to punctuate the leisurely day, a cooking class would be the perfect answer. Villa Sapi has a hidden gem known only to guests who have chosen it as their holiday home - its exceptional chef. In fact, Chef Kantun’s food is so popular that guests return to the villa just for the gourmet experience. After being urged on numerous occasions to start structured cooking classes, Chef Kantun decided to open a full-fledged cooking school, right next door to Villa Sapi.

The cooking school offers free classes for guests staying at the villa. Learn Lombok’s traditional food in an encouraging and professional environment. During the four-hour class, you will be taught how to cook a delectable three-course meal, including a starter, a main dish and a dessert. Typically these dishes will be Indonesian and often local to Lombok. However, if you wish to learn International cuisines, training in those is available as well.

Lombok doesn’t have much in terms of training for youngsters who want to become chefs. Chef Kantun saw this need gap and started the cooking school to help the community build this skill set. The school offers a certificate course wherein trainees have to attend classes for six months and then are sent off for a four-month training at the villa or other hotels. The last two months are spent at the cooking school again, ending the year with being awarded the certificate for completion of the course. Chef Kantun’s long-term plan is to open a restaurant in the cooking school, which will serve delicious food to diners as well as provide the much-required experience to trainees.

Access to the cooking school is a great perk for guests staying at Villa Sapi, as is being served delicious fare by Chef Kantun himself.

Guest Reviews

  • July 5th, 2019 - July 17th, 2019

    A very memorable twelve days of being well looked after. Every small detail immaculately presented - fantastic team. Food was amazing, it was like living with our own private kitchen everyday.

    Paul D, Singapore
  • June 9th, 2019 - June 12th, 2019

    Thank you so much to all staff - friendly and helpful. Excellent food. We will be back.

    Grave T, Singapore
  • June 22nd, 2018 - June 25th, 2018

    Thank you so much the whole team, we really had a fabulous weekend and can't wait until next time we can come to Villa Sapi.

    Kevin L, Singapore
  • May 7th, 2018 - May 16th, 2018

    Thank you for our stay in Villa Sapi, it was a great pleasure for us to spend a few days in this wonderful place. It was too short for us, we hope we will come back next year. Your kitchen was great, I'll miss those flavors!

    Justyna O, Poland
  • April 25th, 2018 - May 7th, 2018

    Thank you and the entire Villa Sapi team again for absolutely the most amazing holiday we have had. As we briefly discussed, we will be back to Villa Sapi next year. We have just booked Villa Sapi for two weeks starting April, thank you.

    Adrian G, Switzerland
  • April 13th, 2018 - April 20th, 2018

    Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. Your team at Villa Sapi are the best in the world. We have made incredible memories here and it's all thanks to your hard work and dedication. Everything has been perfect, we can't wait to come back someday.

    Marcus L, United Kingdom
  • October 17th, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

    Villa Sapi is like going to heaven the staff the food the location is just amazing we cannot fault one thing. Can I also mention the linen is just devine. Kantun the Villa Manager is the most professional, accommodating person nothing is too much trouble. We have been going to Villa Sapi every year for 4 years now and will continue for many more. Thank you to Kantun and all the staff for once again making our family holiday so enjoyable.

    julie W, Australia
  • June 14th, 2015 - June 18th, 2015

    Excellent villa for a large group of up to 13 comfortably. Excellent facilities and views. The staff who attended to us are beyond belief and are very friendly. The Chef is the best there is! Cooks everything fresh and ever willing to teach.

    Farish K, Singapore
  • January 16th, 2015 - January 19th, 2015

    Great view and excellent design. The staff are nice and helpful. The Chef is amazing, every lunch and dinner always surprise us. Great Value!!

    Tien-Hsiang Wen, Taiwan
  • January 4th, 2015 - January 12th, 2015

    From the second we arrived till the minute we left, the team at Villa Sapi were amazing. We had the most memorable time with our children and friends, staying in the gorgeous architecturally designed Villa and relaxing around the expansive grounds. The food by Chef and his team was incredible. I would recommend Villa Sapi to anyone who wants to feel like a rock star!!!

    Sophie M, Australia
  • December 24th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

    A hidden gem. Great staff. The food is outstanding. We stayed 11 days and only left the property for a visit to Gili Islands.

    Frank R, China
  • August 12th, 2014 - August 19th, 2014

    We had an amazing holiday at Villa Sapi, can't rate it highly enough. We will definitely go back.

    Helen T, Singapore
  • June 6th, 2014 - June 10th, 2014

    The villa was a perfect location for our family gathering that included 3 small children. Cots and high chairs were provided as well as car seats for transfers. The weather was beautiful and the beach much cleaner than Bali. The fact that you can take a fast ferry from Lombok means that you can avoid long drives through congested traffic from Denpasar. The architecture and grounds are really special and the staff wonderful.

    Catherine H, Australia
  • April 29th, 2014 - May 13th, 2014

    Wonderful villa with amazing staff - highly recommended

    Miki M, Singapore
  • January 27th, 2014 - February 4th, 2014

    Beautiful villa in a lovely beachfront setting. The staff were amazing and the food was fantastic. Our kids had a great time. Not much to do in the surrounding area. But if your happy with beach, pool, sea and being well looked after - perfect.

    Helen Bramley ., Hong Kong
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