Cuisine for Life™

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  • Inspiring raw food culinary retreats for health, beauty & longevity.

    Join Fivelements’ award-winning culinary team in an inspiring gastronomical journey. Study under the expertise of one of the world’s most highly regarded gourmet raw food chefs, Made Runatha, and take home an in-depth understanding of this extraordinary Cuisine for Life™.

    In this exciting programme, we will unveil the secrets of why this cuisine is among the fastest growing in the world and vital information on:

    • What are raw vegan “living foods” and why should we eat them?
    • How can they boost our daily energy, immunity and overall happiness?
    • How to prepare great tasting, mouth-watering meals at home
    • How this cuisine can be the ultimate support for anti-aging, improved sleep and greater focus, gluten-free and allergy issues, weight-loss, diabetes, cancer remission, heart, depression and many more conditions
    Fivelements’ culinary pros will guide you through key techniques including juicing, sprouting, smoothies, sweet and savory blending, fermenting, low temperature baking and dehydrating. Learn numerous recipes and experience dynamic hands-on preparation, including blending flavours and textures of key seasonal ingredients and creating outstanding food presentations.

    Celebrate the closing of each day with delicious chef’s tastings from Fivelements Sakti Dining Room™ .

    Our Cuisine for Life retreat includes a balance of daily culinary trainings with our healing sanctuary’s finest anti-ageing and natural rejuvenation therapies inspired by traditional Balinese remedies.

    Enjoy a perfect combination of culinary inspiration and superfood therapies within the gracious surroundings of Fivelements’ eco-luxurious wellness retreat.

  • Fivelements Executive Chef, Made Runatha

    Chef Made Runatha

    After joining Fivelements as the healing and wellness destination's Executive Chef, Made Runatha began studying the art and science of healing cuisine. With a vast knowledge in both European and Asian cuisine, combined with his years of experience in hotel restaurants in Bali and overseas, Made found himself facing a brand new challenge: How to make healthy food taste great?

    Made began researching everything he could from macrobiotics to ayurveda and by the support of Fivelements' founders, he went on to study at Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, USA, under the tutelage of Master Chef & Founder, Cherie Soria, known as the Mother of Gourmet Raw Food Cuisine, where he later became the world's first Indonesian certified Gourmet Living Foods Chef.

    Combining his passion for learning with enormous creative talent, Made has become one of the world's top chefs dedicated to mastering the endless flavours, textures and techniques of plant-based, raw vegan, "living foods" cuisine.

    Renowned for its 3, 5 & 7-Course Chef's Tasting Menus, Fivelements Sakti Dining Room™ offers an inspiring gastronomical experience that will take you on a wondrous adventure into the world of epicurean living foods. All of our dishes are exceptionally creative, bursting with surprising flavors and eye-opening presentations, impressing faithful guests across a range of palates.

    In response to numerous guest requests, Fivelements is pleased to be offering Cuisine for Life™, inspiring raw food culinary programmes for health, beauty and longevity.

  • Half-Day Fivelements Cuisine for Life™ Retreat includes:

    Rp1,750++ per person
    Rp1,400++ per person for groups 3 to 5*



    * All prices are in thousands of Indonesian rupiah and are subject to 21% tax and service charge
    * All Private Culinary Retreats available upon advance booking
    * Groups 6 or more people available upon request


    9:30-9:45

    Welcome & Orientation
    Sparkling Ginger Lemongrass

    9:45-10:15 Theory: An Introduction to Living Foods
    - What are they and why eat them?
    - Healing with Living Foods
    - Importance of using local, “in season” food sources
    10:15–11:15

    Culinary Demo 1: Food Sensations
    - Cultivating our “basic tastes”
    - Learn how to balance flavors and make delicious dressings and sauces from your local market

    Culinary Demo 2: Amazing Juices & Smoothies
    - “One healthy juice a day (or 2) keeps the doctor away!”
    - What’s in them and why they’re one of the most important first steps to super human health for you and your family

    11:15-11:30 Break with Juice & Smoothie Tasters
    11:30-12:30

    Culinary Demo 3: Basic Knife Skills 
    - Learn how to use knives safely & properly – just like a pro!
     -Learn about various textures and how to enhance the flavors of food
    - Learn exciting techniques for cutting vegetables

    Culinary Demo 4: Vegetable Pate
    Practical: Creating Beautiful Healthy Meals
    -Learn how to make hearty salads, noodles & soups; wraps & rolls

    12:30–13:30
    Enjoy a Delicious Living Foods Lunch!
  • $675++ non-residential*


    *prices are quoted in US Dollars and are subject to 21% government tax and service charge.


    Price includes:

    • 3 Private Culinary Trainings
    • Daily lunch preparation

    Enjoy an inspiring 3-day program as our Executive Chef takes you on an eye-opening culinary exploration aimed at nurturing body, mind and soul. Learn how to prepare great tasting healthy food sure to delight a range of palates.

    Join Fivelements’ award-winning culinary team in an inspiring gastronomical journey.

    • Retreats are available for half-day programmes and 3, 5 & 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Special 20% savings for any additional treatments from our healing and wellness a la carte menu.
  • $1,465++ single occupancy
    $1,960++ double occupancy*


    *prices are quoted in US Dollars and are subject to 21% government tax and service charge.


    Price includes:

    • 3 Nights Accommodation in one of our exclusive riverside suites
    • Gourmet Healing Cuisine Meals (3 breakfasts / 2 lunches / 3 dinners)
    • 2 Private Culinary Trainings
    • 1 Choice of: Ultimate Back, Neck & Head Massage or Reflexology
    • 1 Sakti Bathing Ritual in your private bath house
    • Airport transfers

    Enjoy an inspiring retreat as our Executive Chef takes you on an eye-opening culinary exploration aimed at nurturing body, mind and soul. Learn how to prepare great tasting healthy food sure to delight a range of palates.

    Join Fivelements’ award-winning culinary team in an inspiring gastronomical journey.

    • Retreats are available for half-day programmes and 3, 5 & 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Dinners are based on 3-Course Chef’s Tastings
    • Special 20% savings for any additional treatments from our healing and wellness a la carte menu.
  • 5-night Fivelements Cuisine for Life™ Retreat includes:

    $2,680++ single occupancy
    $3,780++ double occupancy*


    *prices are quoted in US Dollars and are subject to 21% government tax and service charge.


    Price includes:

    • 5 Nights Accommodation in one of our exclusive riverside suites
    • Gourmet Healing Cuisine Meals (5 breakfasts / 4 lunches / 5 dinners)
    • 4 Private Culinary Trainings
    • 1 Chocolate Love Body Ritual
    • 1 Choice of: Ultimate Back Neck & Head Massages or Reflexology
    • 1 Sakti Bathing Ritual in your private bath house
    • Airport transfers
    • Retreats are available for half-day programmes and 3, 5 & 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Dinners are based on 3-Course Chef’s Tastings
    • Special 20% savings for any additional treatments from our healing and wellness a la carte menu.

    Enjoy an inspiring retreat as our Executive Chef takes you on an eye-opening culinary exploration aimed at nurturing body, mind and soul. Learn how to prepare great tasting healthy food sure to delight a range of palates.

    Join Fivelements’ award-winning culinary team in an inspiring gastronomical journey.

  • 7-night Fivelements Cuisine for Life™ Retreat includes:

    $3,450++ single occupancy
    $4,765++ double occupancy*


    *prices are quoted in US Dollars and are subject to 21% government tax and service charge.


    Price includes:

    • 7 Nights Accommodation in one of our exclusive riverside suites
    • Gourmet Healing Cuisine Meals (6 breakfasts / 6 lunches / 7 dinners)
    • 6 Private Culinary Trainings
    • 1 Chocolate Love Body Ritual
    • 1 Fivelements Super Food Facial
    • 1 Choice of: Ultimate Back Neck & Head Massages or Reflexology
    • 1 Sakti Bathing Ritual in your private bath house
    • Airport transfers
    • Retreats are available for half-day programmes and 3, 5 & 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Dinners are based on 3-Course Chef’s Tastings
    • Special 20% savings for any additional treatments from our healing and wellness a la carte menu.

    Enjoy an inspiring retreat as our Executive Chef takes you on an eye-opening culinary exploration aimed at nurturing body, mind and soul. Learn how to prepare great tasting healthy food sure to delight a range of palates.

    Join Fivelements’ award-winning culinary team in an inspiring gastronomical journey.

  • Deposit and cancellations:

    Your booking is guaranteed by a 50% deposit via bank transfer and is non-refundable. Balance of the remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival and is non-refundable.

    Check-In/ Check-Out:

    Check-in is from 2pm. Check-out is by 12pm.

    Special Conditions:

    As a healing destination retreat, Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa maintains a peaceful atmosphere integrated with nature. To this regard, we support a smoke-free & alcohol-free environment. We kindly request that usage of all electronic devices be limited to guest rooms only.

    Conditions:

    All prices are subject to change at any time upon management discretion. Other conditions may apply.

    • Retreats are available for half-day programmes and 3, 5 & 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Dinners are based on 3-Course Chef’s Tastings
    • Special 20% savings for any additional treatments from our healing and wellness a la carte menu.

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