Melbourne-born Janet DeNeefe, is the Founder & Director of the Ubud Food Festival, established in 2015, and the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, established in 2004, which has grown into one of the region’s most successful and important literary events. It has recently been named as among the world’s top 6 by the Telegraph UK.
She is the proprietor of Indus and Casa Luna restaurants, as well as, the Honeymoon Guesthouses. DeNeefe also runs Casa Luna Cooking School. Her books “Fragrant Rice” and “The Food of My island Home” chart her ongoing love affair with Balinese food, culture and traditions. She has lived in Bali for more than 30 years.