Le Cordon Bleu Paris celebrates Indonesian culinary culture
Le Cordon Bleu Paris welcomes chef Degan Septoadji for a culinary journey to Indonesia in the presence of H.E. Mr. Hotmangaradja Pandjaitan, Indonesian Ambassador to France.
Chef Degan, who was born in Bali, will be accompanied by four leading chefs: Theodorus Setyo, Agus Pandetria, Agus Wirayawan and Gege Sulila Tadya.
To mark the 67th anniversary of Indonesia – France Bilateral Relations in Paris, the Indonesian Embassy in France, the Republic of Indonesia’s Embassy in France and the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia to UNESCO, in partnership with Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute and the Indonesian Diaspora Network France Association, invited the team of Chefs to showcase the flavours of their homeland.
Taking pride of place was Degan Septoadji, better known as chef Degan. He returned to his birthplace at the end of 2010, following several experiences abroad, with the aim of creating something special close to home. His passion for Indonesian cuisine, combined with the techniques learnt in western countries, enabled him to discover dishes from several different countries with a wide range of flavours and ingredients. This led him to open Café Degan in Bali to add his own contribution to Indonesian gastronomy.
The Chefs gave a demonstration, which was followed by a cocktail party with tastings and a celebration of Indonesian gastronomy. It was a real pleasure to discover the gastronomy of this country and its 14 000 islands.