Bali is on a road to recovery post-pandemic, which is both a relief and a blessing. But it will take some time for the quality of life for many here to improve, the day-to-day struggle for survival in Bali’s communities continues.
Dean Keddell, Chef and Owner of two of Bali’s most renowned restaurants is the driving force behind a project that is delivering desperately needed funding to Balinese communities. The passionate philanthropist created a one-of-a-kind community cookbook, from Bali, filled with cultural and personal stories as well as recipes passed down through the generations. OUR BALI YOUR BALI is a vibrant 400-page hardcover book that shares not only the island’s cuisine through its pages, but the very heart and soul of the people of Bali. Most importantly, 100% of the profits from the book’s sales provide aid those living in extreme poverty.
OUR BALI YOUR BALI was recently recognised on the world stage, at the 27th Gourmand Book Awards (this year held in Umea, Sweden). Dean received two prestigious BEST OF THE BEST awards – THE BEST COOKBOOK IN THE WORLD, and the BEST FUNDRAISING BOOK ASIA.
The Trans Resort Bali is proud to take part in this inspiring initiative for the goals of OUR BALI YOUR BALI have shifted to providing long-term funds to Bali’s most worthwhile charities so they can eradicate poverty from Bali for good.
The resort encourages its guests to participate in the campaign that has raised $540,000 so far and aims to raise $1,000,000 in total through the sale of books and donations, with ALL PROFITS going directly to the following charitable Foundations: Scholars of Sustenance, East Bali Poverty Project, Bali Children’s Foundation, Bali Wise, Friends of the National Parks Foundation and ARSA.
ARSA in Sanskrit means happiness. CT ARSA Foundation is empowering local Indonesian craftsman and providing them with the means to support their families. The proceeds will support multiple education programs and practical health benefits.
Visit our ARSA boutique or the concierge and help us help Bali. Purchase a copy of OUR BALI YOUR BALI and take your own little piece of Bali home with you.
Sunset Road, Seminyak-Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia
62 361 8981234