Chef Ragil Imam Wibowo
(Co-Founder of Maharasa Indonesia)
I love to challenge myself to do with new spices. Javara works with a lot of spices from around indonesia that are almost extinct and really hard to get from anywhere else. So Javara gives me a piece of heaven every day with these spices. I am concentrating more on Indonesian spices because I believe Indonesian cuisine is going to be one of the world’s best.
Chef Petty Elliot
Chef, Food Writer & Food Consultant
As an Indonesian chef and a food writer who has been trying to promote modern Indonesian cuisine and local products for a decade, Javara is the perfect partner for me. They make my job easier because they can source good quality local ingredients. I can introduce and recommend Javara products to many of my foreign chef colleagues and culinary expert community with pride. I have a lot of faith on Javara products and am very proud and grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with Javara.
Chef Rolf Knecht
Executive Chef Grand Hyatt Jakarta
The way Javara promotes local produce and collaborates with farmers is amazing. Education is a big focus for Javara as is installing a pride in the farmers. A lot of companies sell fair trade food but not many invest as much time and effort in their farmers. That makes Javara very unique. Javara adds lots of value to me as a chef because they provide an awesome product with great quality at a fair price. They allow me to utilize some of Indonesia’s finest produce that I would not have found otherwise.
Chef Rahung Nasution
Javara and I share the same concerns about our food sources and spices. We have 17,000 islands and over 500 tribes. So we own over 500 cultural riches, including their culinary culture. Javara has created a type of cultural identity for Indonesians with their artisanal products. It is good to collaborate with those who share the same mission and vision. ‘
The workshop was amazing for me. In Germany we use totally different herbs and spices. It’s really enriching my life of cooking. I used to cook a lot of Thai style dishes, which is a bit similar to Indonesian, cooking with chili and herbs. What’s great was the natural food dyes, which are really colourful and I really enjoyed it. German herbs are not colourful. Cooking is eating with the eyes. When you eat you use all your senses. You smell and taste but you also see it. That’s the key difference for me.
I come to JAVARA all the time to get my stuff. I like the fact Javara products are sustainably grown, 100% local, empowers communities and doesn’t use pesticides, which is very important to me.
The JAVARA workshops are great. They are very informative. I especially love the natural food colouring. It is a great and a safe way to add colour to food for children.
My favourite JAVARA products are the noodles. My children love the noodles, tomato, spinach and broccoli. I really love the chive salt. I use it on all our roasted vegetables. And the apple blossom honey and cinnamon go hand-in-hand.