Idelia has been a foodie since her childhood and a keen observer of the great cooks in her family. She loved her Taiwanese grandma’s cooking, her mom spicy sambals, and her dad’s smoked meat and BBQ’s. There is an old Indonesian saying, “Jauh Di Mata, Dekat di Hati”, means far from eye, but near at heart. This is really true. When she was living in Tokyo, all she wanted to eat is Indonesian food! So she called families and friends for recipes, did research, read a lot of cookbooks, attend classes and did a whole lot of cooking. It was intense. From bebek betutu to cendol, she made them all from scratch. A friend introduced her to start her cooking classes, and from there she never looked back. She had no idea what she was getting into as her background is in finance and banking. On her first cooking class, she saw the magic when people make food and eat together around the dinner table. People share stories, open up and connect. From then, she hosts cooking classes every month, and now she travels twice a year to Tokyo to meet her tribe and cook together. Other than online cooking classes, she does food consulting to big firms & restaurants, contributing recipes to magazines and occasional catering by requests. Currently Idelia is doing ONLINE class only.