Dean Keddell - Proprietor and Chef
Ginger Moon and Jackson Lily's, Bali
With over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry, Dean Keddell is a professional with extensive set up and operational experience in restaurants, resorts and luxury hotels. Dean has held the position of Executive Chef as well as General Manager in numerous celebrated establishments in several countries around the globe. As a partner in his latest enterprise Dean has drawn on all his years of experience and conceptualized Ginger Moon, a modern Asian canteen focussing strongly on the foods of Indonesia and Bali in particular.
Dean was born in New Zealand, and moved to a small country town in Australia with his family at the age of 10. At 16 he started an apprenticeship in a local hotel and after completing his 1st year, and with the basic skills to get his foot in the door, it was off to Melbourne. Since then the urge to discover, explore and create has taken Dean to many interesting places.
Dean’s style of cooking is fresh, light and truly inspirational. The people of Bali and the foods they love to eat and share have help write his menus at Ginger Moon. Dean's ultimately aim is to create everlasting memories with one of life's simplest but greatest pleasures - food. He strives to make people understand they should live to eat and not the other way around, sharing great food with friends or your loved ones are truly memories to be treasured.
Dean also is a strong advocate for teaching and coaxing others to be the best they can be. He spends a lot of time focussed on improving the futures of the people around him by giving them the skills and confidence they need to excel at whatever they put their minds to.