Eelke Plasmeijer started his kitchen career at the age of 14 in a restaurant in his Dutch village. Working his way up through the ranks, he trained at hotel school and a Michelin Two Star restaurant in Amsterdam. Visiting a mentor in Jakarta in 2008, he was persuaded to take over as Head Chef at a city restaurant there. Ray applied as Sous chef, the two hit it off and soon moved to Bali where they ended up running the kitchen at the Alila Ubud together.
Part of the renowned Locavore team is the man behind the bar at The Night Rooster, Raka Ambarawan. He is keen on using rare local produces to create distinguished and dashing flavors, resulting to a lineup of unique cocktails in his collection of cocktails. This flair of his has brought the establishment to the 50th position in 2017 Asia's Best Bar.