Cooking School

The Cooking School at The Essential Ingredient Rozelle offers a variety of cooking classes hosted by dedicated chefs in a relaxed and friendly environment.


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Mexican Street Food to Sweet Food

Thursday, 27 April 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Anna Phillips in this hands on class to explore the colourful and vibrant world of Mexican Street Food & Delicious Desserts. Learn the art of making your own tortillas...

Gnocchi Masterclass

Saturday, 29 April 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Handmade Gnocchi is not only a joy to eat but also a pleasure to create. Join Vanessa Miles in a 3.5 hr hands on class where she will discuss tools,...

Yum Cha

Sunday, 30 April 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for a morning of fabulous yum cha! You will learn how to make all your favourite Asian lunch delights from scratch. On our mouth-watering yum cha menu: Prawn...

Knife Skills with Bonus Kasumi Knife

Saturday, 6 May 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Chef Jason Ludwig will cover all important aspects of different cutting techniques, knife and blade care as well as safe knife handling. Join this knife skills class to receive a...

My Italian Feast

Sunday, 7 May 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tutti a Tavola means everyone to the table to eat, but before you eat you will create. In this 3hr hands on class alongside chef Jeffrey Simmonetta, you will be...

Your Favourite Indian Dishes

Thursday, 11 May 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to create your favourite Indian dishes in this hands-on Indian cooking class. You will make Butter Chicken from a whole Tandoori Chicken, Masala Prawns and a range of...

Herbie’s Spice Essentials

Saturday, 13 May 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join Australia’s spice guru ‘Herbie’ and daughter Kate (authors of The Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition) in this hands-on class to explore the colourful and vibrant world of spices. Learn...

Pickles and Preserves

Sunday, 14 May 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Discover the essential skills to preserving in our 3.5 hour hands on class. Vanessa Miles will guide you through the process of bottling, preserving and pickling seasonal produce. You will...

Moroccan Feast

Thursday, 18 May 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha in this hands-on Moroccan cooking class and learn how to make a Chicken Tagine, an aromatic Chermoula Snapper, an Orange & Fennel Salad, Harissa – from scratch, a...

Croquembouche with Jessica Pedemont

Saturday, 20 May 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this 6 hour hands-on class you will learn how to make a beautiful Croquembouche from scratch. Jessica Pedemont from Chocolate Artisan will show you how to turn choux pastry...

Salami Making from Scratch

Sunday, 21 May 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn the art of Salami making and create two varieties of authentic Italian Salami from scratch. With 25 years of industry experience and his southern Italian background Andrew Morabito will...

A Taste of Vietnam

Thursday, 25 May 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a Taste of Vietnam with the goddess of flavour Wantiha Tanasingham. In this 3 hr hands on class you will learns to recreate popular Vietnamese favourites.  The...

Molecular Gastronomy

Sunday, 28 May 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The intriguing world of molecular gastronomy will be unmasked in this 3hr hands-on class.  Learn fundamental techniques including Spherification, gels and turning unlikely ingredients into soils. You will be expertly...

Italian Cheese Making

Thursday, 1 June 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this Mad Millie Italian Cheese Making Class you will learn how to make your favourite Italian Cheeses like Ricotta, Mozzarella, Bocconcini, Buratta, Mascarpone and Ricotta Salata – pure and...

Sri Lankan Vegetarian

Saturday, 3 June 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Forget everything you know about vegetarian cooking and join us on a journey through Sri Lankan cuisine where vegetables are the hero.   The Menu  Cashew Curry  Brinjal Pahi [eggplant...

Gourmet Sausage Making

Sunday, 4 June 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

With 25 years of industry experience Andrew Morabito knows a thing or two about sausage. Andrew will share his passion and knowledge on how to prepare the perfect snag in...

Thai Curries

Thursday, 8 June 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Think Green Curry with Fish, Massaman Curry with Beef, Yellow Curry with Vegetables and more. Let Chef Wanitha Tanasingam show you how to balance hot, sour, sweet, salty and bitter...

Laksa – Soup for the Soul

Thursday, 15 June 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to explore the flavours of Laksa? Let Wanitha guide you through a 3hr hands – on cooking class where you will learn to make 3 different...

Fast Fun Delicious

Friday, 16 June 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fast Fun Delicious- Healthy meals for families Take a seat, relax and watch on as the talented and creative Kate Hemphill runs you through a cooking demonstration of a whopping...

Spanish Tapas

Saturday, 17 June 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn how to prepare your favourite Spanish Tapas and authentic Sangria in this hands-on class. You will make Tortilla, Aioli, Gazpacho, Gambas al Ajillo and other Spanish entrée delights that...

Smoking

Sunday, 18 June 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

With 25 years of experience teaching the industry how to produce small goods, Andrew Morabito really knows a thing or two about sausages and salamis!  In this class, Andrew will...

Pork 3 Ways

Thursday, 22 June 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this hand-on cooking class you will learn 3 ways to cook your pork to finger-licking perfection. Chef Ricardo Zaratustra has been travelling the world hunting down the best pork...

Gnocchi Masterclass

Saturday, 24 June 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Handmade Gnocchi is not only a joy to eat but also a pleasure to create. Join Vanessa Miles in a 3.5 hr hands on class where she will discuss tools,...

Duck 3 Ways

Thursday, 29 June 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this hand-on cooking class you will learn 3 ways to cook your duck to finger-licking perfection. Chef Ricardo Zaratustra has been travelling the world hunting down the best duck...

Mastering Fermentation

Saturday, 1 July 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Come on a fermenting adventure with Sammi Zajko. Discover the incredible health benefits, delicious flavour and fun of this traditional craft. Enjoy a three and a half hour interactive, hands-on...

Buttercream Flowers

Sunday, 2 July 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

EVENT DESCRIPTION Come get carried away with Chef Jessica Pedemont, presenting you with this floral fantasy of two of her favourite things… Flowers and Buttercream! Brought together with cupcakes, what...

Moroccan Feast

Thursday, 6 July 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha in this hands-on Moroccan cooking class and learn how to make a Chicken Tagine, an aromatic Chermoula Snapper, an Orange & Fennel Salad, Harissa – from scratch, a...

Sourdough Secrets

Saturday, 8 July 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Bread making is one of the most satisfying and nourishing experiences to be had in the kitchen. In this 3hr hands on class you will learn the secrets to making...

Herbies Essential Curry Feast

Sunday, 9 July 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spice guru Herbie and daughter Kate (authors of The Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition) will take you on aromatic and flavour filled journey to India in this 4hr hands on...

Thai Street Food

Thursday, 13 July 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha Tanasingam to recreate your favourite food memories of Thailand. In this inspiring class you will learn how to make traditional Thai Street Food dishes like Pad Thai, 3...

Christmas in July Feast

Saturday, 15 July 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

During this hands on course, Jeffery Simonetta will show you how to prepare a perfect, sumptuous Australian Christmas feast that will include loads of industry knowledge and tricks to forearm...

Mexican Street Food to Sweet Food

Sunday, 16 July 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join Anna Phillips in this hands on class to explore the colourful and vibrant world of Mexican Street Food & Delicious Desserts. Learn the art of making your own tortillas...

Knife Skills with Bonus Kasumi Knife

Thursday, 20 July 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chef Jason Ludwig will cover all important aspects of different cutting techniques, knife and blade care as well as safe knife handling. Join this knife skills class to receive a...

Pickles and Preserves

Saturday, 22 July 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Discover the essential skills to preserving in our 3.5 hour hands on class. Vanessa Miles will guide you through the process of bottling, preserving and pickling seasonal produce. You will...

Salami Making from Scratch

Sunday, 23 July 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn the art of Salami making and create two varieties of authentic Italian Salami from scratch. With 25 years of industry experience and his southern Italian background Andrew Morabito will...

Paella, Churros & Sangria

Thursday, 27 July 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spanish Chef Ricardo Zaratustra will show you how to create three delicious Spanish classics. In this entertaining, hands-on class you will learn how to make a Seafood Paella, Churros and...

Malaysian Street Food

Saturday, 29 July 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Wanitha Tanasingam shares her Malaysian childhood Street Food memories with you. Learn how to make Roti with Chicken Curry, Fried Rice Noodles, Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Rojak –...

Molecular Gastronomy

Sunday, 30 July 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The intriguing world of molecular gastronomy will be unmasked in this 3hr hands-on class.  Learn fundamental techniques including Spherification, gels and turning unlikely ingredients into soils. You will be expertly...

Your Favourite Indian Dishes

Thursday, 3 August 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to create your favourite Indian dishes in this hands-on Indian cooking class. You will make Butter Chicken from a whole Tandoori Chicken, Masala Prawns and a range of...

Italian Cheese Making

Saturday, 5 August 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

In this Mad Millie Italian Cheese Making Class you will learn how to make your favourite Italian Cheeses like Ricotta, Mozzarella, Bocconcini, Buratta, Mascarpone and Ricotta Salata – pure and...

Yum Cha

Sunday, 6 August 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for a morning of fabulous yum cha! You will learn how to make all your favourite Asian lunch delights from scratch. On our mouth-watering yum cha menu: Prawn...

Spanish Tapas

Thursday, 10 August 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to prepare your favourite Spanish Tapas and authentic Sangria in this hands-on class. You will make Tortilla, Aioli, Gazpacho, Gambas al Ajillo and other Spanish entrée delights that...

A Taste of Vietnam

Saturday, 12 August 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Taste of Vietnam with the goddess of flavour Wantiha Tanasingham. In this 3 hr hands on class you will learns to recreate popular Vietnamese favourites.  The...

Gourmet Sausage Making

Sunday, 13 August 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

With 25 years of industry experience Andrew Morabito knows a thing or two about sausage. Andrew will share his passion and knowledge on how to prepare the perfect snag in...

Truffles, Pasta and Perfect Risotto

Thursday, 17 August 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fresh truffles with hand made pasta is one of the culinary world’s simplest but most perfect combinations. The unique aroma, texture and flavour as well as the rarity of the...

Tutti a Tavola – Italian Feast

Saturday, 19 August 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tutti a Tavola means everyone to the table to eat, but before you eat you will create. In this 3hr hands on class alongside chef Jeffrey Simmonetta, you will be...

Thai Curries

Thursday, 24 August 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Think Green Curry with Fish, Massaman Curry with Beef, Yellow Curry with Vegetables and more. Let Chef Wanitha Tanasingam show you how to balance hot, sour, sweet, salty and bitter...