The Essential Ingredient Rozelle Cooking School offers a variety of cooking classes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our professional chefs will guide you through a diverse range of cooking classes. The cooking school offering ranges from basic knife skills to regional specialty classes such as Spanish, Moroccan, Malaysian, Indian, Asian and Italian. Allow your taste buds to be taken on a journey through a mouth watering selection of classes hosted by dedicated local and international chefs.

Cooking classes are offered on a regular basis and change frequently. Be sure to check back often for our latest offerings. If you’re interested in a class that is not listed below, you may contact us to make a suggestion.

Book classes by clicking on the register buttons below. Alternatively, you may e-mail or fax our PDF Booking Form (right click, save as…) to us to secure your spot in one of our classes.
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We look forward to sharing our passion for food with you.


Super Foods

This class has been booked out!
July 31, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Getting well into the series now Rebecca, health coach and conscious cooking chef hits everyone with buzz word- ‘super foods’. Its not only trendy, its fabulous for your body, mind & soul too! Rebecca will teach you what Super Foods are, how they assist your body in optimum functionality and…

Macaron Madness!

August 2, 2014
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Banker by day and baker by night, Food Blogger, Trissa Lopez will guide you through the art of making these tricky French confections. Join Trissa in this hands on class as she shares her tips & tricks to ensure a successful macaron and how to make 3 delicious fillings. -…

Sensational Sweets – Winter Warmers

August 3, 2014
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Making spectacular desserts doesn’t have to tie you in knots or keep you in the kitchen for hours. Armed with a few simple (and utterly delicious) recipes and techniques, you’ll soon be turning out sweet eats like a pro. This inspiring and fun demonstration will get you sorted , whether you need a grande finale to special lunch, something to…


Gluten Free

August 7, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In the second class of the Wellness Cooking Series Rebecca gets the class involved and we all get hands on! You will learn the pro’s and cons of going gluten free, how to get tested for an intolerance and how to try the elimination diet on yourself. What is really…

Malaysian – Laksa & Pastes

August 10, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Learn to make authentic and amazing Laksa from scratch, perfect for a cold winter night! Laksa is a hugely popular dish with many variations such as seafood combination, mild creamy chicken and spicy vegetarian. Come with Malaysian Food Ambasador, chef Wanitha Tanasingam on a journey to discover the soul food…

Dairy Free

August 14, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In the third installment of the Wellness Cooking Series, this hands on class will cover what ‘dairy’ is,  how to omit it from your diet and how to substitute it in cooking. Rebecca will teach you both sides of the coin so you can decide to dairy or not to…


Cake Decorating

August 16, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Do you like handbags?? Do you like cake?? Well this class has your name ALL over it! Fashionistas beware after you learn how to make this beauty you may not want to cut it! Bringing the art of cake decorating together, letting loose with the highest of handbag design come…

The Art of Pasta Making

This class has been booked out!
August 17, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

In this hands on pasta class chef Katrina Hollis will teach you how to make a basic egg dough pasta that can be used to make a wide variety of pastas as well as learning how to  make sauces and fillings. This class will also teach you the virtues of…

Introduction to Confectionery

August 21, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and join us on this sweet side of life, with professional pastry chef Jessica Pedemont of Chocolate Artisan. Learn how to make your own magic with nut brittle, honeycomb and toffee nut pralines. Even time to include the ’7 levels of heaven’ chewy caramels! So much fun to be had, an evening of carmelisation…


Flavour of Sri Lanka

August 23, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Wanitha Tanasingam shares her passion for the food of Sri Lanka in this hands on class. Learn beautiful dishes that delight in their flavour and spice. Growing up in Penang, Wanitha moved to Australia in 1982, started a restaurant and founded a cooking school. She learned the art of cooking…

Winter – Pickling and Preserving

August 24, 2014
10:00 am – 3:30 pm

The time honored traditions of pickling and preserving needn’t be solely Nanna knowledge  anymore. Join TV host and creative force behind Dirty Girl Kitchen Rebecca Sullivan in this all-day, hands-on workshop where you will learn the secrets to succesful pickles and preserves. Guests will prepare a variety of pickles and…

Cheesemaking: Mozzarella and Ricotta

August 28, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Marly from Mad Millie in learning how to make your own hand-stretched Italian mozzarella and ricotta. This is a cheese-making demonstration, where every individual will have the chance to hand stretch some fresh mozzarella, and closely follow the transformation from milk to cheese in only 2 hours. This two hour class is finished…


Caramel Ecstacy

August 30, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come get carried away, on a journey of caramelised sugar fantasy! This is for all caramel lovers, we have heard your calling. Come and dive into the delights of 666 caramel, Vienna style caramelised nuts, caramel mud cake, spiced caramel slice and dare I say it… salted caramel ice-cream! Your life…

Food Photography

August 31, 2014
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

If you enjoy taking photos of your food almost as much as you enjoy eating it, then this class is for you! This class will focus on creating the ideal settings for a perfect food shoot. Choosing angles, lighting, composition and styling will be covered by Ray Jarratt. A full digital…

Kitchen Fundamentals – Breads

September 7, 2014
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Terrified of baking with yeast? Don’t be! Yeast is simple to use, and enormous fun, too. In this demo class, Leanne will show you how to make  achievable and delicious yeasted breads. From a base white bread dough and easy crumpets to incredible Tuscan buns. You’ll be seriously amazed at how…


Knife Skills (with bonus Kasumi knife)

September 11, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chef Travis Harvey will cover all the important aspects of caring for your knife, maintaining an edge, safety, and of course different cuts. Join this excellent knife skills class to receive a Kasumi utility knife valued at $149. You will dice, julienne, chiffonade and more, and watch a demonstration of…

Cupcake Decorating | Flowers: Roses, Orchids & Tulips

September 14, 2014
10:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Essential Ingredient’s very popular cup cake decorating workshops are a fun way to learn the basics of cake decorating, from icing to piping to sugar flowers and more. This special edition cupcake decorating class will focus on how to create the delicate edible flowers that line only the most…

Cheesemaking: Halloumi and Marscapone

September 18, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Marly from Mad Millie in learning how to make your own halloumi and mascarpone. This is a cheese-making demonstration, where every individual can closely follow the transformation from milk to cheese in only 2 hours. This two hour class is finished with a tasting of the cheeses created. A Mad Millie Fresh…


Confectionery Megaclass Returns

September 20, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Confectionery MEGACLASS is BACK with Sweet Queen Jessica Pedemont for this one time only! A special event for the Good food month 2 years ago is making a guest appearance after much talk, but with a twist! The original vanilla marshmallow, pate de fruit and signature nutty chocolate nougat…

All Things Chocolate

September 21, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Allow this full day to take you on an escapade of couverture indulgence. Professional pastry chef Jessica Pedemont of Chocolate Artisan shares her passion and knowledge of all things chocolate with you! Using one of the world finest Chocolate brands in the world Felchlin of Switzerland, you will learn how…

¡Viva Mexico!

September 27, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Take a culinary tour of authentic Mexican food in this hands-on class. You will be introduced to the techniques and flavours that make up the Mexican kitchen, and make an exciting range of dishes. From the famous fish tacos of Baja, to the incredible street food of Mexico City, we…


Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice

October 12, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A sweet gift inspired class, join Jessica Pedemont dessert expert in making loads of tasty treasures and learn lots of new delicious ideas to take home. A great for anytime of the year, stock up in preparation Christmas gifts or just pack your pantry!  Using various jars, containers and bottles…

Sweet, Sour, Salty & Spicy

October 18, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

The tang of lime…the zing of  herbs…that salty hit of fish sauce and bursts of chilli, ginger and lemongrass…what’s not to love about Asian food? Making Eastern-inspired fare needn’t be a grind either, or have you tied to a mortar and pestle. Learn how to make quick grills, salads and…

3 weeks of Brioche, Pastry and Croissant: Part 1

October 26, 2014
10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Want to learn the art of making your own breakfast pastries? Pick up the skills from Professional Pastry Chef Jessica Pedemont. Bringing you some of the classics, palmiers, croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche, cheese twists and more! We are excited to share all this buttery, flakey goodness over 3 super…


3 weeks of Brioche, Pastry and Croissant: Part 2

November 2, 2014
10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Want to learn the art of making your own breakfast pastries? Pick up the skills from Professional Pastry Chef Jessica Pedemont. Bringing you some of the classics, palmiers, croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche, cheese twists and more! We are excited to share all this buttery, flakey goodness over 3 super…

3 weeks of Brioche, Pastry and Croissant: Part 3

November 9, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to learn the art of making your own breakfast pastries? Pick up the skills from Professional Pastry Chef Jessica Pedemont. Bringing you some of the classics, palmiers, croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche, cheese twists and more! We are excited to share all this buttery, flakey goodness over 3 super…