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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Molecular Gastronomy

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

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...

Puff Pastry from Scratch

Sunday, 20 August 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jessica Pedemont will teach you to make puff pastry from scratch. Learn the tips and tricks of making classic flakey buttery homemade puff pastry like a professional.  Turn this pastry...

Kombucha

Saturday, 26 August 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Come on an exciting adventure with Sammi Zajko, Fermentation Revivalist and owner at Fermenting Australia. Discover the mysterious, wonderful and delicious world of Kombucha! Immerse yourself in the world of...

Molecular Gastronomy

Sunday, 27 August 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...

Cream-Culture-Salt

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A butter making presentation with Pepe Saya, Alexandra Olsson and John Fairley In this unique 1.5 hour session, you will sit with a glass of wine, learn and be inspired...

Gnocchi Masterclass

Saturday, 2 September 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

If you have always wanted to master the art of making beautiful authentic Gnocchi, then this is the class for you. Join our favourite and incredibly talented Italian chef, Jeffrey...

Herbies Grilling with Dad

Sunday, 3 September 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

This Father’s Day, September 3rd, join the ultimate Father/Daughter cooking Duo, Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill and his daughter Kate for a Thrilling Grilling course of meat and spices. Come along with...

Malaysian Feast

Thursday, 7 September 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn the art of preparing perfect aromatic, crispy, spicy fried chicken, Malaysian style! In this 3 hour class, the goddess of flavour, Wanitha Tanasingham will teach you to prepare this...

Mastering Fermentation

Saturday, 9 September 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...

Cantonese Street Food


10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Bao is a popular Cantonese street food often served as Dim Sum or in boxes at Chinese Markets. In this 3 hour class, you will be preparing fillings and dough...

Corporate Team Building Event

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Event Booking Conditions:1. Cancellations are not refundable.2. The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will...

Thai Street Food

Thursday, 14 September 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...

Paella, Churros & Sangria

Saturday, 16 September 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 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...

Corporate Team Building Event

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Event Booking Conditions:1. Cancellations are not refundable.2. The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will...

Mexican Street Food to Sweet Food

Thursday, 21 September 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...

Salami Making from Scratch

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Saturday, 23 September 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...

Knife Skills with Bonus Kasumi Knife

Sunday, 24 September 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...

Cooking workshop for Teens

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

This coming school holidays, in this action packed few hours, a professional chef will expose your teen to the wonderful world of cooking and show how easy it is to prepare...

Mastering Duck

Thursday, 28 September 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this hand-on cooking class you will learn 3 ways to cook your duck to perfection. Sharing his secrets, Chef Ricardo Zaratustra will show you how to handle a duck and...

Cooking workshop for Teens

Wednesday, 4 October 2017
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

This coming school holidays, in this action packed few hours, a professional chef will expose your teen to the wonderful world of cooking and show how easy it is to prepare...

Malaysian Street Food

Sunday, 8 October 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 –...

Our French Impressions

Thursday, 12 October 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE CLASS Jean-Marie LIERE has been blogging about France, French cuisine and wines for over seven years as well as an active ‘Instagramer’ on the subject with over 2200 followers!...

Herbie’s Meze, a sharing feast

Saturday, 14 October 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Spring is here and it’s time to learn some new fresh modern dishes to share in the great outdoors! Join spice expert, Kate Hemphill of Herbie’s Spices in this hands...

Gourmet Sausage Making

Sunday, 15 October 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...

Corporate Team Building Event

Tuesday, 17 October 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Event Booking Conditions:1. Cancellations are not refundable.2. The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will...

Duck 3 Ways

Thursday, 19 October 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 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...

Fast Fun Delicious!

Friday, 20 October 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fast Fun Delicious- Healthy meals for families After the success of the first one, Kate Hemphill is back for another session of Fast Fun Delicious! During this 2 hour session,...

Indian Summer Feast

Sunday, 22 October 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Spice up your summer cooking repertoire with this Indian Summer Feast hosted by Wanitha Tanasingan During this 3 hour course you will prepare Barbequed Lamb Masala Cutlets and an array of...

Perfect Pork 3 Ways

Thursday, 26 October 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...

Oodles of Noodles

Thursday, 2 November 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this hands on class, you will learn the art of making fresh Asian egg noodles from scratch with the goddess of flavour and Asian cuisine, Wanitha Tanasingham. You will...

Spectacular Seafood

Saturday, 4 November 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join Seafood expert Anna Phillips in this hands on class where she will show you how easy it is to prepare a spectacular array of seafood dishes that include a...

Salami Making from Scratch

Sunday, 5 November 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...

Mexican Street Food to Sweet Food

Thursday, 9 November 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...

Herbie’s Spice Essentials

Saturday, 11 November 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...

Paella, Churros & Sangria

Thursday, 16 November 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...

Book me for a Christmas Party!


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Event $145 for bookings of 10 or more Paella, Churros & Sangria Spanish Chef Ricardo Zaratustra will show you how to create three delicious Spanish classics. In this entertaining,...

Italian Cheese Making

Saturday, 18 November 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...

Christmas Sorted with Tiffany Jones

Sunday, 19 November 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the talented Tiffany Jones for this action packed day where you prepare and take home every accompaniment required for the Christmas table. Not only will you be super organised for the big...

Gourmet Sausage Making

Saturday, 25 November 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...

Book me for a Christmas Party!

Thursday, 30 November 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Event $145 for bookings of 10 or more Paella, Churros & Sangria Spanish Chef Ricardo Zaratustra will show you how to create three delicious Spanish classics. In this entertaining,...

Salami Making from Scratch

Sunday, 3 December 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...