The Essential Ingredient Rozelle Cooking School

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.

All our upcoming cooking classes are listed on this page, however you can also view all our classes on our events calendar.

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.
Before making a booking, please be sure to read the cooking school terms and conditions.

We look forward to sharing our passion for food with you.


Bread Making Fundamentals

This class has been booked out!

July 4, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

In this bread making class Sydney based German baker Manuel Neu will show you everything you need to know to bake your very own freshly baked bread at home. While you fill the air with the irresistible smell of freshly baked bread you will learn everything about dough preparation, how…

Duck Cooking Class – Duck 3 Ways

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July 5, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

In this duck 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 recipes and techniques in Europe, Asia and Australia. In this hands-on class he will share his secrets to the different…

Cake Pop Creations by Katherine Sabbath

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July 9, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Another one of self-taught dessert genius and bake-aholic Katherine Sabbath’s guaranteed crowd favourites: Adorable ice cream cake pops that are almost too cute to eat! You will learn how to create your own novelty ice cream cone cake pops, complete with fudgy chocolate brownie cake centres, hidden candy surprises in…

All Things Chocolate – A chocolate class

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July 12, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Allow this full day chocolate class 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…

Thai Street Food

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July 16, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha Tanasingam to re-create your favourite food memories of Thailand. In this inspiring class you will learn how to make 6 traditional Thai Street Food dishes like Pad Thai, Spicy Prawn Soup and Fishcakes with Red Curry Paste. Growing up in Penang, Wanitha moved to Australia in 1982. She…

Gourmet Sausage Making Class

This class has been booked out!

July 18, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Let sisters Ann & Fiona of McDonaghs Meat Boutique show how to easily carry out the art of sausage making at home. In this hands-on sausage making class you will explore several gourmet sausage recipes such as Italian Beef, Cumberland Pork & a North African Spicy Lamb Merguez. Exploring some intriguing…

Pasta Making Class – Linguine, Ravioli, Orecchiette

This class has been booked out!

July 19, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Linguine – Ravioli – Orecchiette In this hands-on pasta making class you will learn how to make a variety of egg dough pasta from scratch. You will be taught the traditional way of making Italian pasta by hand but also by using a food processor. All pasta will be accompanied…

Join The Essential Ingredient for an exclusive Tasting to learn the incredible difference the choice of glass makes to your beverages. This special tasting debuts our visually stunning Veritas series. Veritas combines the charm of a handmade glass with the consistency of a machine-made product. The Tasting will also include…

Spanish Tapas Class

This class has been booked out!

July 25, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join us to this hands-on tapas class and learn how to prepare your favourite Spanish Tapas and authentic Sangria. You will make Tortilla, Alioli, Gambas al Ajillo and other Spanish entrée delights to re-cook at home for you friends and bring back those summer night memories. With his knowledge and…

Moroccan Feast

July 26, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 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 delicious Cous Cous side dish and delicious Date Pancakes. Growing up in Penang, Wanitha moved to Australia in 1982, started…

Caribbean Cooking Class – A Tropical Winter Getaway

July 30, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Can’t get away this winter? Take off for new culinary destinations such as Haiti, Martinique or Trinidad and Tobago, learn how to create a Creole Caribbean menu in the middle of winter. Caribbean food is a lively affair. In this class, we’ll nod to the extensive influence of most historical…

Malaysian Street Food

July 31, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 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 – the famous Malaysian Spicy Fruit Salad. Growing up in Penang, Wanitha moved to Australia in 1982. She learned the art…

3 Weeks of Pastry and Brioche – Part 1

August 2, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Learn how to make your own pastries for the perfect family breakfast. In this class you will make a range of pastries that everybody loves – from scratch: Brioche, Croissants, Palmiers, Pain au Chocolat, Cheese Twists and many more. Over 3 Sundays in this hands-on class Pastry Chef and Chocolate Artisan…

The Essential Skills Masterclass Part 1

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August 6, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3 Weeks of Fundamental Chef Skills – The Essential Skills Masterclass Over three Thursday evenings you will learn essential cooking skills that will turn you from a great home cook into a skilled home chef. This class will combine traditional methods with modern twists and provides you with a framework…

Super Foods Cooking Class

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August 8, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Rebecca Hendriks, health coach and conscious cooking chef will reveal all the benefits behind the healthy eating trend in this Super Foods cooking class. She will explain why super foods are fabulous for your mind, body and soul, how super foods assist your body’s functionality and support your immune system, how…

3 Weeks of Pastry and Brioche – Part 2

August 9, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Learn how to make your own pastries for the perfect Easter breakfast. In this class you will make a range of pastries that everybody loves – from scratch: Brioche, Croissants, Palmiers, Pain au Chocolat, Cheese Twists and many more. Over 3 Sundays in this hands-on class Pastry Chef and Chocolate…

The Essential Skills Masterclass Part 2

August 13, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3 Weeks of Fundamental Chef Skills – The Essential Skills Masterclass Over three Thursday evenings you will learn essential cooking skills that will turn you from a great home cook into a skilled home chef. This class will combine traditional methods with modern twists and provides you with a framework…

Bread Making Fundamentals

August 15, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

In this bread making class Sydney based German baker Manuel Neu will show you everything you need to know to bake your very own freshly baked bread at home. While you fill the air with the irresistible smell of freshly baked bread you will learn everything about dough preparation, how…

3 Weeks of Pastry and Brioche – Part 3

August 16, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Learn how to make your own pastries for the perfect Easter breakfast. In this class you will make a range of pastries that everybody loves – from scratch: Brioche, Croissants, Palmiers, Pain au Chocolat, Cheese Twists and many more. Over 3 Sundays in this hands-on class Pastry Chef and Chocolate…

The Essential Skills Masterclass Part 3

August 20, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3 Weeks of Fundamental Chef Skills – The Essential Skills Masterclass Over three Thursday evenings you will learn essential cooking skills that will turn you from a great home cook into a skilled home chef. This class will combine traditional methods with modern twists and provides you with a framework…

Knife Skills – With Bonus Knife

August 23, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Chef Travis Harvey 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 Japanese utility knife valued at $149. You will learn how to professionally dice, julienne and chiffonade a range of different ingredients,…

Spanish Tapas Class

August 27, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us to this hands-on tapas class and learn how to prepare your favourite Spanish Tapas and authentic Sangria. You will make Tortilla, Alioli, Gambas al Ajillo and other Spanish entrée delights to re-cook at home for you friends and bring back those summer night memories. With his knowledge and…

Paella, Churros & Sangria

August 30, 2015
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 Sangria. Growing up on the Canary Islands Ricardo is a specialist for great seafood dishes. With his knowledge and his…

Pasta Making Class – Linguine, Ravioli, Orecchiette

September 5, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Linguine – Ravioli – Orecchiette In this hands-on pasta making class you will learn how to make a variety of egg dough pasta from scratch. You will be taught the traditional way of making Italian pasta by hand but also by using a food processor. All pasta will be accompanied…

Father’s Day – Pie, Steaks & Beer – Blokes only!

September 6, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

This is a morning of real man food! In this hands-on father’s day cooking class you will cook a perfect steak, learn how to make the ultimate pie – both crispy and juicy. Wash down these hearty delights with a crispy local brew. On the man-menu: A Hearty Pork Pie with Pear and…

Thai Street Food

September 10, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha Tanasingam to re-create your favourite food memories of Thailand. In this inspiring class you will learn how to make 6 traditional Thai Street Food dishes like Pad Thai, Spicy Prawn Soup and Fishcakes with Red Curry Paste. Growing up in Penang, Wanitha moved to Australia in 1982. She…

Cake Decorating with Katherine Sabbath

This class has been booked out!

September 12, 2015
10:30 am – 3:30 pm

This comprehensive class is hosted by self-styled dessert genius Katherine Sabbath. You’ll create a three-layered chocolate mud cake, filled with caramel and honeycomb fudge and frosted with vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream that’s then covered in a raspberry ganache drip and handmade candy spikes.

Duck Cooking Class – Duck 3 Ways

September 13, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

In this duck 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 recipes and techniques in Europe, Asia and Australia. In this hands-on class he will share his secrets to the different…

Indian Cooking Class – Your Favourite Indian Dishes

September 19, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 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 and Masala Prawns as well as a range of traditional Indian accompaniments like Dhal and Chapatti. Growing up in Penang, Wanitha moved to Australia in 1982….

Spanish Tapas Class

September 24, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us to this hands-on tapas class and learn how to prepare your favourite Spanish Tapas and authentic Sangria. You will make Tortilla, Alioli, Gambas al Ajillo and other Spanish entrée delights to re-cook at home for you friends and bring back those summer night memories. With his knowledge and…

Yum Cha – Deluxe!

September 26, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Yum Cha – Deluxe! Join us for a morning of fabulous yum cha! You will learn how to make all your favourites Asian lunch delights from scratch. On our mouth-watering yum cha menu are: Vegetarian Bean Curd Spring Rolls Prawn and Chicken Wonton (you will make your own wonton wrappers)…

Paella, Churros & Sangria

September 27, 2015
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 Sangria. Growing up on the Canary Islands Ricardo is a specialist for great seafood dishes. With his knowledge and his…

Petit Fours – The Art of Miniature Confectionary

October 3, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pastry chef Jessica Pedemont will be your guide on this journey through the miniature world of these delicate, sweet mouthfuls. Literally meaning “small oven”, we think of the Art of French miniature confectionary when speaking about Petit Fours. In this hands-on class you will learn how to create a variety…

Gourmet Sausage Making Class

This class has been booked out!

October 10, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Let sisters Ann & Fiona of McDonaghs Meat Boutique show how to easily carry out the art of sausage making at home. In this hands-on sausage making class you will explore several gourmet sausage recipes such as Italian Beef, Cumberland Pork & a North African Spicy Lamb Merguez. Exploring some intriguing…

Fondant Techniques

October 11, 2015
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Cake Decorators Guild member Jackie Davidson in this comprehensive hands-on workshop where you will learn the art of fondant techniques like rolling, moulding and blending. Beginning with basic fondant skills then moving on to more complex techniques, students will discover how to colour and marble, mould frills, pleats, and flounces, stencilling…

The Essential Skills Masterclass Part 1

October 17, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

3 Weeks of Fundamental Chef Skills – The Essential Skills Masterclass Over three Saturdays you will learn essential cooking skills that will turn you from a great home cook into a skilled home chef. This class will combine traditional methods with modern twists and provides you with a framework of…

The Essential Skills Masterclass Part 2

October 24, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

3 Weeks of Fundamental Chef Skills – The Essential Skills Masterclass Over three Saturdays you will learn essential cooking skills that will turn you from a great home cook into a skilled home chef. This class will combine traditional methods with modern twists and provides you with a framework of…

The Essential Skills Masterclass – Part 3

October 31, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

3 Weeks of Fundamental Chef Skills – The Essential Skills Masterclass Over three Saturdays you will learn essential cooking skills that will turn you from a great home cook into a skilled home chef. This class will combine traditional methods with modern twists and provides you with a framework of…

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