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.


3 Weeks of Pastry and Brioche – Part 2

May 24, 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…

Knife Skills – With Bonus Knife

This class has been booked out!

May 28, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 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 $119. You will learn how to professionally dice, julienne and chiffonade a range of different ingredients,…

Moroccan Feast

May 29, 2015
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 delicious Cous Cous side dish and delicious Date Pancakes. Growing up in Penang, Wanitha moved to Australia in 1982, started…

3 Weeks of Pastry and Brioche – Part 3

May 31, 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…

Maggie Beer’s Winter Harvest

June 4, 2015
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join Maggie Beer for a winter warming journey through Winter Harvest Recipes, her new book that brings together all of Maggie’s signature recipes from the winter chapter of Maggie’s Harvest. Maggie will share with you her philosophy of using the freshest and best seasonal produce and treating it simply,…

Caramel Ecstasy – Caramel Class

June 7, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come get carried away, on a journey of caramelised sugar fantasy! This caramel class is for all caramel lovers, we have heard your calling. Dive into the delights of caramel with Vienna style caramelised nuts, caramel mud cake, spiced caramel slice and salted caramel ice-cream! Your life line to death by…

Gourmet Sausage Making Class

This class has been booked out!

June 13, 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 Beef & Guinness, Spicy Italian Sausage & Loukaniko. Exploring some intriguing flavour combinations,…

Thai Street Food

This class has been booked out!

June 14, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 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 Pop Creations by Katherine Sabbath

This class has been booked out!

June 20, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Another one of self-taught dessert genius and bake-aholic Katherine Sabbath’s guaranteed crowd favourites: Adorable ice cream cake pops 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 the…

Seafood Master Class

June 21, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

The availability of fresh produce and high quality seafood combined with its cultural diversity make Australian cuisine one of the most sophisticated and refined cuisines of the world. In this seafood cooking class you will learn how to fillet a fish, prepare a Chilli Mud Crab, Crispy Skinned Barramundi and…

Spanish Tapas Class

June 25, 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…

Cupcake Madness with Katherine Sabbath

This class has been booked out!

June 26, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a night of cupcake madness with self-taught dessert genius and bake-aholic Katherine Sabbath. Boost your creativity with crazy and colourful yet delicious cupcake ideas that will be an absolute jaw-dropper and palate-pleaser at your next party. This is totally outside-the-cake-box and what you see is not always what…

Mexican Street Food To Sweet Food!

This class has been booked out!

June 28, 2015
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 both savoury and sweet!

Paleo Cooking Class

July 2, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Paleo or Paleolithic diet is based on the knowledge of an ancient diet that humans followed before the domestication of animals and the cultivation of land. The so called “hunter-gatherer-diet” is a high protein diet that incorporates large amounts of fruits and vegetables, which are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals…

Kate Gibbs presents ‘Margaret & Me’

July 3, 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is your chance to gain a rare glimpse into a great Australian Food Dynasty. Food writer Kate Gibbs, who grew up at the apron strings of her grandmother Margaret Fulton, will give you an exclusive insight into her new book “Magret & Me”. This event includes a signed copy of…

Bread Making Fundamentals

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

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

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…

Lacto-Fermentation Fundamentals

July 11, 2015
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Essential Ingredient together with The Egg of the Universe present Rozelle’s first ever hands-on fermentation class. In this 3 hour hands-on class you will learn all about the pro-biotic potential of lacto-fermentation, what it means to increase the ‘bio-availability’ of food through fermentation and how to prepare fermented foods…

All Things Chocolate – A chocolate class

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

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…

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

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

This class has been booked out!

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…

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…

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…

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…

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