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.


Flavour of Sri Lanka

August 23, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Learn the secrets of Sri Lankan sambal with Wanitha Tanasingam in this hands on cooking class. You will whip out the mortar and pestle to create beautiful dishes that delight in both their flavour and spice. Sambal (or sambola) sauce, which originated around Indonesia and Malaysia, has over 300 variants….

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…


Seriously Spanish Classics: Paella, Churros & Sangria

September 4, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Raised on paella in his native Spain, Ricardo Zaratustra brings his passion for these iconic dishes to his teaching in this hands on class showing you how you create three Spanish classics. You will learn how to make Spain’s favourite dish – seafood paella – as well as the classic…

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 selected…


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…

Malaysian – Laksa & Pastes

October 19, 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…

Tantalizing Turkish Meze

October 25, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

The food of Turkey is an intrinsically healthy cuisine. Combine a range of  seasonal produce plus ingredients like pulses, grains, nuts and yoghurt then throw in a diverse  range of  culinary influences (Jewish, Greek, Armenian, Middle Eastern, Caucasian) and you’ve got one fascinating mix. Come and learn dishes such as Muhamara,…


3 weeks of Brioche, Pastry and Croissant: Part 1

This class has been booked out!
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…