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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Knife Skills with Bonus Kasumi Knife

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Thursday, 1 March 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT TO BOOK THE NEXT DATE ON 06/05/18 CLICK ON THIS LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/knife-skills-with-bonus-kasumi-knife-tickets-41479985754 Join this knife skills class to receive a Japanese utility knife valued at...

Salami Making from Scratch

Saturday, 3 March 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT, THE NEXT DATE IS SCHEDULED FOR 12/05/18 PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO BOOK https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/salami-making-from-scratch-tickets-41439423431 Learn the art of Salami making and create two varieties of authentic...

Molecular Gastronomy

Sunday, 4 March 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

One more space now available for this date, book today! The intriguing world of molecular gastronomy will be unmasked in this 3hr hands-on class.  Learn fundamental techniques including Spherification, gels...

Advanced Molecular Gastronomy

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MORE TICKETS NOW OPENED UP FOR THIS CLASS, BOOK TODAY! Advanced Molecular Gastronomy is for those who would have already learned the basics of this exciting cooking style and are...

Spectacular Seafood

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Saturday, 10 March 2018
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 variety of techniques...

Gourmet Sausage Making

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Sunday, 11 March 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

This date is now sold out. The next class will be on May 26th, follow this link to secure a spot to our most popular class  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gourmet-sausage-making-tickets-41439637070 With 25 years of...

The Art of Making Chocolate- Zokoko

Wednesday, 14 March 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

“My dream is to make amazing, unique chocolate reflective of its origin”  Michelle Morgan, Zokoko Join us for this very special evening to meet one of Australia’s finest producers of...

Mastering Duck

Thursday, 15 March 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this hands-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...

Italian Pastry Techniques

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Saturday, 17 March 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Today, our favourite Italian Chef, Jeffrey Simonetta will prepare a delightful selection of Italian sweets with you. This course is hands-on and you will learn a good selection of technical...

Sri Lankan Seafood with Kumar

Sunday, 18 March 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

We were first introduced to Kumar Pereira’s lovely, humorous nature when he was a contestant on MasterChef Australia series 3, in 2011 as well as MasterChef All-stars 2012. Kumar was...

Food Styling and Photography

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course description Amazing food photos are gold – they can make or break your foodie blog, send your Instagram likes soaring or bring hungry customers via your Facebook page. But...

Fast Fun Delicious!

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Unfortunately, Kate will not be available to teach this event, in its place we have listed a similar event called ‘Wiser and Well’ run by Nutritionist, Jennifer Benfield. Please click...

Wiser & Well


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Essential Ingredient would like to introduce you to a new 2-hour session with Jennifer Benfield, a certified health coach and nutritionist. Sit back, let us serve you refreshments and healthy...

Moroccan Feast

Thursday, 22 March 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha Tanasingan in this hands-on Moroccan cooking class and learn all about the beautiful balance of spice used in this incredibly flavoursome cuisine. This class covers preparation of fish...

South American Cooking

Saturday, 24 March 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Get your ‘Mojo’on, salsa into our kitchen and let Ricardo Zaratustra spice up your life and take you on a culinary tour of the vibrant, colourful South America where cooking...

Bread Making Basics- Easter Special

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Sunday, 25 March 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

THIS CLASS HAS NOW SOLD OUT, ANOTHER BREAD MAKING COURSE ‘SOURDOUGH SECRETS’ IS SCHEDULED FOR 20/05/18, FOLLOW THIS LINK https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sourdough-secrets-tickets-43147727013 Easter morning has always been my favourite for holiday breakfast, with...

A Taste of Vietnam

Thursday, 5 April 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a Taste of Vietnam with the goddess of flavour Wantiha Tanasingham. In this 3 hr hands-on class, you will learn to recreate popular Vietnamese favourites.  The Menu...

Perfecting Pork

Saturday, 7 April 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

In this hands on cooking class not only will you learn to perfect crispy pork crackling and prepare pork belly to melt in the mouth perfection but Ricardo Zaratustra will...

Paella, Churro’s and Sangria

Sunday, 8 April 2018
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Come along and let Spanish Chef Ricardo Zaratustra show you how to create the classic Spanish dish, Paella, in a pan for 2. While the paella is resting you will...

Tutti a Tavola – Italian Feast

Thursday, 12 April 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tutti a Tavola means everyone to the table to eat, but before you eat you will create. In this 3hr hands-on class, you will prepare a stunning Italian feast of...

Essentially Thai

Saturday, 14 April 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Balancing flavours is at the heart of Thai Cooking, it’s important to learn how to create a harmony of sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spice…once you understand this, Thai cooking...

Cooking for Teens- Mexican Madness!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
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 delicious...

Cooking for Tweens- Mexican Madness!

Thursday, 19 April 2018
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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

Smoked to Perfection

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Saturday, 21 April 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT TO BOOK THE NEXT DATE ON 16/06/18 PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK https://www.eventbrite.com.au/myevent?eid=43113630028 With 25 years of experience teaching the industry how to produce small goods,...

Herbie’s Spices in Conversation

Sunday, 22 April 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This is the comprehensive introduction to spices that almost needs no introduction! In this two-hour session, Ian Hemphill, otherwise known as ‘Herbie’ will navigate through the exotic waters of the...

Moroccan Feast

Thursday, 26 April 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha Tanasingan in this hands-on Moroccan cooking class and learn all about the beautiful balance of spice used in this incredibly flavoursome cuisine. This class covers preparation of fish...

Molecular Gastronomy

Saturday, 28 April 2018
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...

Hawkers Corner and Singapore Slings

Sunday, 29 April 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Hawkers Corner is the heart and soul of Singapore’s street food scene, a melting pot of cuisines from surrounding Asian countries.  During this 3-hour course, you will create a feast...

Food Styling and Photography

Wednesday, 2 May 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Course description Amazing food photos are gold – they can make or break your foodie blog, send your Instagram likes soaring or bring hungry customers via your Facebook page. But...

Oodles of Noodles

Thursday, 3 May 2018
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...

Lotus Dining Desserts

Saturday, 5 May 2018
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Today Tiffany Jones will be taking time from her busy schedule at Lotus Dining to share a special dessert recipe with you. The ‘China Colada’ was created by Tiffany for...

A Night with Kris Lloyd

Thursday, 10 May 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come and meet Kris Lloyd, self- taught and now one of the most highly accredited artisan cheesemakers in Australia. Kris Lloyd is CEO and head cheesemaker of Woodside Cheese Wrights...

Salami Making from Scratch

Saturday, 12 May 2018
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...

Laksa – Soup for the Soul

Thursday, 17 May 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to explore the flavours of Laksa? Let Wanitha guide you through a 3hr hands – on cooking class where you will learn to make 3 different...

Beautiful Beef

Saturday, 19 May 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

During this 3-hour session, you will prepare beef and all accompaniments in a variety of ways that will give you exposure different cuts of this meat and how to handle...

Sourdough Secrets

Sunday, 20 May 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Bread making is one of the most satisfying and nourishing experiences to be had in the kitchen. In this 3hr hands-on class, you will learn the secrets to making perfect...

Gourmet Sausage Making

Saturday, 26 May 2018
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...

Malaysian Curries

Saturday, 2 June 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Malaysian Cuisine is rich in heritage and heavily influenced by its surrounding countries like India, China and Thailand. Curries are eaten every day by most Malays and are wonderfully aromatic...

Pasta Making with Jeffrey Simonetta

Thursday, 7 June 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this hands-on pasta making class chef Jeffrey Simonetta will teach you how to make a variety of egg dough pasta from scratch. Spaghetti Marina Strozzapreti with Italian Sausage and...

Smoked to Perfection

Saturday, 16 June 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

With 25 years of experience teaching the industry how to produce small goods, Andrew Morabito really knows a thing or two about salamis, sausages, smoking and curing. In this class,...

Slow Cooking

Saturday, 23 June 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

It’s the weekend, which means time to slow down with some winter warming slow cooking. Today, Jeffery Simonetta will share 3 spectacular slow cooked meat recipes and you will then...

Gnocchi Masterclass

Sunday, 24 June 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 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...

All Things Chocolate

Saturday, 30 June 2018
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Today one of Sydney’s leading Pastry Chef’s, Tiffany Jones will be taking time out of her busy schedule at Lotus Dining to share her passion and knowledge of All Things...

Your Favourite Indian Dishes

Sunday, 1 July 2018
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, Masala Prawns and a range of...