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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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...

Cooking for Teens- Mexican Madness!

Friday, 27 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...

Molecular Gastronomy

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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...

Singapore Street Food and Chilli Crab!

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

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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...

Sweet Techniques with Tiffany Jones

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

Chef Tiffany Jones will be joining the Essential kitchen to share a series of dessert techniques with you from her self-styled repertoire at Lotus Dining. Technical skills you will learn;  –         ...

Advanced Molecular Gastronomy

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

NEW DATE WITH SPACES AVAILABLE, BOOK TODAY! Advanced Molecular Gastronomy is for those who would have already learned the basics of this exciting cooking style and are wanting to take...

Cheese Making and Appreciation

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

This course is for Cheese Lovers only who would like to learn the process of how to make it but also be demystified by the world of cheese. Teaching this...

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...

Mexican Street Food to Sweet Food

Thursday, 24 May 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha Tanasingan for a class to explore the colourful and vibrant world of Mexican Street Food. During this course, you will learn the art of making your own soft...

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...

South American Cooking

Sunday, 27 May 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...

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...

Asian Fusion with Tiw Rakarin

Saturday, 9 June 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

‘At Mekong, we drift down from Burma cloud country, trace the Lao border, wake up to Thai sunrises, pause by the Cambodian pagodas and wade through rice paddies in Vietnam....

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,...

Buttercream Artistry

Sunday, 17 June 2018
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This course is 5 hours of intense learning with the talented Babette Yu of Blooming Cakes where she will teach you the skills to be able to create these beautiful...

Afternoon Tea at Night with Anna Polyviou

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Essential Ingredient Rozelle is excited to host the world-renowned pastry chef and Australian food icon Anna Polyviou. Step into a world where precise technique meets creative curiosity and hyperactive...

Modern Greek Cooking

Thursday, 21 June 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In Greece, it’s all about shared plates, eating together and eating seasonally locally grown produce at any time of day. This hands-on class will celebrate this wonderful culture of eating and...

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...

Malaysian Street Food

Thursday, 28 June 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

During this 3 hour hands on session, Wanitha Tanasingam shares her Malaysian childhood street food memories with you. The Menu Roti with Chicken Curry Fried Rice Noodles Chicken Satay with...

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...

Indian Curries and Craft Beer

Sunday, 1 July 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Warm up this winter and be inspired by the wonderful world of Indian cooking. You will learn to mix your own spices and prepare both wet and dry marinades to...

Perfecting Pork

Thursday, 5 July 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 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...

Gourmet Sausage Making

Sunday, 8 July 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...

Winter Warming Pies

Sunday, 15 July 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Winter in Sydney is short… so much to cook in such little time! Who doesn’t love a nice homemade pie with lovely short buttery flakes of pastry and a delicious...

Food Styling and Photography

Sunday, 22 July 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 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...

Mastering Duck

Thursday, 26 July 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...

Salami Making from Scratch

Sunday, 29 July 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...

Paella, Churros & Sangria

Thursday, 2 August 2018
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...

Mastering Fermentation

Saturday, 4 August 2018
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Discover the incredible health benefits, delicious flavour and fun of this traditional craft and get the year off to a great start. If you are taking part in Feb Fast,...

Bread Making Basics

Sunday, 5 August 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Bread Baking Basics During this course, Jeffery Simonetta will share all his years of bread making knowledge with you. You will learn the art of working with yeast and create...

Efendy Winter

Sunday, 12 August 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

For this very special class, you will spend 3 hours with chef and successful restauranteur Somer Sivrioglu of Efendy, Balmain and also the new venture that everyone is talking about,...

Cajun Cuisine

Saturday, 25 August 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cajun Cuisine evolved in the Deep South of American is known for its heartiness and complex spicy notes. During this 3 hour, hands-on course, you learn how to use and...

Food Styling and Photography

Wednesday, 29 August 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...

Nose to Tail Cooking

Sunday, 9 September 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

During this 5 hour course, butcher, Andrew Morabito and chef Jeffrey Simonetta will join forces with each other and an entire pig! Andrew will explain all the specific cuts of...

Molecular Gastronomy

Saturday, 15 September 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...

Essentially Thai

Sunday, 16 September 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...

Smoked to Perfection

Saturday, 29 September 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,...