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.


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…

Annabel Langbein – Through the Seasons

September 23, 2014
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

When Annabel Langbein isn’t jumping out of helicopters to capture wild deer, making pastries in South America or running her own publishing house she is writing cookbooks that have been  hailed as ‘a toolkit for life’. Her 21st cookbook Through the Seasons, is her most exciting and engaging yet, filled with recipes…

¡Viva Mexico!

This class has been booked out!

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…

Matt’s Kitchen Garden @ Essential

September 30, 2014
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The unstoppable wonderchef Matt Moran joins us for a once only event to celebrate the release of his latest cookbook Matt’s Kitchen Garden. Matt’s latest title explores the extremely rewarding experience of cooking with local fresh produce. About the book: Acclaimed chef Matt Moran shares his passion for local produce with this stunning…

Gourmet Sausage Making

October 16, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sausage making… simple right? Not so! Split skins, jammed mince, watery results are just some of the problems that the enthusiastic novice can encounter. Let Butcher Rob from Saratoga Meats show you the tricky art of sausage making. In this hands on class you will explore several gourmet sausage recipes such…

Sweet, Sour, Salty & Spicy

October 17, 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…

Thai Street Food- CBP Private Event

This class has been booked out!

October 30, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT AND IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC Join Wanitha Tanasingam and take a journey through the street food of Thailand. Be inspired to create and blend the collaboration of spices that make up Thai food. Growing up in Penang, Wanitha moved…

Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice

November 1, 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…

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…

Spectacular Seafood

November 8, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join Anna Phillips for this hands on class and explore the world of mussels, cuttlefish, octopus and sustainable varieties of fish. This class will open up an exciting new world showing how easily prepared many seafood/shellfish varieties are and answer any of your sustainability questions. Adding a new world to…

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…

Seriously Spanish: Paella, Churros & Sangria

November 15, 2014
10:30 am – 1:30 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…

Introduction to Cupcake Decorating

November 16, 2014
10:30 am – 12:30 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.  The classes are small and everyone leaves with three cup cakes decorated using their newly found skills, as well as a…

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