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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Duck 3 Ways

Thursday, 29 June 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this hand-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...

Mastering Fermentation

Saturday, 1 July 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Come on a fermenting adventure with Sammi Zajko. Discover the incredible health benefits, delicious flavour and fun of this traditional craft. Enjoy a three and a half hour interactive, hands-on...

Cooking workshop for Teens

SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 5 July 2017
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...

Moroccan Feast

Thursday, 6 July 2017
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...

Sourdough Secrets

Saturday, 8 July 2017
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...

Herbie’s Curry Feast

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Sunday, 9 July 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spice guru Herbie and daughter Kate (authors of The Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition) will take you on aromatic and flavour filled journey to India in this 4hr hands on...

Thai Street Food

Thursday, 13 July 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha Tanasingam to recreate your favourite food memories of Thailand. In this inspiring class you will learn how to make traditional Thai Street Food dishes like Pad Thai, 3...

Knife Skills with Bonus Kasumi Knife

Thursday, 20 July 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chef Jason Ludwig 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...

Pickles and Preserves

Saturday, 22 July 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Discover the essential skills to preserving in our 3.5 hour hands on class. Vanessa Miles will guide you through the process of bottling, preserving and pickling seasonal produce. You will...

Salami Making from Scratch

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Sunday, 23 July 2017
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

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Thursday, 27 July 2017
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...

Malaysian Street Food

Saturday, 29 July 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 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 –...

Your Favourite Indian Dishes

Thursday, 3 August 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 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...

Our French Impressions

Saturday, 5 August 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

THE CLASS Jean-Marie LIERE has been blogging about France, French cuisine and wines for over seven years as well as an active ‘Instagramer’ on the subject with over 2200 followers!...

Italian Cheese Making

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10:30 am - 1:30 pm

In this Mad Millie Italian Cheese Making Class you will learn how to make your favourite Italian Cheeses like Ricotta, Mozzarella, Bocconcini, Buratta, Mascarpone and Ricotta Salata – pure and...

Yum Cha

Sunday, 6 August 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for a morning of fabulous yum cha! You will learn how to make all your favourite Asian lunch delights from scratch. On our mouth-watering yum cha menu: Prawn...

Corporate Team Building Event

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Event Booking Conditions:1. Cancellations are not refundable.2. The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will...

Spanish Tapas

Thursday, 10 August 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to prepare your favourite Spanish Tapas and authentic Sangria in this hands-on class. You will make Tortilla, Aioli, Gazpacho, Gambas al Ajillo and other Spanish entrée delights that...

A Taste of Vietnam

Saturday, 12 August 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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

Gourmet Sausage Making

Sunday, 13 August 2017
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...

Molecular Gastronomy

Thursday, 17 August 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 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...

Tutti a Tavola – Italian Feast

Saturday, 19 August 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tutti a Tavola means everyone to the table to eat, but before you eat you will create. In this 3hr hands on class alongside chef Jeffrey Simmonetta, you will be...

Puff Pastry from Scratch

Sunday, 20 August 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jessica Pedemont will teach you to make puff pastry from scratch. Learn the tips and tricks of making classic flakey buttery homemade puff pastry like a professional.  Turn this pastry...

Thai Curries

Thursday, 24 August 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Think Green Curry with Fish, Massaman Curry with Beef, Yellow Curry with Vegetables and more. Let Chef Wanitha Tanasingam show you how to balance hot, sour, sweet, salty and bitter...

Kombucha

Saturday, 26 August 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Come on an exciting adventure with Sammi Zajko, Fermentation Revivalist and owner at Fermenting Australia. Discover the mysterious, wonderful and delicious world of Kombucha! Immerse yourself in the world of...

Molecular Gastronomy

Sunday, 27 August 2017
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...

Cream-Culture-Salt

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A butter making presentation with Pepe Saya, Alexandra Olsson and John Fairley In this unique 1.5 hour session, you will sit with a glass of wine, learn and be inspired...

Gnocchi Masterclass

Saturday, 2 September 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Handmade Gnocchi is not only a joy to eat but also a pleasure to create. Join Vanessa Miles in a 3.5 hr hands on class where she will discuss tools,...

Herbies Thrilling Grilling

Sunday, 3 September 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

This Father’s Day, September 3rd, join the ultimate Father/Daughter cooking Duo, Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill and his daughter Kate for a Thrilling Grilling course of meat and spices. Come along with...

Malaysian Feast

Thursday, 7 September 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn the art of preparing perfect aromatic, crispy, spicy fried chicken, Malaysian style! In this 3 hour class, the goddess of flavour, Wanitha Tanasingham will teach you to prepare this...

Mastering Fermentation

Saturday, 9 September 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Come on a fermenting adventure with Sammi Zajko. Discover the incredible health benefits, delicious flavour and fun of this traditional craft. Enjoy a three and a half hour interactive, hands-on...

Cantonese Street Food

Sunday, 10 September 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Bao is a popular Cantonese street food often served as Dim Sum or in boxes at Chinese Markets. In this 3 hour class, you will be preparing fillings and dough...

Corporate Team Building Event

SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Event Booking Conditions:1. Cancellations are not refundable.2. The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will...

Thai Street Food

Thursday, 14 September 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Wanitha Tanasingam to recreate your favourite food memories of Thailand. In this inspiring class you will learn how to make traditional Thai Street Food dishes like Pad Thai, 3...

Paella, Churros & Sangria

Saturday, 16 September 2017
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...

Mexican Street Food to Sweet Food

Thursday, 21 September 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 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...

Salami Making from Scratch

Saturday, 23 September 2017
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...

Knife Skills with Bonus Kasumi Knife

Sunday, 24 September 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Chef Jason Ludwig 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...

Duck 3 Ways

Thursday, 28 September 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this hand-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...

Malaysian Street Food

Sunday, 8 October 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 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 –...

Herbie’s Meze, a sharing feast

Saturday, 14 October 2017
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Spring is here and it’s time to learn some new fresh modern dishes to share in the great outdoors! Join spice expert, Kate Hemphill of Herbie’s Spices in this hands...

Gourmet Sausage Making

Sunday, 15 October 2017
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...

Duck 3 Ways

Thursday, 19 October 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this hand-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...

Another Fast Fun Delicious!

Friday, 20 October 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fast Fun Delicious- Healthy meals for families After the success of the first one, Kate Hemphill is back for another session of Fast Fun Delicious! During this 2 hour session,...

Kombucha

Saturday, 21 October 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Come on an exciting adventure with Sammi Zajko, Fermentation Revivalist and owner at Fermenting Australia. Discover the mysterious, wonderful and delicious world of Kombucha! Immerse yourself in the world of...