Newcastle, NSW

Junction Fair Shopping Centre, 200 Union Street, The Junction
Newcastle, NSW 2291
Phone: 02 4926 1991
FAX: 02 4927 5003
E-mail: cookingschool@essentialingredientnewc.com

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Cooking School

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Now open at Junction Fair Shopping Centre, 200 Union Street, Newcastle.

After extensively researching the market and initiating a solo attempt at ‘Diva Domestica’, it became obvious very early on that Leonie Young was trying to create something that looked a lot like The Essential Ingredient. Subsequently, in September 2005, she liked the business so much she bought a franchise and set up The Essential Ingredient Newcastle.

In June 2016 we opened our new store in The Junction Fair.  The store includes a cheese counter, and a large cooking school.  Our cooking school runs classes 3-4 times  per week, and we cover a range of culinary styles and techniques.  The perfect gift, and the ideal activity to do as a team building session or grab a group of friends and book a private class.

The Essential Ingredient Newcastle is the premier specialty food supplier to restaurants and cafes in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie regions. We service and deliver to these areas weekly. We have an extensive wholesale food offer for commercial customers in addition to a full range of chef’s uniforms, TAFE toolboxes, text books and commercial grade cookware and knives, tableware, cutlery and glassware.

Normal Retail Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 9.00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 4pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 3.00pm
Closed Public Holidays

Knife Sharpening Service:
Knives sharpened, handles repaired and chips removed. Bring knives into our store in a plastic container by 3:00 pm every Thursday and collect them any-time after midday the following day.

Tafe Tool Kits and Uniform Packages:

We carry a range of tool kits approved by Hamilton TAFE for both Commercial Cookery, Bread and Pastry and Diploma studies. We also carry TAFE textbooks.

Newsletter:
The Essential Ingredient Newcastle publishes it’s very own newsletter every two months, this is mailed direct to our VIP members who wish to subscribe to emails. Further to this you can follow us on  facebook  and twitter.

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Escape to Europe with an Italian cooking class this winter at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle.

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Upcoming Classes and Events...

Date Time Class Title Location Presenter Format Price Details
27/5/17 10:00 AM -
3:00 PM
ITALIAN MASTERCLASS - LUNGO PRANZO
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle STEFANO MARVELLO Hands-on $195.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/italian-masterclass-lungo-pranzo/
30/5/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
UNA VOLTA - ITALIAN TABLE
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle NIKKI BONDINI Hands-on $140.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/una-volta-italian-table-3/
3/6/17 10:00 AM -
3:30 PM
'HIGH CULTURE' - Fermentation Masterclass
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle JANE JENKINSON Hands-on $210.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/high-culture-fermentation-masterclass/
17/6/17 9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
TRADITIONAL PASTA & WINTER SAUCES
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Stefano Marvello Hands-on $140.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/traditional-pasta-winter-sauces/
17/6/17 2:00 PM -
5:00 PM
TRADITIONAL PASTA & WINTER SAUCES
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle STEFANO MARVELLO Hands-on $140.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/traditional-pasta-and-winter-sauces/
19/6/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
PIZZA NAPOLI
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle ALFONSO MURAS Hands-on $125.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/pizza-napoli-4/
24/6/17 10:00 AM -
3:00 PM
DOUGH-LICIOUS MASTERCLASS
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Gareth Williams Hands-on $210.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/dough-licious-masterclass/
29/6/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
YULEFEST or EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO COOK AT CHRISTMAS TIME BUT WERE AFRAID TO (BECAUSE IT'S SO DARN HOT!)
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Hands-on $150.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/yulefest-or-everything-you-wanted-to-cook-at-christmas-time-but-were-afraid-to-because-its-so-darn-hot/
1/7/17 2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
HOW TO BE A CHEESE SNOB
Newcastle Cooking School

15
Newcastle SONIA COUSINS Demonstration $75.00 15,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/how-to-be-a-cheese-snob-2/
4/7/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
BASTILLE DAY - FRENCH FOR YOU
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Kyle Whitbourne Demonstration $160.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/french-for-you-2/
6/7/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
CRACKERS FOR BISCUITS!
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle GARETH WILLIAMS Hands-on $145.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/there-will-be-cheese-and-biscuits/
8/7/17 10:00 AM -
1:00 PM
UBER THAI-RIFFIC
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Hands-on $150.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/uber-thai-riffic-2/
15/7/17 10:00 AM -
1:30 PM
PASSION FOR PASTRY
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle JACE BLUNDEN Hands-on $140.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/passion-for-pastry-39/
18/7/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
BIBIMBAP-it!
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle SUKI KWON (SUKIMAMA) Hands-on $150.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/bibimbap-it/
25/7/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
SUKI SUKI BAO BAO
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle SUKI KWON Hands-on $135.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/suki-suki-bao-bao-4/
29/7/17 10:00 AM -
3:30 PM
CAMEMBERT - CHEESE MAKING MASTERCLASS
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle SONIA COUSINS Hands-on $195.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/camembert-cheese-making-masterclass/
12/8/17 10:00 AM -
3:00 PM
MASTERCLASS - PLYMOUTH ROCK TO THE ALAMO
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle JACE BLUNDEN Hands-on $230.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/plymouth-rock-to-the-alamo/
13/8/17 10:00 AM -
1:30 PM
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY - PASSION FOR PASTRY
Newcastle Cooking School

5
Newcastle JACE BLUNDEN Hands-on $200.00 5,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/international-youth-day-passion-for-pastry/
26/8/17 10:00 AM -
3:00 PM
KOREAN MASTERCLASS - BANCHAN
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle SUKI KWON Hands-on $0.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/korean-masterclass-banchan/