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 2010, the store relocated to their new address in Cook’s Hill, arguably the most fashionable ‘foodie’ destination in Newcastle region.
The Cooks Hill store offers the combination of retail food, books and kitchenware. While in store, you can sustain your energy in our café, Quint or stock up on supplies with our extensive cheese display. Feeling inspired? Try some of the classes in the Cooking School.

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.

Retail Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 5pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Closed Public Holidays

Cafe Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 2:30pm – coffee & cake

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 (you can see our latest newsletter here). Further to this you can follow us on  facebook  and twitter.

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Upcoming Classes and Events...

Date Time Class Title Location Presenter Format Price Details
29/6/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
Knife Handling (with bonus Kasumi knife)
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient Newcastle) Hands-on $210.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/knife-handling-with-bonus-kasumi-knife-21/
2/7/16 9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Morocco Unearthed
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $130.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/morocco-unearthed-10/
2/7/16 1:30 PM -
4:30 PM
Middle Eastern Mezze
Newcastle Cooking School

13
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $130.00 13,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/middle-eastern-mezza/
4/7/16 9:30 AM -
11:30 AM
KIDS - Baked Potato Bar
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Naomi Tupper Kids $65.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-baked-potato-bar/
5/7/16 2:00 PM -
4:00 PM
KIDS - The Biscuit Barrel
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Naomi Tupper Kids $60.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-the-biscuit-barrel/
7/7/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
101 Series - Fantastical Fish!
Newcastle Cooking School

8
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient) Fundamentals $140.00 8,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/101-series-fantastical-fish-what-fish-for-what-dish-3/
8/7/16 9:30 AM -
11:30 AM
KIDS - On Top Of Spaghetti
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Naomi Tupper Kids $65.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-on-top-of-spaghetti/
14/7/16 9:30 AM -
11:30 AM
KIDS - Bring On The Bento
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Naomi Tupper Kids $65.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-bring-on-the-bento/
16/7/16 9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Chef Skills Dessert Series - Baking, Biscuits & Petit Four
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient) Hands-on $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/chef-skills-dessert-series-baking-biscuits-petit-four/
19/7/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
Big Fat Greek Cooking
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Martes Kavavas Hands-on $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/big-fat-greek-cooking/
23/7/16 10:00 AM -
3:30 PM
Cheese Making Class - Camembert
Newcastle Cooking School

8
Newcastle Sonia Cousins (Expert Cheese Judge) Includes Lunch $195.00 8,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/cheese-making-class-camembert-2/
26/7/16 5:30 PM -
8:00 PM
Simply Cultured Workshops - An Introduction to Fermentation : Sauerkraut & Kimchi
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Jane Jenkinson Interactive $85.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/simply-cultured-workshops-an-introduction-to-fermentation-sauerkraut-kimchi-2/
28/7/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
Chocolate Delirium
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Interactive $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/chocolate-delirium-2/
2/8/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
Traditional South Indian - Vegetarian
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Sue Kumar Hands-on $125.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/traditional-south-indian-vegetarian/
3/8/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
Spanish Cuisine - More than just Tapas & Paella
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient) Hands-on $125.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/spanish-cuisine-more-than-just-tapas-paella-3/
4/8/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
101 Series - Finger Lickin' Chicken!
Newcastle Cooking School

8
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient) Fundamentals $140.00 8,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/101-series-versatile-chicken-not-just-a-weeknight-dinner-3/
7/8/16 10:30 AM -
2:00 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-33/
8/8/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Taditional Neapolitan Pizza
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Alfonso Muras Hands-on $115.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/taditional-neapolitan-pizza/
9/8/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
'The Italian Table' - Una Volta
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Nikki Bondini Hands-on $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/the-italian-table-una-volta-3/
10/8/16 5:30 PM -
8:00 PM
Simply Cultured Workshops - An Introduction to Fermentation : Drinks & Tonics
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Jane Jenkinson Interactive $85.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/simply-cultured-workshops-an-introduction-to-fermentation-kefir-kombucha-2/
11/8/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
101 Series - Beef Eater: From the BBQ to Fine Dining (with ease)
Newcastle Cooking School

8
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient) Fundamentals $0.00 8,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/101-series-beef-eater-from-the-bbq-to-fine-dining-with-ease-2/
17/8/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
Knife Handling (with bonus Kasumi knife)
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $210.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/knife-handling-with-bonus-kasumi-knife-22/
23/8/16 5:30 PM -
8:00 PM
Simply Cultured Workshops - An Introduction to Fermentaion : Lactofermented Pickles & Mustard
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Jane Jenkinson Interactive $85.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/simply-cultured-workshops-an-introduction-to-fermentaion-lactofermented-pickles-mustard/
24/8/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
Southern Soul Food
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Demonstration $130.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/southern-soul-food-3/
1/9/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
101 Series - Perfect Pork: From Belly to Bacon...
Newcastle Cooking School

8
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient) Fundamentals $140.00 8,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/101-series-perfect-pork-from-belly-to-bacon-3/
4/9/16 10:30 AM -
2:00 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-34/
6/9/16 5:30 PM -
8:00 PM
Simply Cultured Workshop - An Introduction to Fermentation : Dairy and Coconut
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Jane Jenkinson Interactive $85.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/simply-cultured-workshop-an-introduction-to-fermentation-dairy-and-coconut/
18/9/16 1:30 PM -
3:00 PM
How to be a Cheese Snob
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Sonia Cousins Demonstration $55.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/how-to-be-a-cheese-snob/
29/9/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
101 Series - Lamb Land! The quint-ESSENTIAL Aussie
Newcastle Cooking School

8
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient) Fundamentals $140.00 8,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/101-series-lamb-land-the-quint-essential-aussie-3/
27/10/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
101 Series - Beef Eater - From the BBQ to Fine Dining (with ease)
Newcastle Cooking School

8
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient) Fundamentals $140.00 8,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/101-series-beef-eater-from-the-bbq-to-fine-dining-with-ease-3/
5/11/16 10:00 AM -
3:30 PM
Cheese Making Class - Camembert
Newcastle Cooking School

8
Newcastle Sonia Cousins (Expert Cheese Judge) Includes Lunch $195.00 8,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/cheese-making-class-camembert-4/
10/11/16 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
Traditional South Indian - Vegetarian
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Sue Kumar Hands-on $125.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/traditional-south-east-indian-vegetarian-2/