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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Latest news

Teenagers can learn to make a Middle Eastern feast including spicy chicken skewers, hummus, tzatziki, flat bread and tabbouleh at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle Cooking School this Easter.

School holiday cooking fun

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Teens can learn to make a Middle Eastern feast including spicy chicken skewers, hummus, tzatziki, flat bread and tabbouleh

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The Essential Ingredient staff bake our quiches In the cooking school kitchen attached to our store in The Junction Fair.

Fresh, home made & delicious

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The Essential Ingredient Newcastle’s home cooked, fresh meals are a lifesaver for those times when, for whatever reason, you just can’t make it all yourself.

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Newcastle Autumn masterclasses

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Join Stefano Marvello in his Lungo Pranzo – Italian Long Lunch masterclass

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The Kitchen Gadget Arsenal

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Who doesn’t love a kitchen gadget? Nobody. It doesn’t matter what kind of cook you are; an old school stickler, an

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Escargot; a French icon

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Few ingredients are as iconically ‘French’ as escargot. Simply the French translation of ‘snails’, escargot has been considered a

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Upcoming Classes and Events...

Date Time Class Title Location Presenter Format Price Details
30/3/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Spanish Cuisine
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/spanish-more-than-just-tapas-paella/
1/4/17 10:00 AM -
3:00 PM
F(EASTER) – GREEK MASTERCLASS
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Sofia Stokes Hands-on $195.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/feaster-greek-masterclass/
4/4/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
ITALIAN TABLE - UNA VOLTA
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Nikki Bondi Hands-on $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/una-volta-italian-table-2/
9/4/17 10:30 AM -
2:00 PM
Passion for Pastry
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/passion-for-pastry-38/
10/4/17 9:30 AM -
12:00 PM
KIDS - HOT CROSS BUNS & EASTER THEMED CUPCAKES (8YRS+)
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle KIM DANGAR Kids $70.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-hot-cross-buns-easter-themed-cupcakes-8yrs/
11/4/17 9:30 AM -
12:00 PM
KIDS 12+ - EGG static for Easter
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle KIM DANGAR Hands-on $70.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-12-egg-static-for-easter/
11/4/17 1:00 PM -
3:30 PM
KIDS 12+ - EASTER TREATS
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle KIM DANGAR Hands-on $70.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-12-easter-treats/
12/4/17 10:00 AM -
12:30 PM
TEENS - MIDDLE EASTERN FEAST'N (13yrs+)
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Kim Dangar Hands-on $75.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/teens-middle-eastern-feastn-13yrs/
12/4/17 2:00 PM -
4:30 PM
TEENS - TURKISH GOZLEME & DELIGHT (13yrs+)
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Kim Dangar Hands-on $75.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/teens-turkish-gozleme-delight-13yrs/
13/4/17 10:00 AM -
11:00 AM
KIDS: 60 MINUTE SESH - PRAWN CUTLETS & TARTARE SAUCE (10YRS+)
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle KIM DANGAR Hands-on $45.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-60-minute-sesh-prawn-cutlets-tartare-sauce/
13/4/17 12:00 PM -
1:00 PM
KIDS : 60 MINUTE SESH - THAI FISH CAKES & PICKLED GINGER MAYO (12YRS+)
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle KIM DANGAR Hands-on $45.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-60-minute-sesh-thai-fish-cakes-pickled-ginger-mayo-12yrs/
13/4/17 2:00 PM -
3:00 PM
KIDS: 60 MINUTE SESH - CRUMBED FISH BURGERS & HERBED MAYO (14yrs+)
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle KIM DANGAR Hands-on $45.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-60-minute-sesh-crumbed-fish-burgers-herbed-mayo-14yrs/
22/4/17 10:00 AM -
11:00 AM
SCONES - 60 Minute Session
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $45.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/scones-60-minute-session/
22/4/17 11:30 AM -
12:30 PM
GNOCCHI - 60 Minute Session
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $45.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/gnocchi-60-minute-session/
22/4/17 1:30 PM -
4:30 PM
Middle Eastern Mezze
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $130.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/middle-eastern-mezze/
26/4/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 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-6/
27/4/17 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-3/
29/4/17 10:00 AM -
1:00 PM
UBER THAI-RIFFIC
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Tar Head Chef/owner @ UBER THAI) Hands-on $145.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/uber-thai-riffic/
2/5/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
FRENCH FOR YOU
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle KYLE WHITBOURNE Demonstration $145.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/french-for-you/
4/5/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
HAIL PALEO!
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Jace Blunden Demonstration $130.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/hail-paleo/
6/5/17 10:00 AM -
3:00 PM
LUNGO PRANZO - ITALIAN MASTERCLASS
Newcastle Cooking School

0
Newcastle Stefano Marvello Hands-on with lunch and wine $195.00 0,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/lungo-pranzo-italian-masterclass/
8/5/17 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/
11/5/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Moroccan Cuisine
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $130.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/moroccan-cuisine/
13/5/17 9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
CRUMB COOKIE FREE FOR ALL (16yrs - 160yrs)
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Beck Chapman Hands-on $135.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/crumb-cookie-free-for-all-16yrs-160yrs/
13/5/17 1:30 PM -
4:30 PM
DIY DUMPLINGS
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle SUKI KWON Hands-on $130.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/diy-dumplings-15/
18/5/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
GLUTEN FREE for foodies
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $135.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/gluten-free-for-foodies-2/
20/5/17 10:00 AM -
3:00 PM
KOREAN MASTERCLASS - BANCHAN
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle SUKI KWON Hands-on $200.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/korean-masterclass-banchan/
22/5/17 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-3/
23/5/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
TRADITIONAL SOUTH INDIAN (VEGETARIAN)
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle SUSAN KUMAR Hands-on $135.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/traditional-south-indian-vegetarian-7/
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/
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/
6/7/17 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
THERE WILL BE CHEESE (AND 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/
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/