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
26/8/16 5:30 PM -
7:30 PM
Cheese Appreciation with Valerie Henbest
Newcastle Cooking School

24
Newcastle Valerie Henbest Demonstration $60.00 24,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/cheese-appreciation-with-valerie-henbest/
27/8/16 9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
60 Minute session - EGGS FOR BREAKFAST
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10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $40.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/60-minute-session-eggs-for-breakfast/
27/8/16 10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
60 Minute Sessions - GNOT JUST GNOCCHI
Newcastle Cooking School

0
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $40.00 0,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/60-minute-sessions-gnot-just-gnocchi/
31/8/16 3:30 PM -
5:30 PM
KIDS - Mini Sausage Rolls & Cornish Pasties (ages 7+)
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Naomi Tupper Hands-on $65.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-potato-toppers-ages-7/
1/9/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 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/
3/9/16 10:00 AM -
12:00 PM
BETWEEN THE BUNS
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $85.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/between-the-buns/
3/9/16 1:00 PM -
3:00 PM
PRETTY LITTLE POT PIE
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $95.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/pretty-little-pot-pie/
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/
8/9/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Spanish Cuisine - More than just Tapas & Paella
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden (The Essential Ingredient) Hands-on $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/spanish-cuisine-more-than-just-tapas-paella-3/
10/9/16 9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Thai Curries
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Wanitha Hands-on $165.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/thai-curries/
10/9/16 1:30 PM -
4:30 PM
Yum Cha
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Wanitha Tanasingam Hands-on $165.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/yum-cha-3/
12/9/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Italian Series: From Sicily to Brooklyn, Part 1 - Antipasti/Stuzzichini
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Tim Montgomery Interactive $165.00 - $600.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/italian-series-from-sicily-to-brooklyn-part-1-antipastistuzzichini/
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/
21/9/16 3:30 PM -
5:30 PM
PASTRY: Chef skills for teens (ages 13+)
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Kim Dangar Hands-on $65.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/pastry-chef-skills-for-teens-ages-13/
24/9/16 9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Vietnamese
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Wanitha Thanisangam Hands-on $165.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/vietnamese-2/
24/9/16 1:30 PM -
4:30 PM
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26/9/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Italian Series: Sicily to Brooklyn, Part 2 - Primi Piatti/Pasta
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12
Newcastle Tim Montgomery Interactive $165.00 - $600.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/sicily-to-brooklyn-part-2-primi-piattipasta/
27/9/16 2:00 PM -
4:00 PM
KIDS - Pizza: This Base is ACE! (ages 7+)
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10
Newcastle Naomi Tupper Hands-on $65.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-pizza-this-base-is-ace-ages-7/
28/9/16 9:30 AM -
11:30 AM
KIDS - Just Desserts (ages 7+)
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Newcastle Kim Dangar Hands-on $65.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-just-desserts-ages-7/
29/9/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Lamb Land - The quintESSENTIAL Aussie
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10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Interactive $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/lamb-land-the-quintessential-aussie/
4/10/16 2:00 PM -
4:00 PM
KIDS - Perfecting the Pretzel
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Naomi Tupper Hands-on $65.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-perfecting-the-pretzel/
5/10/16 10:00 AM -
12:00 PM
KIDS - Bake your own bread (ages 7+)
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Naomi Tupper Hands-on $65.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/kids-bake-your-own-bread-ages-7/
8/10/16 9:30 AM -
12:30 PM
Premium Italian Cheese Making
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Mad Millie Interactive $145.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/premium-italian-cheese-making/
10/10/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Italian Series: Sicily to Brooklyn, Part 3 - Secondi/Contorni
Newcastle Cooking School

12
Newcastle Tim Montgomery Interactive $165.00 - $600.00 12,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/italian-series-sicily-to-brooklyn-part-3-secondicontorni/
13/10/16 5:30 PM -
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Southern Soul Food
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12
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Meat Lovers
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10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Interactive $130.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/meat-lovers-4/
16/10/16 10:30 AM -
2:00 PM
Passion for Pastry
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10
Newcastle Jace Blunden Hands-on $140.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/passion-for-pastry-32/
24/10/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 PM
Italian Series: From Sicily to Brooklyn, Part 4 - Dolce/Fromaggi
Newcastle Cooking School

30
Newcastle Tim Montgomery Interactive $0.00 - $600.00 30,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/italian-series-from-sicily-to-brooklyn-part-4-dolcefromaggi/
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/
8/11/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 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-4/
10/11/16 5:30 PM -
8:30 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/
26/11/16 12:00 AM -
12:30 PM
CHRISTMAS 'Out of the Box'
Newcastle Cooking School

10
Newcastle Jace Blunden $120.00 10,http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/events/christmas-out-of-the-box/