Prahran, VIC

The Essential Ingredient, Prahran Market, Elizabeth Street
Prahran, VIC 3141
Phone: (03) 9827 9047

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About the store
Cooking School

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Standard opening hours effective Wednesday 14th September 2016:

Monday: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday & Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

The Essential Ingredient Cooking School 2016 Schedule is NOW AVAILABLE!

Take a look here  for an online listing of all of our upcoming classes including hands-on cooking classes, interactive workshops, chefs’ table events & baking/pastry workshops. BOOK NOW!


Susan Weddell – Director
Maria Tsihlakis – Managing Director
Matthew Stoll – Wholesale Manager
Delwyn Anderson – Retail Manager
Zoi Condos – Cooking School Coordinator

Extra Information

Public car parking is available at our Elizabeth Street entry.

Knife sharpening service in store. Drop off knives first or third Tuesday in each month and collect the following day. Check in store for further details.
Please note we will have NO Knife sharpening service available for the month of January 2016.

More information on the Prahran Market can be found here.

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Latest news


Say Cheese Festival at Prahran Market

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The Say Cheese Festival is on tomorrow at Prahran Market from 10am and, of course, we will be saying cheese along

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Dressed for Spring, Part 2.

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We love dressing for Spring. Bold sauces, gentle vinaigrettes, robust oils and fruity vinegars can bring out flavour and add depth to vegetable dishes and crunchy salads.

As we move into

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A Swine Tale with chef Daniel Wilson

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Most of our cooking classes are held over the weekends, during the day, but did you know we sometimes offer night classes

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Dressed for Spring

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Looking out the window, it may be hard to believe but it’s Spring time in Melbourne. The sun will creep through those clouds, eventually, so we are celebrating the coming

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Giacobazzi Vinegars

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There’s vinegars and then there’s vinegars. Like many products that are made at differing levels – from commercial to artisan – a good, balanced full-flavoured carefully made vinegar has the

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Upcoming Classes and Events...

Date Time Class Title Location Presenter Format Price Details
29/10/16 10:00 AM -
2:00 PM
Thai Eats
Prahran Cooking School

Prahran Rebecca Ng Hands-on $195.00 16,
30/10/16 10:00 AM -
1:00 PM
Bone, Fillet, Slice & Dice
Prahran Cooking School

Prahran Zoi Condos Fundamentals $95.00 10,
5/11/16 10:00 AM -
1:00 PM
Understanding Fish
Prahran Cooking School

Prahran Bryce Edwards Fundamentals $195.00 10,
12/11/16 10:00 AM -
2:00 PM
The Middle Eastern Grill
Prahran Cooking School

Prahran Garen Maskal Hands-on $195.00 16,
13/11/16 10:00 AM -
3:00 PM
Pastry Essentials
Prahran Cooking School

Prahran Zoi Condos Hands-on $195.00 14,
26/11/16 9:30 AM -
11:30 AM
China: The Cookbook - Cooking Demonstration and Book Signing
Prahran Cooking School

Prahran Kei Lum Chan and Diora Fong Chan Book Signing $125.00 24,