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Presented by The Cooking School at the Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
About the class

Join this knife skills class to receive a BONUS Kasumi Japanese 12cm Utility Knife valued at $149, or for an additional $100 you can upgrade to a Kasumi Japanese chef knife.

Good knife skills are the key to success in the kitchen, once you know the basics, the world of cooking will be opened up to you.

For this course, Chef Jeffrey Simonetta will teach you how to professionally bone, slice, dice, julienne and chiffonade a range of different ingredients.

Your skilfully prepared food will be transformed into a wonderful Mexican feast that you will enjoy for dinner at the end of the class with a glass of wine.

What’s included in this course

       A Kasumi Japanese utility knife

       Each student to bone and break down their own chicken

       Each student to prepare a selection of fresh vegetables

       Jeffrey to demonstrate how to pin-bone, remove skin and portion a side of salmon

       Class to use all expertly prepared produce to create a meal

       Dinner and a glass of wine


To do list!

       Wear closed toed shoes (no 6-inch heels ladies!)

       Please tie back long hair

       Arrive early as the class will start on time (there’s a lot to fit in!)

       Save the environment and bring a container in case of leftovers

We love Planet Earth

The Cooking School believes in recycling, reducing waste and reusing where possible. All food waste is collected by an organic recycling company that converts the waste into reusable energy.


St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills is a great option for parking with 80 spaces available and a 5-minute walk from the Cooking School. Casual parking rates after 5pm are $4/hour.



About The Chef

Jeffrey Vincent Simonetta is an Australian–Italian Chef who has worked under some of Australia’s most influential Chefs.

His family background, thick with Italian culture, influenced the way in which he sees cooking and produce. It taught him that; “To be Italian is to be passionate. It is to intimately taste wine, sauce, and ripe olives, as well as appreciating simplicity and nature, from the fragrance of the spring air, the skill of the sculptor, and the soul of the painter. It means to belong to a gene pool influenced by some of the most interesting cultures in history and translate those onto a plate”.

Booking Conditions:

  • Cancellations are non-refundable.

  • A change in personal circumstances does not entitle a ticket holder to return or exchange a ticket.

  • All bookings are confirmed on receipt of full payment and if a seat is available.

  • Reservations may be transferred to other classes with 30 days notice.

  • If you are unable to attend a reserved booking, you are welcome to send someone else in your place.

  • Reservations for classes and events close 30 minutes prior to the start time.

  • All classes and events require closed-in shoes.

  • The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class. Every effort is made to contact and accommodate guests in the event of alterations or cancellations. If a class is cancelled or moved to a date and/or time you are unavailable, you are entitled to a full refund.

  • Please inform staff of any dietary requirements whilst making a booking, we will attempt to accommodate you to the best of our abilities. Please contact us on 02 9555 8300.

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About the presenter

The Cooking School at The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills offers a variety of cooking classes hosted by dedicated local and international chefs in a relaxed and friendly environment.


August 24, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


146 Foveaux Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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