• In this 3-hour workshop we will experience a Taste of Vietnam in the skilled hands of Wanitha Tanasingam – the goddess of flavour! Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for the use of fresh ingredients, with a strong reliance on herbs and vegetables. With its delicate balance between fresh herbs and meat, it is considered one…

  • In this hands-on Asian noodles class, you will learn the art of making fresh egg noodles from scratch with the goddess of flavour and Asian cuisine, Wanitha Tanasingham. You will then create a full menu of sauces and accompaniments to go with your noodles. This includes a steaming and flavoursome chicken broth that we get…

  • Do you have a few keen and curious young cooks (age 10+) in your family? If they’re itching to get into the kitchen, our 8-week Small Fries cookery course could be the solution! It is our aim to provide your child with the skills, know-how and confidence to comfortably navigate their way around the kitchen…

  • She’s perfected the pillow-ey soft triple rise bao dough. Her fillings are on point and totally more-ish. Her sauces and pickles are a perfect example of how good food starts and ends with quality produce and ingredients. All that’s left is for you to come and learn from the master herself – that’s chef and…

  • In this hands-on cooking class Nonna Angelina DiLorenzo will teach you how to make seasonal gnocchi from scratch.  In this class Nonna Angie will impart her tips and tricks on how to create light and fluffy gnocchi. She will teach you how to properly prepare your potatoes and how to treat your dough. You will…

  • Learn how to make authentic Spanish paella, churros and sangria in this class with Chef Ricardo ‘Tustra’ Zaratustra, on Thursday 29th October. Tustra grew up in the Canary Islands where he learnt the value of seafood, the joy of colourful living and the importance of flavour. Now he’s coming to the Essential Ingredient Newcastle to…

  • You’ve seen him on Masterchef, you’ve marveled at his cakes and now Cake Boi is back to teach you to create his Nan’s Victoria Sponge at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle! From 2:00pm – 4:30pm on Saturday 7th November, Reece Hignell is leading a cooking class to teach you how to re-create his Nan’s treasured Victoria…

  • So we ‘meat’ again! You’ve done Intro to Smoking with Harry Callinan aka Mulga Bill, now take your bbq game up a notch with Next Level Smoking.   So you’ve mastered the holy trinity – brisket – pulled pork – beef ribs – but are getting bored of the same rich cuts and flavour profiles….

  • If you got ’em – smoke ’em! Intro to Smoking with Harry Callinan aka Mulga Bill will give you all the tools to get your bbq game on point.   Are you dreaming of juicy, peppery brisket, pull apart pork shoulders or wobbling beef ribs but just can’t get your smoker to do what you…

  • Salsa into our kitchen and let chef Ricardo “Tustra” spice up your life and introduce you to South American cooking in our South American Mojo cooking class! In this hands-on 3 hour cooking class Tustra will take you on a culinary tour of vibrant, colourful South America – where cooking and food infiltrates every part…

  • Diwali – The Indian Festival of Light is calling you… Diwali is one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism. The celebration of Diwali symbolizes the spiritual ‘victory of light over darkness‘, ‘good over evil‘, and ‘knowledge over ignorance‘. On Saturday 24th October let us enlighten you to the wonders of Indian cuisine in a…

  • As the great writer Cervantes said – “All sorrows are less with bread! Join our next sourdough baking class with baker and chef Kelly Syms, on Tuesday 17th November. Come and learn how to cultivate (and name) your own sourdough starter, mix doughs by hand, scale and shape loaves then bake them in your home…