Surry Hills In Store Services

Gift Hampers

Our hampers are available in a range of themes and price points to suit every occasion. Whether your giftee wants to improve their cooking with a range of quality kitchen tools, or loves exploring exotic cuisines we can create a hamper that’s perfect for them. Explore our hamper range here.

Corporate Hampers

A hamper full of quality ingredients is the perfect way to say thank you to your business associates and leaves a favourable and lasting impression. We can create made to order hampers of any size for your corporate clients.

Knife Sharpening

Our knife sharpening service is available to you on a weekly basis. Simply drop your knives off before close of business Thursday evenings (7PM) for overnight sharpening. Your knives will be rejuvenated and ready to collect the following day from 10:00AM.

SHARPENING: $9 per knife
BLADE REPAIR: $15 per knife

We currently do not offer repair services for knife handles.

Gift Wrapping

Gift wrapping is available on request.

Kitchen Hire

Our Cooking School kitchen is available for hire for recipe testing, photo shoots and private groups of up to 16. For an information pack send your enquiry to

Cake Pan Hire

The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills hires out a range of novelty cake pans.

Pans available: Numbers 0 to 9, Locomotive, Tractor, Dinosaur, Aligator, Soccer Ball, Football, Rag Doll, Stadium, Sand Castle, Giant Cupcake

See what’s available here.

Hire for Stylists

Our products, with the  exclusion of copper items, books and electrical, are available for hire for magazine shoots, TV and film. A credit card swipe for the full value of the goods is taken at the time of hire and a valid form of ID must be presented. The hire fee is payable before the goods leave the store.

Hire fees: On page credit:  10% of the total value of the goods hired. No on-page credit: 25% of the total value of the goods hired.

If any goods including their packaging are not returned or returned damaged, the person who hired the goods will be held fully responsible and charged the full retail value of the goods concerned. (There are no exceptions to this rule.)