The Essential Ingredient South Melbourne
We’re passionate about helping you bring fabulous food to your table with the right tools, cookware and techniques.
We know about the best ingredients and we aim to inspire and feed your love for cooking. Our South Melbourne store offers a design award-winning space that is contemporary and intimate. This store features The Essential Ingredient greatest hits, a curated selection of exclusively imported food and cookware as well as latest release cookbooks.
Knife Sharpening Services
Knives are one of the most important tools in a kitchen, arguably second only to the stove. Choosing the right type of knife and the right brand for you is crucial. If you need help buying your first knife, increasing your collection or getting some tips on how to care for and get the most from your knives, visit our South Melbourne store and speak to one of our experts.
On every 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, The Essential Ingredient South Melbourne also offers a knife sharpening service by our expert sharpener – bring your knives in before 3.30pm and they’ll be ready for collection after 12pm the day after.
The Essential Ingredient has been servicing Victoria’s restaurant trade and elite chefs for well over twenty years and is widely considered to hold expert knowledge of the world’s best single ingredients.
For more information about our wholesale service in Victoria, click here.
The Essential Ingredient Cooking school is located in our Prahran store, where our clients work with and learn from some of the most inspiring innovators the cooking world has to offer.