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The Essential Ingredient Newcastle

The Store

Located in The Junction Fair, The Essential Ingredient Newcastle has a diverse range of quality foods, cookware and culinary books on offer for kitchen beginners and seasoned pros alike.

And for those that love to entertain; let us help you fit out your kitchen or dining room with the latest luxury Table Linen, Dinnerware, Serve ware, Glassware and Bar Accessories.


The Deli 

The Essential Ingredient Newcastle is the go-to destination for cheese and antipasti lovers in the Hunter Region. Our cheese counter has a range of Australian and International varieties including exclusive local brands you won’t find in any other shops in the area.

So you’re interested in creating a cheese tower or ‘Celebration Cake‘ for your function or wedding? Contact our store for a private cheese tasting and let us help you create the ultimate tiered cheese tower of your dreams (paired with delicious cured and pickled accompaniments, obviously).


The Cooking School

Our store is home to Newcastle’s premier Cooking School that offers classes in a variety of cooking genres and techniques, led by local guest and celeb chefs, cooks and TAFE teachers alike. 

In addition to weekly classes, The Essential Ingredient Newcastle hosts kids cooking classes each and every school holiday period.

You don’t have to be an expert or enthusiast to enjoy our cooking school, with our enormous kitchen open to corporate team building classes, hen’s parties or any kind of private function you have in mind. If you’re interested in hosting a private function with a difference, email our cooking school for information on how we can create a unique experience tailored to your needs.

You can purchase tickets to our cooking classes online, visit our store in The Junction Fair or call 4926 1991 for more information.


Contactless Delivery Options

The Essential Shopping List

Click here for your copy of The Essential Ingredient Shopping List. We stock over 100,000 items in our store in The Junction Fair, so while this is not an all inclusive list, here you will find a comprehensive range of our most popular items and those you just cannot get any where else. Visit our website for more inspiration and start filling in that wish list!

Carpark Rendezvous

Call us with your essential shopping list, we’ll collect your items, process payment over the phone and have your order ready for you to collect from The Junction Fair loading dock. From there we will pop them in your car for you and send you on your way! It’s that easy.