About The Store
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Cooking is our passion at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle. We have the kitchenware, the specialty foods, and the in-house expertise to fuel your inspiration and take your inner foodie to new heights. Whether you’re a kitchen beginner or a seasoned pro, we have the gear and guidance to take you to another level.

After 11 years in Darby Street, Cooks Hill, The Essential Ingredient Newcastle returned to its roots in The Junction, moving to a brand new store in The Junction Fair in June 2016. The store includes a delicatessen and a large cooking school, as well as our extensive cookware and specialty ingredients retail outlet. Our cooking school runs classes 3-4 times per week, and we cover a range of culinary styles and techniques. The perfect gift, and the ideal activity to do as a team building session or grab a group of friends and book a private class.

Your Local Wholesale Supplier

The Essential Ingredient Newcastle is the premier specialty food supplier to restaurants and cafes in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie regions. We service and deliver to these areas weekly. We have an extensive wholesale food offer for commercial customers in addition to a full range of chef’s uniforms, TAFE toolboxes (approved by Hamilton TAFE), text books and commercial grade cookware and knives, tableware, cutlery and glassware.

Free public car parking is available at the Junction Fair Shopping Centre
Knife sharpening service available: leave your knives by 3pm every Thursday and collect from midday the following day.