• Do you dream of walking through markets in France and Italy? Collecting your bounty of perfect produce to take back to your apartment, then cooking a veritable feast? Well dream no more with our Market to Table Cooking class hosted by Chef Paul Niddrie. Over the course of five luxurious hours we will traverse the…

  • Here at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle the thought of a Meat Free Monday doesn’t worry us in the least. Why? Because we have access to this Traditional South Indian cooking class. After you’ve done it there will be no excuse not to eat vegetarian fare. Even the most shameless meatheads cannot escape the pure rapture…

  • Born and raised in a seaside town on the Italian east coast, Davide’s (The Coastal Italian) passion for food was ignited as a child. He spent time watching and helping his mamma and nonna making many varieties of fresh pasta by hand. He’ll continue this tradition with you in our Handmade Pasta Class. Combining hand-cut…

  • Join us as chef Ricardo ‘Tustra’ Zaratustra guides you through our Greek cooking class in our kitchen at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle. In Greece it’s all about eating together as a family or community, from a menu that celebrates seasonal, locally grown, fresh produce. In this hands-on, 3-hour Greek cooking class we’re celebrating this wonderful…

  • Here at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle the thought of a Meat Free Monday doesn’t worry us in the least. Why? Because we have access to this Traditional South Indian cooking class. After you’ve done it there will be no excuse not to eat vegetarian fare. Even the most shameless meatheads cannot escape the pure rapture…

  • KA-BAO! Come learn the secrets of making incredible Gua Bao – pillowy soft steamed buns filled with a smorgasbord of deliciousness. From Char Sui BBQ Pork neck to Sweet Prawn Bao, we’ve got the goods. Add a drizzle of Nahm Jim Jeow mayo then top with coriander, peanut praline and super fresh pickles – great…

  • Join us as chef Ricardo ‘Tustra’ Zaratustra guides you through our Greek cooking class in our kitchen at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle. In Greece it’s all about eating together as a family or community, from a menu that celebrates seasonal, locally grown, fresh produce. In this hands-on, 3-hour Greek cooking class we’re celebrating this wonderful…

  • Join us as we celebrate authentic Spanish cuisine in our Spanish Tapas class at the Essential Ingredient. Did you know that ‘tapa’ means ‘to cover’?! In its earliest incarnation a ‘tapa’ was given (think slice of cheese or Jamon) to place over your drink to keep the flies out. It could also be to hide…

  • Do you dream of walking through markets in France and Italy? Collecting your bounty of perfect produce to take back to your apartment, then cooking a veritable feast? Well dream no more with our Market to Table Cooking class hosted by Chef Paul Niddrie. Over the course of five luxurious hours we will traverse the…

  • From 1:30pm – 3:30pm on Tuesday 11th January we are heading across the world in our ‘Kids Class – Italian Adventure!’ In this 2-hour, hands-on cooking class we will explore flavours of Italian cuisine and learn how to make hand-kneaded, fresh pasta as well as two delicious, iconic sauces. Your kids will make… Handmade Spaghetti…

  • From 10:00am – 12:00pm on Tuesday 11th January we are heading across the world in our ‘Kids Class – Italian Adventure!’ In this 2-hour, hands-on cooking class we will explore flavours of Italian cuisine and learn how to make hand-kneaded, fresh pasta as well as two delicious, iconic sauces. Your kids will make… Handmade Spaghetti…

  • Born and raised in a seaside town on the Italian east coast, Davide’s (The Coastal Italian) passion for food was ignited as a child. He spent time watching and helping his mamma and nonna making many varieties of fresh pasta by hand. He’ll continue this tradition with you in our Handmade Pasta Class. Combining hand-cut…