• 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…

  • KA-BAO! Come learn the secrets of making incredible Gua Bao – pillowy soft steamed buns filled with a smorgasbord of deliciousness. From star anise and soy braised pork belly to umami-rich marinated shitake mushrooms and crispy softshell crab, we’ve got the goods. Add a swipe of savoury homemade hoisin, gochujang glaze or kewpie mayo then…

  • 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 Intermediate Pasta Class. Combining hand-rolled…

  • In this hands-on cooking class Nonna Angelina DiLorenzo will teach you how to make seasonal, gorgeous gnocchi from scratch.  In this class Nonna Angie will impart her tips and tricks on how to create light and fluffy gnocchi. She will teach you how to properly prepare your potatoes and how to treat your dough. You…

  • 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…

  • Join us on Thursday 13th May as we celebrate Spanish cuisine in Newcastle’s foremost Spanish Tapas cooking 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…

  • Our Pizza Napoli class is back! Come learn the tricks of the trade from pizza genius Alfonso Muras of Napoli Centrale. In this 3-hour interactive demonstration style class you will cover the history of pizza, processes, proofing, and the importance of flour and types of yeast. Once you have mastered that, we will get down…

  • 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 3:00pm – 5:00pm on Tuesday 6th April 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 6th April 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…

  • You’ve seen him on Masterchef, you’ve marveled at his cakes and now Cake Boi is back to teach you how to create his Passionfruit Tart at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle! From 1:30pm – 4:00pm on Sunday 21st March, Reece Hignell (AKA Cake Boi) is leading a cooking class to teach you how to re-create his…

  • You’ve seen him on Masterchef, you’ve marveled at his cakes and now Cake Boi is back to teach you how to create his Passionfruit Tart at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle! From 10:00am – 12:30pm on Sunday 21st March, Reece Hignell (AKA Cake Boi) is leading a cooking class to teach you how to re-create his…