• She’s perfected the pillow-ey soft triple rise bao dough. Her fillings are on point and totally more-ish. Her sauces and pickles are a perfect example of how good food starts and ends with quality produce and ingredients. All that’s left is for you to come and learn from the master herself – that’s chef and…

  • You’ve seen him on Masterchef; you’ve marveled at his cakes and now he’s back to teach a class at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle! From 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday 3rd October, the Cake Boi himself is leading an intimate cooking class in our commercial kitchen where he will teach guests how to harness their passion…

  • 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 class we’re celebrating this wonderful culture of eating and will introduce you to this flavour-some cuisine – with a modern twist. Chef Ricardo Zaratustra will be your guide in…

  • In our cooking class on Thursday 17th September, we are taking inspiration from Samin Nosrat’s award-winning cookbook ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat‘. In this 3-hour hands-on class, Kelly is going to teach you how to create balanced dishes using Samin’s recipes as inspiration, and her famous flavour profiles, salt, fat, acid and heat as a guide….

  • In this cooking class of our ‘Bake It Great’ series, we are making cookies! On Saturday 12th September, from 10:30am – 1:30pm, pastry chef Kelly Syms is hosting a cooking class at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle to teach you how to make 3 different types of cookies. Chef Kelly will teach you her tips and…

  • As the great writer Cervantes said – “All sorrows are less with bread! Come and learn how to cultivate (and name) your own sourdough starter, mix doughs by hand, scale and shape loaves then bake them in your home oven (with a little help from some essential tools) for instagram-worthy results. Let our qualified Baker…

  • You’ve seen him on Masterchef; you’ve marveled at his cakes and now he’s back to teach a class at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle! From 2:00pm – 4:30pm on Saturday 5th September, the Cake Boi himself is leading an intimate cooking class in our commercial kitchen to teach you how to re-create his signature Lemon Tart!…

  • You’ve seen him on Masterchef; you’ve marveled at his cakes and now he’s back to teach a class at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle! From 10:00am – 12:30pm on Saturday 5th September, the Cake Boi himself is leading an intimate cooking class in our commercial kitchen to teach you how to re-create his signature Lemon Tart!…

  • In this speedy, hands-on cooking class Nonna Angelina DiLorenzo will teach you how to make 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 will…

  • 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/hide the smell of bad wine (gag)/ keep the wind from blowing your drink everywhere. Nowadays we make and eat Tapas because it’s damn delicioso! We are lucky…

  • You’ve seen him on Masterchef; you’ve marveled at his cakes and now he’s back to teach a class at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle! From 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday 29th August, the Cake Boi himself is leading an intimate cooking class in our commercial kitchen where he will teach guests how to re-create 3 of…

  • Salsa into our kitchen and let chef Ricardo ‘Tustra’ Zaratustra spice up your life! In this hands-on 3 hour cooking class Tustra will take you on a culinary tour of vibrant, colourful South America – where cooking and food infiltrates every part of life. Your Menu… Empanadas Ceviche (Peruvian fish dish) Brazilian BBQ (think chicken,…