• Join us on Thursday 4th March 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…

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

  • As the great writer Cervantes said – “All sorrows are less with bread! Join our next sourdough bread class with baker and chef Kelly Syms. 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…

  • Join us on Thursday 18th February 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 experienced his cooking at Flotilla and Muse Kitchen, now join Chef Paul Niddrie for an evening celebrating the humble (and not-so-humble) veg in our Modern Vegetarian cooking class. We’re living in a time where our plates are changing from meat to vegetable-focused and for good reason. Not only is it good for the planet…

  • On Tuesday 12th January 2021 we are putting on the ritz and whipping up sweet nibbles for our Kids Class – High Tea Treats! Your child will learn how to make fluffy scones with a secret ingredient, mini layered trifles and chocolate ‘kitchen sink’ crackles which we will munch on at the end of class…

  • On Tuesday 12th January 2021 we are putting on the ritz and whipping up sweet nibbles for our Kids Class – High Tea Treats! Your child will learn how to make fluffy scones with a secret ingredient, mini layered trifles and chocolate ‘kitchen sink’ crackles which we will munch on at the end of class…

  • 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 Richard Ransom. Over the course of five luxurious hours we will traverse the…

  • Join Pasta Goddess Maya Kumar for this fun, hands-on and delicious look at making pasta by hand along with vibrant, summery sauces. Maya will guide you through the processes of dough making, resting, rolling and learning how to cook pasta to the perfect ‘Al Dente’.  She will then pair them with fantastic, multi-layered sauces and…