• Chef Tustra grew up in the Canary Islands where he learnt the value of seafood, the joy of colourful living and the importance of flavour. Now he’s visiting the Essential Ingredient Newcastle to share his wisdom on all things ‘Spain’ in this Paella Fiesta! cooking class.  When we think of Spain we think of the…

  • Unlock the secrets to divinely luxurious risotto with Chef Paul Niddrie in this Introduction to Risotto. We’ll cover everything from creating the perfect stock and nailing your flavour base to getting an ultra-creamy texture, cooking your rice perfectly and of course garnishing it with the most delectable ingredients. We’ll also chat about flavour variations, using…

  • Have you travelled south of the border? Down Mexico way? Well after this 2 hour hands-on kid’s class Mexican fiesta-style, you’ll feel like you have! Come join the Mexican fiesta on Saturday 25th September and get stuck into the zingy flavours of Mexico. We’ll be dragging out the mortars and pestles to make hand-smashed guacamole,…

  • Have you travelled south of the border? Down Mexico way? Well after this 2 hour hands-on kid’s class Mexican fiesta-style, you’ll feel like you have! Come join the Mexican fiesta on Saturday 25th September and get stuck into the zingy flavours of Mexico. We’ll be dragging out the mortars and pestles to make hand-smashed guacamole,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Chef Tustra grew up in the Canary Islands where he learnt the value of seafood, the joy of colourful living and the importance of flavour. Now he’s visiting the Essential Ingredient Newcastle to share his wisdom on all things ‘Spain’ in this Paella Fiesta! cooking class.  When we think of Spain we think of the…

  • Join us on an incredible culinary journey with our Korean Banquet Masterclass. Korean cooking is packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients. In this class you will be introduced to and cook with these flavourful ingredients that are iconic to Korean cuisine. They include deep, umami-rich sauces, pickled and fermented side dishes and exciting texture….

  • Wanitha is back, and she’s bringing her secrets to the perfect Malaysian curries with her. Malaysian Cuisine is rich in heritage and heavily influenced by its surrounding countries like India, China and Thailand. Curries are eaten every day by most Malays and are wonderfully aromatic and flavoursome. Join Wanitha Tanasingam for this class where she…

  •  It’s been a long day, then you get to your fridge, and the day gets longer… The chances of getting something nourishing and tasty up for dinner looks farther and farther away… enter the humble dumpling! We’ll guide you through a range of dumplings, from Japanese Gyoza to Korean Mandu to Chinese Wontons, each with…

  • Interested in Japanese food but don’t quite know where to start? This is the class for you! Let’s unravel the mysteries of the basic Japanese pantry together. We’ll explore Miso, Mirin, Soy, Dashi, Shichimi Togarashi, Rice Wine Vinegar, Sake, Furikake and more. If you understand the foundations of a cuisine it becomes Easy Japanese quite…

  • “A chopping board, a knife and a bowl of produce walk into a bar… “   If your knife skills (or lack there of) are keeping you out of the kitchen join our cooking class on Tuesday 3rd August and let Chef Paul Niddrie be your personal knife guru! We’ll begin with foundational knife skills…