• The Essential Ingredient Prahran is pleased to be a part of Wicked Festival this Sunday 6 May and host a Open Day for the Cooking School. There will be tastings throughout the day, starting at 10:30am with a Decadent Hot Chocolate, a recipe from the makers of Lindt Chocolate. A free cooking class session at…

  • Who doesn’t love cake! And if you love it as much as we do, then you are sure to love this class. Get the lowdown on the basic principles of good cake making – from butter cakes to sponge cakes, flourless and beyond. We will cover mixing techniques, fillings, layering, baking tips and plenty more….

  • Utilising grains, seeds and pulses, Nicky’s recipes are easy to make at home, full of big bold Mediterranean flavours, substantial and deliciously satisfying. Quinoa, pearl barley, lentils and greenwheat barley will be the heros of these enticing salads, braises and baked dishes. This cooking class is a hands-on workshop & involves working in small groups…

  • Bryce is a chef who champions vegetables with the same gusto he brings to his meat dishes. This meat-free class will include figs with polenta crisps and labne, lemon ricotta gnocchi with hazelnuts, wild mushroom pithivier atop a Jerusalem artichoke puree and an elegant salad of persimmon, walnut, fennel and mint. This cooking class is…

  •   Whether you’re a dedicated home cook or a professional chef, knife skills are a kitchen essential. Learn how to choose the best knife for each purpose and master its use. Learn to bone, fillet, slice and dice plus how to sharpen and maintain your investment. Limited to 10 places. This cooking class is a…

  •   Learn which GF flours are best for which dishes and where to buy them, before tackling four recipes including a buckwheat chia loaf, spanikopita, an apple cinnamon tea cake and triple choc cookies– all gluten free and absolutely delicious. This is a hands-on workshop & involves working in small groups to learn, cook &…

  • Spend a day with the ‘proud home baker, cake creative, and passionate merry-maker’ that is Katherine Sabbath where you will bake, fill and decorate the “Striped Buttercream Party Cake” – lemon butter cake filled with raspberry and lemon Swiss meringue buttercream, decorated in striped Swiss meringue buttercream, and topped with rainbow white chocolate. This is…

  • Spend a day with the ‘proud home baker, cake creative, and passionate merry-maker’ that is Katherine Sabbath where you will bake, fill and decorate the “Striped Buttercream Party Cake” – lemon butter cake filled with raspberry and lemon Swiss meringue buttercream, decorated in striped Swiss meringue buttercream, and topped with rainbow white chocolate. This is…

  • Join us and the modern Middle Eastern Master himself, Greg Malouf, for a master class in the art of Mezza.  The menu will include quail in kataifi with pistachio, sumac and sesame crumbs, smoky eggplant delight, Gruyere, saffron & brik wafers, melting salmon salad with fennel, green olives, walnuts and pomegranate; Ful Madamas – Broad…

  • Making pastry is one of the most satisfying tasks in the kitchen. Once you have mastered the essentials, including puff, sucre and sable, your repertoire for both sweet and savoury dishes will expand dramatically. Learn to make perfect pastry with techniques which can be adapted to many other ingredients and recipes. This is a hands-on…

  •   From the truffles of Tuscany to the plump, fragrant tomatoes of Campania, Italy’s regions offer produce which lends itself to creating imaginative vegetarian dishes. So let’s embrace our vegetables and join Paolo as he creates a menu that’s full of surprises and ingenious vegetarian Italian recipes. This is a hands-on workshop & involves working…