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The Essential Ingredient’s cooking schools cover a wide range of cuisines, skills and experience levels. With cooking classes in Melbourne (Prahran, VIC) and Newcastle (NSW), and led by some of Australia’s most highly-regarded chefs and cooking identities, The Essential Ingredient Cooking School inspires better cooks.
Please note: due to ongoing operating restrictions, some of our cooking schools are operating at reduced capacity, while others have delayed classes until restrictions are lifted. Please contact your nearest cooking school to get the latest information.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Our online team, along with our delivery partner Australia Post, is working hard to ensure you receive your items as quickly as possible. Due to extended COVID-19 lockdowns and high parcel volumes, customers may experience delivery delays. Your patience and understanding is appreciated in these uncertain times.
Shipping is available Australia-wide, with standard shipping charged at a flat rate of $10 and express shipping at $15. All orders over $100 include free standard shipping. Free shipping offer valid for orders from 25th February, 2022.
Orders are carefully picked and packed by hand, then dispatched from our Sydney warehouse. Please allow 2-3 business days to process your order. Estimated delivery times are calculated from the time of dispatch and can vary, especially during busy periods. Once your order is dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information (please also check your junk folder).
In the unlikely event that any item/s in an order are subjected to unexpected delays you will be contacted via email or by telephone to advise that the item/s have been placed on back order and to be provided with an expected delivery date. At this time, you can either cancel the items from your order or wait until the backordered item/s are back in stock.
Due to import/export restrictions, The Essential Ingredient currently only delivers within Australia.
International customers please note: While The Essential Ingredient ships only within Australia, we do accept orders placed overseas for delivery within Australia. For assistance, email email@example.com .
Acceptance of order:
At the time of placing an order, The Essential Ingredient will send you a confirmation email with the details of your order. This is not an acceptance of your order. Orders are only accepted when The Essential Ingredient accepts and ships the order. The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to accept or decline, in whole or in part, any order placed.
Incorrect information and attempted delivery:
Delivery costs are calculated based on the information provided by the Customer at the time of placing the order. Where a delivery address is incomplete, incorrect or otherwise undeliverable, or where the delivery service has attempted but been unable to successfully complete delivery, our postage providers may charge additional fees for parcel returns and collections. These fees will be charged to the customer prior to the re-release of the order. The Essential Ingredient will make contact with the customer in these instances to confirm delivery details prior to processing any additional fees (and prior to re-releasing goods).