The Essential Ingredient
The Essential Ingredient began in 1986 as a mail-order business run from the Glebe home of Don and Jan Hodgson. In 1990, the first Essential store opened in Camperdown, an inner-city suburb of Sydney. Since then, six additional franchise stores have joined the Essential Ingredient family.
Today the stores continue to inspire with a comprehensive range of quality foods, cookware, culinary books and a growing number of cooking schools. These cover a wide array of cuisines (from vegan to everything beef, from knife skills to buttercream artistry, from French pastry to gluten free baking), of skills and experience levels, with cooking classes in Melbourne (Prahran, VIC), Sydney (Surry Hills, NSW) and Newcastle (NSW), being led by some of Australia’s most highly regarded chefs and cooking identities.
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