Chef Joel offers fun and effective classes focused on acquiring culinary skills for adults of all levels of expertise, interest and ability.   Whether you are a beginning cook or an experienced “foodie,” Chef Joel has great classes to meet your needs.

Chef Joel offers classes at several different venues in Madison.   Please note the location and registration information for each class.

Chef Joel also offers private classes, in-home classes and other fun culinary classes and events.   He can make your holiday gathering or special event a delicious and memorable one!   Please contact him for more information:  Hemmachef@gmail.com.

UPCOMING CLASSES:

10/4 (Wed) – 6:30 – 9:00pm – – Adult Knife Skills Workshop

This popular and informative class helps you learn and practice the techniques that help take the chore out of cooking, plus impress your friends! Techniques include: deboning a chicken; dicing onions, carrots, peppers, celery, and other vegetables; pasting garlic; and cutting a selection of fruits. Knife selection, sharpening, and care will also be covered. Bring your own knives or use ours. A light meal will be prepared for class participants.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

10/25 (Wed) – 6:30 – 9:00pm – Thanksgiving Dinner

Chef Joel will share great tips and recipes for preparing a perfectly delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, including many do-ahead tips and hints to avoid last-minute stress.  On the menu: Sage-Roasted Turkey Breast with Classic Gravy;  Sausage and Herb Stuffing;  Mashed Sweet and Russet Potatoes;  Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Pecans;  Creamed Onions with Peas;  Cranberries with Port and Orange;  Cream Biscuits;  Sweet Potato Tartlets with Cinnamon Crème Chantilly.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

11/29 (Wed) – 6:30 – 9:00pm –  Holiday Entertaining: Sweet and Savory Tarts and Strudels

Have you ever wanted to learn to make delicious, easy, do-ahead tarts and strudels to impress your family and holiday guests?  In this class, participants will learn how to prepare foolproof tart dough and work with phyllo dough to prepare these scrumptious recipes:  Leek, Crab and Brie Strudel with Creamy Dill Sauce;  Porter Glazed Ham, Onion and Blue Cheese Tart;  Roasted Tomato, Goat Cheese and Lemon Basil Tart with Mixed Green Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette;  Easy Apple Cinnamon Strudel with Cinnamon crème Chantilly; Pear and Almond Tart.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

12/13 (Wed) – 6:30 – 9:00pm – Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

Need something in a pinch for last minute holiday gifts but want to be able to give something meaningful?  Learn about an amazing variety of great recipes for fun, easy and delicious homemade gifts from your kitchen, and make and taste many of them.  Topics and recipes covered will include:  Infused Oils and Vinegars;  Flavored Sugars;  Fruit Butters;  Jams, Jellies and Marmalades;  Pickled Peppers;  Quick Breads;  Yeast Breads;  Spice Rubs and Blends;  Homemade Marinades;  Liqueurs; and Bath Salts and Soaks.  A light meal will also be served to enable participants to taste and savor recipes prepared in class.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Cost: $65 per person.

 

CLASSES AT UNION SOUTH

 

9/26/17 (Thurs) – 6:30 – 9:00pm – Adult Knife Skills Workshop

This popular and informative class helps you learn and practice the techniques that help take the chore out of cooking, plus impress your friends! Techniques include: deboning a chicken; dicing onions, carrots, peppers, celery, and other vegetables; pasting garlic; and cutting a selection of fruits. Knife selection, sharpening, and care will also be covered. Bring your own knives or use ours. A light meal will be prepared for class participants.  Location: UW-Union South.  Register here:

10/24/17 (Thurs) – 6:30 – 9:00pm –Comfort Food: Home Cooked Classics (Adult)

Add to your list of recipes to enjoy this upcoming winter. Leek and Potato Soup with Fresh Focaccia; Chicken and Dumplings; Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Herb and Butter Crust; Vegetable Shepard’s Pie with Sweet Potato Crust.  Location: UW-Union South.  Register here:

11/14/17 (Thurs) – 6:30 – 9:00pm – Holiday Hors D’oeuvres (Adult)

Surprise and delight your guests this upcoming holiday season with these delicious hors d?oeuvres: Cool Herbed Chicken Meatballs with Garlic and Yogurt Sauce; Open Faced Crispy Wontons with Tarragon Mushrooms ? Smoked Trout Canapés with Caramelized Apples and Cider Mayonnaise; Sun Dried Tomato and Black Olive Tapenade with Homemade Crisp Flatbread ? Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta; Phyllo Leek Tartlets.  Location: UW-Union South.  Register here:

CLASS PARTICIPANTS:

Adult classes are generally for individuals ages 18 and over.  Adult classes involving wine or alcohol may be restricted to those ages 21 and over.  If you have questions about any classes, please contact Chef Joel.

CLASS REGISTRATION:  

For adult classes not held at Union South, please register by emailing Chef Joel at: hemmachef@gmail.com to reserve a spot.  Class sizes are limited.  Once you receive confirmation that space is available, please send a check made payable to Chef Joel Olson to PO Box 5643, Madison, WI, 53705-5643.

For classes held at UW’s Union South, please register at:  Wheelhouse Mini-Course Registration

CLASS COSTS:  

Class costs are listed.  Class costs include recipe packets to take home and all foods, equipment, and materials necessary to complete the recipes.

CLASS LOCATION:

Adult classes are held at two locations:

St. Mark’s:  Some Adult classes will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.

Union South:  Some Adult classes are held at the through the University of Wisconsin’s Wheelhouse Studios at Union South, 1308 W Dayton Street.   For these classes, please register at:  Wheelhouse Mini-Course Registration

CHEF JOEL OLSON:

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