[vc_row padding=”0″][vc_column][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” style=”double” accent_color=”#6623db”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_gallery images=”4962,4963,4964,4965″ column=”1″ height=”900″ orderby=”rand” image_quality=”1″ item_id=”1451701237-568733f5e971a”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]


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.


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:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding=”0″][vc_column][vc_separator color=”custom” style=”double” accent_color=”#6623db”][vc_column_text]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.


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


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


For more information about Chef Joel click here or email: hemmachef@gmail.com

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