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:


3/18 (Mon) — 6:00-8:30pm –Adult French Stovetop Dinners Class

Learn classic yet simple French techniques for making hearty, rich and delicious stovetop dinners your family will love!  Participants will learn to make and then enjoy these classic French dishes:  Coq au Vin with Rice Pilaf and Blanched Vegetable (classic wine-stewed chicken with fool-proof rice and a fresh vegetable garnish);  Lyonnaise Steak and Potatoes (pan-seared beef, sautéed potatoes and mushrooms with a piquant white wine sauce);  and Stovetop Apple Tarte.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.



Coming Soon!  Please check their website for additional information and to register.


2/27 – The Lobster Class – Wed, February 27, 2019 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST

Please check their website for additional information and to register.


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: 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 several locations:

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

Smoky’s Club:  Chef Joel’s Steakhouse Series of Premium classes are held at Smoky’s Club, 3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705.

vomFASS’s “delecTable”:  Chef Joel teaches great adult classes at vomFASS’s “delecTable,” 3248 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705.

Union South:  Chef Joel also teaches Adult classes (including many Food & Wine classes) 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


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