UPCOMING ADULT COOKING CLASSES IN MADISON WITH CHEF JOEL

CLASS INFORMATION:

Chef Joel offers classes for adults at several different locations in Madison, including St Mark’s Lutheran Church, vomVASS’s DelecTable; Orange Tree Imports, and UW-Madison’s Wheelhouse Studios at Union South and Memorial Union.  Some of these venues are still not offering in-person cooking classes due to Covid-19.  We will update this page as more classes are scheduled.  Current classes are listed below by Venue.  Please review registration information for each class carefully.

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES:

HEMMACHEF CLASSES (at St. Mark’s) –

9/27 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Adult Vegetarian Dumplings    (V)

Class Cost: $65.

10/3 (Mon) – 6-8pm – Adult Stuffed Pastas     (V)

Class Cost: $65.

10/7 (Fri) – 5:30-7:30pm – Adult Friday Night Fish 

Class Cost: $75.

11/6 (Sun) – 2-4:30pm – Adult Fabulous Sides for Thanksgiving     (V)

Class Cost: $75.

11/7 (Mon) – 6-8pm – Adult Fall Pies and Tarts     (V)

Class Cost: $65.

11/14 (Mon) – 6-8:30pm – Adult Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen     (V)

Class Cost: $75.

11/28 (Mon) – 6-8pm – Adult Vegetarian Sushi and Soba     (V)

Class Cost: $65.

Location:  All Hemmachef adult classes will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.

NOTE:  Class dates/times and menus may be subject to change.  Registered participants will be notified ahead of time if any changes do occur.

CLASSES AT OTHER VENUES –

9/25/22 (Sunday) – 2:00-4:30pmYou Win Some, You Dim Sum @vomFASS’s DelecTable    (Sorry, this class is Sold Out)

9/29/22 (Thursday) – 6:00-8:30pm – SausageFest: the Best of Oktoberfest  @vomFASS’s DelecTable

10/5/22 (Wednesday) – 6:00-8:30pm – It’s a Small World”: Small Plates from Anywhere @vomFASS’s DelecTable

10/9/22 (Sunday) – 2:00 pm-4:30 pm – Champagne Brunch @vomFASS’s DelecTable

10/18/22 (Tuesday) – 6:00-8:00pm — Fast Fall Meals @Orange Tree Imports    (Sorry, this class is Sold Out)

11/2/22 (Wednesday) – 6:00-8:30pm – “Shaken Not Stirred” @vomFASS’s DelecTable

11/3/22 (Thursday) – 6:00-8:00pm — Fast Fall Meals @Orange Tree Imports    (Repeat of Sold-Out 10/18 class)

Participants for adult classes must be 18 years old.  (For classes where alcohol is served, participants may be required to be 21+.  Please see registration requirements for each venue.)  If you have questions about registering for a specific class, please contact Chef Joel at Hemmachef@gmail.com.

Class Descriptions for many adult classes may be found on the websites for class venues–please click on the links for full menus and other information. 

For private lessons or other questions, please email: Hemmachef@gmail.com.

MORE INFORMATION about ADULT COOKING CLASSES with CHEF JOEL

Chef Joel helps Good Cooks become Great!

Cooking classes are a great way to enhance your culinary skills, add great new recipes to your repertoire, and try new ingredients that you may not be familiar with — all in a fun, social, encouraging environment.  Whether you are a beginner who needs to learn how to make more than cereal for dinner or an experienced cook who wants to learn some new skills, ingredients or cuisines, Chef Joel has great culinary classes for you.

Chef Joel loves to inspire people to cook more, especially with great local Wisconsin ingredients.  He is a proud Wisconsin native and enjoys incorporating local meats, cheeses and beverages (and more) in his recipes.  He has worked in almost every professional cheffing venue but most enjoys sharing his love of food and cooking through teaching culinary skills.  He approaches teaching as entertainment and uses his sense of humor and passion for cooking to inspire and actively involve all of his students.  He is skilled at working with individuals of all levels of ability, interest, and experience — in both large and small groups.  He feels strongly that all individuals can successfully participate in culinary classes and works hard with all participants to ensure that they fully participate in each class.  If you (or anyone in your party) have special needs, please let us know ahead of time so that Chef Joel can make sure to accommodate them.

Class sizes are limited.

Email now to reserve a spot:  hemmachef@gmail.com

PRIVATE CULINARY EVENTS –

For information on private special culinary events for any occasion, contact Chef Joel at hemmachef@gmail.com.

VENUES / LOCATIONS –

vomFASS’s DelecTable3248 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705
Class List Here

University of Wisconsin’s Wheelhouse Studios
Class Location: Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706
Class List Here

Orange Tree Imports1721 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711
Class List Here

State Line Distillery1413 Northern Ct, Madison, WI 53703
State Line Website

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.

Class at St. Mark’s are held in the kitchen, which is in the basement.  Please enter the building from the north side entrance (from Spruce Street), by the playground.  There will be a sign on the door for cooking classes.  There should plenty of street parking available.  There is also a small parking lot behind the building, accessible from Hickory Street.

DRESS CODE –

  • Participants are strongly encouraged to wear a facial mask for Covid-19 prevention.
  • Long Hair should be pulled back or put in a ponytail.
  • Participants must wear close-toed shoes.
  • Short-sleeved shirts are recommended.
  • Hemmachef will provide aprons and towels to use during the class.

EQUIPMENT –

All equipment, foods, and materials necessary to complete the recipes are provided by Chef Joel.

CONSIDERATIONS –

Please inform Chef Joel of any of the following:

  •         Food allergies or restrictions, such as lactose-intolerance or celiac disease
  •         Special Physical Needs
  •         Special Educational Needs

CLASS PHILOSOPHY –

Participants are expected to behave with civility and respect for the Chef, the other participants, the equipment, and the food.

PHOTOGRAPHS –

Chef Joel or other Hemmachef representatives may take photographs during class for use in marketing and promotional materials.  No names or other personal information will be included in these photographs.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY –

Please inform Chef Joel as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend.  Your full class payment will be refunded up to 5 business days prior to the date of the class.  If you cancel after this time you will not receive a refund. You may have someone attend in your place, however.

If Chef Joel must cancel for any reason, every effort will be made to reschedule the class, and if you cannot attend at the new time, you will receive a full refund.

INCLEMENT WEATHER –

Hemmachef classes will conducted unless City of Madison buses are not running due to inclement weather.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS  –

UPCOMING HEMMACHEF ADULT CLASSES:

HEMMACHEF CLASSES (at St. Mark’s) –

9/27 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Adult Vegetarian Dumplings   (V)

Dumplings are delicious and incredibly versatile!  Participants will work with different wrappers, dough, fillings and sauces to create a sumptuous international Dumpling Feast!  On the menu:  Steamed Mushroom and Bok Choi Sui Mai Dumplings with Sweet Red Chili Dipping Sauce;  Gnocchi Parisienne (gnocchi made with pâte à choux dough and poached, then baked with Parmesan cheese);  Japanese Gyoza with Rice Noodles, Cabbage and Ginger;  Mirin Soy Dipping Sauce;  Spicy Spinach, Bell Pepper and Potato Samosas with Cilantro Mint Chutney;  and Three-Cheese Empanadas with Roasted Red Pepper Dip.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

10/3 (Mon) – 6-8pm – Adult Stuffed Pastas   (V)

In this fun hands-on class, participants will learn to prepare classic egg pasta dough, and will prepare these delicious stuffed pasta dishes:  Three-Cheese Stuffed Rigatoni with Creamy Basil Sauce;  Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Fresh Marinara Sauce;  Eggplant Parmesan Ravioli with a Red Wine Tomato Sauce;  and  Zucchini, Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella Stuffed Cannelloni with Alfredo Sauce.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

10/7 (Fri) – 5:30-7:30pm – Adult Friday Night Fish

Not your typical Friday Night Fish Fry; this class will explore delicious, innovative fish dishes.  Participants will help to prepare then sit to enjoy these scrumptious recipes.  On the menu:  Fresh, Hot Smoked Salmon Pâté with Cucumber Chips and Crispy Wontons;  Pomegranate Snapper Brûlée with Sweet Potato Baba Ganoush and Baby Arugula;  Cajun Catfish Sliders with Fresh Baked Honey Buns and Calypso Sauce;  Slow-Roasted Lemon Pepper Cod Fillets with Spicy Yogurt Sauce and Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $75.

11/6 (Sun) – 2-4:30pm – Adult Fabulous Sides for Thanksgiving   (V)

Update your Holiday repertoire with these sure-to-become-favorite dishes to accompany your entrée – or shine in their own right.  (And you can still make your traditional sides, as well, to keep everyone happy).  On the menu:  Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Wilted Greens, Mushrooms and Grilled Bread; Hasselback Potato and Brie Casserole with Lemon and Thyme; Creamed Corn Gratin with Crispy Shallots; Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Spinach; Crushed Roasted Squash with Maple Butter; and Cranberry and Red Onion Relish with Sherry and Honey.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $75.

11/7 (Mon) – 6-8pm – Adult Fall Pies and Tarts   (V)

Participants will learn to make delicious sweet and savory tarts and pies have a chance to work with different doughs, including Chef Joel’s favorite Tart Dough.  They will get to sample the fruits of their labor in class plus take home some of each.  On the menu: Rustic Leek Tart; Herbed Potato Hand Pies; Autumn Pear Tart; Brown Sugar and Sweet Potato Tart; and Salted Caramel and Apple Pie.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

11/14 (Mon) – 6-8:30pm – Adult Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen   (V)

Want to be able to give meaningful homemade holiday gifts that are sure to impress?  Learn about an amazing variety of great recipes for fun, easy and delicious homemade gifts from your kitchen.  Participants will learn how to make the following, and will be able to sample many of them.  Topics and recipes covered will include:  Infused Oils and Vinegars, including Wisconsin Cranberry Bitters;  Fruit Butters, including Pear Butter;  Jams and Jellies, including Herbed Chardonnay Jelly;  Ketchups, Mustards and Marmalades, including Tomato Orange Marmalade;  Pickles, including Pickled Roasted Peppers;  Quick Breads, including WI Cheddar Crackers and Cream Biscuits;  Yeast Breads, including Cinnamon Sugar Breadsticks and Mozzarella and Basil Rolls;  Spice Rubs, Blends and Marinades, including Chili Powder, Yellow Curry Powder, Taco Seasoning and Fajita Seasoning;  and Liqueurs, including Apple Brandy Cordial.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $75.

11/7 (Mon) – 6-8pm – Adult Vegetarian Sushi and Soba   (V)

In this hands-on cooking class participants will learn to make several types of tasty vegetarian sushi, featuring not only traditional Japanese flavors, but also fun innovative flavors, as well as a delicious dish with Soba (buckwheat) noodles.  Class will start with the basics of preparing Shari rice, which is essential for any type of sushi (as “sushi” actually refers to the rice).  Participants will then learn how to make sushi rolls with traditional sushi mats, and will make several different sushi rolls, as well as other types of sushi.  On the menu:  Roasted Sweet Potato and Baby Kale Roll; Wisconsin Cheddar and Apple Roll; Gingered Soba and Roasted Eggplant Roll; Silky Roasted Bell Pepper Nigiri; along with customary sushi accompaniments of pickled ginger (gari), wasabi, and soy sauce; as well as Soba Noodle Cakes with Sautéed Asian-Style Vegetables and Mirin Soy sauce.  For dessert, scrumptious Green Tea Cookies.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

FOR VEGETARIANS:  Classes been designated according to their appropriateness for vegetarians:

  • the class is vegetarian  (V)
  • meat is optional; can easily be left out of menu items(s)  (VO)
  • a vegetarian option can be substituted for the meat in recipe(s)  (VS)

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES AT OTHER VENUES:

9/25/22 (Sunday) – 2:00-4:30pmYou Win Some, You Dim Sum @vomFASS’s DelecTable    (Sorry, this class is Sold Out)

9/29/22 (Thursday) – 6:00-8:30pm – SausageFest: the Best of Oktoberfest @vomFASS’s DelecTable

10/5/22 (Wednesday) – 6:00-8:30pm – It’s a Small World”: Small Plates from Anywhere @vomFASS’s DelecTable

10/9/22 (Sunday) – 2:00 pm-4:30 pm – Champagne Brunch @vomFASS’s DelecTable

10/18/22 (Tuesday) – 6:00-8:00pm — Fast Fall Meals @Orange Tree Imports    (Sorry, this class is Sold Out)

11/2/22 (Wednesday) – 6:00-8:30pm – “Shaken Not Stirred” @vomFASS’s DelecTable

11/3/22 (Thursday) – 6:00-8:00pm — Fast Fall Meals @Orange Tree Imports    (Repeat of Sold Out 10/18 class)

We hope to be able to teach classes at all venues again soon.

For private lessons or other questions, please email: Hemmachef@gmail.com