UPCOMING ADULT COOKING CLASSES IN MADISON WITH CHEF JOEL

Smoky’s Steakhouse Series classes ***NEW CLASSES ADDED!***

Exciting, sumptuous new classes at Smoky’s Club, 3005 University Ave, Madison.  Class Cost: $95 per person.  Email Hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

  • Holiday Wine Dinner – Dec. 5, 2021 (Sun) – 6-9pm 
  • Winter Whiskey Dinner – Jan. 16, 2022 (Sun) – 6-9pm **JUST ADDED**
  • Sweetheart Wine Dinner – Feb. 13, 2022 (Sun) – 6-9pm **JUST ADDED**

NOTE:  Class sizes are small.  Email now to reserve your spot!

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

CLASS INFORMATION:

Chef Joel offers classes for adults at several different locations in Madison, including UW-Madison’s Wheelhouse Studios at Union South and Memorial Union; vomVASS’s DelecTable; Orange Tree Imports, Smoky’s Club, and at St Mark’s Lutheran Church.  Unfortunately, many 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.

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.)

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.

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES:

SMOKY’S STEAKHOUSE CLASSES –

12/5/21 (Sun) – 6-9pm – Holiday Wine Dinner

1/16/22 (Sun) – 6-9pm  – Winter Whiskey Dinner **JUST ADDED**

2/13/22 (Sun) – 6-9pm  – Sweetheart Wine Dinner **JUST ADDED**

CLASSES AT OTHER VENUES –

12/1/21 (Wed) – 6-8:30pm – Dinner in an Hour @vomFASS’s DelecTable

HEMMACHEF CLASSES (at St. Mark’s) –

More classes for 2022 coming soon!

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

Smoky’s Club3005 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705
Smoky’s Website

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

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

Class 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 must 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:

More classes for 2022 coming soon!

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES AT OTHER VENUES:

SMOKY’S STEAKHOUSE CLASSES:

Holiday Wine Dinner – Dec. 5, 2021

This festive holiday cooking class offers an amazing chance to “go behind the scenes” at Smoky’s, learn some great culinary skills, and enjoy an incredible 4-course meal that you helped to prepare under the guidance of nationally-known culinary instructor/professional chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef.   This wonderful celebratory menu offers wines to taste with every course.  Location: Smoky’s Club.  Class Cost: $95 per person.  Email Hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

  • Amuse Bouche: Grilled Marinated Quail Breast Crostini with Crispy Endive and Applejack Sauce [Chardonnay].  (Pan grilled quail breast, crisp fried Belgian endive and a luxurious caramelized brandied apple sauce with toasted sourdough.)
  • Soup Course: Golden Potato Bisque with Caramelized Scallops and Potato Crisps and Truffle Oil  [Pinot Noir].  (Velvety smooth Yukon gold potato soup garnished with perfectly cooked scallops, hash brown potato clusters and a liberal drizzle of truffle oil.)
  • Main Course: “Land and Sea:” Zinfandel-Braised Fillet of Beef with Butternut Lobster Sauce; Sugar-Browned Fingerling Potatoes and Steakhouse Vegetables [Zinfandel].  (Tender beef steaks slowly cooked in deeply seasoned rich zinfandel and beef stock, then seared in a screaming hot pan and served with a classic French-style reduction sauce with butter browned butternut squash cubes and pulled lobster tail; caramelized fingerling potatoes along with sautéed seasonal vegetables with herbs de Provence.)
  • Dessert Course: Salted Caramel and Apple Napoleons with Cinnamon Crème Chantilly [Port].  (Golden pastry, apples gently cooked until lightly browned, perfectly balanced bitter sweet caramel and cinnamon whipped cream with just the perfect sprinkling of course sea salt.)

Winter Whiskey Dinner – Jan. 16, 2022 (Sun) – 6-9pm **JUST ADDED**  Full Menu coming soon.

Sweetheart Wine Dinner – Feb. 13, 2022 (Sun) – 6-9pm **JUST ADDED**  Full Menu coming soon

CLASSES AT OTHER VENUES –

12/1/21 (Wed) – 6-8:30pm – Dinner in an Hour @vomFASS’s DelecTable

This class is just in time to help take the stress out of daily meals in between all of your Holiday events!  Help to prepare three deliciously different menus (along with one dessert), then enjoy the fruits of your labor. On the menu:  Meal One – Turkey Filets with Balsamic Garlic Glaze, Smashed Potatoes with Olives and Herbs, Buttered Green Beans;  Meal Two – Lamb Patties with Sour Cream Caper Sauce and Fine Noodles, Parmesan Zucchini;  Meal Three – Provençal Peppers, Leeks and Chickpeas with Olive and Tomato Bruschetta;  Dessert – Scandinavian Sugar Cookies with Caramel Mousse.  Register HERE.

12/8/21 (Wed) – 6-8:30pm – Cocktail Party! @vomFASS’s DelecTable

Treat yourself to a fun evening preparing fun, classic finger foods with some contemporary twists. After helping to make these delicious appetizers, you will get to feast on them with new friends. On the menu:  Herbed Chicken Meatballs with Roasted Garlic Yogurt Sauce;  Open Faced Crispy Wontons with Tarragon Mushroom Medley;  Chicken Liver Pate with Raspberry Compote and Fresh Buttery Breadsticks;  Broiled Feta with Honey, Anise and Roasted Grapes;  Phyllo Leek and Brie Tartlets.  A Kir Royale will be served with the food.  Register HERE.

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

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