UPCOMING ADULT COOKING CLASSES IN MADISON WITH CHEF JOEL

NEW Smoky’s Steakhouse Series classes

Exciting new classes at Smoky’s Club, 3005 University Ave, Madison.  Email Hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

  • 12/8/19 (Sun) – 6-9pm –Holiday Wine Dinner 
  • 1/12/20 (Sun) – 6-9pm – Bourbon, Bacon and Beef
  • 2/8/20 (Sun) – 6-9pm – Valentine Wine Dinner 

CLASS INFORMATION:

Chef Joel offers classes for adults at several different locations in Madison.  Venues are listed below. 
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. 

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES:

12/3 (Tues) – 6:00-8:30pm – Holiday Chocolate Class

Location:  Wheelhouse Studios/UW’s Memorial Union  (Sorry, this class is sold-out)

12/4 (Wed) – 6:00-8:30pm – Dazzling Holiday Sides

Location:  vomFASS’s DelecTable

12/6 (Fri) – 6:30-8:30pm – Adult Holiday Scones Workshop

Location:  St. Mark’s.

12/8 (Sun) – 6-9pm –Holiday Wine Dinner

Location:  Smoky’s Club

12/9 (Mon) — 6-8:30pm – Adult Holiday Gifts from Your Wisconsin Kitchen

Location:  St. Mark’s.

12/10 (Tues) – 6:00-8:30pm – Entertaining with Style: Party Food

Location:  vomFASS’s DelecTable

1/12/20 (Sun) – 6-9pm – Bourbon, Bacon and Beef

Location:  Smoky’s Club  (NEW!)

1/26/20 (Sun) — 2-4:15pm – Winter Warming Suppers

Location:  Orange Tree Imports

2/6/20 (Sun) — 2-4:15pm – International Soups and Sandwiches 

Location:  Orange Tree Imports

2/9/20 (Sun) – 6-9pm – Valentine Wine Dinner

Location:  Smoky’s Club  (NEW!)

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 should wear close-toed shoes.
Long Hair should be pulled back or put in a ponytail.
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:

Email  Hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

12/6 (Fri) – 6:30-8:30pm – Adult Holiday Scones Workshop

Learn the basics of scones while making and baking a variety of scones that you get to take home with you.  Scones make delicious holiday gifts!  Participants can make up to five batches of wonderfully delicate scones, and the ingredients for all of the following flavors will be available.  Make these options or feel free to improvise!  On the menu: Basic Buttermilk Scones with these flavor options (or any variations you choose): Lemon Cranberry Scones with Lemon Glaze; Oat Nut Scones with Maple Glaze; Cinnamon Spice and Raisin Scones; Ham and Cheddar Scones; Garlic, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Scones; and Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Scones.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

12/8 (Sun) – 6-9pm — Holiday Wine Dinner

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.
Amuse-Bouche: Foie Gras Crostini with Buttered Apples and Caramel Port  (Dry Riesling Pairing)
Pan-seared foie gras, warm crisp apple drizzled with a luxurious caramel port sauce on lightly toasted sourdough French bread.
First Course: Roasted Chestnut Soup with Mushrooms and Crispy Pork Belly  (Chardonnay and Pinot Pairing)
Velvety roasted chestnut soup garnished with sautéed mixed mushrooms and caramelized pork belly lardons.  You can decide which wine works best for your palate!
Main Course: Olive Oil Poached Beef Tenderloin with Herbed Red Wine Sauce; Angel Hair Pasta with Truffled Lobster Butter; and Steakhouse Vegetables  (Zinfandel Pairing)
Tender beef steaks gently poached in olive oil, then seared and served with a classic French-style red wine reduction sauce; angel hair pasta, tossed with lobster-studded butter and truffle oil; and sautéed carrots, red peppers and beans with Herbs de Provence.
Dessert: Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tartlets with Espresso Crème Chantilly  (Cognac Pairing)
Phyllo cups filled with wonderfully rich dark chocolate ganache, topped with warm caramel sauce with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt and a dollop of espresso whipped cream.

12/9 (Mon) — 6-8:30pm – Adult Holiday Gifts from Your Wisconsin Kitchen

Want to be able to give meaningful homemade holiday gifts?  Need something in a pinch for last-minute giving (that will impress)?  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, 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 Fresh Buttery Breadsticks and Pecan Caramel Rolls; Spice Rubs, Blends and Marinades, including Chili Powder, Yellow Curry Powder, Taco Seasoning and Fajita Seasoning; and Liqueurs, including WI Cranberry Cordial. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $75.

1/12 (Sun) – 6-9pm – Bourbon, Bacon and Beef

NEW!  This cooking class offers an amazing chance to “go behind the scenes” at Smoky’s, learn some great culinary skills, and enjoy an incredible meal that you helped to prepare under the guidance of nationally-known culinary instructor/professional chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef.   Every dish on this sophisticated Steakhouse-inspired 4-course Menu Is made better with bourbon!  Come prepared to participate and enjoy a great meal.  Once you’re ready to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor, you will get to taste several Bourbons.  Full menu coming soon.  Location: Smoky’s Club.  Class Cost: $95 per person.
Amuse Bouche: Bacon and Bourbon Jam and Brie Phyllo Cups
Mini-phyllo cups filled with Slowly Simmered Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Brown Sugar and Bourbon Jam and Gently Melted Brie
First Course: Bourbon and Sweet Potato Bisque with Brown Butter Croutons and Pancetta
Luxurious creamy bourbon and sweet potato soup with butter browned whole grain croutons and crispy pancetta
Main Course: Beef Tenderloin, Maple Glazed Bacon, Goat Cheese and Spinach with Bourbon Cream Sauce; Twice Baked Bacon, Bourbon and Cheddar Potatoes; Bourbon and Honey Glazed  Winter Vegetables
Thinly sliced beef tenderloin, Maple Glazed Bacon and goat cheese creamed spinach served with a Velvety Bourbon Cream Sauce. Baked potato skins loaded with whipped potatoes, bacon and aged WI cheddar. Slowly  Roasted
Dessert: Grilled Cinnamon-Sugar Bananas with Vanilla Ice Cream and Bourbon
Cinnamon-sugar and butter dusted bananas grilled until just charred. Served with vanilla ice cream and a flaming flash of bourbon.

2/9 (Sun) – 6-9pm – Valentine Wine Dinner

NEW!  This cooking class offers an amazing chance to “go behind the scenes” at Smoky’s, learn some great culinary skills, and enjoy an incredible meal that you helped to prepare under the guidance of nationally-known culinary instructor/professional chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef.  Come prepared to participate and enjoy a great meal.  Once you’re ready to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor, this wonderful romantic menu offers wines to taste with every course.   Full menu coming soon.  Location: Smoky’s Club.  Class Cost: $95 per person.

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES AT OTHER VENUES:

12/3 (Tues) – 6:00-8:30pm – Holiday Chocolate Class (@Wheelhouse Studios/UW’s Memorial Union)

Learn the basics of the process involved in making chocolate from bean (actually seed!) to bar. Understand and taste the differences between dark, milk and white chocolate. Learn several methods of tempering chocolate, how to store chocolate and all about chocolate bloom. We will make milk chocolate from scratch; prepare Crème Anglaise Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Tuiles and also Sour Cherry Drops with Tempered Chocolate.

12/4 (Wed) – 6:00-8:30pm – Dazzling Holiday Sides (at vomFASS’s DelecTable)

Add any one of these sure-to-please recipes to your traditional holiday menu: Butternut Squash and Kale Risotto; Twice Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bell Peppers, Goat Cheese and Spinach; Candied Brussels Sprouts and Bacon; Stovetop Glazed Carrots; or Loaded Green Bean Casserole. These dishes will steal the show and might even become the Main Attractions!  Wine, beer, and craft cocktails from our own bar are available for purchase. Come early for cocktails (5:30) — class begins at 6:00!

12/10 (Tuesday) – 6:00-8:30pm – Entertaining with Style: Party Food (at vomFASS’s DelecTable)

Delight your party guests with delicious and unusual food! They’ll know they are special when you present Cool Herbed Lamb Meatballs with Lemon Rosemary Yogurt Sauce; Caponata and Parmesan Crostini; Thai Chicken Sausage Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce; and Chicken Liver Pate with Cornichons and Fresh Buttery Breadsticks.  Wine, beer, and craft cocktails from our own bar are available for purchase. Come early for cocktails (5:30) — class begins at 6:00!

1/26 (Sun) — 2-4:15pm – Winter Warming Suppers (at Orange Tree Imports)

Liven up your winter menus with these warming week-night meals. Enjoy:  Individual Maple-glazed Turkey Meat Loaves with Cheesy Skillet Scalloped Potatoes and Braised Fennel and Tomatoes; Smoked Salmon and Yukon Gold Hash with Red Pepper Sauce; Caramel Apple Mousse.  Location: Orange Tree Imports.  Class Cost: $55.

2/9 (Sun) — 2-4:15pm – International Soups and Sandwiches (at Orange Tree Imports)

There’s nothing like a bowl of steaming soup and a gooey, cheesy sandwich to warm up your winter night. Help prepare and sample:  Cuban Black Bean Soup with Crispy Onions and Lime Cream; Classic Cuban Sandwiches; Tuscan Onion Soup with Roasted Tomato, Goat Cheese and Bacon Paninis.  Location: Orange Tree Imports.  Class Cost: $55.