UPCOMING CHILDREN’S COOKING CLASSES IN MADISON WITH CHEF JOEL

CLASS LIST:

See Class Descriptions for full menus and other information. 

Email Hemmachef@gmail to register.

SEPTEMBER

9/21 (Sat) – 9:30am-12:00pm – Kids Fall Sweets and Treats                 

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

9/21 (Sat) – 1:00-3:00pm – Kids Cook Dinner: Southern Fried Chicken Dinner    

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

9/23 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Knife Skills                                           

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $40.

9/24 (Tues) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Sushi                                                       

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

9/28 (Sat) – 9:30am-12:00pm – Kids Chocolates and Caramels           

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

9/28 (Sat) – 1:00-3:00pm – Kids Cook Dinner: Italian Spaghetti Night               

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

9/30 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Homemade Cheese and Crackers for Kids            

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

OCTOBER

10/3 (Thurs) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Noodles                                               

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

10/5 (Sat) – 12:30-3:30pm – Kids Fall Baking                                           

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55

10/7 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Burgers and Beignets                         

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

NOVEMBER

11/11 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Ravioli                                                 

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

11/16 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Pies and Tarts                                    

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

11/18 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Japanese: Sushi, Soba and Sweets                

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

11/25 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Knife Skills

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $40.

11/29 (Fri) – 2:30-5:30pm – Kids Bake                                                        

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

DECEMBER

12/7 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Chocolates                                             

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

12/21 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Holiday Treats

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

12/30 (Mon) – 10:30am-1:00pm – Let’s Brunch for Kids

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

1/2/2020 (Thu) – 10:30am-1:30pm – Kids French Baking

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

1/2 & 1/3/2020 (Thu & Fri) –2:30-4:30pm — Cooking, Manners & Etiquette Mini-Course: 2 Sessions

Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $90/two sessions

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES –

Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

Chef Joel encourages children to develop their love of food and fellowship by taking cooking classes.  Children of all levels of ability, interest, and experience are welcome in Chef Joel’s classes.

Children’s classes are generally designed for youth ages 8-12.  However, youth from 8-16 are welcome in the following classes.  If you have any questions about whether classes are appropriate for your child, please contact Chef Joel.

Chef Joel has considerable experience working with individuals with special needs, including physical and developmental disabilities.  He feels strongly that all individuals can successfully participate in culinary classes and works hard with all students to ensure that they fully participate in each class.

If your child has 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

SPECIAL CULINARY EVENTS FOR CHILDREN –

For information on special culinary events for children, such as birthday parties, scouting events, and more, click here.

CLASSES FOR TEENS –

Chef Joel offers some classes specifically for Teens or Tweens/Teens.  These cooking classes are appropriate for youth ages 13 – 17 years old (Teen classes) or youth ages 11-17 (Tween/Teen classes).  If you have any questions about whether classes are appropriate for you/your child, please contact Chef Joel at hemmachef@gmail.com.

Chef Joel enjoys working with teens and young adults and would be happy to offer more classes for older youth.  If you would like to arrange a class or private event for a group of teens, please contact Chef Joel: hemmachef@gmail.com.

LOCATION –

Children’s cooking classes are generally held at 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 the cooking classes.

PARKING –

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 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.

PARENTS IN CLASS –

Parents and/or guardians are not encouraged to stay during children’s cooking classes.  Please contact Chef Joel if you are a parent who feels your child has special needs.

PHOTOGRAPHS –

Chef Joel or other Hemmachef representatives may take photographs during class for use in marketing and promotional materials, with parental consent.  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/your child’s 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 –

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

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS  –

Email  Hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

SEPTEMBER

9/21 (Sat) – 9:30am-12:00pm – Kids Fall Sweets and Treats

If you have a Sweet Tooth (and what kid doesn’t?), you will love this class!  And even if not, you will still have fun learning how to prepare these delicious Fall Sweets and Treats, and you’ll be able to take some yummy treats home to share.  On the menu:  Apple Cider Caramels; Cinnamon-Spiced Cookies; Pumpkin Mousse; Mini Chocolate Caramel Apples; and Classic Caramel Corn.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

9/21 (Sat) – 1:00-3:00pm – Kids Cook Dinner: Southern Fried Chicken Dinner

Let your kids do the cooking!  This class will prepare participants to cook a full classic Southern dinner: delicious Fried Chicken with all the fixings.  On the menu:  Southern Fried Chicken; Sufferin’ Succotash; Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes; and delicious Apple Cobbler for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

9/23 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Knife Skills

Empower your child to help with the cooking by learning real knife skills/techniques that will stay with them for as long as they cook!  Children are great at chopping, dicing and mincing when they learn the proper techniques and safety guidelines.  Kids will practice cutting a variety of fruits, vegetables, and bread.  They will learn special techniques for cutting onions, carrots, peppers and other vegetables, as well as learning how to paste garlic, mince parsley, and make chiffonade of lettuce.  Sign them up now for this intense hands-on life skills lesson with Chef Joel!  A light meal will be served during class but Chef Joel recommends participants have a snack before class.  St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $40.

9/24 (Tues) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Sushi

Sushi is a blast for kids to make, and it’s not just raw fish; it’s a way of preparing healthy food.  (In this class, no raw fish will be used.)  Kids will learn to prepare dashi (seaweed stock) for Miso Soup, along with learning sushi techniques and ingredients.  They will then learn how to make Shari rice and how to prepare several kinds of Sushi Maki.  On the menu: Classic Miso Soup; California Rolls; Wisconsin Rolls; Spicy Tuna Rolls; and more.  Kids will also prepare Sesame cookies for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

9/28 (Sat) – 9:30am-12:00pm – Kids Chocolates and Caramels

In this class, participants will learn how to make some delicious, decadent treats featuring chocolate and homemade caramel.  And not only will they learn how to make these treats, but they will also get to sample them in class and take some home to share (or NOT!).  On the menu: Kladadkaka (Swedish sticky chocolate cake); Chocolate Crêpes with Fresh Whipped Cream; Caramel Apple Coffee Cake Muffin Tops; and Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

9/28 (Sat) – 1:00-3:00pm – Kids Cook Dinner: Italian Spaghetti Night  

Kids will learn how to prepare some classic homemade Italian dishes which they’ll get to enjoy in class.  And they’ll also be ready to prepare this classic Italian meal for their family at home – maybe even with a red-checked tablecloth!   On the menu: Tomato and Basil Focaccia; Italian Sausage Soup; Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs; and Vanilla Biscotti.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

9/30 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Homemade Cheese and Crackers for Kids

Kids will learn how to make homemade Ricotta cheese from scratch (well, from fresh, local milk)!  They will then use their homemade cheese to make delicious, wholesome snacks to be eaten with fresh-baked homemade crackers.  On the menu:  Herbed Ricotta Cheese Spread; Wisconsin Cheddar Crackers; Baked Ricotta with Garlic & Thyme; and Homemade Saltine Crackers.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

OCTOBER

10/3 (Thurs) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Noodles       

Noodles for breakfast?  Noodles for Dessert?   Yes!!!  You’ve got to try it to believe it!  Kids will work together to prepare and then get to eat these fun and delicious noodle dishes:  Noodle Cakes with Bacon and Herbed Scrambled Eggs; Shanghai Noodle Salad with Sweet Peppers and Scallions; Hand-Made Chocolate Pasta with Vanilla Cream and Fruit.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

10/5 (Sat) – 12:30-3:30pm – Kids Fall Baking

Learn to make some fabulous new recipes that will become favorites of all who get to taste them.  You will get to take some home to share, too.  On the menu: Yogurt and Cranberry Breakfast Muffins; Buttery Cinnamon Buns with White Glaze Icing; Heavenly Hawaiian Dinner Rolls; Caramel Apple Empanadas   Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

10/7 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Burgers and Beignets      

What could be better than burgers and beignets?!  In this class kids will learn to make two delicious, fun alternatives to standard burgers.  Then they will learn how to make Beignets (French-style doughnuts from New Orleans), as well as a tasty savory twist on the classic recipe.  On the menu:  Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Burgers; Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Burgers; and all the classic burger fixings; plus Parmesan Cheese Beignets & Classic Cinnamon-Sugar Beignets.  Class Cost: $50.

11/11 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Ravioli

Kids love pasta, and ravioli is fun to make and delicious to eat.  Learning to make their own fresh homemade pasta and ravioli could even inspire them to cook for the whole family.  Kids will learn the techniques of making Fresh Egg Pasta, Spinach Pasta and Tomato Pasta doughs. They will then roll them out using a pasta machine, and the fresh pasta sheets will be used to make Three Cheese ravioli as well as Italian Sausage and Pepper Ravioli.  Fresh homemade Alfredo Sauce and Marinara Sauce will also be prepared in class to taste with the pasta.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

11/16 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Pies and Tarts

Kids will learn to make three delicious tarts (two sweet and one savory) and have a chance to work with different doughs: Pâte Brisée, Pâte Sablée, and Chef Joel’s favorite Tart Dough.  They will get to sample their tarts in class plus take home some of each.  On the menu: Caramelized Apple Tart (Pâte Sablée); Brown Sugar and Cranberry Tart (Pâte Brisée); German Potato and Cheese Tart (Tart Dough).  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

11/25 (Mon) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Knife Skills

Empower your child to help with the cooking by learning real knife skills/techniques that will stay with them for as long as they cook!  Children are great at chopping, dicing and mincing when they learn the proper techniques and safety guidelines.  Kids will practice cutting a variety of fruits, vegetables, and bread.  They will learn special techniques for cutting onions, carrots, peppers and other vegetables, as well as learning how to paste garlic, mince parsley, and make chiffonade of lettuce.  Sign them up now for this intense hands-on life skills lesson with Chef Joel!  A light meal will be served during class but Chef Joel recommends participants have a snack before class.  St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $40.

Full class descriptions and menus for all classes coming soon!

11/29 (Fri) – 2:30-5:30pm – Kids Bake

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

12/7 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Chocolates

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

12/21 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Holiday Treats

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

12/30 (Mon) – 10:30am-1:00pm – Let’s Brunch for Kids

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

1/2/2020 (Thu) – 10:30am-1:30pm – Kids French Baking

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

1/2 & 1/3/2020 (Thu & Fri) –2:30-4:30pm — Cooking, Manners & Etiquette Mini-Course: 2 Sessions

Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $90/two sessions