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.

JANUARY

1/25/20 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Morning Pastries

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

FEBRUARY

2/1/20 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Pasta Workshop

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

2/2/20 (Sun) – 1:30-3:30pm – Kids Cook Sunday Dinner

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

2/5/20 (Wed) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids Egg Rolls

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

2/7/20 (Fri) – 2:00-4:00pm – Kids Valentine Candy-Making

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

2/8/20 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Valentine Treats

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

2/25/20 (Tues) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids Mardi Gras Beignets and Profiteroles on Fat Tuesday!

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

2/28/20 (Fri) – 2:00-4:00pm – Kids Dumplings and Donuts

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

2/29/20 (Sat) – 9:30am-12:00pm – Kids Winter Baking Workshop

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

2/29/20 (Sat) – 1:00-3:00pm – Kids Cook Dinner: Italian

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

MARCH

3/4/20 (Wed) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids International Street Food

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

3/7/20 (Sat) – 9:30am-12:00pm – Kids International Baking: Flatbreads

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

3/7/20 (Sat) – 1:00-3:00pm – Kids Breakfast for Supper

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

3/9/20 (Wed) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids Cook Dinner: Indian

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

3/28/20 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm –Tween/Teen Spring and Summer Rolls

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

3/31 & 4/1/20 (Tues & Wed) – 9:30am-12:30pm – Kids International Mini-Camp

Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $95/two sessions.

3/31 & 4/1/20 (Tues & Wed) – 1:30-4:30pm – Kids International Mini-Camp

Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $95/two sessions.

APRIL

4/8/20 (Wed) – 4:00-6:00pm – Kids Knife Skills

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

4/17/20 (Fri) – 5:00-7:00pm – Teen/Tween French Bistro

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

4/18/20 (Sat) — 9-11; 12-2; 3-5 – Girl Scout Brownies Workshops: “Edible Experiments!” (Brownie Home Scientist Badge)

4/19/20 (Sun) – 1-3pm – Girl Scout Juniors Workshops: “Manners Matter!”  (Junior Social Butterfly Badge)

4/20/20 (Mon) 3-5p; 6-8p — Girl Scout Cadettes Workshops:  “You Are What You Eat!”  (Cadette “Eating for Beauty” Badge)

4/23/20 (Thu) – 5:00-7:00pm –Vegetarian Feast

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

4/25 (Sat) 9-11am; 12-2pm; 3-5pm – Girl Scout Juniors Workshops: “Manners Matter!”  (Junior Social Butterfly Badge)

4/26 (Sun) 1-3pm; 3:30-5:30pm — Girl Scout Cadettes Workshops:  “You Are What You Eat!”  (Cadette “Eating for Beauty” Badge)

More Information on Girl Scout Workshops HERE

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.

JANUARY

Full descriptions and menus for all classes are coming soon!

1/25/20 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Morning Pastries

Have fun on a cold winter Saturday making and eating delicious baked goodies – for morning or any time!  Participants will help to prepare: Provolone and Herb Scones; Raspberry Jam Biscuits; Mini-apple Fritters; French Yogurt Cakes; Apple Dutch Baby.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

FEBRUARY

2/1/20 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Pasta Workshop

Love Pasta?  Spend a cold Saturday afternoon learning (and tasting!) lots about pasta!  Participants will learn the basics of making egg based pasta dough from scratch, and will then learn how to roll and cut the dough into a variety of shapes including: Cavatelli (small hollow pasta shells); Orecchietti (small ear-shaped pasta); Pappardelle (large broad flat noodles); Quadrucci (little squares) and Fusilli (corkscrew pasta).  Participants will then learn to make these delicious (and different) sauces to enjoy tasting their pasta with: Agloi e olio (olive oil, garlic and Parmesan) and Carbonara (Bacon, egg and cheese).  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

2/2/20 (Sun) – 1:30-3:30pm – Kids Cook Sunday Dinner

Let your kids do the cooking!  This class will prepare participants to cook a full Sunday dinner for the whole family.  On the menu: Cheddar and Cheese Soup with Buttered Biscuits; Creamy Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles; Sautéed Vegetables with Herbs; and delicious Caramel Mousse with Sugar Crisps for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

2/5/20 (Wed) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids Egg Rolls

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

2/7/20 (Fri) – 2:00-4:00pm – Kids Valentine Candy-Making

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

2/8/20 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm – Kids Valentine Treats

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

2/25/20 (Tues) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids Mardi Gras Beignets and Profiteroles on Fat Tuesday!

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

2/28/20 (Fri) – 2:00-4:00pm – Kids Dumplings and Donuts

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

2/29/20 (Sat) – 9:30am-12:00pm – Kids Winter Baking Workshop

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

2/29/20 (Sat) – 1:00-3:00pm – Kids Cook Dinner: Italian

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

MARCH

3/4/20 (Wed) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids International Street Food

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

3/7/20 (Sat) – 9:30am-12:00pm – Kids International Baking: Flatbreads

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

3/7/20 (Sat) – 1:00-3:00pm – Kids Breakfast for Supper

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

3/9/20 (Wed) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids Cook Dinner: Indian

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

3/28/20 (Sat) – 12:30-3:00pm –Tween/Teen Spring and Summer Rolls

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

3/31 & 4/1/20 (Tues & Wed) – 9:30am-12:30pm – Kids International Mini-Camp

Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $95/two sessions.

3/31 & 4/1/20 (Tues & Wed) – 1:30-4:30pm – Kids International Mini-Camp

Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $95/two sessions.

APRIL

4/8/20 (Wed) – 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.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $40.

4/17/20 (Fri) – 5:00-7:00pm – Teen/Tween French Bistro

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

4/18/20 (Sat) — 9-11; 12-2; 3-5 – Girl Scout Brownies Workshops: “Edible Experiments!” (Brownie Home Scientist Badge)

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $25.  More Information HERE.

4/19/20 (Sun) – 1-3pm – Girl Scout Juniors Workshops: “Manners Matter!”  (Junior Social Butterfly Badge)

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $25.  More Information HERE.

4/20/20 (Mon) 3-5p; 6-8p — Girl Scout Cadettes Workshops:  “You Are What You Eat!”  (Cadette “Eating for Beauty” Badge)

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $25.  More Information HERE.

4/23/20 (Thu) – 5:00-7:00pm –Vegetarian Feast

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

4/25 (Sat) 9-11am; 12-2pm; 3-5pm – Girl Scout Juniors Workshops: “Manners Matter!”  (Junior Social Butterfly Badge)

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $25.  More Information HERE.

4/26 (Sun) 1-3pm; 3:30-5:30pm — Girl Scout Cadettes Workshops:  “You Are What You Eat!”  (Cadette “Eating for Beauty” Badge)

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $25.  More Information HERE.

More Information on all Girl Scout Workshops HERE