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.

FEBRUARY

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

3/7/20 (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.

3/25/20 (Wed) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids International Street Food

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

3/26/20 (Thu) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids Knife Skills

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

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

4/17/20 (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.

FEBRUARY

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

Dumplings are delicious and incredibly versatile!  And donuts are pretty tasty, too.  In this class kids will learn to make 3 different kinds of savory and sweet dumplings, along with an amazingly awesome dipping sauce.  They will then learn a delicious recipe for classic baked donuts.  On the menu:  Chinese Pork and Shrimp Dumplings; Salmon and Chinese Cabbage Dumplings; Banana and Chocolate Dumplings; Mirin Soy Dipping Sauce; and Baked Cinnamon Sugar Mini-Doughnuts.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

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

If your child loves to bake, they will love this class!  Kids will practice basic baking techniques–measuring, stirring, kneading, proofing and working with yeast.  Then they will bake a variety of tasty treats to enjoy and they’ll get to take some home with them as well!  On the menu: Traditional English Crumpets; Crunchy Caramel Chocolate Sticks; Honey-Glazed Cranberry Scones; Sunny Lemon Tartlets; and Soft Pretzels.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

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

Kids will learn how to prepare some classic homemade Italian dishes which they’ll get to enjoy in class.  And after class, they’ll also be ready to prepare this delicious Italian meal for their family at home – maybe even with a red-checked tablecloth!  On the menu: Grisini Torenisi (Breadsticks from Turin); Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Bean and Pasta Soup); Fresh, Homemade Italian Sausages with Peppers and Mozzarella; and Piedmentise Polenta Cookies for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

MARCH

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.

3/25/20 (Wed) – 4:30-6:30pm – Kids International Street Food

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

3/26/20 (Thu) – 4:30-6:30pm – 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.

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: Asian & Mexican

Give the kids and yourself a break this Spring Break!  This mini-camp offers a great way for kids to learn new, really useful skills and also enjoy great meals that incorporate new flavors and foods.  Kids will learn a myriad of Culinary Techniques as they prepare delicious meals in this two day Spring Break edition of International Foods Mini-Camp.
Day OneAsian:  Eggdrop Soup; Sesame Flatbread; Happy Wontons with Pleasurable Sauce; Sweet and Sour Chicken and Vegetables; Com Gung Tuon (Garlic and Ginger Rice); and Chinese New Year Cookies for dessert.
Day TwoMexican:  Cheese and Tortilla Soup; Molletes (Mexican Bean and Cheese Sandwich) with Bolillos (Fresh Mexican Rolls); Shredded Chicken with Lime and Avocado; Mexican Rice; Galletas con Chochitos (Mexican Butter Cookies with Sprinkles.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $95/two sessions.

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

Give the kids and yourself a break this Spring Break!  This mini-camp offers a great way for kids to learn new, really useful skills and also enjoy great meals that incorporate new flavors and foods.  Kids will learn a myriad of Culinary Techniques as they prepare delicious meals in this two day Spring Break edition of International Foods Mini-Camp.
Day OneRussian:  Russian Potato and Mushroom Soup; Kachapuri (Georgian Cheese Flatbread); Pelmeni (Wrapped meat dumplings); Kotleti (Fried meat patties with breadcrumbs and onion); Salad Olivier (Creamy potato and vegetable salad); and Oreshki (Russian walnut shaped cookies) for dessert.
Day TwoFilipino:  Chicken Mami (Filipino chicken noodle soup); Pandesal (Filipino bread rolls); Pinsec Frito (Fried Dumplimgs) with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce; Kawaling Pinoy (Crispy BBQ pork skewers); and yummy Banana Q (Fried bananas with caramelized sugar) for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Course Cost: $95/two sessions.

APRIL

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