Chef Joel Olson is offering new children’s workshops and cooking classes in Madison, as well as

SUMMER CAMPS for June and August, 2017!

Class sizes are limited.

Enroll now!

Email now to reserve a spot:  hemmachef@gmail.com

Children of all levels of ability, interest, and experience are welcome in Chef Joel’s classes.  He encourages children to develop their love of food and fellowship by learning cooking skills and enjoying fun classes.  Unless noted, children’s classes are tailored for children ages 8-12.  Older children/teens may also be welcome in many classes and camps.  Younger children (ages 6-8) are welcome in Chef Joel’s Parent-Child 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 persons with physical and developmental disabilities.  He feels strongly that all individuals, regardless of ability levels, can successfully participate in culinary classes and he works hard with all students to ensure that they fully participate in each class.

Chef Joel may offer classes on days when Madison (MMSD) schools are off or have early release so your children can learn useful skills while having fun.  Please note the Location for each class.

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

CLASSES   (See Below for Summer Camps)

 8/8 (Tues) – 5:30-8:00pm – Kids Chocolate Workshop

Who doesn’t love chocolate?  Kids will make these scrumptious chocolate treats and will get to take some home to share (or not!).  On the menu:  Double Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies; White Chocolate Mousse Cakes; Chocolate Truffles; and Chocolate and Banana Trifle.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

8/9 (Wed) – 5:30-8:00pm – Kids Dim Sum Workshop

This traditional style of Chinese cuisine involves small bite-sized portions served on small plates.  It’s fun both to make and eat!  Kids will enjoy making and then sharing these tasty treats:  Happy Wontons with Pleasurable Sauce; Steamed Spareribs with Black Beans; Curry Puffs; Chinese Pancakes; Chinese Egg Tarts.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

8/15 (Tues) – 5:30-8:00pm – Kids Summer Rolls Workshop

Summer rolls are delicious and nutritious.  Fresh, not fried; filled with fragrant fresh herbs, rice vermicelli and protein; then wrapped in Vietnamese rice paper and served with dipping sauces, summer rolls are fun to make and great to eat.  Kids will learn techniques to make a variety of Summer Rolls including Classic Vietnamese Summer Rolls; Korean BBQ Beef Summer Rolls; Shredded Pork Summer Rolls; and Chicken and Broccoli Summer Rolls, as well as Peanut Dipping Sauce; Mirin Soy Sauce; and Nuac Cham Dipping Sauce.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

8/16 (Wed) – 5:30-8:00pm – Kids Summer Baking Workshop

Fun class for kids who love to bake.  We’ll heat up the kitchen for baked treats so you don’t have to heat up yours.  This class will add to your kids’ baking repertoire with delicious new recipes and techniques for sweet and savory bakes.  Participants will make and bake the following dishes (and they will get to take some home to enjoy with friends and family).  On the menu:  Lemon Galettes; Coconut Macaroons; Caramel Rolls; Apple Turnovers; Potato and Cheese Biscuits; and Twice Baked Potatoes with Ham and Cheddar.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

SUMMER CAMPS

8/7-10 (Mon-Thurs) – 9:00am–12:00pm – Kids AM Camp: American Culinary Adventure

This intensive 4-Day Camp will allow kids to hone their cooking skills while learning fun, new, delicious menus.  Participants will get to enjoy some classic regional favorites as well as twists on old stand-by’s.  The emphasis is on basic kitchen skills, including food safety and sanitation as well as knife skills.  No prerequisites required, but expect to be challenged!  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $225.

Monday:  Homemade Chicken Meatballs with Herbed Gravy and Cream Biscuits; Classic Kentucky Burgoo with Cheddar Dumplings; Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce.
Tuesday:  Crescent Rolls; Roasted Turkey and Vegetable Kebabs with Honey Dijon Sauce; Mashed Potato Cakes; Seven Layer Salad; Lemon Bars.
Wednesday:  Corn and Potato Chowder; Round Bread; Beef and Cheese Sandwiches with Roasted Red Pepper; Roasted French Fries; Peanut Butter Mousse with Chocolate Sauce.
Thursday:  Barbecued Chicken; Potato and Vegetable Salad; Tomato and Cucumber Salad; Honey Poppy Seed Coleslaw; Wisconsin Cheddar and Jalapeno Corn Muffins; Fruit Shortcakes

8/7-10 (Mon-Thurs) – 1:30pm–4:30pm – PM Camp: American Culinary Adventure

This intensive 4-Day Camp will allow teens to hone their cooking skills while learning fun, new, delicious menus.  Participants will get to enjoy some classic regional favorites as well as twists on old stand-by’s.  Basic kitchen skills, including food safety and sanitation as well as knife skills will be covered.  No prerequisites required, but expect to be challenged!  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $225.

Monday:  Homemade Chicken Meatballs with Herbed Gravy and Cream Biscuits; Classic Kentucky Burgoo with Cheddar Dumplings; Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce.
Tuesday:  Crescent Rolls; Roasted Turkey and Vegetable Kebabs with Honey Dijon Sauce; Mashed Potato Cakes; Seven Layer Salad; Lemon Bars
Wednesday:  Corn and Potato Chowder; Round Bread; Beef and Cheese Sandwiches with Roasted Red Pepper; Roasted French Fries; Peanut Butter Mousse with Chocolate Sauce
Thursday:  Barbecued Chicken; Potato and Vegetable Salad; Tomato and Cucumber Salad; Honey Poppy Seed Coleslaw; Wisconsin Cheddar and Jalapeno Corn Muffins; Fruit Shortcakes

8/14-17 (Mon-Thurs) – 9:00am–12:00pm – Kids AM Camp: Noodles! – 4-Day Class

Each day camp participants will learn and practice unique noodle-making techniques, then use the noodles they make to prepare a variety of savory dishes.  Egg-based Ramen Noodles start the week off as kids learn the basics of making that smooth and tender dough.  Sophisticated Soba Noodles made of buckwheat follow, then Rice Noodles and finally Italian Pasta Dough.  Note: This class is not gluten free.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $225.

Monday: Ramen Noodles:  Kids will make Ramen noodles, then will make slowly simmered broths, with luscious roast pork and eggs cooked to perfection.  Also on the menu:  Roasted Chicken Ramen; Peanut Butter Ramen Salad; Miso Ramen; Meatball Ramen with Sticky Orange and Soy Sauce.
Tuesday: Soba Noodles:  Sesame Soba Noodles; Silky Soba Noodles with Spicy Sesame Sauce; Crispy Soba Noodle Pancakes with Barbecued Chicken and Vegetables; Nori Rolls with Salmon and Soba.
Wednesday: Rice Noodles:  Thai Rice Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli; Pork and Vegetable Pho; Pad Thai; Cambodian Rice Noodle with Shrimp and Peas.
Thursday: Raviolis:  Three Cheese Ravioli; Spinach and Feta Ravioli; Italian Sausage Ravioli; Plus Plain Egg Pasta; Marinara Sauce and Alfredo Sauce.

8/14-17 (Mon-Thurs) – 1:30pm–4:30pm – PM Camp: Noodles! – 4-Day Class

Each day camp participants will learn and practice unique noodle-making techniques, then use the noodles they make to prepare a variety of savory dishes.  Egg-based Ramen Noodles start the week off as kids learn the basics of making that smooth and tender dough.  Sophisticated Soba Noodles made of buckwheat follow, then Rice Noodles and finally Italian Pasta Dough.  Note: This class is not gluten free.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $225.

Monday: Ramen Noodles:  Teens will make Ramen noodles, then will make slowly simmered broths, with luscious roast pork and eggs cooked to perfection.  Also on the menu:  Roasted Chicken Ramen; Peanut Butter Ramen Salad; Miso Ramen; Meatball Ramen with Sticky Orange and Soy Sauce.
Tuesday: Soba Noodles:  Sesame Soba Noodles; Silky Soba Noodles with Spicy Sesame Sauce; Crispy Soba Noodle Pancakes with Barbecued Chicken and Vegetables; Nori Rolls with Salmon and Soba.
Wednesday: Rice Noodles:  Thai Rice Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli; Pork and Vegetable Pho; Pad Thai; Cambodian Rice Noodle with Shrimp and Peas.
Thursday: Raviolis:  Three Cheese Ravioli; Spinach and Feta Ravioli; Italian Sausage Ravioli; Plus Plain Egg Pasta; Marinara Sauce and Alfredo Sauce.

CLASS PARTICIPANTS:

Kids’ classes are tailored for children ages 8-12.  If you have any questions about which classes are appropriate for your child, please contact Chef Joel.

CLASS REGISTRATION:  

Register by emailing Chef Joel at: hemmachef@gmail.com to reserve a spot.  Class sizes are limited.  Once you receive confirmation that space is available, please send a check made payable to Chef Joel Olson to P.O. Box 5643, Madison, WI  53705-5643.

CLASS COSTS:  

Class costs are listed for each class.  Costs include recipe packets to take home and all foods, equipment, and materials necessary to complete the recipes.

CLASS LOCATION:

Classes are held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.

CHEF JOEL OLSON:

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