UPCOMING CHILDREN’S COOKING CLASSES IN MADISON WITH CHEF JOEL

CLASS LIST:

See CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for full menus and other information. 

12/3 (Sat) – 3-5pm – Kids/Tween Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen   (V)

Class Cost: $60.

12/4 (Sun) – 2-4pm – Kids/Tween Chocolates   (V)

Class Cost: $60.

12/10 (Sat) – 3-5pm – Kids/Tween Holiday Treats   (V)

Class Cost: $60.

12/21 (Wed) 10am-12:30pm – Youth Holiday Baking    [NOTE: MMSD Winter Break]

Class Cost: $60.

Location: All Hemmachef Kids/Tween classes will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.

Email Hemmachef@gmail to register.

FOR VEGETARIANS:   Classes have been designated according to their appropriateness for vegetarians:

  • the class is vegetarian (V)
  • meat is optional; can easily be left out of menu item(s) (VO)
  • a vegetarian option can be substituted for the meat in recipe(s) (VS)

NOTE:  Class dates/times and menus may be subject to change.  Registered participants will be notified ahead of time if any changes do occur.

GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOPS

We are hoping to schedule new Girl Scout badge workshops soon!  Please email us with any questions:  Hemmachef@gmail.com

More Information on Girl Scout Workshops HERE

PRIVATE LESSONS

For private lessons or other questions, please email: Hemmachef@gmail.com

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift Certificates for cooking classes make great gifts!

Give the gift of a great experience for holidays, birthdays, graduations, or any occasion.

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 “kids” 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 11-16 (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 are strongly encouraged to wear a facial mask for Covid-19 prevention.
  • Long Hair should be pulled back or put in a ponytail.
  • Participants must wear close-toed shoes.
  • Short-sleeved shirts are recommended.
  • 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.

12/3 (Sat) – 3-5pm – Kids/Tween Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen   (V)

In this class, kids will learn about a variety of great recipes and ideas for fun, easy and delicious homemade gifts that they will be able to prepare at home to give to friends and family.   Participants will learn how to make many different types of homemade gifts, and will prepare several specific recipes.  Recipes will be sampled by participants, and some samples will be sent home with each child or tween.  Topics covered will include:  Infused Oils and Vinegars;  Fruit Butters;  Jams and Jellies;  Quick Breads;  Yeast Breads;  Spice Rubs, Blends and Marinades; and soup mixes.  Specific recipes to be prepared are:  Homemade Movie House Popcorn Oil with Popcorn Packets and Cheesy Popcorn Sprinkle;  Focaccia Tiles with Pizza Oil Dipping Sauce;  Four Bean Vegetarian Chili Kit with Homemade Chili Powder;  Crisp Flatbread with Cinnamon Apple Butter;  Herb and Fruit Jelly with Cream Biscuits.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

12/4 (Sun) – 2-4pm – Kids/Tween Chocolates   (V)

Calling all chocoholics – as well as anyone who appreciates delicious homemade chocolate treats!  In this hands-on class, participants will learn about cooking with chocolate and will make these scrumptious chocolate treats to enjoy in class as well as to take some home to share (or not!).  On the menu:  Chocolate Orange Coconut Bon Bons; German Chocolate and Cherry Cookies with Piped Chocolate Lattice; White Chocolate Mousse with Berry Sauce; and Chocolate and Peppermint Pastilles.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

12/10 (Sat) – 3-5pm – Kids/Tween Holiday Treats   (V)

Kids and tweens will spend a fun Saturday afternoon learning to make delicious holiday treats.  Participants will prepare the following recipes and will be able to take some home to gift or share (or not!).  On the menu: Baby Bûche de Noël with Chocolate Frosting; Classic Holiday Gingerbread Cookies; Chocolate Peppermint Jingle Balls;  and Savory Sweet Potato and Cranberry Crisps.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

12/21 (Wed) 10am-12:30pm – Youth Holiday Baking    [MMSD Winter Break]  (V)

If your child/tween/teen loves to bake, they will love this class!  Participants will practice basic baking techniques–measuring, stirring, kneading, proofing and working with yeast.  Then they will bake a variety of tasty goods, good enough to grace any Holiday table or to give as gifts!  On the menu:  Mini-Cinnamon Apple Pull-Apart Rolls with Cinnamon Glaze;  Peppermint Candy Sugar Crisps with Wintergreen Icing; Gooey Chocolate and Cherry Turnovers;  Aunt Jo’s Holiday Morning Orange and Chocolate Chip Scones.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

Please email to register and/or with any questions:  Hemmachef@gmail.com

FOR VEGETARIANS:   Classes have been designated according to their appropriateness for vegetarians:

  • the class is vegetarian (V)
  • meat is optional; can easily be left out of menu item(s) (VO)
  • a vegetarian option can be substituted for the meat in recipe(s) (VS)

GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOPS

We are hoping to schedule more Girl Scout badge workshops soon!

Please email us with any questions:  Hemmachef@gmail.com

More Information on all Girl Scout Workshops HERE