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.

6/17 (Mon) – 5:00-7:00pm – Kids Like Sweets!

6/18 (Tues) – 5:00-7:00pm – Momma Mia, That’s Italian! For Kids

6/19 (Wed) – 5:00-7:00pm – Cheese and Crackers for Kids

6/23 (Sun) – 1:30-3:30pm – Teens/Tweens Chocolates and Caramels

6/24 (Mon) – 5:00-7:00pm – Kids Knife Skills

7/15 (Mon) – 5:00-7:30pm – Kids Summer Baking Series: Class 1

7/16 (Tues) – 5:00-7:30pm – Kids Summer Baking Series: Class 2

7/17 (Wed) – 5:00-7:30pm – Kids Summer Baking Series: Class 3

7/29 – (Mon) – 5:00-7:00pm – Kids Burgers and Beignets

7/30 (Tues) – 5:00-7:00pm – Kids Dumplings and Donuts

7/31 (Wed) – 5:00-7:00pm – Kids Chocolates and Caramels

8/10 (Sat) – 1:00-3:30pm –  Kids Blue Ribbon Baking

(Please note change of date from 8/3)

8/5 – Mon) – 5:00-7:00pm – Cooking, Manners & Etiquette Mini-Course: Session 1

8/6 (Tues) – 5:00-7:00pm – Cooking, Manners & Etiquette Mini-Course: Session 2

8/13 (Tues) – 5:00-7:00pm – Kids Candy

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 10-17 (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  –

6/17 (Mon) – 5:00-7:00pm – Kids Like Sweets!

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 Sweets and Treats, and you’ll be able to take some yummy treats home to share.  On the menu:  Chocolate Fudge Cookies; Strawberry Mousse; S’more Nachos; Maple Buttercream Candies; and Coconut Cream Drops.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

6/18 (Tues) – 5:00-7:00pm – Momma Mia, That’s Italian!

Kids will learn how to prepare some classic homemade Italian dishes as well as fun twists on a classic.  After preparing this delicious meal, they’ll get to enjoy eating it – maybe even with red-checked tablecloths!    On the menu:  Antipasto Salad with Marinated Vegetables, Mozzarella and Olives;  Summer Vegetable Minestrone; Momma Mia Turkey Meatball Sliders;  and yummy Honey Orange Biscotti for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

6/19 (Wed) – 5:00-7:00pm – 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 some delicious snacks to be eaten with fresh-baked homemade crackers.  On the menu:  Cool Herb and Citrus Ricotta Dip;  Baked Ricotta with Garlic and Thyme;  Cheddar Cheese Ball;  Wisconsin Cheddar Crackers;  Homemade Saltines;  Flatbread Crackers.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

6/23 (Sun) – 1:30-3:30pm – Teens/Tweens Chocolate and Caramel

Is anything better than chocolate?  Well, maybe homemade caramel…. and this class has Both!  Not only will you get to learn how to make all of these delicious, decadent treats, but you will also get to sample them in class and take some home to share (or NOT!).  On the menu:  Chocolate Truffle Cakes with Caramel Sauce;  Chocolate Pudding with Mint Crème Chantilly;  Homemade Salted Caramels;  Chocolate Tuiles with Caramel Mousse;  and classic Chocolate Fudge.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

6/24 (Mon) – 5:00-7:00pm – 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.

JULY

7/15 (Mon) – 5:00-7:30pm – Kids Summer Baking Series: Class 1

Does your child love to bake?  If so, these classes are for them!  They can take one, two or all three (no prerequisites required for any class).  They’ll have fun and be challenged learning new recipes and techniques for sweet and savory bakes to add to their baking repertoires.  Participants will make and bake a dinner dish for themselves and then prepare several additional recipes (and will get to take some home to enjoy with friends and family).  On the menu:  Beaten Biscuits; Sesame Wheat Braids; Sweet Potato Crescents; Lemon Cake; and for dinner: Potato and Cheese Pie.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.  (Cost for Series of 3: $150)  Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

7/16 (Tues) – 5:00-7:30pm – Kids Summer Baking Series: Class 2

Does your child love to bake?  If so, these classes are for them!  They can take one, two or all three (no prerequisites required for any class).  They’ll have fun and be challenged learning new recipes and techniques for sweet and savory bakes to add to their baking repertoires.  Participants will make and bake a dinner dish for themselves and then prepare several additional recipes (and will get to take some home to enjoy with friends and family).  On the menu:  Corn and Chive Muffin Tops; Oat Dinner Rolls; Swiss Cheese Rolls; Chocolate Cake; and for dinner: Scalloped Chicken and Potatoes.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.  (Cost for Series of 3: $150)  Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

7/17 (Wed) – 5:00-7:30pm – Kids Summer Baking Series: Class 3

Does your child love to bake?  If so, these classes are for them!  They can take one, two or all three (no prerequisites required for any class).  They’ll have fun and be challenged learning new recipes and techniques for sweet and savory bakes to add to their baking repertoires.  Participants will make and bake a dinner dish for themselves and then prepare several additional recipes (and will get to take some home to enjoy with friends and family).  On the menu:  Irish Soda Buns; Honey Whole Wheat Rolls; Arizona Corn Bread; Honey Cake; and for dinner: Cheddar and Vegetable Strada.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55. (Cost for Series of 3: $150)  Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

 7/29 – (Mon) – 5:00-7:00pm – 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 this classic.  On the menu:  Southwestern Style Turkey Burgers with Roasted Pepper Salsa and Sour Cream; Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers with Teriyaki BBQ Sauce and Cilantro Lime Coleslaw; Ham and Cheese Beignets; Cinnamon Buttermilk Beignets.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.  Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

7/30 (Tues) – 5:00-7:00pm – 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, and will then learn a delicious recipe for classic baked donuts.  Hopefully there will be some left for them to take home to share!  On the menu: Chinese Pork and Shrimp Dumplings; Salmon Dumplings with Honey Soy Dipping Sauce; Glazed Strawberry and Banana Dumplings; and Baked Cinnamon Sugar Mini-Doughnuts.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.  Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

7/31 (Wed) – 5:00-7:00pm – Kids Chocolates and Caramels

Is anything better than chocolate?  Well, maybe homemade caramel…. and this class has Both!  Not only will participants get to learn how to make all of these delicious, decadent treats, but they will also get to sample them in class and take some home to share (or NOT!).  On the menu:  Double Chocolate Brownies with Caramel Sauce; Chocolate Cherry Pudding; Homemade Soft Caramels; Caramel Cookies; and Caramel Corn.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.  Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

AUGUST

Additional Class Descriptions coming soon!

Email  Hemmachef@gmail.com to register.