COOKING CLASSES IN MADISON

Chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef offers cooking classes in Madison, Wisconsin, and is also available to teach throughout Wisconsin.

Chef Joel is adept at working with students of all ages and abilities, from children to adults, and making sure that everyone has a fun culinary experience while learning useful skills. His students have ranged from 6 year-olds to senior citizens, and many classes have included a wide age range of students. Chef Joel provides participants with safe, well-organized, fun-filled instruction, and strives to maintain a courteous, fair kitchen environment.

Classes are generally offered for these age groups:

  • Children’s Cooking Classes
    • designed for 8-12 year-olds
  • Teen Cooking Classes
    • designed for 13-17 year-olds
  • Parent-Child Cooking Classes
    • designed for children aged 6+ and their parents, grandparents, or other adult in their lives
  • Adult Cooking Classes
    • designed for individuals 18 and up
      • Please note that classes involving alcohol may be restricted to individuals 21 and up
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  • Kids Camp: Techniques of French Cuisine-Day 1, 9am-12pm
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    06/12/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    This intensive 4-Day Camp will allow kids to learn classic, fundamental French culinary techniques that will enable them to cook any food perfectly.  They will hone their cooking skills while learning fun, new, delicious menus.  No prerequisites required, but expect to be challenged!  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $225.

    Monday:  Vichyssoise with Fresh Baguettes; Citrus Boursin; Chicken Roulade with Red Pepper and Basil; Baked Rice Pilaf; White Chocolate Mousse Cake.

  • Teen Camp: Techniques of French Cuisine–Day 1, 1:30–4:30pm
    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    06/12/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    This intensive 4-Day Camp will allow teens to learn classic, fundamental French culinary techniques that will enable them to cook any food perfectly.  They will hone their cooking skills while learning fun, new, delicious menus.  No prerequisites required, but expect to be challenged!  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $225.

    Monday:  Vichyssoise with Fresh Baguettes; Citrus Boursin; Chicken Roulade with Red Pepper and Basil; Baked Rice Pilaf; White Chocolate Mousse Cake.

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  • Kids Camp: Techniques of French Cuisine-Day 2, 9am-12pm
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    06/13/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Tuesday:  Tomato Bisque with Lemon Thyme Madeleines; Biftek Hatche (French-Style Chopped Beef with Onions and Thyme); Potato Dauphinoise ; Tarte Tatin with Cinnamon Crème Chantilly

  • Teen Camp: Techniques of French Cuisine–Day 2, 1:30–4:30pm
    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    06/13/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Tuesday:  Tomato Bisque with Lemon Thyme Madeleines; Biftek Hatche (French-Style Chopped Beef with Onions and Thyme); Potato Dauphinoise ; Tarte Tatin with Cinnamon Crème Chantilly

  • Kids Knife Skills (5:30-7:30pm)
    5:30 pm-7:30 pm
    06/13/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    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 intensive hands-on life skills lesson with Chef Joel!  Dinner will be served at the beginning of class.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $40.

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  • Kids Camp: International Foods–Day 1, 9am–12pm
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    06/19/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    This intensive 4-Day Camp will allow kids to hone their cooking skills while exploring flavors from around the world using locally-purchased ingredients to prepare fun, new, delicious menus.  Feel like you’ve traveled the world without leaving Madison!  No prerequisites required, but expect to be challenged!  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $225.

    Monday:  Irish:  Irish Potato Soup with Cheese Toasties; Leek and Bacon Tart; Shepard’s Poultry Pie; Colcannon; Shortbread.

  • Teen Camp: International Foods–Day 1, 1:30–4:30pm
    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    06/19/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    This intensive 4-Day Camp will allow teens to hone their cooking skills while exploring flavors from around the world using locally-purchased ingredients to prepare fun, new, delicious menus.  Feel like you’ve traveled the world without leaving Madison!  No prerequisites required, but expect to be challenged!  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $225.

    Monday:  Irish:  Irish Potato Soup with Cheese Toasties; Leek and Bacon Tart; Shepard’s Poultry Pie; Colcannon; Shortbread.

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  • Kids Camp: International Foods–Day 3, 9am–12pm
    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    06/21/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Wednesday:  Indian:  Spicy Potato Samosas with Coriander Mint Chutney; Indian Chickpea and Vegetable Soup; Vegetable Tikka Masala with Jasmine Rice and Cucumber Raita; Sevaya Kheer (Vermicelli and Milk Pudding with Golden Raisins and Almonds)

  • Teen Camp: International Foods–Day 3, 1:30–4:30pm
    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    06/21/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Wednesday:  Indian:  Spicy Potato Samosas with Coriander Mint Chutney; Indian Chickpea and Vegetable Soup; Vegetable Tikka Masala with Jasmine Rice and Cucumber Raita; Sevaya Kheer (Vermicelli and Milk Pudding with Golden Raisins and Almonds)

  • Kids Hand Pies Workshop (5:30-8:00pm)
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    06/21/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    What could be better than a delicious dessert that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand?  Maybe a savory meal in the palm of your hand!  They’re versatile, fun, and oh-so-tasty.  Kids will learn to make, bake and take home a variety of flavorful hand pies from around the world: Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies; Peach Hand Pies; Jamaican Jerk Chicken Hand Pies; Ham and Cheese Hand Pies; Australian Meat Pies.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

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  • Adult Knife Skills Workshop
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm
    06/29/2017
    Union South, West Dayton Street, Madison, WI, United States
    Union South, West Dayton Street, Madison, WI, United States

    This popular and informative class helps you learn and practice the techniques that help take the chore out of cooking, plus impress your friends! Techniques include: deboning a chicken; dicing onions, carrots, peppers, celery, and other vegetables; pasting garlic; and cutting a selection of fruits. Knife selection, sharpening, and care will also be covered. Bring your own knives or use ours. A light meal will be prepared for class participants. 1 Meeting.  Location: UW-Union South.  Register here:

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Please email: hemmachef@gmail.com