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 offers private classes and special culinary events and can make your corporate or private event a delicious and memorable one!

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:

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  • Kids Knife Skills Class (4-6pm)
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    10/04/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    This is the best cooking class your child will ever take!  Knife skills are fundamental culinary skills that can always be improved, whether kids have loads of or no cooking experience.  And if your child is just beginning to be interested in cooking, making sure that they learn proper, safe knife skills is the best way to start.  Chef Joel will teach real knife skills and techniques and will have kids practice, practice, practice so these knife skills 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.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $40.

  • Adult Knife Skills Workshop (6:30-9pm)
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm
    10/04/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce 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.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

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  • Kids All-Day Breakfast Workshop (9:30am–12:00pm)
    9:30 am-12:00 pm
    10/21/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Breakfast foods are some of everyone’s favorites, and they’re “not just for breakfast any more!”  After this class, your kids will be able to prepare great meals for themselves or others any time of day featuring classic breakfast staples.  Kids will learn the basics of egg preparations as well as many techniques for preparing egg-cellent dishes.  On the menu:  Classic Cheese Omelets; Maple Candied Bacon; Soft Scrambled Eggs; Broccoli, Cheddar and Bacon Breakfast Casserole; Egg Frittata; Apple-Stuffed French Toast with Apple Syrup; and Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

  • Kids Bread Workshop (1:00–4:00pm)
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    10/21/2017-10/30/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Everyone loves bread, and learning to bake new kinds of bread is a fun talent that your kids will love to share.  In this cooking class, kids will practice basic bread-making techniques–measuring, stirring, kneading, proofing and working with yeast.  Then they will bake a variety of quick and yeast breads they’ll get to take home with them:  Naan – delicious pillowy Indian bread;  Hokkaido Milk Bread – delicious soft, light & fluffy bread from Japan.  Kids will learn the tangzhong method to make this wonderful bread.  Saboob – golden-baked Egyptian bread;  Barbari – a Persian flatbread primarily made in Iran; and Khobz – traditional round bread from Morocco, where it is served with almost every meal.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

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  • Kids Halloween Tricks and Treats Class (4-6pm)
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    10/25/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Kids will love to learn to make (and then get to enjoy) these fun Halloween foods.  Not just sweets, but a tasty Halloween-inspired meal full of tricks and treats.  On the menu:  Spider Covered Devilled Eggs; Meat Hands with Oozing Fingers; Gobb Salad; and Vampire Teeth Cookie Sandwiches.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $45.

  • Thanksgiving Dinner (6:30-9pm) (Adult class)
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm
    10/25/2017
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Chef Joel will share great tips and recipes for preparing a perfectly delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, including many do-ahead tips and hints to avoid last-minute stress.  On the menu: Sage-Roasted Turkey Breast with Classic Gravy;  Sausage and Herb Stuffing;  Mashed Sweet and Russet Potatoes;  Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Pecans;  Creamed Onions with Peas;  Cranberries with Port and Orange;  Cream Biscuits;  Sweet Potato Tartlets with Cinnamon Crème Chantilly.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

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