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 Make Handmade/Hand-Shaped Pasta (9:30-11:30am)
    9:30 am-11:30 am
    11/03/2018

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Kids love pasta and learning to make their own homemade fresh pasta is inspiring!  In this hands-on cooking class, participants will learn the techniques of making Fresh Egg Pasta and rolling it out using a pasta machine.  Fresh pasta sheets will then be used to make hand-shaped Farfalle, Garganelli and Maltagliati pasta.  Alfredo Sauce and Marinara Sauce will also be prepared in class to taste with the pasta.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

  • Kids Homestyle Baking Workshop (12:30-3:30pm)
    12:30 pm-3:30 pm
    11/03/2018

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Fun class for kids who love to bake. This class will add to your kids’ baking repertoire with delicious new recipes and techniques for sweet and savory dishes.  Participants will make and bake the following (and they will get to take some home to enjoy with friends and family).  On the menu: Creamed Chicken with Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits; Homestyle Baked Potato Soup with Fresh Buttery Breadsticks; Sweet Potato and Cranberry Muffins; Aunt Jo’s Caramel Rolls; Apple Cake with Cinnamon crème Chantilly.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

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  • “Bacon, Beef and Big Reds” @ Smoky’s Club (5:30-8pm)
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    11/04/2018

    Another great cooking class offering an amazing chance to “go behind the scenes” at Smoky’s, learn some great culinary skills, and enjoy an incredible meal that you helped to prepare under the guidance of nationally-known culinary instructor/professional chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef.  This class features one of America’s favorite foods:  Bacon.  Come prepared to participate and once you’re ready to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor, you will get to enjoy and compare three different Cabernets with your delicious meal.  Location: Smoky’s Club.  Class Cost: $85 per person.

    1st Course:  Sweet Potato, Scallop and Bacon Napoleons with Brie and Herbs

    A wonderful stack of sautéed sweet potato slices, caramelized scallops, crisp bacon, herbs and melted Brie.

    2nd Course:  Open-faced Bacon and Beef Wellingtons with Cabernet Sauce, Bacon Studded Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans with Butter, Bacon and Shallots

    Golden puff pastry topped with slices of beef tenderloin, caramelized mushrooms and bacon, and a velvety Cabernet reduction.  Served with Heavenly mashed potatoes made even more celestial with bacon and Blanched Green Beans dressed with butter, bacon and shallots.

    3rd Course:  Double Chocolate Brownies with Caramel Sauce and Crème Chantilly

    Rich Gooey brownies made even more so with luscious caramel sauce and cool whipped cream.

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  • Cadette New Cuisines Workshops: Culinary Adventures Await! (9-11am)
    9:00 am-11:00 am
    11/10/2018

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Complete all 5 steps of the Cadette New Cuisines Badge under the guidance of Culinary Instructor/Professional Chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef. Discuss the myriad of culinary traditions and options available to an adventurous cook and learn culinary skills while preparing 4 dishes: Vietnamese Summer Rolls; Vegetable Muffuletta Sandwiches; Fresh Fruit Vintage Smoothies; and Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. Participants will then “share their dishes on a Culinary Tour” by creating a buffet of the dishes to be enjoyed by all of the participants. (NOTE: All dishes are Nut-free and Vegetarian; most are Dairy-free.) Register by November 5. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $25.

  • Cadette New Cuisines Workshops: Culinary Adventures Await! (12-2pm)
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    11/10/2018

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Complete all 5 steps of the Cadette New Cuisines Badge under the guidance of Culinary Instructor/Professional Chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef. Discuss the myriad of culinary traditions and options available to an adventurous cook and learn culinary skills while preparing 4 dishes: Vietnamese Summer Rolls; Vegetable Muffuletta Sandwiches; Fresh Fruit Vintage Smoothies; and Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. Participants will then “share their dishes on a Culinary Tour” by creating a buffet of the dishes to be enjoyed by all of the participants. (NOTE: All dishes are Nut-free and Vegetarian; most are Dairy-free.) Register by November 5. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $25.

  • Cadette New Cuisines Workshops: Culinary Adventures Await! (3-5pm)
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    11/10/2018

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Complete all 5 steps of the Cadette New Cuisines Badge under the guidance of Culinary Instructor/Professional Chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef. Discuss the myriad of culinary traditions and options available to an adventurous cook and learn culinary skills while preparing 4 dishes: Vietnamese Summer Rolls; Vegetable Muffuletta Sandwiches; Fresh Fruit Vintage Smoothies; and Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. Participants will then “share their dishes on a Culinary Tour” by creating a buffet of the dishes to be enjoyed by all of the participants. (NOTE: All dishes are Nut-free and Vegetarian; most are Dairy-free.) Register by November 5. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $25.

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  • The Pie and Tart Class–Adults (1-4pm)
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    11/11/2018

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Have you ever wanted to learn to make delicious, easy, do-ahead pies and tarts to impress your family and holiday guests?  In this class, participants will learn how to prepare foolproof tart dough and classic pie dough and work with phyllo and puff pastry to prepare these scrumptious recipes:  Beef and Root Vegetable Pie with Puff Pastry; Caramelized Onion Tart with Phyllo; Pear Tatin with Puff Pastry; Apple Pie with Cheddar Pie Crust; Sweet Potato Tarts with Chef Joel’s Favorite Tart Dough; and Cinnamon Crème Chantilly.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

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  • Cadette New Cuisines Workshops: Culinary Adventures Await! (4-6pm)
    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    11/12/2018

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Complete all 5 steps of the Cadette New Cuisines Badge under the guidance of Culinary Instructor/Professional Chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef. Discuss the myriad of culinary traditions and options available to an adventurous cook and learn culinary skills while preparing 4 dishes: Vietnamese Summer Rolls; Vegetable Muffuletta Sandwiches; Fresh Fruit Vintage Smoothies; and Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. Participants will then “share their dishes on a Culinary Tour” by creating a buffet of the dishes to be enjoyed by all of the participants. (NOTE: All dishes are Nut-free and Vegetarian; most are Dairy-free.) Register by November 7. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $25.

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  • Family Sushi Night (6-8pm)
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    11/23/2018

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

     

    Tired of Turkey?  Want a great way to spend time with your family with an atypical Wisconsin Friday Fish Night?  This class is for you!  Sushi is fun to make, and it’s not just raw fish; it’s a way of preparing food.  Participants will learn to prepare dashi (seaweed stock) for Miso Soup as well as Shari rice, the rice used to make sushi.  They will then learn techniques for rolling sushi and choose from plenty of ingredients to prepare their own special sushi rolls.  On the menu: Miso Soup with Tofu; Assorted Vegetable Rolls; California Rolls, Wisconsin Rolls; Spicy Tuna Rolls, and Inside-Out Rolls.  (In this class, no raw fish will be used.)  Families will also make Sesame cookies for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $75 per parent-child pair (each additional child is $35; additional adults are $50).

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