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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  • Happy Hanukkah!
    All day
    12/02/2018

    Hanukkah begins at sundown.

  • Parent and Child Holiday Donuts (1:30-3:30pm)
    1:30 pm-3:30 pm
    12/02/2018

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

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

    What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon—making (and eating) delicious fresh, homemade Donuts with a special child!  You will be making both Cake Donuts and Yeast Donuts.  Pairs will prepare the yeast dough, then fry donuts to take with and share (or not!).  Cinnamon Sugar Donuts and Just Plain Good Donuts are on the menu.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $75 per parent-child pair (each additional child is $35).

  • “Holiday Wine Dinner” @ Smoky’s Club (5:30-8pm)
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    12/02/2018

    This festive holiday cooking class offers 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 wonderful celebratory menu offers wines to taste with every course.  Location: Smoky’s Club.  Class Cost: $85 per person.

    1st Course:  Roasted Butternut Bisque with Apple Cranberry Chutney and Ham & Cheddar Biscuits  (Dry Riesling and Pinot Pairing)

    Creamy, lush and rich butternut squash bisque with a delicately balanced sweet and sour fresh apple and cranberry chutney and fresh-from-the-oven ham and cheddar cream biscuits.  You can decide which wine goes best for your palate!

    2nd Course:  Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Sauce Poivrade, Red Wine Risotto with Parsley and Parmesan and Wilted Spinach with Mushrooms and Peppers  (Zinfandel Pairing)

    Bacon appears again–this time wrapped around herb-rubbed pork tenderloin, served with the classic French pepper sauce, sumptuous red wine risotto with parsley and Parmesan cheese and just-warmed baby spinach with mushrooms and bell peppers.

    3rd Course:  Tart Tatin with Caramel Port Sauce  (Port Pairing)

    Apples cooked in caramel then topped with puff pastry, baked and inverted to make this classic French dessert–the original upside down tart.  Served with a caramel Port sauce.

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  • Kids Knife Skills Class (4:30-6:30pm)
    4:30 pm-6:30 pm
    12/04/2018

    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 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.

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  • Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen–Adults (1:30-4pm)
    1:30 pm-4:00 pm
    12/16/2018

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

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

    Want to be able to give meaningful homemade holiday gifts?  Need something in a pinch for last-minute giving that will impress?  Learn about an amazing variety of great recipes for fun, easy and delicious homemade gifts from your kitchen, and make and taste many of them.  Topics and recipes covered will include:  Infused Oils and Vinegars including Wisconsin Cranberry Bitters;  Flavored Sugars;  Fruit Butters;  Jams, Jellies, Ketchups, Mustards and Marmalades; Pickled Peppers;  Quick Breads;  Yeast Breads;  Spice Rubs and Blends;  Homemade Marinades;  Liqueurs; and Bath Salts and Soaks.  A light meal will also be served to enable participants to taste and savor recipes prepared in class.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $65.

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