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:
- Children’s Cooking Classes
- generally 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
- designed for individuals 18 and up
Sushi is a blast for kids to make, and it’s not just raw fish; it’s a way of preparing healthy food. In this class, kids will learn to prepare dashi (seaweed stock) for Miso Soup, along with learning sushi techniques and ingredients. Kids will learn the secrets of preparing Shari rice and learn how to make several kinds of Sushi Maki Rolls. On the menu: Classic Miso Soup; California Rolls; Wisconsin Rolls; Spicy Tuna Rolls; and more. (In this class, no raw fish will be used.) Kids will also prepare Sesame cookies for dessert. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $45.
Successfully rolling sushi is one of those “Ooh and Ah” moments in cooking. In this class, you will learn to prepare dashi (seaweed stock) for Classic Miso Soup, along with sushi-rolling techniques and ways of prepping a variety of filling ingredients. You will learn the secrets of preparing Shari rice and then learn how to make several kinds of Sushi Maki and even Futo Maki (Fat) Rolls. On the menu: Classic Miso Soup; California Rolls; Milwaukee Rolls; Spicy Tuna Rolls; Nigiri,; Edamame and more! Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $65.
Parents – enjoy this time with your teen as you learn to cook both fresh and dried pasta, as well as a variety of sauces to complement specific shapes. You will make fresh egg pasta dough by hand, then roll, cut it into several different shapes, and use it. On the menu: Fettuccine Alfredo (fettuccine with cream and cheese); Orecchiette (‘little ear’ pasta) with Sausage and Peppers; Pappardelle (wide ribbon pasta) with Spinach and Ricotta; Cheese-Filled Ravioli; and Spaghetti with Cacio e Pepe (minimalist cheese and mixed cracked pepper). Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $80 per parent-teen pair (each additional teen is $40).
Spend this Saturday morning in a warm kitchen with a special child preparing a variety of tasty treats from scratch to take with and share (or not!) with friends or family for Valentine’s Day. Pairs will first prepare the dough for Valentine Lollipop Cookies then decorate them with Icing and Valentine Sprinkles. Kids will then mix, shape and form a tasty assortment of Valentine candy treats: Chocolate Bonbons; Raspberry Butter Mints; Red Hot Cinnamon Bark and Coconut Candy. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $75 per parent-child pair (each additional child is $35).
Fan of Great British Baking? This class is for you! Kids will learn to bake some classic British favorites and enjoy tasting them. On the menu: Fidget Pies (Ham and Cheese Hand Held Pies); Buttery Cheese Scones; Chicken and Mushroom Pies; Mothering Buns with Hundreds and Thousands (Sprinkles); and Marvelous Mini Lemon Drizzle Cakes. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.