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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< 2018 >
July 08 - July 14
  • 08
    08.July.Sunday
    No events
  • 09
    09.July.Monday

    Summer Camp: American Culinary Adventure, Day 1 (9a-12p)

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07/09/2018
    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 learning fun, new, delicious menus.  Participants will get to enjoy some classic regional favorites as well as twists on old stand-by’s.  The emphasis is on learning basic kitchen skills, including food safety and sanitation as well as knife skills, while preparing delicious food.  No prerequisites required, but expect to be challenged!  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $235.

    Monday: Sautéed Vegetable Salad; Homemade Chicken Meatballs with Herbed Gravy and Cream Biscuits; Classic Kentucky Burgoo with Mashed Sweet and Russet Potatoes; Apple Tartlets with Caramel Sauce.

    Summer Camp: American Culinary Adventure, Day 1 (1:00-4:00p)

    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    07/09/2018
    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 learning fun, new, delicious menus.  Participants will get to enjoy some classic regional favorites as well as twists on old stand-by’s.  The emphasis is on learning basic kitchen skills, including food safety and sanitation as well as knife skills, while preparing delicious food.  No prerequisites required, but expect to be challenged!  Location: St. Mark’s.  Camp Cost: $235.

    Monday: Sautéed Vegetable Salad; Homemade Chicken Meatballs with Herbed Gravy and Cream Biscuits; Classic Kentucky Burgoo with Mashed Sweet and Russet Potatoes; Apple Tartlets with Caramel Sauce.

    Mamma Mia: That’s Italian!-for Kids (5-7:30pm)

    5:00 pm-7:30 pm
    07/09/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Kids will learn how to prepare a classic homemade Italian meal and will get to enjoy eating it – maybe even with red-checked tablecloths!  On the Menu:  Minestrone Soup; Creamy Caesar Salad; Mama Mia Meatballs with Zeppoli (Italian fried bread); and kid-friendly “Tiramisu” for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

  • 10
    10.July.Tuesday

    Summer Camp: American Culinary Adventure, Day 2 (9a-12p)

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07/10/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Tuesday:  Southern Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing; Tortilla Soup with Crispy Tortilla Chips; Golden BBQ Chicken Strips; Hoppin’ John; Fruit “Shortcake” Roulade with Berries and Crème Chantilly.

    Summer Camp: American Culinary Adventure, Day 2 (1:00-4:00p)

    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    07/10/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Tuesday:  Southern Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing; Tortilla Soup with Crispy Tortilla Chips; Golden BBQ Chicken Strips; Hoppin’ John; Fruit “Shortcake” Roulade with Berries and Crème Chantilly.

    Pizza, Pizza, Pizza (5-7:30pm)

    5:00 pm-7:30 pm
    07/10/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Kids will work together to make pizza dough and tomato sauce from scratch and then prepare a variety of delicious homemade pizzas.  On the menu:  Classic Pizza Dough; Whole Wheat Pizza Dough; Cheese-Stuffed Pizza Crust; White Pizza; Three-Cheese Pizza; Homemade Italian Sausage Pizza; and S’Mores Pizza with Sweet Pizza Dough for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

  • 11
    11.July.Wednesday

    Summer Camp: American Culinary Adventure, Day 3 (9a-12p)

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07/11/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Wednesday:  Potato and Sweet Corn Chowder; Beef, Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Sandwiches on Fresh Baked Round Bread with Sweet Red Pepper Mayonnaise; Fresh Rolled Pasta with Tomato Butter; Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Cookies.

    Summer Camp: American Culinary Adventure, Day 3 (1:00-4:00p)

    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    07/11/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Wednesday:  Potato and Sweet Corn Chowder; Beef, Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Sandwiches on Fresh Baked Round Bread with Sweet Red Pepper Mayonnaise; Fresh Rolled Pasta with Tomato Butter; Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Cookies.

    Sake Dinner (6-8:30pm) @UnionS

    6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    07/11/2018
    UW-Madison, Madison, WI, United States, Union South
    UW-Madison, Madison, WI, United States, Union South

    Try several varieties of sake (cold and warm) with some delicious Japanese recipes. We will pair sakes with Miso Soup with Shrimp and Sea Vegetables; Japanese Chicken and Shiitake Mushroom Tempura with Tempura Dipping Sauce; Grilled Teriyaki Beef Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette and Grilled Scallions; and Dora Yaki (Japanese Pancakes with Sweet Bean Paste). A unique evening of Japanese cuisine and cooking.  Register Here.

  • 12
    12.July.Thursday

    Summer Camp: American Culinary Adventure, Day 4 (9a-12p)

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07/12/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Thursday:  Turkey and Sun-Dried Tomato Sausage; Homemade Buttery Crescent Rolls; Carrot and Apple Slaw; Sweet and Russet Potato Cakes; Lemon Bars.

    Summer Camp: American Culinary Adventure, Day 4 (1:00-4:00p)

    1:30 pm-4:30 pm
    07/12/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Thursday:  Turkey and Sun-Dried Tomato Sausage; Homemade Buttery Crescent Rolls; Carrot and Apple Slaw; Sweet and Russet Potato Cakes; Lemon Bars.

    Kids Chocolate Workshop (5-7:30pm)

    5:00 pm-7:30 pm
    07/12/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Who doesn’t love chocolate?  Kids will learn about cooking with chocolate and will make these scrumptious chocolate treats to try as well as to take some home to share (or not!).  On the menu: Chocolate Tuiles with Chocolate Crème Chantilly and Fruit; Chocolate and Orange Soufflés; Double Chocolate Cookies; and Chocolate-Covered Mint Patties.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

  • 13
    13.July.Friday

    Teen Cuisine: All About Ravioli (5-7:30pm)

    5:00 pm-7:30 pm
    07/13/2018
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Teens will learn how to make egg pasta dough from scratch and roll it out to make ravioli.  They will then prepare four different homemade fillings to make delicious fresh Ravioli for a sumptuous Ravioli Feast!  Two different sauces will also be prepared: Marinara Sauce and Alfredo Sauce.  On the menu: Three Cheese Ravioli; Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli; Spinach and Feta Ravioli; Turkey and Sun-Dried Tomato Ravioli; and Strawberry-Banana Ravioli for dessert!  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

  • 14
    14.July.Saturday

    Kids Summer Baking Workshop (10a-1pm)

    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    07/14/2018
    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.  We’ll heat up the kitchen so you don’t have to heat up yours.  This class will add to your kids’ baking repertoire with delicious new recipes and techniques for sweet and savory bakes.  Participants will make and bake the following dishes (and they will get to take some home to enjoy with friends and family).  On the menu:  Orange and Basil Galettes; Tomato and Bacon Turnovers; Cheddar and Chive Biscuits; Four Cheese Twice-Baked Potatoes; Coconut and Candied Ginger Macaroons; and Cinnamon Buns.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

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