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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< 2019 >
February 10 - February 16
  • 10
    10.February.Sunday

    Parent-Child Valentines Donuts (1-3pm)

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    02/10/2019
    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, decorating, and eating delicious fresh, homemade Donuts with a special child!  Adult-child pairs will prepare the yeast dough, then fry both cake and yeast donuts to taste and also take with and share (or not).  On the menu: Cake Donuts, Yeast Donuts, Pink Valentine Donuts; and Cinnamon Sugar Donuts with Valentines sprinkles.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $75 per parent-child pair (each additional child is $35).

    Valentine Wine Dinner @Smoky's (5:30-8pm)

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    02/10/2019

    This 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.   Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with this decadent 4-course menu specially-chosen for you and your Valentine to enjoy.  Come prepared to participate and once you’re ready to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor, you will get to sip wines specially chosen for each course.   Location: Smoky’s Club.  Class Cost: $95 per person.

    MENU:

    STARTER:  Honey Roasted Spiced Chickpeas  (Champagne Kir Imperial Pairing)

    Crisp Champagne with Crème de Cassis and wonderfully crunchy tasty toasted chickpeas

    1ST COURSE:  Silky Mushroom, Red Wine, and Brie Soup  (Merlot Pairing)

    Wonderfully velvety mushroom soup redolent with red wine and smooth creamy Brie

    2ND COURSE:  Baby Greens Salad with Crab Croquettes and Chardonnay Vinaigrette  (Chardonnay Pairing)

    Delicately Fried Crab Cakes served on a bed of baby greens with a light crisp Chardonnay Vinaigrette

    3RD COURSE:  Cabernet Glazed Lamb Chops with Roasted Lamb Jus; Creamed Spinach with Caramelized Tomatoes; Mashed Sweet and Russet Potatoes; Green Beans with Roasted Red Peppers  (Merlot Pairing)

    Pan Seared Lamb Chops glazed with a Cabernet and Balsamic Reduction served with a dollop of creamed spinach and roasted tomatoes. Buttery mashed sweet and russet potatoes and blanched green beans with roasted red peppers compliment the lamb

    4TH COURSE:  Tiramisu  (Mini Espresso Martinis Pairing)

    Decadent adult dessert of ladyfingers soaked in Espresso and Brandy, then layered with Marscapone and finely ground dark chocolate

  • 11
    11.February.Monday

    Kids Valentine’s Pasta (4–6pm)

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    02/11/2019
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    A fun way to celebrate Valentine’s week! Kids will learn the techniques of making their own homemade fresh pasta from scratch and will get to enjoy the fruits of their labor in class as well as take some home to share. Kids will make egg pasta dough for several different types of pasta, including Valentine Red (Tomato) pasta. They will learn to use a pasta machine to roll the dough out and cut it to make Angel Hair and Fettuccine and then will make pasta sheets for variety of flat pastas, including Farfalle and Maltagliati. Alfredo Sauce and Marinara Sauce will also be prepared in class to taste with the pasta. Participants will be able to bring home the uncooked pasta they have made. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $45.

    Adult Make & Take Valentine Pasta (6:30-9pm)

    6:30 pm-9:00 pm
    02/11/2019
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    A fun way to celebrate Valentine’s week! Kids will learn the techniques of making their own homemade fresh pasta from scratch and will get to enjoy the fruits of their labor in class as well as take some home to share. Kids will make egg pasta dough for several different types of pasta, including Valentine Red (Tomato) pasta. They will learn to use a pasta machine to roll the dough out and cut it to make Angel Hair and Fettuccine and then will make pasta sheets for variety of flat pastas, including Farfalle and Maltagliati. Alfredo Sauce and Marinara Sauce will also be prepared in class to taste with the pasta. Participants will be able to bring home the uncooked pasta they have made. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $45.

  • 12
    12.February.Tuesday

    Adult Learn to Cook Series—Session 2: Meat, Poultry, Vegetables & Pasta (6-9pm)

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    02/12/2019
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Meat, Poultry, Vegetables, and Pasta.  Learn how to trim meat of silver skin and fat, break down a chicken, and create three complete meals pairing vegetables with meat.  Egg pasta basics will also be covered.  Vegetarian options for all recipes will also be discussed.  On the menu: Persian Zucchini and Tomato Stew with Chicken and Cardamom Rice; Cream Braised Winter Vegetables with Pan Seared Pork and Crushed Potatoes; Roasted Garlic and Dijon Crusted Beef with mixed Mushroom Fricassee and Home-Made Pasta.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class cost: $75 per session (or $250 for all 4 sessions).

  • 13
    13.February.Wednesday
    No events
  • 14
    14.February.Thursday
    No events
  • 15
    15.February.Friday

    Kids Knife Skills Class (4-6pm)

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    02/15/2019
    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.

    Teens Dessert Party (6:30-8:30pm)

    6:30 pm-9:30 pm
    02/15/2019
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States
    St Mark's Lutheran Church, Spruce Street, Madison, WI, United States

    Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50

  • 16
    16.February.Saturday

    Private Birthday Party

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    02/16/2019

    No additional details for this event.

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