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
Adult Learn to Cook Series — Learn culinary fundamentals that will establish your culinary foundation in this intensive four week series. Under the guidance of Chef Joel, each participant will work on their own skills, learning classic techniques as we prepare a variety of recipes that are sure to become part of your cooking repertoire. Each class will culminate in a meal of the food prepared. The Adult Learn to Cook Series consists of four classes on four successive Tuesdays: Session 1–Chop, Mince, Dice and Sweat: Stocks, Soups, and Salads; Session 2– Meat, Poultry, Vegetables, and Pasta; Session 3–Fish and Shellfish; and Session 4—Grains, Beans, Legumes with Classic French Sauces. Classes can be taken singly; however, each class builds on previous classes. Vegetarian options for all recipes in classes will be discussed. Class cost: $75 per session or $250 for all 4 sessions.
Session 1: Chop, Mince, Dice and Sweat: Stocks, Soups, and Salads
Session 1: Chop, Mince, Dice and Sweat: Stocks, Soups, and Salads. Hone up on your knife skills and learn great techniques for preparing delicious soups and salads. You will prepare Israeli Chopped Salad; Greek Marinated Vegetable Salad; Chicken and Vegetable Stocks; Tuscan Onion Soup; Roasted Tomato Bisque; and also Cheese Biscuits. Location: St. Mark’s. Class cost: $75 per session (or $250 for all 4 sessions).
Who doesn’t love chocolate—especially for Valentine’s Day? Kids will learn about cooking with chocolate and will make scrumptious chocolate treats to taste as well as to take some home to share with loved ones. On the menu: Chocolate Truffle Cakes; Phyllo Cups with Chocolate Pudding; Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Mousse and Valentine Hearts; Chocolate Cranberry Drops. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.
[NOTE: The time for this class has been changed to 4-6:30. This is no longer a day off school for MMSD – due to recent snow days.]
Valentine fun for parents/adults and kids to enjoy together! Adult-Child pairs will make, bake, and get to take home a variety of tasty Valentine treats to share with special friends or family. On the menu: Mini-Apple and Red Hot Cinnamon Dumplings; Cream Cheese Peppermint Hearts; Caramel Corn; Raspberry and Lemon Crisps; and Sweetheart Coconut Candy. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $75 per parent-child pair (each additional child is $35).
Kids will make, bake, and get to take home a variety of tasty Valentine treats to share with special friends or family. On the menu: Mini-Apple and Red Hot Cinnamon Dumplings; Cream Cheese Peppermint Hearts; Caramel Corn; Raspberry and Lemon Crisps; and Sweetheart Coconut Candy. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.
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).