CULINARY SUMMER CAMPS IN MADISON

2022 SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS/TWEENS/TEENS

Chef Joel offered the following culinary Summer Camps in 2022:

6/13-16/22 – International Breads and Baking  (AM/PM)

6/20-23/22 – Techniques of French Cuisine  (AM/PM)

6/27-30/22 – International Street Food  (AM/PM)

7/5-6/22 – International Cuisines  (AM/PM, 2-day camp)

8/1-4/22 –  Noodles!  (AM/PM)

8/8-11/22 – Mastering French Techniques  (AM/PM)

Location: St. Mark’s. 

All Camps are 4-day camps (Mon-Thurs), except where noted.

AM camp sessions are 9:30am–12:30pm.   

PM camp sessions are 1:30–4:30pm.

Chef Joel will be offering additional summer camps in 2023.

Please check back in early 2023 for dates and additional information.

Please don’t hesitate to email Chef Joel with any questions: Hemmachef@gmail.com

NOTE:  All Camps are nut-free.
And most dishes can be made vegetarian.
If you have special dietary needs/requests, please let us know.
Chef Joel is happy to try to accommodate special requests—-such as vegetarian, no pork, lactose-free, gluten-free, vegan, etc.–if possible.**

Children and teens of all levels of ability, interest, and experience are welcome in Chef Joel’s classes.

Chef Joel has considerable experience working with individuals with special needs, including physical and developmental disabilities.  He feels strongly that all individuals can successfully participate in culinary classes and works hard with all students to ensure that they fully participate in each class.

If your child has special needs, please let us know ahead of time so that Chef Joel can make sure to accommodate them.

Summer Camps are designed for youth ages 8-16, and all ages are welcome in all camps.  However, we have found that older kids (11+) tend to take afternoon sessions, while younger kids may be more likely to take the morning sessions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Email Hemmachef@gmail.com.

**(Unfortunately, Chef Joel cannot always accommodate food restrictions; sometimes ingredients are integral to dishes being prepared.  For example, accommodating a student requiring gluten-free dishes would not be possible for a pasta class or Noodles camp.)

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES:

LOCATION –

Culinary camps and cooking classes are generally held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.

Camps are held in the kitchen, which is in the basement.  Please enter the building from the north side entrance (from Spruce Street), by the playground.  There will be a sign on the door for the cooking classes.

PARKING –

There should plenty of street parking available.  There is also a small parking lot behind the building, accessible from Hickory Street.

DRESS CODE –

  • Participants must wear a facial mask for Covid-19 prevention (in compliance with Dane County mandates.  If mask mandates change, we will update our policies as well.)
  • Long Hair should be pulled back or put in a ponytail.
  • Participants must wear close-toed shoes.
  • Short-sleeved shirts are recommended.
  • Hemmachef will provide aprons and towels to use during the class.

EQUIPMENT –

All equipment, foods, and materials necessary to complete the recipes are provided by Chef Joel.

CONSIDERATIONS –

Please inform Chef Joel of any of the following:

  •         Food allergies or restrictions, such as lactose-intolerance or celiac disease
  •         Special Physical Needs
  •         Special Educational Needs

CLASS PHILOSOPHY –

Participants are expected to behave with civility and respect for the Chef, the other participants, the equipment, and the food.

PARENTS IN CLASS –

Parents and/or guardians are not encouraged to stay during children’s cooking camps and classes.  Please contact Chef Joel if you are a parent who feels your child has special needs.

PHOTOGRAPHS –

Chef Joel or other Hemmachef representatives may take photographs during camp for use in marketing and promotional materials, with parental consent.  No names or other personal information will be included in these photographs.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY –

Please inform Chef Joel as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend a camp session.  Your full camp payment minus a $25 non-refundable deposit will be refunded up to 4 weeks prior to the date of the camp.  If you cancel after this time you will not receive a refund.  You may have someone attend in your child’s place, however.

If Chef Joel must cancel for any reason, every effort will be made to reschedule the camp, and if you cannot attend at the new time, you will receive a full refund.

INCLEMENT WEATHER –

Camps will conducted unless City of Madison buses are not running due to inclement weather.

SUMMER CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

Chef Joel offered the following culinary Summer Camps in 2022:

2022 SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS/TWEENS/TEENS

6/13-16/22 – International Breads and Baking  (AM/PM)

6/20-23/22 – Techniques of French Cuisine  (AM/PM)

6/27-30/22 – International Street Food  (AM/PM)

7/5-6/22 – International Cuisines  (AM/PM, 2-day camp)

8/1-4/22 –  Noodles!  (AM/PM)

8/8-11/22 – Mastering French Techniques  (AM/PM)

Location: St. Mark’s. 

All Camps are 4-day camps (Mon-Thurs), except where noted.

AM camp sessions are 9:30am–12:30pm.   

PM camp sessions are 1:30–4:30pm.

Chef Joel will be offering additional summer camps in 2023.

Please check back in early 2023 for dates and additional information.

Please don’t hesitate to email Chef Joel with any questions: Hemmachef@gmail.com

Chef Joel works hard to accommodate all needs, including food allergies/sensitivities and special dietary requests—such as gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, vegetarian, vegan, etc, whenever possible.  And most dishes can be made vegetarian.  Please let us know if you/your children have any special dietary needs or requests.**

**NOTE:  Unfortunately, Chef Joel cannot always accommodate food restrictions; sometimes ingredients are integral to dishes being prepared.  For example, accommodating a student requiring gluten-free dishes would not be possible for a Noodles camp or pasta class.)