Chef Joel enjoys teaching teens and would be happy to offer more classes for this age group.  If you would like to arrange a class for a group of teens, please contact Chef Joel: Hemmachef@gmail.com.

Teens are welcome in most children’s cooking classes.  We also schedule classes specifically for teens.  And teens are always welcome to schedule private cooking classes for special events or just for fun!  For more information and to register for classes, email: hemmachef@gmail.com.

UPCOMING COOKING CLASSES just for TEENS:

2/15 (Fri) –6:30-8:30pm – Teens Dessert Party

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

2/22 (Fri) –5:30-8:00pm — Teens Sliders and Fries

Go way beyond the classic burger and fries! Learn to make delicious fries out of things besides potatoes and fantastic sliders with more than just beef. In this class teens will learn the basics of safely frying food and tips on how to “Oven Fry,” as well as how to make some great sliders. On the Menu: Chicken Parmesan Sliders; BBQ Pork Sliders; Cold Oil Cooked French Fries with Sweet Red Pepper Ketchup; “Oven Fried” Sweet Potato Sticks with Bacon Mayonnaise; and Crispy Zucchini Fries with Calypso Sauce. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.

3/15 (Fri) –5:30-8:00pm — Teens Taco Truck

Who doesn’t love tacos?  They are fun to make, fun to eat and can contain any number of delicious ingredients.   (Not just for Beans and Rice any more!)  Teens will get to make and then enjoy these awesome tacos:  Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Mozzarella; Beef and Lime Tacos with Lettuce and Cheddar; Tempura Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Salsa Verde; and Homemade Taco Sauce.  Cinnamon Churros follow for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

UPCOMING KIDS / TWEENS / TEEN CLASSES:

(Teens are very welcome in any of these classes.)

2/8 (Fri) –2:30-5:00pm — Tweens and Teens Valentines Chocolates

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.

2/9 (Sat) — 1:00-3:30pm – Kids Valentine Sweets Shop

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.

2/11 (Mon) — 4:00-6:00pm — Kids Valentine Pasta

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.

2/15 (Fri) –4:00-6:00pm – Kids Knife Skills 

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.

2/23 (Sat) — 9:30am-12:30pm — Kid’s Great British Baking Workshop

Are you a 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: Toad in the Hole (Pork sausages enveloped in a crispy batter); Fidget Pies (Ham and Cheese Hand Held Pies); Kentish Huffkin Rolls (Traditional Flatbread Roll with a Dimpled Top); Easy Buttery Shortbread Biscuits; and Chocolate Heavies. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.

2/23 (Sat) — 1:30-4:00 — Kids Sliders and Fries

Go way beyond the classic burger and fries! Learn to make delicious fries out of things besides potatoes and fantastic sliders with more than just beef. In this class kids will learn the basics of safely frying food and tips on how to “Oven Fry,” as well as how to make some great sliders. On the Menu: Chicken Parmesan Sliders; BBQ Pork Sliders; Cold Oil Cooked French Fries with Sweet Red Pepper Ketchup; “Oven Fried” Sweet Potato Sticks with Bacon Mayonnaise; and Crispy Zucchini Fries with Calypso Sauce. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.

2/25 (Mon) — 4:00-6:00pm — Kids Ramen Noodles

No packets of skinny noodles and pouches of MSG in this class. Learn to make the noodle dough from scratch, then roll, stretch and cut the dough into fresh noodles to be boiled and enjoyed with a variety of classic ramen ingredients. Participants will also learn to make the wonderful slow cooked broth, chicken broth and miso ramen as well as perfectly cooked eggs. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $45.

3/5 (Tues) –4:00-6:00pm – Kids Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday Party

Enjoy the exciting tastes of New Orleans at Mardi Gras!  Participants will learn to make and then get to enjoy delicious classic New Orleans dishes, including learning the technique to make a classic “roux” – which is the key to good Gumbo!  On the menu:  Zippy Pork Pattie Po’Boys (hand-made pork sausages fried until golden brown, served on French bread with Creole mayonnaise, shredded lettuce and tomatoes); Chicken  Gumbo (classic Cajun stew full of onions, bell peppers, celery and chicken); and scrumptious Praline Cookies (rich sugary cookies with pecans).  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $45.

3/16 (Sat) — 1:00-3:30pm – Kids Taco Truck

Who doesn’t love tacos?  They are fun to make, fun to eat and can contain any number of delicious ingredients.   (Not just for Beans and Rice any more!)  Teens will get to make and then enjoy these awesome tacos:  Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Tacos with Tomatoes and Mozzarella; Beef and Lime Tacos with Lettuce and Cheddar; Tempura Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Salsa Verde; and Homemade Taco Sauce.  Cinnamon Churros follow for dessert.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

3/18 (Mon) — 10:00-1:00pm – Kids International Breads

If your child loves baking and especially bread-making, this class is for them!  Participants will practice basic baking techniques–measuring, stirring, kneading, proofing and working with yeast.  Then they will prepare a variety of tasty breads of different types from different cultures/countries to enjoy in class, and they’ll get to take some home with them, too!  On the menu:  Indian Naan; Australian Damper; Qistibi from Tatarstan; Venezuelan Arepa; and Finnish Rieska (Rye Bread).  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

3/18 (Mon) — 2:00-4:30pm – Kids Great International Vegetarian Dishes

These vegetarian recipes are so good they will make you forget that there’s no meat!  Participants will learn to make and then enjoy these delicious international vegetarian dishes:  Vegetable Tika Masala with Rice; Japanese Okonomiyaki (savory pancakes); Flamkuchen (Alsatian pizza); Spanish Vegetable Paella.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

3/23 (Sat) — 1:00-3:30pm – Kids Great British Brunch

Love watching the Great British Baking Show and other awesome BBC hits?  This class will make you feel like you’ve traveled to London for a delicious meal without leaving Madison!  On the menu: Home-made English Breakfast Sausages; Savory Baked Beans and Toast; Fluffy Scrambled Eggs the British way; and Cinnamon Sugar Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

3/26 & 27 (Tues & Wed) — 9:30-12:30pm – Kids Down-Home Cooking Mini-Camp

Give the kids and yourself a break this Spring Break!  This mini-camp offers an opportunity for kids to learn useful cooking skills while preparing great meals that feature classic comfort foods and Southern specialties.

Class One:  Bacon, Shrimp and Cheddar Grits with Buttermilk Biscuits; Chicken and Vegetable Cobbler; Sour Cream and Peach Pie with Cinnamon Cream.

Class Two:  Catfish Fingers and Hush Puppies with Homemade Tartar Sauce; Country Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Collard Greens; Pecan Tassies.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $100.

3/26 & 27 (Tues & Wed) — 1:30-4:30 – Kids International Mini-Camp: Caribbean & Middle-Eastern

Give the kids and yourself a break this Spring Break!  This mini-camp offers a great way for kids to learn new, really useful skills and also enjoy great meals that incorporate new flavors and foods.  Kids will learn a myriad of Culinary Techniques as they prepare delicious meals in this two day Spring Break edition of International Foods Mini-Camp.

Class OneCarribean: Cou Cou (polenta with okra from Antigua); Pineapple Chow (Trinidadian soaked pineapple salsa); Doubles (two pieces of fried dough served with cucumber salsa from Tobagao); Oil Down (coconut, chicken and dumpling stew from Grenada); Coconut Toto (Caribbean coconut cake).

Class TwoMiddle Eastern: Lebanese Man’oushe with Za’atar Oil, Tomatoes, and Cucumber (flatbread); Herbed Falafel with Cucumbers and Yogurt; Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs with Aleppo Pepper and Saffron Rice; Tabouleh; Ghraybeh (Middle Eastern shortbread cookies)

Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $100.

CLASS PARTICIPANTS:

Teen cooking classes are designed for youth ages 13-17.  If you have any questions about which classes are appropriate for your child, please contact Chef Joel.

CLASS REGISTRATION:  

Register by emailing Chef Joel at: hemmachef@gmail.com to reserve a spot.  Class sizes are limited.  Once you receive confirmation that space is available, please send a check made payable to Chef Joel Olson to PO Box 5643, Madison, WI, 53705-5643.

CLASS COSTS:  

Class costs are listed.  Costs include recipe packets to take home and all foods, equipment, and materials necessary to complete the recipes.

CLASS LOCATION:

Hemmachef teen cooking classes are held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715, unless otherwise noted.

CHEF JOEL OLSON:

For more information about Chef Joel or Hemmachef click here or email: hemmachef@gmail.com

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