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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING COOKING CLASSES:
(Teens are welcome in all of these upcoming Fall cooking classes.)
9/30 (Sat) – 9:30am–Noon – Kids Cooking, Manners and Etiquette Workshop
Tired of watching (and listening to) poor eating habits? Tired of trying to correct your kids’ dining behavior unsuccessfully? Let Chef Joel teach them how and why they should Sign up now for this highly popular and effective etiquette course. In the first part of the workshop, kids will prepare a four-course meal, while discussing the concepts and rules of manners and etiquette. Then in the second part of the workshop, they will sit and enjoy the rewards of their labors, enjoying the food they prepared served to and by them, restaurant-style, while their dining etiquette is critiqued by Chef Joel in a fun and productive manner. On the menu: Fresh Bread with Herb-Whipped Butter; Classic Minestrone with Fried Mozzarella Toasts; Mixed Greens Salad with Classic Vinaigrette; Chicken and Pasta with Tomato Basil Cream; Caramel Apple Mousse with Scandinavian Sugar Cookies. A Handout will be provided including the recipes used and Manners and Etiquette 101: The Rules: Respect and Common Courtesy, Guest and Host Etiquette. Manners and Etiquette 102: Introductions, Table Settings, Restaurant Etiquette and Behavior. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $55.
9/30 (Sat) – 1:30 – 4:30pm – Kids Baking Workshop
If you love to bake, this class is for you! Kids will practice basic baking techniques–measuring, stirring, kneading, proofing and working with yeast. Then they will bake a variety of tasty treats to eat and take home with them: Irish Soda Bread “Sticks”; Homemade Turkey Sausage Pigs in a Blanket; Cheesy Calzones with Marinara Dipping Sauce; Wisconsin Cheddar and Bacon Soufflés; and for desert, Triple Chocolate Whoopie Pies. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $55.
10/4 (Wed) – 4:00–6:00pm – Kids Knife Skills Class
This is the best cooking class your child will ever take! Knife skills are fundamental culinary skills that can always be improved, whether kids have loads of or no cooking experience. And if your child is just beginning to be interested in cooking, making sure that they learn proper, safe knife skills is the best way to start. Chef Joel will teach real knife skills and techniques and will have kids practice, practice, practice so these knife skills 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. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $40.
10/21 (Sat) – 9:30am–Noon – All-Day Breakfast Workshop
For many people, breakfast foods are some of their favorites, and they’re “not just for breakfast any more!” After this class, your kids will be able to prepare great meals for themselves or others any time of day featuring classic breakfast staples. Kids will learn the basics of egg preparations as well as many techniques for preparing egg-cellent dishes. On the menu: Classic Cheese Omelets; Maple Candied Bacon; Soft Scrambled Eggs; Broccoli, Cheddar and Bacon Breakfast Casserole; Egg Frittata; Apple-Stuffed French Toast with Apple Syrup; and Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.
10/21 (Sat) – 9:30am–Noon – Kids Bread Workshop
Everyone loves bread, and learning to bake new kinds of bread is a fun talent that your kids will love to share. In this cooking class, kids will practice basic bread-making techniques–measuring, stirring, kneading, proofing and working with yeast. Then they will bake a variety of quick and yeast breads they’ll get to take home with them: Naan – delicious pillowy Indian bread; Hokkaido Milk Bread – delicious soft, light & fluffy bread from Japan. Kids will learn the tangzhong method to make this wonderful bread. Saboob – golden-baked Egyptian bread; Barbari – a Persian flatbread primarily made in Iran; and Khobz – traditional round bread from Morocco, where it is served with almost every meal. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $55.
10/25 (Wed) – 4:00–6:00pm – Kids Halloween Tricks and Treats
Kids will love to learn to make (and then get to enjoy) these fun Halloween foods. Not just sweets, but a tasty Halloween-inspired meal full of tricks and treats. On the menu: Spider Covered Devilled Eggs; Meat Hands with Oozing Fingers; Gobb Salad; and Vampire Teeth Cookie Sandwiches. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $45.
11/4 (Sat) – 9:30–11:30am – Cooking with Dad: Chinese
What a great way to spend a morning—Cooking with Dad! Big Brothers, Mentors, Uncles and special friends are also welcome in this fun parent-child cooking class. Pairs will work together to make a delicious Chinese meal from scratch and will then get to enjoy eating it together. On the menu: Happy Wontons with Pleasurable Sauce; Vegetable Fried Rice; Sesame Flatbread; Ginger Cookies. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $75 per parent-child pair; each additional child is $35.
11/4 (Sat) – 12:30–3:30pm – Kids Cook Thanksgiving
After signing them up for this class, you will be able to sit back and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal that your children have prepared from scratch. Now that’s something to be thankful for! Kids will learn to prepare the following (and get to enjoy them themselves in class): Sage-Roasted Turkey Breast with Classic Gravy; Sausage and Herb Stuffing: Heavenly Mashed Potatoes; Maple- Glazed Sweet Potatoes; Cream Biscuits; Cranberry Sauce; and Tart Tatin with Cinnamon Crème Chantilly. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $55.
11/29 (Wed) – 4:00–6:00pm – Kids Sushi
Sushi is fun for kids to make, and it’s not just raw fish; it’s a way of preparing food. In this class, kids will learn to prepare dashi (seaweed stock) for Miso Soup, along with learning sushi techniques and ingredients. Kids will prepare Shari rice and learn how to roll sushi to make several kinds of rolls. On the menu: Miso Soup with Shrimp and Peas; California Rolls, Wisconsin Rolls; Spicy Tuna Rolls, and Inside-Out Rolls. (In this class, no raw fish will be used.) Kids will also prepare Sesame cookies for dessert. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $45.
12/13 (Wed) – 4:00–6:00pm – Kids Holiday Cookies
Kids will make, bake and decorate rollout sugar cookies galore with fun Holiday sprinkles and other decorations, to take home and share (or not!) with family and friends. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $45.
12/16 (Sat) – 9:30–11:30am – Parent-Child Holiday Treats
Share a Saturday morning learning to make delicious holiday treats with Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, or a special friend! Adult-child pairs will prepare all of the following recipes and will have plenty to take home to share (or not!): Baby Bûche de Noël with Chocolate Ganache; Peppermint Candy Sugar Cookies; Milk Chocolate Almond Bark; Holiday Mint Balls; Caramel Corn; and Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels with Holiday Sprinkles. Class Cost: $75 per parent-child pair; each additional child is $35.
12/16 (Sat) – 12:30–3:30pm – Kids Holiday Treats
Kids will learn to make these classic and delicious Holiday Treats and will get to take some of each home to share (or not!): Baby Bûche de Noël with Chocolate Ganache; Peppermint Candy Sugar Cookies; Milk Chocolate Almond Bark; Holiday Mint Balls; Caramel Corn; and Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels with Holiday Sprinkles. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $55.
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.
Register by emailing Chef Joel at: email@example.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 are listed. Costs include recipe packets to take home and all foods, equipment, and materials necessary to complete the recipes.
Hemmachef teen cooking classes are held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.
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