UPCOMING TEEN COOKING CLASSES IN MADISON WITH CHEF JOEL

CLASSES FOR TEENS — CLASS LIST:

See Class Descriptions for full menus and other information.

5/24 (Tue) – 4:45-6:45pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Spring & Summer Rolls  

6/6 (Mon) – 3:30-5:30pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Knife Skills  

6/14 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Japanese Vegetarian 
6/16 (Thu) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Dumplings   
6/20 (Mon) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Ramen  
6/28 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Grain Bowls   
6/30 (Thu) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Summer Sweets  
7/5 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Pizza Parlor  
8/2 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Knife Skills  
8/8 (Mon) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids French Vegetarian   
8/11 (Thu) – 5-7:30pm – Teen/Tw/Kids French Baking    

Email Hemmachef@gmail to register.

GENERAL

Chef Joel offers classes specifically for Teens or Tweens/Teens.  These cooking classes are appropriate for youth ages 13-17 years old (Teen classes) and youth ages 11-16 (Tween/Teen classes).  If you have any questions about whether classes are appropriate for you/your child, please contact Chef Joel at hemmachef@gmail.com.

Teens are also very welcome in any of Chef Joel’s “Kids” classes.  Chef Joel keeps class sizes small and has students work together in small groups.  He generally groups kids by age and ability level and makes sure that everyone is challenged and kept busy in class.  All of our classes are hands-on and involve lots of cooking.  Kids/Tweens/Teens do the cooking!

Teens are also welcome in all of our Kids classes, listed HERE.

NOTE TO VEGETARIANS:  The following classes are appropriate for vegetarians because:

  • they are already vegetarian (V)
  • meat is optional; can easily be left out of options (VO)
  • we can substitute a vegetarian option for the meat in recipes (VS)

5/24 (Tue) – 4:45-6:45pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Spring & Summer Rolls    V
6/6 (Mon) – 3:30-5:30pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Knife Skills    V
6/14 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Japanese Vegetarian    V
6/16 (Thu) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Dumplings    VO
6/20 (Mon) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Ramen    VO
6/28 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Grain Bowls    V
6/30 (Thu) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Summer Sweets    V
7/5 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Pizza Parlor    VO
8/2 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Knife Skills    V
8/8 (Mon) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids French Vegetarian    V
8/11 (Thu) – 5-7:30pm – Teen/Tw/Kids French Baking    VO

Email Hemmachef@gmail to register.

REGISTER NOW for our CULINARY SUMMER CAMPS FOR TEENS/TWEENS/KIDS

6/13-16 – International Breads and Baking  (AM/PM)
6/20-23 – Techniques of French Cuisine  (AM/PM)
6/27-30 – International Street Food  (AM/PM)
7/5-6 – International Cuisines: Asian & Mexican (AM, 2-day camp)
7/5-6 – International Cuisines: Ukrainian & Filipino (PM, 2-day camp)
8/1-4 –  Noodles!  (AM/PM)
8/8-11 – Mastering French Techniques  (AM/PM)
Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
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.
Camp Cost: $265 per participant per session (4-day camps), $135 pp (2-day camps).

GIFT CERTIFICATES

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PRIVATE CLASSES / EVENTS:

Chef Joel enjoys working with teens and young adults and would be happy to offer more classes for older youth.  If you would like to arrange a class or private event for a group of teens, please contact Chef Joel: hemmachef@gmail.com.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES –

Email Hemmachef@gmail to register.

Chef Joel encourages teens to develop their love of food and fellowship by taking cooking classes.  Youth of all levels of ability, interest, and experience from 8-16 years old are welcome in Chef Joel’s “Kids” cooking classes.  If you have any questions about whether classes are appropriate for your son or daughter, please contact Chef Joel.

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

Class sizes are limited.

Email now to reserve a spot:  hemmachef@gmail.com

SPECIAL CULINARY EVENTS FOR TEENS –

For information on special culinary events for teens, such as birthday parties, graduation events, and more, please email Chef Joel at Hemmachef@gmail.com.

LOCATION –

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

Class 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 are strongly encouraged to wear a facial mask for Covid-19 prevention.
  • 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 celiac disease, lactose-intolerance, etc.
  •         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 teen cooking classes.  Please contact Chef Joel if you are a parent who feels your teen has special needs.

PHOTOGRAPHS –

Chef Joel or other Hemmachef representatives may take photographs during class 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.  Your full class payment will be refunded up to 5 business days prior to the date of the class.  If you cancel after this time you will not receive a refund. You may have someone attend in your/your child’s place, however.

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

INCLEMENT WEATHER –

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

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS  –

To register, please email  Hemmachef@gmail.com

5/24 (Tue) – 4:45-6:45pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Spring & Summer Rolls  (V)

Spring and summer rolls are fun to make and delicious to eat!   Come ready to prepare then enjoy both fresh uncooked Summer Rolls and baked/fried Spring Rolls, featuring both traditional flavors and fun twists.  Participants will also learn how to prepare delicious accompanying sauces.  On the menu:  Traditional Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Basil, lettuce, carrots, radishes, lettuce, and rice noodles); Thai Summer Rolls (leafy greens, cucumber, bell pepper, carrot, mint, cilantro and avocado);  Classic Napa Cabbage, Rice and Herb Spring Rolls;  and Maple Glazed BBQ Tofu and Cheddar Spring Rolls;  Mirin Soy Sauce;  Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $55.

6/6 (Mon) – 3-5:30pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Knife Skills  (V)

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 breads with classic 8” chef knives under the guidance of Chef Joel.  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 greens.  Sign them up now for this intense hands-on life skills lesson!  A light meal will be served during class.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $50.

Full Menus and additional details coming soon!

6/14 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Japanese Vegetarian    V
6/16 (Thu) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Dumplings    VO
6/20 (Mon) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Ramen    VO
6/28 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Grain Bowls    V
6/30 (Thu) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Summer Sweets    V
7/5 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Pizza Parlor    VO
8/2 (Tue) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids Knife Skills    V
8/8 (Mon) – 5-7pm – Teen/Tw/Kids French Vegetarian    V
8/11 (Thu) – 5-7:30pm – Teen/Tw/Kids French Baking    VO

Full Menus and additional details coming soon!

Teens are also very welcome in all of our Kids classes, listed HERE.

Register now for these great culinary SUMMER CAMPS! 

2022 SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS/TWEENS/TEENS

6/13-16 – International Breads and Baking  (AM/PM)
6/20-23 – Techniques of French Cuisine  (AM/PM)
6/27-30 – International Street Food  (AM/PM)
7/5-6 – International Cuisines: Asian & Mexican (AM, 2-day camp)
7/5-6 – International Cuisines: Ukrainian & Filipino (PM, 2-day camp)
8/1-4 –  Noodles!  (AM/PM)
8/8-11 – 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.
Camp Cost: $265 per participant per session (4-day camps), $135 pp (2-day camps).
More Information Here.

Please email us with any questions:  Hemmachef@gmail.com

For private lessons or other questions, please email: Hemmachef@gmail.com