Love to Bake? Looking for something fun and delicious to do during the Holiday Break? In this baking workshop kids will make the following tasty treats—and they’ll get to take some home, too—to share (or not)! Cinnamon Streusel Muffins; Pepperoni and Mozzarella Biscuits; Buttered Potato Flatbread; White Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies; and Devil’s Food Cake with Strawberry Mousse. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $55.
Learn the basics of making this wonderful Vietnamese soup /meal in a bowl! Phở consists of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, herbs/seasonings, and meat. In this class, participants will make quick and flavorful versions of beef (phở bò), chicken (phở gà) and vegetable (phở chay) plus learn the recipe for the classic long-simmered broth. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.
Adult-child pairs will learn the basics of making this wonderful Vietnamese soup /meal in a bowl! Phở consists of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, herbs/seasonings, and meat. In this class, participants will make quick and flavorful versions of beef (phở bò), chicken (phở gà) and vegetable (phở chay) plus learn the recipe for the classic long-simmered broth. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $75 per parent-child pair (each additional child is $35).
Learn how to make great fun food to eat with your hands! Pocket pies were the original “bag lunches,” without the bag! – a whole meal you could put in your pocket and take out and eat when you were hungry. Kids will help to prepare then enjoy the following variety of sweet and savory pies: Jamaican Chicken and Vegetable Pocket Pies; Australian Beef and Caramelized Onion Pies; Ham and Cheese Fidget Pies; Salted Caramel Apple Pocket Pies. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.
Fun class for parents and kids who love to bake together. This class will add to your baking repertoire with delicious new recipes and techniques for sweet and savory dishes. Participants will make and bake the following (and will get to take some home to enjoy with friends and family): On the menu: Chef Joel’s Favorite Tart Dough; Tomato and Bacon Turnovers; Phyllo Cheese Packets; Mini-Baked Corn Dogs; and Apple Wellingtons. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $75 per parent-child pair (each additional child is $35).
Wontons, Pot-stickers and spring rolls are all fun to make and delicious to eat! In this class, participants will make and eat the following scrumptious internationally-inspired treats: Japanese-Style Gyoza with Pork and Cabbage; Steamed Chicken and Mushroom Sui Mei; Happy Wontons with Pleasurable Sauce; Shrimp and Vegetable Spring Rolls; and Sweet Chili Sauce. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $50.
Tired of watching (and listening to) poor eating habits? Tired of trying to correct your kids’ dining behavior unsuccessfully? Sign up now for this highly popular and effective etiquette course and let Chef Joel teach them the how’s and why’s of good etiquette. Kids will help to prepare a four-course meal, while discussing the concepts and rules of manners and etiquette. Then they will learn how to properly serve food, and will get to sit and enjoy the rewards of their labors while their dining etiquette is critiqued by Chef Joel in a fun and productive manner. Recipes and handouts will be presented at the end of class. On the Menu: Minestrone with Herbed Garlic Flatbread; Fresh Green Salad with Classic Vinaigrette; Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Noodles; Scandinavian Sugar Cookie and Fruit Napoleons. Topics: Common Courtesy; Manners and Etiquette 101 and 102; Guest and Host. Course Cost: $60.
Take this very popular and informative class to learn and practice the techniques that help take the chore out of cooking. Techniques include: boning a chicken, dicing onions, carrots and other vegetables, pasting garlic, plus peeling and cutting fruit and chiffonade of leafy herbs and greens. Knife selection, sharpening and care will also be covered. Bring your own knives or use ours. A light meal will be served at the end of class. Location: St. Mark’s. Class Cost: $65.
Chef Joel teaches cooking classes in Madison and is also available to teach throughout Wisconsin (and beyond). Chef Joel also 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: