UPCOMING ADULT COOKING CLASSES IN MADISON WITH CHEF JOEL

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES:

NOTE:  Dates for Youth Culinary Summer Camps for 2024 just announced!

HEMMACHEF CLASSES (at St. Mark’s) –

2/27 (Tue) – 6:30-8:30pm – Adult Knife Skills    (VO)   NEW!

2/29 (Thu) – 6-8:30 – Adult Hoppy Leap Day!

3/21 (Thu) – 6-8:30 – Adult Sauces Workshop   (VO)

4/15 (Mon) – 6:30-9 – Adult Pasta from Scratch   (V)

4/26 (Fri) – 5:30-8 – Adult Spring Baking   (V)

4/29 (Mon) – 6:30-9 – Adult Sushi   (VO)

5/4 (Sat) – 5:30-8 – Adult Vegetarian Moroccan   (V)

5/13 (Mon) – 6:30-9 – Adult Vegetarian Greek   (VO)

5/19 (Sun) – 3-5 – Adult Ramen   (VO)

Full menus and descriptions for all classes coming soon.

Location:  All Hemmachef adult classes will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.

FOR VEGETARIANS:  Classes been designated according to their appropriateness for vegetarians:

  • the class is vegetarian  (V)
  • meat is optional; can easily be left out of menu items(s)  (VO)
  • a vegetarian option can be substituted for the meat in recipe(s)  (VS)

NOTE:  Class dates/times and menus may be subject to change.  Registered participants will be notified ahead of time if any changes do occur.

CLASSES AT OTHER VENUES –

Chef Joel offers classes for adults at several different locations in Madison besides his Hemmachef classes at St Mark’s Lutheran Church.  These include: vomVASS’s DelecTable, Orange Tree Imports, and the Village Center of Waunakee.  Please register for classes at these other venues directly though their websites.

At Orange Tree Imports Cooking School:

Please check their website to register.

At vomFASS’s DelecTable:

Please check their website to register.

At the Village Center of Waunakee:

Please register through their website.

Adult classes are designed for individuals 18 years old and up.  (For classes where alcohol is served, participants may be required to be 21+.  Please see registration requirements for each venue.)  However, mature older teens may be welcome in Hemmachef adult classes.  If you have questions about registering for a specific class, please contact Chef Joel at Hemmachef@gmail.com.

Class Descriptions for many adult classes may be found on the websites for class venues–please click on the links for full menus and other information. 

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

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS  – UPCOMING HEMMACHEF ADULT CLASSES:

HEMMACHEF CLASSES (at St. Mark’s) – Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

2/27 (Tue) – 6:30-8:30pm – Adult Knife Skills    (VO)    NEW!

Take this very popular and informative class to learn and practice safe knife skills/ techniques that help take the chore out of cooking.  Techniques include: boning a chicken; trimming meat; dicing onions, carrots and other vegetables; pasting garlic; and peeling and cutting fruit and making chiffonades 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.  Class Cost: $70.

2/29 (Thu) – 6-8:30 – Adult Hoppy Leap Day!

Join Chef Joel for this fun class exploring culinary Leap Year traditions from around the world and foods that will put some hop into your step! (Because Leap Years come every 4 years, the number 4 is also significant.)  On the menu:  Grenouille a la Provençale (sautéed frogs legs with garlic butter); Deep South Hoppin’ John with Bacon, Onion and Peppers; “Toad in the Hole” (classic British dish featuring delicious local sausage gently browned then baked in a puffy, golden Yorkshire pudding with onion gravy on the side); Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese (soon to become a Wisconsin classic with just a touch of a great local hoppy IPA); and the favorite dessert of rabbits everywhere: Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $80.

3/21 (Thu) – 6-8:30 – Adult Sauces Workshop   (VO)

Perfect sauces and homemade stocks will elevate a meal from ordinary to outstanding.  In this class, participants will learn the basics of many types of sauces, including a variety of cold sauces and salad dressings.  We’ll cover Chicken Stock, Vegetable Stock, Reduction Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Hollandaise and other butter-based sauces, Roux-based sauces (and other thickening agents), Pan Sauces, and more!  A light meal of chicken, vegetables and rice will be served to enjoy with the sauces.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $80.

Full menus and descriptions for all classes coming soon.

4/15 (Mon) – 6:30-9 – Adult Pasta from Scratch   (V)

4/26 (Fri) – 5:30-8 – Adult Spring Baking   (V)

4/29 (Mon) – 6:30-9 – Adult Sushi   (VO)

5/4 (Sat) – 5:30-8 – Adult Vegetarian Moroccan   (V)

5/13 (Mon) – 6:30-9 – Adult Vegetarian Greek   (VO)

5/19 (Sun) – 3-5 – Adult Ramen   (VO)

Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

FOR VEGETARIANS:  Classes been designated according to their appropriateness for vegetarians:

  • the class is vegetarian  (V)
  • meat is optional; can easily be left out of menu items(s)  (VO)
  • a vegetarian option can be substituted for the meat in recipe(s)  (VS)

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES AT OTHER VENUES:

At Orange Tree Imports Cooking School:

Please check their website to register.

At vomFASS’s DelecTable:

Please check their website to register.

At the Village Center of Waunakee:

Please register directly through their website.

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

MORE INFORMATION about ADULT COOKING CLASSES with CHEF JOEL

Chef Joel helps Good Cooks become Great!

Cooking classes are a great way to enhance your culinary skills, add great new recipes to your repertoire, and try new ingredients that you may not be familiar with — all in a fun, social, encouraging environment.  Whether you are a beginner who needs to learn how to make more than cereal for dinner or an experienced cook who wants to learn some new skills, ingredients or cuisines, Chef Joel has great culinary classes for you.

Chef Joel loves to inspire people to cook more, especially with great local Wisconsin ingredients.  He is a proud Wisconsin native and enjoys incorporating local meats, cheeses and beverages (and more) in his recipes.  He has worked in almost every professional cheffing venue but most enjoys sharing his love of food and cooking through teaching culinary skills.  He approaches teaching as entertainment and uses his sense of humor and passion for cooking to inspire and actively involve all of his students.  He is skilled at working with individuals of all levels of ability, interest, and experience — in both large and small groups.  He feels strongly that all individuals can successfully participate in culinary classes and works hard with all participants to ensure that they fully participate in each class.  If you (or anyone in your party) have 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

PRIVATE CULINARY EVENTS –

For information on private special culinary events for any occasion, contact Chef Joel at hemmachef@gmail.com.

VENUES / LOCATIONS –

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.

vomFASS’s DelecTable3248 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705
Class List Here

Orange Tree Imports1721 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711
Class List Here

Village Center of Waunakee, 333 S. Madison Street, Waunakee, WI 53597
See Class Listings on their website.

State Line Distillery1413 Northern Ct, Madison, WI 53703
State Line Website

University of Wisconsin’s Wheelhouse Studios
Class Location: Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706
Class List Here

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715.
Class at St. Mark’s 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 cooking classes.  There should plenty of street parking available.  There is also a small parking lot behind the building, accessible from Hickory Street.

DRESS CODE –

  • Long Hair should be pulled back or put in a ponytail.
  • Participants must wear close-toed shoes.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear a facial mask for food safety and disease prevention.
  • 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.

PHOTOGRAPHS –

Chef Joel or other Hemmachef representatives may take photographs during class for use in marketing and promotional materials.  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 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 –

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