UPCOMING CHILDREN’S COOKING CLASSES IN MADISON WITH CHEF JOEL

CLASS LIST:

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See CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for full menus and additional information about our cooking classes for youth.  (On smartphones, please scroll down for full descriptions.)

6/24 (Mon) – 5:30-7:30 – Youth International Noodles Class   (VO)

7/29 (Mon) – 5:30-7:30 – Youth French Baking Class   (V)

8/6 (Tue) – 5:30-7:30 – Youth International Breads Class   (V)

Location:  All Hemmachef Kids/Tween classes will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church– 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715,unless noted otherwise.

To Register:  Please Email Hemmachef@gmail

CLASSES IN WAUNAKEE:

Location:  Classes will be taught at the Village Center of Waunakee, 333 S. Madison Street, Waunakee, WI 53597.

To Register:  Please See Class Listings on their website for class information and to register.

CLASSES IN STOUGHTON:

Location:  Classes will be taught at the Stoughton Area Youth Center (567 E Main St Stoughton, WI 53589)

To Register:  Please register directly through their website.

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

  • the class is vegetarian (V)
  • meat is optional; can easily be left out of menu item(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.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS  –

Register now!  Email  Hemmachef@gmail.com

6/24 (Mon) – 5:30-7:30 – Youth International Noodles Class   (VO)

Participants will learn to make different styles of noodles from around the world and will then prepare delicious savory dishes that incorporate new flavors with them, while also learning new culinary techniques.   On the menu:  Pad See Ew (Thai fried rice noodles with chicken or tofu);  Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Parmesan Cream Sauce;  Stir-Fried Vegetables with Lomi Noodles (Filipino egg noodles).  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

7/29 (Mon) – 5:30-7:30 – Youth French Baking Class   (V)

Love to bake?  In this class, participants will make, bake and take a variety of delicious sweet and savory baked goods, while learning classic French baking and pastry techniques.  They will prepare: On the menu:  Herbed Boursin Profiteroles (savory French cream puffs); Ficelles (thin French bread loaves); Chocolate and Cherry Le Petit Gateau; Sablé Bretons (French shortbread cookies).  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

8/6 (Tue) – 5:30-7:30 – Youth International Breads Class   (V)

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:  Irish Soda Crackers; Parāoa Parai (Maori frybread from New Zealand); Tapalapa (West African-style baguettes); Japanese An Pan (filled sweet rolls).  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $60.

Please email to register and/or with any questions:  Hemmachef@gmail.com

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

  • the class is vegetarian (V)
  • meat is optional; can easily be left out of menu item(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.

GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOPS

Schedule a Girl Scout badge workshops for your troop now!

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

More Information on all Girl Scout Workshops HERE

SUMMER CAMPS

Summer camps for 2024 – Dates Set!  You can find more Information HERE.

PRIVATE LESSONS

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

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift Certificates for cooking classes make great gifts!

Give the gift of a great experience for holidays, birthdays, graduations, or any occasion.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSES

Email hemmachef@gmail.com to register.

Chef Joel encourages children to develop their love of food and fellowship by taking cooking classes.  Children of all levels of ability, interest, and experience are welcome in Chef Joel’s classes.

Children’s classes are generally designed for youth ages 8-12.  However, youth from 8-16 are welcome in “kids” classes.  If you have any questions about whether classes are appropriate for your child, 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 child 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 CHILDREN –

For information on special culinary events for children, such as birthday parties, scouting events, and more, click here.

CLASSES FOR TEENS –

Chef Joel offers some classes specifically for Teens or Tweens/Teens.  These cooking classes are appropriate for youth ages 13 – 17 years old (Teen classes) or 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.

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.

LOCATION –

Children’s 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 –

  • 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 while preparing food 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.

PARENTS IN CLASS –

Parents and/or guardians are not encouraged to stay during children’s cooking classes.  Please contact Chef Joel if you are a parent who feels your child 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.