Still some spots open in some of our Summer Camps for 2024 (with New Menus!)

Register for classes and camps by emailing Hemmachef@gmail.com

See CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for full menus and additional information about our cooking classes for Parents/Grandparents/Guardians, etc and Children.

7/31 (Wed) – 5:30-7:30 – Parent-Child French Baking Class   (V)

8/4 (Sun) – 1-3 – Parent-Child Blue Ribbon Baking    (V)

8/5 (Mon) – 5:30-7:30 – Parent-Child International Breads Class   (V)

Descriptions and full menus for all classes coming soon!

Class Cost:  $95 per adult-child pair (an additional child or adult may be added for $45 – Max 2 children per adult).

Location:  All Hemmachef Parent/Adult-Child and Family classes will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church– 605 Spruce St., Madison, 53715 unless stated otherwise.

To Register:  Please email Hemmachef@gmail

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 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)


Chef Joel is teaching cooking classes at the Village Center of Waunakee, 333 S. Madison Street, Waunakee, WI 53597.

To Register:  Please register directly through their website.


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.

If you are interested in additional Parent-Child classes, please do not hesitate to email me at Hemmachef@gmail.com.

WE WELCOME SUGGESTIONS – for classes you would like to take.  Email any time.


To register email Hemmachef@gmail.com.

7/31 (Wed) – 5:30-7:30 – Parent-Child French Baking Class   (V)

Spend a fun evening learning to make delicious French baked goods with your child, grandchild, etc. and adding to your baking repertoire with delicious new recipes and classic French baking and pastry techniques.  Adult-child pairs will make and bake the following (and will get to take some home to enjoy with friends and family):  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: $95 per adult-child pair (an additional child or adult may be added for $45 – Max 2 children per adult).

8/4 (Sun) – 1-3 – Parent-Child Blue Ribbon Baking    (V)

Learn to make fabulous recipes with your child (grandchild, niece/nephew, etc.) that could win you both First Prize at the county fair!  Whether you’re baking to win or just for fun, these classic recipes will become favorites of all who get to taste them.  On the menu: Buttery Harvest Rolls; Cheddar and Chive Biscuits; Mini Cherry Pies and Southern Peach Dumplings.  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $95 per adult-child pair (an additional child or adult may be added for $45 – Max 2 children per adult).

8/5 (Mon) – 5:30-7:30 – Parent-Child International Breads Class   (V)

In this fun, hands-on bread-baking class, adult-child pairs will learn (or refresh their knowledge of) the basics of bread-making, including techniques for measuring, proofing, mixing, kneading, and baking a variety of popular and traditional yeast and quick breads from different cultures around the world.  They will make the following breads and will also get to take some home with them to share and enjoy later:  Irish Soda Crackers; Parāoa Parai (Maori frybread from New Zealand); Tapalapa (West African-style baguettes); and Japanese An Pan (filled sweet rolls).  Location: St. Mark’s.  Class Cost: $95 per adult-child pair (an additional child or adult may be added for $45 – Max 2 children per adult).

Please email to register or if you have any questions:  Hemmachef@gmail.com


Parents, Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Big Brothers/Sisters and other Adult Friends & Relatives are welcome in Parent-Child cooking classes with children ages 5 and up.  Taking a cooking class is a great way to spend time together, and you’re sure to enjoy the products of your labor!  Whether this is your child’s first culinary experience or they have prepared full meals on their own, it’s wonderful to make delicious food together (and enjoy tasting it, too!).  Youth in Parent-Child classes range from 5 year-olds to teenagers.  Adult-child (or youth) pairs work closely together to prepare the delicious items on each class menu.

Some of Chef Joel’s most popular Parent-Child classes are:  Pasta, Sushi, Ramen, Tacos, Donuts and other Baking/Sweets/Treats classes.  We also offer special occasion classes such as Mother’s Day Tea, Baking with Dad, Valentine’s Donuts, Halloween East & Treats, Holiday Treats, and more.  If you are interested in other classes or have an idea for a great Parent-Child class, please email us; we always welcome class suggestions!

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.  Parents and children of all levels of ability, interest, and experience are welcome in Chef Joel’s classes.

Class sizes are limited.  Register now!

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


Gift Certificates for Parent-Child cooking classes make great gifts!

Give the gift of a great experience together for holidays, birthdays, bar/bat mitzvah ceremonies, graduations, Grandparent’s Day, and many more occasions.


Youth culinary summer camps for 2024 – Open for Registration!  You can find more Information HERE.


For information on special culinary events for Parents & children, please email Chef Joel at Hemmachef.com.


Parent-Child 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.


There should plenty of street parking available.  There is also a small parking lot behind the building, accessible from Hickory Street.


  • 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.


All equipment, foods, and materials necessary to complete the recipes are provided by Chef Joel.


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


Participants are expected to behave with civility and respect for the Chef, the other participants, the equipment, and the food.


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.


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.


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

Questions about Chef Joel’s Parent-Child Cooking classes?

Email Hemmachef@gmail.com