By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 03, 2022 at 1:02 PM

For the first time ever, the Milwaukee Public Market will be collaborating with Chef Adam Pawlak of Egg & Flour to launch a new cooking class series.

Chef Pawlak’s classes will feature a combination of pasta making, fine dining, and even dishes and tips from Pawlak’s experience as a contestant on the reality show, “Hell’s Kitchen.”

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity,” notes Pawlak. “I love getting to work with people and share my love of food and cooking with all levels of culinary experience. These classes offer great opportunities for people to learn more about many aspects of food and how to create great, unique dining experiences at home.”

Class schedule

March 24 at 5:30 p.m.: Handcut pasta
March 29 at 5:30 p.m.: Best of “Hell’s Kitchen”: Beef Wellington
April 19 at 5:30 p.m.: Vegetarian staples
April 27 at 5:30 p.m.: Best of “Hell’s Kitchen”: Starters
May 17 at 5:30 p.m.: Where’s the beef?
May 26 at 5:30 p.m.: Best of “Hell’s Kitchen”: Pawlak’s four-star signature dish 

“Adam has become a local culinary icon who has helped elevate Milwaukee into the national spotlight for our respected food scene,” said Paul Schwartz, executive director of the Milwaukee Public Market and Business Improvement District #2.

“We’re thrilled to offer an opportunity to showcase Adam’s talents and open a window into his experiences, insights and love for the local food movement."

Reserve your spot

Each class is $45 per person and will take place in the Public Market’s second level “Madame Kuony’s Kitchen” from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Each class will be followed by a Q&A session during which attendees can ask Pawlak more detailed questions. All classes include free parking in the Market lot, printed recipes and tastings of the dishes created.

Reservations for classes can be made online. Early registration is strongly encouraged, as the intimate classes are expected to sell out quickly.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.