Our vision is to build a movement of healthy habits. One of the ways we do that is through education. Enter the Wolf Teaching Kitchen, a state of the art kitchen equipped with Wolf appliances, nestled right into the Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center. We believe that wellness encompasses both what you do physically as well as what goes on your plate. Here we empower students and members to create delicious, healthy meals that fuel their active lifestyle.


Register for one of our Nutrition Education classes at Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center today.


“Lettuce” help you become a better cook!

Explore what the Wolf Teaching Kitchen is all about in this short video featuring one of our student instructors! Be sure to check below for all of our upcoming offerings.


A free event designed for hands-on kitchen fun. Taste and enjoy delectable bites and get cooking tips during our interactive sessions.

  • Occurs monthly
  • Includes food samples and activities

Location: Bakke Wolf Teaching Kitchen

Upcoming Dates & Times:

Classes coming soon!


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Badger Bites sessions are an excellent fit for students that are looking for brief personal development on all things food and nutrition.

You Get

  • 45 minute session
  • Sample bite-sized portions
  • Learn meal prep tips, strategies on nutrition, and specific cooking techniques!

Price: $8

Location: Bakke Wolf Teaching Kitchen

Upcoming Classes, Dates & Times:

Classes coming soon!


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Perfect for anyone wanting to try something new and build their toolbox of skills, recipes, and confidence.

  • 1-2 hours
  • You do the cooking and eating, we do the dishes

Location: Bakke Wolf Teaching Kitchen

Price: $20

Upcoming Dates & Times:

Classes coming soon!


We encourage you to cancel a class registration as soon as possible to reduce food waste and maximize the participant experience. You may cancel your registration by emailing up to 2 hours prior to class start time. Canceling after that will result in a $10 late cancel/no show fee. The $10 late cancel/no show fee also applies when classes are free. Refunds may be granted for cancelations made more than 3 days in advance of the class date. Class registration is nontransferable.


We are committed to offering inclusive and accessible programs. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in one of our programs, attend an event, or use our facilities, please contact us at (608) 262-0297 or All reasonable accommodation requests should be made at least 10 business days in advance. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.


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How do I make a reservation?

All food events must complete the Rec Well reservation request at least six weeks in advance of the desired event date. Some rentals may also need to fill out the Temporary Food Event Permit form. At a minimum, fees for renting the kitchen include an hourly room rate and at least one hourly staff rate. Due to high demand for programming, availability for kitchen rental space is extremely limited. We are currently booked for the rest of the semester, only events occurring after July 1, 2024 will be considered. 


What health and safety policies must be followed?

  • Kitchen staff have authority to make decisions about food preparation during an event if potential risk becomes apparent.
  • Participants must follow safe food practices as directed by kitchen staff.
  • Groups that violate policies of kitchen are subject to losing privilege of using the kitchen in the future