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.



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:

Gimme a Break, a Snack Break!
Wednesday, May 1 @ 5-6:30pm

Fuel your brain and give yourself a break, because you deserve it. Bring a friend or two and play foodie games while enjoying some of our favorite recipes from this year – oatmeal blueberry mini muffins, fruit skewers with chocolate fondue, and french onion dip and chips.


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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:

Food Photography + Smoothie Bowls (Special 90 MIN. Class) 
Thursday, April 18 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm

Join us to learn how to style your food to get the best shot for your next social media post! We will have marketing and communications staff lead the way as we work through perfecting pics of a colorful smoothie bowli. Yes, you get to eat the smoothie bowl! This class will be 90 minutes.




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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

Meal Prep Recipes
Friday, April 19 @ 6-8pm

It’s that time of the year when busy students are looking for time-saving recipes to get them through the week! Come to this class to learn and eat two recipes that you can quickly meal prep at home to enjoy for the week. We will be working in groups to prepare a Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage Dinner and Meal Prep Noodle Soup Jars.

Bread Baking
Wednesday, April 24 @ 6-8pm

Have you been wanting to improve your baking skills? Then this is the class for you! Join our Teaching Kitchen Instructors as we bake Focaccia and Lemon Blueberry Bread.



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