December 2013

Tue
03
Whole Kids Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Whole Kids Storytime
Tuesday, December 3rd
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free

Need something to do with the little ones while big brother/sister are at school? Come hang out with us for Storytime in our play area. Kids can enjoy a story, activity & a snack, and the grown-ups can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee.

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
06
Friday Night Flights
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove Liquor Store
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, December 6th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove Liquor Store

Our Friday Night tasting series continues for the holiday season. Each Friday in our liquor store, we'll feature a themed tasting along with a tutorial from one of our knowledgable team members, designed to help you learn more about our fabulous selection of wines & beers.  Attend 3 or more events and receive a free gift!

Sat
07
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop
Saturday, December 7th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, $19.99 (register at Customer Service)

Join us for a Gingerbread House Decorating workshop! We'll provide the house, frosting, and decorations, plus the expertise of our bakery supervisor, Kate, to guide you in creating your own masterpiece. Space is limited, registration is required by noon on 12/6. Cost is $19.99 per house decorated.

Sat
07
Holiday DIY with Etsy
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Holiday DIY with Etsy
Saturday, December 7th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

We've partnered with the creative minds at Etsy to give you fabulous ideas for festive and easy holiday flair. Join us for a crafting event in the store, featuring DIY décor, holiday treats and easy entertaining ideas. Plus, make a $5 donation to the Emergency Foodshelf Network and create a custom hand dipped wooden spoon – makes a great stocking stuffer or gift topper for the cooking enthusiast in your life.

Wed
11
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Vitamix Roadshow
Wednesday, December 11th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

If you've never seen a Vitamix in action, you owe it to yourself to check it out during our 5 day sales event. This powerful machine is much more than a blender, making dips, sauces, soups, smoothies and more in just seconds.

Thu
12
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Vitamix Roadshow
Thursday, December 12th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

If you've never seen a Vitamix in action, you owe it to yourself to check it out during our 5 day sales event. This powerful machine is much more than a blender, making dips, sauces, soups, smoothies and more in just seconds.

Fri
13
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Vitamix Roadshow
Friday, December 13th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

If you've never seen a Vitamix in action, you owe it to yourself to check it out during our 5 day sales event. This powerful machine is much more than a blender, making dips, sauces, soups, smoothies and more in just seconds.

Fri
13
Friday Night Flights
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove Liquor Store
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, December 13th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove Liquor Store

Our Friday Night tasting series continues for the holiday season. Each Friday in our liquor store, we'll feature a themed tasting along with a tutorial from one of our knowledgable team members, designed to help you learn more about our fabulous selection of wines & beers.  Attend 3 or more events and receive a free gift!

Sat
14
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Vitamix Roadshow
Saturday, December 14th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

If you've never seen a Vitamix in action, you owe it to yourself to check it out during our 5 day sales event. This powerful machine is much more than a blender, making dips, sauces, soups, smoothies and more in just seconds.

Sat
14
A Taste of the Season
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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A Taste of the Season
Saturday, December 14th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free

Let us help make your holiday season delicious and stress free. We can help with roasts, side dishes, desserts, or even your whole meal. Stop by during our Holiday Tasting and sample some of the fabulous options available from every department.

Sat
14
Crab Cracking
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Crab Cracking
Saturday, December 14th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

It's time to celebrate Dungeness Crab season! Stop by the cracking table in our Seafood department for this one-day-only event. We will crack, clean and wrap our fully cooked (never frozen), United States wild-caught crab just for you. (available while supplies last) $9.99/lb (reg $14.99)

Sun
15
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Vitamix Roadshow
Sunday, December 15th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

If you've never seen a Vitamix in action, you owe it to yourself to check it out during our 5 day sales event. This powerful machine is much more than a blender, making dips, sauces, soups, smoothies and more in just seconds.

Thu
19
Community Support Day - District 279 Foundation
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Community Support Day - District 279 Foundation
Thursday, December 19th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

Shop for a cause during our Community Support Day for the District 279 Foundation.  We’ll donate 5% of our sales on this date to our partner charity that provides classroom grants for special learning projects throughout the district.

Fri
20
Friday Night Flights
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove Liquor Store
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, December 20th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove Liquor Store

Our Friday Night tasting series continues for the holiday season. Each Friday in our liquor store, we'll feature a themed tasting along with a tutorial from one of our knowledgable team members, designed to help you learn more about our fabulous selection of wines & beers.  Attend 3 or more events and receive a free gift!

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
27
Friday Night Flights
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove Liquor Store
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, December 27th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove Liquor Store

Our Friday Night tasting series continues for the holiday season. Each Friday in our liquor store, we'll feature a themed tasting along with a tutorial from one of our knowledgable team members, designed to help you learn more about our fabulous selection of wines & beers.  Attend 3 or more events and receive a free gift!

Events At Nearby Stores

Perk Your Palette: Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Sweet
Thursday, March 5th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Learning how to develop the proper balance of flavors can make all the difference in your cooking. In this class you will learn how to season like a professional chef, allowing the best flavors really shine. The right ratio of sweet to sour and bitter to salty can really make your food pop, and different foods need different approaches to seasoning and flavoring. We will also learn about the fifth phantom flavor “umami”. It’s not just salt that makes the difference, knowing how to use vinegar and acid can also help you to achieve the balance in your cooking that you’re looking for. We will discuss different approaches to seasoning and learn how to, when to, and how much to use and you will be seasoning like a pro in no time. This class can be gluten free upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Butter Lettuce and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Reduction and Grilled Onions

·         King Salmon Filet, Pan Seared with Lemon and Caper Mustard Glaze

·         Roasted Sweet Potato Coins with Marshmallow Crème and Curry Powder

·         Wilted Spinach with Garlic and White Wine

·         Peanut Butter Crème Brûlée with Caramelized Bananas

 
Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Spotlight on Technique: The Secrets of Saucemaking
Friday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Making great sauces has always been one of the marks of a great cook. The techniques used to build the major sauces of any culture are often the fundamentals of the cuisine itself, allowing you to understand the science behind cooking through learning how to emulsify sauce, build flavors and work with delicate ingredients. Join us to delve into the chemistry and history of sauces. Learn the heat control, proper pan selection and tried and true kitchen techniques that can deliver great sauce, every time. Learn the tricks to properly reheat, hold warm sauces for service and cool them quickly, how to select the right sauce for the right dish, and how to alter basic sauce recipes for endless variations on the classics. Additional lessons will include how to properly sear proteins, season a cast iron pan, how to use indirect heat while working with eggs and how to build a delicious fresh lasagna. This class has hands on opportunities as desired and vegetarian options available upon request. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Roasted Seasonal Vegetables with Garlic Aioli

  • Seasonal Salad with Apple Walnut Vinaigrette

  • Fresh Lasagna with Light Tomato Marinara and Herbed Bechamel

  • Seared Ribeyes or Portobello Mushrooms with Red Wine Jus

  • Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise with Seasonal Fruit

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

The Whole Kids Club Presents...Wonderful Waffles
Saturday, March 7th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $5 for Whole Kids Club Members, $8 for non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Waffles- they’re not just for breakfast anymore. You can use a waffle iron to make lots and lots of yummy things. In this class, we’ll waffl-ify grilled cheese, zucchini hashbrowns and even brownies! You’ll never look at a waffle iron the same way again. This class is hands on and is great for vegetarian kids. Classes are suitable for kids 5-12, and are drop off classes- kids only please! Pre-registration is required.

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!