April 2017

Sat
01
The Whole Kids Club Presents…April Food Fools!- SOLD OUT!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents…April Food Fools!- SOLD OUT!
Saturday, April 1st
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $8 for Whole Kids Club Members, $10 for non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. What if you went to bite into a cupcake...and it was MEATLOAF? What if your sushi had surprises inside? Sometimes it’s good to be a little silly with your food, and today we’re going to have some fun with April Fools foods- foods that look like one thing but are completely another. It’s art, it’s a giggle, and it’s going to taste good when you whip up cupcakes for dinner with a side of bugs, pie snacks, a fruity fake-out dessert and more! Pre-registration is required. This class can be vegetarian upon request (please specify when registering) and is a drop-off class- kids only, please! Pre-registration is required.

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 six 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!

 

Mon
03
Quick Weeknight Meals- ONE OPEN SPOT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Quick Weeknight Meals- ONE OPEN SPOT!
Monday, April 3rd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Many of us want to dine out less and cook more at home but with such busy schedules it seems like there’s no time to cook! After a long day at work the last thing any of us want to do is get back to work in the kitchen and take-out or delivery is soon to follow. Fear not, Chef Jeremy will show you some quick and easy ways to cook savory and delicious meals at home without a lot of effort, time or commitment. Gourmet, inexpensive and fast, these meals would fit right in at any four-star restaurant but we won’t hold it against you if you eat them on the couch. This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Simple Greens Salad, lets choose what vinaigrette to make
  • Pan-Seared Chicken with Lemon and Thyme Pan Gravy
  • Honey Glazed Carrots with Lavender and Sea Salt
  • Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and White Wine
  • A Selection of Desserts

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 six 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!

 

Wed
05
Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam- SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, April 5th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Bright with herbs, redolent with chilies, deep with umami and exciting to enjoy, Vietnamese cuisine is a big part of the Minnesotan culinary landscape. Whether you grew up with spring rolls and bubble tea or are still waiting to discover the pleasures of a great bahn mi, a homemade Vietnamese repast can help highlight the best of summer or chase away the worst of winter. Using ingredients available right here at Whole Foods Market, we’ll cook our way through a big meal of Vietnamese classics, discuss the governing principles of Vietnamese culinary life and explore the items that you can stock in your pantry to give everything from rice to dessert a wonderful Vietnamese flavor. Learn the ins and outs of working with sticky rice, rice paper and rice noodles, building a quick, flavorful broth, how to make quick pickles and how to make the classic Vietnamese condiment, nuoc cham. This class is dairy free and has gluten-free options upon request (please specify when registering) and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Nuoc Cham
  • Quick Chicken Pho with Star Anise
  • Rice Noodle Salad with Grilled Vietnamese Meatballs
  • Caramelized Tofu Bahn Mi with Quick Pickles
  • Sticky Rice Pudding with Mango and Coconut

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 six 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!

 

Fri
07
Seafood Smorgasbord- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Seafood Smorgasbord- SOLD OUT!
Friday, April 7th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $35 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Some of the tastiest morsels of food come from the ocean, and in the pursuit of deliciousness, can also be some of the trickiest and most intimidating to prepare. We’re headed straight to our famous seafood department to get a sampling of fresh fish and shellfish. Then, we’ll head back to the classroom to show you the best ways to prepare some of our favorite fish and seafood. Together we will learn everything from how to crack an oyster, to making sure those stubborn scallops don’t stick to the pan while tasting everything along the way! By learning these techniques, you’re really learning whole cooking methods rather than recipes, and this can help you cook any great seafood you might come across. Demonstrating tricks and tips that will have you preparing everything under the sea with confidence, Chef Jeremy will have you comfortable approaching the seafood counter in no time. This menu will feature many items available seasonally but is subject to change without notice depending on availability. This class is gluten free and pescatarian, with hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required.  On the menu:

  • Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette Sauce
  • Pan Roasted Salmon with Lemon and Fresh Dill
  • Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Garlic Butter
  • Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
  • Quick Steamed Mussels with Garlic and White Wine Sauce
  • Yellowtail Tuna Tartare with Jalapeno, Soy and Sweet Potato Chips

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 six 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!

 

Sat
08
Date Night: Italy- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Italy- SOLD OUT!
Saturday, April 8th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The foods of Italy have been a culinary staple in American culture for decades, and tonight, we’ll explore modernized versions of Italian foods based off the old favorites. The cuisine of Italy embraces a farm to table philosophy that reflects what we are trying to achieve with the local dining trend in this country right now, but they have been practicing eating this way in Italy for years! If you’ve ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and instead doing something just as impactful, but more appealing to the senses, look no further. This class is chock full of cooking tips, demos and of course, mouthwatering food. Chef Jeremy will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening during which you can enjoy your company as well as a fantastic four-course meal without having to stress about the cooking. This class has gluten-free and pescatarian options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Italian Soda with Sour Cherry Syrup and Lemon
  • Warm Endive Salad with Candied Pecans and Fontina Cheese, Maple Vinaigrette
  • Fresh Linguine with Crab, Lemon, Capers and Dill, Oyster Mushroom Broth
  • Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Escarole, Cherry Tomatoes and Tuscan Potatoes
  • Cannoli with Creamy Chocolate Filling

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 six 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!

 

Mon
10
Anti-Inflammatory Cooking- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Anti-Inflammatory Cooking- SOLD OUT!
Monday, April 10th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. You are what you eat! We can live better, stronger lives by learning more about what fuels us: our food. Limiting certain ingredients in your diet can be a great way to reduce and control inflammation. Why examine our diet? Many food items contain ingredients that may have a cumulatively toxic effect on your body and may hurt your digestive and overall health.  We will uncover the most common offenders, discuss proper supplementation, and discuss how to do a self-analysis to determine if or how the way you eat currently is affecting you and how. This class is gluten free and can be vegetarian or vegan upon request, with hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Spiced Apple Quinoa Porridge
  • Strawberry & Pineapple Smoothie
  • Salad of Kale and Carrots with Adzuki Beans
  • Sweet & Sour Pineapple with Shredded Chicken and Rice
  • Whole Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables
  • Old Fashioned Chicken Broth From Scratch

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 six 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!

 

Tue
11
Healthy Delicious- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Healthy Delicious- SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, April 11th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Why does there have to be a divide between healthy and delicious. Chef Jeremy will show you how to prep and execute a meal that has equal parts of both. No longer should you feel that eating healthy has to involve removing your favorite ingredients or only having tiny portions. In this class we will indulge in heart healthy offerings and learn what makes us fear our food. What we can have and what we can’t will all be demystifies as we prepare a meal together that will satisfy the soul while preserving the spirit for a long life of fulfillment and prosperity. Let’s eat together as we learn about what foods we should take in moderation and what we can splurge on while we learn about the science and research that tells us what, why and how to eat the things we love! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Salad of Grilled Vegetables with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Caramelized Onion Flatbread with Herbed Goat Cheese and Arugula
  • Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Thyme Reduction
  • Sides: Oven Roasted Beets & Braised Kale with Shitake Mushrooms
  • Coconut Sorbet with Mint and Raspberries

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 six 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!

 

Thu
13
Sensational Seafood- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Sensational Seafood- SOLD OUT!
Thursday, April 13th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $35 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If cooking seafood makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Though it is actually one of the easiest and most delicious things a home cook can prepare, there are some tricks to learn and knowledge to undertake before you can effortlessly turn out perfect seafood at home, and this class aims to give you exactly that. If you haven’t had our seafood before, you’re in for a real treat- it is fresh, sustainable and absolutely delicious, with no antibiotics, growth hormones or preservatives. Whether you’ve never seared a filet salmon in your life or simply need to add more recipes to your collection, this class will go through several of the major seafood cooking methods, show you how to select the right pans and cooking gear for cooking seafood, how to season it to perfection and how to tell when it’s perfectly done. This class has gluten-free options upon request (please specify upon registration) and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Hawaiian Style Salmon Poke Cups
  • Cioppino (Italian Seafood Stew)   
  • Classic British Fish and Chips 
  • Broiled Fish with Chilies and Lime   
  • Pan Seared Sesame Crusted Scallops    
  • One surprise dish- determined day of by what is best available

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 six 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!

 

Fri
14
Rock and Roll Sushi- SOLD OUT!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Rock and Roll Sushi- SOLD OUT!
Friday, April 14th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $35 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Sushi has a rich, deep history. The concept is hundreds of years old, taking advantage of natural resources from its home region of Japan and providing a fix for those who wanted to preserve their supper without refrigeration. To Americans, however, sushi is a new, mysterious thing- becoming popular on the West Coast in the early 1950s, and going from the shores of the Pacific to the shores of the Great Lakes as few as thirty years ago. With any new cuisine comes mystery, and we’re here to delve into the mysteries of sushi- its terminology, the differences between Japanese and American style sushi, how to make great sushi rice, select and prepare ingredients for sushi, and how to form maki, or rolls, in the comfort of your very own home. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn the maki method, then dive in and choose their own fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood to create three maki rolls. After enjoying your delicious homemade sushi, you go home with the bonus of your very own sushi mat for future rolling ventures. This class is hands on, gluten free and has options for vegetarian and vegan customers (please specify when registering). Come hungry! Pre-registration is required.

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 six 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!

 

Sat
15
The Whole Kids Club Presents…Roll Your Own Sushi! (Please note later than usual time)- SOLD OUT!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents…Roll Your Own Sushi! (Please note later than usual time)- SOLD OUT!
Saturday, April 15th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $8 for Whole Kids Club Members, $10 for non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. With a little rice, a little rolling and a few of your favorite ingredients, you can make your very own maki or sushi rolls at home! Sushi rolls are a great hands-on cooking experiment for kids, and Chef Ani will teach you all about rice, seaweed, fish and more in this fun class full of hands-on cooking time. If you’re not a big fan of raw fish, don’t worry- you can make some sushi with cooked fish or no fish at all. You’ll snack on sesame edamame, make your own maki rolls and even enjoy the strange but delicious dessert sushi. This class can be gluten free and vegetarian upon request (please specify when registering) and is a drop-off class- kids only please! Pre-registration is required.

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 six 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!

 

Tue
18
Beginning Knife Skills and Cooking Techniques- ONE OPEN SPOT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Beginning Knife Skills and Cooking Techniques- ONE OPEN SPOT!
Tuesday, April 18th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this Thailand Edition of our popular series of Knife Skills classes, we will concentrate on building a foundation of kitchen skills. By learning (or re-learning) the basics of knife usage and knife skills, we will help you develop the techniques that you can use to continue building your skill set well into the future. We will be using fresh, seasonal ingredients as we work, establishing or expanding on your knowledge base to make you more comfortable in the kitchen cooking from scratch. Chef Jeremy will demonstrate fundamental cutting techniques, then assist you as we perform those techniques together. The knowledge and skills learned in this class will provide you a solid foundation that you will use in the kitchen for the rest of your life, allowing you to quickly and easily cook meals from scratch at home without a lot of fuss, and making sure you can make maximum use of your grocery investments. This class is gluten free and has great vegetarian and vegan options available upon request (please specify when registering). Please note that this class is very hands-on and you can expect to both cut and cook foods during class under supervision of the chef. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Roll Your Own Fresh Spring Rolls with Herbs, Bell Peppers and Shrimp
  • Salad of Baby Greens and Fresh Tomatoes with a Homemade Vinaigrette
  • Thai Green Coconut Curry with Sea Scallops Seasonal Vegetables
  • Aromatic Jasmine Rice with Cilantro, Lime and Green Peas         

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 six 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!

 

Wed
19
Taste Bud Travels: Give Thai a Try- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Give Thai a Try- SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, April 19th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Thai cuisine is like nothing else on Earth. Complex, aromatic, well balanced and endlessly flavorful, Thai dishes are many culinary adventurers’ favorite destination. The flavors in Thai cuisine may be complex, but the ingredients needed to recreate those flavors and aromas, sights and sounds at home are simple and easily obtained here at Whole Foods Market. Join us to investigate the Thai pantry, learn how to balance sweet, salty, spicy, bitter and sour flavors to create flavorful soups, salads, main dishes and desserts, and how to create the common Thai condiment of fish sauce, garlic and lime known as phrik nam pla. Additional lessons will include how to infuse broths with aromatics, how to stir-fry and how to work with rice noodles and sticky rice. Class has hands on opportunities as desired and is suitable for gluten free customers. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Thai Style Spring Rolls with Tamarind Dipping Sauce
  • Green Mango Salad
  • Tom Kha Gai (Aromatic Coconut Soup with Chicken)
  • Larb (Stir Fried Meat with Rice Powder and Fresh Herbs)
  • Shrimp Pad Thai
  • Thai Sticky Rice with Mango

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 six 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!

 

Thu
20
Takeout Fakeout- FIVE OPEN SPOTS!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Takeout Fakeout- FIVE OPEN SPOTS!
Thursday, April 20th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Whether you’re trying to slim yourself down or fatten your wallet, the siren song of takeout can be a formidable foe. It’s so convenient, yet often expensive and quite unhealthy. Save yourself some calories, waiting and money by learning to make some of the most popular take out dishes at home. In this class, we’ll learn the basic methods restaurants use to turn out the delicious stir fries, pizzas and curries that you’ve been ordering and adapt them for the home kitchen, and discuss the tips and tricks the market can offer to save time and money. Next time a craving strikes- you’ll be ready. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Shrimp Pad Thai
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Chinese Pork and Scallion Potstickers
  • Tacos de Pescado
  • Thin and Crispy Supreme Pizza      

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 six 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!

 

Fri
21
Mad About Mushrooms- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Mad About Mushrooms- SOLD OUT!
Friday, April 21st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef AmyLeo from Vegan Affairs. Mushrooms can be a great ingredient for plant-based eaters and omnivores alike. There are many varieties of both wild and cultivated mushrooms to choose from, and mushrooms are naturally high in protein, vitamins and minerals while being low in calories. Mushrooms offer a great canvass for creative cooking and can be used to add heartiness and “umami” or savory flavor to a wide variety of dishes. In this class, you’ll use mushrooms of all sorts to create satisfying, savory dishes that take full advantage of the flavor and texture of the mighty mushroom. This class is vegan and can have gluten free options upon request (please specify when registering) and has hands-on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Portabella Pizza
  • Mushroom Miso Soup
  • Mushroom and Wild Rice Salad

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 six 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!

 

Mon
24
Artisan Tacos and Salsas- TWO OPEN SPOTS!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Artisan Tacos and Salsas- TWO OPEN SPOTS!
Monday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Salsa has long ago surpassed ketchup as America’s most popular condiment. Our love for tacos are the major reason for this and creative chefs have taken the traditional taco and let it travel around the world, creating delicious fusion tacos. We will start by making and canning some fresh salsa (and you’ll be taking a jar home!) and then preparing three different delicious types of tacos. Learn the recipes that helped this humble street food become a culinary powerhouse in our increasingly popular tacos and salsa class. This class can be gluten free upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Mixed Seafood Tacos with Herb Salad, Avocado and Sour Cream
  • Cuban Style Carnitas Cooked in Lime Mojo
  • Spicy Pork Al Pastor with Pineapple Salsa and Lime
  • Homemade Salsa Verde Cooking and Canning Demonstration

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 six 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!

 

Tue
25
Kitchen Science: Sous Vide and Other Methods- FOUR OPEN SPOTS!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Kitchen Science: Sous Vide and Other Methods- FOUR OPEN SPOTS!
Tuesday, April 25th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Cooking Sous Vide is the newest culinary trend, but it’s not actually not so new – it was developed in the 1970s as a way to heat airline food, but this style of cooking has evolved way beyond that! Featured in some of the trendiest restaurants and a mainstay on every season of Top chef, this may seem more a science experiment than a way to cook, but it’s much simpler than it seems. Chef Jeremy will walk you through the basics and show you how to do it on a bare-bones budget, less than fifteen dollars of equipment can have you doing it at home quite successfully in no time. Let exotic food science become a reality in this exciting and delicious new class offering from Chef Jeremy. This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • “Grilled” Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Sous Vide New York Strip Steak with Parsley Butter
  • Perfect Mashed Potatoes, with Country Style Gravy
  • Asparagus Tips with Lemon, Garlic and Shallots
  • Fresh Strawberry Consommé with Vanilla Cheesecake

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 six 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!

 

Wed
26
Cooking and Baking with Yogurt- FIVE OPEN SPOTS!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cooking and Baking with Yogurt- FIVE OPEN SPOTS!
Wednesday, April 26th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Yogurt is an amazing ingredient that is often overlooked. While many Americans are happy to eat it with fruit-on-the-bottom, traditional and Greek yogurt is used worldwide to tenderize protein, to carry the flavor of spices and herbs, to stabilize and thicken soups and to enrichen every baked good from flatbreads to tart dough. In this class, we’ll explore the history and global love of yogurt, the different varieties of yogurt that are great for savory cooking and how to infuse it into a six course menu. This class has vegetarian options upon request (please specify upon registration) and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Spiced Mango Lassi (Yogurt Drink)
  • Yogurt Flatbreads with Creamy Yogurt Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Ramp and Asparagus Soup with Yogurt
  • Seasonal Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
  • Moroccan Spiced Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken
  • Yogurt Tart Dough with Greek Yogurt Cream and Maple Roasted Pears

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 six 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!

 

 

Thu
27
Around the World in Five Dumplings- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Around the World in Five Dumplings- SOLD OUT!
Thursday, April 27th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. With just a little flour, water and guidance, you can make delicious dumplings from all over the world- in your very own kitchen! Though they might not be called such, many countries around the world have their own spin on dumplings, including stuffed pastas or wrappers, potato dumplings, steamed bread or boiled batters. Dumplings are endlessly satisfying and easy to make at home, and a great way to take a culinary voyage without going further than maybe the pantry. In this class, we’ll make dumplings from Italy, Mexico, Japan, China and Germany to examine the different forms and flavors that these dumplings can offer, and learn the essential steps for making flawless dumplings again and again. This class is very hands on, with vegetarian options (please specify upon registration). Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Italian Wild Mushroom Agnolotti
  • German Spaetzle with Asparagus
  • Japanese Chicken and Shiitake Gyoza
  • Chinese BBQ Pork Steamed Buns
  •  Fried Chocolate Banana Sweet Empanadas

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 six 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!

 

Fri
28
Flambé: Foods on Fire- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Flambé: Foods on Fire- SOLD OUT!
Friday, April 28th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $35 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Usually fire in the pan=time to order takeout, with a notable exception: the flambe. This technique is more than just flash in the pan- it’s a way to create deep, complex flavors (and to impress the heck out of your guests). In this exciting class, we will explore the uses of fire as a cooking tool in the kitchen safely and easily, what, when and how to flambe, and how to choose flavors and techniques that pair well with the flashy, fancy flambe. This class can be gluten free upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Salad of Citrus, Bacon and Watercress with Flambéed Cognac Vinaigrette
  • Filet Mignon Steak Dianne with a Flambéed Brandy and Mushroom Pan Gravy
  • Asparagus Tips with Slivered Almonds and Lemon
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Butter and Garlic
  • Bananas Foster Flambé with Vanilla Ice Cream

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 six 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!

 

Sat
29
The Whole Kids Club Presents…Delicious Dumplings!- SOLD OUT!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents…Delicious Dumplings!- SOLD OUT!
Saturday, April 29th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $8 for Whole Kids Club Members, $10 for non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. You could travel all around the world, and almost everywhere you went, there would be delicious dumplings. A dumpling can be made from bread or grains, or can be filling stuffed in a wrapper made from many different things. In this class, we’re going to visit three countries on the Dumpling Express- Italy for calzones, Japan for potstickers, or gyoza, and Germany for fruity spaetzle. This class might get a little messy, so make sure you’re not wearing your most favorite fancy clothes today! This class is hands on.  Vegetarian options are available (please specify upon registration). Classes are suitable for kids 5-14, and are drop off classes- kids only please! Pre-registration is required.

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 six 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!

 

Sat
29
April The Chef's Table- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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April The Chef's Table- SOLD OUT!
Saturday, April 29th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In any restaurant, the Chef’s Table is always the hardest reservation to get. A table is strategically placed right in the busy kitchen and patrons are subject to (and treated by) the whims of the chef as to what they will eat in their multi course tasting adventure. I promise, this is a culinary gamble that always pays off! In our version of the chef’s table we’ll have a flurry of eight courses that are guaranteed to amaze and delight! Our courses will include the best of the best of what is available on the day of the class, hand selected for freshness and seasonality. Place a little trust in the chef and you’re in for a truly unique culinary experience at a fraction of the price. Please be sure to note any dietary restrictions or allergies you may have when making your reservation. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Menu will be determined by the Chef based on what is best at the market that day!

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 six 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!

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 14th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, $14 Adults; $5 Kids 10 & under

Take your Mom out to brunch on Mother's Day, May 14th 2017. From 9AM-2PM enjoy a brunch buffet featuring:
-Prime Rib
-Glazed Ham
-Poached Salmon
-Mimosas (available after 10AM)
-Dessert Cart
-and more!

Please call or stop by our customer service desk to book your reservation. 651.690.0197

 

Take your Mom out to brunch on Mother's Day, May 14th 2017. From 9AM-2PM enjoy a brunch buffet featuring:
-Prime Rib
-Glazed Ham
-Poached Salmon

American Craft Beer Week
Monday, May 15th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Selby Bar & Grill,

In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, select taps will be $3 each throughout the week! Stay tuned for more information.

In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, select taps will be $3 each throughout the week! Stay tuned for more information.