May 2013

Wed
01
Kids' Club "Derby de Mayo"
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Kids' play area
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Kids' Club "Derby de Mayo"
Wednesday, May 1st
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kids' play area, Free

We're combining the annual Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby festivities into one fun afternoon for the kids! We'll be making salsa and assembling some hats fit for the races.

 

Wed
01
Thrill of the Grill
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Thrill of the Grill
Wednesday, May 1st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $59

 

WED. MAY 1 •• 6-9pm

Thrill of the Grill                                                        

•• Hands-On

Get yourself out of the kitchen and into the great outdoors, and learn to make a complete menu on the grill, from appetizer, to salad, to dessert! Students learn the fundamentals of proper grilling techniques as well as some exciting new flavor combinations. MENU: Achiote Shrimp Skewers with Smokey Lime Vinaigrette; Grilled Panzanella Salad with Pepper Bacon, Roasted Tomatoes, & Chimichurri Dressing; and Maple-Habañero Glazed Pineapple with Cream. $59

 

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Thu
02
Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner
Thursday, May 2nd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $49

 

THUR. MAY 2 •• 6:30– 8:30 pm

Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner

•• Hands-On

Kick-start your cooking skills with this intensive 6-part series designed to build your kitchen confidence and take your home cooking to a higher level.

 

Class 3: Beef Basics

The key to great beef cooking is choosing the right method for each cut. But don’t be overwhelmed by the alchemy. If you’ve ever experienced a tender grilled steak, a velvety rich stew, a lightly charred juicy burger medium-rare, or a hefty and caramelized roast with plenty of pan drippings, your sense-memory is all ready to guide you—with just a little instruction—to an intuitive understanding of why cut combined with method creates a potentially mind-blowing meal. Some quick anatomy will illustrate what’s behind the varying characteristics of beef, and we’ll cover the basic chemistry behind achieving great cooking results. MENU: Steak au Poivre; Hangar Steak Burger with Bleu Cheese; Short Ribs Braised with Potatoes and Mustard; and Oven Roasted Eye of Round $49

 

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Fri
03
Girls’ Night Out: Island Hopping
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Girls’ Night Out: Island Hopping
Friday, May 3rd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $55; $95 per pair

 

FRI. MAY 3 •• 6-9 pm

Girls’ Night Out: Island Hopping
•• Hands-On
Time for a fun night out? Grab a friend and take a mini-trip to the islands to make a host of fun appetizers. These sunny dishes are guaranteed to transport you to the turquoise blue waters and island breezes of the Caribbean while broadening your cooking horizons. And best of all, no flight delays! MENU: Shrimp, Mango, & Jicama Salad Cups; Crab Fritters; Jerk Chicken & Pineapple Skewers; and Tropical Fruit Beignets with Whipped Cream. $55; $95 per pair

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Sat
04
5K for Clean Air Run & Walk
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ McAlpine Creek Park
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5K for Clean Air Run & Walk
Saturday, May 4th
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
McAlpine Creek Park

Your local Whole Foods Market is a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual 5K Run & Walk for Clean Air, Charlotte's only "green" race. By joining this event you’re not only supporting programs that work to clean up the Charlotte region’s air quality, but also you’re supporting efforts for a sustainable planet!

 

Learn more and register for the 5K Run & Walk for Clean Air.

Sat
04
Kids Cook: My Italian Kitchen (Ages 10 to 12)
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Kids Cook: My Italian Kitchen (Ages 10 to 12)
Saturday, May 4th
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $35

 

SAT. MAY 4 •• 10:30 -1:30 PM

Kids Cook: My Italian Kitchen

•• Hands-On

Ages 10 to 12
So your kids don’t have an Italian grandmother? No problem! In this class, kids find out how to make some authentic Italian dishes with techniques that translate into great cooking at home for family or friends. Mama Mia! MENU: Authentic Spaghetti & Meatballs; Classic Caesar Salad; Garlic Bread; and Kid-Friendly Tiramisu. $35

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Sat
04
Prep School For Teen Cooks
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Prep School For Teen Cooks
Saturday, May 4th
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $39

 

SAT. MAY 4 •• 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Prep School For Teen Cooks

••Hands-On

Get ready to make easy, awesome dishes to feed the hungriest teen!  Perfect for after the game, practice or a quick supper with friends, these simple,tasty dishes are sure to please! MENU: Hearty Turkey Chili for Burritos and Nachos; Baja Shrimp Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Spicy Slaw; Quick Edamame Hummus and Walnut Apple Squares. $39

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Sat
04
Southern Food Fest Lowcountry Boil
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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Southern Food Fest Lowcountry Boil
Saturday, May 4th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market

Feast with friends and all the fixin’s ($5 per plate; $2 for the young’uns). Live performance from Charlotte Folk Society-member musicians to get your foot tappin’.

Mon
06
Summer Camp Volunteer Orientation
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Summer Camp Volunteer Orientation
Monday, May 6th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, NO COST

 

MON. MAY 6 •• 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Summer Camp Volunteer Orientation

•• Demonstration

Ages 16 and up

Are you an aspiring foodie? Spend some time this summer helping the chefs prep for Camp Salud!, a cooking class camp for kids. Whether you volunteer for one class or a whole week, you’ll learn authentic recipes from around the world and experience the joys of helping children discover their talents in the kitchen. We welcome anyone with an interest in learning, meeting people, and assisting in the kitchen. It’s easy – attend this orientation class and get started. After four classes, you’ll receive a credit for any class of your choice! Space is limited. Registration required.

 

NO COST

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Tue
07
Savory Sweets: Desserts with Sugar and Spice
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Savory Sweets: Desserts with Sugar and Spice
Tuesday, May 7th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $45

 

TUES.  MAY 7 •• 6:30 – 8:30 pm

••Demonstration

Chef Amy Felder, Johnson & Wales University

 

“Savory Sweets: Desserts with Sugar and Spice”

Executive Pastry Chef and author Amy Felder will take class participants on an incredible journey of flavor as she demonstrates masterfully created desserts that excite and delight the palate.  Think jalapeno peppers mixed with sweet strawberries with a sprinkle of tequila gold and roasted pineapple with Chinese five-spice powder and sake.  You will leave with fabulous recipes and ideas for desserts that you can easily replicate at home. $45

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Wed
08
Main Dish Salads
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Main Dish Salads
Wednesday, May 8th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $35

 

WED. MAY 8 •• 6:30-8:30 pm

Main Dish Salads

 •• Demonstration

(Johns Creek, Nashville and Charlotte only)

 

Our salad recipes move salad to the center of the table with four main courses that are easy to put together and can all be done on the grill. There are many ways to compose a salad, an infinite variety of flavors to audition, leading to seemingly endless possibilities. Learn the basics; take another look in your garden, the market, or your refrigerator and get creative with crisp and cool choices for marvelous meals. MENU: Grilled Shrimp Romaine Salad with Charred Corn, Avocado, Tomato, & Orange Vinaigrette; Chinese Chicken Salad with Red Peppers, Snow Peas, & Peanuts; and Grass-Fed Steak over Arugula with Grilled Pineapple & Shaved Parmgiano-Reggiano. $35

 

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Thu
09
Mom-O-Rama
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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Mom-O-Rama
Thursday, May 9th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Free

Come celebrate your ma-someness with tasty samples and lots of mom-friendly treats, including foot soaks, mini-makeovers and goody bags for the first 50 moms.

Thu
09
Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner
Thursday, May 9th
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $49

 

THUR. MAY 9 •• 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner

•• Hands-On

Kick-start your cooking skills with this intensive 6-part series designed to build your kitchen confidence and take your home cooking to a higher level.

 

Class 4: Pork Basics

 

Pork’s experiencing the kind of renaissance that has even novice cooks ready to jump in, whole hog. Proud to be distinguished from “the other white meat,” nowadays, pigs bred for maximum flavor are in high demand, at the same time “snout to tail” cooking is defining a generation of young chefs. We’ll show you the way around butts, bellies and trotters, but focus primarily on simple preparations of popular, familiar cuts. MENU: Sauteed Medallions of Pork with Lemon and Parsley; Brined and Roasted Pork Loin with Apples and Onions; Grilled Ham Steak with Honey Mustard; and Sesame Spareribs. $49

 

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Fri
10
Wine 101
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Wine 101
Friday, May 10th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $19

 

FRI. MAY 10 •• 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Wine 101
• Demonstration
Increase your knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of wine. In this class, you will receive a practical introduction to wine tasting and selection, as you learn about wine components and taste wines from all over the world. Begin to taste wines critically: judging color, aroma, flavor, and body. Discover the meaning of esoteric wine concepts such as dryness, acidity, fruitiness, tannins, varietals, vintages, and more. We will discuss buying, storing, serving, and tasting in this ultimate “how-to” guide for beginners. $19
 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Sat
11
Mother’s Day Tea for Tots (Ages 2 & 3 with one parent)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Mother’s Day Tea for Tots (Ages 2 & 3 with one parent)
Saturday, May 11th
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $19

 

SAT. MAY 11 •• 9:30 – 10:30 am

Mother’s Day Tea for Tots

Ages 2 & 3 with one parent

••Hands -On

 

Mom will love the thought and care the littlest hands put into preparing her special meal.  Students will prepare small bites that are the traditional elements of a proper English tea, and then enjoy tasting the recipes with their special guest.

MENU: Currant Scones with Jam and Honey Butter; Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Mango-Ginger Sauce; Lemonade and Spiced Tea will be served. $19

 

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Sat
11
Mother’s Day Tea for Tots and Preschoolers (Ages 4 & 5 with one parent)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Mother’s Day Tea for Tots and Preschoolers (Ages 4 & 5 with one parent)
Saturday, May 11th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $19

 

SAT. MAY 11 •• 12 –1:30 pm

Mother’s Day Tea for Tots and Preschoolers

Ages 4 & 5 with one parent

•• Hands-On

 

Mom will love the thought and care the littlest hands put into preparing her special meal.  Students will prepare small bites that are the traditional elements of a proper English tea, and then enjoy tasting the recipes with their special guest.

MENU: Currant Scones with Jam and Honey Butter; Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Mango-Ginger Sauce; Lemonade and Spiced Tea will be served. $19

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Sat
11
2013 Charlotte VegFest
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Commonwealth Avenue, Plaza Midwood
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2013 Charlotte VegFest
Saturday, May 11th
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Commonwealth Avenue, Plaza Midwood

Charlotte VegFest celebrates the benefits of healthy, sustainable and compassionate lifestyles, and will feature local vegetarian/vegan restaurants, food trucks, local vendors, speakers, a raffle with prizes, gift bags and more. Come say hello to some of our Team Members at our Whole Foods Market tent, where we’ll be handing out some healthy samples and talking about the benefits of a plant-strong diet.

Sat
11
A Mother’s Day Tea (Ages 6 to 9)
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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A Mother’s Day Tea (Ages 6 to 9)
Saturday, May 11th
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $35

 

SAT. MAY 11 •• 3 - 5:30 pm

A Mother’s Day Tea

Ages 6 to 9

 

Hands On

 

No crowns, just quality time! It’s an event Mom will always treasure: a cooking class and tea party with a loved one.  She’ll be treated to savory and sweet treats and then be able to share the recipes with friends and family.

MENU:Savory Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Currant Scones with Jam and Honey Butter, and Warm Banana Trifle. Lemonade and spiced tea will be served. At the end of class you will enjoy a festive tea party with one invited guest. Guests are asked to arrive promptly at 5:00 pm. $35

 

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Mon
13
Meatless Mondays!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Meatless Mondays!
Monday, May 13th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $35

 

MON. MAY 13 •• 6:30 -8:30 pm

Meatless Mondays! 

 •• Demonstration


Discover delicious ways to turn some of your favorite meat dishes like chili, burgers, and tacos into delicious hearty vegetarian dishes with big flavors. You’ll pack lots of fiber and nutrients into your diet and won’t even miss the beef as you learn healthy and fabulous dishes for three meatless Mondays!

MENU: Caramelized Vegetable & Noodle Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce; Chard & Mushroom Lasagna with Ricotta & Basil; and Bean & Spinach Tacos with Toasted Pepitas. $35

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte 

Tue
14
Knife Skills & Basics
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Knife Skills & Basics
Tuesday, May 14th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $49

 

 

TUES. MAY 14 •• 6-9pm

Knife Skills & Basics

 •• Hands-On

Jump-start your cooking skills in this relaxed, fun-filled class. We will get you on your cooking feet, teaching you how to use knives skillfully, safely, and efficiently and the proper way to sharpen and care for your knives. You will practice proper techniques and timesaving skills for slicing, dicing, and chopping and in the process, prepare a lovely meal. You will also learn the basics of sautéing and making a pan sauce. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy sitting down to enjoy the meal that you prepared. Your mother would be so proud! Students are requested to please bring a chef’s and paring knife to class, but a knife is not required. MENU: Potato & Leek Soup; Easy Vegetable Stir Fry; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & Pan Sauce; and Rustic Apple Tart. $49

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Wed
15
Sushi Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Sushi Workshop
Wednesday, May 15th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $59

 

WED. MAY 15 •• 6:00 – 8:30 pm             
Sushi Workshop

•• Hands-On


You will work hands-on to discover the techniques for making and rolling sushi. You’ll learn the basics including making and forming sushi rice, assembling fillings, and rolling ingredients using a bamboo mat to make beautifully shaped sushi. Of course, a glass of sake will complete our evening! MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon & Tuna); Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls. $59

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Thu
16
Health Starts Here Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Check in at customer service
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Health Starts Here Book Club
Thursday, May 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Check in at customer service, Free

Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food shows us how we can avoid most of the chronic diseases that are caused by the typical Western diet. Pollan explains which foods are healthy, as well as simple ways to moderate one’s appetite and get eating back to its proper framework: out of the car and back to the table. Readers are led through how to start making attentive food choices that will enhance their lives, identify their definition of “healthy” and bring the joy back to eating.

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
Thursday, May 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Fee

The weather is warming up and that means it's time to head outside for some cooking over the coals or gratesl. Let's chat about our favorite foods to kiss with flame, tips and tricks for seasoning, and more. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
16
Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner
Thursday, May 16th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $49

 

 

THUR. MAY 16 •• 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner

•• Hands-On

Kick-start your cooking skills with this intensive 6-part series designed to build your kitchen confidence and take your home cooking to a higher level.

 

Class 5: Fish Basics

 

Nothing rocks a cook’s confidence more than fish. This class is all about making fish-cooking accessible and fun. From shopping to cooking to serving, we’ll cover basic questions such as, How do I know if it’s fresh? How can I tell when it’s done? and How on earth do I navigate all those tiny bones?. Through simple but classic recipes you’ll learn the contrasting features of steaks and filets and the best techniques for cooking them.

MENU: Poached Fish Steaks (or Fillets) with Vegetables; Pan-Cooked Thin Fish Fillets (ala Meuniere); Fish in Parchment with Confetti Rice; and Classic Fish & Chips. $49

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Fri
17
Date Night: French Bistro
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Date Night: French Bistro
Friday, May 17th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $120 per couple

 

FRI. MAY 17•• 6-9pm

Date Night: French Bistro
 •• Hands-On
Tonight you’ll work in the kitchen together to grasp fundamental cooking techniques as you discover a selection of French bistro favorites straight from the Champs-Elysées. Using the best ingredients and turning them into warming, fragrant dishes, this simple, robust cuisine lends itself readily to a cozy evening by the fire with a glass of red wine. Enjoy delicious French food in a casual style you can easily replicate at home. MENU: Mesclun Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette; Steamed Mussels with White Wine & Saffron; Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steak with Bearnaise; and Chocolate Soufflé Cake. $120 per couple

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Sat
18
Gluten-free Fair and Store Tour
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Check in at customer service
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Gluten-free Fair and Store Tour
Saturday, May 18th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Check in at customer service, Free

Join us for a day of learning, touring and tasting gluten free! Our Healthy Eating Specialist, Shannon, will team up with a gluten-free specialist to co-present the basics of gluten-free eating. Afterward Shannon will give a store tour, highlighting some of our best gluten-free options and introducing guests to several of our gluten-free suppliers, who will be sampling their products.

Sat
18
Pizza Workshop for Families For ages 6 & up; 1 adult required
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Pizza Workshop for Families For ages 6 & up; 1 adult required
Saturday, May 18th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $29 per child under 18; $39 per adult

 

SAT. MAY 18 •• 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Pizza Workshop for Families

For ages 6 & up; 1 adult required
 •• Hands-On
Discover the joys of authentic pizza making in this fun hands-on class. Italy’s pizzas, known for their thin crusts and judiciously chosen toppings, are famous around the world. You’ll have fun quality time together as you learn how to make a traditional pizza dough, tomato sauce and white sauce, and then shape your dough to make authentic varieties of pizzas. Families will love this fun-filled class devoted to replicating this Neapolitan classic at home. MENU: Margherita, Carbonara, Pepperoni, & Formaggi Pizzas  and Classic Caesar Salad. $29 per child under 18; $39 per adult

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Sat
18
Spices Deconstructed: Dishes to Expand Your Palate
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Spices Deconstructed: Dishes to Expand Your Palate
Saturday, May 18th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $35.00

 

SAT. MAY 18 •• 6-8pm

 

Spices Deconstructed: Dishes to Expand Your Palate

••Demonstration

Give your taste buds a jumpstart! This tasting class will focus on how spices from different countries can turn three basic dishes into something flavorful and exciting. You’ll learn proper storage techniques, when to use dried or fresh spices, and how to make substitutions. Students will receive two spices to add to their collection.

MENU: Tomato Soup, Ground Sirloin, Eggs Three Ways. $35

 

 

REGISTER NOW

Mon
20
Healthy Food for Thought
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Check in at customer service
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Healthy Food for Thought
Monday, May 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Check in at customer service, Free

This is a group for those interested in coming together and talking about healthy eating. Our Healthy Eating Specialist, Shannon, will be on hand to offer ideas, snacks and support to keep you on track during the upcoming summer months.

Tue
21
Keyboard Meets Kitchen: Charlotte’s Food Bloggers Get Cooking
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Keyboard Meets Kitchen: Charlotte’s Food Bloggers Get Cooking
Tuesday, May 21st
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $45

 

 

 

TUES.  MAY 21 •• 6:30-8:30 pm

Keyboard Meets Kitchen:  Charlotte’s Food Bloggers Get Cooking

••Demonstration

Do you have a secret desire to write about food?  Enjoy a fun-filled, interactive evening with a panel of Charlotte Food Bloggers and learn all about this unique  talent.  We’ll take the evening a step farther as each of our writers demonstrates the preparation of a course of our special dinner menu.  Then you be the judge:  they can write but can they cook? $39

 

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Wed
22
A World of Flavor: Cooking With Chiles
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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A World of Flavor: Cooking With Chiles
Wednesday, May 22nd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $45

WED. MAY 22 •• 6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

A World of Flavor: Cooking With Chiles

••Demonstration

 

Forget the Scoville scale! In this hands-on class, you’re in control of the heat. Learn how chiles can bring out the sweetness of food and impart layers of flavor to savor on the tongue without scorching the roof of your mouth. Students will also receive two bonus recipes not prepared in class: Tepin Ice Cream and Pepper Sauce Pickles.

MENU:  Grilled Stuffed Poblanos with Avocado Salsa; Lemon Chili Chicken; Hot Shrimp; Purple Sweet Potato Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette. $45

 

 

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Thu
23
Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner
Thursday, May 23rd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $49

THUR. MAY 23 •• 6:30 – 8:30 PM

 

Get Cooking! : Culinary Essentials For The Passionate Beginner

•• Hands-On

 

Kick-start your cooking skills with this intensive 6-part series designed to build your kitchen confidence and take your home cooking to a higher level.

 

Class 6: Vegetable Basics

There’s a riot of fresh, colorful veggies going on in produce aisles and farmers’ market these days—from leafy greens to tender vegetables to hearty roots—pick a different one to cook each day, and you’ll never get bored! With some basic shopping tips, prepping techniques, and just a handful of cooking methods under your belt, you can effortlessly make vegetables center stage this produce season. MENU: Braised Vegetable Medley; Fresh-Is-Best Vegetable Salad; Tempura with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce; and Eggplant & Summer Squash Parmesan. $49

 

 

Register:

 

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

 

Fri
24
Wines of Napa and Sonoma
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ w
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Wines of Napa and Sonoma
Friday, May 24th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
w, $19

FRI. MAY 24 •• 6:30-7:30 pm                                                                            

 

Wines of Napa and Sonoma

 

•• Demonstration

California is quite complex – it's practically its own country when it comes to wine production. California constitutes about 90% of US wine production and if it were a country, would be the 4th leading wine producer behind France, Italy, and Spain. With over 2,800 wineries and 4,600 grape growers, California has more than tripled its wine production in the past 20 years. This class will help familiarize you with the "deeper tracks" of Cali wines and reacclimatize you to the more famous counties of Sonoma and Napa while you taste wines from the respective regions. $19

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholdefoodsmarket/saludcharlotte

Sat
25
Kids Cook: Grill & Chill Cookout ( Ages 10 to 12)
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Kids Cook: Grill & Chill Cookout ( Ages 10 to 12)
Saturday, May 25th
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $35

 

SAT. MAY 25 •• 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Kids Cook: Grill & Chill Cookout 

Ages 10 to 12

•• Hands-On

 


It’s time to fire up the grill and chill out with a holiday cookout menu all dressed-up in red, white, and blue. Students learn how to use a grill safely, practice cooking skills, and even a little math (ssh!). Kids and teens will love recreating this menu at home for the whole family. MENU: Sour Cherry Lemonade; Chicken Burgers with Avocado Sauce; Grilled Corn with Cilantro Butter; Fingerling Potato Salad; and Strawberry & Blueberry Shortcakes with Cream. $35

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Sat
25
Appetite For Asia: China
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Appetite For Asia: China
Saturday, May 25th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $40

 

SAT. MAY 25 •• 4-6 pm

Appetite For Asia: China

•• Demonstration


China’s rich culinary traditions have influenced every Asian cuisine. Using the provinces as a guide, we’ll give you a taste of the diversity of Chinese cooking from various entry points: Coastal Canton relies on simple, vibrant flavors to celebrate its seafood. Bejing cooking, in the north, is all about substantial dishes based on pastas and meat. Szechuan’s climate calls for sweating it out with fiery chiles, while Shanghai dishes, artfully prepared, emphasize style and presentation. MENU: Noodles with Meat Sauce; Salt & Pepper Shrimp; Kung Pao Chicken; Lions Head Meatballs. $40

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Mon
27
Beyond Everyday Chicken
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Beyond Everyday Chicken
Monday, May 27th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $40

 

 

MON. MAY 27 •• 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Beyond Everyday Chicken

• Demonstration

 

It’s versatile and healthy, but have you run out of new ideas for making chicken? Join us as we share a few of our favorite Spring chicken recipes that are quick and easy. Students learn how to fabricate a whole chicken into eight pieces as well as basic cooking techniques like marinating, grilling, baking, and sautéing. MENU: Chicken Milanese over Arugula with Capers & Lemon; Indonesian Chicken with Pineapple Rice; Chicken with Leeks & Vermouth Sauce; and Grilled Jerk Chicken & Pineapple Kebabs. $40

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Tue
28
Cooking with Herbs
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Cooking with Herbs
Tuesday, May 28th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $45

 

TUES. MAY 28•• 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cooking with Herbs

•• Demonstration

 

Few things are as evocative as fresh herbs, which manage to be both earthy and elegant at the same time. And for those of us on a perpetual path to better eating, herbs represent a natural way to add nonfat flavor. Trying to cut down on salt? Seeking new ways to boost the flavor of a sauce or dress up a salad? Look no farther than your own garden. We’ll explore the exquisite simplicity of fresh herbs as we offer a primer on the most common herbs used in cooking and look at ways they can utterly transform a dish. You’ll also learn the basics for growing and caring for an herb garden. Students receive one herb to plant in their home garden. MENU: Butter Lettuce & Avocado Salad with Spring Herbs & Fresh Chèvre; Chicken with Tarragon Sauce; Ancho Chile Grilled Shrimp & Grass-Fed Beef with 3-Herb Chimichurri Sauce. $45

 

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Wed
29
Homemade Pasta & Sauces
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Homemade Pasta & Sauces
Wednesday, May 29th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $59

 

WED. MAY 29 •• 6-9 PM

Homemade Pasta & Sauces

•• Hands-On


If you haven’t got an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, Pappardelle, and pasta sheets for ravioli; cutting and filling ravioli; making and shaping gnocchi; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home. MENU: Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Potato Gnocchi with Rustic Tomato Sauce; Mushroom Ravioli with Sage-Brown Butter Sauce; and Pappardelle with Bolognese. $59

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Thu
30
Appetite For Asia: Japan
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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Appetite For Asia: Japan
Thursday, May 30th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $40

 

THURS. MAY 30•• 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Appetite For Asia: Japan

•• Demonstration


It’s easy to think of refined and subtle sushi when you think of Japanese cuisine. But when it comes to home cooking, more likely you’ll find curried beef—a staple comfort food drawn on the ancient influence of India! Irresistibly crispy Pork Tonkatsu is the schnitzel of Japan, and stir-fried Yakisoba, derived from a wildly popular Chinese street food, is the resourceful home-cook’s dream, making use of any delicious odds and ends you might have in the fridge. MENU: Beef Curry Rice; Seafood and Vegetable Yakisoba; Pork Tonkatsu with Cucumber Salad; and Vanilla Flavored Sweet Potato & Oranges. $40

 

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
Thursday, May 30th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Cool, crisp whites, reds to pair with your favorite steak - wine is made for summer food. Join us as we chat about pairing wines with both weather and favorite summer foods. Follow #wfmwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
31
Carolina Brewery Tasting
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Specialty department
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Carolina Brewery Tasting
Friday, May 31st
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Specialty department, Free

Join us in welcoming Chapel Hill-based Carolina Brewery to our Specialty department, where they’ll sample their award-winning handcrafted beers.

Fri
31
DATE NIGHT: Romance in Roma!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC
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DATE NIGHT: Romance in Roma!
Friday, May 31st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, NC, $120 per couple

FRI. MAY 31 •• 6-9 pm

 

DATE NIGHT: Romance in Roma!                                                                     

•• Hands-On


The Eternal City of Rome has scores of beautiful romantic lanes, restaurants, and parks, and wandering away from the floodlit piazzas through the small medieval lanes to discover a tucked-away trattoria is one of Rome’s true pleasures. During the Renaissance, Rome became well known as a centre of haute cuisine, and today the city is home to numerous formidable Italian dishes. In this class, couples explore the enchanting cuisine of this historic city as they spend a memorable night out cooking and dining together. MENU: Spaghetti Carbonara; Pork Braised in Milk; Asparagus with Prosciutto & Pecorino; and Zuppa Inglese (Italian Trifle). $120 per couple

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/saludcharlotte

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