January 2014

Thu
02
Sushi Workshop
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Sushi Workshop
Thursday, January 2nd
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $59

Thursday, January 02, 2014

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sushi Workshop

Hands- On

 $59

 

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.

 

MENU: Inside-Out California Rolls; Nigiri Sushi (Hand-Pressed Sushi with Salmon & Tuna); Spicy Tuna Rolls; and Cucumber Rolls.

 

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Fri
03
Four Healthy Habits: A Winter Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Four Healthy Habits: A Winter Dinner
Friday, January 3rd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $49

Friday, January 03, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Four Healthy Habits: A Winter Dinner

Demonstration

 $49

 

Resolution: “I’m ready to reboot my diet”.  We’re here to help!  Join us for a relaxed evening of learning and tasting. This class focuses on incorporating four simple healthy habits from our Health Starts Here Program into your everyday eating: Cook with Color; Highlight Meat as a Condiment; Sustain Energy with Glorious Grains; and Drink Dinner.

 

MENU: Jewel Roasted Vegetables (Beets, Carrots, Brussel Sprouts), Barely-Chicken Biryani, Salmon with Peachy Quinoa; and Miso Mushroom Soup

 

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Sat
04
Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28205
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Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo
Saturday, January 4th
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28205, Admission $5, Kids 12 and under are free

Kick off the new year in good health at this annual gathering of all things fitness and wellness!  Come visit us, as we'll be onsite as a presenter and exhibitor:

 

Our Healthy Eating Specialist, Shannon, will be conducting a cooking demonstration at the Healthy Eating Stage from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Healthy Eating Stage.

 

Visit our booth near the Kids’ Zone, where we’ll be talking about Health Starts Here and providing tasty samples.

 

The Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo includes not only vendors, but also educational seminars, cooking demonstrations, opportunities to get moving, and an exciting roster of special guests. Visit the Expo’s website for more information and to buy tickets.

Sat
04
Kids Cook: DIY Afternoon Snacks (Ages 10-12)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ w
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Kids Cook: DIY Afternoon Snacks (Ages 10-12)
Saturday, January 4th
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
w, $25

Saturday, January 04, 2014

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids Cook: DIY Afternoon Snacks (Ages 10-12)

Hands- On  

$25

Tell mom you’ve got the post-game soccer snack covered! Learn how to make this irresistible, yet easy-to-bake bread, plus 3 healthful spreads/dips.

 

MENU: Easy Pita Pockets, Classic Hummus, Sweet Potato Dip with Cinnamon Pita Chips, Avocado “Mash” and Pita “Taco Chips”

 

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Sat
04
Visia Complexion Analysis
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Body Department
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Visia Complexion Analysis
Saturday, January 4th
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Whole Body Department, Free

Using a VISIA Complexion Analysis scan, we’ll analyze several layers of your skin and provide an 8-point profile to review, while focusing on eyes. Based on the scan results, we’ll recommend a skin regimen tailored just for you. Plan your visit today with our Natural Beauty Advisor!

Sat
04
The Wok Whisperer
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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The Wok Whisperer
Saturday, January 4th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $45

 

Saturday, January 04, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Wok Whisperer

Demonstration

$45

 

If you’ve ever thought a wok was just another pan, imagine the difference between a soggy “stir-fry” and a vibrant dish of crispy vegetables and meat. The stir fry we create will be alive with color and flavor, infused with a faint, smoky char said to be the ethereal “breath of the wok.” In a captivating demo class, you’ll learn the history of this ancient cooking tool, how to purchase the right wok for you, how to cook with it and care for it properly.

 

MENU: Stir-Fried Shrimp with Bean Sprouts and Cilantro, Cantonese-Style Stir-Fried Pork with Chinese Broccoli, Kung Pao Chicken, Stir-Fried Tofu with Pickled Ginger

 

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Sun
05
Greater CHarlotte Health & Fitness Expo
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28205
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Greater CHarlotte Health & Fitness Expo
Sunday, January 5th
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28205, Admission $5; Kids 12 and under Free

Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo

Saturday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Kick off the new year in good health at this annual gathering of all things fitness and wellness! We’ll be onsite as a presenter and exhibitor:

 

Our Healthy Eating Specialist, Shannon, will be conducting a cooking demonstration at the Healthy Eating Stage from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Healthy Eating Stage.

Visit our booth near the Kids’ Zone, where we’ll be talking about Health Starts Here and providing tasty samples.

 

The Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo includes not only vendors, but also educational seminars, cooking demonstrations, opportunities to get moving, and an exciting roster of special guests. Visit the Expo’s website for more information and to buy tickets.

Tue
07
Everyday Staples from Scratch
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Everyday Staples from Scratch
Tuesday, January 7th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $39

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Everyday Staples from Scratch

D $39

 

Save money and get back to basics in the New Year making pantry staples from scratch. This class is packed with quick and simple DIY recipes. You’ll be able to taste some items made with these easy to make pantry items.

MENU: Homemake Mixes (pancakes, biscuits and more); Spices and Rubs, (Mexican, Italian, French seasonings, vanilla extract and more); Pantry Treats (energy bars, granola, and more); Flavored Oils, Stocks, and more.

 

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Wed
08
Comfort Food Makeovers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Comfort Food Makeovers
Wednesday, January 8th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $39

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Comfort Food Makeovers

Demonstration

$39

We’re cooking up a healthy version of southern hospitality. This class is all about smart makeovers that put flavor first. We’ll lighten up soul-satisfying favorites trimming calories, fat and sodium without skimping on the comfort-factor.

 

MENU: Hot Artichoke Dip, Chicken and Dumplings, Mac and Cheese; and Banana Pudding

 

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Thu
09
Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Many of us start the new year with a variety of resolutions. Join us to learn ways to chart the path to healthy eating! Follow #WFMdish to particpate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
09
Healthy Eating at Home
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Healthy Eating at Home
Thursday, January 9th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $49.00

January 9:  Healthy Eating at Home

6:30 -8:30 PM  

Demonstration

$49.00

 

Good health starts at home! Learn to make healthy and tasty dishes to start your new year off right.  From greens, to grains and all good things in between, we’ll explore what makes up healthy combinations for you. We’ll share easy tricks to enhance the flavor of your meals while adding those all-important nutrients. Learn how to put together a meal quickly, what to keep on hand and how to plan easy, healthy menus.

 

Menu:  Homemade Whole Wheat Pasta with Vegan Basil Pesto, Roasted Carrot-Fennel Soup with Cashew Cream, Quinoa Sweet Potato Burgers with Pickled Daikon and Ponzu Sauce; and Chocomole.

 

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Fri
10
Date Night: The Persian Kitchen
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Date Night: The Persian Kitchen
Friday, January 10th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $119

Friday, January 10, 2014

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Date Night: The Persian Kitchen

Hands- On

 $119 per couple

 

Fresh and fragrant ingredients are at the heart and soul of this ancient and exotic cuisine.  We’ll explore its classic ingredients and flavorings — then add a contemporary approach to its preparation. You’ll finish this class with skills to replicate an alluring dinner for family and friends.

 

MENU: Fresh Mint and Lentil Soup with Leafy Greens; Roast Leg of Lamb with Persian Eggplant Rice Pilaf; Mushroom Croquettes with Green Harissa; and Rosewater and Saffron Rice Pudding

 

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Sat
11
Kids Cook: Build a Better Lunch Box (Ages 6-9)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Kids Cook: Build a Better Lunch Box (Ages 6-9)
Saturday, January 11th
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $29

Saturday, January 11, 2014

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Kids Cook: Build a Better Lunch Box (Ages 6-9)

Hands- On  

$29

 

Think your kids would like to learn how to pack their own lunch?  Sign them up for this fun-filled class, and we’ll teach them how to choose and prepare healthy items for lunch and snacks.  Our guess is, they’ll never want to “trade” their lunches again!

 

MENU:  Club Sandwich Kabobs; Sunny Hummus with Dippers (veggies galore); Nuts and Bolts; and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

 

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Sat
11
Health Starts Here Fair
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market- Sharon Road
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Health Starts Here Fair
Saturday, January 11th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market- Sharon Road, Free

Whether your resolution includes healthier eating, more exercise or increased well-being, our teams and some friends in the community are here to help. Join us to discover some new pantry staples or a service in the community that will keep you on the right track. Enjoy samples from our suppliers, including:

  • Cocolife
  • Garden of Life
  • gRAWnola
  • HealthForce Nutritionals
  • Natural Factors
  • NeoCell
  • Zocalo Salsa

 

From noon to 1 p.m., we’ll host a special panel of local food and nutrition bloggers, including:

 

In addition, we’ll welcome health and fitness friends in the community, including:

  • Elements Therapeutic Massage
  • Flywheel
  • Maximized Living
  • Run for Your Life
  • Shabaka Amen
  • TITLE Boxing Club
  • Lighting Up Charlotte

 

Taste, meet and learn from our suppliers and community friends at this free event, and learn more about Health Starts Here, our in-store healthy eating education program!

Sat
11
Student Volunteer Orientation (For ages 18 and up)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Student Volunteer Orientation (For ages 18 and up)
Saturday, January 11th
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, NO COST

January 11, 2014

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Student Volunteer Orientation (For ages 18 and up)

Demonstration

NO COST

 

Are you an aspiring foodie? Want to help the chefs prep and be an integral part of the cooking class? Expand your culinary horizons through our Student Volunteer Kitchen Program. 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 a free class of your choice! Space is limited; registration for orientation is required.

 

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Mon
13
Student Volunteer Orientation (For ages 18 and up)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Student Volunteer Orientation (For ages 18 and up)
Monday, January 13th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, NO COST

 

Monday, January 13, 2014

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Student Volunteer Orientation (For ages 18 and up)

Demonstration

 NO COST

 

Are you an aspiring foodie? Want to help the chefs prep and be an integral part of the cooking class? Expand your culinary horizons through our Student Volunteer Kitchen Program. 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 a free class of your choice! Space is limited; registration for orientation is required.

 

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Tue
14
Conquering the Paleo Diet
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Conquering the Paleo Diet
Tuesday, January 14th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $39

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Conquering the Paleo Diet

Demonstration

 $39

 

Curious about the Paleo (Paleolithic) diet?  Not sure where to start? Find out how to begin your Paleo journey with us in this start-up class. We’ll explore the ins and outs of the diet and show you how to create delicious meals with an emphasis on lean meats, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. All recipes will be gluten, dairy, and legume free.

 

MENU: Smoked Ham & Kale Frittata; Moroccan Meatballs; Pad Thai; and Sweet Potato Brownies

 

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Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
16
Ride the Ramen Wave
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Ride the Ramen Wave
Thursday, January 16th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $45

Thursday, January 16, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Ride the Ramen Wave

Demonstration

 $45

 

Catch the noodle wave!  Join us for a fun evening as we “use our noodle” to create three different noodle bowls rich with homemade broths and flavorful ingredients including fried tofu, pork, bean sprouts, Thai basil, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, leeks, and more! Quick and easy, these noodle dishes will add great options to your week night menus.  And, best of all, kids and teens will love them too!

 

MENU: Shiro Ramen; Green Curry Ramen; and Seafood Ramen

 

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Fri
17
Wine Tasting- Italian Reds
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Wine Tasting- Italian Reds
Friday, January 17th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $19

Friday, January 17, 2014

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Wine Tasting- Italian Reds

Demonstration

$19

 

From the top of its boot to the tip of its heels, Italy has the largest wine output of any country in the world. Italian red wine grapes are nursed by the cool mountains near the Northern Italian border, and they’re brought to flower under the warmth of the Tuscan sun. Learn how this diverse agriculture creates such a fascinating variety of red wines. Discover the complexities of wines from the northern Piedmont, the classic reds from central Italy, and the stout wines from grapes grown in the heat of the south.

 

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Sat
18
Morning Movie: Forks Over Knives
9:00 AM @ Check in at customer service
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Morning Movie: Forks Over Knives
Saturday, January 18th
9:00 AM
Check in at customer service, Free

Whole Foods Market invites you to a special FREE screening of Forks Over Knives, a film that examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by adopting a whole-foods, plant based. This event will be combined with a complimentary, Health Starts Here compliant brunch.

Sat
18
Knife Skills and Basics
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Knife Skills and Basics
Saturday, January 18th
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $49

Saturday, January 18, 2014

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Knife Skills and Basics

Hands- On

 $49

 

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 knife to class, but a knife is not required. 

 

MENU: Salad with Classic French Vinaigrette & Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Vegetable Soup; Sautéed Chicken Breast with Mushrooms & Pan Sauce; and Rustic Apple Tart

 

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Sat
18
Sure Deal Wine and Cheese Tasting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Sure Deal Wine and Cheese Tasting
Saturday, January 18th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Sure Deal wine and cheeses tasting

Saturday, January 18, 1-3 p.m.

Specialty Department

Budget a little tight after all the holiday celebrations?  We’re here to help.  Stop by and sample some of our exclusive wine and cheeses that are incredible deals.

Mon
20
Kids' Club: Dream Big
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kids' Play Area
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Kids' Club: Dream Big
Monday, January 20th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids' Play Area , Free

 

Join us for a healthy treat and inspirational activity as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Tue
21
Wake Up Your Weeknight Meal: Breakfast for Dinner
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Wake Up Your Weeknight Meal: Breakfast for Dinner
Tuesday, January 21st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $49

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wake Up Your Weeknight Meal: Breakfast for Dinner

Hands- On

 $49

 

Don’t hit the snooze button on dinner. These simple spins on breakfast will wake up your weeknight meal.

 

Menu:  Silver Dollar Buckwheat Cakes with Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream; Baked Eggs in Polenta; Savory Stuffed-French Toast; and Ambrosia.

 

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Wed
22
Straight from the Pint: Beer-Based Recipes
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Straight from the Pint: Beer-Based Recipes
Wednesday, January 22nd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $45

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Straight from the Pint: Beer-Based Recipes

Demonstration

 $45

 

Pairing the right microbrew with your nosh can be fun, but don’t forget beer is an awesome, versatile ingredient in recipes from brew-fueled pub soups and batter-fries to bitter-sweet chocolate and burnt caramel desserts. We’ll raise a few pints, and pour our fair share into the mixing bowls in this creative lesson on cooking with beer.

 

MENU: Beer and Cheddar Soup Shots; Chicory, Radicchio and Arugula Salad with Pecans and Orange-and-Ale Vinaigrette; Brazilian-Beer Marinated Chicken; and Chocolate Stout Cake

 

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Thu
23
Health Starts Here Book Club
5:00 PM @ Check in at customer service
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Health Starts Here Book Club
Thursday, January 23rd
5:00 PM
Check in at customer service, Free

For this month’s club meeting we’ll discuss The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn. The author and professional athlete-turned-firefighter chronicles his discovery of how some of his fellow Engine 2 colleagues had dangerously high cholesterol levels, and his launch of a health-saving lifestyle plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, participants lost weight, lowered their cholesterol and improved their overall health. Now Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you'll transform your body and lifestyle in a month.

 

Thu
23
Classic Steakhouse Dinner
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Classic Steakhouse Dinner
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $65

January 23:  Classic Steakhouse Dinner

6:00- 9:00 PM

HANDS ON

$65

 

Join us as we make, and eat, the perfect winter meal!  With a roaring fire and good music, you will be set to enjoy a cozy dinner at home.  Using the best ingredients, we’ll help you create this delicious meal and give you tips and secrets for recreating it at home.

 

MENU: Rib Eye Streak with Bourbon Sauce, Creamed Spinach, Twice Baked Potatoes, Petit Lettuce Wedges with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing and Key Lime Pie

 

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Thu
23
Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, join in to share and learn ways to keep things delicious and interesting for your long term healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
24
Steakhouse Sides
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Steakhouse Sides
Friday, January 24th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $35

Friday, January 24, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Steakhouse Sides

Demonstration

 $35

 

Learn how to turn your house into a steakhouse as sides take center stage in our focus on this classic American fare. Discover freshly made creamed spinach and onion rings so crunchy you’ll never reach for frozen again. Top that off with a private lesson from our WFM butcher who’s got the beef on T-bone, porterhouse, strip and rib eye steaks, and how to cook one to perfection.

 

MENU: Real Creamed Spinach, Batter-Dipped Onion Rings, Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing, Old-Fashioned Steak Sauce

 

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Sat
25
Engine 2 Challenge Orientation
9:00 AM @ Check in at Customer Service
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Engine 2 Challenge Orientation
Saturday, January 25th
9:00 AM
Check in at Customer Service, FREE

Saturday, January 25, 9 a.m.

Monday, January 27, 6 p.m.

First of all, congratulations on making this very important commitment to your health!  The E2 lifestyle is not about subtraction- it is about addition.  During Orientation, you will learn about the three different paths you can take- volunteer firefighter, fire cadet or firefighter.  You will also receive a “Starter Kit” full of invaluable information that will help you along your journey.  Afterwards, feel free to stay for an E2 tour of the store.

Sat
25
Kids Cook: Parisian Bistro (For Ages 10-12)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Kids Cook: Parisian Bistro (For Ages 10-12)
Saturday, January 25th
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $35

Saturday, January 25, 2014

9:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Kids Cook: Parisian Bistro (For Ages 10-12)

Hands- On

 $35

 

Kids take a culinary trip to the bistros of Paris while they discover the joys of French cuisine. Your budding gourmet will learn valuable cooking skills as they prepare a menu with ample opportunities for culinary exploration. Students learn the methods in the recipes step-by-step and then take their lessons home to recreate their dishes. Imagine your delight when your little French chef surprises you with crème brûlée!

 

MENU: Mixed Green Salad with Warm Goat Cheese Croutons; Pommes Frites; Chicken au Poivre with Shallot-Herb Butter; and Crème Brûlée

 

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Sat
25
Game Day Rumble
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Throughout the store
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Game Day Rumble
Saturday, January 25th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Throughout the store, Free

Victory is yours!  There will be no yellow flags on these plays as we sample out our favorite game day treats.  Rest assured we’ve benched all the artificial sweeteners, preservatives and colors.

Sat
25
Teens Cook: Hot Tamales! (Ages 13-15)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Teens Cook: Hot Tamales! (Ages 13-15)
Saturday, January 25th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $35

Saturday, January 25, 2014

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Teens Cook: Hot Tamales! (Ages 13-15)

Hands- On

 $35

 

Tamales make killer party food, but eating them is only half the fun! Bring your friends to this super-social cooking party where the tamale-making is the main event. Teams will take-on soaking corn husks, prepping the filling, assembling and tying up the bundles, and when the cooking’s done, of course you’ll dig in! And you’ll learn everything it takes to stage your own tamale-making party at home.

 

MENU: Masa, Classic Pork Filling, Vegetarian Filling, Sweet Dessert Filling

 

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Mon
27
Engine 2 Challenge Orientation
6:00 PM @ Check in at customer service
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Engine 2 Challenge Orientation
Monday, January 27th
6:00 PM
Check in at customer service, Free

Saturday, January 25, 9 a.m.

Monday, January 27, 6 p.m.

First of all, congratulations on making this very important commitment to your health!  The E2 lifestyle is not about subtraction- it is about addition.  During Orientation, you will learn about the three different paths you can take- volunteer firefighter, fire cadet or firefighter.  You will also receive a “Starter Kit” full of invaluable information that will help you along your journey.  Afterwards, feel free to stay for an E2 tour of the store.

Tue
28
The Wok Whisperer
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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The Wok Whisperer
Tuesday, January 28th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $45

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Wok Whisperer

Demonstration $45

 

If you’ve ever thought a wok was just another pan, imagine the difference between a soggy “stir-fry” and a vibrant dish of crispy vegetables and meat. The stir fry we create will be alive with color and flavor, infused with a faint, smoky char said to be the ethereal “breath of the wok.” In a captivating demo class, you’ll learn the history of this ancient cooking tool, how to purchase the right wok for you, how to cook with it and care for it properly.

 

MENU: Stir-Fried Shrimp with Bean Sprouts and Cilantro, Cantonese-Style Stir-Fried Pork with Chinese Broccoli, Kung Pao Chicken, Stir-Fried Tofu with Pickled Ginger

 

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Wed
29
Get Ahead Cooking: Rotisserie Chicken Meals
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Get Ahead Cooking: Rotisserie Chicken Meals
Wednesday, January 29th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $39

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Get Ahead Cooking: Rotisserie Chicken Meals

Demonstration

 $39

 

Jump-start dinner with the clever cook’s secret weapon: A fragrant, well-seasoned, crispy-skinned bird fresh off the spinning spit. It’s a full-flavored shortcut that will slash your kitchen time in half. Using WFM rotisserie chickens, we’ll knock-out four fast weeknight meals before the class is through.

 

MENU: Chicken and Green Chile Enchiladas, Chinese-Style Gingered Chicken and Rice Soup, Quick Chicken Gumbo; and Chicken Tetrazzini

 

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Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
30
Wings Gone Wild!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Wings Gone Wild!
Thursday, January 30th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $35

Thursday, January 30, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wings Gone Wild!

Demonstration

$35

 

Bone-up on how to make the best crowd pleasing, finger lickin’ wings you’ll ever bring to a Super Bowl party. In this crash-course in new-school wings, we’ll mix it up with rubs, marinades, glazes and sauces to turn out a spread of top-notch party food that will impress the traditionalists, and send those other wings packing.

 

MENU: Hot and Crunchy Sriracha Wings, Sticky Lime and Maple Wings, Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings; Creamy Mint Mojito Wings; and Spicy Chocolate Wings

 

 

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Fri
31
Kids' Club: Celebrating the Chinese New Year
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Kids' play area
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Kids' Club: Celebrating the Chinese New Year
Friday, January 31st
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kids' play area, Free

 

Join us for a Chinese New Year celebration.  We’ll be making fortune cookies and a fun craft for kids ages 3 and up.

Fri
31
Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Spain!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Charlotte
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Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Spain!
Friday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Charlotte, $55; $95 per pair

Friday, January 31, 2014

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Spain!

Hands- On

$55; $95 per pair

 

Situated between the sea and the mountains the city of Barcelona, the regional focus of our dinner, has a rich culinary history that involves influence from ancient Rome, Greece, and the Moors. A plethora of fine meats, dairy, fruits, and vegetables from the inland regions and game and trout from the mountains and rivers help create an amazing cuisine.  You won’t be disappointed that you made this culinary journey!

 

MENU: Cheese Plate of Spanish Cheeses; Coca de Recapate (Flatbread with Eggplant, Peppers, & Olives); Gambas a la Plancha (Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Parsley); Paella Parellada (Chicken, Seafood, Sausage, Pork, and Artichoke Paella); and Granita of Cava & Berries

 

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