March 2014

Sat
01
SOUTHERN CAKES with Chef John Auman
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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SOUTHERN CAKES with Chef John Auman
Saturday, March 1st
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $59

Saturday, March 01, 2014

SOUTHERN CAKES with Chef John Auman

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$59

For generations, Southerners have been baking fabulous cakes and bragging about it.  Join Chef John Auman and develop your cake bragging rights!   You’ll learn the “science” of cake baking and how to make cakes that are works of “art”. We’ll explore the essential ingredients in a cake, from different types of flours to fats, sugars, eggs and leaveners. Then you’ll put that newfound knowledge to work baking a few of the South’s most beloved cakes. Be ready to enjoy a class chock full of information, technique, a little history, and rest assured, “you can have your cake and eat it too”!

MENU: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Coconut Cake, Red Velvet Cake and Hummingbird Cake. A light lunch will be served and, of course, ice cream alongside your cakes.

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Sun
02
The Sharons
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Specialty department
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The Sharons
Sunday, March 2nd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Specialty department, Free

It’s cheese and wine’s finest moment. Taste the stars of Specialty as they take to the red carpet, all hoping for the top prize in a number of mouthwatering categories. Best Performance by a Chardonnay? Best Supporting Accoutrement? We’ll let you decide.

Tue
04
HEALTHY EATING AT HOME
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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HEALTHY EATING AT HOME
Tuesday, March 4th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, 39.00

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

HEALTHY EATING AT HOME

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$39

Good health starts at home! Learn to make healthy and tasty dishes to keep your New Year’s commitment going.  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: 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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Wed
05
UPSCALE COMFORT FOODS
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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UPSCALE COMFORT FOODS
Wednesday, March 5th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $ 59.00

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

UPSCALE COMFORT FOODS

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$59

 Some would call it a food trend and we agree—chefs taking heritage foods and creating amazing new dishes to please the modern palate. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves and some great ideas for taking some of our favorite foods to a whole new level. Join us to create fantastic new dishes that are sure to become all time favorites!

MENU: Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings with Gorgonzola and Bacon Jam, Heritage Pork, Smoked Butter Bean “Hop-N-John” with Lacinato Kale and Pot Likker Broth; Lobster Mac n’ Cheese; and Red Velvet Torte with Cream Cheese Ice Cream.

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Thu
06
SUSHI WORKSHOP
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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SUSHI WORKSHOP
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $ 59.00

Thursday, March 06, 2014

SUSHI WORKSHOP

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$59

Love sushi?  Then this class is for you! You'll learn the basics of making Maki and Nigiri Sushi including making sushi rice, choosing and assembling fillings, forming Nigiri and rolling ingredients for Maki using thin crisp seaweed sheets and a bamboo mat.

MENU: Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Rolls; California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls; Seafood Nigiri, Perfect Tempura Veggies with Dipping Sauces, and Green Tea Ice Cream.

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Thu
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
07
Whole Planet Foundation Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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Whole Planet Foundation Friday
Friday, March 7th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market

Every Friday during the 2014 Whole Planet Foundation “Invest” campaign, one department team will be creating a lunchtime treat for customers, with proceeds benefiting Whole Planet Foundation. Grab a delicious, ready-to-go nibble for a good cause in these departments:

 

Feb. 21: Seafood

Feb. 28: Prepared Foods                    

March 7: Grocery

March 14: Meat               

March 21: Bakery           

March 28: Specialty

 

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market whose mission is poverty alleviation in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market store with products. Together, with the generous support of our suppliers and shoppers, Whole Planet Foundation is achieving its mission through facilitating microcredit (or small loans), training and other financial services to the self-employed poor. Support of Whole Planet Foundation has a direct impact in the Charlotte area through the nonprofit’s affiliation with Grameen America’s Charlotte branch.

 

 

Fri
07
Whole Planet Foundation Special Event
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Salud Cooking School
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Whole Planet Foundation Special Event
Friday, March 7th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Salud Cooking School, $75

Join our chefs as they pay culinary tribute and invest in a world without poverty with your support. This demonstration class will feature recipes inspired by Whole Planet Foundation borrowers worldwide, from South America to Indonesia. All proceeds from this journey through global cuisines will benefit Whole Planet Foundation. MENU: A variety of appetizers; Thai Hot and Sour Chicken Soup; Moroccan Vegetable Tagine with Lemon Couscous; Indonesian-Style Snapper with Tamarind-Tumeric Sauce; Cambodian Collard Greens with Pork Belly; South African-Inspired Pickled Mango; and a variety of sweets. Wine and beer will be served.

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market in 2005. By working with microfinance institutions worldwide, Whole Planet Foundation has been able to facilitate microloans to more than 330,000 women entrepreneurs in 59 countries.

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Sat
08
One Whole Day Ride #1 at Flywheel Charlotte
9:30 AM @ Flywheel Charlotte, 2907 Providence Road
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One Whole Day Ride #1 at Flywheel Charlotte
Saturday, March 8th
9:30 AM
Flywheel Charlotte, 2907 Providence Road

Join the Flywheel crew in turning the wheels toward a future without poverty. Instructors will lead Flywheel’s signature indoor cycling ride with your generous donations going directly to Whole Planet Foundation.

Visit the Flywheel website to reserve your space at either the 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. class. Flywheel will credit a class to those who make a donation to Whole Planet Foundation.

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market whose mission is poverty alleviation in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market store with products. Together, with the generous support of our suppliers and shoppers, Whole Planet Foundation is achieving its mission through facilitating microcredit (or small loans), training and other financial services to the self-employed poor. Support of Whole Planet Foundation has a direct impact in the Charlotte area through the nonprofit’s affiliation with Grameen America’s Charlotte branch.

Sat
08
SALUTE TO JULIA CHILD, EVERYDAY FRENCH TECHNIQUES, PART I
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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SALUTE TO JULIA CHILD, EVERYDAY FRENCH TECHNIQUES, PART I
Saturday, March 8th
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $65.00

Saturday, March 08, 2014

SALUTE TO JULIA CHILD, EVERYDAY FRENCH TECHNIQUES, PART I

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$65

Julia Child, American Culinary Hero, is our inspiration for this class.  Sharpen your culinary skills and learn the foundations of French inspired cuisine. Students will improve their understanding of the fundamentals of French cooking in a fun, unintimidating atmosphere. Each class has a separate menu so whether you attend one or both, are a novice cook or well-seasoned pro, you will enjoy incorporating these delectable dishes into your culinary tool kit.

MENU: Part I: Caramelized Four Onion & Herb Crust Tarte; Yukon Gold Wrapped Halibut Fillets; Haricots Verts Pistou; Oven Roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli Mornay; and Parisian Dessert Galette with Seasonal Fruit.

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Sat
08
One Whole Day Ride #2 at Flywheel Charlotte
10:30 AM @ Flywheel Charlotte, 2907 Providence Rd.
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One Whole Day Ride #2 at Flywheel Charlotte
Saturday, March 8th
10:30 AM
Flywheel Charlotte, 2907 Providence Rd.

Join the Flywheel crew in turning the wheels toward a future without poverty. Instructors will lead Flywheel’s signature indoor cycling ride with your generous donations going directly to Whole Planet Foundation.

Visit the Flywheel website to reserve your space at either the 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. class. Flywheel will credit a class to those who make a donation to Whole Planet Foundation.

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market whose mission is poverty alleviation in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market store with products. Together, with the generous support of our suppliers and shoppers, Whole Planet Foundation is achieving its mission through facilitating microcredit (or small loans), training and other financial services to the self-employed poor. Support of Whole Planet Foundation has a direct impact in the Charlotte area through the nonprofit’s affiliation with Grameen America’s Charlotte branch.

Sat
08
One Whole Day
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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One Whole Day
Saturday, March 8th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Free

In honor of our annual "Crack Heard 'Round the World," our One Whole Day will be a store-wide circus with activities raising awareness and funds for Whole Planet Foundation! Join us in investing in a future without poverty in the developing world and right here at home. Activities include:

  • One Whole Day ride at Flywheel Charlotte (rides at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; see calendar listing for more info)
  • Noon to 3 p.m.: Circus-themed snacks throughout the store and a pop-up featuring Whole Planet Foundation-inspired kimchee and japchae recipes prepared by Team Member Suzy
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: The Crack Heard 'Round the World in Specialty (3 p.m. sharp! See calendar listing). Before and after the crack join us for Peroni and parm sampling, and to play your luck on our prize wheel--with spoils including a Whole Foods Market growler, parmigiano reggiano, Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance Member products, Whole Foods Market gift cards, Whole Planet Foundation premium items, and more!

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market whose mission is poverty alleviation in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market store with products. Together, with the generous support of our suppliers and shoppers, Whole Planet Foundation is achieving its mission through facilitating microcredit (or small loans), training and other financial services to the self-employed poor. Support of Whole Planet Foundation has a direct impact in the Charlotte area through the nonprofit’s affiliation with Grameen America’s Charlotte branch.

Sat
08
Parmigiano Reggiano: The Crack Heard 'Round the World
3:00 PM @ Specialty department
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Parmigiano Reggiano: The Crack Heard 'Round the World
Saturday, March 8th
3:00 PM
Specialty department, Free

Your local Whole Foods Market is among the hundreds of stores across the country that will crack and sample wheels of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano--the mightiest of cheeses--at 3 p.m. EST! Join us for this entertaining sight to see (and taste).

Breaking into a wheel of our 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano is like cracking open a bit of happiness. And our cheesemongers take cracking these wheels very seriously. There is a centuries-old art to opening the cheese wheels by using official tools (five different types of knives) so the internal crystalline structure and crumbly texture is left intact. 

Come a little early or stick around afterward for a chance to win prizes offered through our prize wheel spin, with all proceeds benefiting Whole Planet Foundation.

Sat
08
DATE NIGHT: THE FRENCH BISTRO
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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DATE NIGHT: THE FRENCH BISTRO
Saturday, March 8th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $119.00

Saturday, March 08, 2014

DATE NIGHT: THE FRENCH BISTRO

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$119 per couple

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 will satisfy and delight. By the end of class, you’ll be dreaming of planning your trip to France.

MENU: Mesclun Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette; Goat Cheese Soufflé; Steamed Mussels with White Wine & Saffron; Pan-Seared steak with Bearnaise; Pommes Frites; and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis.

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Tue
11
National Nutrition Month: Smoothie Demonstration
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Harris YMCA, 5900 Quail Hollow Road, Charlotte
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National Nutrition Month: Smoothie Demonstration
Tuesday, March 11th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Harris YMCA, 5900 Quail Hollow Road, Charlotte

Our Healthy Eating Specialist, Shannon, will start your morning right at the Harris Y, sampling out delicious smoothies in celebration of National Nutrition Month. 

Tue
11
DINNER IN THE BIG EASY
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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DINNER IN THE BIG EASY
Tuesday, March 11th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $39

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DINNER IN THE BIG EASY

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$39

Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, New Orleans is home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music.  Are you curious about the difference between Cajun and Creole or wonder what the culinary “holy trinity” is? Then join us for a laid back virtual food tour as we explore the unique ingredients, cooking methods, and traditional dishes of this fabulous, spirited city.

MENU: Southern Style Gougères, Jambalaya; Fried Okra; Piquant Cornbread; and Beignets with Chocolate Dipping Sauce.

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Wed
12
Vitamix Live Demos
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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Vitamix Live Demos
Wednesday, March 12th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market

Keep those healthy eating resolutions going with Vitamix. A Vitamix expert will be demonstrating tasty, nutritious treats for everyone to try from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Come by and check out all that the Vitamix can do to revolutionize your kitchen.

Wed
12
HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES
Wednesday, March 12th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $ 59.00

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

HOMEMADE PASTA & SAUCES

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$59

If you don’t have an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience to learn the process. Making your own pasta is surprisingly easy, and the results are delicious. Students learn the techniques for making basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini and pasta sheets for ravioli; cutting and filling ravioli; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast.

MENU: Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Semolina Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Ragu; Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Sage-Brown Butter Sauce; and Fettuccini with Bolognese Sauce.

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Thu
13
FIXIN’ FISH
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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FIXIN’ FISH
Thursday, March 13th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $39

Thursday, March 13, 2014

FIXIN’ FISH

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$39

Want to add more fish to your diet but feel a little intimidated by how to cook it? This class will give you lots of tips and techniques on shopping for and cooking some of our most popular fish. From poaching to frying to grilling, we’ll cover all the basics and in the process create some delicious dishes for you to taste and make at home.

MENU: Poached Whole Red Snapper with Root Vegetables; Fried Flounder with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Slaw; Blackened Salmon with Compound Butter; and

Grilled Tilapia with Pineapple-Mango Salsa.

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Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
14
Whole Planet Foundation Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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Whole Planet Foundation Friday
Friday, March 14th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market

Every Friday during the 2014 Whole Planet Foundation “Invest” campaign, one department team will be creating a lunchtime treat for customers, with proceeds benefiting Whole Planet Foundation. Grab a delicious, ready-to-go nibble for a good cause in these departments:

 

Feb. 21: Seafood

Feb. 28: Prepared Foods                    

March 7: Grocery

March 14: Meat               

March 21: Bakery           

March 28: Specialty

 

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market whose mission is poverty alleviation in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market store with products. Together, with the generous support of our suppliers and shoppers, Whole Planet Foundation is achieving its mission through facilitating microcredit (or small loans), training and other financial services to the self-employed poor. Support of Whole Planet Foundation has a direct impact in the Charlotte area through the nonprofit’s affiliation with Grameen America’s Charlotte branch.

 

 

Fri
14
LUCK O’ THE IRISH: BEERS, BREADS & CHEESES
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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LUCK O’ THE IRISH: BEERS, BREADS & CHEESES
Friday, March 14th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $39

Friday, March 14, 2014

LUCK O’ THE IRISH: BEERS, BREADS & CHEESES

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$39

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this fun and informative class – just be sure to wear your green!  Our beer specialist will educate and entertain you as he provides a glimpse into the dynamic world of craft beers.  Our Chef will delight your palate and introduce you to a few fine Irish-inspired foods that you’ll definitely want to add to your culinary repertoire.

Menu: A Selection of Craft Beers and Artisan Cheeses; Irish Soda Bread with Kerrygold Butter; Pan-Fried Potato Cakes with Onions and Bacon; and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

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Sat
15
"Keep the Fire Going" Store Tour
10:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market
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"Keep the Fire Going" Store Tour
Saturday, March 15th
10:00 AM
Whole Foods Market, Free

As the national Engine 2 Challenge concludes, you may be wondering how to sustain a diet that promotes lifelong balanced nutrition. Join us as we explore the aisles of Whole Foods Market and their healthy options.

Sat
15
DATE NIGHT: THE BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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DATE NIGHT: THE BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
Saturday, March 15th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $119.00

March 15, 2014

DATE NIGHT: THE BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$119 per couple

America is taken with the Brazilian Steakhouse concept and these eateries are popping up all over the U.S. Using a variety of our best quality meats and our trusty grill, we will create our own version of the Brazilian churrascaria. If you can’t make it to the FIFA World Cup this year, join us to sample the local flavor!

MENU: Marinated Sirloin Tips; Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs; Selection of Savory Sausages; Herb-Crusted Lamb Kabobs; Garlic Buttered Mashed Potatoes; Make-Your-Own Salad Bar; and Brazilian Caramel Flan.

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Mon
17
Kids' Club: St. Patrick's Day
4:00 PM @ 2nd Floor Kids' Play Area
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Kids' Club: St. Patrick's Day
Monday, March 17th
4:00 PM
2nd Floor Kids' Play Area, Free

Come celebrate the luck of the Irish with a green-themed craft and snack!

Tue
18
MAIN DISH SALADS
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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MAIN DISH SALADS
Tuesday, March 18th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $39

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MAIN DISH SALADS

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$39

Our evening demonstration moves salad to the center of the plate with four main-dish recipes that are easy to put together and can even be done on the grill! Learn the basics of combining flavors and ingredients as you watch our Chef create these tasty main-dish salads that you can easily replicate at home.

MENU: Grilled Shrimp Romaine Salad with Charred Corn, Avocado, Tomato, & Orange Vinaigrette with Grilled Baguette; Chinese Chicken Salad with Red Peppers, Snow Peas, & Peanut Dressing; Blackened Salmon Salad with Mango, Papaya, Almonds, & Blue Cheese; and Savory Skirt Steak over Arugula with Grilled Peaches & Shaved Parmgiano-Reggiano.

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Wed
19
Flywheel Recipe Day
12:00 AM @ Flywheel Charlotte, 2907 Providence Road
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Flywheel Recipe Day
Wednesday, March 19th
12:00 AM
Flywheel Charlotte, 2907 Providence Road

On the third Wednesday of every month, pick up a recipe card at Flywheel Charlotte, which includes a coupon for a free recipe ingredient from us. Post a picture of your prepared recipe on either Facebook or Twitter and tag Whole Foods Market (facebook.com/wfmcharlotte or @wfmcharlotte) for a chance to win a free gift.

Thu
20
Health Starts Here Book Club
6:00 PM @ Check in at Customer Service
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Health Starts Here Book Club
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM
Check in at Customer Service, Free

We’ll discuss “Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., a book that explains how a more plant-based diet can benefit your overall health and well being.

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
20
SPANISH TAPAS
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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SPANISH TAPAS
Thursday, March 20th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $39

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SPANISH TAPAS

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$39

Picture yourself in Spain.  It’s early evening and you’ve just finished running with the bulls! Now it’s time to gather friends and head to the tapas bar for drinks, small plates of delicious foods and great laughs. Join Salud! for our tapas evening and

learn how to create your own great tapas evening at home. Viva ¡España!

MENU: Potatas Bravas; Calamari and Artichoke Frito with Aioli; Tortilla Espagnola; Manchego and Quince Crostini; and Best Ever Sangria.

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Fri
21
Whole Planet Foundation Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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Whole Planet Foundation Friday
Friday, March 21st
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market

Every Friday during the 2014 Whole Planet Foundation “Invest” campaign, one department team will be creating a lunchtime treat for customers, with proceeds benefiting Whole Planet Foundation. Grab a delicious, ready-to-go nibble for a good cause in these departments:

 

Feb. 21: Seafood

Feb. 28: Prepared Foods                    

March 7: Grocery

March 14: Meat               

March 21: Bakery           

March 28: Specialty

 

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market whose mission is poverty alleviation in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market store with products. Together, with the generous support of our suppliers and shoppers, Whole Planet Foundation is achieving its mission through facilitating microcredit (or small loans), training and other financial services to the self-employed poor. Support of Whole Planet Foundation has a direct impact in the Charlotte area through the nonprofit’s affiliation with Grameen America’s Charlotte branch.

 

 

Fri
21
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: JULIE & JULIA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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GIRLS NIGHT OUT: JULIE & JULIA
Friday, March 21st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $55

Friday, March 21, 2014

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: JULIE & JULIA

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$55

Join us for a unique evening as we recreate some favorite recipes from the movie Julie and Julia! And, we will raise a glass in salute to Julia Child who introduced French cooking techniques to Americans in a way that was entertaining, accessible and delicious!

MENU: Beef Bourguignon; Fillet of Sole; Bruschetta with Rustic Pan Fried Bread and Heirloom Tomatoes:  Artichokes with Hollandaise Sauce and Creamy Chocolate Mousse Pie.

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Sat
22
KIDS COOK: BUILD YOUR OWN LASAGNA—for ages 6 to 9
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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KIDS COOK: BUILD YOUR OWN LASAGNA—for ages 6 to 9
Saturday, March 22nd
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $35.00

Saturday, March 22, 2014

KIDS COOK: BUILD YOUR OWN LASAGNA—for ages 6 to 9

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$35

What could be more fun than making your own lasagna?  We’ll teach the basics on building a variety of lasagnas sure to please any discriminating foodie.  You’ll be surprised, and we hope delighted, when your young chef comes home ready to replicate these recipes for family and friends!

MENU: Traditional Meat Lasagna; Spring Vegetable Lasagna; Mixed Greens Salad with Parmesan Dressing; Garlic Bread and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Lasagna.

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Tue
25
5% Day Benefiting Urban Ministry Center
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market
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5% Day Benefiting Urban Ministry Center
Tuesday, March 25th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market

When you shop at our store on 5% Day, you are supporting an organization making a direct impact in our community. Five percent of net sales made on this day are donated to a local nonprofit, and this 5% Day will benefit Urban Ministry Center. Urban Ministry Center is an interfaith organization dedicated to bringing the community together to end homelessness, one life at a time. Proceeds from 5% Day will directly support the organization’s CommunityWorks programs, which employ art, athletics, gardening and music to foster motivation and life skills for participants.

 

Whole Foods Market stores give back to their communities throughout the year, and one such way is 5% Day, held quarterly. For more information and to apply for 5% Day consideration at our Charlotte store, follow this link.

Tue
25
APPETIZERS 101
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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APPETIZERS 101
Tuesday, March 25th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $59

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

APPETIZERS 101

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$59

Pop open the sparkling wine and get ready for your next soirée! Whether you want fresh ideas for appetizers to serve at your next dinner party, or if you’re looking for something special to bring to a party, you’ll learn how to make a host of delicious and festive little bites that will make any party fabulous.

MENU: Caramelized Onion and Smoked Salmon Canapes; Pear and Goat Cheese Quesadillas; Grilled Chicken Drumettes with Blue Cheese Dip; Warm Brie Tarts with Cranberry Compote; Marinated Steak Crostini with Horseradish Cream; and tips for creating a lovely Cheese Board.

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Wed
26
LET’S GO VEGAN!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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LET’S GO VEGAN!
Wednesday, March 26th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $39

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LET’S GO VEGAN!

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$39

Join us to learn how to make some delicious vegan dishes that will help you discover a whole new world of eating.  Just because its vegan, does not mean it’s healthy.  Using a sound foundation of knowledge and a little motivation, we’ll help you learn to use your creativity to make some delicious, healthy dishes that will make your palate sing!

MENU: Wild Mushroom Stroganoff; Sesame Tofu with Sugar Snap Peas; Medley of Spring Greens with Cashew “Cream” Sauce; Coconut Oil Biscuits; and Sticky Orange Cake with Marmalade Glaze.

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Thu
27
CRÊPES AND SOUFFLÉS
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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CRÊPES AND SOUFFLÉS
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $59

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CRÊPES AND SOUFFLÉS

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$59

Soufflés and crepes are two dishes that can be very intimidating—but have no fear. We are here to be-bunk the myth that these lovelies are too hard to make.  In a short amount of time, your confidence will rise and you’ll be making, and enjoying, several different varieties—both savory and sweet—of each.

MENU: Classic Cheese Soufflé; Chocolate-Rasperry Soufflé; Ham and Gruyere Crepes; Smoked Salmon with Lemon and Dill Crepes; Strawberry Crepes with Crème Anglaise; and Chocolate-Hazelnut Crepes with Caramelized Bananas.

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Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
27
Hello, Beauty! Natural Hair with Jane Carter
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Second Floor Cafe
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Hello, Beauty! Natural Hair with Jane Carter
Thursday, March 27th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Second Floor Cafe , Free

Hello, Beauty! Goodbye, bad hair days! Come out for an evening of fun with Jane Carter, who will be answering everyone’s questions, doing live product demos and sharing tips. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

 

Register online here

Fri
28
Whole Planet Foundation Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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Whole Planet Foundation Friday
Friday, March 28th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market

Every Friday during the 2014 Whole Planet Foundation “Invest” campaign, one department team will be creating a lunchtime treat for customers, with proceeds benefiting Whole Planet Foundation. Grab a delicious, ready-to-go nibble for a good cause in these departments:

 

Feb. 21: Seafood

Feb. 28: Prepared Foods                    

March 7: Grocery

March 14: Meat               

March 21: Bakery           

March 28: Specialty

 

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market whose mission is poverty alleviation in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market store with products. Together, with the generous support of our suppliers and shoppers, Whole Planet Foundation is achieving its mission through facilitating microcredit (or small loans), training and other financial services to the self-employed poor. Support of Whole Planet Foundation has a direct impact in the Charlotte area through the nonprofit’s affiliation with Grameen America’s Charlotte branch.

 

 

Fri
28
Wine: CLASSIC VARIETALS - REDS
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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Wine: CLASSIC VARIETALS - REDS
Friday, March 28th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $19.00

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wine: CLASSIC VARIETALS - REDS

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

DEMONSTRATION

$19

If you've ever wondered what the difference is between a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon or been mystified by wine terms like acidity, annins, 

French oak and legs, join us in this class. We’ll demystify these terms as we taste through great reds of the world.

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Sat
29
SALUTE TO JULIA CHILD, FRENCH TECHNIQUES-PART 2
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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SALUTE TO JULIA CHILD, FRENCH TECHNIQUES-PART 2
Saturday, March 29th
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $65.00

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SALUTE TO JULIA CHILD, FRENCH TECHNIQUES-PART 2

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

HANDS-ON

$65

Julia Child, American Culinary Hero, is our inspiration for this class.  Sharpen your culinary skills and learn the foundations of French inspired cuisine. Students will improve their understanding of the fundamentals of French cooking in a fun, unintimidating atmosphere. Each class has a separate menu so whether you attend one or both, are a novice cook or well-seasoned pro, you will enjoy incorporating these delectable dishes into your culinary tool kit.

MENU: Part 2: Leek & Roquefort Cheese Soufflé; Frisee & Arugula Salad with Sautéed Pears & Gruyere Croûtes; Poulet en Papillote with Sauce a L’Estragon (Chicken in Parchment with White Wine & Tarragon Sauce); Braised Fennel with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hollandaise; and Profiteroles with Coffee Ice Cream & Crème Anglaise.

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Sat
29
Kids' Club: Martial Arts University Champions
10:00 AM @ 2nd Floor Kids' Play Area
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Kids' Club: Martial Arts University Champions
Saturday, March 29th
10:00 AM
2nd Floor Kids' Play Area

Instructors from Charlotte’s Martial Arts University will lead this fun, energetic basics session that can build focus and confidence. A healthy, replenishing snack will be provided.

Sat
29
The Invest Campaign Giving Grill
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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The Invest Campaign Giving Grill
Saturday, March 29th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market

Join us at the Chef’s Corner for a “grill-in” with all proceeds benefiting Whole Planet Foundation.

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market whose mission is poverty alleviation in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market store with products. Together, with the generous support of our suppliers and shoppers, Whole Planet Foundation is achieving its mission through facilitating microcredit (or small loans), training and other financial services to the self-employed poor. Support of Whole Planet Foundation has a direct impact in the Charlotte area through the nonprofit’s affiliation with Grameen America’s Charlotte branch.

Sat
29
The Invest Campaign: Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ 2nd floor cafe
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The Invest Campaign: Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Saturday, March 29th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2nd floor cafe, $20 for commemorative glass and unlimited sampling

Browse and bid on items created and donated by our Team Members and community supporters. Sip wine while you browse, with the option to enjoy unlimited sampling in a commemorative glass for $20. All proceeds will benefit Whole Planet Foundation.

Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market whose mission is poverty alleviation in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market store with products. Together, with the generous support of our suppliers and shoppers, Whole Planet Foundation is achieving its mission through facilitating microcredit (or small loans), training and other financial services to the self-employed poor. Support of Whole Planet Foundation has a direct impact in the Charlotte area through the nonprofit’s affiliation with Grameen America’s Charlotte branch.

Sat
29
DATE NIGHT: FONDUE FUN
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Charlotte
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DATE NIGHT: FONDUE FUN
Saturday, March 29th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Charlotte, $119.00

Saturday, March 29, 2014

DATE NIGHT: FONDUE FUN

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

HANDS-ON

$119 per couple

It seems everything comes back in style and fondue is no exception. Fondue is the perfect dish to share for two or for casual entertaining. Bring your favorite fondue partner and jump in the kitchen to create a trio of classics. You'll have a unique night out together and go home with the know-how to recreate your own special fondue party.

MENU: Classic Gruyère and Emmentaler Cheese Fondue with French Baguette and Apples; Sirloin Steak and Shrimp with Dipping Sauces; and Chocolate Fondue with Biscotti and Fruits.

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