August 2013

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Mon
05
Healthy Eating Class - Taste of Thailand
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Eating Class - Taste of Thailand
Monday, August 5th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

This month, travel around the world with our Healthy Eating & Green Mission Specialist, Camille, as she prepares flavorful dishes representative of unique cultures around the globe!

 

Taste of Thailand

In this Health Starts Here-focused cooking class, we’ll explore the exotic and multi-dimensional flavors of Thailand with an emphasis on raw, nutrient-dense, and plant-strong ingredients. Camille will show you how to make spicy, colorful, and satisfying Pad Thai lettuce wraps, using primarily raw food ingredients. Then we’ll see how to bring the complex flavors of Thailand to your very own blender with an easy raw vegan Thai Coconut Soup you can whip up in minutes without ever turning on a stove. We’ll double up on healthy desserts with easy coconut macaroons and a yummy mango sorbet that’s just bursting with tropical flavor.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Tue
06
Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Scott Barrow of Devon Seafood & Steak
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Scott Barrow of Devon Seafood & Steak
Tuesday, August 6th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

August means more than Back to School – it’s also the start of Miami Spice, a two-month local restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. During August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Check out many of the chefs of Miami Spice in our Lifestyle Center! For more information about Miami Spice and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.ilovemiamispice.com.

 

Executive Chef Scott Barrow of Devon Seafood & Steak

Born and raised in Kansas City, Scott Barrow’s passion for food stems from early years watching his mother and grandmother cooking meals for the family every night. After climbing the culinary ranks in Chicago, Barrow recently embarked on a new adventure as executive chef of the new Devon Seafood + Steak location in Miami, opened in January 2013 and recently named Best Restaurant in South Dade by the Miami New Times. Join Chef Barrow as he prepares a Niman Ranch bone-in pork chop along with mostarda, parmesan roasted potatoes and zucchini ragout.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

 

 

Wed
07
Healthy Eating Store Tour
6:00 PM @ At our Healthy Eating Station
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Wednesday, August 7th
6:00 PM
At our Healthy Eating Station, FREE

Learn more about our ANDI scoring system, what to look out for in reading labels, and get tips on how to incorporate more nutrient-dense foods into your diet by joining Camille on one of our Healthy Eating Store Tours!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421. Please meet at our Customer Service desk promptly at the time listed.

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
10
Back to School Bash!
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Throughout the Store
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Back to School Bash!
Saturday, August 10th
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Throughout the Store, FREE

Summer Sundown Kids Club!

12 pm in our Lifestyle Center – FREE

The Miami heat is still sizzling, but the clock’s ticking down the minutes ‘til (shhhh!) school is in session again! Camille will try not to mention that fact as she leads this fun-filled healthy kids club, packed with snacks, games, crafts, and prizes. Kids and parents will learn how to make yummy tropical fruit bars and other great snacks that are perfect to tote in lunchboxes. Then we’ll play a game of summer-inspired Pictionary, followed by a few rounds of carnival-style ring toss. As a take-home craft, kids will get to add their personal style to their school supplies as they decorate pencil cases with stickers, markers, sparkles, and other dazzling doo-dads.  

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421. This class is intended for children age 6 – 11. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Straight-A Sampling Throughout the Store!

2 pm – 5 pm, FREE

Looking for some much-needed lunchbox inspiration? Enjoy kid-friendly samples throughout our store’s many departments from 2 pm until 5 pm! To start, pass by our Customer Service desk and ask for your very own Report Card. As you stop by each sample station, ask for a sticker – collect stickers from every station and present your straight-A report card to a Customer Service Team Member to receive an awesome back to school prize! Parents – vote for your favorite demo after you sample your way throughout the store – you just might win a $50 Whole Foods Market gift card!

No pre-registration is necessary! Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate and are eligible for a prize while supplies last.

 

Celebrate Back to School at our Healthy Eating Station!

3 pm – 5 pm, FREE

Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Camille, to try a super healthy (and delicious!) green smoothie! Show us your best green smoothie moustache to earn a prize from our Healthy Treat Treasure Chest!

No pre-registration is necessary! Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate and are eligible for a prize while supplies last.

 

Sat
10
Summer Sundown Kids Club!
12:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Summer Sundown Kids Club!
Saturday, August 10th
12:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

The Miami heat is still sizzling, but the clock’s ticking down the minutes ‘til (shhhh!) school is in session again! Camille will try not to mention that fact as she leads this fun-filled healthy kids club, packed with snacks, games, crafts, and prizes. Kids and parents will learn how to make yummy tropical fruit bars and other great snacks that are perfect to tote in lunchboxes. Then we’ll play a game of summer-inspired Pictionary, followed by a few rounds of carnival-style ring toss. As a take-home craft, kids will get to add their personal style to their school supplies as they decorate pencil cases with stickers, markers, sparkles, and other dazzling doo-dads.  

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421. This class is intended for children age 6 – 11. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Mon
12
Healthy Eating Class - Indian Summer
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Eating Class - Indian Summer
Monday, August 12th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

This month, travel around the world with our Healthy Eating & Green Mission Specialist, Camille, as she prepares flavorful dishes representative of unique cultures around the globe!

 

Indian Summer

Indian cuisine is already bubbling over with healthy ingredients. In this class, Camille will show you how to take the flavors of Bombay to the next level of health with colorful, delicious, and plant-based recipes that are easy to make at home. First, she’ll demonstrate how to make a flavor-packed Brown Basmati Biryani. She’ll follow with a raw Curried Chickpea and Sundried Tomato Stew that swims with fresh plant-tastic ingredients and pairs perfectly with a raw Cauliflower Rice. Class will finish on a sweet note with an almond milk Fruit Kheer that will make you long for an Indian Summer.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Tue
13
Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Sean Brasel of Meat Market
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Sean Brasel of Meat Market
Tuesday, August 13th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

August means more than Back to School – it’s also the start of Miami Spice, a two-month local restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. During August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Check out many of the chefs of Miami Spice in our Lifestyle Center! For more information about Miami Spice and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.ilovemiamispice.com.

 

Executive Chef Sean Brasel of Meat Market

Meat Market Executive Chef Sean Brasel’s irreverent use of regional ingredients alongside traditional favorites has led Meat Market to stand out as one of South Florida’s most innovative and dynamic restaurants. Join Chef Brasel as he prepares herb crusted seabass with truffle mash, wild mushrooms, sweet corn, truffle nage and soy beans.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

 

 

 

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
15
Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Juliana Gonzalez of Barceloneta
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Juliana Gonzalez of Barceloneta
Thursday, August 15th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

August means more than Back to School – it’s also the start of Miami Spice, a two-month local restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. During August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Check out many of the chefs of Miami Spice in our Lifestyle Center! For more information about Miami Spice and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.ilovemiamispice.com.

 

Executive Chef Juliana Gonzalez of Barceloneta

For those of you that have traveled through Spain, the concept behind Barceloneta will not come as a great surprise. It is simply a place where good food, good drink and good people come together. Executive Chef Juliana Gonzalez will demonstrate how to make an Andalusian chilled tomato coup, creamy Calasparra rice with mushrooms confit, mushroom butter and aioli, and to finish, a delicious Pan con Chocolate.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Sat
17
Get Lunchbox Ready with our Back to School Vendor Fair!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Throughout the Store
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Get Lunchbox Ready with our Back to School Vendor Fair!
Saturday, August 17th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Throughout the Store, FREE

Meet some of our very favorite vendors while trying products perfect for those brand-new lunchboxes! Enjoy bites from Ready.Set.Cupcake, KIND Healthy Snacks, Peace A’ Cake, and many more!

No pre-registration is necessary!

Mon
19
Healthy Eating Class - Italian Scallions
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Eating Class - Italian Scallions
Monday, August 19th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

This month, travel around the world with our Healthy Eating & Green Mission Specialist, Camille, as she prepares flavorful dishes representative of unique cultures around the globe!

 

Italian Scallions

Get back to luscious whole foods via a culinary trip to Italy with this Health Starts Here class. We’ll begin with a raw Carrot and Parsnip Fettucine tossed in an herb-infused homemade pesto. For the main event, Camille will demonstrate how to make a raw Eggplant Parmesan that skips the dairy and relies instead on a “Dill-icious” Cashew Ricotta for its creaminess. Finally, you’ll experience true amoré as we round out our healthy meal with some Peach Walnut Tartlets. 

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Tue
20
Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Reuven Sugarman of Toro Toro
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Reuven Sugarman of Toro Toro
Tuesday, August 20th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

August means more than Back to School – it’s also the start of Miami Spice, a two-month local restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. During August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Check out many of the chefs of Miami Spice in our Lifestyle Center! For more information about Miami Spice and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.ilovemiamispice.com.

 

Executive Chef Reuven Sugarman of Toro Toro

Discover the tantalizing cuisine of Toro Toro, brought to downtown Miami by acclaimed Chefs Richard Sandoval and Reuven Sugarman. Combining the warmth of Latin American dining with a trendy New York City-esque lounge environment, Toro Toro is a must-try for Miami Spice! Join Chef Sugarman as he prepares an Achiote barbeque salmon with Crema Catalina and quinoa salad!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wed
21
Cheers to American Artisan Cheese Month!
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Cheers to American Artisan Cheese Month!
Wednesday, August 21st
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

August is all about highlighting the amazing items made right here on the farms and in the kitchens of artisans throughout the country, and this class will celebrate some of our favorite American cheeses and beers!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
22
Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Julie Frans of Essencia at the Palms
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Miami Spice Cooking Series - Executive Chef Julie Frans of Essencia at the Palms
Thursday, August 22nd
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

August means more than Back to School – it’s also the start of Miami Spice, a two-month local restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. During August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Check out many of the chefs of Miami Spice in our Lifestyle Center! For more information about Miami Spice and a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.ilovemiamispice.com.

 

Executive Chef Julie Frans of Essencia at the Palms

As the Signature Chef at The Palms Hotel & Spa, Frans oversees the culinary concept throughout the hotel, with a focus on the hotel’s signature restaurant Essencia Restaurant & Lounge. Responsible for the execution of all restaurant menus, Frans will create a Glass Noodle Salad served with Thai marinated Key West shrimp, local mango, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, radish, mint, cilantro, toasted peanuts and sweet chile-citrus vinaigrette alongside a grilled gulf-caught corvina.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Mon
26
Healthy Eating Class - Mexican Monday!
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Eating Class - Mexican Monday!
Monday, August 26th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

This month, travel around the world with our Healthy Eating & Green Mission Specialist, Camille, as she prepares flavorful dishes representative of unique cultures around the globe!

 

Mexican Monday!

It’s a fiesta in your mouth as Health Starts Here goes south of the border into Mexico’s flavorful territory. Camille will lead with a nutrient-dense and vibrant Sprouted Taco Salad topped with avocado, cilantro, and cashew cream. She’ll move onto a lime-laced Jicama, Corn, and Quinoa Hot Pot that’s long on flavor, even when you’re short on prep time. The creamy and dreamy Lemon Avocado Mousse will mark the end of your healthy Mexican flavor adventure – at least until you make the menu at home!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wed
28
Regional Spotlight: Wines of South Africa
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Regional Spotlight: Wines of South Africa
Wednesday, August 28th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Journey with our Specialty Team to South Africa as we highlight the unique and distinctive wine produced throughout the country. Each type of wine will be paired with the perfect cheese to complement its specific taste.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Events At Nearby Stores

Curbside Kitchen: Greens & Grains Bar
Thursday, August 28th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In the parking lot, $6 donation to Whole Kids Foundation

Curbside Kitchen: Greens & Grains Bar
Thursday, August 28, 5-8pm, $6 donation to Whole Kids Foundation
Hang out with our Healthy Eating Specialist Lisa and make your very own greens and grains plate with a choice 5 prepared food health starts here items. Vegans welcome!

Curbside Kitchen: Greens & Grains Bar
Thursday, August 28, 5-8pm, $6 donation to Whole Kids Foundation

Food Truck Fridays
Friday, August 29th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Prepared Foods, $6

Join us every Friday for a food truck party in the store and enjoy some of our favorite street food style dishes!

·         Friday, August 1st: Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

·         Friday, August, 8th: Loaded Nachos

·         Friday, August 15th: Turkey Hot Dog

·         Friday, August 22nd: Cheesy Waffle Fries

·         Friday, August 29th: Philly Cheesesteak 

Join us every Friday for a food truck party in the store and enjoy some of our favorite street food style dishes!

·         Friday, August 1st: Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Meet Your Butcher!
Friday, August 29th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meat, Free

The old-fashioned butcher shop isn’t extinct. Come on in and meet your Aventura butcher, Juan. He will be on the floor, cutting and filleting some of our highest quality meats and demoing delicious cuts for you to try for your Labor Day celebrations!

The old-fashioned butcher shop isn’t extinct. Come on in and meet your Aventura butcher, Juan.