November 2012

Thu
01
Gluten Free Basics: Asian Flavors
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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Gluten Free Basics: Asian Flavors
Thursday, November 1st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Are you tired of hearing about all the gluten-filled things you can’t eat? Join us to discover some dishes you may not even realize are gluten free! We’ll whip up some classic Thai and Chinese dishes that are naturally gluten free. Emphasis in this class is on learning to prepare quick and easy gluten free recipes without excessive time and effort and how to easily identify ingredients that are gluten free. This class has hands on opportunities as desired.

 

On the menu:

  • Spicy Chili Green Cabbage
  • Fresh Thai Spring Rolls with Soy Dipping Sauce
  • Orange Chicken served over Jasmine Rice
  • Pad Thai with Carrots and Broccoli

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Fri
02
Holiday Ordering Table
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Holiday Ordering Table
Friday, November 2nd
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun

Holiday Menu Table

Open November 2nd through December 22nd. Come to Whole Foods Market to order your holiday meal, fresh turkeys, roasts, and much more! Pick up our Holiday Catering Menu, in store to see all of our mouth-watering holiday offerings. Team Members will be at our Holiday Table to answer any of your holiday menu questions, make suggestions and help you place your holiday order! Please note: Holiday table hours may vary. Visit our customer service desk to place an order if you are visiting during hours that the table is not open. 

Fri
02
Peak Pick: A Taste of the Fall Harvest
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Peak Pick: A Taste of the Fall Harvest
Friday, November 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Nothing complements the leaves changing and a nice fresh gust of fall air like the aroma of a harvest dinner roasting away in the oven or simmering on the cook top. In this class, we will work with fall roots, fruits, herbs and techniques to craft a comforting meal to enjoy the best of what Fall has to offer. On the menu:

  • Pear and Gorgonzola Crostini
  • Squash Bisque with Pumpkin Seed Gremolata
  • Seasonal Salad
  • Maple Thyme Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Ginger Apple Crumble

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sat
03
Healthier Cooking: Flavor without Fat
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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Healthier Cooking: Flavor without Fat
Saturday, November 3rd
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this class we will learn about making delicious, clean tasting, healthier food by developing flavor with spices and seasonings instead of adding extra calories and fat. We will learn to use vinegar & citrus to season and learn how to create robust flavors with spices. This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired.

On the menu:

  • Green Tea with Rose Hips
  • Citrus Supreme Salad with Micro Greens and Shallot Vinaigrette
  •  Poached Wild Salmon
  • Lavender Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Macerated Berry Napoleon

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sun
04
Best of the Midwest: Local Foods
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Best of the Midwest: Local Foods
Sunday, November 4th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Come celebrate Midwestern living by sampling and cooking the best local foods the market has to offer. Learn what’s in season and where to find it as we prepare foods highlighting some of our area’s best offerings. We will start with a tasting of out favorite area cheeses and finish with a wonderful family style meal. This class is gluten free with hands on opportunities as desired.

On the menu:

  • Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese and Apples
  • Pan-Seared Trout with Exotic Mushroom Ragout
  • Wild Rice Pilaf with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Wilted Rainbow Chard with Onions
  • Honeycrisp Apple Flambé with Vanilla Ice Cream

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sun
04
Vegan Comfort Food: Three Soups and a Sandwich
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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Vegan Comfort Food: Three Soups and a Sandwich
Sunday, November 4th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Minneapolis, $35

This class will be taught by AmyLeo of Vegan Affairs. Delicious, comforting soups don’t have to start with butter and end with cream! You’ll find out how to make rich, creamy soups without dairy that will keep you warm all winter long, as well as a hearty and satisfying veggie sandwich. Come hungry and with questions. Class is vegan friendly and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Cream of Celery
  • Curried Red Lentil
  • Split Pea

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Mon
05
Give Thanks for Gluten Free Stuffings, Sauces and Sides
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Give Thanks for Gluten Free Stuffings, Sauces and Sides
Monday, November 5th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $15

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. One of the hardest times of the year for those who live a gluten free lifestyle is the holidays, when many are working to feed a crowd and there are tons of events and festivities without gluten free options.  Join us to discuss holiday recipes and strategies, sample new gluten free products and try some delicious new holiday dishes. Class is dairy and gluten free.  On the menu:

  • Gluten Free Bread Stuffing
  • Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing
  • Gluten Free Gravy
  • Gluten Free Rolls

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Wed
07
Grab and Give: Emergency Food Shelf Network
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Grab and Give: Emergency Food Shelf Network
Wednesday, November 7th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun

'Tis the season to give and give back! Help fight hunger this holiday season by making a monetary donation to the Emergency Food Shelf Network at check out.  Visit them online to learn more about their work and mission: http://www.emergencyfoodshelf.org/

Wed
07
Vegan Holiday Victuals
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Vegan Holiday Victuals
Wednesday, November 7th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $25

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If you’re planning vegan holiday gatherings or are looking for some fabulous vegan dishes to please your whole family, try this class on for size.  Through hands-on participation, we will veganize some holiday classics to make a great cruelty free menu for all to enjoy. On the menu:

  • Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Celebration Roast
  • Vegan Mushroom Gravy
  • Vegan “Buttermilk” Mashed Potatoes
  • Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Thu
08
Rock and Roll Sushi
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Rock and Roll Sushi
Thursday, November 8th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Sushi, the original Japanese fast food, is not just found at your local sushi bar, or sushi-ya. Become your own itamae, or sushi master, in this fun hands-on class.  You will learn about the history of sushi, go over sushi jargon and etiquette and how to select your ingredients.  Chef Ani will show you how to make maki, or rolls, and then you’ll jump in and make your own with a selection of fresh seafood, vegetables and fruit.  At the end of the class, you will take home extra rolls and your brand new sushi rolling mat.  This class fills up very quickly, so sign up right away!  Class is hands on, gluten free and has vegetarian/vegan options as desired.

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Fri
09
Rock and Roll Sushi
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Rock and Roll Sushi
Friday, November 9th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $30

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sat
10
Date Night: Poland
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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Date Night: Poland
Saturday, November 10th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Minneapolis, $40 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Have you ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and instead doing something just as impactful, but more appealing to the senses? We will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening with your significant other.  You and your date will learn to prepare and then eat an amazing four-course dinner. This class has minimal hands on opportunities.

Our menu will be a POLISH themed four-course dinner:

  • Sausage Tasting with Mustards
  • Pierogis with Garlic Cream Sauce
  • Breaded Pork Cutlet (Kotlet) with Exotic Mushrooms
  • Potato Pancakes with Applesauce or Sour Cream
  • Cream CheeseCake (Sernik)

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sat
10
The Whole Kids Club Presents...Breakfast Bites!
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...Breakfast Bites!
Saturday, November 10th
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Minneapolis, $8 for Whole Kids Club Members, $10 for Non-Members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Start your day right with a class on the most important meal of the day: BREAKFAST! Put down your bowl of cereal and learn how to make some really cool stuff that you can make for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This class is appropriate for 5-14 year olds and is for kids only, please! On the menu:

  • French Toast
  • Omelet Muffins
  • Fancy Fruit Salad

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sun
11
Thansgiving Holiday Menu Tasting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Thansgiving Holiday Menu Tasting
Sunday, November 11th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun, Free

Whole Foods Market is here to make the holidays easier for you! Our ever popular and always delicious holiday catering menu can help save you time in the kitchen so you can spend it with your loved ones.  Stop by our prepared foods department on November 11th or 18th to try some of our favorite items from this year’s holiday catering menu.  After sampling our holiday fare, you can order your holiday meal in-store or on-line.

Sun
11
Knife Skills: Thanksgiving Edition
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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Knife Skills: Thanksgiving Edition
Sunday, November 11th
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Knife in hand, you will learn how to confidently tackle preparing some of your favorite Thanksgiving items as well as learning the cooking methods the pros use. Chef Jeremy will guide the class through beginner, intermediate and advanced cutting techniques. During the second half of the class we will make some classic Turkey Day favorites using the skills we’ve learned! This class is vegetarian and gluten free and can be vegan upon request. This class has lots of hands on participation throughout the class.

On the menu:

  • Real Cranberry Sauce
  • Bok Choy Salad with Crispy Fried Noodles
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Sugar
  • Au Gratin Potatoes with Three Cheeses
  • Wild Rice Pilaf with Exotic Mushrooms and Dried Cherries
  • Pumpkin Pie with Real Whipped Cream

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Mon
12
Peak Pick: Sweet and Savory Sweet Potatoes
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Peak Pick: Sweet and Savory Sweet Potatoes
Monday, November 12th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. I’m going to go out on a culinary limb and say that anything a potato can do, a sweet potato can do better! Not only are sweet potatoes delicious, they’re also a nutrient rich food with fiber, protein, Vitamin A and antioxidants a plenty. Join us to learn the difference between a sweet potato and a yam, the types of sweet potatoes available, and how to cook them in a myriad of different ways. Class is vegetarian friendly and has opportunities for hands on participation as desired. On the menu:

  • Sweet Potato Chips with Sweet Potato Salsa
  • Sweet Potato Bisque with Sweet Potato Biscuits
  • Seasonal Salad
  • Stir Fried Sweet Potatoes with Coconut
  • Sweet Potato Pudding

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Tue
13
Peak Pick: Very Merry Cranberries
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Peak Pick: Very Merry Cranberries
Tuesday, November 13th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Cranberries are a classic presence on any holiday table, adding tart flavor and serious nutrition to whatever dish they are added to, but Thanksgiving is not their only day to shine. If you've never explored cranberries and what they can do, you're in for a real treat!  You will learn all about cranberries and how they add a helping hand to your body during the stressful holidays.  Class has opportunities for hands-on participation.  On the menu:

  • Virgin Cosmopolitans
  • Fall Vegetable and Cranberry Bisque
  • Seasonal Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
  • Pan Roasted Salmon with Cranberry Gastrique
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries and Candied Pecans
  • Cran-peary Crumble

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Thu
15
Best of the Bulb: Recipe Tasting Event, Featuring all Things Garlic
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Best of the Bulb: Recipe Tasting Event, Featuring all Things Garlic
Thursday, November 15th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun, FREE

BEST OF THE BULB-

Recipe Tasting Event Featuring all Things Garlic

Join us for an evening of all things garlic.  Our talented team members are sharing their top five favorite garlic inspired recipes to make your taste buds go wild!  Try all five and get the recipes to take home and try on your own.  We’re asking everyone to vote for their favorite recipe too! Turn in your ballot and we’ll send you off with a free pack of breath mints and you’ll be entered into our drawing for a $50 Whole Foods Market gift card.  See you there! (Event is free to attend. No pre-registration necessary.)

Fri
16
A Salute to Bacon
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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A Salute to Bacon
Friday, November 16th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $35

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Simply put, everything is better with bacon. Bacon has all the best things going for it- quick cooking, great texture, smoky, salty and slightly sweet. Bacon gets a bad nutritional rap, but it’s not that bad for you, with about 6 grams of fat per serving. If you’re a certified or self-proclaimed bacon-a-holic, this is the class for you. In this class, you will learn the differences between different types of bacon, the chef’s secret for bacon cookery and enjoy a six course bacon banquet. Class has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Devils on Horseback
  • Two Potato Soup with Bacon and Spinach
  • Bacon Chipotle Cornbread
  • Seasonal Salad with Candied Bacon
  • BLT Risotto
  • Bacon Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sat
17
On Food and Cooking: Science and Lore in the Kitchen
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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On Food and Cooking: Science and Lore in the Kitchen
Saturday, November 17th
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Minneapolis, $25

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Scientific processes are happening constantly in the kitchen. Chef Jeremy will demystify many of the cooking techniques we use everyday by explaining a little of the science behind what happens while we cook. We will discuss the best techniques and tips for getting the results we want as we learn why it happens. We will also discuss Harold McGee’s book,  On Food and Cooking , as we experiment and theorize while enjoying some wonderful food.  This class is pescatarian friendly and gluten free with hands on opportunities as desired.

On the menu:

  • Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto Demystified
  • Pan Seared Wild Salmon with Beurre Blanc
  • Vanilla Crème Brulee with Macerated Berries

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sun
18
Thansgiving Holiday Menu Tasting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Thansgiving Holiday Menu Tasting
Sunday, November 18th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun, Free

Whole Foods Market is here to make the holidays easier for you! Our ever popular and always delicious holiday catering menu can help save you time in the kitchen so you can spend it with your loved ones.  Stop by our prepared foods department on November 11th or 18th to try some of our favorite items from this year’s holiday catering menu.  After sampling our holiday fare, you can order your holiday meal in-store or on-line.

Sun
18
Gluten Free Basics
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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Gluten Free Basics
Sunday, November 18th
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We’ll demonstrate some classic Thai and Chinese dishes that happen to be gluten free as well. Emphasis is on learning to prepare quick and easy gluten free recipes without excessive time and effort and easily identifying ingredients that are gluten free as well.  Pre-registration is required. Vegetarian options available upon request.

 

On the menu:

  • Spicy Chili Green Cabbage
  • Fresh Spring Rolls with Soy Dipping Sauce
  • Orange Chicken with Jasmine Rice
  • Pad Thai with Fresh Vegetables

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sun
18
The Cuisine of Mumbai
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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The Cuisine of Mumbai
Sunday, November 18th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Minneapolis, $45

This class will be taught by Anu of Exotic Palates. Join Anu from Exotic Palates to celebrate Dandiya night….celebrating Mumbai’s Dance Festival with foods from Mumbai!  Dandiya is a form of dance and huge dance fests are conducted all over India, during September and October. No place holds grander festivals than Mumbai!  Come and share the festivities of the Dandiya night, listen to some lilting Dandiya music and pick up a step or two while you enjoy as Chef Anu teaches you the cuisine of Mumbai.

  • Mumbai Mojito (virgin)
  • Pav Bhaji – a medley of vegetables cooked with aromatic spices, is served with garnishes and Pav bread!
  • Samosa – Crispy turnovers with potato filling
  • Chicken Frankie –  A must have on the streets of Mumbai food scene!  Chicken cooked with spices and assembled in a wrap!!
  • Spiced Chai …. For the grand finale!  

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Mon
19
Healthier Holiday Options
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Healthier Holiday Options
Monday, November 19th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $20

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. It’s easy to eat, drink and be merry all holiday season long, but sometimes hard to make healthy choices. In this class, we’ll discuss how to create dishes that involve all of the flavor and better nutrition than Thanksgiving dishes past, with stuffing, sauces and sides that can be made for one or one hundred! Using seasonal ingredients and simple recipes, we’ll transform a table of temptation into a meal that you and your family can feel great about adding to your holiday traditions. Come hungry! Class is vegetarian friendly and can be gluten free upon request. On the menu:

  • Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce
  • A Leaner Thanksgiving Gravy
  • Whole Grain Stuffing with Cranberries and Pecans
  • Maple Thyme Roasted Root Vegetables
  • A Lighter Pumpkin Pie

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Tue
20
Skillful Seasoning: The Fundamentals of Flavor
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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Skillful Seasoning: The Fundamentals of Flavor
Tuesday, November 20th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Minneapolis, $35

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. When to season? How much to use? What’s the best salt and why?  What’s the difference? We’ll answer all this and more as we cook a meal that’s sure to amaze and easy to duplicate at home later. Learn how to season like a pro to get the best flavor really jump out.  We’ll also taste four different exotic salts in our quest to master all things seasoning! This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired

On the menu:

  • A Gourmet Cheese Tasting
  • Lemon and Herb Wrapped Trout
  • Stovetop Braised Kale with Shallots
  • Nouveau Strogenoff with Bison Tenderloin
  • Mocha Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Wed
21
Thanksgiving Holiday Special Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ lake
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Thanksgiving Holiday Special Hours
Wednesday, November 21st
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
lake

Fri
23
Early Bird Sale
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Early Bird Sale
Friday, November 23rd
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun

 

Fri
23
Early Bird Sale
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Early Bird Sale
Friday, November 23rd
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun

 

Fri
23
3 Day Sale EXPLOSION
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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3 Day Sale EXPLOSION
Friday, November 23rd
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun

Wed
28
Healthier Cooking: Spice for Life
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Minneapolis
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Healthier Cooking: Spice for Life
Wednesday, November 28th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this class we will learn about making delicious, clean, healthier food by developing flavor with spices and seasonings instead of adding extra calories and fat. We will learn to use vinegar & citrus to season and how to create robust flavors with spices. This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired.

On the menu:

  • Yerba Mate Hot Beverage
  • Watercress Salad with Poached Egg and Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Marinated Top Sirloin with Chimichurri
  • Savory Wheatberries with Cilantro and Lime
  • Coconut Parfait with Fresh Berries

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Thu
29
Peak Pick: Broccoli and Its Buddies
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Peak Pick: Broccoli and Its Buddies
Thursday, November 29th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $25

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. When it comes to vegetables, the biggest family in town is the brassica family. This family, which is sometimes simply called “cabbage” actually includes many commonly used vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, head cabbages and many more. These veggies also have another thing in common: they’re packed with nutrition! We will use this family of vegetables to make a slew of dishes that are nutritious and comforting for the cold months of winter. Class is vegetarian friendly, with hands on participation as desired. On the menu:

  • Kale Chips
  • Cauliflower Soup with White Truffle Oil
  • Stir Fried Vegetable Trio with Ginger
  • Southern Style Braised Greens
  • Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan
  • High Heat Roasted Orange Sesame Broccoli

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Fri
30
Date Night: Some Like It Hot
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Minneapolis
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Date Night: Some Like It Hot
Friday, November 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minneapolis, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. It may be cold outside, but inside our cooking classroom, we’re heating things up with a night devoted to hot peppers. You'll delve into chili-classification to find out what makes them so spicy and how to work with them safely. You will try chili peppers fresh, dried, roasted and pickled and enjoy a slew of global chili dishes from mild to five-alarm hot, with lots of cooking tips, techniques and culinary history in between. Class has opportunities for hands on participation if desired. On the menu:

  • Spicy Ginger Fizz
  • Jalapeno Popper Dip
  • Laarb (Thai Toasted Rice Salad)
  • Ma Po Doufu
  • Jamacian Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice
  • Chocolate Chipotle Flourless Chocolate Cake

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Events At Nearby Stores

Health Starts Here 5 for $5 Lunch
Monday, July 28th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, $5

Start your week off right with a selection of 5 Health Starts Here dishes for just $5. These dishes feature nutrient dense, plant strong ingredients, with no added oil or sodium, but plenty of fresh, delicious flavor. Menu changes weekly - watch our Facebook page for weekly updates.

Start your week off right with a selection of 5 Health Starts Here dishes for just $5.

Fridays on the Grill
Friday, August 1st
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Prices vary by item.

Join us this summer for Fridays on the Grill! Each Friday we'll be grilling up delicious food in our parking lot and the menu will change each week.

'Like us' on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out more and to stay updated with the menu!

 

 

Join us this summer for Fridays on the Grill! Each Friday we'll be grilling up delicious food in our parking lot and the menu will change each week.

Grilled Cheese Grill-Off
Saturday, August 2nd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul Whole Foods Market, Free!

We've decided to have a competition and you get to be the judge! 

Our departments are going head-to-head in a grilled cheese battle. Each department (that's right, all 9 of them!) will be coming up with what they think is the best version of this tasty sandwich.

What's better than free grilled cheese samples? More free stuff! Your ballot to vote also does double-duty as an entry to win a gift basket at the end of the competition!

We've decided to have