June 2013

Sat
01
Date Night: Italy
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Italy
Saturday, June 1st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The Italians have a wonderful philosophy on food and cooking, taking great pride in quality and freshness. If you’ve ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and instead doing something just as impactful, but more appealing to the senses, look no further. This class is chock full of cooking tips, demos and of course, delicious food. Chef Jeremy will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening during which you can enjoy your company as well as a fantastic four-course meal without having to stress about the cooking. Class is gluten-free, with pescatarian options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

·         A Tasting of Gourmet Italian Cheeses

·         Pan-Seared Scallop with Micro-Greens, Mango Puree and Calabrian Chiles

·         Herb Marinated Rack of Lamb

·         Polenta with Parmesan Cheese

·         Lacinato Kale with Sweet Onions

·         Coconut Gelato with Raspberries and Fresh Mint

 

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
03
Simple Summer Suppers in Twenty Minutes or Less
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Simple Summer Suppers in Twenty Minutes or Less
Monday, June 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Getting dinner on the table can be a challenge for any busy person. Once you throw in the scorching heat of summer, the idea of turning on the oven or sweating over the stove makes the level of difficulty even higher. The solution? Ditch the oven mitts and learn to create four summer suppers that don’t involve more than a few minutes of prep time and little to no time spent heating up the kitchen! Using fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and herbs, we’ll get dinner on the table in less time than it will take you to enjoy every last mouthful of flavor. Learn how to prep efficiently, use the grocery store to your advantage and get maximum flavor from some of Chef Ani’s favorite spring and summer foods. Additional lessons include how to make fresh ceviche, how to enjoy pizza- no oven required- and how to work with spring vegetables such as asparagus, green beans and fresh peas. Class has vegetarian options- please specify upon registration. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado and Hearts of Palm
  • Salad Niçoise Wraps
  • Skillet Vegetable Pizzas with Asparagus and Buratta
  • Tabouleh with Peaches and Mint

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
04
Peak Pick: Crazy for Coconut
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Crazy for Coconut
Tuesday, June 4th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Coconut is an edible marvel. One of the most useful plants on earth, we use the wood, bark, leaves and of course- fruit- in many forms. The shells are highly prized as a natural material, and the coconut water within has saved many a life- it is considered a sterile liquid and was often fed to the wounded- intravenously! With all that goodness, it is time to move beyond take-out curries and fussy Southern cakes and get some coconut into our cuisine. In our market, you can get your coconut fix in many forms- water, milk, oil, butter, shredded, flour, sugar, extract, young whole coconuts and mature coconuts. In this class, you’ll learn how to open a coconut safely, how to extract the water within, how to work with fresh coconut meat and how to add delicious coconutty flavor to everything from appetizer to dessert. Additional lessons learned in this class include how to properly batter and fry, how to make noodles from coconut meat, how to stirfry, how to poach and the secrets to making crepes. This class is gluten-free and has vegetarian options- please specify upon registration. On the menu:

  • Fresh Young Coconut Water with Lime
  • Coconut-Avocado Soup with Coconut Crusted Shrimp and Coconut Noodles
  • Crispy Coconut Kale
  • Coconut Crepes with Coconut Milk Poached Chicken and Coconut Carrot Salad
  • Coconut Macaroon Inspired 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!

Wed
05
Healthier Cooking for Food Lovers: Putting the Garden on the Grill- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Healthier Cooking for Food Lovers: Putting the Garden on the Grill- SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, June 5th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $10 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Grilling is a true pleasure of summer dining and there are so many great things out there to grill. In this class, we’ll explore the many different vegan options for summer grilling- and I’m not talking about boring industrial veggie burgers. Not only is grilling a great group dinner, it’s an easy way to batch cook fruits and vegetables to use all week long in sandwiches, grain salads, soups and much more. Learn the tips and tricks for infusing fruits, vegetables and vegan proteins with maximum flavor, how to keep food from sticking to your grill and how to use grilled foods as a base for an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert. We’ll also whip up a flavorful, easy-to-grill vegan burger. This class is vegan and has gluten-free options- please specify upon registration. On the menu:

  • Grilled Zucchini Roulade with Sundried Tomatoes
  • Grilled Hearts of Palm and Sweet Corn Salad with Avocado
  • Marinated Portobello Mushroom Steaks
  • Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers
  • Grilled Peaches with Dark Chocolate and Pistachios

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
06
Community Support Day for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Community Support Day for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Thursday, June 6th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun

Community Support Day for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Farm to Childcare Program

Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Minnetonka

Thursday, June 6th

 

Stock up and shop for a cause during our Community Support Day at Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Minnetonka , and Minneapolis locations. On Thursday, March 6th, we'll donate 5% of our sales to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. The money raised will go towards their new program, Farm to Childcare.  The goal of this initiative is to bring fresh, locally grown product to children in daycare throughout Minnesota.  This project builds on IATP’s widely-recognized leadership in building Minnesota’s Farm to School movement, and focuses on the early childhood years when life-long taste preferences and eating habits are at their most formative. 

 

Whole Foods Market St. Paul – 30 S Fairview, St. Paul, MN 55105

Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun – 3060 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Whole Foods Market Minnetonka- 1001 Plymouth Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Thu
06
Light Summer Bites: Easy Appetizers- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Light Summer Bites: Easy Appetizers- SOLD OUT!
Thursday, June 6th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Summer is a time for celebrations, and with celebrations come appetizers- flavorful bites of the best of the season. If you’re looking for new recipes and techniques to add a “wow” factor to your summer festivities, this class is a must! We’ll focus on finger-friendly small bites that are quick to make and that hold up well in the heat, including several that can be made entirely in advance. Skills learned in this class include how to set up mis en place (kitchen organization) to make appetizer prep quick and easy, how to make vinegar reductions, how to roast garlic and how to make an infused sugar. On the menu:

  • Savory Goat Cheese Truffles
  • The Ultimate Caprese Salad Satay
  • Watermelon Halloumi Bites with Fresh Herbs
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Pistachio Ricotta
  • Sweet Pea and Roasted Garlic Crostini
  • Deconstructed BLTs
  • Seasonal Fruit with Mint Sugar

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
07
Date Night: Cuba
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Cuba
Friday, June 7th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of Cuba is rustic and imaginative and utilizes the best local items available: Cuba still participates in food rationing and average wage is less than $17 per month so it is especially important to eat what’s available locally. If you’ve ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and instead doing something just as impactful, but more appealing to the senses, look no further. This class is chock full of cooking tips, demos and of course, delicious food. Chef Jeremy will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening during which you can enjoy your company as well as a fantastic four-course meal without having to stress about the cooking. Class is gluten-free, with pescatarian options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

·         Sparkling Mango Spritzer

·         Ensalada Aguacate (Avocado Side Salad) with Fresh Mango Vinaigrette

·         Camarones (Shrimp) Al Ajillo (Garlicky Cuban Mojo)

·         Ropa Vieja (Shredded Flank Steak) with Morros E Christianos (Beans and Rice)

·         Banana and Pistachio 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!

Sun
09
The World's Best Burger
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The World's Best Burger
Sunday, June 9th
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. It’s America’s favorite food, and here is where we will demonstrate the best way to cook the mighty burger - it’s easier than you might think. We will talk about how to source the highest quality ingredients, then we’ll grind our own hamburger meat and learn a lot about why the burger just may be the world’s most perfect food. We’ll also make a world-class veggie burger recipe from scratch and try some of the best sides that our deli has to offer. Class will wrap with Banana Splits as we discuss the art and science grilling and all things burger.

Class has gluten-free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

·         Highlight Item: House Ground Burgers with Short Rib, Top Sirloin and Bacon

·         Bonus Item: Award Winning Homemade Veggie Patties

·         Served with a selection of our favorite Whole Foods deli sides

·         Special Dessert: Banana Split

 

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
10
Knife Skills and Cooking Techniques
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills and Cooking Techniques
Monday, June 10th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this Thailand Edition of our popular series of Knife Skills classes we will concentrate on utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients as we improve your skills and make you more comfortable in the kitchen. Chef Jeremy will demo then assist as we learn and perform some basic vegetable cutting techniques together. The knowledge and skills learned in this class will provide you a solid foundation that you will use in the kitchen for the rest of your life. This class is gluten-free and has great vegetarian and vegan options available upon request. Also note that this class is very hands-on and you can expect to both prep and prepare foods during class under supervision of the chef. On the menu:

·         Salad of Baby Greens and Spring Vegetables with Homemade Herb Vinaigrette

·         Thai Style Fresh Spring Rolls with Ginger Dipping Sauce

·         Coconut Green Curry with Shrimp and Scallops

·         Aromatic Jasmine Rice with Green Peas and Shallots

 

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
11
Summer in the Garden: Vegan Party Food- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Summer in the Garden: Vegan Party Food- SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, June 11th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Summer is an ideal time to enjoy more fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds. These foods are nutritious without being heavy and in many cases, at their absolute peak of ripeness and flavor. Whether you lead a totally vegan lifestyle or are just looking to get more fruits and vegetables into your meal rotation, this class will show you how to make delicious, low-stress meals that are simple enough for a summer supper for one, but delicious and festive enough for a party. In this class, you’ll learn how to work with summer fruits, vegetables and herbs, how to make delicious plant based sauces, how to marinate fruits and vegetables for maximum flavor and optimum texture. This class is vegan and has gluten-free options- please specify upon registration. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Miso Marinated Mushroom Kabobs
  • BBQ Tofu Kabobs
  • Marinated Hearts of Palm Salad with Chilies and Avocado
  • Vegan Caprese Salad
  • “Cheesy” Kale Chips
  • Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad with Romesco
  • Grilled Pineapple Coconut Dessert

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
12
An Introduction to Raw Foods- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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An Introduction to Raw Foods- SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, June 12th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy light, seasonal meals built on a foundation of fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds. While many of us enjoy these foods lightly steamed, roasted, grilled or fried, there is another, simpler way to enjoy them- raw! In this class, we’ll discuss how to handle raw foods, how to store fruits and vegetables for maximum shelf life, how to turn richer foods like nuts, seeds and avocados into creamy sauces, and how to infuse fruits and vegetables with flavor without heat. Then, join Chef Ani in whipping up a raw foods feast full of interesting new flavors and textures. This class is vegan and gluten-free, with hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Green Smoothies
  • Mushroom Carpaccio
  • Raw Nachos with Cashew Queso
  • Raw Kale Salad with Peaches and Pistachios
  • Zucchini “Pasta” with Raw Tomato Cream Sauce
  • Raw Truffles

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
13
Vitamix Road Show
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Vitamix Road Show
Thursday, June 13th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun

IT’S COMING!!! The Vitamix 7500.
Whole Foods Market is the exclusive retailer for the 7500 model. It is available online, but we are the only “bricks and mortar” retailer that will offer this top-of-the-line model.
Some of the fabulous features:
• Quiet motor
• Fits under cabinets!
• Comes with a new and very nice bound cookbook, with recipes oriented toward the WFM shopper.
• Free filtration bag (for making non-dairy milks, separating out pulp, etc.)
• 7-year warranty.
• Available colors are black, red and white.

Thu
13
Eat Local! A Taste of the Midwest In Spring
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Eat Local! A Taste of the Midwest In Spring
Thursday, June 13th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. There are endless reasons to eat from your local ecosystem- lowering your carbon footprint via food transit, supporting your local agricultural economy, enjoying fresher and more nutrient rich foods and of course- the flavor of freshly picked, locally grown, raised and produced foods. The Midwest has always been a treasure trove of delicious food, and the local food movement has supported an explosion of growth for local farmers and small producers. Enjoy the literal fruits of our local food economy in this delicious cooking class. Discover the stories behind some of our strongest local producers and farmers and enjoy the flavor of fresh local produce, meat, seafood, cheese and sweets. The menu is subject to change to do product availability, but all efforts will be taken to include as wide a variety of local foods as possible. On the menu:

  • Local Cheese Tasting
  • Local Seasonal Salad
  • Pan Roasted Local Beef with Local Mushroom Ragout
  • Local Wild Rice and Local Smoked Trout Fritters
  • Local Dessert Tasting

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
13
Twitter Chat: Summer Produce Gone Wild
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer Produce Gone Wild
Thursday, June 13th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Squash, canteloupe, and corn - oh my! Summer's bounty is just ripe for the cooking and we'll dish about all of the ways to enjoy your favorites. We'll also celebrate our friends the bees, pollinators we all love and need to keep summer's bounty returning years after year. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
14
On A Roll: Homemade Pasta Made Easy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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On A Roll: Homemade Pasta Made Easy
Friday, June 14th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Many of us keep pasta on hand in the pantry- for a quick dinner, a light lunch or as a base for our favorite hot dishes and comfort foods. Dried pasta is a great staple, but it has nothing on fresh pasta, which has luscious texture and rich flavor- and is easily made in your own home with only three ingredients, all of which I bet are in your kitchen right now. Join Chef Ani as she rolls out pasta history, shows you the science behind mixing perfect pasta and how to make four different dishes perfect for summer suppers. Explore different pasta shapes and techniques, and discover how to pair the right noodle with the right sauce. Additional lessons in this class include how to choose the right type of flour for the right job, how make an authentic Italian pesto, how to make flavored pastas and how to select a proper wine for cooking. This class has lots of hands on opportunities and has vegetarian or dairy-free options as desired. On the menu:

  • Fresh Spaghetti with Pesto Genovese
  • Farfalle with Light Summer Tomato Sauce
  • Pappardelle with Eggplant Caponata
  • Dessert Ravioli with Goat Cheese Chocolate Filling

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
15
Marvelous Macarons- SOLD OUT!
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Marvelous Macarons- SOLD OUT!
Saturday, June 15th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. These tiny, tasty treat have taken the dessert world by storm! Macarons can be an expensive habit, though, with store bought prices of up to $2- per cookie! Macarons can easily be made at home, but it takes a little research, prep and practice to figure out this cookie’s quirks- and luckily, Chef Ani has done all the research necessary to teach you how to make flawless macarons without any specialized equipment- just a hand mixer, a spatula, some parchment paper and a little bit of patience. In this class, we’ll approach the marvelous macaron from start to finish- the ingredients that make it unique, how to handle them, the mixing and piping techniques, and of course, successful baking technique. We’ll discuss how to flavor and color your macs, ideal fillings and how to decorate as well. This class is gluten-free and vegetarian friendly, with lots of hands on opportunities. A meal will not be served during this class, but you will be taking home lots of macarons, so please plan accordingly.

 

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
17
Gluten Free Basics
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Gluten Free Basics
Monday, June 17th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $10 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Whether you or a loved one have been gluten free for 10 minutes or 10 years, navigating the grocery store, restaurants and your own kitchen can be daunting. Luckily, there are tons of foods that are naturally gluten free, and many delicious specifically gluten free items in our stores. In this class, we will go through common grains and ingredients and what is considered gluten free, how to read labels of prepared and processed foods, gluten free pitfalls in the home kitchen and out on the town, and how to work with gluten free grains and flours. You’ll also get to sample some great gluten free products from around the store. This class is gluten free and can be vegetarian friendly or dairy-free- please specify upon registration, and will be a demonstration style class. On the menu:

  • Gluten Free Tomato Bruschetta
  • Gluten Free Summer Quinoa Salad
  • Gluten Free Summer Vegetable Tartlets
  • Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes

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
18
Taste Bud Travels: Parisian Summer Bistro
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Parisian Summer Bistro
Tuesday, June 18th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. The French are the masters of two of my favorite things: cooking and eating, and nothing says “je suis à Paris” like the small plates of the French bistro. The French table draws from the countryside and the seashore and celebrates classic French ingredients such as olives, fresh herbs, and of course, more cheeses than you can count. French bistro fare is elegant, richly flavored and an excellent choice for a romantic evening for two. Grab your favorite dinner partner and head into the classroom for an evening that feels like you’re under the Eiffel tower, even though you’re in the middle of Minneapolis. Additional lessons learned in this class include how to put together an excellent cheese plate, how to make perfect crisp fries and how to whip up your own crepes. Class has vegetarian options as desired- please specify upon registration. Class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • French Cheese Tasting
  • Radish Tartines
  • Traditional Salad Nicoise
  • Vichyssoise
  • Moule Frites (Braised Mussels with Fries)
  • Celery Remoulade
  • Dessert Crêpes with Seasonal Fruit

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
20
Peak Pick: Heavenly Summer Herbs
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Heavenly Summer Herbs
Thursday, June 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. When the world warms up, you know that spring and summer herbs are just around the corner. Whether you use them by the handful or the pinch, fresh herbs add brightness and life to many dishes, from appetizer to dessert. If you’re growing a mess of summer herbs or just look forward to buying them by the bushel all summer long, this class can show you how to pick them out, store them, use them and preserve them throughout the rest of the herb-deprived year. Additional lessons include how to craft your own syrups, how to poach properly, how to make compound butter and how to make an herbal vinegar. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Strawberry Mint Fizz
  • Caprese Salad Wraps
  • Parsley Salad with Sesame and Orange
  • Chilled Summer Vegetable Soup with Chimichurri
  • Herb Poached Salmon
  • Dill Biscuits with Herb Butter
  • Laab (Thai Stirfry with Fresh Herb Salad)
  • Basil Shortbread 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!

Fri
21
Rock and Roll Sushi- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Rock and Roll Sushi- SOLD OUT!
Friday, June 21st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Sushi has a rich, deep history. The concept is hundreds of years old, taking advantage of natural resources from its home region of Japan and providing a fix for those who wanted to preserve their supper without refrigeration. To Americans, however, sushi is a new, mysterious thing- becoming popular on the West Coast in the early 1950s, and going from the shores of the Pacific to the shores of the Great Lakes as few as thirty years ago. With any new cuisine comes mystery, and we’re here to delve into the mysteries of sushi- its terminology, the differences between Japanese and American style sushi, how to make great sushi rice and how to form maki, or rolls, in the comfort of your very own home. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn the maki method, then dive in and choose their own fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood to create three maki rolls. After enjoying your delicious homemade sushi, you go home with the bonus of your very own sushi mat for future rolling ventures. This class is hands on, is suitable for gluten free customers and has options for vegetarian and vegan customers. Come hungry!

 

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
22
The Whole Kids Club Presents...Green Eggs and Ham!- SOLD OUT!
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...Green Eggs and Ham!- SOLD OUT!
Saturday, June 22nd
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cooking Classroom, $5 for Whole Kids Club Members, $8 for Non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Dr. Seuss is on the loose….in the cooking classroom! Chef Ani and the little cooks will explore the delicious, rhyming world of Dr. Seuss while preparing his favorite breakfast- green eggs and ham, along with bright green fruit smoothies and green biscuits, too! Vegetarian options are available upon request- please specify upon registration. This class is suitable for kids ages 5-12 and are drop off classes- kids only, please!

 

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
22
Grillin' and Chillin' Summer Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Grillin' and Chillin' Summer Event
Saturday, June 22nd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun, Free

Summer is all about enjoying the sunshine and the outdoors!
Health Starts Here makes it simple with delicious recipes and ready-to-serve items that are nutrient dense, plant strong and perfect for summer gatherings. Swing by for a variety of samples. Visit each department and sample a variety of items for Grillin' and Chillin'

Sat
22
Dr. Hauscka Summer Skin Care Demonstration Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Dr. Hauscka Summer Skin Care Demonstration Event
Saturday, June 22nd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun

Featuring Skin Care for Men and Women

Meet Mary from Dr. Hauschka and discover the benefits of well maintained summer skincare:

-complexion enhancement for Men and Women
-prepare your skin for outdoor activities and sports
-protect your skin from sun exposure and wind damage

SPECIAL OFFER! On June 22nd, ONLY, purchase any one full size Dr. Hauschka Moisturizer and receive a free Special Edition Facial Toner, or Cleansing Milk-*while supplies last!

*visit with a Dr. Hauschka Esthetician for your personal Skin Care questions

Sun
23
The Science of Cooking Well
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Science of Cooking Well
Sunday, June 23rd
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Why do mashed potatoes to become gluey and heavy instead being of creamy and light? Why do roasts and turkeys overcook on the countertop? For something so basic, cooking can seem complicated. The problem is that good recipes can only take you so far. Successful cooks seem to operate on intuition and have a sixth sense in the kitchen, but it turns out that great cooks possess something more than culinary ESP, they understand the fundamental science behind why foods act the way they do. Chef Jeremy has been studying the Science of Cooking Well throughout his entire career and will share some industry tested secrets for getting award winning results every time!

This class is mostly lecture and demo based and has only a few hands on opportunities. On the menu:

·         Spinach Salad with Pecans, Caramelized Onions and Emulsified Sherry Vinaigrette

·         Asparagus tips drizzled with from scratch Hollandaise Sauce

·         The perfect Fried Chicken you’ve always wanted to learn to make at home

·         Key Lime Pie in easy to make pie crust with a surprise secret ingredient

 

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
24
Summer Superfoods- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Summer Superfoods- SOLD OUT!
Monday, June 24th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $15 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Some of the items in our market should be displayed wearing superhero capes, with their high concentrations of micronutrients and antioxidants, as well as delicious flavor and excellent texture. If you’re looking to get a little more nutrition into your daily meals, this is a must-take class. Learn how to identify nutrient density of a food at a glance, how to read labels of processed foods such as grains, nuts, seeds and legumes, and how to prepare some of the most nutrient dense foods that the world has to offer- without feeling like you’re eating “health food”. Additional lessons included in this class are how to work with fresh leafy greens, basic methods for cooking whole grains and how to craft oil-free dressings. Class is vegan friendly and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Superfood Smoothie
  • Fresh Summer Crudite with Creamy Avocado Dip
  • Massaged Kale Salad
  • Summer Vegetable Slaw with Orange Sesame Dressing
  • Quinoa Salad with Peaches
  • Whole Grain Summer Fruit 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!

Tue
25
Peak Pick: Awesome Avocados- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Awesome Avocados- SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, June 25th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. It’s not easy being green- unless that green is avocado. Smooth and creamy, sweet and savory avocados are versatile powerhouses of nutrition, containing Vitamins B, E, and K, heart healthy fats, potassium and fiber. Join us to learn a bit of avocado history, how to pick the perfect avocado, how to store and prep them properly and balance their velvety richness with smoke, heat and acid. Additional lessons learned in this class include how to sear perfect scallops and how to make refrigerator pickles. Class has vegetarian and gluten free options upon request-please specify upon registration. There are hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Avocado Carpaccio
  • Cucumber Avocado Soup with Grilled Avocado Salsa
  • Seasonal Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
  • Seared Scallops with Avocado and Grapefruit
  • Wheatberry Salad with Roasted Carrots and Pickled Avocado
  • Avocado Chocolate 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!

Thu
27
Taste Bud Travels: Korean Seoul Food
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Korean Seoul Food
Thursday, June 27th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. There are few cuisines with more spice, spirit and exotic appeal than the food of Korea. Influenced by many other nations, yet retaining its own flavor, you will delight in the Chinese influence of steamed buns, the Vietnamese influence of rice flour crepes, and the Japanese influence of eel, along with many unique and creative dishes. Join us to explore some of Korean cuisine’s most popular dishes, explore the Korean pantry and enjoy a brilliant family style meal. Additional lessons included in this class will be how to make homemade Korean chili paste, gochujang, how to make perfect soft set eggs, the method of marinating and how to perfect your stir frying technique. Class has gluten free options- please specify upon registration. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Gimbap (Seaweed and Crab Rolls with Pickled Vegetables)
  • Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Soup)
  • Pork Bibimbap (Seasoned Rice with Many Toppings)
  • Bulgogi (Korean Beef Barbecue)
  • Naengmyeon (Cold Buckwheat Noodle Soup)
  • Salt-Pickled Daikon
  • Paejon (Scallion Pancakes with Shrimp)

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
27
Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
Thursday, June 27th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

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

Fri
28
From Pot to Saucepan: Cooking with Coffee and Espresso
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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From Pot to Saucepan: Cooking with Coffee and Espresso
Friday, June 28th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. For some of us, coffee is a much beloved beverage that we would never be without. Your coffee is keeping a secret from you, however, that you need to know- it does double duty as an intriguing ingredient in everything from appetizer to dessert. First, we’ll delve into coffee classification- what the different roasts and types of beans mean in the cup and on the plate, then discuss grinding, brewing and coffee consumption. Then, we’ll get cooking. Learn how to infuse, marinate, roast and rub with coffee, which coffee is best for which job and how you can enjoy it on and in many summer foods. Additional lessons include how to build a great barbeque sauce and rub for meats and how an excellent tiramisu. Class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • BLT Tartines with Coffee Roasted Bacon
  • Smokey Black Bean Soup
  • Coffee Infused Pasta with Prosciutto and Basil
  • Coffee Rubbed Ribeye with Espresso BBQ Sauces Shrimp
  • Coffee Roasted Carrots with Dill Crème Fraiche
  • Tiramisu with Coffee Liqueur

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
29
You Can Can: Preserving the Summer Bounty
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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You Can Can: Preserving the Summer Bounty
Saturday, June 29th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. When a fruit or vegetable is in season, nothing tastes better. Winter citrus fruits, spring onions, summer berries or fall pears can all be held in suspended animation at their peak of flavor to enjoy all throughout the year. Once fundamental skills, making jam, pickles, and drying or freezing fruits and vegetables has fallen by the wayside in the average American kitchen, but it is time to revive them! Join us for this informative crash course in food preservation, with tricks and tips for ease, success and food safety. You’ll take away the skills necessary to preserve summer all the year through, and jars of some of Chef Ani’s favorite summer items. Fundamental skills learned in the class include how to infuse syrups, make jam, make refrigerator pickles, oven-dry produce and how to make herb vinegar. Class has lots of hands on opportunity as desired and is vegan friendly and gluten free. On the menu:

  • Peach Basil Syrup
  • Pickled Asparagus
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes
  • Tarragon Vinegar

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
30
The Best Brunch
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Best Brunch
Sunday, June 30th
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. By far the most popular restaurant outing, brunch has people dining out in droves on Sunday mornings.  Well, avoid the wait and head right to the front of the line in this class! You’ll learn how to flip and toss omelets and eggs like a pro in a hands-on demo as we cook some of the newest brunch menu trends together and enjoy an afternoon meal. Take home secrets, knowledge and recipes that you can use to amaze your friends and family and make your next at-home brunch just as good if not better than any restaurant offerings. This class is gluten-free, is suitable for vegetarian customers (as long as eggs and dairy ore ok) and hands on opportunities like “make your own omelet” and “flip your own eggs” are encouraged but not required. On the menu:

·       “Make your own omelet” French vs. American Styles with a variety of filling options

·         Sonoran Style Chilaquilles with Roasted Poblano Cream Sauce, Black Beans and Eggs “Your Style”

·       “Flip your own” Eggs Any Style

·         World’s Best Hash Browns you can make at home in a flash

·         Parfait of Greek Yogurt and Macerated Strawberries

 

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

Whole Kids Foundation Annual Campaign
Monday, September 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove,

The Whole Kids Foundation provides grants to schools for salad bars & gardens, plus resources for teachers and food service. Learn more about the Foundation during our annual campaign, and take the opportunity to donate at the register when you shop. Plus, watch for special events in-store during the campaign.

The Whole Kids Foundation provides grants to schools for salad bars & gardens, plus resources for teachers and food service.

Children's Theatre Company Ticket Giveaway
Tuesday, September 2nd
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hennepin,

Tailgating Treat Showdown
Saturday, September 6th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Free!

You loved the Grilled Cheese Grill-Off so we're back for more!

This time our departments are going head-to-head with some of your tailgating favorites. Last time the Meat Department won the competition, but will they be able to hold onto that win? You get to decide!

Stop by and sample each tasty treat and vote for the winner. Same as last time, the your vote also counts as a prize entry for a gift basket!

 

You loved the Grilled