August 2013

Thu
01
Cooking Basics: Mastering Meat Cookery
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cooking Basics: Mastering Meat Cookery
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. There is some serious science behind cooking protein rich foods such as meat and seafood. Adding meat to a hot pan or oven seems like a simple thing, but it is in fact a series of complex things going on in that pan that can give you a perfect sear, a precise doneness and crispy skin. Luckily, with a few tricks of the trade, proper pan selection, a little patience and a little time, you can turn out restaurant-quality proteins without making a reservation or paying a premium. The first step to cooking great meat is to find a great butcher, and we’ve got you covered. In this class, we’ll tour the meat department and meet our knowledgeable and helpful meat Team Members, who can guide you through a department full of the best quality meat in town. Then head back to the classroom with Chef Ani, where she’ll teach you how to perfectly pan sear, stir-fry, braise and broil delicious meaty dishes. You’ll discuss thermodynamics, metallurgy and the science of seasoning, then tuck into the delicious dishes that you will create. Class has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Butter Basted Pan-Seared Steak
  • Pan-Roasted Duck with Summer Cherry Sauce
  • Broiled Moroccan Lamb Chops
  • Stir-fried Chicken with Peapods
  • Baja Style Tacos with Beer Braised Pork

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

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

Fri
02
The Way to Saute
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Way to Saute
Friday, August 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Nearly everyone owns a fry pan of some sort, but what’s the best way to use this versatile piece of cookware? We’ll learn some of the science happening in the pan and the best way to use this special pan while cooking then eating a variety of restaurant quality dishes. Includes a special flaming dessert presentation! This class can be gluten free upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Wild Mushrooms in Puff Pastry Cups
  • Sautéed Chicken with Lemon Jus
  • Lavender Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Wilted Garlicky Spinach
  • Bananas Foster 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
The Best Brunch
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Best Brunch
Sunday, August 4th
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 French or American Style Omelet, Variety of Toppings

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

·       “Flip Your Own Eggs”, Any Style

·         The World’s Best Hash Browns

·         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!

Mon
05
A Summer Garden's Bounty
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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A Summer Garden's Bounty
Monday, August 5th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Whether you’re harvesting summer’s goodies from your garden, CSA box or our produce department, the season’s abundance can be transformed into light, healthful, flavorful summer dishes with simple techniques that allow the flavor and texture of the vegetables to shine through. In this class, we’ll focus on dishes that can help you enjoy (and use up!) some of the summer’s most prolific crops. We will also discuss preservation methods including pickling, freezing and drying produce for a taste of summer later on in the year. Bring your questions and your appetites! This class has hands-on opportunities as desired and can be gluten free and/or vegan upon request. On the menu:

  • Cucumber Aqua Fresca
  • Smokey Eggplant Dip
  • Papa Al Pomodoro (Chilled Tomato Soup)
  • Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Mint Pesto
  • Reimagined Ratatouille
  • Lemon Zucchini 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!

Tue
06
Peak Pick: Going Greens
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Going Greens
Tuesday, August 6th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Summer’s on and garden greens are plentiful, healthful and extra-delicious. Learn how to select the best greens, how to clean them, store them, prep them and enjoy them in many different ways. From delicate watercress to hearty collard greens, Chef Ani will show you the many different ways to add nutrition, flavor and texture to summer cooking- courtesy of greens and other nutrient-dense vegetables, with special emphasis on recipes that won’t require lots of stove or oven time. Additional areas of focus in the class include how to make an authentic hand-made pesto, how to adjust the texture of greens via marinating and building cold soups. Class has vegan options and can be gluten free upon request, and has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Fresh Spring Crudites with 4-Herb Pesto
  • Massaged Kale Salad with Peaches
  • Refreshing Greens Soup with Italian Salsa Verde
  • Swiss Chard Wraps with Lemony Chickpea Salad
  • Collard Greens Slaw
  • Smoky Grilled Cauliflower “Steaks”

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
Sensational Seafood
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Sensational Seafood
Wednesday, August 7th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If cooking seafood makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Though it is actually one of the easiest and most delicious things a home cook can prepare, there are some tricks to learn and knowledge to undertake before you can effortlessly turn out perfect seafood at home, and this class aims to give you exactly that. If you haven’t had our seafood before, you’re in for a real treat- it is fresh, sustainable and absolutely delicious, with no antibiotics, growth hormones or preservatives. Whether you’ve never seared a filet salmon in your life or simply need to add more recipes to your collection, this class will go through several of the major seafood cooking methods, show you how to select the right pans and cooking gear for cooking seafood, how to season it to perfection and how to tell when it’s perfectly done. Areas of focus include how to poach properly, easy marinating and grilling methods and how to cook fish via indirect heat. This class has gluten-free options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Bay Scallop Tacos with Radish Sweet Corn Salsa
  • Ginger Beer Poached Shrimp with Soba Noodles
  • Grilled Swordfish with Moroccan Spices
  • Swiss Chard Wrapped Salmon with Citrus
  • Pan Roasted Cod with Slow-Simmered Fresh Tomato 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!

Thu
08
The Whole Kids Club Presents...A Taste of Korea
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...A Taste of Korea
Thursday, August 8th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $15 for Whole Kids Club members, $20 for non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. School may be out, but it’s never a bad time to learn something…especially if you get to eat your homework! In this fun class, we’ll learn all about Korean history, culture and cuisine, the science behind making dumplings and sauces, and whip up some really tasty treats. Special ingredients that we’ll be cooking with include beef, shrimp, lots of herbs and yummy soy sauce and garlic. You can even try some spicy chili sauce and pickles if you’re feeling brave! This class is for 5-12 year olds, with lots of hands-on cooking time and vegetarian options, too. Come hungry! All kids’ classes are drop-off classes- kids only please! On the menu:

  • Shrimp Gimbap (Shrimp and Veggies with Rice)
  • Soba Noodles with Sesame Seeds
  • Bibimbap (Hot Rice with Lots of Toppings)
  • Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps (Marinated Grilled Beef)
  •  Paejeon (Shrimp Pancakes with Scallions)

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

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

Fri
09
Science and Technology in the Kitchen
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Science and Technology in the Kitchen
Friday, August 9th
6:00 PM - 8:30 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 Sous Vide Method for cooking a high tech NY Strip Steak

·         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
12
Eating Better for Less: Gourmet at a Great Value
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Eating Better for Less: Gourmet at a Great Value
Monday, August 12th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy.   Crave those sensational “out to eat” style meals, but do better on an “at home” budget?  Then we have a solution for you. Whether you want to learn great new recipes or just different cooking methods to expand your existing repertoire, this is the class. We will cook and enjoy some fine dining favorites that will breathe new life into your home cooking! The focus for this class is on learning new techniques that you can use in versatile ways in your own home and make affordable items into a four-course feast. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

·         Hand Rolled Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

·         Mussels in a White Wine Sauce with Chorizo and Avocado Mousse

·         Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

·         Spinach and Walnut Salad with Citrus and Bacon Vinaigrette

·         Macerated Strawberry Napoleon 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!

Tue
13
Gluten Free Summer Desserts
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Gluten Free Summer Desserts
Tuesday, August 13th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $10 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Going gluten free does not mean going without dessert! In this class, we’ll discuss how to build great gluten free desserts that will satisfy eaters of all types, how to substitute gluten-free flour for wheat flour, how to work with whole grains in baking and explore some desserts that are naturally gluten free- no substitution required. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Summer Berry Crumble
  • Individual Peach Pies
  • Lemony Zucchini Shortbread Cookies
  • Banana S’mores
  • Caramelized Pineapple 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!

Thu
15
Peak Pick: Sweet and Savory Stone Fruits
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Sweet and Savory Stone Fruits
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. In late summer, culinary life is often just a bowlful of cherries- or plums, peaches, nectarines or apricots! The whole stone fruit family is wonderful when in season, and just plain not available when they're not, so when you see plump, rosy stone fruits piled up in grocery bins, you must take full advantage of them. In this class, we'll discuss the stone fruit family tree, how to pick, peel and prepare stone fruits and enjoy them in six delicious dishes. Additional areas of focus will include preserving stone fruits for later enjoyment, how to balance their sweetness with savory ingredients and making delicious stone fruit infused syrups and vinegars. Class has hands-on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Plum Basil Fizz
  • Tartines with Peach, Ricotta and Pistachios
  • Seasonal Salad with Fresh Cherries
  • Slow Roasted Salmon with Apricot Mostarda
  • Stone Fruit Slaw with Almonds
  • Stone Fruit Galette with Balsamic Vinegar and Vanilla

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

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

Fri
16
Rock and Roll Sushi
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Rock and Roll Sushi
Friday, August 16th
6:30 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
17
Back to School Fun Day
9:45 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Back to School Fun Day
Saturday, August 17th
9:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

The sun is setting earlier. The leaves are starting to turn colors. The air is a little cooler and crisper. That means only one thing; it’s almost time to go back to school.

But, we’re making the thought of school fun! How?! On Saturday, August 17th join us from 11am – 2pm for a Health Starts Here Back to School Fun Day!  Kids from 5-12 will create their own veggie superhero, learn yoga moves from Lil Breathers and help choose finalist recipes from our kids recipe contest!  Parents and kids alike can vote for their favorite creation. All while learning how to make healthy choices. The winner will be revealed at the MN State Fair on Sunday, September 1st!

We’ll also have healthy and easy menu planning tips on hand to make this the best back to school ever!

There’s still time to participate in the recipe contest. Check out the rules and submit your cooking kids recipe!  All submissions are due Thursday, August 15th.

Sat
17
Flavor Fundamentals: Seasoning
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Flavor Fundamentals: Seasoning
Saturday, August 17th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

Learn how to season like a pro to help the best flavors really “jump out”. Learning both when to season and how much to use is critical in developing flavor in a dish. We will discuss using different types of seasonings as well as using citrus or vinegar as a seasoning as well. We will also taste some different exotic salts. Gluten free. Pre-registration required. On the menu:

·         Wild Mushroom Risotto

·         Strawberry and Balsamic Salad with Baby Lettuce and Grilled Onions

·         Oven Finished Ribeye Steak with Fleur de Sel and Rosemary Demi Glace

·         Crème Carmel with Sea Salt

 

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
Making the Best Baby Food
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Making the Best Baby Food
Sunday, August 18th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $15 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We all want the best for our children, and in this class we will learn how to provide the best nutrition for our kids by making them delicious baby food. It’s easier than you might think! Chef Jeremy will also give you tips for teaching your children lifetime adventurous eating practices to help them make healthy choices once they’re ready to feed themselves. We will talk about the progression of milk to solid foods and learn all about which foods are most appropriate for children and at what age. This class is appropriate for parents of children between the ages of 0-4. Babies and children are welcome to attend with the parent, we will even have a special area with books and toys set up for toddlers. On the menu:

  • A Fresh Fruit and Cheese Plate, perfect for time-pressed parents
  • The Perfect Puree (blender method)
  • Ground Goodness (food mill method)

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
Peak Pick: Amazing Maize
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Amazing Maize
Wednesday, August 21st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. In culinary circles, there is great emphasis placed on discovering, interpreting and preserving American culinary culture. It may sound….corny, but to begin, let’s look at maize in its main culinary forms- field and fresh- each much more American than apple pie. Maize has been a staple food on this continent for many centuries, providing nutrient density, culinary flexibility and for many years, a simple eco-friendly farming system that kept our country’s early inhabitants happy and fed. In this class, we’ll delve into the side-by-side history of man and maize, how to work with cornmeal, corn flour, corn husks and sweet corn. This class has hand on opportunities as desired and is suitable for vegetarian customers, with gluten free options available upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Pickled Corn Salsa
  • Seasonal Salad with Grilled Corn and Avocado
  • Summer Sweet Corn Soup with Crispy Shallots
  • Savory Corn Tamales
  • Three Sisters Enchiladas
  • Corn 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!

Thu
22
Sensational Salads
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Sensational Salads
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This Class will be taught by Chef Jeremy.  Gone are the days when a salad was merely a bit of lettuce and veggies on the side of a meal. A well composed salad can hold its own as an entrée- and Chef Jeremy’s here to introduce you to some of his favorite crave-worthy summer salads. Homemade dressings and vinaigrettes get tossed with simple techniques to create delicious dishes perfect for one or a crowd. This class can be gluten free upon request and hands-on opportunities as desired. On the menu: 

 

  • Chimichurri Steak Salad with Blue Cheese and Grilled Onions
  • Southwest Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette 
  • Fresh Watermelon and Tomato Salad 
  • Bok Choy Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

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

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

Fri
23
Italian Pizzeria Favorites
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Italian Pizzeria Favorites
Friday, August 23rd
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. All of the flavor and fun of your corner pizza place, but with more exotic ingredients and healthier to boot! There’s nothing better than snuggling in for the night with a piping hot pizza and other Italian favorites. In this class, you will learn how to make the perfect pizza dough, how to stretch and throw your dough for a lovely crispy crust, tips for topping and baking and make delicious sides to go along with your pies, as well as simple instructions for pizza on the grill and on the stovetop. Class is hands on with vegetarian options. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Skillet Baked Antipasti Pizza
  • Bagna Cauda with Late Summer Vegetables
  • Caprese Salad Spedini (Skewers)
  • Roasted Fennel with Prosciutto and Orange
  • Personal Pizzas with Variety of Topping
  • Assortment of Gelato

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
24
Date Night: Spain
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Spain
Saturday, August 24th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of Spain is adventurous and bold, a combination of modern influence and the best traditional and local items available. We will explore the culture and history of this truly unique country in a way second only to traveling there – through the diverse and delicious foods of Spain! 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, mouthwatering 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 has gluten-free and pescatarian options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

·         A Spanish Cheese Tasting with Fruit and Nut Accompaniments

·         A Selection of Assorted Spanish Tapas

·         Fried Calamari with Olives, Red Peppers and Artichokes

·         Valencia Style Seafood Paella with Saffron and Summer Vegetables

·         Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Candied Orange Zest

 

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
28
The World's Best Burger
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The World's Best Burger
Wednesday, August 28th
6:00 PM - 8:30 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!

Thu
29
Eat Local: Best of the Midwest
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Eat Local: Best of the Midwest
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Come celebrate Midwestern living by sampling and cooking the best local foods our 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:

  • 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
  • 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!

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

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

Fri
30
Knife Skills: BBQ Edition
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills: BBQ Edition
Friday, August 30th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this BBQ Edition of our popular series of Knife Skills classes we will concentrate on utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients as we work on improving your knife skills and making you more comfortable at the grill. Chef Jeremy will demo then assist as we learn to perform some basic 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:

·         Grilled Cottage Fries with Onions and Garlic

·         St. Louis Style Ribs with Pineapple BBQ Sauce

·         Cider Vinegar Cole Slaw with Broccoli and Fennel

·         “Grind your own” Burgers with Bacon and Celery, Secret Seasoning Blend

·         Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream 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!

Sat
31
Love Me Tenderloin
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Love Me Tenderloin
Saturday, August 31st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Stretch out the weekend with a delicious, romantic cooking class! Learn all about the delicious options available to you when eating the most expensive cut in the butcher’s case, the sumptuous beef tenderloin! There’s a good reason why this highly prized cut of beef gets so much attention and on those special occasions when you choose to indulge - we will teach you to make the most delicious offerings from the king of beef, the tenderloin! This class can be gluten free upon request. On the menu:

  • Sparkling Black Cherry Spritzer
  • Brandy Glazed Steak with Homemade Steak Sauce
  • Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin
  • Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream & Chives
  • Asparagus with Brown Butter and Garlic
  • A Special Surprise 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!

Events At Nearby Stores

Get to Know Whole Foods Market Tour
Monday, October 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free (registration preferred)

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers. Join us for this informative tour that aims to answer both questions. Space is limited for each tour - sign up at the customer service desk or call 763-416-7300 by noon on Oct 20 and receive a free gift bag for attending.

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers.

Community Support Day - Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove
Tuesday, October 21st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove,

Shop for a cause! We'll donate 5% of our sales on this date to the Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove  to support local families in need thru their Kidpack program. Members of the group will be on hand throughout the day with more information on the work they are doing with local elementary schools families.

Shop for a cause! We'll donate 5% of our sales on this date to the Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove  to support local families in need thru their Kidpack program.

A Super-Natural Halloween
Thursday, October 30th
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free

We love Halloween so much, we're celebrating a day early! Put on your costume, and come trick-or-treating in our aisles with stops throughout the store, and other fun activities. Think of it as a dress-rehearsal for Friday night! (Trick-or-treating limited to kids 13 & under, please)

We love Halloween so much, we're celebrating a day early! Put on your costume, and come trick-or-treating in our aisles with stops throughout the store, and other fun activities.