February 2014

Sat
01
Creating Kombucha
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Creating Kombucha
Saturday, February 1st
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Bryan Bertsch of Deane’s Organic Kombucha. Join Bryan, owner and brewer at Deane's Organic Kombucha to learn all about kombucha, a probiotic beverage that has been brewed for centuries to promote good health. It's also delicious! Bryan will explain the finer point of enjoying and brewing kombucha and send you home with your very own kombucha starter so you can start your own batch. Come with questions!

 

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
01
The Chef's Table: Eight Course Menu
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Chef's Table: Eight Course Menu
Saturday, February 1st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The Chef’s Table is typically the hardest reservation to get. A table is strategically placed in the corner of the busy kitchen and patrons are at the whim of the chef as to what they will receive. In our version of the chef’s table we will have a flurry of eight small courses that are guaranteed to tickle your fancy. These will be the cream of the crop and hand selected for freshness and seasonality from our amazing meat and fish departments. You may need to place a little trust in the chef but the results are bound to be amazing and delicious. Please be sure to make any dietary restrictions or allergies aware at the time of your reservation. Pre-registration is required. Our courses will be:

· A Special Toast

· An Appetizer Course

· A Salad Course

· A Seafood Course

· A Pasta Course

· A Vegetable Course

· A Meat Course

· A Dessert Course

· A Cheese Course

 

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
Weeknight Gourmet
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Weeknight Gourmet
Monday, February 3rd
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. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· Hand Rolled Gnocchi with Browned Butter and Capers

· Mussels In White Wine Sauce with Warm Baguette

· Green Salad with Caramelized Onions, Strawberries and Crispy Bacon Vinaigrette

· Macerated Strawberry Napoleon with Chantilly 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
Peak Pick: Cooking with Hearty Winter Herbs
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Cooking with Hearty Winter Herbs
Wednesday, February 5th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Many of us think of summer as herb season. In warm weather, herbs are abundant and easy to grow, and most of these herbs can simply be chopped and added by the handful to raw and cooked dishes. Winter herbs are a little more complicated- sophisticated in flavor and harder to use, as their strong aroma and taste can quickly overwhelm a dish. In this class, we’ll go through how to select, store, use and infuse oregano, rosemary, thyme and sage into many different dishes in both sweet and savory ways. Additional lessons will include how to preserve herbs in olive oil, vinegar and sweet syrups, how to make a fresh pasta dough and how to make a quick jam. This class has hands on opportunities as desired and has vegetarian options upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Grapefruit Thyme Spritzer
  • Apple Gouda Tart with Sage
  • Orange Salad with Olives and Crispy Rosemary
  • Creamy Sunchoke Soup with Rosemary and Smoked Salt
  • Herbed Fresh Pasta with Sage Brown Butter
  • Pan Seared Pork with Peach Rosemary Jam
  • Thyme Infused Cornmeal Cake with Roasted Grapes

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
Peak Pick: The Cozy Winter Table- Vegetarian Edition
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: The Cozy Winter Table- Vegetarian Edition
Thursday, February 6th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. The weather outside is frightful, but the kitchen is such a delightful place to be in the winter months. Not only is it most likely the warmest room in the house, but it is where families and friends gather to enjoy the best foods that the season has to offer. Winter is ripe with root vegetables, leafy greens, citrus, pears and perfect for hearty, slow cooking sauce. Throw in a hearty soup and a luscious dessert, and you might even forget that your car is buried under three feet of snow. In this class, you’ll also learn how to prep hard squashes and root vegetables quickly and safely, whip up a pan of perfectly caramelized onions and the secrets of fondue. This class is vegetarian friendly and has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Goat Cheese Fondue
  • French Onion Soup
  • Mushroom Bourguignon
  • Winter Greens Gratin
  • Root-atouille
  • Almond Scented Pear Tart

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
Rock and Roll Sushi
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Rock and Roll Sushi
Friday, February 7th
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 is required.

 

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
08
With Love From Lake Calhoun
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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With Love From Lake Calhoun
Saturday, February 8th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

No matter what your relationship status, somebody loves you and wants to give you treats this February- it’s us! To brighten up the dregs of winter, we’re rocking three hours of custom dipped truffles, a delightfully kitchy homemade Valentine craft table and more to help you make you and your loved ones month sweet and satisfying. Stop by any time 1-4 on Saturday, February 8th to sample some delicious sweets and treats, and create a few quick thoughtful gifts for anyone that’s won your heart.

Sun
09
Best Brunch: Eggs
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Best Brunch: Eggs
Sunday, February 9th
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 can be gluten-free upon request, 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. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· Traditional Huevos Rancheros with Peppers and Avocado

  • “Flip Your Own” Omelet Lesson - French vs. American Style Omelets

· Chilaquiles with Roasted Poblano Cream Sauce and “Eggs Any Style”

· Perfect Poached Eggs on a Classic Benedict with Hollandaise 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!

Sun
09
Date Night: Vegetarian Edition
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Vegetarian Edition
Sunday, February 9th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Vegetarians don’t have to just eat salads. We will bring you some of the best vegetarian offerings available in restaurant quality dishes. 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 is vegetarian friendly, has gluten-free options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· A Sparkling Pomegranate and Coconut Spritzer

· Roasted Beets with Truffle Honey and Arugula

· A Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Reduction and Seared Parmesan Polenta Cakes

· Wild Mushroom Risotto with Maple Cream

· Wine Poached Pears with Warm Brie, Endive and toasted Pumpkin Seeds

 

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
Vegan Fresh Pasta Making
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Vegan Fresh Pasta Making
Monday, February 10th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Making fresh pasta the traditional way is easy- it’s just flour, salt and eggs..uh-oh! This makes traditional pasta a no-go for vegans, but luckily, replacing the eggs in fresh pasta is relatively easy. Join Chef Ani to learn all about the art and science of fresh pasta making, how to replace eggs and dairy in pasta and pasta sauces, how to roll and shape the pasta into ravioli, farfalle, pappardelle and linguine. You’ll also learn how to make a delicious tofu ricotta and how to infused pasta and sauce with tomato flavor and fresh herbs. This class has lots of hands on opportunities and is vegan friendly. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Linguine Aglio e Olio (with garlic and olive oil)
  • Tofu Ricotta Spinach Ravioli
  • Farfalle with Winter Herb Pesto
  • Pappardelle with Eggplant Caponata

 

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
Death by Chocolate: A Full Meal Celebration of Chocolate and Cocoa
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Death by Chocolate: A Full Meal Celebration of Chocolate and Cocoa
Wednesday, February 12th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. I often am tempted to eat chocolate for dinner, and in this class we’ll make it possible. Chocolate and cocoa most often find their way into our desserts, but high quality bittersweet chocolate, cocoa and cacao nibs have sweetness, sharpness, acidity and bitterness that is welcome in any course from appetizer to dessert. In this chocoholic’s dream dinner, we’ll explore these ingredients and balance them with spice, tang, richness and hearty winter foods. We’ll delve into the history of chocolate and its importance in both culture and cuisine, divide the can-be-savory from the for-snacking-and-desserts-only chocolate in the market and enjoy a seductively satisfying five course menu. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Warm Goat Cheese Dip with Cacao Nibs and Smoked Salt, Cocoa Rye Crackers
  • Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Bittersweet Chocolate and Pomegranate
  • Cocoa Rubbed Grassfed Beef with Rosemary Red Wine Chocolate Sauce
  • Cocoa Infused Pasta with Bitter Greens and Roasted Garlic
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding Cakes with Traditional Aztec Hot Chocolate

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
Love Me Tenderloin
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Love Me Tenderloin
Thursday, February 13th
6:00 PM - 9:00 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. Pre-registration is required. 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!

Fri
14
A Date Night in the Daylight: Valentine's Day Brunch
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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A Date Night in the Daylight: Valentine's Day Brunch
Friday, February 14th
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. In theory, going out for brunch can be a great way to kick back, relax, have a cocktail and indulge in perfectly cooked eggs, fluffy pancakes, savory biscuits and more. In practice, it is more often a hurried rush of waiting in line (especially on Valentine’s Day), trying to park, overcrowded tables and dishes that sink you into a post-brunch food coma. Skip the bother and learn to make some great new twists on sweet and savory brunch favorites. You’ll learn the tricks and techniques to make a light, savory souffle, tender crepes, velvety hollandaise and even ultra-romantic bacon hearts. This class has vegetarian options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Fresh Fruit Parfait

  • Herbed Cheddar Souffle

  • Maple Glazed Bacon Hearts

  • Super Crispy Smashed Hash Browns with Lemon Hollandaise

  • Strawberry and Cream Crepe Cake

  • Chocolate Hazelnut Scones

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk 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. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 
Fri
14
Strawberry Dipping Event
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Strawberry Dipping Event
Friday, February 14th
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, $12.99 per pound

Show your sweetie (or yourself) you care by giving them hand dipped chocolate strawberries.  We'll be hand dipping with love strawberries all afternoon in the bakery!  Stop by and pick some up for your perfect Valentine treat!

Fri
14
Date Night: Surf and Turf Deluxe
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Surf and Turf Deluxe
Friday, February 14th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Valentine’s Day can be great- after all, it’s a whole day dedicated to showing those you love that you care. Going out on Valentine’s Day can be a bit dicey though- it’s hard to get reservations, waits are long, expectations are high, and often times, it’s more pressure than pleasure. Why not skip the hassle of going to a fancy restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal in our cooking classroom? Our class sizes are small, making the experience nice and intimate, with lots of fun and culinary tricks and tips to pick up along the way. In this class, we’ll create a luxurious surf and turf dinner with our excellent selection of grass fed beef and superlative seafood. You will learn how to sear the perfect duck and scallops, how to build a luscious pan sauce, how onions caramelize and how to build a delicious brown butter. Class has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Crostini with Warm Cambozola and Sage Infused Pears
  • Mushroom Bisque with Rosemary Hazelnut Brown Butter
  • Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise
  • Seared Sea Scallops over Fresh Pasta with Lemon and Chives
  • Pan Seared Duck with Red Wine Gravy
  • Chocolate Truffle Torte

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
16
Making the Best Baby Food
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Making the Best Baby Food
Sunday, February 16th
3:00 PM - 4:30 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. Pre-registration is required. 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!

Mon
17
Spa Night
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Spa Night
Monday, February 17th
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

We're turning the Whole Body Department into a spa! Cure your winter blues by making your own bath salts and hand scrubs, get skin care advice from local vendors and be sure to bring your old body wash to swap it out for a FREE 365 body wash. We'll have some treats for you to enjoy and the chance to win a beauty gift basket!

 

Please note, to swap out your body wash, you must bring in your current body was and we'll give you a 365 body wash to try.

Tue
18
Taste Bud Travels: It's Greek to Me
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: It's Greek to Me
Tuesday, February 18th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Greek cuisine is chock full of history, healthful ingredients and flavor. This ancient cuisine updates itself perfectly for the modern palate, focusing on the vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats that many of us are looking for more of in our diets. Using beans, fresh herbs, savory cheeses and seasonal vegetables, we’ll bring out the best that Greece has to offer. Additional lessons in this class include how to make fresh pita bread, how to make silky smooth hummus, how to work with filo dough and how to cook lean, savory lamb. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Pan-Seared Halloumi with Lemon
  • Hummus with Fresh Pita
  • Avgolemono (Lemon Soup with Egg)
  • Pan Seared Lamb with Tzatziki (Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)
  • Spanikopita
  • Baklavah

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
19
Peak Pick: Wonderful Winter Fruits
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Wonderful Winter Fruits
Wednesday, February 19th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Winter cooking tends to focus on hearty, rich, very savory dishes, and while they’re very comforting, they lack the brightness and zing that dishes often have in other seasons. The secret to lightening these cold weather dishes and ingredients? The brightness, sweetness and tartness of winter fruits. This versatile group of citrus, apples, pears, grapes and more can add so much flavor, zest and good solid nutrition, you might forget about all the snow. In this class, we’ll figure out how to select, store and use these cold weather favorites, how to infused them into syrups, sauces, desserts and dressings. Additional lessons include how to fry herbs, how to make a mostarda, or fruit infused mustard and how to build a curd. This class has hands on opportunities as desired and can be gluten free upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Blood Orange Ginger Fizz
  • Ricotta Crostini with Persimmon and Hazelnuts
  • Creamy Celery Root Soup with Apple
  • Massaged Kale Salad with Pomegranates
  • Pan Seared Pork with Pear Mostarda
  • Winter Fruit Trifle with Cranberry Curd

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
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
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 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 options upon request. Pre-registrations is required. On the menu:

  • Fresh Spaghetti with Winter Herb Pesto
  • Pappardelle with Hearty Greens and Prosciutto
  • Farfalle with Amatriciana Sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Hazelnut Brown Butter

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
Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The weather is still cold... How do you eat to keep warm? Join us to share recipes and stories around how and why food is so comforting during the winter months! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
21
A Culinary Tribute to Julia Child
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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A Culinary Tribute to Julia Child
Friday, February 21st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Lauded as one of the most influential women ever to grace the stovetop, Julia Child is as interesting as she is inspirational. We will make some of Julia’s favorite and most famous dishes as we look back at her footprint on our culinary heritage as well as her love for French cuisine as we celebrate the spirit of one of the most acclaimed Chef Instructors of the past century, Julia Child. Come and learn what it was that made her so respected and appreciated in the kitchen as you enjoy a beautifully prepared meal. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· Sparkling Cassis Spritzer

· Fondue Au Gruyere, Fondue with Swiss Cheese

· Haricots Verts Gratinee, Green Beans in a Casserole

· Boeuf Bourguignon, Beef Stew in Red Wine, with Bacon, Onions and Mushrooms

· 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!

Sat
22
The Whole Kids Club Presents...24 Carrot Gold!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...24 Carrot Gold!
Saturday, February 22nd
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $5 for Whole Kids Club Members, $8 for Non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Carrots are sweet, crunchy, yummy and (almost) universally loved by kids! You might already like to snack on them, but what about making carrot dip with carrot chips? Carrot pasta? Carrot cupcakes? You’ll whip up all of those things in this delicious cooking class. This class is good for vegetarian kids, can be gluten-free and dairy-free upon request, and is good for kids 5-12. This class is a drop-off class- kids only, please! Come ready to cook, eat, and maybe get a little messy. Pre-registration is required.

 

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
Knife Skills: Intermediate Techniques
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills: Intermediate Techniques
Monday, February 24th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this Intermediate 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 in the kitchen. 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 with 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. Please 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. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· French Onion Soup with Melted Cheese Crostini

· A Citrus Supreme Salad with Watercress and Homemade Vinaigrette

· Steak Frites, Strip Steak with Homemade French Fries

· Apple and Goat Cheese Tartlets

 

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
Knife Skills: Intermediate Techniques
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills: Intermediate Techniques
Monday, February 24th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this Intermediate 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 in the kitchen. 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 with 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. Please 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. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· French Onion Soup with Melted Cheese Crostini

· A Citrus Supreme Salad with Watercress and Homemade Vinaigrette

· Steak Frites, Strip Steak with Homemade French Fries

· Apple and Goat Cheese Tartlets

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
Taste Bud Travels: Tantalizing Thailand
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Tantalizing Thailand
Tuesday, February 25th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Thai cuisine is like nothing else on Earth. Complex, aromatic, well balanced and endlessly flavorful, Thai dishes are many culinary adventurers’ favorite destination. The flavors in Thai cuisine may be complex, but the ingredients needed to recreate those flavors and aromas, sights and sounds at home are simple and easily obtained here at Whole Foods Market. Join us to investigate the Thai pantry, learn how to balance sweet, salty, spicy, bitter and sour flavors to create flavorful soups, salads, main dishes and desserts, and how to create the common Thai condiment of fish sauce, garlic and lime known as phrik nam pla. Additional lessons will include how to infuse broths with aromatics, how to stir-fry and how to work with sticky rice. Class has hands on opportunities as desired and is suitable for gluten free customers. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Thai Style Spring Rolls with Tamarind Dipping Sauce
  • Green Mango Salad
  • Thai Eggplant Curry Soup
  • Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai with Fresh Herbs
  • Thai Sticky Rice Pudding with Mango

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
26
Ingredient Spotlight: Cooking and Baking with Yogurt
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Ingredient Spotlight: Cooking and Baking with Yogurt
Wednesday, February 26th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Yogurt is an amazing ingredient that is often overlooked. While many Americans are happy to eat it with fruit-on-the-bottom, traditional and Greek yogurt is used worldwide to tenderize protein, to carry the flavor of spices and herbs, to stabilize and thicken soups and to enrichen every baked good from flatbreads to tart dough. In this class, we’ll explore the history and global love of yogurt, the different varieties of yogurt that are great for savory cooking and how to infuse it into a six course menu. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Spiced Mango Lassi (Yogurt Drink)
  • Yogurt Flatbreads with Creamy Yogurt Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Carrot Soup with Caraway Dill Yogurt
  • Seasonal Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
  • Yogurt Marinated Roast Chicken with Moroccan Spiced Yogurt Sauce
  • Yogurt Tart Dough with Greek Yogurt Cream and Maple Roasted Pears

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: The Mystique of Morocco
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: The Mystique of Morocco
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Morocco is a fascinating intersection of many cultures, and each has left its mark, especially when it comes to food. Located in the crown of Africa, a stone’s throw from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, Morocco offers flavors sweet, sour, spicy and stimulating that is uniquely its own. In this class we’ll start with the basics- how to make the much loved Moroccan mint tea, how to make and use preserved lemon and its two most widely used spice blends- ras el hanout and fiery harissa paste, then move into some of the country’s classic dishes. Special skills learned during this class include the best way to toast and blend spices, how to work with filo dough, how to choose cuts of meat for braising and how to produce light, fluffy, flavorful grains. Class has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Moroccan Mint Tea
  • Individual Pastilla (Filo Pie with Shredded Chicken)
  • Zaelouk- (Eggplant Salad with Charmoula)
  • Lamb Tagine
  • Crispy Ras El Hanout Roasted Chickpeas
  • Orange Scented Cous Cous
  • Ghoriba (Sesame 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!

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Food in Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food in Film
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The biggest awards show of the season is coming up! Join us to chat about this year's favorites as well as the culinary classics of the past. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

 

 

Fri
28
Date Night: Jamacia
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Jamacia
Friday, February 28th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of Jamaica is rustic and imaginative and utilizes the best local items available. From items like lobster pulled straight from the water delivered by motorbike to authentic jerk chicken hot off the grill, the foods of Jamaica never disappoint! 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 has gluten-free and pescatarian options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· Sparkling Lemon Coolers

· Fresh Seafood Ceviche

· Traditional Jamaican Chicken Patties with Jerk Seasoning

· Spiny Lobster Tails over Red Beans & Rice with Sautéed vegetables

· Bananas Flambé with Vanilla Ice Cream and Cinnamon

 

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

Black Friday Rest Stop
Friday, November 28th
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul,

Shop ‘til you drop and make us your rest stop! We’ll feature extra special deals on quick and easy eats, delightful gifts, and pre-made meals to take and heat when you’re done with the day!

Not-to-miss sale highlights will be announced the week of. Follow us on Facebook to be the first to find out!

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Gingerbread House Workshop
Sunday, November 30th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bakery Department, $19.99 per house

For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our workshop. For $19.99 per house, we’ll provide the frosted gingerbread house, royal icing and candy – you bring the creativity! All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required at the Customer Service desk, so stop in or call to reserve your spot today!

For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our workshop.

Trilogy Beauty Night
Wednesday, December 3rd
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul Cafe', Free!

On Wednesday, December 3rd, Carol from Trilogy Advanced Natural Skincare is offering a class in our café on natural skincare! You care about what you put in your body, but what about what you put on it?


-Free beverages and snacks will be provided. 


-Please RSVP on Facebook or at our Customer Service Desk to receive a gift at the event, courtesy of Trilogy. Options may include:

 

On Wednesday, December 3