January 2014

Wed
08
Healthy Cooking Basics – Week 1: Build a Better Plate
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Healthy Cooking Basics – Week 1: Build a Better Plate
Wednesday, January 8th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Out with the old, in with the new. The new year is the perfect time to hit the reset button and start healthy routines. Learn the easiest, most affordable shopping tips on how to clean out the cupboard, stock a healthy pantry, assemble the tools for success, and learn how to read a product label. We will of course be creating some healthy recipes to taste that will be sure to satisfy. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
09
Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Many of us start the new year with a variety of resolutions. Join us to learn ways to chart the path to healthy eating! Follow #WFMdish to particpate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Tue
14
Mom’s Morning Escape
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Mom’s Morning Escape
Tuesday, January 14th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Moms sometimes forget to take time out for themselves – so let us pamper you! At our monthly Mom’s Morning Escape, moms will receive a free mini-massage, coffee or tea, and muffin from the Coffee Bar.  Please check in at the Customer Service desk to pick up your Mom’s Morning Escape Voucher, then make your way to the Coffee Bar for breakfast. Also, don’t forget to enjoy a relaxing five minute chair massage by Ultimate Bodywork in our Whole Body Department (first-come, first-served).   

Wed
15
Healthy Cooking Basics – Week 2: Prep for Success
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Healthy Cooking Basics – Week 2: Prep for Success
Wednesday, January 15th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

One of the best ways to succeed and make healthy eating easy is planning and preparation. This week, we will focus on how to prep your veggies to save time and maintain freshness, cooking beans and whole grains, batch cooking, and planning your weekly menu. We will prepare several delicious dishes that will make your taste buds dance and sing. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
16
Special Guest: New York Times Bestselling Author Rip Esselstyn
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Special Guest: New York Times Bestselling Author Rip Esselstyn
Thursday, January 16th
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Join us for a special talk and book signing with author and Plant-Strong superhero Rip Esselstyn! Pick up a copy of Rip’s new book “My Beef with Meat” and get it signed by the man himself. For more information and to register for this talk please contact Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com

Thu
16
$5 Plant-strong Lunch Buffet
12:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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$5 Plant-strong Lunch Buffet
Thursday, January 16th
12:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $5

After Rip Esselstyn gets you fired up about healthy eating, enjoy an entirely Plant-strong lunch buffet made by our Prepared Foods Kitchen. Fill up a plate with a nutrient-dense, satisfying lunch for only $5. Menu to be announced… 

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
16
Cheese Monger’s Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Cheese Monger’s Club
Thursday, January 16th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Are you a member of our Cheese Monger’s Club? Each month we celebrate and sample a variety of cheeses, as well as complimentary wines to bring out their flavor and richness. Plus all Cheese Club members receive emails about our latest selections. Sign up in our Specialty Department or ask one of our Cheesy Team Members for more details.

Mon
20
Vegan Baking Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Vegan Baking Class
Monday, January 20th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Learn to make delicious sweet treats without the dairy! Demo Specialist Julie will share all the tips and tricks to make sure your vegan desserts turn out perfect every time! This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Julie.sandri@wholefoods.com

Wed
22
Healthy Cooking Basics – Week 3: A World of Flavor
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Healthy Cooking Basics – Week 3: A World of Flavor
Wednesday, January 22nd
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Eating healthy does not mean sacrificing flavor. Learning the basics of how to incorporate fresh and dry herbs and spices will take your cooking to the next level. Step by step, we will learn how to combine flavors in the kitchen to make your dishes pop! This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
23
Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, join in to share and learn ways to keep things delicious and interesting for your long term healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
23
Monthly Beer Class
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Monthly Beer Class
Thursday, January 23rd
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $5 Donation to Whole Kids Foundation

Taste a variety of beers, and learn what they pair best with, during our monthly Beer Tasting. For a $5 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, enjoy more than a dozen different beers as well as light appetizers. This tasting will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Wed
29
Healthy Cooking Basics – Week 4: Mighty Bowls of Goodness
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Healthy Cooking Basics – Week 4: Mighty Bowls of Goodness
Wednesday, January 29th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Bowls are an easy way to layer nutritious, whole foods into a satisfying, simple meal. With all the options, you’ll never run out of tasty combinations, but you are bound to develop some favorites. We will demonstrate several different options to cover your breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs! This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
31
We Like It Raw: “Un-cooking” Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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We Like It Raw: “Un-cooking” Class
Friday, January 31st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

There’s nothing like eating food in its whole, natural state and enjoying all of the subtle, complex flavors of fruits and vegetables. Learn how to make delicious raw recipes with Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Events At Nearby Stores

KID’S CLUB: The Great Pumpkin Decorating
Wednesday, October 22nd
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
On the Patio, $5 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation

Join our Demo Specialist Linnea to make spooky treats & decorate pumpkins! We’ll display the pumpkins in the store cafe and one lucky child will be chosen as the most creative pumpkin! The winner will receive a goodie bag full of tricks & treats. (Winner will be notified by email during the first week of November). Recommended ages 5-10.

Pre-regstiration required.

Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, October 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods Department, Free with adult

Feed your little ones for free every Wednesday this month. For each adult who dines off of our salad/hot bar, your child will receive up to ½ pound in free food!

Only available at the salad/hot bar. Child must be present. One free meal per adult, spending at least $10 in ready-to eat food.

Meet Rip Esselstyn: Author of The Engine 2 Diet
Wednesday, October 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Clearwater,

Rip Esselstyn, a former Austin, TX firefighter, now healthy eating ambassador for Whole Foods Market will be joining us for a book signing. He’ll be here to chat with you, answer questions, and sign a copy of your Engine 2 book. Space is limitied---sign up at the customer service desk, or by calling 727-724-7100. 

 

Rip Esselstyn, a former Austin, TX firefighter, now healthy eating ambassador for Whole Foods Market will be joining us for a book signing.