Annapolis Culinary & Community Center

Welcome to the Culinary & Community Center at Whole Foods Market Annapolis!  We know food and love to share our passion about it!  We also love our community and enjoy planning fun events and classes for all.  From Kids’ Clubs to cooking classes, date nights to healthy eating classes – there is something for everyone!

View Classes & Register

Registration is required for all classes. View classes and register through our online events calendar (Please use desk top or lap top computer.)

Contact the Culinary Center

Denise Crouse, Culinary & Community Center Liaison, 410-573-1800, Denise.crouse@wholefoods.com.

Additional Offerings

ROOM RENTALS

The Culinary & Community Center can be rented for private meetings based on availability.  The room is equipt with tables and seating for 24 as well as ceiling mounted TVs that connect to laptops for presentations.
   -  Nonprofits – No Charge (must submit 501c3 form to verify nonprofit status)
   -  Community Members & Organizations - $100 p/hour

KIDS’ PARTIES

We are excited to offer parties for kids ages 5 and up! No matter what your taste or style, we have a party for you. Here at Whole Foods Market, we will help you celebrate any event, whether it’s a birthday, back-to-school event, sports party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or any other reason you can think to celebrate! Whole Foods Market is here to help make any party exceptionally memorable!

Each party is 1 ½ hours. The base price is $250, which covers 10 children. Each additional child is $15.00. Prices are subject to tax. Maximum of 12 children. Due to space limitations, this is a drop off party only. Host parents and immediate family up to 6 people may stay in the room. Guest parents may watch from the classroom window. Inquire about reserving space in our café to accommodate guest parents. We have a large number of reservation requests; please be flexible as we try to accommodate your schedule. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Pizza Pros!
Ages 5+
Who doesn’t love pizza?! At this party, kids will have plenty of crust-shaping, sauce-spreading, cheese-sprinkling fun! Our birthday instructor will guide the group in creating individual pizzas and cinnamon/sugar pretzels and shapes.  Afterwards, everyone will decorate their own birthday cupcakes. This is a classic party that never goes out of style! Children ages 5 and up can make the pizza themselves.

Barnyard Birthday!
Ages 5+
We’re going hog-wild at the Barnyard Birthday! Kids make pigs in a blanket using pizza dough and hot dogs, create Farmer Bob Cinnamon Pretzels, and mix their own edible chicken icing. At the close of this party, we’ll decorate your own birthday cup cake. If your little one likes oinking and neighing, pick the barnyard party for a good time on the farm!

Spa Day!
Ages 8+
Take a break to relax and pamper yourself at this Spa Party! Partygoers will make soothing bath salts and customized scented lotions. As the kids create their own unique beauty products, they’ll enjoy smoothies! To wrap up the day, they'll each decorate their very own birthday cupcake. Rather than the traditional goody bag, Spa Day attendees will take home the items created during the party.

Fiesta Feast!
Ages 8+
Say “Ole” to this Fiesta-themed get-together! Kids will make cheese quesadillas with beans or chicken and fresh salsa served with chips. Afterwards everyone will decorate their own birthday cupcake.

Breakfast in Your PJ's!
Ages 8+
We have something to get the kids out of bed in the morning: making breakfast with their friends at Whole Foods Market! During this party, we will prepare banana pancakes, cereal mix, and yogurt parfaits. All partygoers get to decorate their own birthday cupcake. Bring this party to the next level by encouraging attendees to show up in their pajamas!

 

CORPORATE TEAM BUILDS

Our Corporate Team Builds bring your employees to the table inspired by a sense of teamwork, trust and leadership. The kitchen provides a level playing field for individuals and is an excellent opportunity for your employees to build communication and leadership skills.

BENEFITS OF OUR CORPORATE TEAM BUILDS INCLUDE:

  • Better team skills
  • Improved morale
  • A new-found sense of respect for individuals
  • Active participation in the success of your business

Just as in the creation of a successful business or project, creating an amazing meal as a group requires proper planning, management and leadership.  Preparing and presenting food, be it one dish or an elaborate banquet, requires knowledge, skill, a sense of timing and of course a solid recipe.  Our teambuilding activities identify each individual’s creative talents, leadership qualities, commitment, and interpersonal skills, then builds on those attributes through taste-filled action.

Cooking together is truly about being part of a team. Turn your next company dinner into a company triumph!  Please contact the Culinary & Community Center to discuss availability and rates.

 

Group Tours and Snack Classes for Kids!

Store tours are paired with a fun food activity in our cooking classroom. Options include Fruit Kabobs ($5.00/child), Yogurt Parfaits ($5.00/child), Granola ($5.00/child), Hummus & Veggies ($5.00/child), Cheese Pizza ($10.00/child), Turkey Wraps ($10.00/child) or Fresh Salsa Making ($10.00/child). Store tours that include food activity usually last an hour.