Building Better Burgers

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Now that we’ve brushed multiple feet of snow off of our poor, neglected grills, it’s burger time! From beef to lamb to turkey to good old beef, nothing satisfies like a 5 ounce patty of savory goodness. In this class, we’ll delve into which cuts of meat are the best for burgers, how to get the freshest and best ground meat from your butcher counter and how to prepare them for maximum juiciness. Learn how to tell when your burger is perfectly done, how to top your burger with the best in umami (savory) flavor to enhance its flavor and even a few side dishes that are a burger’s best friend. Class has gluten-free options upon request, and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Bison Burgers with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions
  • Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomato, Pesto and Parmesan
  • Spicy Lamburgers with Harissa
  • Grass Fed Beef Burgers with Bacon and Porcini Mushrooms
  • Traditional Crisp Belgian Fries
  • Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

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 if you have any questions. Thank you!

Thursday, May 23, 2013 -
18:00 to 20:00
Cooking Classroom
$30 per person