Just for Kids

Please note- these classes and opportunities are only available at the Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun store in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For information on offerings near you, please contact your local store.

Join the Whole Kids Club

Hey kids! Do you love to cook, bake and try new foods? Become a Kitchen VIP by joining the Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun Whole Kids Club!

The Whole Kids Club is open to kids ages 3-12. A yearly membership is $10 and includes…

  • A coupon for a FREE mini fruit tart when you sign up
  • A special treat when you shop on Tuesdays. Show your membership card at the Customer Service desk and receive a healthy snack!
  • A discount on our Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun kids cooking classes!
  • And a birthday card and free cupcake coupon from Chef Ani!

To join, request a Whole Kids Club enrollment form at the Customer Service desk. If you have any questions, please contact Chef Ani at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com or 612.927.8141. See you in the kitchen!

Take a Cooking Class

We've got great classes, just for kids. All classes are suitable for 5-12 year olds unless otherwise listed. All classes are intended to be drop-off classes, unless otherwise listed, and are signed up for individually. Pre-registration is required for all cooking classes. Here's what's coming up this year. If you see a class you're intersted in marked as "Sold out" please contact us at 612.927.8141 or ani.loizzo@wholefoods.com and we can add you to the waiting list for that class in case there is a cancellation.

Saturday, February 4th | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Whole Kids Club Presents…Intermediate Baking <--- Please note that this class is for kids 8-12!- SOLD OUT!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Many kids have a sweet tooth (or teeth!), and baking is a great way to learn reading, math, science and more in the kitchen! In this fun class, we’ll learn how to make a new group of delicious things that are maybe a little new, with recipes that are a little trickier than our Beginning Baking class. You don’t have to be a baking expert to take this class, but a little practice baking will make it easier for you to understand what we’re doing in our recipes. You’ll mix up your own pate de choux to make gougeres and cream puffs, make yummy popovers, skillet cooked flatbread and carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. You’ll learn all about ingredients and what many different baking terms like “cream”, “whip” and “sift” mean, how to pipe, how to melt chocolate and more! This class is good for vegetarian kids. Classes are suitable for kids ages 8-12, and are drop off classes- kids only please! Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Please note that this class is longer than our usual Saturday classes. Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $10 for Whole Kids Club Members, $15 for non-members

Saturday, February 11th | 1:00-2:00 p.m. (please note later than usual time)

The Whole Kids Club Presents…Loco for Cocoa- SOLD OUT!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. It’s hardly difficult to get kids to eat chocolate, but few people (kids or adults) know what a magical ingredient it is! In this class, you’ll taste different types of chocolate with Chef Ani, learn about its history and how it is made, then turn it into make-your-own mini chocolate bars, chocolate truffles, and double chocolate cookies. Parents, please note that a traditional meal will not be served during this class- just treats! This class is vegetarian, can be gluten free upon request (please specify when registering) and is a drop-off class- kids only please! Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $8 per Whole Kids Club member, $10 per non-member

Saturday, February 18th | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (please note earlier than usual time)

The Whole Kids Club Presents…Breakfast of Champions- SOLD OUT!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Many of us hear from grown-ups that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Chef Ani will show you how to make it the most delicious meal of the day too! You’ll whip up triple berry smoothies, a rolled cheese omelet, blueberry muffins and build your own yogurt parfait that will make your mornings extra yummy. This class can be vegetarian and/or gluten-free upon request (please specify upon registration) and is a drop-off class- kids only please! Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $8 per Whole Kids Club member, $10 per non-member

Saturday, March 4th | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Whole Kids Club Presents…Make Your Own Fresh Pasta- SOLD OUT!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Kids, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start rolling out some delicious lunch. In this class, you’ll learn how to make easy and delicious roll your own pasta! Chef Ani will teach you how to make pappardelle (long ribbons) and farfalle (bowties). You’ll also learn how to make fresh pesto and garlic breadsticks! This class will teach you all about how to use flour, crack eggs, roll dough, and use fresh herbs, and will probably get a little messy, so you might want to wear some clothes you wouldn’t mind getting a little dirty. This class is vegetarian and is a drop-off class- kids only please! Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $8 per Whole Kids Club member, $10 per non-member

Saturday, March 25th | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Whole Kids Club presents…Delicious Dumplings!- SOLD OUT!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Almost every country in the world makes dumplings of some kind. In India, they make samosas, in Italy they make ravioli, in Germany they make spaetzle and ore! Today, we’re going to make spaetzle with cheese from Germany, shrimp spring rolls from Vietnam and American baked apple dumplings. You’ll learn how to fold dumpling wrappers, how to make a dumpling out of batter and how to roll puff pastry. This class can be vegetarian upon request (please specify when registering) and is a drop-off class- kids only, please! Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $8 per Whole Kids Club member, $10 per non-member

Schedule a Birthday Party

We offer birthday parties with many themes for kids 5 and up. To inquire about scheduling a birthday party, contact Chef Ani at ani.loizzo@wholefoods.com at least six weeks before your ideal birthday party date. Please note  that our first availabe weekend opening for a birthday party is in late May 2017.