Posted by The Editorial Desk / Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Many people love eating, but just don’t know how to cook. Almost everyone (myself included) has burned something on the stove or has caused the smoke alarm to go off and then tried to frantically fan the alarm that is most affected by the smoke. Some people just didn’t learn how to cook from their parents or never had to because they always had a meal plan in college or their spouse was an awesome cook so they never had to do anything but clean or set the table. So you want to learn how to cook, but don’t know where to find cooking classes? Or they are way too expensive? Or have you been wanting to taste some of that wine or beer you’ve been eyeing every time you pass the beverage aisle? Get plugged in on events happening at your grocery store. It is probably one of the most important places that people take for granted! Take advantage and see what they are up to!
Whole Foods has some exciting cooking classes and events this week- and they are only $5-$10 or free (depending on the location)! They also have cooking classes for your kids! Here are some upcoming cooking classes and events.
2700 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia 22201
January 25th-7p.m. – Free
Vegetarian Cooking Class
Store Chef Michael Kiss will be teaching how to cook a healthy, nutritious, vegetarian meal. Email Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
January 29th-10:30a.m. for kids ages 6 and under, 11:30a.m. for kids ages 7 and up- Free
Kids Cooking Class
Bring your kids for a hands-on cooking, educational class. This class will feature a vegetarian dish perfect for cold days. The class will be held in the café area. The dishes may contain nuts and gluten. Email Amanda.email@example.com to register
11660 Plaza America Dr,
Reston, VA 20191
Thai Cooking Class
Love Thai food but have no idea how to make it at home? Chef Andy will teach you how! Space is limited. Email Vernon.firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
143 Maple Ave East,
Vienna, VA 22180
January 22nd-12-3p.m.- Free
Gluten Free Tasting
Whole Foods’ gluten free vendors will be at the store to sample some of their specialty foods. The hot bar will also be gluten free for lunch. This is a great opportunity to get some ideas for delicious food for friends or family who cannot consume gluten. RSVP on facebook and receive a free gift at customer service.
Health in the New Year: Cooking Lean Meats
Learn how to cook lean meats with less fat and more flavor with one of the store chefs. There will be no more bland or dry chicken breasts after this class. Email Katie.email@example.com to register.
January 29th-12-3p.m.- $5.00
Top Shelf Wine Tasting
Come and taste 5 or more top shelf wines that are valued at over $25. A good chance to sample these wines before you buy them. RSVP on facebook and your ticket will be $4.00.
4501 Market Commons Dr,
Fairfax, VA 22033
Beer and Cheese Tasting
Taste pairings of gourmet cheeses and famous Chimay beers. An importer will be present to discuss the history of Chimay and describe each of the beer samples. Call 703.222.2058 to register.
Cooking Class with Chef Clay Miller and Cupcakes Actually
Chef Clay Miller from Trummer’s on Main in Clifton from Fairfax Corner will be having a live cooking show in the Sports Bar. Space is limited, call 703.222.2058 to register.
Cooking with Kids
This is a hands-on cooking class with Miss Celia for your kids. They will be making a fun and healthy alphabet vegetable soup! Call 703.222.2058 to register.
1700 Duke St,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Beating Cancer with a Fork
Dietitian Deb Rowland from Inova Hospital will teach you about the best foods to help naturally reduce your risk of cancer. E-mail Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachael.email@example.com to register.