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‘Top Chef’ finalist brings ready-to-eat dishes to Whole Foods Market Northern California & Reno

San Francisco-based chef Melissa King offers eight signature recipes for hot and salad bars, plus in-store ingredient recommendations

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (May 4, 2016) – New, chef-driven flavors are now available on Whole Foods Market Northern California & Reno hot and salad bars, courtesy of “Top Chef” season 12 finalist and San Francisco chef Melissa King.

King created eight new recipes exclusively for Whole Foods Market. Customers can find her ready-to-eat meals in the Northern California & Reno region’s 43 stores from May 4 to June 28*. King’s favorite raw ingredients and packaged products will also be tagged with “Melissa King Pick” signage throughout the aisles.

King’s cuisine combines a fresh, seasonal approach with traditional Asian flavors, reflecting her culinary experience and upbringing.

“I think Whole Foods and I are going to be really great partners because we both believe in healthy eating, fresh food, and quality,” King said. “My recipes highlight California produce; we incorporate local flavors and ingredients that we see here in San Francisco and bring seasonality to the table.”

Here are the dishes, along with King’s descriptions:

Hot bar

Salad bar

Some of Chef Melissa King’s product picks include:

Follow Chef Melissa King online:

*Offerings may vary by store depending on the size of the store’s hot and salad bars, but all stores will feature at least one of King’s recipes.


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