Throughout July, Whole Foods Market Fort Lauderdale is celebrating its ninth anniversary with a month full of exciting activities including the reopening of the recently refurbished Lifestyle Center, celebrity chef cooking classes, and a slew of fun, educational and green activities and events.

The stellar line-up for the celebrity chef cooking classes includes local luminaries such as James Beard award winner Mark Militello of Trina Restaurant & Lounge at the Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach; Carlos Fernandez of Top Chef fame and Hi-Life Café in Fort Lauderdale; Jeremy Ford, sous chef at 3030 Ocean at the Marriot Harbor Beach on Fort Lauderdale Beach and Chris Miracolo, executive chef at Himmarshee Bar & Grille.  Taking place during lunch and dinner in the new Lifestyle Center on Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30, the one hour lunch classes and one and a half hour dinner classes will be followed by the chance to learn the chefs’ tricks of the trade and feast on their creations.  Classes are limited to eight people and are priced at $10 per person for lunch and $25 per person for dinner.  Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the customer service desk at (954) 565-5655 or online Schedule follows:  

Thursday, July 29       Lunch Club       Carlos Fernandez      Noon

Thursday, July 29       Dinner               Mark Militello           6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 30            Lunch Club       Jeremy Ford             Noon

Friday, July 30            Dinner              Chris Miracolo          6:30 p.m.

Reopened July 5, after being closed six months for renovations, the Lifestyle Center will also offer a variety of additional classes throughout the month, including how to make your own all-natural cleaning products, wine and beer tastings, raw food classes, baking classes and more.  The Lifestyle Center also hosts a Lunch Club class every Monday and Wednesday where attendees take a quick cooking class with a WFM chef and then enjoy the lunch they prepared, for only $10 per person. Customers who attend ten Lunch Club classes, receive a $10 Whole Foods Market gift card.   The cost of attending the classes listed above ranges from free to $25 per person.  A full list of classes is available at the customer service desk or online; registration is required for all.   

Whole Foods Market – Fort Lauderdale’s Lifestyle Center is located inside the store at 2000 N. Federal Highway, between Oakland Park Blvd. and Sunrise Blvd. Telephone: (954) 565-5655