Monday, December 31, 2012

Holiday Cocktails - GIVEAWAY WEEK 5

Cheers to Holiday Cocktails!

There is the classic Tom & Jerry or the Snow Ball or just toss some cranberry juice in your normal poison and call it a holiday drink!

Do you have a favorite holiday themed cocktail?
Is there a signature drink you make while entertaining?
Please share it in the comments section and include your name and store (winner will be emailed).

On Friday, one commenter will be chosen at random to receive Insulated Cocktail Shaker from Williams-Sonoma.


Celebrate with cheese!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Giveaway Week 4 - Winner!

Congratulations Amy Ockert from the NorCal Regional Office!
You won the book Foolproof by America's favorite party girl, Ina Garten.

"For my annual holiday gathering in early December, I make the main meal and ask my friends to bring sides, drinks, or desserts. This is a lot easier for them to bring one plate rather than a huge pot. The flavors are always different, and it is great to have the leftovers to split across the guests to take home! I have to admit, that there are a few items that I secretly hope that people bring each year that are my favorite."
Amy Ockert - NorCal Regional Office
Amy look for an email from Katie Somera so we can arrange shipment of your prize.

Very tasty and nice looking shrimp at Wellington!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

DJ Questlove On How To Rock Your New Year’s Eve Party

Of course, the Roots frontman/DJ/producer/walking music encyclopedia notes there are "certain liberties I'm allowed to take because of my Questlove- ... Read more

Florida knows how to sell caviar!

Really like the portion program!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Fairytale in New York - The Pogues w/Kristy MacColl

Someday at Christmas - Jack Johnson

Cool Bottle Engraving at PKL

Christmas in Hollis - Run DMC - Charlie Brown

Holiday Entertaining - GIVEAWAY WEEK 4

Who doesn't love a good holiday party?
Getting dressed up and celebrating with friends and family is part of the season.

What is your favorite holiday entertaining trick or time saver?
Do you make things ahead of time?
Do you order catering?
Do you ask people to bring things with them to your home?
Please share with us in the comments section and add your name and store (winner will be emailed).

One commenter will be chosen at random on Friday to receive a copy of Ina Garten's latest book called Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust.  How cool is that?
Good luck!
Happy Holiday Entertaining!

Delicious Cheese

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tanasbourne Gift Baskets

Top Stores and Programs of 2012

Fun idea for the holidays! At Wellington

Holiday Giveaway Week 3 - WINNER

Congratulations Audree Allen from Santa Cruz!
You won a set of Nordic Ware Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pans from Williams-Sonoma.

"Best holiday memory- Mom catching dad washing the christmas roast with hand soap. Really funny and a great lesson in food-handling for the family!"
Audree Allen
Vitamin Specialist
STZ Norcal
Audree look for an email from Katie Somera so we can arrange shipment of your prize.

Song of the Week

A Gift for the Beer Lover...

Gingerbread House Classes!

Brought to you by Mary Larkins, SW LMR Bakery TL

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Great Stocking Stuffer

Got a memo straight from Santa that all good kids are getting a Rib Roast in their stocking this year!

Holiday Pizza at Charles River Plaza

Keepin' it Cool in Santa Cruz

 Frozen just got a lot cooler at Whole Foods Market Santa Cruz just ask any penguin…

Millburn Bakery Dept.!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

At sur la table someone should try this display format!

North Atlantic’s Most Recent Local Producer Loan Recipient - Fancypants Baking

We are happy to announce North Atlantic’s most recent Local Producer Loan recipient,Fancypants Baking Co.!  Located just outside of Boston in East Walpole, Massachusetts, Fancypants proudly bakes delicious, hand-crafted cookies that are 100% natural and completely nut-free. 
Fancypants was founded in 2004 as the nation’s first dedicated peanut and tree nut free decorated cookie baking facility by husband and wife team Justin Housman and Maura Duggan.  The two started their company in their Boston, MA apartment with a passion to make sure that everyone – even those with nut allergies – can enjoy delicious cookies. They were picked up by Whole Foods Market in 2010 and are currently in five regions – NA, NE, MW, SW and FL.

All of Fancypants’ cookies are made from 100% natural ingredients and are free of artificial preservatives, flavors and dyes. The cookie dough is handmade from scratch daily by a team of talented cookie artisans who take great pride in their work – and, every batch is taste tested!  Fancypants Baking Co. is committed to making all of their cookies 100% safe for people with peanut and tree nut allergies. They will be using the loan to purchase and install a rack oven and 140 quart mixer.
Since loan recipients have a unique relationship with Whole Foods Market, we’d really appreciate you keeping Fancypants Baking Co. in mind for things like in-store marketing, promotions, demos, Facebook and twitter announcements, press releases and media inquiries, etc.  Please share this information with your team members and guests! Facebook and Twitter verbiage is below.
Please contact Lee Kane or Erin Guyer  if at any time you are considering discontinuing or significantly decreasing your purchase of this product.
 Thanks to everyone for your support of the program, and please let us know if you have any questions!

 Twitter Verbiage: Congrats to @FancypantsBaker for their Local Producer Loan from @WholeFoods!  The funds will buy new equipment and help increase production!
Facebook Verbiage: Congratulations to Fancypants Baking Co. for their first Local Producer Loan from Whole Foods Market!  Founded in 2004, this dedicated nut-free cookie company run by a husband and wife team will use the funds to purchase a new rack oven and 140 qt mixer; their production capacity will increase by 30%! Bring on the delicious cookies!
(note: “Like” Fancypants Bakery on FB first in order to properly tag them.)

Erin Guyer
Whole Foods Market

Bellaire's 12th Birthday Bash!

Bellaire’s 12th Birthday Bash!
B – Birthday Party and Happy Hour
Join us for cake and something sparkly at noon and 6pm to celebrate Whole Foods Market Bellaire’s 12th Birthday!  Today we kick off 12 days of Birthday Bash savings and events! Help us celebrate 12 great years!

E – Evening of Elegance
Swing by the Marquee from 5-7pm for live music and tasty treats while enjoying a glass of wine or pint of beer at the bar!

L – Living our Mission
Whole Foods Market is a core value driven company bringing out the best in us and the community, come learn more about what we care about throughout the store.

L – Love our Local Community
We are Loco for Local! Whole Foods Market Bellaire stocks hundreds of local products from all around Texas from fruit to beer. Stop by Sunday from noon– 6pm to meet a few of our favorite local vendors and take a taste of Texas!

A – Awesome Appetizers
Nothing says the Holidays like a party! Let us help you entertain with ease. Throughout the store party platter and appetizer ideas will be sampled all day.

I – It’s the Thought That Counts
Give the gift of giving this season with gifts that give back! From flowers to toys to tasty treats, Bellaire has that perfect something for everyone this season - the hostess, the kids, or the in-laws. 

R – Reaching into the Community
We love our community and giving back to it! Today we are supporting the Houston Zoo as our Community Giving Day, where 5% of our net sales will be donated to the Houston Zoo’s Conservation Program.  Shop and give and the same time!

E – Eat, Drink and Brie Merry
Holidays are made better with Brie! Find out what your favorite topping is during our Eat, Drink, and Brie Merry Happy Hour from 5- 7pm at the Marquee Bar.

B – Best of the Best – Team Leader Cook-Off Event 
Cast your vote for your favorite holiday treat made with love from our team leaders from each department! From 5-7pm, our team leaders will be cooking up their favorite dishes and you get to decide which is best. Come support your favorite department!

A – A Marquee Encore – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Bundle up at Bellaire with Hot Cocoa, popcorn and a great holiday classic as we pay homage to our store’s location history– a movie theater! Alamo Drafthouse will be screening How the Grinch Stole Christmas behind our store starting at 7pm. The movie is free, but bring your own blanket or chair! Hot Cocoa, apple cider, and movie treats will be available for purchase outside. Come early to reserve your space!

S – Savvy Sunday
Tis the season to save! Throughout the store team members will highlighting the great holiday deals we have at the store and everyday value you can stock up on.

H – Happy Holidays
The holidays are almost here and almost over! We will not only have what you need to make your Christmas super yummy, but will also be making one guest our 12th Birthday Bash Raffle winner! Enter throughout the 12 days of Birthday Bash when you visit the store for your chance to win!

Mary Langdon
Houston Media and Community Relations
Whole Foods Market
701 Waugh Drive | Houston, TX 77019

Dump bins in White Flint store - old school!

Hollywood Store in Portland - Grocery Team