Happenings for Dec. 13, 2012

Museum plans table settings workshop

NEW ORLEANS — The Southern Food and Beverage Musuem, at the Julia Street Entrance of the Riverwalk Marketplace, New Orleans, will hold a table settings workshop with Project Create from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Guests will learn how to craft last-minute gifts or place settings such as unique napkins and napkin rings. The class is appropriate for kids and adults.

Seats are $10 per person or $5 for SoFAB members. Email kelsey@southernfood.org or call (504) 569-0405.

Whole Foods in BR hosts various events

Whole Foods Market Baton Rouge, 7529 Corporate Blvd., will host a variety of holiday events in the coming weeks.

The first is a holiday entertaining showcase and beer tasting from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Departments around the store will feature holiday recipes and specialty beer available for sampling.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 19, the store will also offer favorite holiday hors d’oeuvres for sampling. And from noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 22, there will be a wine tasting of bottles all priced under $16. Call (225) 218-0452.

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Metairie plan events

Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine Street, New Orleans, will host a holiday party starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

First up will be samples of hot chocolate and cookies along with a Rethinkers Chew Dat Culinary Competition. Santa will be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. for photos, and children will be able to make oyster shell ornaments and participate in a scavenger hunt. Call (504) 899-9119.

On Dec. 22, Whole Foods Market Veterans, 3420 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, will hold an Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Vegan-Friendly Christmas and photos with Santa. The ugliest sweater wearer will net a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card.

At 10 a.m., healthy eating specialist Caitlin Parys will demonstrate how to make vegan pumpkin pie and other vegan holiday treats. From noon to 2 p.m., Santa will be on hand for photos.

Register for Parys’ class by emailing caitlin.parys@wholefoods.com. Call (504) 888-8225.

Compiled by Food staff