Whole Foods Ultimate Food Fight

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What do you get when you combine five chefs, one main ingredient, the bounty of Whole Foods and 45 minutes of high pressure cooking? Why, The Ultimate Food Fight at Whole Foods in Henderson, of course, where last week the talented toques from five separate Whole Foods Markets squared off over….stuffing!

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Thanksgiving Food and Wine with the Whole Foods Gals and Desi Echavarrie

ELV note: With the big bird day coming up, we at ELV (and KNPR) thought some advice and info from three foodie folks was in order.

Thanksgiving Food and Wine
AIR DATE: November 19, 2010

We get ready for Thanksgiving. Max Jacobson and John Curtas are joined by Julian Serrano’s sommelier, Desi Echavarrie, to get some advice on pairing wines with holiday foods, and from Whole Foods Jenny Wagner and Ellyn Chantos tell us what (besides turkey) is in demand every November in the Vegas Valley.

Desi Echavarrie, Sommelier, Julian Serrano
Jenny Wagner, Las Vegas Metro Marketing Supervisor, Whole Foods
Ellyn Chantos, Prepared Foods Team Leader, Whole Foods

Whole Foods Quickfire Challenge

Chefs cheffed, judges judged, and the crowd crowded in for a pressure-packed quickfire challenge at Whole Foods last weekend pitting Rene Lenger (Switch), Jet Tila (Wazuzu), Bianca Freeny (Whole Foods), Kuldeep Singh (Origin India) and Jean Paul Labadie (Marche Bacchus) against each other in a throwdown over who could cook think up and cook the tastiest dish (from a randomly selected protein) in 45 minutes.

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