Food, Food Artisans

This Week at Zingerman’s 3/25/14

speaker-series-speech-bubbleSpeaker Series continues at ZingTrain

Please join us this Wednesday, March 26, 730am-930am for another thought-provoking session of the ZingTrain Speaker Series.

This week’s session will feature Joel Daly, COO of, whose subject will be: How to Take the Best Customer Service Lessons from Great Business and Make Them Work in Yours! is a high performance cloud hosting and management company. Recognizing that in their world [and we firmly believe in any world] if you’re not wowing your customer, you might as well exit the playing field, set out to intentionally and strategically create an authentic customer-centric service culture. And to do that they looked at businesses that are known for their customer service (including us, blush!) and applied the best of what they saw to create their customer service strategy.


Tea and Cheese Tasting at Zingerman’s Deli

deli cheese and tea tasting

Join us Wednesday, March 26 at 7pm as we explore the relationship between really good tea and cheese. Our newest Chinese tea selections have arrived from Joseph Wesley of Detroit.  In honor of its arrival we invite you to taste and learn about it with us. Joseph Uhl, founder and tea enthusiast of Joseph Wesley tea selections will be helping us taste through his fine teas and our own cheese specialists will present you with fun pairings.


Ultimate Cheese Tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery


The ultimate battle for pairings. Which do you like better, grapes or grain? Enjoy a night of good conversation on Friday, March 28, 7pm with host Nichole and co-host Jessica from Imperial Beverage as we take you through some of our favorite cheeses and beverages that go best with them. Join us for a night of un-traditional fun as we taste, score and talk cheese, beer and wine. The menu will include an assortment of cheeses, beers & wine from the Creamery.


tanya-nueske-portrait-f10Nueske’s Bacon on special at Zingerman’s Mail Order

Applewood Smoked Bacon, our house bacon for more than two decades, is on sale for just one more week at Mail Order. Don’t miss it!

The Nueske family started smoking bacon in Hillcrest, Wisconsin, about 100 years before we started serving sandwiches in 1982. Like many of the long-lived family companies we buy from, their passion hasn’t seemed to wane in over a century. “I eat bacon so much,” says Tanya Nueske, granddaughter of the founder. “In our family we put bacon on everything.” When you taste this stuff you’ll probably do the same. There’s a reason this is our top seller. It is perfectly balanced between softly, pleasantly sweet and salty/smoky. If I were to choose one bacon to eat every day, which pretty much sounds like heaven, this would be it. Sale ends March 31st!

2014 Graduation Menus at Zingerman’s Catering


Graduation is fast approaching, despite what the weather is telling us. And Zingerman’s Catering has put together a great selection of portable feasts that are sure to be enjoyed by graduates, parents, grandparents, and friends. Call 734-663-3400 today to chat with one of our expert caterers. They can take care of all the details so you can focus on finishing up for the big day. One of our sales staff will ask all the right questions and walk you through your order in a flash!

boston-cream-pieBoston Cream Pie at Zingerman’s Bakehouse

In spite of its name, Boston Cream pie is in fact a cake and happens to be the official dessert of Massachusetts. It was created in the 1800′s at the Parker House hotel in Boston, also famous for their Parker House rolls. Our Boston Cream pie is two layers of moist vanilla chiffon cake, filled with fresh vanilla bean pastry cream, covered in dark chocolate ganache. Take one bite and you’ll know why it has a whole state so devoted to it. Boston Cream Pie, whole and slices, are 20% off this month.

Next week:

farm-to-tableFarm Food tasting at Zingerman’s Creamery

Have you ever had food so fresh it tastes too good to be true? Two local companies will take you from the farm to the kitchen with their scrumptious locally made products. Will from Corridor Sausage in Detroit, and David from The Brinery in Ann Arbor will join us Thursday, April 3, at 6pm at Zingerman’s Creamery for a night like no other. From the farm to the table, Will and David will take you on a tasteful trip that only your taste buds will survive.


Fresh vs. Dried Pasta FinalThe Secrets of Great Pasta at Zingerman’s Deli

A rare chance to learn from one of the world’s leading experts on pasta. Rolando Beramendi of Manicaretti Foods has been cooking, studying, teaching and eating the art of good pasta cooking for over twenty years. On Thursday, April 4, 630pm, join Ari and Rolando at Zingerman’s Events on 4th to learn what makes great dried pasta so delicious, how to cook it most effectively, and how to sauce it so that you can serve up a superb meal with a minimal amount of cooking. Guaranteed to help you buy, cook and serve better tasting pasta! Seats are limited so sign up soon!


guide_to_good_leading_part_3Breakfast, Books, and Business with Ari at Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Ari will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 3, A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves on Friday, April 4th from 730-9am. The new book includes Secrets #30-39 and will explore our belief that some of the most important work we do to build great organizations and lead rewarding lives is the work we need to do inside. The book includes essays on our approach to managing ourselves, mindfulness, leadership at the four levels of organizational growth, personal visioning, why the way the leader thinks will be manifested in the way the organization runs, creating a creative organization and more. You’ll also hear from Zingerman’s staff, we’ll be inviting employees from around the organization to engage Ari in a dialogue about Zingerman’s, building the business, being part of this organization and how you can apply Zingerman’s approaches to help strengthen your organization.
Breakfast served at 7:30 am.

Get a copy of Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 3: A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves for an additional $25.