See what was on the menu!

The Kids Food Festival welcomes families with children of all ages, interested in learning about balanced food choices in a fun and engaging environment that empowers children to make these decisions for themselves! 

Appetites of all sizes enjoyed:

  • Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt
  • The James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion: ticketed hands-on cooking classes. Buy tickets through our Official Ticketing Partner here!
  • Kids Food Festival Community Performance Area: free performances including cooking demos and live entertainment.


James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion Ticketed Hands-On Cooking Classes:

May 11

10:00 Healthy Lunch with America’s Test Kitchen Kids

11:00 Dumpling Making with Northern Tiger

12:00 Pastry Chef Thiago SilvaBetter Chocolate

1:00 Chef Mike Price of The Clam + Market TableStrawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Parfaits

2:00 The Beard House: Kitchen Sink Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches from the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Waste Not: How to Get the Most From Your Food

3:00 Cooking with BuzzFeed: Rainbow Pancake Pops, hosted by Erin Phraner 

4:00 Kwame Williams of Vital Dining: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

May 12

10:00 Cooking with Red Rabbit: Three Sisters Tacos

11:00 Cupcake Decorating with Handstand Kitchen*

*This class is an additional $15, as each ticketed child receives their own Handstand Kitchen Intro to Baking 17-Piece Set (retail value $25)

12:00 Classic American-Italian dishes with Parm

1:00 A Marley Mother’s Day, hosted by Kaya MarleySummer Quinoa Salad

2:00 Grandaisy Bakery: Piccolo Pizzaiolo Making Bianca con Pecorino

3:00 DreamWorks Presents: SPIRIT and SHE-Ra-Themed Recipes

4:00 Cricket Azima, Founder and Big Cheese of The Creative Kitchen and Kids Food Festival: Fresh, Flavorful, & Fun Salsa

Free Performances Featured on our Main Stage:

May 11

10:00 Activities Hosted by CMOM

10:30 Cooking Demonstration by MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestants Shannen and Ben

11:00 Rock-a-Baby

12:00 Cooking Demonstration by MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestant Che

12:30 Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, one of the nation’s leading health authorities and the national dietitian for LaCroix Sparkling Water

1:00 Rock-a-Baby

2:00 Karma Kids Yoga

2:30 The Teen Kitchen, Recipes We love to Cook by Emily & Lyla The Kitchen Twins

3:00 Monkey Do! Yoga (musical performance)

3:30 Cooking Demonstration by MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestants Ashley and Kyle

May 12

10:00 Cooking Demonstration by MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestant Talulah

10:30 Interactive Book Reading of MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic with Author and Registered Dietitian Shanon Morris, MS, RD, CDN

11:00 Monkey Do! Yoga

11:30 Cooking Demonstration by MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestant Matthew

12:00 The Pineapple Explorers Club

1:00 Family Yoga with Heidi Kristoffer

1:30 Cooking Demonstration by MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestant Mateo

2:00 Silva Dance Company & Capoeira Arte Dança

3:00 Cooking Demonstration by MasterChef Junior Season 7 Contestant Tal

3:30 Activities Hosted by CMOM

Food Allergy Disclaimer: The Kids Food Festival is not an allergy-free festival. We will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any of our events.