Thanks to everyone who participated and attended the NYC Kids Food Festival this past March!

It’s a wrap! The Kids Food Festival was a success, welcoming families with children aged 6 months to tweens, interested in learning about better food choices in a fun and engaging environment that empowers children to make these decisions for themselves!

Appetites of all sizes were satisfied:

  • Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt: Seek, discover, taste, and win!
  • James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion: ticketed hands-on cooking classes
  • Kids Food Festival Main Stage: free performances including cooking demos and live entertainment

See what was on the menu!

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

Saturday, March 1st

10:00 A Fun + Healthy Breakfast with Whole Foods Market: Smashed Avocado “Butter” on Whole Wheat Bread with Make-Your-Own Veggie Faces

11:00 Cupcake Creations with Carlo’s Bakery

12:00 Cricket Azima: Kids Food Festival Fresh, Flavorful, & Fun Salsa

1:00 Chef Carla Hall: Pesto Pasta Salad

2:00 Chef Richie Brandenburg: Apple Sorbet

3:00 Cupcake Creations with Carlo’s Bakery

4:00 Chef Candice Kumai: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos & Homemade Guacamole & Chips

Sunday, March 2nd

10:00 The Beard House Cooking Class: James Beard’s Orange & Almond Cake Parfaits

11:00 Chef Merlin Verrier: Roasted Beet Lollipops

12:00 Chef Kelsey Nixon: Fruit Skewers

1:00 Chef Jehangir Mehta: Goat Cheese Salad

2:00 Chef Lucinda Scala Quinn: Salad in a Jar with Rose’s Vinaigrette

3:00 Pastry Chef Thiago Silva: Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits with Coconut Granola & Berry Jam

4:00 Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner: Quark Dumplings with Apple Chutney


FREE Performances on our Kids Food Festival Main Stage:

Saturday, March 1st

10:30 Hot Bread Kitchen: Make-Your-Own Granola

11:00 Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr.: Buffalo Chicken Cucumber Cups

11:30 MOMables: Real Food Lunchboxes Your Kids Will Love

12:00 Chef Mareya Ibrahim: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

12:30 Entertainment by the Radio Disney Road Crew

1:30 Baby Loves Disco

2:00 Cricket Azima: Pattern Parfaits featuring Chobani Yogurt

2:30 PopFit Kids: Healthy Heart Workshop

3:00 Funny Foods by Bill Wurtzel

3:30 Tristin + Tyler: Snack Attack: Fun Snacks For Kids, By Kids

Sunday, March 2nd

10:30 Yoga with Tara Stiles

11:00 Chef Kelsey Nixon: Grilled Fruit Skewers

11:30 Cricket Azima: Pattern Parfaits featuring Chobani Yogurt

12:00 Baby Loves Disco

1:00 MasterChef Junior’s Jack + Alexander: Build-Your-Own Burgers

1:30 Yoga with Studio 360 Teacher Dayle Pivetta

2:00 Dirty Sock Funtime Band

3:00 Entertainment by the Radio Disney Road Crew




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.