Big thanks to all who participated in and attended this past festival at Bryant Park in New York City!

The Kids Food Festival welcomed 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! FREE GENERAL ADMISSION.

Appetites of all sizes were satisfied with:

  • Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt
  • The 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, February 28th

10:00 Rozanne Gold, James Beard Award Winner: Every Kid a Critic

11:00 Bill Telepan of Telepan Restaurant: A Celebration of Beans with Vegetarian Chili and Hummus

12:00 Daniel Holzman of The Meatball Shop: Meatballs and Spaghetti

1:00 Michelin Star Chef Arman Arnal’s Maman + Papa Poule: Sweet and Savory Crepes featuring Nocciolata 

2:00 Joey Campanaro of The Little Owl: Taco Fiesta

3:00 Jehangir Mehta of Graffiti Food + Wine Bar: Shrimp and Avocado Salad

4:00 The Beard House Cooking Class: James Beard’s Shortcake with Seasonal Fruit Compote

5:00 Cupcake Decorating with Big Daddy’s

Sunday, March 1st

10:00 “Build a Better Breakfast” with Whole Foods Market

11:00 Richie Brandenburg, Director of Culinary Strategy at Eden’s + Ruben Garcia, Director of Creativity at ThinkFoodGroup: Soda Shop Magic 

12:00 Thiago Silva of CATCH: Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas

1:00 Reed Alexander: Tropical Chicken + Egg Salad

2:00 “Party on a Stick” + “Vinaigrette Lab” with Sally Sampson, Bill Yosses, and Gail Simmons

3:00 Haven’s Kitchen: Winter Vegetable Rolls

4:00 Cricket Azima, Big Cheese of The Creative Kitchen + Kids Food Festival: Kids Food Festival Fresh, Flavorful & Fun Salsa, featuring Rohan Marley
*Everybody Can Cook – an inclusion class for children various physical and developmental abilities

FREE Performances on our Kids Food Festival Main Stage hosted by Baby Loves Disco:

Saturday, February 28th

10:00 Mompost: From the Kitchen to the Garden

10:30 Bari Koral Presents Yogapalooza

11:00 ApplauseNY: An Elsa and Anna Appearance

11:30 Bill WurtzelFunny Food Workshop

12:00 Handstand Kids: Kids in the Cocina; Making Mexican Food your Families Favorites

12:30 Wendy Siskin: Wellness in the Schools – Get Fit, Get Happy, A Family Fitness Break

1:00 Jonathan Saturay: Pure Food Kids Foundation

1:30 Baby Loves Disco

2:00 Whole Foods MarketPlant Strong Bean Dip

2:30 The Singing Baker: Goin’ Bananas

3:00 Super Sprowtz LIVE!

3:30 MOMables: Make a Variety of Healthy Meals Your Kids Will Love

4:00 Jennifer Tyler Lee: The 52 New Foods Challenge; Fun Food Games

4:30 Kid Chef Eliana: Creole Pasta Primavera

5:00 Cooking Up Stories: Plant Part Parties

Sunday, March 1st

10:30 VeggiecationHealthy Kids Cooking Demo

11:00 Mareya Ibrahim: K.I.S.S. Worthy Snacks for the Whole Family (Keep it Super Simple with Smart Swaps)

11:30 Frances Largeman-Roth: Chia Pudding with Rainbow Toppings

12:00 ApplegateBuild a Better Sandwich 

           DreamWorks Animation’s HOME: Free ticket giveaway + costume character appearance from OH and CAPTAIN SMEK

12:30 KIND Snacks: Grains That Are KIND to Your Body

1:00 Sally Sampson, Bill Yosses, + Gail Simmons: Don’t Spill the Beans (Make Soup!)

1:30 Dirty Sock Funtime Band

2:00 Deanna Cook: Spring Rolls and Dipped Strawberry Dessert

2:30 Tristin and Tyler’s Quest-adilla

3:00 Science Ninjas: Kitchen Science

3:30 Let’s Go Bananas – Music with Hannah!: Music activities for all ages and developmental abilities with music therapist, Hannah Hershman (MT-BC)

4:00 Bubble Foundation: Butternut Squash Soup


*Schedule is subject to change







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.