Big thanks for joining us on March 5th + 6th 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! 

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


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

Saturday, March 5th

10:00 am Camp Cooking with The Boy Scouts

11:00 am Anthony SassoCasa Mono‘s Hand Smashed Burrata with the Flavors of Winter   

12:00 pm Josh Reisner, MasterChef Junior Finalist: Healthy Asian Street Food

1:00 pm Daniel HolzmanThe Meatball Shop: Meatball Smash with Spaghetti + Pesto Sauce         

2:00 pm Pastry Chef Thiago Silva, Catch: Healthy Candy  

3:00 pm The Beard House Cooking Class with Izabela Wojcik + Victoria JordanFresh Apple Cookies + Carrot Cookies from James Beard’s American Cookery

Sunday, March 6th

10:00 am Michelin Starred Chef Arman Arnal’s Maman + Papa Poule: Sweet + Savory Crepes

11:00 am Seamus MullenTertulia NYC +El Colmado: Colorful Vegetable Salad with Lifeway Kefir Vinaigrette

12:00 pm Danny Boome, Executive Director of Gastronauts Adventures + Emmy-nominated host of Good Food America 

1:00 pm Claus Meyer, Restaurateur, Culinary Entrepreneur, Founder of the New Nordic Cuisine movement, + Co-founder of NomaBeetroot Tartare + Pearled Barley Salad

2:00 pm Hands-On Fondue Fun with Emmi Le Gruyere A.O.P.

3:00 pm Thomas’ Greek Kitchen: Greek Nachos

4:00 pm Cricket AzimaFounder + Big Cheese of The Creative KitchenKids Food FestivalKids Food Festival Fresh, Flavorful & Fun Salsa
*featuring adaptations for various physical + developmental abilities

Time Out New York Kids and the Kids Food Festival host a family date night, Saturday March 5th, from 6pm – 8pm. The event includes delicious dinner bites, fun family activities, and live entertainment! Tickets on sale at

FREE Performances on our Kids Food Festival Main Stage:

Saturday, March 5th

10:30 am Brooklyn Mompost: Hot Soup & Black Gold!

11:00 am  Tristin and Tyler’s QUEST-adilla

11:30 am DJ Alden, resident DJ at Cirkiz

12:00 pm Snoopy Meet + Greet, hosted by Horizon

1:00 pm Make Cooking Fun for the Whole Family with Chobani Greek Yogurt!

1:30 The Deedle Deedle Dees

2:00 Dirty Sock Funtime Band

2:30 APPLAUSE Presents: Selections from “Grease” with Danny and Sandy!

3:00 Kitchen to Classroom: Kids Can Cook! Featuring: Kendra Peterson, Sponsored by: Enjoy Life Foods, Allergy-Friendly Supporting Sponsor

3:30 Raquel Pelzel: Better than Butter! Make-Your-Own Fancy Toasts for Breakfast + After-School Snacks 

 Sunday, March 6th

10:00 am Bubble Garden + New World Stages Ticket Giveaway, Featuring Passes to Stomp, The Woodsman, +The Gazillion Bubble Show

11:00 am Baby DJ School

11:30 am Cheesy Fun with Emmi Le Gruyere A.O.P.

12:00 pm TADA! Youth Theater

12:30 pm Food Detectives 101 with Jonathan Saturay of Pure Food Kids Foundation

1:00 pm Karma Kids Yoga

1:30 pm Special Premiere Screening of Yummiloo, an Animated ‘Food Adventure’ Show from Blues Clues Creator Traci Paige Johnson + her Colleagues at Yummico

Cedella Marley + Ziggy Marley Children’s Book Reading by Zuri Marley

 2:00 pm The Wafer Games, by Loacker

2:30 pm Ramblin’ Dan

3:00 pm Rainbow Quinoa with Taste Buds Kitchen!

3:30 pm Veggiecation: Learning to Love Vegetables




*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.