Join us on August 26th + 27th, 2017 at The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City!


The 2017 Kids Food Festival will take place from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. at The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City! 

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 will be satisfied with:

  • Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt
  • The James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion: ticketed hands-on cooking classes. Purchase 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:

Saturday, August 26th

10:00 am Whole Foods MarketColorful Rainbow Quinoa Salad

11:00 am Chef Thomas Perrone, of Thomas’ Greek Kitchen: The Great Greek Salad

12:00 pm Aaron McCargo, Jr.: Buffalo Chicken Taco Sandwich

1:00 pm  Chef Elizabeth FalknerA Summer in Switzerland: Gruyere and Pineapple Panzanella Salad, Sponsored by Emmi Cheese

2:00 pm Buzzfeed Tasty: Cooking with Tasty Junior: Animal Toast and Watermelon Pizza

3:00 pm Chef Alex Pilas and Chef Jeff Marks, of Eataly Downtown: Caprese con Pesto alla Genovese

4:00 pm One World Observatory: Watermelon Lemonade + Worldly Cookie Decorating 

Sunday, August 27th

10:00 am Cooking with Red Rabbit: Terrific Tostados

11:00 am Marley Family Cooking Class, featuring recipes from cookbooks by Ziggy and Rohan Marley, hosted by Zuri MarleyWatermelon, Feta, and Cucumber Salad + Cinnamon Orange Almond Popcorn

12:00 pm Epicerie BouludLe Sandwich Français with French Chef Vivien Lallement

1:00 pm  Julio Guarchaj of Grandaisy Bakery: Pizza Bianca con Pecorino

2:00 pm James Beard FoundationPesto Presto: Magically Making Sauce from Scraps

3:00 pm Cricket Azima, Founder + Big Cheese of The Creative Kitchen + Kids Food Festival: Kids Food Festival Fresh, Flavorful & Fun Salsa
*featuring adaptations for various physical + developmental abilities

Free Performances in our Community Performance Area:

Saturday, August 26th

10:00 am Parachute Play with CMOM

10:30 am Movement and Circle Time with CMOM

11:00 am Rock-a-Baby

12:00 pm The Pineapple Explorers Club

1:00 pm Karma Kids Yoga 

1:30 pm Cydney Sherman, contestant on MasterChef Junior Season 5: Beet Gazpacho

2:00 pm The Pineapple Explorers Club

3:00 pm Donovan Milstein, contestant on MasterChef Junior Season 5: Chinese Smashed Cucumber

Sunday, August 27th

10:00 am A Musical Revue with Curated Care

10:30 am Peyton Copeland, contestant on MasterChef Junior Season 5: Watermelon Salad

11:00 am A Musical Revue with Curated Care

12:00 pm FunikiJam 

1:00 pm Zuri Marley reads from Cedella Marley’s children’s book, “Three Little Birds”

1:30 pm FunikiJam 

2:00 pm Eddie Levine, contestant on MasterChef Junior Season 5: Summer Shrimp Salad

3:00 pm Parachute Play with CMOM


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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.