Join us on May 12th + 13th at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center for the 2018 Kids Food Festival!

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 enjoy:

  • Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt
  • The James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion: ticketed hands-on cooking classes. Buy tickets 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, May 12th – Buy tickets here!

10:00 am   Mother’s Day Treats with Maman

11:00 am   Aaron McCargo Jr.: AMJ Hoagie Pasta Salad

12:00 pm   “Gluten Free Cookie Bake and Decorate” by Cup4Cup with Chef Michael Wallace and Top Chef Jr., Audrey Brust

1:00 pm   The Beard HouseChocolate-Avocado Pudding Parfaits from the James Beard Foundation’s “Waste Not Cookbook”

2:00 pm   Grandaisy BakeryPiccolo Pizzaiolo making Bianca con Pecorino

3:00 pm   A “Hole” Lotta Fun with Emmi Emmentaler Cheese from Switzerland

4:00 pm   Small Plates from Epicurious:  Easy Strawberry Shortcake for Mother’s Day


Sunday, May 13th – Buy tickets here!

10:00 am   Cooking with Red Rabbit: Seasonal Three Sister Summer Tacos with Lime Cilantro Cream

11:00 am   Think Pink! Cartoon Character Brunch, Presented by KidsCLICK

12:00 pm   Épicerie Boulud: Chocolate Truffles Dipped-and-Rolled & Wrap-and-Roll Turkey Wraps

1:00 pm   Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop and Project Foodie: Meatball Sliders and Simple Salad

2:00 pm   Shake Up Your Salad: Seasonal Pasta Salad with Eataly NYC Downtown

3:00 pm   Mother’s Day Tea Party Treats

4:00 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, May 12th

10:00 am   JCP Downtown Presents Suzi Shelton

10:30 am   MasterChef Junior Season 6 Contestants Remy and Olivia: Passionfruit and Raspberry Tart

11:00 am   The Pineapple Explorers Club

12:00 pm   Karma Kids Yoga

12:30 pm   KidsCLICK Presents: Cartoon Character Meet + Greet – Think Pink!

1:00 pm   Josh Stein presents What’s Cooking?

1:30 pm   MasterChef Junior Season 5 Contestant CydneyDark Chocolate Banana Mini Trifles and Lemon Raspberry Trifle

2:00 pm   The Pineapple Explorers Club

3:00 pm   Karma Kids Yoga


Sunday, May 13th

10:00 am   Church Street School for Music and Art: Musical Showcase

10:30 am   MasterChef Junior Season 5 Contestant EddieOnigiri Rice Balls

11:00 am   Rock-a-Baby

12:00 pm   Silva Dance Company

12:30 pm   KidsCLICK Presents: Cartoon Character Meet + Greet – Think Pink!

1:00 pm   Rock-a-Baby

2:00 pm   A Musical Revue with Curated Care

3:00 pm   MasterChef Junior Season 5 Contestant Peyton: Arugula Salad with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

3:30 pm   Monkey Do! Yoga



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.