Thank you for joining us on August 26th + 27th at The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center 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 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.