Kids’ Food Festival is On the Menu for February 28 – March 1 at Bryant Park

Kids’ Food Festival is On the Menu for February 28 – March 1 at Bryant Park


Head to Bryant Park on February 28 – March 1 for the Kids’ Food Fest! This weekend-long event will include hands-on cooking classes, lively entertainment, chef demonstrations, kids’ performers and more.

The Kids’ Food Fest aims to help in the fight against childhood obesity. Learn about the importance of achieving balance in food choices, through fun activities and sampling family-friendly foods. Get your forks ready for a weekend full of flavorful fun! Appetites of all ages will be satisfied!

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! Stop by Bryant Park, located between 40th and 42nd Streets + 5th and 6th Avenues, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to join in on the fun! Admission is free, but classes are not.

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

Saturday, February 28th

10:00 Rozanne Gold: Every Kid’s a Critic

11:00 Bill Telepan: Vegetarian Chili and Hummus

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

1:00 Réunion de Famile: Join the team behind Micheline Star Chef Arman Arnal’s Maman and Papa Poule for a sweet and savory crepe class

2:00 Joey Campanaro: Rainbow Veggie Skewers and Yogurt Dip with Joey Campanaro of The Little Owl

3:00 Jehangir Mehta: 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 of Union Market and Ruben Garcia of Think Food Group: Apple Sorbet

12:00 Thiago Silva: Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas

1:00 Reed Alexander, author of KewlBites and formerly of iCarly

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

3:00 Haven’s Kitchen: Winter Vegetable Rolls

4:00 Cricket Azima: Kids Food Festival Fresh, Flavorful & Fun Salsa
*Everybody Can Cook – an inclusion class for children various physical and developmental abilities


FREE Performances on our Kids Food Festival Main Stage:

Saturday, February 28th

10:00 Kid Chef Eliana: Creole Pasta Primavera

10:30 Bari Koral Presents Yogapalooza

11:00 ApplauseNY: An Elsa and Anna Appearance

11:30 Bill Wurtzel’s Funny Food Workshop

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

12:30 Jonathan Saturay, Pure Food Kids Foundation

1:00 Mareya Ibrahim: K.I.S.S. Worthy Snacks for the Whole Family (Keep it Super Simple with Smart Swaps)

1:30 Baby Loves Disco

2:00 Whole Foods

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 Brooklyn Mompost


Sunday, March 1st

10:00 Cooking Up Stories: Plant Part Parties

10:30 Healthy Kids Cooking Demo with Certified Veggiecator Educator, Abby Rosenswaike

11:00 WITS

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

12:00 Applegate

12:30 DreamWorks Animation Presents Oh and Captain Smek, from the upcoming film HOME, in theaters March 27th

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

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 Nathan Schreiber: Kitchen Science

3:30 Hannah Hershman

4:00 Bubble Foundation: Butternut Squash Soup

*Schedule is subject to change