Westfield World Trade Center Announces a New Home For The Creative Kitchen Kids Food Festival In Collaboration With The James Beard Foundation

Free and open to the public on August 26th and 27th, The Creative Kitchen Kids Food Festival will provide a weekend of flavorful, family fun by offering hands-on cooking classes, sampling, and family-friendly activities and entertainment.

Westfield is thrilled to announce the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center as the host of the 7th annual The Creative Kids Food Festival taking place on August 26th and 27th from 10am – 4pm.

The Creative Kitchen Kids Food Festival is a celebration to educate families about making balanced food choices that help create wholesome lifelong eating habits for both kids and parents. The weekend-long event will offer a host of family-friendly activities including cooking classes in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion, hosted in Épicerie Boulud, food demonstrations, musical performances, a Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt for kids with goody bag prizes, food sampling, and more!

Featured chefs and restaurants in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion include Épicerie Boulud, Elizabeth Falkner, Aaron McCargo Jr, and Eataly Downtown. Featured programming in the Community Performance Area includes contestants on MasterChef Junior Season 5, FunikiJam, The Pineapple Explorers Club, and Karma Kids Yoga.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to find such a wonderful new home for the Kids Food Festival at Westfield World Trade Center! We’re happy to bring this fun and flavorful family programming to lower Manhattan – and appreciate the community welcoming us!” said Cricket Azima, Founder of The Creative kitchen and Kids Food Festival.

“We are excited to partner with the kids food festival and our local community to bring experiences and activities into Westfield World Trade Center” Michael McNaughton, SVP of Development commented .

Tickets to hands on cooking classes in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion can be purchased at www.kidsfoodfestival.com. The Kids Food Festival is proud to support the American Heart Association and their initiatives to improve kids’ health.

The Kids Food Festival is a series of events that educates families on how to make balanced food choices through fun and engaging activities. The weekend includes hands-on cooking classes (programmed with the assistance of the James Beard Foundation), the Balanced Plate Scavenger, prizes, lively entertainment, family-friendly activities, HUGE giveaways, and more!  For more information, visit www.kidsfoodfestival.com and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kidsfoodfestival.

The Creative Kitchen, founded in 2003, presents educational and entertaining content to children through food-related activities. The company focuses on teaching, writing, recipe and curricula development, brand consulting, and marketing to present entertaining and educational content through food-related activities, classes, and events for children. The Creative Kitchen’s signature kids cooking curricula, Everybody Can Cook, offers 15 recipes and lesson plans to allow instructors in general and special education classrooms to bring hands-on cooking classes to children ages 2 and up, of various physical and developmental abilities.

Source: Westfield World Trade Center

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