Kids Food Festival

The first Kids Food Festival gets cooking on January 21st and 22nd, 2012, from 10 am to 6pm at Citi Pond℠at Bryant Park.  The Festival is a weekend event focusing on educating families about making balanced food choices through fun and flavorful activities. Come hungry to learn and get a taste of the special events lined up on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Below are the schedule of events for Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday, January 21st 

All Day    KickinKitchen.TV: FREE Kids Food Festival Screening Room

James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion 

10:00        Kristin O'Connor: Allergy-Free Cooking

11:00         Sam Talbot: Guacamole Tacos

12:00         Jehangir Mehta: Gastro Kids

1:00            David Burke: Fun with Crepes

2:00            Reed Alexander: Kewl Turkey Taco Cones

3:00            Jim Lahey: Making Pizza

4:00            Taste Buds: Rainbow Cous Cous Salad with Jessi Walter

5:00            Ben Pollinger: Wrap it Up

Kids Food Festival Performance Stage

10:00          Jackie Newgent: Fit + Flavorful + Fun = Snacking on-the-Go

11:00           Avocados From Mexico: Guacamole Mashing with Cricket Azima

12:00           Tom Farley: Table Time with Mister Manners

1:00             Akiko Thurnauer: Japanese ONIGIRI Rice Balls

2:00             Joel Harper: Circus Balancing

3:00             Tristin and Tyler: Snack Time Choices with Cricket Azima

4:00             Jehangir Mehta: Gastro Kids

5:00             Joel Harper: Silly Workout

Sunday, January 22nd  

All Day        KickinKitchen.TV: FREE Kids Food Festival Screening Room

James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion

10:00            Stephanie Middleberg: Ready, Set, Breakfast Bingo

11:00             Ellie Krieger: Mango Stuffed Challah French Toast

12:oo             Cricket Azima: Everybody Eats Lunch with The Creative Kitchen

1:00               Grayson Schmitz: Hands-on Fruit Parfait

2:00               Fran Costigan: Better Chocolate Desserts

3:00               Andrea Beaman: Whole Grain Fried Rice and Coconut Rice Pudding

4:00               Allison Kave: First Prize Pies

5:00               Cricket Azima: Everybody Can Cook: Special Needs in the Kitchen

Kids Food Festival Performance Stage

10:00            Bilingual Birdies Band: Musical Performance

11:00             Super Sprowtz: Puppet Show

12:00             Joanie Leeds: Musical Performance

1:00               Bonita Porte's Energetic Juniors: Fitness Workshop

2:00               Ramin Ganeshram: Simple, Spicy, Shrimp Burgers

3:00               Amie Valpone: Kid's Rise n' Shine Oatmeal Breakfast

4:00               Jehangir Mehta: Gastro Kids

5:00               Jackie Newgent: Fit+Flavorful+Fun Snacking on-the-Go

Participating Vendors:

Kiosk 1   - KFF Scavenger Hunt & Goody Bags
Kiosk 2   - KFF Meet, Greet & Eat
Kiosk 3   - Cosmopolitan Food Group
Kiosk 4   - New York Times
Kiosk 5   - Torly Kids - Tot to Tween
Kiosk 6   - KFF Fork Full Give-Aways
Kiosk 7   - Tow-Shes Productions/Lotus Love Gem
Kiosk 8   - Clean Well
Kiosk 9   - KFF Screening Room: by KickinKitchin.TV
Kiosk 10  - Wild Planet Foods
Kiosk 11  - Handstand Kids
Kiosk 12  - Little Duck
Kiosk 13   - Cabot Cheese
Kiosk 14  - Plum Pit Stop
Kiosk 15  - James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion
Kiosk 16  - Kids Food Festival Tickets & Information
Kiosk 17  - Cricket Azima-The Creative Kitchen
Kiosk 18  - Honestly Kids by Honest Tea
Kiosk 19  - Clif Kid
Kiosk 20  - Kids Food Festival Performance Area
Kiosk 21  - James Beard Foundation Bake and Book Shop/Share our Strength
Kiosk 22  - Blue Ribbon Naked Nuggets
Kiosk 23  - New York Life
Kiosk 24  - Metaphor - Gastro Kids
Kiosk 25  - Organic Valley
Kiosk 26  - Wonderful Pistachio
Kiosk 27  - Its Moringa
Kiosk 28  - KFF Friends

A percentage of profits from the Kids Food Festival will go to our partner charity Share Our Strength.  This national nonprofit is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives.  General admission to the Festival is FREE, but tickets are required for all events in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion and the KFF Performance Stage.  To purchase tickets, simply click here. For more information, please go to: www.kidsfoodfestival.com.