NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
About The Creative Kitchen Kids Food Festival
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.
About Westfield World Trade Center
The new port of entry to Lower Manhattan, Westfield World Trade Center is located at the site where 60,000 neighborhood residents, 300,000 daily commuters, 13 subway / PATH trains, multiple ferry lines, and millions of global travelers converge within one unforgettable setting. The destination encompasses retail space across the Santiago Calatrava designed Oculus, surrounding street-level shops and restaurants, and within the galleries traversing the entire World Trade Center campus.
With more than 100 fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and technology brands, Westfield World Trade Center showcases the very best New York has to offer—all in one place. From luxury and high-end concepts to trend-setting designer and everyday essentials, the shopping experience is designed to offer something great for everyone. The destination's favorite brands include Apple and Bose in technology; Boss Hugo Boss, H&M, Kate Spade, John Varvatos, LK Bennett, Lacoste, and Banana Republic in apparel; Under Armour in the athletic category; Sephora, Caudalie, Kiehl's, MAC Cosmetics, and Dior Cosmetics in beauty; Cole Haan, Stuart Weitzman, Aldo, and Vince Camuto in footwear; Breitling, London Jewelers, Links of London, and Swatch in jewelry.
At the same time, a collection of highly-rated restaurants, bakeries, and fresh food marketplaces includes Eataly, Epicerie Boulud, and Lobster Press (created by Michelin star-winning chef Marc Forgione). Coming soon, the destination will also be home to the renowned London steakhouse Hawksmoor (the "best steak restaurant in the UK") and a new casual restaurant created by acclaimed chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara (owners of the Michelin three-star rated Eleven Madison Park, voted the 3rd best restaurant in the world by "The World's 50 Best").
For more information: https://www.westfield.com/westfieldworldtradecenter/
About The James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation's mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.
A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City's Greenwich Village as a "performance space" for visiting chefs. Get food news, recipes, and more at the James Beard Foundation's blog, or subscribe to the free digital newsletter, Beard Bites. Follow @beardfoundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat. Watch the James Beard House Kitchen Cam, the James Beard Awards, and more on the Foundation's Livestream channel.
The James Beard Foundation is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City.
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