Kids Food Festival Heads to New York City

Local chefs lead cooking classes, demonstrations, and more at the family food event

Kids Food Festival

The aptly titled Kids Food Festival, aimed at fighting childhood obesity, is serving up a weekend of hands-on cooking, sampling, and activities Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at Citi Pond in New York City.

The second annual Kids Food Festival, in partnership with Cooking Light and in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation, includes cooking classes, food demonstrations, the Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt, food sampling, and entertainment.

Participating chefs include Jehangir Mehta of Mehtaphor, Patricio Sandoval of Mercadito, Grayson Schmitz of Olivier Cheng, James Distefano of Rouge Tomate, and Cricket Azima of The Creative Kitchen and author of Everybody Eats Lunch.

Admission to the Kids Food Festival is free but cooking classes are $25 per child, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting FoodCorps.

The Kids Food Festival is next headed to Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

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Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.