Kids get chance to play with food at The Falls

By Desiree Lerena….

Youngsters are encourage to play with food during Super Duper Mini Chefs event.

Give kids the chance to play with food, and they just might make a masterpiece! That’s the concept behind Super Duper Mini Chefs, a hands-on event for kids at The Falls on Saturday, June 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The free event, open to kids of all ages and their parents, is hosted by the Simon Kidgits Club and combines culinary demonstrations with hands-on activities that encourage kids to join in the fun and run wild with their imaginations, while learning about food safety, preparation and etiquette.

In the mad rush to get meals on the table, parents sometimes forget what a joyous activity cooking can be. Its pleasures are not lost on children, who immediately appreciate the process of transforming ingredients.

“We are delighted to host the Super Duper Mini Chefs event at The Falls,” said Dailen Rodriguez, director of mall marketing and business development at The Falls. “This event is fun for pint-sized chefs and parents, too, who can enjoy an entertaining afternoon and quality time with their family.”

The Falls invites pint-sized chefs to sink their hands into gooey dough during pretzel-making sessions presented by Mr. Wetzel’s Pretzels; roll up Rice Krispie Treat Balls at the Macy’s Tasting Bar, complete with melted marshmallows to guarantee the stickiest of fingers; visit Williams-Sonoma for a true culinary experience for aspiring gourmet chefs, and stop by Mrs. Field’s Cookies for the ultimate creative cookie decorating lesson.

In addition, the Simon Kidgits Club will give members a free apron so that they continue to experiment with creative cooking and contributing to family meals in their own kitchens. Kids are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Feeding South Florida.

The Super Duper Mini Chefs is one of several programs and events held throughout the year at The Falls for members of Simon Kidgits Club, which focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3 through 8.

Families can sign up for the Kidgits Club during regular mall hours at guest services or online at www.simon.com/kidgits. Membership includes a Kidgits Club membership card and T-shirt, scheduled entertainment and activities for families, a Birthday Club (including birthday card and gift redemption certificate), unique programs and offers, discounts, and a quarterly newsletter.

The Falls, located at S. Dixie Highway (US 1) and SW 136th Street, is one of Florida’s largest open-air retail and entertainment destinations, featuring Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, more than 95 stores, restaurants, cafés and Regal Cinemas.


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