TYLER, TEXAS — Pint-sized food lovers and even the pickiest eaters will have a blast getting crafty with cuisine as Super Duper Mini Chefs makes its annual spring appearance at approximately 100 Simon® malls nationwide. Hosted by the popular Simon Kidgits Club® and sponsored by Nickelodeon, participating kids will actually be encouraged to play with their food!
Super Duper Mini Chefs will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Broadway Square Mall. At the event, aspiring young cooks and little foodies can explore the creativity of cuisine through a combination of demonstrations and interactive activities. Kids can learn to play Nickelodeon’s new iCarly: Groovy Foodie! game, based on the hit Nickelodeon television series iCarly, available exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ on June 12. In iCarly: Groovy Foodie!, players can help Carly and Sam get out of trouble by serving wacky dishes to crazy customers in a fast paced, action puzzle game that dishes out all the random hilarity from the show. Super Duper Mini Chefs attendees who try out iCarly: Groovy Foodie! will receive an exclusive GameStop coupon to use on their next purchase.
Other food-focused activities that will be hosted include cookie decorating with Great American Cookie Company and icing pastries with Panera Bread. There will also be informational tables for both parents and children by East Texas Food Bank and NET Health WIC Program. Event attendees will also receive a special recipe card for Spaghetti Tacos, an imaginative meal made well-known among children by Nickelodeon’s iCarly television series, and a colorful Simon Kidgits Club® plate to continue the culinary creativity at home.
Also as part of the event, kids are encouraged to lend a hand to those in need by bringing a non-perishable food item to Broadway Square Mall to be donated to the East Texas Food Bank.
Jayne Stilson, assistant vice president of business development for Simon Brand Ventures, the business-to-consumer division of Simon Property Group said, “Super Duper Mini Chefs provides kids an outlet to express their imagination and have a good time being inspired by the art of food.”
The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.