To Do: Foodie Events For Kids And Parents

Here's a look at some of the kid-focused food events this month ...

June 13 - Kids' Restaurant Week Kickoff at Eastern Market
To mark the start of Cookie and Gourmet Kids’ Restaurant Week, sponsored by Destination DC and Pure Via, this launch event at Eastern Market will offer kid-focused chef demonstrations, arts and crafts projects and presentations by market vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations include:
10 a.m.: Mike Bowers of Bowers Cheese on how cheese is made with samples
11 a.m.: Cooking demo by Travis Timberlake of Art and Soul
11:30 a.m.: Dan Donahue of Agora Farms on local farmers with samples of what’s in season
Noon: Cooking demo by Greg Lloyd of Zola
1 p.m.: Cooking demo by Danny Bortnick of Firefly and his son Jonah
Look for the action near 7th and C streets Southeast.

June 14 - Dino Kids' Pasta and Polenta Cooking Class
The flour will fly at Cleveland Park's Dino from 1 to 3 p.m. as kids learn to make simple dishes and cut their own pasta. Parents get to to sip wine and enjoy some crostini. Tickets for kids (ages 5 to 11) are $25, and parents tag along for free. Space is limited, so call the restaurant at 202.686.2966.

June 20 - Mexican Table Kids Workshop with Patricia Jinich
Drop off the kids at the Mexican Cultural Institute and let them learn how to make their own masa, tortillas, sopes and quesadillas with Mexican chef and cooking instructor Patricia Jinich. Kids will learn through poetry, painting, colors, words and traditional dishes about the history and culture of Mexico. The cost is $15, and the registration deadline is June 12. Click here for more info.

June 20 - Baby Food for the Soul: The Toddler Edition at Art and Soul
Chef de cuisine Travis Timberlake of Art and Soul will explain the benefits of preparing homemade food for toddlers and will present ways to make mealtime more exciting for children in their terrible twos, including how to make nutritious foods into fun shapes like dinosaurs. Timberlake will provide recipes and information about the benefits of using specific cooking ingredients as well as ingredients that should be avoided for the tots. The class will be held at 11 a.m. and is priced at $35 per parent. For more info, click here.