This is not a sponsored post.
At this Fairway Market Kids Workshop, we learned that it is okay to play with your food.
At this time, there are only two Fairway Market stores in New Jersey. Woodland Park (Passaic) and Paramus (Bergen) have the pleasure of this food store that offers adult and kids workshops. The kids workshops do not follow a structured schedule so you will not see them every week or even every month. However, based on our participation in the Funny Food Workshop, they are interactive and fun. There is a minor cost of $1.00 to reserve your space which can be done online or by visiting customer service.
Bill Wurtzel, author of Funny Food: 365 Fun, Silly, Healthy, Creative Breakfasts, was the instructor for this Fairway Market Kids Workshop. One of his photographed plates of a bird made the cover of Time Out London. Bill brought his humor and guitar to keep kids and parents engaged. He showed the audience through a powerpoint presentation examples of his creative breakfasts. What I enjoyed about the workshop is that Bill discussed looking at the food on the plate and finding another image. It is similar to children looking at the clouds and seeing different shapes. I appreciate that he discussed methods to encourage creativity with a young audience.
Fairway Market provided each child with a placemat, plate, and many options for food to make their own creations. From pita bread to waffles, from strawberries to kiwis, from string cheese to cottage cheese, olives and raisins, many children made their own edible masterpiece. Another key point that Bill discussed is that by making unique and fun plates of food, children are inspired to try new foods. This was tested as children admitted to trying kiwi for the first time.
The Fairway Market Kids Workshop was an hour long and inspired us to play with our food.