Friday, November 17, 2017

KIDZANIA KUALA LUMPUR’S ‘KIDZ VS FOOD 2.0’

Whenever I think about children cooking in the kitchen, I will worry about the mess they make or breaking a plate or getting themselves hurt. I was happy to attend Kidzania Kuala Lumpur's Kidz Vs Food 2.0 and learnt that parents should let children learn cook even at a young age by using safer and easier cooking equipment or utensils. Parents should guide children when they are cooking.

‘KidZ vs Food’ programme returns to KidZania Kuala Lumpur (KidZania) from 25 November to 31 December with more interesting hands-on cooking activities this school holidays! In this second instalment, KidZania aims to cultivate the appreciation for cooking among kids, an essential life skill, and inspire them to cook for their parents.


KidZania ‘KidZ vs Food 2.0’ kicks off with a 'pulut kuning' cake cutting ceremony with Mr Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur accompanied by  partners

“With ‘KidZ vs Food 2.0’ we are taking it one step further - in addition to learning how to prepare simple dishes, we encourage kids to turn the tables and make a meal for their parents. This will give them a new perspective on the effort it takes to cook a meal,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.




“The idea of ‘KidZ vs Food 2.0’ is to introduce the joys of cooking to inspire kids to give the activity a try. Our Pop-up Kitchen sessions will have the kids try simple recipes to show them that cooking is actually not as hard as they think. This will give them more confidence to make a meal for their families. Instructors will also share cooking tips and ideas, such as what they can cook for the family for special occasions, or how to dress up simple dishes so they look more delicious! Also by incorporating fun into food through Food Art and Food Science sessions, kids will also be more interested and eager to show their skills and cook for their parents.”

The ‘KidZ vs Food 2.0’ programme, promoting kids to cook for parents, is supported by like-minded partners like Young Chefs Academy, SHARP, Canon, F&N, and Lifebuoy.


Sharing their expert knowledge and industry know-how, the Young Chefs Academy with its professional chefs will take the lead in the Weekend Cooking Workshops, sharing both sweet and savoury recipes. Cooking class vouchers at the Young Chefs Academy will also be up for grabs for winners of ‘KidZ vs Food 2.0’ contests, giving kids the chance to learn more quick-and-healthy cooking tips at the cooking school for kids.

“Programmes like ‘KidZ vs Food 2.0’ are a wonderful way to engage with kids,” said Celebrity Chef Brian Chen and Founder of Young Chefs Academy. “Understanding where food comes from is a key part of encouraging children to enjoy cooking. They need to understand that food’s not just from supermarkets, but how it gets there, where it grows or comes from. It adds a bit more excitement to meals for them.”


“It’s also important to start with simple dishes and ones that kids are interested in. I’m certain they will be proud of the end products and will naturally begin to experiment with different ingredients and create flavours they enjoy.” Chef Brian added.

‘KidZ vs Food 2.0’ will showcase four different segments of weekday and weekend activities – such as the Pop-up Kitchen, Food Science, Food Art and Cooking Workshops – which will bring kids through different aspects of food handling and appreciation, using easy-to-follow instructions and appliances. From dining etiquette to science experiments and advice from professional chefs, kids and parents will have a memorable experience trying out each activity.

Win Great Prizes!
Amidst all the fun, there is also an element of competition to make things more exciting!
  • Kids are invited to share personal stories on home-cooked meals in an Online Essay Contest; winners will receive tickets from KidZania and cooking class vouchers from the Young Chefs Academy!
  • Show off food photography skills in the Parent-Kid Food Photography Contest participants gets to style the dish, capture a creative shot and post it on KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Official Facebook page. The top three pictures will win prizes worth more than RM1, 000 including items from CANON and KidZania!
  • Parents can also take part in the Teh Tarik Challenge held every weekend for the chance to prove their ‘pulling’ skills while winning vouchers and merchandise from F&N and Fish & Co, as well as tickets from KidZania!

For a limited time, consumers can enjoy a 20% discount for purchases of KidZania tickets by using the promo code ‘FOOD17’. This special promotion is valid only for online purchases from 11-24 November 2017 and visit dates are valid from 25 November – 31 December 2017.

For more information about the ‘KidZ vs Food 2.0’ activities and events at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, visit www.kidzania.com.my or www.facebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur, or call the KidZania Careline 1300 88 KIDZ (5439) from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Sunday.


16 comments:

  1. I have not been to Kidzania in ages... my daughter has grown up hahaha.... maybe will pop in there someday soon again as it is so much fun there too

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    1. Kidzania is a very fun place with activities but once children grow up, they might have other interest. Sometimes I wish they let adults like me join those activities too. Haha...

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  2. haha so much memories brought up seeing pictures from kidzania. Used to be a place where i always bring my brother to play with. Great pics!

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    1. Children just love to go to Kidzania. Thanks for your compliments.

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  3. I also love to go Kidzania... seeing my house kids growing happily and learning happily there, we adult also happy

    Racheal_Foodilifecious

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    1. Agree. When kids are happy, parents will be happy too.

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  4. Lamanya tak join kidzania banyak betul events berlangsung kat sini

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    1. Ya, banyak events di sini. Boleh bawa anak-anak Syafiera main di sini.

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  5. My son just went to Kid's Zania in SG and he super love it. Their concept is really good and fun plus educational.

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    1. Yes, most children would love to play at Kidzania. My children played the activities many times and still want to go.

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  6. Omg. My kid misses kidzania. Only brought her once. This post is a reminder that I shud bring her again

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    1. Good to bring her since this is not only fun but educational.

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  7. I have always love to bring my little ones to cook along with me - they will definitely end up making a mess but I love the process. A great bonding time.

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    1. Yes, good to have a great bonding time and cook together. Only wish I had a maid to clean up the mess. Hehe...

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  8. More and more children are getting interested in cooking. Maybe it is by the influence of Master Chef Junior. It is a good thing, though. It is a life skill for the children.

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