Aspiring young chefs and little foodies are invited to get a taste of just how fun fare can be at Simon Kidgits Club Lil Chefs, an annual Simon® malls event designed to get kids learning about the craft of cooking and all things food. Lehigh Valley Mall’s Lil Chefs event will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as part of a series of children’s culinary programs being hosted at approximately 100 Simon malls across the country.

From creating an authentic Italian pizza with Bravo! Cucina Italian to learning how to make healthy meals from a nutrition and cooking program presented by the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley, the Super Duper Lil Chefs program offers hands-on and food-focused activities ranging from cooking demonstrations to craft-making with meal items.

Also as part of the event, kids are encouraged to help those in need by bringing a non-perishable food item to Lehigh Valley Mall to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley.

The presenting sponsor for the 2013 Simon Kidgits Club Lil Chefs event is Qubo, a children’s network that is a safe destination for kids of all ages, airing quality programs that entertain and celebrate the fun of learning!

“Lehigh Valley Mall’s Lil Chefs events deliver a unique platform for kids and the community to interact with one another, learn and be entertained together by something we’re all familiar with: food,” said Amanda Johnson, Director of Marketing at Lehigh Valley Mall.

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages three to eight.

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About Lehigh Valley Mall
Featuring over 150 stores and restaurants, Lehigh Valley Mall is the premier shopping destination in the greater Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton markets. Lehigh Valley Mall is located off Macarthur Road in Whitehall, PA, and is situated in an area that is a popular recreation destination, home to outstanding colleges and universities, and headquarters for major businesses, all of whom enjoy proximity to the mall’s mix of shops, services, and anchors. For more information on Lehigh Valley Mall, visit