Events & Activities

WHAT: An Indian Food Tasting Event for All Ages
WHEN: April 14th, 2013
WHERE: The Hyatt Hotel at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown, NJ
TICKETS: $25 per adult / Kids Free (limit 2 per adult)
Restaurant Tasting Booths

The main draw of the Varli Kids Food Festival is the unique opportunity for guests of all ages to sample dishes from a wide variety of Indian restaurants across the region. There will be over 30 different restaurants and caterers, each with their own stall and each passing out samples, or tastes of some of their best dishes.

This is a great chance for restaurants to showcase their signature creations and introduce their cuisine to potential patrons. The tasting booth setup is also a significant draw for guests who are interested in tasting different types of Indian food and being educated about the wide variety of Indian cuisine. Restaurants will also have the opportunity to pass out coupons and special dining offers to festival guests.

Shaun Mehtani & Rohan Aggarwal hosts the Varli Kids Food Festival

What better inspiration to the next generation, than the young dynamic duo of Shaun Mehtani and Rohan Aggarwal! Shaun is a budding entrepreneur and head of the Moghul empire, while Rohan is the visionary owner of the Baluchi's chain and Michelin-starred Devi. The combination of these two personalities is the perfect recipe to lead us through an amazingly upbeat event!

Varli Junior Cook-Off "Supported by Jewel Of India"

Want to know who the next great chef will be? The Varli Junior Cook-Off has the answer as Diya Singh, Name 2, and Name 3, will work alongside our Celebrity Chefs in a race against time to make the most delicious cuisines.

Diya Foundation

100% of proceeds from the Varli Kids Food Festival will go to Diya Foundation, a Varli initiative.

Diya is dedicated to providing education, medical care and nutrition to children in countries where these basic needs are not being met. Through direct involvement and fundraising efforts, the Diya Foundation is our way of ensuring the next generation has the opportunity to fulfill their own dreams.

Bawarchi Fresh Vegetable Market

Considered an impossible task, the Bawarchi Fresh Vegetable Market will help your kids appreciate vegetables by presenting their benefits in new creative ways.

Silent Auction

Festival guests will have the opportunity to bid on exciting items such as VarliWare Tandoor kitchen appliances and equipment, a Maya Foods basket filled with great ingredients for your next meal, an Alokozay Tea gift box, and much more! The best part is that all proceeds will be going to the Diya Foundation for Children.

Non-Food Activities

The Varli Food Festival for Kids has a little something for everyone as we have many fun activities outside of food, such as coloring, painting, dancing, and much more.

Cookbooks signing

An unprecedented opportunity to get a signed cookbook from one of your favorite chefs. Net proceeds from each book will go to Diya Foundation for children, a Varli initiative.

  Celebrity Chef Jehangir Mehta Live Cooking Demo

A world-renowned chef, cookbook author and teacher, Jehangir Mehta will indulge guests in a cooking show that takes center stage.

Jehangir is the executive chef and owner of must-dine NYC restaurants, Graffiti and Mehtaphor, as well as the author of the 2008 cookbook, "Mantra: The Rules of Indulgence." He is no stranger to the public eye, as a runner-up on “The Next Iron Chef,” a guest on the Dr. Oz Show and Martha Stewart, and numerous network TV appearances.

However, Jehangir’s passion has always been introducing the next generation to the wonderful world of food. In addition to his creatively delicious beet ice cream at Graffiti restaurant, he offers a cooking class for children ages 4-14 called "Candy Camp" designed to build interest in more diverse foods.

Cooking Demos by Celebrity Chefs for Kids

World famous chefs will demonstrate their skills in creating their signature dishes right in front of the guests and display the unique art of Indian cooking. A select number of restaurants will also feature various kinds of food demonstrations to wow the kid in all of us.

The Varli Spice Market Giveaway

We want you to experience the wonderful world of Indian spices and snacks, so we’re giving you a complimentary gift bag that’s completely customizable. Visit the Spice Market Counter and fill your bag at absolutely no cost!. It’s our gift for all food lovers and one more way of saying Thank You for attending.

Celebrity Chef Photo Booth

Here’s your chance to snag a picture with your favorite celebrity chef! Each chef will be available for 15 minutes at the Celebrity Chef Photo Booth and will be posing for pictures with festival guests. And best of all…it’s free! So smile and let our professionals capture a photo that lets you re-live the moment long after you leave the event.

Attending Chefs

Apart from the celebrity chefs participating in this event, a large number of acclaimed chefs from the region will be attending. This is a great opportunity to meet the wonderful chefs and cooks of your favorite restaurants.

Gift Bags

As a thank you from the team at Varli, each and every festival attendee will receive a gift bag which will include a wide variety of products and free gift certificates $250.00 value.

Red Carpet Interviews

In the VARLI world, chefs and restaurateurs are the celebrities and superstars, so prestige will be bestowed to them through a red carpet event during the festival.

Experience VarliWare Kitchen Appliances and Products

Great Indian cuisine requires not just the perfect ingredients but also the perfect tools. Varliware is a design and distribution company of Certified Kitchen appliances and equipment which aims to make every chef’s life easier.

Varli Kids Food Festival NYNJ 2013 will make every effort to keep the program as per the above description but does not hold any responsibility due to any last minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances.

Varli Kids Food Festival 2013 will make every effort to keep the program as per the above description but does not hold
any responsibility due to any last minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances.
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