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Gurnee Mills hosts Super Duper Lil Chefs June 5

Super Duper Lil Chefs
Super Duper Lil Chefs
Simon Malls

Kick off the summer with kids cooking. On Thursday, June 5 at 3 pm, Gurnee Mills will host Super Duper Lil Chefs. This program encourages kids to have fun with food while learning the craft of cooking.

This special Simon Kidgits Club Super Duper Lil Chefs helps the whole family explore the idea of having fun with food. Food can be a creative outlet for a child's imagination, not to mention a great way to try new flavors and foods. The event menu offers a variety of food-focused festivities ranging from cooking demonstrations with the head chef from Rainforest Cafe to etiquette lessons and craft-making with meal items. Plus, there will be a special appearance by Geoffry the Giraffe from Toys”R”Us and an exclusive giveaway for Kidgits Club members.

Additionally, Simon Kidgits Club is teaming up with Lil Chefs presenting sponsor Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for the launch of Sophia Grace and Rosie’s Royal Adventure, which is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD. The super-cute, talented two-some of Sophia Grace and Rosie sang and danced their way to stardom on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and now families can see the little, lovable performers in their first original live-action movie. In celebration of this release, Lil Chefs attendees at Gurnee Mills will learn to balance a teacup like a true prince or princess, decorate tiaras and crowns and decorate cookies.

While the families are having fun, this event seeks to give back to the community. Families are encouraged to help those in need by bringing a non-perishable food item to Gurnee Mills to be donated to Warren Township Food Pantry.

“Simon Kidgits Club provides the community ongoing opportunities to enhance the shopping experience at Simon properties,” said Jayne Stilson, assistant vice president of business development for Simon Brand Ventures, the business-to-consumer division of Simon Property Group. “Lil Chefs events are designed to immerse families in discovering that enjoying food doesn’t have to be limited to meal time and make visiting the mall an even more memorable experience.”

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3 to 8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games. Simon Kidgits Club programs have engaged more than 1.8 million parents and kids since its inception. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Simon Kidgits Club Super Duper Lil Chefs events, visit www.simon.com/kidgits.

For more information on Gurnee Mills or a complete list of retailers and events, please call (847) 263-7500 or visit www.gurneemills.com. Gurnee Mills also may be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GurneeMills) and on Twitter @GurneeMills.