9612 NE 2nd Avenue Miami Shores, FL 33138 • (786) 395-0355
Adult cooking class

The Real Food Academy presents... Adult Cooking Classes!

ALL OUR CLASSES ARE 100% HANDS-ON, PLUS UNLIKE OTHER COOKING SCHOOLS, WE ARE NOT LIMITED TO ANY ONE CUISINE!

Are you ready to learn how to prepare succulent, healthy food?

Join us and learn how to prepare healthy meals following our philosophy "We don't change the dish, we change the ingredients".

Learn from food experts in a relaxing environment and enjoy some well deserved fun while we teach you how to prepare simple, delicious and healthy meals.

Tour The World With A Guilt Free Cuisine!

Take a tour around world cuisine in our themed cooking classes. These recipes are created with mostly plant based superfoods to nourish your palate and body. If you love food, we know you will enjoy preparing and eating these guilt free meals!


Check out some of our recent popular classes:

  • Revive and Rejuvenate with Plant Based Superfoods
  • A Trip To Bombay
  • Soul Food with Love
  • Knife Skills and Essential Kitchen and Cooking Techniques
  • All About Pasta Making
  • Love on a Plate (Vanentine's Day)
  • Celebrity Chef Guests
  • Soups Galore
  • The World of Asian Cuisine
  • The Magic of Raw Food
  • Healthy Meals in 20 Minutes
  • Ceviche Workshop

Upcoming Adult Class Schedule

Select a category of classes on the left sidebar to see different days of the week and dates/times.

What's Included?

To ensure a most enjoyable experience possible, we provide the kitchen, the chef/instructor, utensils and ingredients to create your own culinary masterpiece.

Best of all, leave the cleaning to us​

When & Where Is It?

Cooking classes are held Thursday evenings, from 7pm to 10pm at the Real Food Academy kitchen, at:

9612 NE 2nd Ave

Miami Shores, FL 33138​

We are a BYOB facility.

What's The Price?

Single Classes cost $65 ... or you can save BIG when you buy a 4 Class Package for only $200.

That's only $50 per class!​


How Can I Book?

Booking a cooking class is easy using our online booking system. Chose a class above or get a package below for a better value!

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Here are a few of the things you'll learn at the Real Food Academy:

International Cookery - In every lesson, we will travel around the world and prepare traditional dishes utilizing healthy ingredients (the ones that are good for you!) We will be offering lessons on breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, and dinner preparation.


How to Mise en Place - Organize your meal preparation ahead of time. This way you'll have more time to enjoy with family and friends and less time worrying about the actual cooking part of a meal.


Portion Control - Don't go hungry, just eat whats right for you! You will not go hungry or suffer from energy depletion if you eat the right foods. We will teach you how to identify and choose the right ingredients, portions and how to combine different types of food for your benefit.


Knife Skills & Cooking Techniques - Master the art of professionals and cook anything the healthy way! For example, learning how to cut properly can make the difference between seeing kitchen work as a chore and a joy.

Learn how to choose and cook with the ingredients that help you prevent diseases - Herbs, spices, vegetables, low sugar fruits, whole grains, non processed meats and many more foods that are rich in antioxidants, resveratol, vitamins and minerals essential in healthy eating.

Please Note: We've been doing this a while. As a result, we've answered almost every question you might have. Spend about 5 minutes reviewing the FAQ, and we promise, you'll understand our process, what to expect, what's next, and how to get started. Thanks for taking the time.

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Meet The Chef!

The Real Food Academy cooking classes are led by an established chef, Maria T. Cummins.

Born in Venezuela, Chef Maria developed her passion for food as a young girl. In her early 20’s she came to the United States and entered the restaurant business in Boston MA. Later in San Diego CA she opened El Tucan Restaurant. It was in San Diego that Chef Maria was challenged by the culture and regional ingredients that ultimately contributed to the inventive style she’s known for today. Also during this time in San Diego, Chef Maria was introduced to organic produce importance of nutrition.

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What Are Customers Saying About Their Experience?

Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Adult Cooking Classes

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Yes, you still need to register for each class. When you purchase a package of classes, you are essentially purchasing credits to be deducted from each class you book. In the case of the kids classes you are purchasing 10 credits and for adult classes you are purchasing 4 credits.

The first step is to purchase the credits and the second step is to use the credits.

So step #1 is purchase credits

Step #2 is choose the class you want to attend and book that class as you would normally do. The difference will be that you will not be asked for a credit card payment. You will simply deduct 1 credit from your Real Food Academy balance.

More importantly, purchasing a package of classes tells us only that you’ve bought a block of credits. We still you to tell us WHEN you are coming to class. Then and only then will we know the details of you or your child and most importantly whether or not your child has any food allergies.

This is why you need to register online for each class.

Absolutely. Bring your favorite bottle of wine. Most people do, however, The Real Food Academy does not possess a liquor license and therefore will not serve wine or any alcoholic beverages to anyone in the class.
No, we will provide them for you and your guests. Please let us know the type of glasses you need.
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Nothing.  Just an appetite!
We have a huge lot with tons of free parking behind our location.  If you’re having a party, make sure to tell your guests about the rear parking when sending your invitations.
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own beverages. We can even chill your beverages on-site. But please, no hard alcohol.

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Customer Praise

About Our Adult Cooking Classes

Ceriche Workshop

★★★★★
5 5 1
Recently I had the most wonderful, exquisite, delightful, easy and entertaining Ceviche class. The Chef, Maria, is a gracious and wonderful hostess (along with her husband) that helps you feel at ease from the moment you step into her cozy location. It was just an overall experience in terms of what you learn, the quality of products you use, the people you get to meet and the relaxing ambiance. Highly recommend for anyone interested in learning anything about cooking from simply buying quality products, learning or perfecting your skills. Couples, singles or ladies night out it was just relaxing to be among other adults in an evening where I felt like I was invited to this great intimate dinner and be part of the creation in a fun way. Best part, I did it! I really learned in a simple way how to do an exquisite Ceviche!!! Looking forward for other classes or group celebrations. Thank you Maria!

We All Had Such A Phenomenal Time!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The space was beautiful and comfortable, the hosts (Cristina and Diego) were friendly and approachable, and the food was delicious! We all had such a phenomenal time!! We would definitely do the class again. Really nice that we were able to have our drink of choice :) Thanks again Real Food Academy!

The Best Present I Got!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My boyfriend and I recieved tickets to this class as a present, and oh my god it was the best present I got!!! Chef Christina was the best. She really helps to open your eyes to cooking delicious HEALTHY meals, which seems unreal but she makes it so simple and easy it’ll actually change the way you eat! Unbelievably amazing class. I can’t wait to go back!

Cristina and Jeff were great!

★★★★☆
4 5 1
This was our second time and it did not disappoint. Excited to try the recipes at home. Very simple to follow and recreate which I appreciate. Hoping to get a group of friends to go out together. We also enjoyed the extra time we got to learn some chopping techniques. Those will be real time savers. Cristina and Jeff were great, knowledge and patient. We will be going back.

"Who knew vegan would taste so good?!"

★★★★★
5 5 1
I wanted to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the incredible class you taught last night!! My daughter & I had a wonderful time bonding while doing what we love & learning such new awesome recipes& Who knew Vegan would taste so good!! You are such an amazing chef who cooks & teaches from her heart! Thank you!!
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Click The Button To Get Discounts on Classes!

Our classes are a great value, but you can save even more when you buy a "package" of 4" at a time. Once you have them (using the button to the right), then come back to this page and use the book feature above. You'll "checkout" with your credit! Feel free to contact us by phone at (786) 395-0355 or by email here if you encounter any issue during your booking.

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Classes are held throughout the week at the Real Food Academy's kitchen. See the calendar above.

Please Note: We've been doing this a while. As a result, we've answered almost every question you might have. Spend about 5 minutes reviewing the FAQ, and we promise, you'll understand our process, what to expect, what's next, and how to get started. Thanks for taking the time.

Our Address

9612 NE 2nd Avenue

Miami Shores, FL  33138

(786) 395-0355​

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