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

Adult Parties

The Real Food Academy Is Dedicated To Making Your Team Building Event An Unforgettable One!

At the Real Food Academy, we strive to meet the needs of your team in this ever changing emotional and financial climate. Now more than ever, companies are looking for team-building events that help teams build morale, work together towards common goals and incorporate tools and strategies they can continue to use in the workplace.

Just a few things our team building cooking parties help promote:

  • Improved morale
  • Better team relationships
  • Lower turnover
  • Work-Life Balance
Team Building

We offer a unique hands-on experience

Almost any company event can become a team building event. Here are a few opportunities to build a better team. Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Promotion celebrations... you name it, a Cooking Party is a great way to build a better team.

What's Included?

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

Best of all, leave the cleaning to us​

Where's The Party?

Business and Team Building Cooking parties are held at the Real Food Academy kitchen, at:

9612 NE 2nd Ave

Miami Shores, FL 33138​

We are a BYOB facility.

Is It Expensive?

Considering the price of eating out at a fine restaurant these days, our customers tell us our cooking parties are a steal!

The price of our cooking parties are only $700 for the first 10 people. Just $70 per person thereafter. ​

How Can I Book?

It’s never been easier to book a cooking party using our exclusive, user friendly online booking system.

To get started, simply select a party menu from the selections below.

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LATIN MENU

A delicious menu to spice up your special day!

You will choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree & Side Dishes, and Desserts.

Salad

Watercress Salad

Watercress and Arañitas Salad

Refreshing and crunchy salad with crispy shredded plantain served with avocado cream dressing.

Ceviche Salad

Caribbean Fish Ceviche Salad

Peruvian fish ceviche served with crispy plantain chips and fresh avocados

Appetizer

Mini Piononos

Meat Stuffed Mini Piononos

Choose your filling for this ripe plantain roll; chicken, meat, crab meat, shrimp or veggies.

Cheese Cazuela

Cheese Cazuela with Creole Sauce

A cuban classic; corn cream soup, cheese and creole sauce

Entree & Side Dishes

Paella

Paella de Carnes with Garbanzos Fritos & Caramelized Plantains

Chicken, churrasco and chorizo “paella style” dish served with pan fried chick peas and caramelized plantains

Chicken Jardinera

Chicken a la Jardinera with Majado de Yautia

Pan roasted chicken breast with vegetables in a light tomato sauce and mashed Taro root

Dessert

Flan

Flan

Vanilla custard, caramelized crust served with sauce of the day

Pineapple Cake

Pineapple Rum Cake & Ice Cream

Upside down rum pineapple cake served with your choice of ice cream

ASIAN MENU

Endearing flavors from the Far East.

You will choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree & Side Dishes, and Desserts.

Salad

Spicy Salad

Spicy Smooth Salad

Refreshing surimi and spicy mayo salad served with fresh avocado.

Thai Kale Salad

Thai Kale Garden Salad

Kale and vegetable salad with a light orange dressing

Beef Salad

Vietnamese Beef Salad

Baby lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and cucumber salad with a light lime dressing

Appetizer

Temaki Rolls

Temaki Hand Rolls

Choice of one (upgrade to two $10 per person)

  • Veggie Roll; quinoa, cucumber, carrot, cilantro, spicy mayo.
  • Salmon Vermicelli; light vermicelli noodle mix with salmon.
  • Black Rice & Spicy Tuna; not your typical Temaki Hand Roll
  • Tropical Mango Surimi; imitation crab meat and mango
Dumplings

Pan Fried Dumplings

Dumplings served with Ponzu Sauce, your choice; Turkey or Veggie

Entree

Californa Rolls

Classic California; Avocado, Cucumber and Surimi Roll

Philadelphia Salmon; cream cheese and salmon roll or Dragon Shrimp Roll; shrimp tempura, avocado, roe and sesame seeds (add $5 per person for Shrimp)

Orange Chicken

Orange Peel Chicken with Vegetable Fried Rice

Spicy and savory chicken in an orange sauce served over a bed of vegetable fried rice.

Dessert

Banana Flambe

Banana Flambe

On fire saute bananas with orange liqueur served with ice cream

Flourless Brownies

Flourless Brownies

Our own secret recipe with Black Beans

ITALIAIN MENU

A succulent taste of Italy!

You will choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree & Side Dishes, and Desserts.

Salad

Mediterranean Salad

Mediterranean Garden Salad

Baby greens, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onions and feta cheese served with oregano lime dressing

Kale Caesar Salad

Kale Caesar Salad

Homemade dressing and croutons served with Kale and Parmesan cheese

Appetizer

Pizza

Make Your Own Pizza

Turkey pepperoni or Veggie (arugula, onions and mushrooms)

Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Served with light marinara sauce, parmesan cheese and fresh bay leaves.

Entrees

Chicken Breast

Chicken Breast served with Rosemary Lime Beurre Blanc

Pan roasted chicken breast with white wine lime sauce

Ravioli

Sundried Tomato and Chicken Ravioli

Make your own raviolis with chicken and sundried tomatoes and choose between classic white sauce or pesto

Side Dishes

Haricot Verts

Sauteed Haricot Verts with Almonds

Green beans with crispy almonds

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Roasted vegetables in a tomato based sauce

Dessert

Lava Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

An eruption of luscious chocolate! Individual cakes filled with chocolate and served hot right out of the oven!

Zabaglione

Zabaglione With Berries and Biscotti

Light custard cream over berries served with Italian Cookie

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What Are Customers Saying About Their Experience?

We've Been Blessed To Hear From So Many...

The Real Food Academy is unlike any other team building company out there in the way we approach cooking parties: We won't change the dish, we change the ingredients!

Plus, we make it fun to prepare and cook delicious, healthy food.

To the right is a testimony from customers who had a fantastic time at one of our recent cooking events.

Just below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the team-building and business cooking parties. And below right, are more happy customers that took the time to let us know what a great time they had. ​

Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Team Building Cooking Parties

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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.
NO
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.
Absolutely!  The space belongs to you during the hours that you booked the party.  Feel free to decorate it however you like!
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own beverages. We can even chill your beverages on-site. But please, no hard alcohol.
In some cases you can show up as early as 1 hour before your party time.  In other cases that will not be possible due to parties or classes happening before your party.  Every situation is different.  If you feel you need to arrive a full hour before your party time please call 786-395-0355 to inquire.
No, if you feel our staff have gone above and beyond your expectations, gratuity will be greatly appreciated. Gratuity can be paid in cash or by credit card the day of the event.
The price of our cooking parties in $700 for the first 10 participants, and $70 per person thereafter.

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Customer Praise

About Our Team Building Cooking Parties

“My team truly enjoyed the event and the experience”
5-stars

Hi Maria

Thank you and all your staff for a great evening.

All my team truly enjoyed the event and the experience. I will recommend you to other leaders in Ryder if they are planning any team events.

Many Thanks

Coman

I will definitely be back again soon!

I booked a private dinner class for my 26th birthday with a few of my girls and all 13 of us LOVED it. Chef Christina and Chef Jeff were super friendly and made us feel at home. And the food was delicious! I will definitely be back again soon.

Kassandra Timothe

Absolutely Amazing!
5 stars

Absolutely Amazing! My friends and I had a blast celebrating my birthday. Chefs Christina and Jeff were great. They were amazingly able to keep our rowdy bunch on task and entertained. We will be back in the future!

Robin Tisdahl

AMAZING!!!
5 stars

This Christmas season I wanted to create memories for my kids and their cousins and The Real Food Academy surpassed all expectations in accomplishing this for my family. Thank you to the staff. I wish you much success!!

Cruz Juarez

“My team truly enjoyed the event and the experience”
5-stars

Hi Maria

Thank you and all your staff for a great evening.

All my team truly enjoyed the event and the experience. I will recommend you to other leaders in Ryder if they are planning any team events.

Many Thanks

Coman

I will definitely be back again soon!

I booked a private dinner class for my 26th birthday with a few of my girls and all 13 of us LOVED it. Chef Christina and Chef Jeff were super friendly and made us feel at home. And the food was delicious! I will definitely be back again soon.

Kassandra Timothe

Absolutely Amazing!
5 stars

Absolutely Amazing! My friends and I had a blast celebrating my birthday. Chefs Christina and Jeff were great. They were amazingly able to keep our rowdy bunch on task and entertained. We will be back in the future!

Robin Tisdahl

AMAZING!!!
5 stars

This Christmas season I wanted to create memories for my kids and their cousins and The Real Food Academy surpassed all expectations in accomplishing this for my family. Thank you to the staff. I wish you much success!!

Cruz Juarez

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Cancellation Policy

  • When you reserve our location for a party (adult parties, team building, bachelorette parties, custom workshops), we require a $200 deposit at the time the reservation is made. The remaining balance is due 7 days prior to the event. If you cancel at least 15 days prior to the event, your deposit will be refunded in full. If you cancel less than 15 days of the event, all monies paid will be forfeited.
  • A final count will required 7 days before the reserved date. Remaining balance will reflect the final count. If any additional guests show up who were not included in the final count, an additional surcharge fee of $5 per guest will be added to your final bill, on top of individual fees for each additional participant.

Organizer Agreement

As the organizer of the business cooking party, you understand and agree

  • ​The person who pays the deposit to hold the date on the calendar is the organizer of the party.
  • All email communication regarding the party will be with the organizer only. Not with any other guests.
  • The organizer will provide a final head count no later than 1 day before the event.
  • The organizer will be responsible for payment based on the final head count whether the guests show up or not.
  • If each guest will be paying their own way, it will be the responsibility of the organizer to collect payments before the party and the organizer will make 1 payment to The Real Food Academy.
  • The organizer understands that no gratuity will be added to the bill and will be the sole responsibility of the organizer to add a gratuity if in the opinion of the organizer a gratuity is deserved. 15 percent gratuity is suggested.

Ready To Get Started?

Remember, the Real Food Academy is unlike any other team building company out there in the way we approach cooking parties: We won't change the dish, we change the ingredients!

Almost any company event can become a team building event. Here are a few opportunities to build a better team. Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Promotion celebrations... you name it, a Cooking Party is a great way to build a better team.

Select A Button To The Right To Get Started!

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