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The Real Food Academy
Academy Phone
(786) 395-0355
Cafe Phone
(786) 953-8585
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The Pre-eminent Destination in Miami for Personalized Cooking Events. 

Classes, Camps and Parties

Cooking Classes in Miami for Kids & Adults

We Don't Change The Dish, We Change The Ingredients!

Such a great experience!! Girls had a blast!!♥️♥️
Tonight I went for a pasta class with my girlfriend and it was our first experience attending a cooking class. Our experience was beyond our expectations...Chef Maria tough us how to make a Salad Tortellini with Ricota filling. Everything from the pasta to the dressing were all done from scratch. Main course was Tagliatelle pasta with Mushrooms. A simple pasta dish but it was delicious 😋. I highly recommend for the foodies that live to eat to try an experience with Chef Maria. Always can learn something new and useful that can make the dishes above the beyond. 👍👍 two thumbs up
Chef Maria and Arthur are some of the nicest people around! They’ve built a fantastic business around teaching kids and adults. Their “school” is in a light filled gorgeous space full of energy and happiness! I highly recommend them.
Such a fun and interactive experience. Highly recommend the Peruvian class though we plan on trying the pasta and sushi classes too. Beautiful space and knowledgeable chefs.
Awesome place!!!100% recommended
great experience. I recommend it
It was my daughters Christmas gift to me. Not only was it an evening of mother /daughter bonding, it was fun and the food was healthy, aromatic and so delicious. A big thank you to Chef Maria who was amazing, and to my daughter....best gift ever, thank you!! Love you to the moon and back!! Highly recommend. Raisa 😋
Taking kids cooking classes to another level!! Thank you!! ❤️🎄💚 Boys had a great time!
We had our girl’s party here and all I can say it was AMAZING!!! I totally recommend it 😊.
Shared the afternoon with Karina as our chef. No cooking experience required as she walks you through the process. Shared many tips regarding wholesome eating and where to find ingredients at home. Wonderful flavors and the nicest person you could ever meet! And there was wine ;) We would definitely recommend this place to others.
chef Maria is the best real nice and friendly and humble. And her food healthy and good. 🤗
Have taken quite a few classes there. Chef Maria is great. She lives up to her motto “we don’t change the recipe just the ingredients”. Healthy alternatives. Loki g forward to my next class.
delicious food and great atmosphere...highly recommend
Awesome place to party and the food was special 😍
Great place very good food and fun environment
Fun idea for a girls night!
I hosted birthday party here and had a blast!
This is the place to go. Take your children, your spouse and your friends. You will learn lots and sure have fun! Thank you for a wonderful experience!! :)
Enjoying tropical ceviche skewers and caprese skewers the food is amazing and it’s very inviting
Would totally recommend this place to any amateur chefs looking to expand their cooking skills. New location shows promise!
This place is amazing! Very nice location and delicious and healthy food!
Everyone at The Real Food Academy always greets you with a open heart and friendly smiles. If you would like to create memories or just have a good time attend an event. My son loved the kids cooking class, who would of thought that he would love his Zucchini Spaghetti that he created.
Very professional organization. I booked them to come to my school to give my 7th grade students a cooking class. It was so fun, with music and making our pizza and fruit desserts.
I absolutely recommend this place. Amazing atmosphere and energy, delicious and healthy food. Chef María and her staff will go the extra mile to cater your needs!
Thank you Chef Art for making my daughter cooking birthday party a GRAND celebration.
Great experience for kids
It is absolutely delicious!!!
fun- tasty- learned a lot of new things!
Must to check the Academy and Now the Cafe - healthy & delicious ✌🏽
I "HIGHLY" recommend this place. Chef Maria, her husband and their staff of chefs are amazing. They're personable, friendly and professional. My son thoroughly enjoyed himself at the kid's session. It was fun, upbeat and we will be returning.
I had the opportunity to have some amazing food with some amazing people the food was amazing and the presentation was amazingly wonderful can’t wait to see her again
Kids Love Us

Just For Kids

My daughter and her friends had an amazing time! Very interactive and engaging. The kids wanted to stay longer!!  The parents loved the concept and the adult platters were delicious.    - Helen Lee

Adult Cooking Experiences

Just For Adults

Maria exceeded our expectations. First, the space is open, airy​​​​ with great energy. The food was absolutely delicious! We could not believe we "made gourmet" food.     - Andrea Ferguson

Businesses and Team Building

Just For Businesses

Loved every moment of the event. My team was truly impressed. Both Chef Maria and Tracy are awesome! Please send the me the recipes to share with my team. - Jose L Castro

Real Food Academy : More About Us

At the Real Food Academy, our cooking classes in Miami for kids and adults are all about good times, good tastes, and good eating habits. Founded in 2008 by Head Chef Maria Cummins, the mission of the academy isn’t just to teach kids how to cook delicious meals, but also to teach them what types of ingredients to cook with. These are the words we cook by at our Miami cooking school: “We don’t change the dish, we change the ingredients!” This allows our little chefs to cook what they enjoy while using healthy, all-natural substitutes that are better for them, and that taste better, too!

After more than a decade in business, Maria and her husband continue their culinary mission by offering an expanding catalog of classes at our Miami cooking school, including Saturday kids’ cooking classes, Mommy and Me classes, after school programs, and even professional culinary courses and classes for adults. We also offer private cooking classes for birthday parties, corporate events, or any other type of get-together, where one of our professional chefs will design a custom menu for the celebration.

The Real Food Academy
570 NE 81st Street
Miami, FL 33138
Call (786) 395-0355
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