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At The Real Food Academy we offer an enchanting culinary experience for both kids and adults. Founded in 2008 by Head Chef Maria Cummins, our academy not only teaches kids how to cook delicious meals but also educates them about the importance of using unprocessed, wholesome ingredients.

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The Real Food Academy Miami

The Real Food Academy Miami


570-A NE 81st St
Miami, FL 33138
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Unveiling the Real Culinary Philosophy

At our cooking school in Miami, Florida, we abide by a simple yet transformative mantra:

“We don’t change the dish, we change the ingredients!”

If a cooking school and functional medicine had a baby - it would be The Real Food Academy. This philosophy empowers our aspiring chefs, both young and adult, to cook what they love while incorporating healthy, all-natural substitutes. The result? Meals that are not only better for them but also taste better, creating a harmonious blend of health and flavor.

The Real Food Academy offers kids cooking parties, call us today!

Tailored Culinary Celebrations

We go beyond the classroom with our private cooking classes in Miami, ideal for birthday parties, corporate events, or any gathering worth celebrating. Our professional chefs craft custom menus, turning your special occasions into unforgettable culinary experiences.

The Real Food Academy cooking classes are a great way to be connections.

Our Commitment

Whether you're a young chef just starting or an adult looking to refine your culinary skills, the Real Food Academy is committed to fostering a love for real, wholesome ingredients. Join us on this culinary journey where cooking becomes an art, and every meal is a celebration of taste, health, and the joy of good food.

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Kids Birthday Party with The Real Food Academy.

65 Ideas for an Unforgettable Kids Birthday Party

At Real Food Academy, we know planning a birthday party can be overwhelming and stressful, but we're here to make it easy and fun. Read on to see a few of our favorite themes to choose from.

Knife Skills Every Beginner Cook Should Know with The Real Food Academy

Knife Skills Every Beginner Cook Should Know

One of the first skills novice chefs need to acquire is proficient knife handling. Learn more about these key knife skills for beginners, brought to you by The Real Food Academy!

4 Essential Tips for Overcoming Anxiety About Cooking with The Real Food Academy.

4 Essential Tips for Overcoming Anxiety About Cooking

With these tips from The Real Food Academy, you'll be able to conquer your fear of the kitchen and enjoy delicious homemade meals in no time.

Essential Tips to Make You a Better Cook with The Real Food Academy.

Essential Tips to Make You a Better Cook

It takes patience and practice to become a great cook. With a few tips from The Real Food Academy, you'll be on your way to creating delicious and impressive dishes in no time.

How to Get the Most Out of a Cooking Class with The Real Food Academy.

How to Get the Most Out of a Cooking Class

At The Real Food Academy, we believe that cooking is about creating an experience. Read on for some tips about how to get the most out of a cooking class!

Kids at The Real Food Academy - learn everything you need to know about the benefits of our cooking classes!

Why Your Child Needs To Spend At Least One Week At The Real Food Academy This Summer

Learn exactly why your child should spend at least one week at The Real Food Academy! Here's what you need to know!

Real Food FAQs

No. All Payments and Deposits are non-refundable: When a payment or deposit is made, that day and time is no longer available to other customers on our calendar. For that reason, all payments and deposits are non-refundable.

In the case of a cooking class, the ingredients are shopped for and prepped in advance. Staff is also scheduled according to the number of people on the roster.

See our Wine and Beer list for your in-house kids party options. Optionally, you can bring your own wine or beer and page a corkage fee.

Corkage Fees

  • $15 per 750 ml bottle of wine
  • $30 per 1.5 L bottle of wine

Bring outside beer: $20 for beer (any quantity)

We love it when our customers decorate our place. That said, you have no idea how difficult it is to clean these types of things up. As far as noisemakers will be glad you left them at home as well. So please do not bring any of those things.

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Rave Reviews for The Real Food Academy

proud to have a 4.9 star rating & 700+ reviews

  • Nicole Rosales

    Great service by chef toni and Carmen, so great and tasty!!!
  • Samantha Oyon

    I had so much fun! Chef Toni and Assistant Chef Carmen were so amazing and friendly! 10/10 would recommend!
  • Aimee Soria

    (Translated by Google) We had a beautiful time with the girls. Thank you chef Tony and Carmen your assistant, very attentive and excellent work. Blessings (Original) Pasamos un hermoso momento con las chicas.Gracias chef Tony y Carmen su ayudante,muy atentas y excelente trabajo.Bendiciones
  • Stephanie ROSALES

    We had the best time here. The teaching was amazing and the food absolutely delicious 🤤
  • Rafael Carrillo

    Excellent experience, great team and dedicated attention
  • Jennifer Miles

    Always amazing. Great for the entire family!
  • Wesner Lundi

    Had so much funny
  • Alexa F

    Beautiful ! I love it! 100% recommended
  • Jennifer Alweiss

    Amazing cooking class with my 8 yr old! Loved every minute. Chef Pablo and the owner were amazing
  • Geary Grocery Outlet

    Chef Pablo was AMAZING! Everyone did such a great job in making our experience so wonderful. Thank you!
  • Ryan Keller

    Great date night with friends! Delicious, nutritious, instructive, informative! Highly recommended
  • Virginia Gonzalez

    Amazing experience! We took the Indian food class and we enjoyed from top to bottom, every single minute
  • Eric Warman

    Great date night experience and incredible food!
  • Sergio Ariel de la Campa Saiz

    Amazing experience. I went with my girlfriend and we enjoyed every single minute. Totally recommended
  • Tatiana Tilme

    It was an amazing. Great atmosphere, vibes and conversation. Will be back again.
  • Agustina Sosa

    Amazing experience!! Delicious food, learned so much!
  • Maria Puche

    Great team building event. The food was healthy and the chef was very helpful. Everyone enjoyed it!
  • Miguel Banon Kelley

    I learned so much, while having a great meal and having a good conversation with people I hadn’t met before
  • Jack C McAllister

    Had a great evening, learned some important knives skills and ended up cooking a meal that I would not have been able to at home.
  • Teba Orueta blanco

    What a fantastic event with excellent demo, tips and instruction by Pablo and then the opportunity to practice everything and get corrected at the station. We did a 3 course meal and emerged full with leftovers for home. A great way to spend the afternoon evening and get better at knife skills too! Thank you. Will definitely be back.
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The Real Food Academy Is Franchising

The Real Food Academy is now offering a fun & family-friendly franchise opportunity. We are expanding and inviting franchisees to join us on our culinary journey! Follow us on Instagram and Learn how you can #inspirelovethroughfood!

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The Real Food Academy is Now Enrolling Summer Camps!

With a limited capacity of 40 participants per day, spots fill up quickly! Don't miss your chance to secure your desired dates for this incredible cooking camp experience. Register now to ensure your child's place at The Real Food Academy, FL's Cooking with Kids Summer Camp!

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