Please scroll through this page to see all the activities for kids offered by the Real Food Academy. Click images or links to access the various sections of our site where you can find out more about the programs we offer, and sign-up using our user friendly online registration forms.
The Real Food Academy has great activities for kids year round. More importantly, at the Real Food Academy, we pride ourselves in being a place “Where Children Are Chefs And Nutrition is a Way Of Life”. Everything that happens here is centered around this one central concept.
Our goal is to reach as many children possible in the Miami area through these various special activities for kids:
Every Saturday from 9:45am to 11:30am, you will find Chef Maria along with her student chefs creating a culinary dish.
Each week, a new theme is introduced.
Our unique birthday parties offer something different in a special, wholesome and healthy experience for your child.
Our cooking birthday parties are held either at our professional cooking kitchen in Miami Shores, or a local location of your choice.
Coming up with activities for kids when school is out for the winter break can be a challenge, but not for the Real Food Academy!
We offer two weeks of Winter Camp, and even School Holiday Camps.
These events are exclusive to our VIP Family Member plan holders. Only VIP members can attend.
This class is among the favorites for both parents and kids. Side by side, you and your kid(s) create a delicious, healthy meal together. Remember to bring your camera to this class, because you will want to capture an experience you'll cherish forever.
Every little girl loves to be pampered and that's what this class is all about. Daughters enjoy a cooking class, and get pampered like a big girl. A favorite of all the girls in Miami Shores.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Kids Classes, Birthday Parties and Summer Camp
No. In our experience, most times the cake plates, napkins etc. will be part of a theme. We, along with the parents have found it better to leave this to the parents.
However we are more than happy to help in a pinch.
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.
You will receive a series of emails from The Real Food Academy after you make the deposit. One of the emails will be regarding the Final Head Count. That form needs to be returned to us no later than 1 day before the party.
About Kids Classes, Birthday Parties and Summer Camp
My daughter, Taylor had a great time and enjoyed every minute of her party. It was an unforgettable birthday. You guys were great with kids and adults.
Everything was organized and the service was spectacular. You made sure everything was perfect and it was. Hope to come back again. Thank you all so much!!
Wow my daughter tried salmon for first time and loved it !!!Thanx so much
See you July 16!
Dear Chef Maria:
Since Natalija had her 8th birthday party with you I have non stop been spreading the word! Natalija and her friends had a blast. Most of all, they actually enjoyed the final products. The pizza on a stick was a hit. You surprised me at the end when you had the "cooking trivia" and the girls won little pink spatulas and pink whisks! That was a wonderful added touch. We look forward to seeing you at your cooking classes in the near future!
Thank you! Valerie Stojanovic
Thank you for providing such a great party for our girls!
Arthur, you were a terrific host, and the party was seamless with your lead. All of our guests complimented on how delicious the food tasted.
So thank you Maria, Arthur, and your sous chefs. We will definitely come back for another event!
There's not one bad thing to say, I love the chefs, the menus. Overall a great experience for us both.
Dear Chef Maria,
My children Helaina (age 6) and Joshua (age 3) have so enjoyed your cooking classes this school year! They even battle over who gets to go to cooking on a particular day. It is so fun to see them learn about nutrition, manners, and different cultures, while at the same time creating something they can be proud of and enjoy eating too.
I feel like we have traveled around the world with your international menu and age-appropriate dishes.
Thank you for making learning so fun and delicious! We look forward to cooking with you for years to come!
With Love, The Harris Family
Chef Maria and Chef Arthur were the best, the way they organized everything and the way they handled the kids was just great. Thank you for making our daughters birthday so special.
Ana Maria Deibel
Thanks to Maria and her team for a great party!! Everyone had lots of fun and food was delicious. Would definitely recommend it!
Hi! I think what you guys are doing there is amazing!!! I loved it and I'm glad we signed up! My picky eater tasted everything and had a great time !!
I do have one wish, the kids should take home respite cards of what they made.
Thank you and looking forward to next Saturday. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Wow!! My daughter had an amazing time during her Saturday cooking class! Chef Jeff was the best! She learned so much in just one day. She has asked me to help me cook every night since her class! We will be back soon!!
Can you PLEASE open another location in Miami? :)
I just had my daughter's birthday party at the Real food academy and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Arthur and Maria went above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome and to make sure we all had a good time. Everyone in my party loved it.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that is looking to have a cooking birthday party.
My daughter celebrated her 5th Birthday at The Real Food Academy with "Cooking With Kids" private class and she had a blast!! Very calm inviting atmosphere everything was very clean and neat (one of my pet peeves). The chefs were so helpful and kind, they kept a pleasant smile the entire time always asking if we needed anything.They had great patience with the children through the process taking the time to be sure they were getting the most from their experience with The Real Food Academy.
I also love the idea of taking alternative routes to create delicious dishes with healthier ingredients! I have nothing but positive things to say and would recommend this to anyone whether for a party family time or just some time to relax. I will definitely be back!!
Thank you all again for an AMAZING experience!
I can't say enough great things, with every class my son is enjoying more coming and trying things that was a battle before!! Thank you!
It was a great experience for both kids, and a nice surprise to be able to share with them at the end of the class. My daughter even made us the same baked chicken with panko recipe for dinner. They will definitely be back, regularly.
An excellent class my kids really enjoy it. Keep up the great work.
My daughter celebrated her 10th birthday party here. All my guest absolutely enjoyed themselves, all the adults and kids too. Chef Maria and her entire staff made the party super special. What a wonderful place to host your next cooking gathering. Some of my guest plan on hosting an adult party here soon!
My daughter had a wonderful experience! She throughly enjoyed her time in the class. The whole staff was so friendly, informative and attentive. My daughter can't wait to come back for her next class.
Thank you for a great culinary experience.
Andrew (12) and Sara (10) had such a great experience with you, Chef Jeffrey and your wonderful staff and learned a great deal about smarter ways to cook with smart ingredients on Saturday. I am positive that when they visit in the future, their first request will be to return to The Real Food Academy. We were all impressed with the 13 students -- everyone with rapt attention and full participation...quite a feat for 13 (students) under 13!
Thank you for a wonderful and tasty time!