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The Real Food Academy
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(786) 395-0355
Cafe Phone
(786) 730-7296
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Cooking Parties For Businesses

Team Building and Business Events help build company morale. Let us help you build a better "Team"

Team Building Events build morale

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

Follow These Three Easy Steps

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Cuisine

Review the options below and select a cuisine and menu for your party below.
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Complete the party details on the form shown after you select your menu.
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Set Date

Select the date & time that works for you and pay the deposit to hold the date.
Plan Your Private Party Now!

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.

The price of our cooking parties are only $800 for the first 10 people. Just $80 per person thereafter.

Wine and Beer options are also available, see the add on packages below.

Wine and Beer Add On Packages

Want wine or beer at your party? We offer three add-on packages to make it easy. Prices are all inclusive and keep the wine flowing!
Bronze Package
$25/pp
Silver Package
$40/pp
Gold Package
$50/pp

Available Party Dates

We offer a unique hands-on experience
Plan your party as large as you want! We've got the room!
Wine and Beer options are also available, select your add on package on booking form
Basically, you name it and we'll put the event together.
So much fun! Maria the Chef and her staff are a great team. Terrific hands on experience. Perfect for groups.
Very friendly atmosphere!!!! Recommend!!!
I took my girls to the Saturday, April 16th cooking class and both of them absolutely loved it! It was completely hands on, from chopping their own vegetables, to rolling their own dough. It was a huge step up from other classes they have attended. I highly recommend trying one of their classes. My girls can’t wait to go back!
Mucha Gracias

Muchas gracias por compartir tu conocimiento .. una linda experiencia y mucho aprendizaje
An event to remember !

Chef was fantastic and provided a high quality experience for our 9 year old’s birthday party. Everyone had a blast
Amazing field trip

We had a wonderful field trip for a homeschool group of 40 kids. The food was amazing, the educational portion was awesome and the chefs were efficient and fun! Thank you so much! Kids are asking to plan another one!
Had a great time! Chef Maria is awesome!
Place does not disappoint. Great food great atmosphere
A M A Z I N G

Spoke to Arthur (owner) ahead of the party … he said “you don’t need to bring anything, we’ve got this!”…. And they sure did! He was amazing in running the party - there was not a moment where kids were wondering what to do! The instructions on how to make pasta were clear, the fun playing while they were cooking was increíble! The food was delish, the girls had a blast! The waffle towers were delicious! Highly recommend The Real Food Academy!!! My 10 year old and her 14 friends are still talking about it!!!! Thank you so much for such a special and effortless celebration for mom! You guys are the best!
My Son Chance had a Wonderful Experience. He loved and was very proud of himself after cooking is first meal He will definitely be coming back again . I recommend this school for every child to learn how to cook .
I absolutely recommend THE REAL FOOD ACADEMY.. The food us amazing.. very friendly and nice... i love there asparagus soup and there all natural ingredients they use to cook... very healthy. 5 🌟 ⭐ 🌟 🌟 🌟
The class was lots of fun. The chef was very friendly and professional.
The place was spotless and definitely coming back & recommend to some one.
cooking class was excellent
Amazing place, great staff. The children's camp is awesome for teens as well. Kiddo is happy, learning and having fun! Highly recommended!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I was hesitant to send my 13 y/o daughter anywhere due to COVID but temperature checks were taken seriously, social distancing took place, plenty of space & limited # of campers and masks at all times gave me comfort. My daughter had such a great time she is signing up for another week! In the mean time we bought the ingredients to all the healthy, yummy items she made!
Lo novedoso...de cocinar lo que vamos a comer...😋😋 Excelente la atención!
awesome experience for the kids.
Good, wholesome, and constructive time for the kids. The location has ample space and Chef Maria is awesome. My 11 year old daughter has been 3 times and loves it.
The people there was super nice and I like how the chefs would explain everything to the kids, especially when handling sharp objects.
Everything about The Real Food Academy is great. The staff, the place, the cleanliness, the recipes, the cafè…Our 5-year-old loved coming here for their Summer Camp. Between cooking and other activities, days hit the perfect balance of life skills and fun. We will definitely come back!
We had a team event last night! Chef Maria was awesome, and patient. Great time had by all!
Such a great experience!! Girls had a blast!!♥️♥️
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
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 😊.
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!
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.
Thank you Chef Art for making my daughter cooking birthday party a GRAND celebration.
Great experience for kids
It is absolutely delicious!!!
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
We loved this class. Amazing food with wonderful cooking tips. My husband and I can’t wait to do it again
My granddaughter and I had such a delightful evening. The building is amazing and the easy directions to prepare the delicious courses were so much fun. Thank you Veronica for being so great. The food was wonderful and yummy!!
Amazing fun, chef's that care and make eating healthy easy as they change the ingredients, not the dish. If you (or your kids) are looking for something fun to do in the Miami area, then you gotta check out The Real Food Academy!
Amazing....The kids loved it!
What a wonderful place! We had an amazing, educational and fun time cooking with my girlfriend. Chef Dulce is a true delight and inspiration. Chef Maria is so welcoming and professional! We are planning next time to go with our kids. Highly recommend!
A fun place for a group or family. Chef Maria did a great cooking demonstration for our group and we learned to prepare Peruvian food! Then we got to eat delicious, healthy and beautiful food! Can’t wait to book more cooking classes with my family😊
Allow me to express my personal experience. I had the pleasure to take one of their cooking classes together with my spouse. It was a surprise for her birthday. Before I made the reservation I called and I spoke to Maria, she explained and answered all my questions in a very detailed way which left me very pleased and I decided to go and make my reservation.

When we arrived at their location to my surprise they had balloons around her cooking station and we were even greeted by our names.

The ambiance and the way Maria treats you and teaches you is beyond my words. She is so passionate about what she does that just looking at her cooking is something to admire. I’m not trying to be cheese or anything like that.

We took the vegetarian because we were looking for more healthy eating options and let me tell you, I’m the guy who used to eat meat in the morning, lunch and dinner and after I took this class I was introduced to a new world of eating.
Everything we made was plan based and I couldn’t tell a difference from a regular plate to what we made.

The food was delicious!!!!!

We felt so energized after we ate that we kept talking after the class was over for about an hour. Maria gave us so much great info and steps to take to better our eating that after we left that day, we started a new way of eating and we haven’t gone back.

So, to end my history.

Maria and her husband who I had the pleasure to speak with in many occasions are very passionate about what they do and they are making a difference, they are very caring and they take customer satisfaction very seriously.

If you are planning on taking a class, don’t hesitate about it. Do it! You won’t regret it.
Chef María and all of their sweet assistant chefs are a delight to work with! They made all the kids at my son's birthday feel like one in a million..and the adults even learned how to make pasta from scratch! Fun, entertaining and healthy. It doesn't get any better than Chef María and her Real Food Academy.
Chef Maria & Chef Teresita & their staff are very warm & engaging and the kids LOVE how learning about making healthy food choices and cooking. My 2 daughters attended Winter Break Camp and everyday they were excited by the food they made and meeting new friends too in the Camp. Now, my girls know how to make homemade Waffle, Pancakes, Cupcakes from starch. They even made Empanadas and Sushi at Winter Break Camp too. What a very unique experience and one that my girls will remember for a lifetime!
I so enjoyed Pasta making class with Chef Maria, she offers healthy alternative cooking, in simple steps- I can’t wait to try my new skills at home.
Amazing place for a child's birthday party! I highly recommend it, and would do it again :0)
I had an amazing experience. Salud is the best .I’ll keep going for sure
What a fun place! Chef Maria was great and made the experience better. It was Asian food, and being Taiwanese, it was interesting for me. She knew it's wasn't "authentic," and didn't attempt that. It was fusion. Instead, she taught great techniques and flavors that brought a fresh, healthy, and fun twist on classics. As an avid cook, I loved learning from her and seeing some new ways to make favorites. I thought it was a fun way to spend a friend's birthday and enjoy company. With Chef Maria, you learn it's not just the destination, but the path as well! Those who don't like to cook get a taste of being part of a team and making something together. Lovely and a wonderful way to teach children as well. :)
My daughter started cooking camp this past Monday and she loves it. I would love for her to continue taking classes throughout the school year if available.
Attended a wonderful cooking class tonight. Real food can be amazing! Chef Maria makes it fun and easy to learn as well. Can't wait to do this again!
Just loved our experience here! It was just all perfect: the atmosphere, the meals preparation, the food and Maria herself! We would love to be back!
My husband and I went on a date night to "The Real Food Academy", it was SUCH AN AMAZING experience, Chef Maria is a great chef and teacher, the food was great and we met great people. I will most DEFINITELY tell my family and friends about Chef Maria.
My husband and I went here and it is absolutely amazing! Chef Maria is so awesome and we loved and enjoyed the food! Best of all, you can bring your own Booze! Highly recommended
My daughter loved it. Need one in broward county. 😀
Love it! My daughter had the best time will definitely be going back
Had a incredibly wonderful time! It was date night with the fiancé and it was one of our best times out. The chefs were wonderful and a lot of fun. We look forward to doing it again! Great time with great people.
An amazing experience! Chef Maria is excellent at what she does. The food is high quality and very nutritious. She is patient. We had so much fun and loved the food. A 10!!!
I had my daughters 6th Birthday party yesterday . I have never seen my daughter so happy as I did yesterday. Chef Arthur and his staff were amazing. They were professional, service was outstanding,,kids just loved him. He was patient and made the kids feel comfortable making the food, from prepping to the final product. Our guest were delighted and had nothing bad to say about the experience. I am so grateful that we choose this venue to celebrate our daughter birthday. I will recommend to anyone that would ask me. Thank you @the real food Academy.
My daughter absolutely loved the class. Definitely going to purchase the culinary package for her to attend additional courses.
What an unforgettable experience. Thank you Chef Maria
We took our daughters to the Ginger bread house decorating class. Both of our girls had a great time. Chef Arthur and Chef Maria were great with the kids and the parents. We've also taken our daughter here for birthday parties and she absolutely loves it. Lots of fun and a great staff.
Our daughter's 10th Birthday Party at Real Food Academy was a huge success. She loved it and had an amazing time with her friends, they learned about cooking and they got to eat their own food. Chef Arthur was amazing with the kids, the program and the time frame was perfect. From 4 year old to 12 year old kids - they all had fun. And for the parents it was fun to watch too.
We hope to try out a team building event / cooking party for adults next.
Thank you Chef Arthur and the entire team for turning our daughter's Birthday party into great memories for a lifetime!
I can highly recommend The Real Food Academy!
We were invited here for a bday party. The staff was super nice and patient with the kids! Great concept!
With every class we get more hooked, love the healthy alternatives and my son is eating more!! And of course healthier ❤️
For the second time, I took cooking classes with the real food academy and both times I absolutely loved it. The first class was to learn the tricks of Chinese cooking which was amazing and yesterday we had a Raw food cooking class and I loved it. It was outstanding. I am an experienced cook but chef Maria was able to impress me with amazing skills, wonderful food and her passion about healthy food. Even though I cook and am a Nutrition coach, I learnt a lot about preparing healthy food, it was a great atmosphere, the place is super clean and cozy, I learnt a lot of skills. It is a great class no matter if a beginner or advanced. They also have great kids cooking classes. I highly recommend their cooking courses
I think this is an awesome way to learn to make healthier options. Chef Maria just has something about her that makes you want to jump in and learn .. the kids getting involved is huge. its something for them to do and also learn good health habits at the same time... I think this is fabulous kudos to Maria and Arthur and staff at the Real food Academy
Good learning
Good teachers
Great fun for kids and want one in Pembroke Pines
Is "Deliciousness" a real word? Because The Real Food Absent was REAL good!
Enjoyed the class! I learned alot and I love the fruit with chocolate #pineapplesandchocalate
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We Offer Different Cuisines

Review the various menu's offered below by clicking on the type of cuisine on the left side. When you've decided, click the orange "Select CUISINE" button to move to the next step.
LATIN MENU
ASIAN MENU
ITALIAN MENU
INDIAN MENU
A delicious menu to spice up your special day. 
You will choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree, and Desserts
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Endearing flavors from the Far East.
Choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree, and Desserts
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4
Select Asian Party
A Succulent taste of Italy!
You will choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree, and Desserts
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Select Italian Party
A delicious Indian food!
You will choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree, and Desserts
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Select Indian Party

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. We also have beer and wine available.

Best of all? We clean up!

Where's the Party?

Cooking parties are held at the Real Food Academy kitchen, at:

570 NE 81st Street
Miami, FL 33138

Is It Expensive?

Considering the price of eating out at a fine restaurant, our cooking parties are a steal!

The price of our cooking parties is only $800 for the first 10, and  just $80 per person thereafter. ​

How Can I Book?

Use our exclusive, user friendly online booking system to book your cooking party.

To get started, simply select a party menu from the selections above and complete the form.

Please note: All parties will have an 18% service charge added to the final bill.

What Are Customers Saying About Their Experience?

Live Google Reviews
Probably one of the best birthday celebrations I've ever had! It was a great interactive activity to do with my close friends and we all enjoyed ourselves. The food was amazing, we learned a lot and the staff was very attentive/accommodating. Til this... day, we still all have a smile on our faces talking about that evening. We just might do it again for my next birthday ☺️read more
Love this class! I have been a couple times so far. Maria is super nice and energetic and of course it helps that the food is tasty. Always a great group of people here as guests and the service is accommodating
Fun for the kids, and parents as well! Best kids birthday party ever !
My team and I (about 28 people) had a wonderful experience this week at The Real Food Academy. Chef Xiomara was great, everything very well organized and the food was delicious. Great ambiance and everyone left super happy. Thank you!
I would highly recommend the adult cooking class. I took my sister as a birthday gift. We had a fantastic time. The class is a mix of practical and hands-on learning. Maria, the head chef, does an amazing job leading the class and making it fun for both... beginners and more advanced chefs. Plus the food was incredibly delicious.read more
I just went today for the first time to a class and I totally loved it!!!! I made it to a girls night, apart from having a blast we learned hot to make from the pita bread from scratch to how to cut the seabass! The teacher was excellent, answering all... our questions and explaining well how to make each dish, giving us her secrets and it was very helpful!!!! I totally loved it and looking forward to come back to the next class! Very friendly staff and delicious foodread more
El mejor party!!Todos mis invitados y mi familia salimos fascinados, todo completamente organizado por el Chef Isa y sus colaboradores.100% recomendado The Real Food Academy! Se sorprenderán de este espectacular lugar.
My daughter and I had an amazing experience at the mommy and me event.
I had fun being a 6th grader from Palm Springs middle school making pizza, for desert was banana, pineapple, and strawberry and dark chocolate sauce I loved it thanks to chef martinez have wonderful day😁😁
Best Bday party ever!My twins just turned 9 and they had their best Bday party ever! Every detail of the event organization was perfect: decoration, food, and kids' activities. Chef Isa is an amazing host and event coordinator!
Amazing 7th BirthdayThe party was excellent from beginning to end. Everyone had an amazing time. The level of organization was regimented, yet not restrictive. The kids were active participants throughout. The age range of boys and girls was 4-13.... Price was well worth it, and we had added a second entree and an additional hour. We even had platters of food for the adults. Not one element of the party was not first rate.read more
My daughter had such a great experience at the Real Food Academy’s Saturday kids session. The moment we stepped in Maria welcomed us with the biggest smile. I watched the entire session from upstairs and I loved it from the beginning till the end. My... daughter is looking forward to attending their week long summer camp next week. :)read more
We were blown away with our experience at the Real Food Academy. We hosted 25 kids from Fort Lauderdale and every parent was in awe. The kids were nonstop involved and excited for over two hours. The time flew by. Arthur and his team are incredible.... Everyone commented how creative, interactive and educational our party was. We love teaching our son the lesson of experiences and sharing food among friends and family, Lessons they will have forever! The prices are are extremely reasonable and the team went above and beyond to make us feel special. The kids all want to keep cooking at home today! i will be booking another event (probably for adults) in the near future! I absolutely recommend to book your next event with them. Thank You!!!read more
Awesome Sushi ClassThis was an amazing experience! Very hands on, and Maria our chef was extremely knowledgeable. She taught the class tips and tricks on how to prepare our Sushi the right way, and these gems can also be helpful for any dish. I... definitely want to come back!read more
Always an amazing experience cooking with Chef Maria and Chef Arthur! Adult Peruvian cuisine class was a total hit, just as the kids class I took my daughter to in April. Highly recommend for all family members!
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Business Cooking Parties
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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.

We can comfortably accommodate up to 130 seated adults.


15 Guests and Up

See our Wine and Beer list for your in house options. Optionally, if time allows, you can request your favorite wine and/or beer and it will be provided by The Real Food Academy. Applicable pricing will be applied.

14 Guests or Less

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

Fees

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

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

We are located at 570 NE 81st Street, Miami, FL 33138 (map)

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 are surrounded by lots of free parking.  However, do not park in the CVS parking lot.  You may be towed if you do.  Also, if you park on the street you need to use the paybyphone app.

Absolutely!  The space belongs to you during the hours that you booked the party.  Feel free to decorate it however you like!

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. An 18% service charge will be added to your bill. If our staff has gone above and beyond, an additional "gratuity" would be appreciated, but is not necessary.

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Great Experience

★★★★★
Every participant enjoyed this Team Activity and then we had a delicious dinner. I recommend this experience to any Corporate event or Family reunion.
- Mariella Ferreccio

Amazing place to party!

★★★★★
I’ve celebrated with my friend our Bday party and had 24 guests. We were looking for something special and didn’t want to spend another night in a restaurant when you can’t really enjoy your guests. We have had the best time at the real food academy. We cooked, dance, sing and learned some new tricks in the kitchen. The chef was super nice and the hosting and preparation were amazing! Food was fresh, delicious and we all had a great time. I highly recommend it!!
- Hila Zamir

Fantastic experience!

★★★★★
Our party at The Real Food Academy was incredible. The food was awesome and exciting to prepare, the locale is great and the chef was amazing with the group. We had a wonderful time and would definitely do it again!
- Andrea

Corporate Offsite Team Building

★★★★★
We had a really wonderful time at The Real Food Academy. They were extremely accommodating of some dietary restrictions and the food was excellent. The chef and assistant were very helpful as well. Everyone had a fantastic time - I would highly recommend.
- Brian Leonardi

Available Wines

You will be able to select from these wine options: 
Marques de Caceres Cava, SP NV
Marques de Caceres Excellens Rioja, SP 2014

Available Beers

Included. Select from these beers.
Stella Artois
La Rubia
Jai Alai

Available Wines

You will be able to select from these wine options:
Marques de Caceres Cava, SP NV
Saintsbury Chardonnay, Napa US 2015
Famille Perrin, Côtes du Rhône Reserve, FR 2017
Buitiful Mendoza AR 2017
Marques de Caceres Excellens Rioja, SP 2014
Vivette Pinot Noir 2017

Available Beers

Included. Select from these beers.
Stella Artois
La Rubia
Jai Alai

Available Wines

You will be able to select from these wine options:
Gradis’ ciutta Pinot Grigio IT
Ramey Chardonnay, Russian River Valley US 2015
Famille Perrin, Côtes du Rhône Reserve, FR 2017
Marques de Caceres Excellens Rioja, SP 2014
Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Vivette Pinot Noir 2017

Available Beers

Included. Select from these beers.
Stella Artois
La Rubia
Jai Alai
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