570 NE 81st Street, Miami FL 33138 • (786) 395-0355

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

We had our girl’s party here and all I can say it was AMAZING!!! I totally recommend it 😊.
Monica Porto
Monica Porto
2018-12-04T04:10:02+0000
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.read more
Kari Frey
Kari Frey
2018-11-28T20:37:04+0000
chef Maria is the best real nice and friendly and humble. And her food healthy and good. 🤗
Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez
2018-11-07T19:26:20+0000
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.
Marisel Colon
Marisel Colon
2018-10-26T01:48:29+0000
delicious food and great atmosphere...highly recommend
Theresa Sperduto Leonard
Theresa Sperduto Leonard
2018-10-26T01:06:36+0000
Awesome place to party and the food was special 😍
Mindy Munoz
Mindy Munoz
2018-10-26T00:46:17+0000
Great place very good food and fun environment
Joshua Christopher Rhodes
Joshua Christopher Rhodes
2018-10-26T00:25:45+0000
I hosted birthday party here and had a blast!
Kassandra Timothe
Kassandra Timothe
2018-10-26T00:09:49+0000
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!! :)
Yannis Jordan
Yannis Jordan
2018-10-26T00:00:47+0000
Enjoying tropical ceviche skewers and caprese skewers the food is amazing and it’s very inviting
Sydney Alicia Mortimer
Sydney Alicia Mortimer
2018-10-25T23:58:25+0000
Would totally recommend this place to any amateur chefs looking to expand their cooking skills. New location shows promise!
Allison Ramirez Plaza
Allison Ramirez Plaza
2018-10-25T23:51:29+0000
This is a great cooking school that I've experienced with my daughter over the past couple of years. Love the new spot!!!
Ghylea Young
Ghylea Young
2018-10-25T23:48:01+0000
This place is amazing! Very nice location and delicious and healthy food!
David Del Sacramento
David Del Sacramento
2018-10-25T23:31:53+0000
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.read more
Mitzie Brown
Mitzie Brown
2018-10-25T23:26:10+0000
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.
Amy Joy Trigoura
Amy Joy Trigoura
2018-10-23T22:33:03+0000
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!
Marcela Hernandez
Marcela Hernandez
2018-10-21T05:17:51+0000
Thank you Chef Art for making my daughter cooking birthday party a GRAND celebration.
SomethingAbout MrsMcgaha
SomethingAbout MrsMcgaha
2018-10-07T08:53:41+0000
Must to check the Academy and Now the Cafe - healthy & delicious ✌🏽
Patrick Morana
Patrick Morana
2018-09-14T19:38:23+0000
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.read more
Gabrielle Cherestal-Charles
Gabrielle Cherestal-Charles
2018-09-02T23:42:01+0000
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
Tina Chris Dumers Sanford
Tina Chris Dumers Sanford
2018-09-02T02:12:10+0000
We loved this class. Amazing food with wonderful cooking tips. My husband and I can’t wait to do it again
Nicole Sammartano Escobar
Nicole Sammartano Escobar
2018-07-22T13:53:02+0000
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!!read more
Carol B. Moss
Carol B. Moss
2018-07-20T21:13:54+0000
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!read more
Cenay Nailor
Cenay Nailor
2018-07-10T22:15:09+0000
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!read more
Patricia Fuller
Patricia Fuller
2018-06-22T18:27:56+0000
The people, food and class for our team building event was great. Locale not so great with street people coming in during our event.
Charlie McShane
Charlie McShane
2018-06-07T03:36:00+0000
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😊read more
Myriam Lagomasino
Myriam Lagomasino
2018-05-13T15:44:35+0000
I have been here for a team building and the overall experience is really amazing!! I have loved it, it’s good to know that they have also summer camps for kids of different ages
Francesco Ponticelli
Francesco Ponticelli
2018-05-11T22:35:50+0000
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.read more
Edgard Arias
Edgard Arias
2018-04-06T15:43:21+0000
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.read more
Nora Carmenates
Nora Carmenates
2018-01-20T00:36:15+0000
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!read more
Natasha Carr
Natasha Carr
2017-12-31T15:58:45+0000
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.
Joanne Giordano
Joanne Giordano
2017-12-02T18:16:01+0000
Amazing place for a child's birthday party! I highly recommend it, and would do it again :0)
Wendy Weinstein Hotchkiss
Wendy Weinstein Hotchkiss
2017-11-14T00:38:02+0000
First time visit was very positive. Chef Maria is knowledgeable and makes the experience very enjoyable. The food was exquisite! Great flavors. Would highly recommend anyone to visit.
Michelle Beauchamp
Michelle Beauchamp
2017-10-28T02:21:05+0000
I had an amazing experience. Salud is the best .I’ll keep going for sure
Hedy Rojas
Hedy Rojas
2017-10-26T23:34:24+0000
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. :)read more
Tara Elizabeth Faenza
Tara Elizabeth Faenza
2017-08-13T15:12:47+0000
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.
Mona Lissa Emeran
Mona Lissa Emeran
2017-08-10T04:07:06+0000
What an unbelievable experience! My wife and I truly enjoyed every dish. As well as great customer service. The atmosphere and quality of food was AMAZING!! Thank you Chef Maria for making our experience one to remember! ��� #cheftechniques #greatfood #deserttodiefor �read more
Yvette Castro
Yvette Castro
2017-07-28T03:29:00+0000
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!
Natalia Munoz
Natalia Munoz
2017-07-26T00:34:43+0000
If you like food you are in for a treat, Maria knows how to make you feel love for what you are cooking, we tried the Vegan Cooking class, our expectations were exceeded. Going back soon for the ceviche class.P.S. ask for Maria's secret sauce, is mind blowing!read more
Juliet Herz Arencibia
Juliet Herz Arencibia
2017-07-21T03:16:06+0000
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!
Dasha Smith
Dasha Smith
2017-05-22T15:43:22+0000
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.read more
Silvia Gonzalez Caceres
Silvia Gonzalez Caceres
2017-04-25T21:09:29+0000
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
Carla Alessandra Ferreyros
Carla Alessandra Ferreyros
2017-04-25T20:48:08+0000
My daughter loved it. Need one in broward county. 😀
Deana Feingold
Deana Feingold
2017-04-09T15:45:00+0000
Love it! My daughter had the best time will definitely be going back
Andy Rotundo
Andy Rotundo
2017-03-19T17:54:53+0000
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!!!
Mariela Alvarez
Mariela Alvarez
2017-02-17T11:23:05+0000
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.read more
Mareilys Soria
Mareilys Soria
2017-02-14T00:58:02+0000
My daughter absolutely loved the class. Definitely going to purchase the culinary package for her to attend additional courses.
Andrea Damaris
Andrea Damaris
2017-01-29T15:27:39+0000
What an unforgettable experience. Thank you Chef Maria
Donovan Barker
Donovan Barker
2016-12-22T17:52:31+0000
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.read more
Eddy Paula Garver
Eddy Paula Garver
2016-12-16T23:33:39+0000
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!read more
Bernhard Westermayer
Bernhard Westermayer
2016-10-02T02:38:46+0000
We were invited here for a bday party. The staff was super nice and patient with the kids! Great concept!
Jennie Reffitt King
Jennie Reffitt King
2016-09-19T02:25:03+0000
My friend and I took an adult class last week, which was our first experience at Real Food Academy. The group size was perfect, with only 9 students. The chef was helpful and made sure to answer everyone's questions and address all goals of the class. Everything we made was healthy and more challenging that anything I would normally try at home. Now, I am not as intimidated and will try more recipes at home. I look forward to attending another class soon.read more
Jillian Hornik
Jillian Hornik
2016-05-23T17:08:45+0000
With every class we get more hooked, love the healthy alternatives and my son is eating more!! And of course healthier ❤️
Arlen Sirotzky
Arlen Sirotzky
2016-03-12T16:02:58+0000
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 coursesread more
Andrea Caprio
Andrea Caprio
2016-02-19T14:46:21+0000
An amazing and different experience! Perfect Christmas gift from my son.3 generations loved it
Yolanda Medina
Yolanda Medina
2016-01-22T03:28:20+0000
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 Academyread more
Jodi Muroff Goulding
Jodi Muroff Goulding
2015-08-07T12:48:02+0000
Great fun for kids and want one in Pembroke Pines
Jemima McPherson
Jemima McPherson
2015-03-23T12:25:04+0000
We had an absolutely FANTASTIC time at, The Real Food Academy. We drove from the Naples area to Miami to surprise our 4 year old son with a kids cooking class for his Birthday weekend. Real Food did not disappoint. The academy is so cute inside and the staff was EXTREMELY accommodating. They made sure our son's Birthday weekend started off special. The food the kids prepared was delicious and watching our son in the kitchen was even better. Top the class with a Happy Birthday song and you have a great Birthday memory! We'll be back for sure!!!read more
Brittany Jackson
Brittany Jackson
2015-02-09T15:35:17+0000
Is "Deliciousness" a real word? Because The Real Food Absent was REAL good!
Jorge Morales
Jorge Morales
2014-10-11T16:51:37+0000
Enjoyed the class! I learned alot and I love the fruit with chocolate #pineapplesandchocalate
Hvnly Seductress
Hvnly Seductress
2014-03-19T18:06:23+0000
My 2 boys had a wonderful time cooking, while mommy sat back and relaxed. We will be coming back very soon.
Anna Bakaleinik Bersudski
Anna Bakaleinik Bersudski
2013-10-08T19:58:39+0000

Let us host your next special occasion and make your event a unique one with our hands-on cooking experience at the Real Food Academy.

Just a few things our cooking parties are perfect for:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Company Team Building Activities
  • Bacherlorette Parties
  • A Girl's Night Out!

Basically, you name it and we'll put the event together at our food academy in Miami!

Adult Cooking Classes

We offer a unique hands-on experience

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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

Mojito Tropical Salad

Mojito Tropical Salad

Chunks of mango, papaya, avocado, jicama and red onions served with a Mint vinaigrette.

Romain Lettuce Boats

Romaine Lettuce Boats

Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, queso fresco and croutons served on a Romaine lettuce leaf topped with a homemade dressing.

Appetizer

Caribbean Ceviche

Caribbean Ceviche

Fish and shrimp marinated in lime juice served with avocado served with organic tortilla chips

Seafood Causa

Seafood Causa with Huancaina Sauce

Potato mashed filled with crab, shrimp and avocado smothered in a Peruvian yellow chilis cheese sauce.

Entree & Side Dishes

Seafood Paella

Seafood and Vegetable Paella

Spanish traditional saffron rice cooked seafood and mixed veggies. Served with lemon wedges (Vegetarian option available)

Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado

Stir fried tenderloin, red onions, tomatoes, soy sauce, cilantro, thick cut fried potato wedges. Served with cilantro rice.

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.

Glass Noodles

Asian Glass Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Vermicelli noodles, carrots, cucumber, bean sprouts, jalapenos with Thai basil and lime dressing topped with Jumbo Shrimp.

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

Sushi Galore

California roll, spicy tuna roll and salmon avocado roll

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

ITALIAN MENU

A succulent taste of Italy!

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

Salad

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Roma tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil drizzle with Balsamic Reduction

Traditional Caesar Salad

Traditional Caesar Salad

Homemade dressing and croutons served with Romaine lettuce 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

Ravioli

Ricotta Cheese Ravioli

Make your own cheese raviolis and choose between classic white sauce or pesto. Served with your choice of chicken or salmon.

Spinach Fettuccine

Spinach Fettuccine with Trapanses Pesto

Freshly made Fettuccine pasta with Sicilian Pesto sauce made of basil, mint, arugula, cherry tomatoes topped with almonds and pistachios. Served with your choice of chicken or salmon.

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!

Pana Cota Pudding

Pana Cota Pudding

Vanilla Pudding with a delicate almond flavor garnished with Pistachios

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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?

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 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 above. 

Please note: Parties of 15 people or more, will include a 18% gratuity added to the final bill.

What Are Customers Saying About Their Experience?

Live Google Reviews

What a fantastic experience! Looking forward to making this a regular fine night out. Quality of the food was exceptional, chef Maria is a delight and full in sight. The hands on cooking class, the fun interactions between others, paired with a nice bottle of wine (which you can bring by the way), makes for a flawless evening. Highly recommend! Thank you Chef Maria!read more
Dolly Formoso
Dolly Formoso
15:38 01 Mar 18
Super fun experience learning to cook with experts. This is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends. The best ceviche and paella I've had! Chef Maria is an excellent teacher and entertainer!read more
Nathan Miller
Nathan Miller
19:45 10 May 18
It was a fabulous experience for my granddaughter who is 8. The recipes were fantastic and she was beyond excited at the whole event. She said it was the best Christmas present ever. Some suggestions: 1. give handouts for the recipes that the children made 2. have a few more ingredients at each station, even while encouraging the children to share. I realize that at least six children came in after the class started, so perhaps these were not accounted for when dividing the ingredients.read more
Erica Connell
Erica Connell
21:16 30 Dec 17
Really nice place. Good stuff and great food. Recommend for sure.
Taisia Penington
Taisia Penington
13:38 07 Jun 18
I had a great time and it was a wonderful experience. the place was very organized and fun. The food tasted very good. I would definitely come againread more
Sophia Miller
Sophia Miller
02:43 01 Apr 18
What can I say about The Real Food Academy? I love it! I've attended two cooking classes so far. Peruvian fusion and all about pasta making! I recommend this place if you want to learn how to cook different recipes from different countries, they don't change the dish they change the ingredients (healthier options) Maria is a great teacher and I look forward to taking many more classes.read more
Allison Vega
Allison Vega
13:42 03 Aug 18
Chef Maria’s recipes are exceptional. My friend and I attended a dinner cooking class and she made each person attending feel welcome. After tasting the sesame encrusted salmon, I kept thinking about it until I finally made it myself at home. It turned out GREAT! Delicious. Next up to replicate, her raw vegan chocolate cheesecake. My friend is still raving about it.read more
ellen b
ellen b
02:28 23 Aug 18
Yesterday we celebrated my husbands birthday with a cooking class party at Maria's chef place. I cant think of a better way... We started early in the afternoon. Every one had a blast, my friends haven't stop thanking me for such a quality and different celebration.I take my hat of Maria and her team. Everything worked as a Suisse clock. Whatever needed to be ready, was ready. There was not lack of utensils or good food and good atmosphere. We brought our wine and beer, she provided the rest. My friend are already commenting on making the food themselves and inviting us, life is good :)read more
Mina Poler
Mina Poler
16:19 27 Aug 18
I "HIGHLY" recommend this place. Chef Maria, her husband and their staff of chefs are all amazing. They're personable, friendly and professional. My son thoroughly enjoyed himself at the kid's session yesterday. It was fun, upbeat and we will be returning.read more
Patrick Charles Jr
Patrick Charles Jr
23:48 02 Sep 18
I "HIGHLY" recommend this place. Chef Maria, her husband and their staff of chefs are all amazing. They're personable, friendly and professional. My son thoroughly enjoyed himself at the kid's session yesterday. It was fun, upbeat and we will be returning.read more
Gabrielle Charles Events
Gabrielle Charles Events
15:00 03 Sep 18
I absolutely love this place! I have taken a couple classes with my husband and some friends and it’s a fun and different way to have a great night out. Chef Maria is super nice and a great instructor.read more
Claudia Strenger
Claudia Strenger
23:16 25 Oct 18
Best afternoon spent with Karina showing us how whole nutritious food can taste fabulous! No cooking skills needed. Lots of great tips and information on where to find ingredients locally. Would definitely recommend!read more
Kari Frey
Kari Frey
20:42 28 Nov 18
Chef Maria had got all the flavor. Stop in an order and empanada and a poke bowl. The avocado toast was so incredible and we just could not get enough of her bright and youthful energy. What a lighthouse this place was for my friends and I. We were in town for Basel and really craving some real plant based food an this spot was a homerun. Amazing prices, amazing vibe, amazing architecture. So much love and the best quality for your dollars.read more
Enneiviv Ognara
Enneiviv Ognara
22:51 07 Dec 18
The most incredible food spot that you can taste and feel the love everywhere. Top notch service, and excellent ingredients for all to-die-for food. Me & my girls had the best time ever during our Basel trip.read more
Papatson Suphavai
Papatson Suphavai
05:34 08 Dec 18

Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Adult Cooking Parties

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

The Real Food Academy offers a spectacular selection of wines and beers that are carefully chosen from all around the world.  Click one of the buttons to see our selections. 

If you desire a wine or beer not available on our list, you have two options .   

  1. Request your specific choice of wine and/or beer from The Real Food Academy and it will be provided by The Real Food Academy at the event or class. Applicable pricing applies.
  2. Bring outside beer and wine and pay a corkage fee of $10 per opened bottle for wine and a flat fee of $20 per for beer brought in from outside.  The $20 fee for beer applies to the entire amount of beer ranging from one beer or more.

No, we will provide them for you and your guests. Please let us know the type of glasses you need.
Nothing.  Just an appetite!
We are surrounded by lots of free parking.  
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. Not for parties up to 14 guests. But 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.

NOTE: For parties of 15 or more an 18 percent service charge will be added to you bill.

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Reviews by Customers

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★★★★★
5 5 1
Had a great time. I thought we were going to get a copy of the recipes and then I left without them. Making fresh pasta was a blast. I thought it would be so difficult but it is actually something I can do and I'm so excited about it. Chef Maria is the best.

Amazing

★★★★★
5 5 1
I wouldn’t change a thing! Chef Maria was amazing from beginning to end. We will definitely be back and will be recommending to all our friends! It was an unforgettable experience!

"..food we cooked was actually SPECTACULAR"

★★★★★
5 5 1
I cannot express how happy our team was with the event. I truly was a blast. Everything was done first class. Organization and planning was really easy and the food we cooked was actually SPECTACULAR. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

One of my best birthday's ever!!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This has been on my birthday bucket list for the past 2 years but I've never felt comfortable picking the right place. My sister recommended the Real Food Academy and after seeing all the great reviews I decided to book it. I had a group of 13 close family and friends and we had an incredible time. The music, energy, food and Chef Veronica was so patient and wonderful. The Italian cuisine was delicious...I can't say enough about this place. I'm planning on taking my kids to one of their classes. I think it's something everyone should try.

Awesome and creative!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you to Chef Maria! This is the second birthday party that we celebrate at the Real Food Academy. The first one was for my 4 year old. This is a super fun, original, and different way of celebrating. All my guest were so impressed with the idea, the venue, not to mention the food. The environment is just perfect, I talked to my guests while preparing or waiting for our food, and have fun making it! I really had a great time!

Excellent

★★★★★
5 5 1
Maria exceeded our expectations. First, the space is open, airy with great energy. We had a couple of non cooks in the group and the teaching style Maria exhibited was simple, clear and concise. The food was absolutely delicious! We could not believe we "made gourmet" food. Thank you Chef Maria

"..everyone had a blast!"

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was wonderful! Really fantastic. food was great, presentation was awesome. everyone had a blast.

"Loved every minute..."

★★★★★
5 5 1
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.

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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 at the end of the event.  
  • A final count will required 3 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 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 party.
  • 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.
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