9612 NE 2nd Avenue Miami Shores, FL 33138 • (786) 395-0355

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

Let us host your next special occasion and make your event a unqiue 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 Shores!

Adult Cooking Classes

We offer a unique hands-on experience

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A delicious menu to spice up your special day!

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


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.


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.




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


Endearing flavors from the Far East.

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


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


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

Pan Fried Dumplings

Dumplings served with Ponzu Sauce, your choice; Turkey or Veggie


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.


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


A succulent taste of Italy!

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


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



Make Your Own Pizza

Turkey pepperoni or Veggie (arugula, onions and mushrooms)


Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Served with light marinara sauce, parmesan cheese and fresh bay leaves.



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.


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

We are a BYOB facility.

Is It Expensive?

Considering the price of eating out at a fine restaurant, our customers tell us 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 below.

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

What Are Customers Saying About Their Experience?

Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Adult Cooking Parties

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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.
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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Customer Praise

About Our Adult Cooking Parties


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.
“My team truly enjoyed the event and the experience”

Hi Maria

Thank you and all your staff for a great evening.

All my team truly enjoyed the event and the experience. I will recommend you to other leaders in Ryder if they are planning any team events.

Many Thanks


I will definitely be back again soon!

I booked a private dinner class for my 26th birthday with a few of my girls and all 13 of us LOVED it. Chef Christina and Chef Jeff were super friendly and made us feel at home. And the food was delicious! I will definitely be back again soon.

Kassandra Timothe

Absolutely Amazing!
5 stars

Absolutely Amazing! My friends and I had a blast celebrating my birthday. Chefs Christina and Jeff were great. They were amazingly able to keep our rowdy bunch on task and entertained. We will be back in the future!

Robin Tisdahl

5 stars

This Christmas season I wanted to create memories for my kids and their cousins and The Real Food Academy surpassed all expectations in accomplishing this for my family. Thank you to the staff. I wish you much success!!

Cruz Juarez

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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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