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The Real Food Academy
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(786) 395-0355
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Adult Cooking Parties

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

Cooking for your guests can be a pain, but cooking with your guests is a party! Let our team at The Real Food Academy help you throw an adult cooking party in Miami at our beautiful event space. Just let us know the time and date, how many guests you expect, which menu you’d like, and we’ll take care of the rest! There are three different menu packages available; the Latin, Asian, and Italian, each featuring four customizable courses. Every delicious option has been personally assembled by executive chef Maria Cummins to be as fun and satisfying to cook as it is to enjoy. Chef Maria uses only fresh, all-natural ingredients in her recipes, ensuring that your body enjoys the meal just as much as your taste buds!  

From the very beginning, our expertly-trained staff will work alongside you to plan an event that exceeds all of your expectations. Whether you want to be involved in every phase of the planning process, or if you would prefer that we take care of it all, our team will work hard to establish a plan that meets your needs.  

The best part about our Miami cooking parties for adults is that we give our clients a chance to actually enjoy their own party. Youll never have to worry that your guests aren’t socializing, entertained, or keeping up with the preparation. 

All of our adult cooking parties in Miami are lively, interactive, and have been especially designed to accommodate chefs of all skills levels, so the whole room is always involved. Between courses, you are more than welcome to add your own personal touches to the evening, adding everything from cakes to karaoke machines so your party goes just the way you want.  

Follow These Three Easy Steps

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Cuisine

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2

Enter

Details

Complete the details on the party form.

3

Book

Set Date

Select date and time, and pay the deposit.

Such a great experience!! Girls had a blast!!♥️♥️
Tonight I went for a pasta class with my girlfriend and it was our first experience attending a cooking class. Our experience was beyond our expectations...Chef Maria tough us how to make a Salad Tortellini with Ricota filling. Everything from the pasta to the dressing were all done from scratch. Main course was Tagliatelle pasta with Mushrooms. A simple pasta dish but it was delicious 😋. I highly recommend for the foodies that live to eat to try an experience with Chef Maria. Always can learn something new and useful that can make the dishes above the beyond. 👍👍 two thumbs up
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
It was my daughters Christmas gift to me. Not only was it an evening of mother /daughter bonding, it was fun and the food was healthy, aromatic and so delicious. A big thank you to Chef Maria who was amazing, and to my daughter....best gift ever, thank you!! Love you to the moon and back!! Highly recommend. Raisa 😋
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 😊.
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.
chef Maria is the best real nice and friendly and humble. And her food healthy and good. 🤗
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!
I hosted birthday party here and had a blast!
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!! :)
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.
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.
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!
Thank you Chef Art for making my daughter cooking birthday party a GRAND celebration.
Great experience for kids
It is absolutely delicious!!!
fun- tasty- learned a lot of new things!
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

Our Miami cooking parties for adults are a fresh and festive option for your next special event, including birthday parties, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, or just a night out!  

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:

  • Holiday Party
  • Company Team Building Activities
  • Family Reunions
  • A Girl's Night Out!

Basically, you name it and we'll put the event together.

Businesses and Team Building

We offer a unique hands-on experience

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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. We also have beer and wine available. 

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

My children love cooking with me, learning new dishes, and growing their skills in the kitchen. This session was great for them!It was fun, tasty and taught them new recipes for Real Food. We will definitely return for more classes! So much fun! Thank you!”read more
C D
C D
Booked a class to celebrate my son’s birthday!!!!!! I can’t think of a better place to create memories and enjoy an amazing meal than this place. I found it while searching online and can’t wait to come back. Chef Maria was AWESOME!
Francine Delarosa
Francine Delarosa
We went for my daughters 9th birthday party and I can’t say enough nice things about this place!!!! It was awesome!!! The staff was wonderful!! Everyone was great!! The food was awesome!!! They were understanding and great with kids!!! Could not say enough nice things about this place if I tried!!! It was fabulous! I want to have my birthday party here!!!!read more
susy f
susy f
Don’t eat here because it’s food that’s good for you! Eat here because it’s food that tastes GREAT! I’m usually the first one to pass on restaurants that offer healthy, good for you food and I’m the last one to pick anything that’s vegetarian or vegan on any menu. Not here! Everything that I’ve tried is amazingly tasty. It’s also great value for your money. I’m so impressed with this place that I want to come take some of their cooking classes and maybe even host a cooking party here for some of my friends. Please do you tastebuds and yourself a big favor and come try this place out. I promise you will come back again and again!read more
Wayne
Wayne
The best party for kids AND adults! We celebrated our daughters birthday with tons of friends and family. The children were engaged from the time they walked in and the adults got to enjoy themselves. Amazing service from Chef Maria and Arthur. Thank you for an unforgettable time.read more
Alex Lam
Alex Lam
Chef Victoria is the sweetest and clearly loves teaching! I organized a team building and my often synical colleagues loved it. When organizing the event, Arthur was responsive, friendly and super helpful. The company went above and beyond to make sure we had an awesome time.read more
Whitney Dunton
Whitney Dunton
This cafe is a real gem, the food is incredible and because of The Real Food Academy philosophy of changing out the ingredients for healthier options, you can indulge in your favorite dishes without feeling any guilt afterwards! Win winnnnnn! Everything is carefully prepared and presented beautifully and you get a really good sense that the chefs take extraordinary pride in every aspect of getting your food to the table. It's a superb place for vegetarians/vegans/plant based people to eat because the meals are mostly 'meat optional', which I especially love. But - that said, there is definitely something for everyone - the beef is grass-fed and sourced responsibly and the empanadas are to die for. And the portions are generous. I recommend it very highly to all my friends, and all you here reading this review - i'm certain you will want to come back!Congratulations Chef Maria for bringing your cafe vision to life so perfectly!read more
Pea Lawson
Pea Lawson
Chef Maria has got all the flavor. Stop in an order an 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 and 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
We had our company holiday party at Real Food Academy, everything was top notched. Chef Maria and her team did an exceptional job of keeping all of us engaged. Our group said that this was the best holiday party that they have experienced. They were all so surprised because it was indeed different from our usual dinners and boat rides. Thank you so much for showing us that we can be temporary "chefs", have fun and enjoy our food.read more
gee
gee
I booked today’s class for the first time for my 11 year old daughter, at first she was reluctant to go but by the end of the class she did not want to leave. She had an amazing time! They made stuffed pasta shells, Caesar salad and ginger bread cookies. The owners are amazing super attentive, hospitable and genuine. It is not easy to find a place where you can come together with people you don’t even know and connect so naturally. Chef Maria and Arthur share a passion for the kitchen and bringing people together. While the kids are cooking, parents are able to watch from the loft and can take pictures. You can also enjoy their cafe (which by the way serves AMAZING FOOD) and meet people who are there for the same reason. It’s an organized environment which makes it possible for the kids to engage and be receptive to the cooking instructions. We will definitely be back!!!!! Thank you Maria and Arthur!read more
Meligala22
Meligala22
Thank you for the incredible experience Maria! The food ambiance coffee everything was made with such loving energy. Me and my girls loved the coconut soup, Avacado toast and poke bowl. We are so greatful for how you took care of us + the music is poppin!
Sakinah Bramble-Hakim
Sakinah Bramble-Hakim
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.
Papatson Suphavai
Papatson Suphavai
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!
Kari Frey
Kari Frey
What a super AWESOME place! We just had our daughters 6th bday party and everything from the food, to the decor and the entertainment was AWESOME!!! We had 25 kids and first they made their own pizza and cupcakes (vegan/gluten-free alternatives as well) with their chef’s hats and aprons. Then we cut the cake and lastly we had a Zumba party. For the adults we had appetizers, mimosas and wine. The music was AWESOME and the owners are super caring! It sounds expensive but it really was not, three hours of fundand the adults/ kids had a great time! Will definitely have another party there! 👍🎉read more
Yolaris Garcia
Yolaris Garcia
Excellent professionalism and attention to detail. Highly recommend. Fun atmosphere during the class and my students (7th graders) learned a lot.
Amy Trigoura
Amy Trigoura

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. Please note the corkage option is ONLY available for cooking classes. Private parties are not eligible for this option.
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!
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

About Our Adult Cooking Parties

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Outstanding!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Celebrated my daughter’s Bridal Shower with a different twist, a cooking class! My daughter is getting married in France and Chef Maria was very accommodating with our French themed menu request. Everyone enjoyed this experience , learned some cooking skills and techniques and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Still receiving thank you messages ! Thank you Chef Maria and staff for a fun filled and wonderful afternoon :-) Definitely planning another fun event soon.

Adults party

★★★★★
5 5 1
The most fun surprise birthday party for my husband. I still gets texts and phone calls from all my friends saying it was an incredible night and they all had a blast , thank you so much for everything. We will definitely be back

An incredible experience!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our company went to the Real Food Academy for a team building event and it completely exceeded our expectations. Maria was a wonderful teacher, very accommodating to our group (dietary restrictions, etc.) and we had an incredible time. We danced, we cooked, we ate - everyone absolutely loved it. Thank you for the perfect experience!

Extraordinary

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our group of very erudite (picky) women were overwhelming in thier praise and enthusiasm. You did a bang-up job and were very patient with our chatty group. I am sure the wine contributed to all the noise! We had the very best time. Loved your facility and professionalism. And we will definitely be back! Sending hugs!

Perfectly Done

★★★★★
5 5 1
Hey Maria, wanted to let you know this was our 2nd year hosting the company Christmas Party with you and the team. New location is great, Chef Veronica was perfect and the food was delicious. Sorry we didn't get to see you this year but again Chef Veronica was perfect. Only complaint is your new corkage fee but I get it, business is business :)!

Beyond Expectation

★★★★★
5 5 1
We wanted to try something different for our end of the year Holiday party. Let me tell you that, "Chef Maria and her team" blew our minds. Everyone in our group was extremely happy and engaging; we all wanted to have this experience as a team building one and we had an amazing time. Everyone said that this was the best Holiday party that our company has ever had. If it was not for Chef Maria and her team, it would be another year of dinner, however; this was not the case. We had an experience that I am proud to say, well done.

"Had a great time!"

★★★★★
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!
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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 non-refundable deposit at the time the reservation is made. 
  • A final head count will be required 1 day before the reserved date. Remaining balance will reflect the final head count. 
  • Balance due will be charged the day of the event.

Organizer Agreement

As the organizer of the business 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 event.
  • 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 for 14 guests and below.  An 18 percent gratuity will be added to parties of 15 and more.
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570 NE 81st Street
Miami, FL 33138
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