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Kids Cooking Classes

Perfect for:
After School
Mommy & Me

Each week, children have the opportunity to explore various cuisines from around the world, using natural and healthy ingredients. The classes are designed to be hands-on and interactive, allowing children to fully participate in the cooking process. The Real Food Academy Miami, FL takes care of all the details, including clean-up, so parents can relax while their children learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment. Join The Real Food Academy today for a delightful culinary experience that combines fun, learning, and healthy eating. Book a class now!

Day & Time
Saturdays 9:45 am - 11:30 am
$45 Per Class
2 Hours
Skill Level
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Kids Cooking Classes in Miami, FL

Fun, Education, and Exploration of Global Cuisines

In the heart of Miami, FL, The Real Food Academy offers an enchanting experience for young chefs with our kids’ cooking classes. These classes are more than just a way to learn recipes; they are a journey into culinary creativity and healthy eating without the use of dangerous, processed ingredients. Designed specifically for children aged 5 to 16, our classes blend fun with education, making them a perfect choice for Miami cooking classes for kids.

Each Saturday, our kitchen transforms into a lively, interactive space where children explore various cuisines from around the globe. One week might be dedicated to Italian pasta twirling, and the next could dive into the vibrant flavors of Asian cuisine. No matter the menu, the focus is always on using natural, healthy ingredients, aligning with our belief in "changing the ingredients, not the dish." This philosophy not only introduces kids to nutritious eating but also encourages them to think creatively about food.

Upcoming Classes

The Real Food Academy Miami - PIZZA GALORE II - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
July 20th, 2024
The Real Food Academy Miami - AROUND THE WORLD FOODS - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
July 27th, 2024
The Real Food Academy Miami - FARM TO TABLE II  - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
August 3rd, 2024
The Real Food Academy Miami - BACK TO SCHOOL EASY LUNCHES - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
August 10th, 2024
The Real Food Academy Miami - BACK TO SCHOOL EASY DINNERS - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
August 17th, 2024
The Real Food Academy Miami - MEDITERRANEAN LUNCH - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
August 24th, 2024
The Real Food Academy Miami - LABOR DAY FEAST - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
August 31st, 2024
The Real Food Academy Miami - RAMEN SOUP - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
September 7th, 2024
The Real Food Academy Miami - FOOD TRUCK RECIPES II - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
September 14th, 2024
The Real Food Academy Miami - FLAVORS OF FALL - Kids Class


Kids Class
Saturday 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
September 21st, 2024

Hear From Real Customers

March 27, 2024

Amazing Time

"It was an amazing experience as always my kids had a good time and learned new cooking techniques, I love the place and very much recommend."

— Vivian Urquijo

October 11, 2023

Fun Cooking Experience

"My son enjoyed his first hands-on cooking class!!! He can’t wait to return back to learn healthy food facts and try new cooking recipes! Thank you!!!”

— Gerry Li

October 2, 2023

Class Saturday

"Mi hija de 5 años fue FELIZ con su clase de cocina! el ambiente super recomendable y profesional. Soy pastelera y recomiendo 100% este lugar =) GRACIAS! y seguramente volveremos con mi hija a sus clases.”

— Juliana Cantarella

October 1, 2023

Food Truck

"My crew enjoy the cooking class and would like to come again”

— Juliana Cantarella

June 4, 2023


"Today when I saw my daughter clapping her hands I knew that was a sign of a satisfactory accomplishment. She was so into the class. The praises from the chefs encouraged her confidence and motivated her to want know more. My daughter has Asperger Syndrome and it’s difficult for her socially. However, the smiles and claps from her today was simply priceless. Thank you.”

— Marie ST

May 17, 2023


“My daughter really enjoyed her class, all was very organized, fun, healthy, pretty… we will be back for sure as many times as we can… she wants to be a chef :)”

— Adela

April 26, 2023

Cooking Class

“My daughter had such an amazing time in the class. She loved being there and being part of the group.”

— Mariana Ramirez

April 5, 2023


“My both daughters (5 & 9) enjoyed a lot the Saturday class!! Definitely we are going to back!! Super organized, clean, healthy and the staff very nice.”

— Frida

March 12, 2023

Great activity for kids!

“My daughter enjoyed doing the class and made 3 impressive food items. It was all themed which was fun! Highly recommend!”

— Brittany Faw

March 8, 2023

Saturday Kids Classes

Very happy to see how u lead the kids during the whole class.”

— Lizette

April 7, 2024

Excellent class!

"Valeria went today to the sushi class for kids and she loved it! She wants to go back next week."

— Jennifer Swanton

May 5, 2024

Amazing Class

"My daughter really enjoyed the Cinco de Mayo themed Saturday class. Everything she made was delicious and used healthy ingredients."

— Monica Barquin-Giarraffa

May 22, 2024

My 5 year boy is in love!

"My son loves everything about cooking and food and loves this class. We drive from the Grove once a month. Thank you for offering this program!"

— Beatriz

June 24, 2024

Amazing party!

"This was such a wonderful birthday party experience for my daughter and her friends! The group of 8 year olds had an amazing time, really enjoyed the actual work of cooking and preparing their own food, and eating the delicious food when it was done! The music was fun, the chef was so patient and caring, and the whole experience couldn't have been better for everyone! Really appreciated the little details too, like the aprons and hats for the kids (which they got to decorate), the ice bowls and cups for water, and the cake tray and cutting. Would highly recommend to friends."

— Yasmine

June 23, 2024

Saturday class

"My granddaughter is here for the summer so I decided to sign her up for cooking classes. Her first class was cupcakes and at the end of the class she was so excited. Decided to sign her up for more classes until the summer is over and she return back home. Next summer I will sign her up for the summer camp."


June 17, 2024

Loved the class

"My 8 year old loved the experience and I really enjoyed being able to watch him during the class. He enjoyed every second of class. We will certainly complete more classes. I also loved the emphasis on healthy ingredients."

— Glendys

July 10, 2024

Great for kids

"My kids had a blast! This is a great activity for kids and adults. I will definitely come back with my kids and friends! I loved it."

— Cinthia Ganchozo

Teen Classes FAQs

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 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.

We developed the prepaid package to help save a family some money. If you have one kid who's coming to cooking class all the time, or if you have more than one kid. We know that can become costly, so we created the package. Not for friends, sorry.

All the recipes prepared at The Real Food Academy are easily accessible on our recipes page.

You can simply type the name of the recipe in the search field to find the recipe your are looking for. If you can't remember the exact problem. Just type in the cuisine type and you will quickly receive a list of all the recipes that include that cuisine.

If for some reason you require a printed copy of the recipe, please request it from the chef and they will happily provide it to you.

Yes, you still need to register for each class. When you purchase a package of classes, you are essentially purchasing credits to be deducted from each class you book. In the case of the kids classes you are purchasing 10 credits and for adult classes you are purchasing 4 credits.

The first step is to purchase the credits and the second step is to use the credits.

Our Steps

  1. Purchase credits.
  2. Choose the class you want to attend and book that class as you would normally do. The difference will be that you will not be asked for a credit card payment. You will simply deduct 1 credit from your Real Food Academy balance.

More importantly, purchasing a package of classes tells us only that you've bought a block of credits. We still you to tell us WHEN you are coming to class. Then and only then will we know the details of you or your child and most importantly whether or not your child has any food allergies.

This is why you need to register online for each class.

Yes, One thing! If your child has long hair, please have it pulled back and tied up neatly and pulled out of the face of your child upon arriving to class!

We are not limited to any one cuisine. Every week we prepare your kids favorite foods! It may be Italian one week, American the next week, Asian, Latin and more. No matter the cuisine, you can always count on us showing your kids how to prepare their favorite foods in the most health way!

No. Parents are invited to hang out in the cafe and enjoy a delicious breakfast, coffee, or even a mimosa!

We insist on this rule because your child needs to focus on the instructor. Parents can be very distracting to their children, which is not safe in many cases. Also, believe it or not, your child behaves MUCH better when Mom or Dad is not around! Please trust us on this one.

Your child will have a far better experience if you are not in the classroom. You will be invited into the classroom at the end of the class. That is when you can take pictures and when your child will have the opportunity to tell you all about their great creation. You will even have a chance to sample what they made.

We thank you in advance for respecting this rule. :)

All registrations for Saturday class are done through our on-line calendar. This will provide us the information we need in advance to be properly prepared for the class. walk-ins.

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All our classes are 100% hands-on and, unlike other cooking schools, we are not limited to any one cuisine!

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Miami Cooking Classes for Kids

Engaging, Hands-On Classes

Our classes are designed to be engaging and hands-on, ensuring that each child is involved in the cooking process from start to finish. This approach aims to instill a love for cooking and an appreciation for wholesome foods. It's not just about following a recipe; it's about inspiring a lifelong journey of culinary exploration and healthy living.

Parents often find that after attending our kids' cooking classes in Miami, FL, their children are more eager to try new foods and participate in meal preparation at home. This newfound enthusiasm for cooking can lead to healthier eating habits and a deeper family connection over shared meals.

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Rave Reviews for The Real Food Academy

proud to have a 4.9 star rating & 700+ reviews

  • Miami Dood

    This was my first time. Maria is awesome. She made the experience fun tasty and dynamic.the food and flavor were awesome. Off course, i made it myself :) Maria muchas gracias lo pase increible
  • gymnote1

    Chef Maria is such a nice teacher.
  • Diana Banana

    I had so much fun and learned a lot. I never had tried paella before and I absolutely loved it. Everything was clean and delicious. Definitely recommend.
  • Garrison Salters

    Great Experience
  • Yvonne Iturralde

    Chef Maria was amazing! Detailed instructions was provided so my meal was delicious!
  • Grania Michel

    A wonderful evening! Chef Maria is the best
  • Tathienne Kader

    Amazing party, Paolo was incredible, we made the best food and had the best time.
  • Anthony & Jefrey Erickson-Pogorzelski

    Chef Maria consistently delivers! Her recommendations, guidance, ingredients, and staff are the best. Thanks for such a great evening- we’ll be back!!

    (Translated by Google) The delicious food! We came to take a class as a team, it was excellent ♥️🌼 The chef was super kind to us! The food in general was delicious! I would like to repeat it and I would do so without hesitation! (Original) La comida deliciosa! Vinimos a tomar una clase en equipo, fue excelente ♥️🌼 La chef fue super amable con nosotros! La comida en general estuvo deliciosa! Me gustaría repetirlo y lo haría sin dudarlo!
  • Fabiana Aurrecoechea

    Amazing experience and delicious food
  • Veronica Pereira

    Came for a birthday party and had an amazing time! Chef Matias was attentive, educational and fun! The food was was delicious and I definitely would remake it at home. Would recommend for anyone wanting to celebrate any event in a unique way
  • Carly Rich

    We had an amazing time celebrating my friends Birthday. Chef Matías was wonderful and did a very good job teaching all of us how to cook each dish.
  • Rene Perdigon (ClubMagicoMiami)

    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Discover the joy of healthy eating and cooking at The Real Food Academy in Miami! This exceptional establishment is not just a cooking school but a transformative experience for both kids and adults alike. 🍎🥦🍳 The Real Food Academy goes beyond traditional cooking classes by focusing on nutritious, delicious meals that are easy to prepare at home. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned chef, their expert instructors guide you through every step, ensuring you gain practical skills and culinary confidence. 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 Classes are designed to be interactive and fun, making learning about nutrition and cooking a delightful journey. Kids are especially welcomed and encouraged to explore their creativity in the kitchen, fostering a lifelong appreciation for wholesome foods. 🏆 Awarded for their commitment to quality education and healthy living, The Real Food Academy stands out as a beacon of culinary excellence in Miami. Their dedication to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients ensures every dish not only tastes amazing but also nourishes the body. 🎉 Whether you're attending a family cooking workshop, a team-building corporate event, or simply looking to enhance your own culinary repertoire, The Real Food Academy promises an unforgettable experience. Join the movement towards healthier eating today and embark on a flavorful adventure with The Real Food Academy!
  • Nicole Forman

    2nd time here and plan to come back many more times. Super accommodating to dietary restrictions and fun, clean, engaging environment. Delicious food too and great value! Perfect for date night or girls night. Will be back!
  • Jenny Diaz-Neumann

    Amazing experience. Highly recommended, the chef and the staff are very nice
  • Clark Wycoff

    Wonderful experience. Chef Toni did a great job guiding us through the various parts of the meal, and it was very rewarding to enjoy something we made ourselves from scratch.
  • Allegra Russo

    Truly an incredible experience. My daughter loved it. Thank you for such a fun and educational week. Can’t wait to come back!
  • Nicole Rosales

    Great service by chef toni and Carmen, so great and tasty!!!
  • Samantha Oyon

    I had so much fun! Chef Toni and Assistant Chef Carmen were so amazing and friendly! 10/10 would recommend!
  • Valeria Madrid

    I loved i loved ❤️😍❤️

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Dietary Accommodations

Real Flavor for Everyone

At The Real Food Academy Miami, we take pride in crafting culinary experiences that are not only delectable but also safe for every palate. Our dedicated team understands the significance of dietary accommodations, and we go the extra mile to ensure that every participant can savor our creations without worry.

From gluten-free alternatives to nut-free options, we're well-versed in a wide range of allergies and dietary restrictions. Our kitchen is equipped with the latest tools and techniques to prevent cross-contamination, and our instructors are adept at adapting recipes to suit individual needs.

You can trust that at our academy, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. Join us for a flavorful journey where allergies are never a barrier to delicious dining!

We offer a variety of dietary accommodations, including but not limited to:

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Moreover, we take care of all the details, including clean-up, so parents can relax knowing their little chefs are in safe, nurturing hands. Our classes allow kids to learn and grow in a supportive and fun environment.

Join us at the The Real Food Academy Miami, FL for a kids' cooking class where fun, learning, and healthy eating unite in a delightful culinary experience. Book a class today!

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