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Cooking Parties

The Real Food Academy turns ordinary parties into extraordinary cooking celebrations. We offer cooking birthday parties for kids, teens, and adults, creating a fun and educational atmosphere. These parties promote creativity, cultural exploration, and a passion for healthy food. Corporate cooking parties enhance team bonding, while group and family parties provide unforgettable experiences.

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The Real Food Academy

Cooking Birthday Parties

Step into the culinary wonderland of The Real Food Academy, where we specialize in turning ordinary parties into extraordinary cooking celebrations. With a focus on using real, wholesome, healthy ingredients, we empower people to make informed choices and embrace the benefits of eating real food rather than processed food. Whether it's a cooking birthday party for kids, a fun-filled gathering for teens, an elegant soirée for adults, or a collaborative corporate event, our cooking classes provide the perfect blend of food, entertainment, and lessons in healthy, nutritious eating.

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 one of our cooking birthday parties 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, real ingredients in her recipes, ensuring that your body enjoys the meal just as much as your taste buds!

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570-A NE 81st St
Miami, FL 33138
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Kid & Teen Parties

Our parties also offer a unique opportunity for kids and teens to learn about different cultures through cuisine. Each cooking session is a gateway to exploring global flavors, from the aromatic spices of Indian dishes to the classic techniques of Italian cuisine. This cultural journey not only enriches their culinary knowledge but also broadens their understanding and appreciation of the world's diverse food traditions.

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Adult Parties

For adults, our cooking parties are a fantastic way to celebrate milestones or enjoy a night out with friends. Our classes are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or casual get-togethers. The Real Food Academy offers an inviting atmosphere where adults can unwind, have fun, and learn to cook delicious meals. Our wide range of cuisines ensures there is something for every palate.

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Corporate Parties

Enhance team bonding with our corporate cooking parties. These events are a unique way to build camaraderie and strengthen workplace relationships. From holiday parties to team-building activities, our kitchen becomes a space where colleagues can collaborate, communicate, and cook together, turning a corporate event into a memorable culinary adventure.

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Rave Reviews for The Real Food Academy

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  • Erica Wandzel

    This was an excellent team-building event. Our team from around the world had a great time learning about the food that we were making while overall spending time together. The staff was fantastic, and the facility was first-class. Thank you.
  • Olga Meador

    Awesome experience- wonderful service!!
  • Sidney Henderson

    Very good class
  • Dan Stein

    Amazing experience for friends or coworkers, great team (Pablo and Tony), and food was amazing! 100% recommend!
  • Jennifer Swanton

    Excellent class! I took my daughter today to the sushi class for kids and she loved it! She wants to go back next week!
  • martin gallardo

    Great place. Very clean, good music, food awesome. Chef Maria is a master. Great for family too.
  • alex guzman

    This was a great experience. It was my first time cooking and it was very easy. The chef was very welcoming and gave clear instructions. I highly recommend coming to the Real Food Academy.
  • Paula Chacon

    Great location, the dinamic is fun, the food is easy and delicious, great experience
  • Isabel Guia

    The experience was amazing! Thank you Chef Maria!
  • Yesenia Gasco

    Absolutely amazing class with Chef Maria! Highly recommend. Food and ambience were great!
  • Scott Grondin

    Fun night and great food! Highly recommend.
  • Tammi Calarco

    Fabulous place for networking events. The chef did a great job in teaching our group about the food we were preparing and in directing us on how to prepare and cook. We made beef empanadas, shrimp ceviche, and beef lomo saltado. Helpful techniques. Fresh ingredients. Healthy cooking. I can't wait to go again. I highly recommend this place.
  • Rahysa Vargas

    The experience was amazing highly recommend our Argentinian chef was amazing an instructor staff was wonderful we were a huge private group and we all loved it would come back again and recommend for networking event, birthday or for a date night.
  • Vivian Urquijo

    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.
  • sfuji15 (bam)

    Amazing experience and a fun time! Maria was great and explained everything so well and made sure everyone was on the right page. Would definitely recommend and will for sure be coming back!
  • Jodi Lewis

    Had such a great time at the pasta making class!
  • Carlos20

    The people in at this restaurant and academy are some of the kindest people I have had the joy of meeting in my life, they will treat you like family and chef Maria will cook you an spectacular meal like you can't imagine. 10 out 10 recommend this place. Love their food like you got no idea.
  • Yvan Luzardo

    Excellent experience very good food Amazing service Staff is A++++++ Def will be back !
  • rswingle

    Great group/team-building event.
  • Alpesh Patel

    Experience was great with Chef Toni! Very polite, great food and atmosphere! Food was tasty and flavorful!

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Baked Apple Cinnamon Empanadas

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Avocado Fries

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Baked Fries

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Parties 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.

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

Corkage Fees

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

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

We love it when our customers decorate our place. That said, you have no idea how difficult it is to clean these types of things up. As far as noisemakers go......you will be glad you left them at home as well. So please do not bring any of those things.

NO

Yes, for an extra charge we provide a variety of both savory and sweet food platters for the adults. To see your options, select a party package above, and the party platters available for adults are shown on the right side. You are welcome to provide the adults food yourself if you prefer.

There is no maximum number of kids. Our new space is huge!

Yes, we have lots of room. In fact, we offer additional services to make your stay at the party as much fun for you, as it is for the kids. Order from our Adult Party platters, bring wine, beer or other beverages (no hard alcohol please) and have a party within a party.

Bring some of your friends, other parents or family and enjoy A Party Within A Party! ™

Yes, as long as they are accompanied by their parent who will provide their undivided attention to that child.

Yes, but for Executive and Top Chef parties only.

If a piñata is important to you and you have ordered a Budding Chef party, you can add $100 for the extra time and we will gladly welcome your piñata.

No. In our experience, most times the cake plates, napkins etc. will be part of a theme. We, along with the parents have found it better to leave this to the parents.

However we are more than happy to help in a pinch.

Yes!

Yes.

You will receive a series of emails from The Real Food Academy after you make the deposit. One of the emails will be regarding the Final Head Count. That form needs to be returned to us no later than 1 day before the party.

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.

No, we will provide them for you and your guests. Please let us know the type of glasses you need.

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)

Our cooking parties cost $800 for the first 10 participants and $80 per person after that.

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Parties Worth Remembering

Plan an event you’ll cherish for years to come

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Cooking Class Birthday Party

Kids & Teen Parties

For a birthday bash that stands out, our cooking birthday party is the perfect choice. More than just a typical party, these culinary celebrations turn cooking into a festive, fun-filled experience. Here, children and teenagers are not just guests but budding chefs who engage in the joyous art of cooking. Each party package is crafted to captivate their imagination, encourage creativity, and foster a passion for healthy, delicious food. It’s an interactive, hands-on experience where they learn, laugh, and create, turning every birthday into a cherished memory and igniting a lifelong enthusiasm for nutritious and enjoyable eating.

It's a celebration going beyond the kitchen, offering young minds a taste of the world.

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Unveiling the Real Culinary Philosophy

At our cooking school in Miami, Florida, we abide by a simple yet transformative mantra:

“We don’t change the dish, we change the ingredients!”

If a cooking school and functional medicine had a baby - it would be The Real Food Academy. This philosophy empowers our aspiring chefs, both young and adult, to cook what they love while incorporating healthy, all-natural substitutes. The result? Meals that are not only better for them but also taste better, creating a harmonious blend of health and flavor.

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Booking Made Easy

What’s Included

Our parties are all-inclusive—from professional aprons and chef hats for every participant to all the necessary ingredients and cooking equipment. Plus, we take care of the cleanup so that you can focus on the fun. For adults attending kids’ parties, we offer delicious sweet and savory platters to enjoy while the little ones cook.

Booking your cooking party is simple with our online system. Choose your package, provide party details, and select your date and time. We invite you to be as involved in the planning process as you like. Decorate the space, bring a cake, or even hang a pinata—at The Real Food Academy, we ensure your party is exactly how you envision it.

Join us for a memorable culinary event at The Real Food Academy! Book your cooking class birthday party today!

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All Class Menus Are

Paired Perfectly

Don't stop on the way to the class to pick up wine, we take the time to pair each menu with the perfect wine that complements the flavors. Don't hassle with B.Y.O.B. The Real Food Academy has you covered.

Dietary Accommodations

Real Flavor for Everyone

At The Real Food Academy, 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:

Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Nut Free
Nut Free
Soy Free
Soy Free
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Vegan
Vegan

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The Real Food Academy is Now Enrolling Summer Camps!

With a limited capacity of 40 participants per day, spots fill up quickly! Don't miss your chance to secure your desired dates for this incredible cooking camp experience. Register now to ensure your child's place at The Real Food Academy, FL's Cooking with Kids Summer Camp!

Book Now