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

The Real Food Academy is dedicated to making your child's cooking class an Unforgettable One!

If your child loves to eat and have fun, you want them enrolled in our Saturday cooking classes. More important than having fun, your child will begin to learn the difference between “real food” and “food like” products. We use all natural and healthy ingredients in every dish hence our slogan "We Don't Change the Dish....We Change the Ingredients!" Our menus are designed to re-introduce your child to some of their favorite meals but with healthy alternatives.

Using our “secret ingredient method” we have coined the phrase “I Tried and I Liked It”. We found that when kids are involved in the preparation of their own meal, they will try...and like foods they would not have otherwise given a chance.​

Some parents choose to wait for their kids in our comfortable, Wi-Fi ready chill out room. There, you can watch your little ones through our glass window. Wait until you see how proud they are to have you sample their delicious creations!​

Here are just some of our most popular themes!​

» Real Food, Real Fun 101

» Real Food, Real Fun 102​

» Rainbow Foods​

» Iron Chef

» Super Chefs

» The Food Network TV Shows

(30 Minute Meals, Food Detective, Cupcake Wars, Everyday Italian, How to Boil Water, The Worse Chef in America)

» Around The World In A Healthy Way

» Little Chefs

» Summer Delights

Who Can Attend?

We offer cooking classes for children ages 4 to 13.

Regardless of their age, they'll have fun, try new stuff and learn about "real" foods!​

Best of all, leave the cleaning to us​

When & Where Is It?

Kids Cooking classes are held:

  • Saturday 9:45am to 11:30am

At the Real Food Academy kitchen:

570 NE 81st Street

Miami, FL 33138

What's The Price?

Single Classes cost $35 ... or you can save BIG when you buy a 10 Class Package for only $250.

That's only $25 per class!​

How Can I Book?

Booking a cooking class is easy using our online booking system.

Please Note: We've been doing this a while. As a result, we've answered almost every question you might have. Spend about 5 minutes reviewing the FAQ, and we promise, you'll understand our process, what to expect, what's next, and how to get started. Thanks for taking the time.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Saturday Kids Classes

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We are located at 570 NE 81st Street, Miami, FL 33138 (map)
All the recipes prepared at The Real Food Academy are easily accessible from our website at https://therealfoodacademy.com/our-recipes/ 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 name…no problem. Just type in the main ingredient and you will quickly receive a list of all the recipes that include that main ingredient. 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.

So step #1 is purchase credits

Step #2 is 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 what we call the chill out room.  This room is connected to to the room where your child is, but is separated by glass.  However, you are more than welcome to come into the room to take pictures. In fact we encourage it!
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.  Sorry..no walk-ins.
We are surrounded by lots of free parking.  

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Customers Praise

About Saturday Kids Classes

Great way to get used vegetables

5 5 1
It was amazing. My daughters are super picky and they ate cauliflower pizza.


5 5 1
My girls enjoy the classes, the staf are 5 stars.

We love the class

5 5 1
Excellent class


5 5 1
I took 4 classes with Maria, a wonderful chef and host. She teaches how to cook healthy food in a relaxed and friendly environment and makes the classes a fun experience. I cooked for a small group on Mother's day, avocado and veggie wraps and pistachio-crusted salmon, which was a big success! I highly recommend the course to anyone interested in cooking healthy food!

Healthy Super Bowl pick!

5 5 1
My two daughters loved the class! My older daughter even created the Cauliflower hot "wings" at home for our Super Bowl celebration and is asking when she can go back to your class again!

Awesome Class!

5 5 1
My son loves cooking and now even more after trying this class! My other son loved it so much that he is going to start next Saturday as well. It's awesome because of the small class setting. It allows our kids to learn and love the art of cooking! Thanks Chef Maria! Kirsys

"Now, he's excited to try new foods"

5 5 1
I can't say enough good about the real food academy and it's chefs, we have learned a lot and taken the information home with us for better eating. My son who is 11, was such a picky eater I would cry!! Now, he is excited to try (at least) new foods, and I'm happy to report he's liked eveything thus far! :) Thank you!! The Sirotzkys'

"Excelente experiencia"

5 5 1
Excelente experiencia, mi hija Elena Angulo es Venezolana y aunque no maneja mucho el idioma para ella fue una experiencia super increíble le encantó, ella siempre ha tenido inclinación hacia la cocina desde muy pequeña a pesar de tener 8 añicos. Muchas gracias. Saludos!!

"My daughter had a great time!"

5 5 1
My daughter had a great time!! She tried foods she would never eat with me!! Thank you!!

"Great Class!!!"

5 5 1
Wow !! My daughter actually loved spinach pasta!!!! I couldn't believe it !!!! Great class!!!

Wonderful Experience

5 5 1
My daughter had a wonderful experience! She throughly enjoyed her time in the class. The whole staff was so friendly, informative and attentive. My daughter can't wait to come back for her next class. Thank you for a great culinary experience.

"we want to come everyday!"

5 5 1
Once again Hailee and Laylah had the best time on Saturday. To quote my nieces, "we want to come everyday!" It's a new experience every time they attend The Real Food Acadamy. Thank you so much ! Rory Gershon on behalf of the Woods sisters

Absolutely phenomenal experience

5 5 1
Absolutely phenomenal experience. My son Austin thoroughly enjoyed every step of the cooking class and loved Chef Maria!!

She cannot wait until the next time

5 5 1
This was the first time my daughter took the cooking class and she loved it. She is a very picky eater and I was so happy she tried what she made. She cannot wait until the next time we go. I would truly recommend this place to others. My daughter really enjoyed the chef she worked with and everyone was so nice.

Food was delicious

5 5 1
Great class, and the food was delicious. It may be a good idea to make it clear if a beginners or advanced class and offer both. Thank you

Click One Of The Buttons To Start Booking A Class!

We built a custom reservation system, which you can access by clicking either of the buttons below. Next, you will choose the Saturday you want to attend. Complete the forms and check out to complete your booking process. Feel free to contact us by phone at (786) 395-0355 or by email here if you encounter any issue during your booking.

Please Note: We've been doing this a while. As a result, we've answered almost every question you might have. Spend about 5 minutes reviewing the FAQ, and we promise, you'll understand our process, what to expect, what's next, and how to get started. Thanks for taking the time.