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The Real Food Academy
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(786) 395-0355
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(786) 953-8585
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Saturday Cooking Classes in Miami for Kids

The Real Food Academy is dedicated to making your child's cooking class an Unforgettable experience!
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Amazing place, great staff. The children's camp is awesome for teens as well. Kiddo is happy, learning and having fun! Highly recommended!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I was hesitant to send my 13 y/o daughter anywhere due to COVID but temperature checks were taken seriously, social distancing took place, plenty of space & limited # of campers and masks at all times gave me comfort. My daughter had such a great time she is signing up for another week! In the mean time we bought the ingredients to all the healthy, yummy items she made!
Lo novedoso...de cocinar lo que vamos a comer...😋😋 Excelente la atención!
awesome experience for the kids.
Good, wholesome, and constructive time for the kids. The location has ample space and Chef Maria is awesome. My 11 year old daughter has been 3 times and loves it.
The people there was super nice and I like how the chefs would explain everything to the kids, especially when handling sharp objects.
Everything about The Real Food Academy is great. The staff, the place, the cleanliness, the recipes, the cafè…Our 5-year-old loved coming here for their Summer Camp. Between cooking and other activities, days hit the perfect balance of life skills and fun. We will definitely come back!
We had a team event last night! Chef Maria was awesome, and patient. Great time had by all!
Such a great experience!! Girls had a blast!!♥️♥️
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
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 is a great cooking school that I've experienced with my daughter over the past couple of years. Love the new spot!!!
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.
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
We loved this class. Amazing food with wonderful cooking tips. My husband and I can’t wait to do it again
My granddaughter and I had such a delightful evening. The building is amazing and the easy directions to prepare the delicious courses were so much fun. Thank you Veronica for being so great. The food was wonderful and yummy!!
Amazing fun, chef's that care and make eating healthy easy as they change the ingredients, not the dish. If you (or your kids) are looking for something fun to do in the Miami area, then you gotta check out The Real Food Academy!
Amazing....The kids loved it!
What a wonderful place! We had an amazing, educational and fun time cooking with my girlfriend. Chef Dulce is a true delight and inspiration. Chef Maria is so welcoming and professional! We are planning next time to go with our kids. Highly recommend!
A fun place for a group or family. Chef Maria did a great cooking demonstration for our group and we learned to prepare Peruvian food! Then we got to eat delicious, healthy and beautiful food! Can’t wait to book more cooking classes with my family😊
Allow me to express my personal experience. I had the pleasure to take one of their cooking classes together with my spouse. It was a surprise for her birthday. Before I made the reservation I called and I spoke to Maria, she explained and answered all my questions in a very detailed way which left me very pleased and I decided to go and make my reservation.

When we arrived at their location to my surprise they had balloons around her cooking station and we were even greeted by our names.

The ambiance and the way Maria treats you and teaches you is beyond my words. She is so passionate about what she does that just looking at her cooking is something to admire. I’m not trying to be cheese or anything like that.

We took the vegetarian because we were looking for more healthy eating options and let me tell you, I’m the guy who used to eat meat in the morning, lunch and dinner and after I took this class I was introduced to a new world of eating.
Everything we made was plan based and I couldn’t tell a difference from a regular plate to what we made.

The food was delicious!!!!!

We felt so energized after we ate that we kept talking after the class was over for about an hour. Maria gave us so much great info and steps to take to better our eating that after we left that day, we started a new way of eating and we haven’t gone back.

So, to end my history.

Maria and her husband who I had the pleasure to speak with in many occasions are very passionate about what they do and they are making a difference, they are very caring and they take customer satisfaction very seriously.

If you are planning on taking a class, don’t hesitate about it. Do it! You won’t regret it.
Chef María and all of their sweet assistant chefs are a delight to work with! They made all the kids at my son's birthday feel like one in a million..and the adults even learned how to make pasta from scratch! Fun, entertaining and healthy. It doesn't get any better than Chef María and her Real Food Academy.
Chef Maria & Chef Teresita & their staff are very warm & engaging and the kids LOVE how learning about making healthy food choices and cooking. My 2 daughters attended Winter Break Camp and everyday they were excited by the food they made and meeting new friends too in the Camp. Now, my girls know how to make homemade Waffle, Pancakes, Cupcakes from starch. They even made Empanadas and Sushi at Winter Break Camp too. What a very unique experience and one that my girls will remember for a lifetime!
I so enjoyed Pasta making class with Chef Maria, she offers healthy alternative cooking, in simple steps- I can’t wait to try my new skills at home.
Amazing place for a child's birthday party! I highly recommend it, and would do it again :0)
I had an amazing experience. Salud is the best .I’ll keep going for sure
What a fun place! Chef Maria was great and made the experience better. It was Asian food, and being Taiwanese, it was interesting for me. She knew it's wasn't "authentic," and didn't attempt that. It was fusion. Instead, she taught great techniques and flavors that brought a fresh, healthy, and fun twist on classics. As an avid cook, I loved learning from her and seeing some new ways to make favorites. I thought it was a fun way to spend a friend's birthday and enjoy company. With Chef Maria, you learn it's not just the destination, but the path as well! Those who don't like to cook get a taste of being part of a team and making something together. Lovely and a wonderful way to teach children as well. :)
My daughter started cooking camp this past Monday and she loves it. I would love for her to continue taking classes throughout the school year if available.
Attended a wonderful cooking class tonight. Real food can be amazing! Chef Maria makes it fun and easy to learn as well. Can't wait to do this again!
If you like food you are in for a treat, Maria knows how to make you feel love for what you are cooking, we tried the Vegan Cooking class, our expectations were exceeded. Going back soon for the ceviche class.
P.S. ask for Maria's secret sauce, is mind blowing!
Just loved our experience here! It was just all perfect: the atmosphere, the meals preparation, the food and Maria herself! We would love to be back!
My husband and I went on a date night to "The Real Food Academy", it was SUCH AN AMAZING experience, Chef Maria is a great chef and teacher, the food was great and we met great people. I will most DEFINITELY tell my family and friends about Chef Maria.
My husband and I went here and it is absolutely amazing! Chef Maria is so awesome and we loved and enjoyed the food! Best of all, you can bring your own Booze! Highly recommended
My daughter loved it. Need one in broward county. 😀
Love it! My daughter had the best time will definitely be going back
Had a incredibly wonderful time! It was date night with the fiancé and it was one of our best times out. The chefs were wonderful and a lot of fun. We look forward to doing it again! Great time with great people.
An amazing experience! Chef Maria is excellent at what she does. The food is high quality and very nutritious. She is patient. We had so much fun and loved the food. A 10!!!
I had my daughters 6th Birthday party yesterday . I have never seen my daughter so happy as I did yesterday. Chef Arthur and his staff were amazing. They were professional, service was outstanding,,kids just loved him. He was patient and made the kids feel comfortable making the food, from prepping to the final product. Our guest were delighted and had nothing bad to say about the experience. I am so grateful that we choose this venue to celebrate our daughter birthday. I will recommend to anyone that would ask me. Thank you @the real food Academy.
My daughter absolutely loved the class. Definitely going to purchase the culinary package for her to attend additional courses.
What an unforgettable experience. Thank you Chef Maria
We took our daughters to the Ginger bread house decorating class. Both of our girls had a great time. Chef Arthur and Chef Maria were great with the kids and the parents. We've also taken our daughter here for birthday parties and she absolutely loves it. Lots of fun and a great staff.
Our daughter's 10th Birthday Party at Real Food Academy was a huge success. She loved it and had an amazing time with her friends, they learned about cooking and they got to eat their own food. Chef Arthur was amazing with the kids, the program and the time frame was perfect. From 4 year old to 12 year old kids - they all had fun. And for the parents it was fun to watch too.
We hope to try out a team building event / cooking party for adults next.
Thank you Chef Arthur and the entire team for turning our daughter's Birthday party into great memories for a lifetime!
I can highly recommend The Real Food Academy!
We were invited here for a bday party. The staff was super nice and patient with the kids! Great concept!
With every class we get more hooked, love the healthy alternatives and my son is eating more!! And of course healthier ❤️
For the second time, I took cooking classes with the real food academy and both times I absolutely loved it. The first class was to learn the tricks of Chinese cooking which was amazing and yesterday we had a Raw food cooking class and I loved it. It was outstanding. I am an experienced cook but chef Maria was able to impress me with amazing skills, wonderful food and her passion about healthy food. Even though I cook and am a Nutrition coach, I learnt a lot about preparing healthy food, it was a great atmosphere, the place is super clean and cozy, I learnt a lot of skills. It is a great class no matter if a beginner or advanced. They also have great kids cooking classes. I highly recommend their cooking courses
I think this is an awesome way to learn to make healthier options. Chef Maria just has something about her that makes you want to jump in and learn .. the kids getting involved is huge. its something for them to do and also learn good health habits at the same time... I think this is fabulous kudos to Maria and Arthur and staff at the Real food Academy
Good learning
Good teachers
Great fun for kids and want one in Pembroke Pines
Is "Deliciousness" a real word? Because The Real Food Absent was REAL good!
Enjoyed the class! I learned alot and I love the fruit with chocolate #pineapplesandchocalate
My 2 boys had a wonderful time cooking, while mommy sat back and relaxed. We will be coming back very soon.
If your child loves to eat and have fun, we want them enrolled in our Saturday cooking classes in Miami for kids! Every Saturday, your kids will come home with big smiles on their faces and be little bit more knowledgeable about how to distinguish “real food” from “food-like” products. We only use all natural and healthy ingredients in every dish, hence our slogan: "We Don't Change the Dish....We Change the Ingredients!" The menus for our kid-friendly weekend cooking classes are designed to re-introduce your child to some of their favorite meals but with healthy alternatives.

We call this the "secret ingredient method", which helps kids make food breakthroughs that have them saying, "I Tried and I Liked It". Our Saturday cooking classes in Miami for kids have taught us that when youth are involved in the preparation of their own meal, they will try—and actually like—foods they would not have otherwise given a chance.
Some parents wait for their little chefs-in-training at the brand-new café just steps away from our Saturday culinary classes in Miami. Enjoy a healthy bite to eat or a delicious espresso before you see what your child has created this time!

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
Want to learn more about our cooking classes for children in Miami? 
Reach out to us at (786) 395-0355 today!

Know someone who would love to attend? You can send them a gift certificate for a class, or package of classes!

Upcoming Kids Class Schedule

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Who Can Attend?


We offer cooking classes for children ages 4 to 14.

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 $45 ... or you can save BIG when you buy a 10 Class Package for only $300.

That's only $30 per class!​
How Can I Book?
Booking a Saturday cooking class in Miami for kids is easy when using our online booking system.
Get Package Of 10 ClassesBook A Single Class
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.

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This is a awesome place to have breakfast, lunch and dinner they open from 7 am to 10 pm.Excellent services and friendly staff.You feel like you're at home.I eat a Chicken Wrap with Mexican cheese
Rene Perdigon
Rene Perdigon
My daughter Rachel loved camp at the Real Food Academy this summer! Chef Maria was always helpful to me and the staff was great with the kids. She learned a lot and had lots of fun too!. Thank you so much!
Judith Gartner
Judith Gartner
I was hesitant to send my 13 y/o daughter anywhere due to COVID but temperature checks were taken seriously, social distancing took place, plenty of space & limited # of campers and masks at all times gave me comfort. My daughter had such a wonderful... time she is signing up for another week. In the mean time we bought the ingredients to all the healthy, yummy items she made!read more
Julia Santeliz
Julia Santeliz
This really amazing place. My daughter loved it. She learned a lot from it and it was very healthy.Highly recommend!!!
Eva Kovaly
Eva Kovaly
Super nice and impeccable environment. Good quality knives, boards, etc. Chef Giusepe took the time to really start from the beginning and taught us how to properly handle and use the knife to cut the food. He was also very knowledgeable and very nice.... We were very lucky it was just 4 of us because it was like a private cooking class. I will come back again ad bring my friends.Thank you for a great class!Maritzaread more
Maritza Martinez
Maritza Martinez
The Real Food Academy Cafe is a fantastic hidden gem for lunch. Food is terrific; healthy; pure and full of flavor. And you can tell that the owners and service staff take great pride in what they do. My friend and I shared two dishes: sweet... potato noodle pad thai and an impossible burger. Both were delicious and the kind of memorable experience that will keep us coming back for more.read more
Fran Rosenthal
Fran Rosenthal
My daughter took the class for the first time and she loved it! She signed up for the next two weeks. The atmosphere is modern and comfortable. Everything is so clean. She learned about cooking and how to make healthy choices. She made the family... breakfast the next day with minimal assistance from me. They really love what they do and they ensure everything flows smoothly and that the kids are happy.read more
Rita Kazieva
Rita Kazieva
My daughter and I had an amazing experience at the mommy and me event.
Caring About Tomorrow
Caring About Tomorrow
We hosted a bridal shower for a friend here and had an amazing experience from start to finish. The booking process was very easy. Chef Veronica was a pleasure to work with and we had an amazing time!
Erin Traum
Erin Traum
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
Frequently Asked Questions
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The global pandemic has affected businesses across the board, and we are no exception. We've detailed the special changes and requirements for both the Adult and Kid events and parties. Click the links to read more about each.
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 the cafe and enjoy a delicious breakfast, coffee or even a mimosa!   However, you are more than welcome to come into the room to take pictures and video.  Please note, taking video does not mean video that goes for more than one minute. The reason we insist on this rule is that your child needs to focus on the instructor.  Parents can be very distracting to their children and this is not safe in many cases.
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.  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.

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A SAUCY TIME

★★★★★
I love the Real Food Academy! In my last class we made our very own pizzas and I loved the sauce made from scratch. I also loved the vegan salad dressing which was delicious & important for me to learn bc my parents are vegan. Thank you RFA! I love you! @sofiatheprincesschef
- Sofía Sanchez

Great Experience!!!!

★★★★★
My son enjoy every class in this Academy, We have been attending for more than a year at The Real Food Academy and he love all classes . The staff is wonderful and my son have learned every cooking detail. We can recommend this school to everyone that want to learn healthy recipes .
- Daniel Montenegro

Amazing!

★★★★★
My daughter enjoyed the class a lot! She wants to go back every Saturday.
- Carolina Henao

Love it

★★★★★
My kids (12 and 8 years) have taken Saturday classes at the Real Food Academy for the past 3 years and have also attended Summer Camps. They love how different each class is, that they try out different cuisines and learn new techniques!
- Nina Lewerenz

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We built a custom reservation system, which you can access by clicking either of the buttons to the right. 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 now. 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.
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570 NE 81st Street
Miami, FL 33138
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