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

At the Real Food Academy, we hold Miami team building activities for groups and corporate gatherings that want to enjoy a fresh, fun, and interactive alternative to traditional corporate events. Now more than ever, companies are looking for team-building events that help teams build morale, work together towards common goals and incorporate tools and strategies they can continue to use in the workplace.

Our team strives to meet the needs of your company by establishing a safe and conducive environment where your employees can come together, work on their communication skills, and maybe even learn a thing or two about food!

Our talented team will work alongside you to design a Miami corporate event cooking class that addresses your company’s particular needs. Just tell us how many people are in your party, choose between our Latin, Asian, and Italian menus, and we’ll take care of the rest.

From the very start of the class, it will be clear just how many connections there are between cooking and the corporate world. Like building a strong business, making a good meal requires many different pairs of hands communicating and working together towards the same delicious end.

Everything that takes place during our Miami team building activities is a collaborative effort, so communication is crucial if you want to taste success.

Team Building

We offer a unique hands-on experience

Just a few things our team building cooking parties help promote:

  • Improved morale
  • Better team relationships
  • Lower turnover
  • Work-Life Balance

Almost any company event can become a team building event. Here are a few opportunities to build a better team. Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Promotion celebrations... you name it, a Cooking Party is a great way to build a better team.

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A delicious menu to spice up your special day!

You will choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree & Side Dishes, and Desserts.


Mojito Tropical Salad

Mojito Tropical Salad

Chunks of mango, papaya, avocado, jicama and red onions served with a Mint vinaigrette.

Romain Lettuce Boats

Romaine Lettuce Boats

Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, queso fresco and croutons served on a Romaine lettuce leaf topped with a homemade dressing.


Caribbean Ceviche

Caribbean Ceviche

Fish and shrimp marinated in lime juice served with avocado served with organic tortilla chips

Seafood Causa

Seafood Causa with Huancaina Sauce

Potato mashed filled with crab, shrimp and avocado smothered in a Peruvian yellow chilis cheese sauce.

Entree & Side Dishes

Seafood Paella

Seafood and Vegetable Paella

Spanish traditional saffron rice cooked seafood and mixed veggies. Served with lemon wedges (Vegetarian option available)

Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado

Stir fried tenderloin, red onions, tomatoes, soy sauce, cilantro, thick cut fried potato wedges. Served with cilantro rice.




Vanilla custard, caramelized crust served with sauce of the day

Pineapple Cake

Pineapple Rum Cake & Ice Cream

Upside down rum pineapple cake served with your choice of ice cream


Endearing flavors from the Far East.

You will choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree & Side Dishes, and Desserts.


Spicy Salad

Spicy Smooth Salad

Refreshing surimi and spicy mayo salad served with fresh avocado.

Glass Noodles

Asian Glass Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Vermicelli noodles, carrots, cucumber, bean sprouts, jalapenos with Thai basil and lime dressing topped with Jumbo Shrimp.

Beef Salad

Vietnamese Beef Salad

Baby lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and cucumber salad with a light lime dressing


Temaki Rolls

Temaki Hand Rolls

Choice of one (upgrade to two $10 per person)

  • Veggie Roll; quinoa, cucumber, carrot, cilantro, spicy mayo.
  • Salmon Vermicelli; light vermicelli noodle mix with salmon.
  • Black Rice & Spicy Tuna; not your typical Temaki Hand Roll
  • Tropical Mango Surimi; imitation crab meat and mango

Pan Fried Dumplings

Dumplings served with Ponzu Sauce, your choice; Turkey or Veggie


Californa Rolls

Sushi Galore

California roll, spicy tuna roll and salmon avocado roll

Orange Chicken

Orange Peel Chicken with Vegetable Fried Rice

Spicy and savory chicken in an orange sauce served over a bed of vegetable fried rice.


Banana Flambe

Banana Flambe

On fire saute bananas with orange liqueur served with ice cream

Flourless Brownies

Flourless Brownies

Our own secret recipe with Black Beans


A succulent taste of Italy!

You will choose one from each of Salad, Appetizer, Entree & Side Dishes, and Desserts.


Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Roma tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil drizzle with Balsamic Reduction

Traditional Caesar Salad

Traditional Caesar Salad

Homemade dressing and croutons served with Romaine lettuce and Parmesan cheese



Make Your Own Pizza

Turkey pepperoni or Veggie (arugula, onions and mushrooms)


Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Served with light marinara sauce, parmesan cheese and fresh bay leaves.



Ricotta Cheese Ravioli

Make your own cheese raviolis and choose between classic white sauce or pesto. Served with your choice of chicken or salmon.

Spinach Fettuccine

Spinach Fettuccine with Trapanses Pesto

Freshly made Fettuccine pasta with Sicilian Pesto sauce made of basil, mint, arugula, cherry tomatoes topped with almonds and pistachios. Served with your choice of chicken or salmon.


Lava Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

An eruption of luscious chocolate! Individual cakes filled with chocolate and served hot right out of the oven!

Pana Cota Pudding

Pana Cota Pudding

Vanilla Pudding with a delicate almond flavor garnished with Pistachios

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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.

Best of all, leave the cleaning to us​

Where's The Party?

Business and Team Building 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 these days, our customers tell us 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: An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 15 people or more. 

What Are Customers Saying About Their Experience?

We've Been Blessed To Hear From So Many...

The Real Food Academy is unlike any other team building company out there in the way we approach cooking parties: We won't change the dish, we change the ingredients!

Plus, we make it fun to prepare and cook delicious, healthy food.

To the right is a testimony from customers who had a fantastic time at one of our recent cooking events.

Just below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the team-building and business cooking parties. And below right, are more happy customers that took the time to let us know what a great time they had. ​

Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Team Building 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.
The price of our cooking parties in $700 for the first 10 participants, and $70 per person thereafter.

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Reviews by Customers

About Our Team Building Cooking Parties


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!


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.
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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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Remember, the Real Food Academy is unlike any other team building company out there in the way we approach cooking parties: We won't change the dish, we change the ingredients!

Almost any company event can become a team building event! Here are a few opportunities to build a better team. Christmas Parties, Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Promotion celebrations... you name it, a Cooking Party is a great way to build a better team. For more information about our Miami corporate event cooking classes, or to begin planning your event with our team, give us a call at (786) 395-0355.

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