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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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We have the greatest group of customers on the planet.

Here's just a sampling of what they've all had to say about our classes, parties and events for both kids and adults.

Reviews Left On Our Website

last week of cooking summer camp

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter loved the camp and she really learned a lot. She especially loved learning how to make ravioli. She did mention that some groups had better experiences than others, depending on the confidence level and experience of each "table chef". That was an interesting comment. Also, you used to provide a cookbook for the children at the end of the week - - what happened? We really wanted to recreate some of the yummy things she made, especially the polvorones (Mexican wedding cookies) and the ravioli, of course! Over all, thanks so much for providing a GREAT program for busy parents.

Wonderful Camp!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My children, ages 9 and almost 5, really enjoyed the summer camp. The older kids are given the opportunity to meal plan and cook for a "competition" with teammates, and the younger kids are given plenty of assistance to cook. Both of my kids said the food was delicious! We will definitely be back next summer.

It was the best time ever!

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was the best time ever. I will have them come again in the fall.

Awesome

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our kids had an amazing time. Went home raving about how much fun they had

The girls had an amazing time

★★★★★
5 5 1
The girls enjoyed very much the Italian Bruch class, Clean environment, healthy food and great staff!!

My 4 year old loved it!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My son enjoys making pancakes with my husband on the weekends, but this was a special treat for him. As soon as the class was over he pulled me in tight and said, “Mom, thanks for bringing me to this class. Can we come again?” He proceeded to tell the family over dinner that he learned to crack an egg on his own and chop vegetables. Teaching kids to be comfortable and safe in the kitchen with the new skills they learned are valuable life lessons. We will be back in the near future for more cooking classes.

Great camp experience

★★★★★
5 5 1
My son had a great time at the camp. He learned a lot and really enjoyed himself.

Awesome experience!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The kids had a blast. Thank you again!

Awesome

★★★★★
5 5 1
My 11 year old son has learn so much that he prepared his father’s birthday dinner. It was delicious.

Kids birthday party

★★★★★
5 5 1
Olivia and her friends had an amazing time at her birthday party at the Real Food Academy. The staff was so helpful and made sure all the kids were enjoying themselves. The Real Food Academy was very professional, always having the next activity ready to go so no kids were waiting around. The music and balloons made it a fun and inviting environment. The food for the adults was delicious as well! We would have another party here in a heartbeat! Great job!

Amazing Party Venue

★★★★★
5 5 1
Chef Maria and Arthur were fantastic. They were oriented to detail, easy to work with, and made sure everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the experience. My daughter and her friends had fun cooking in an interactive environment. The display of food was beautiful and tasty. Thank you for everything.

Amazing camp

★★★★★
5 5 1
This is the best camp my daughter has ever been to. She loves to tell me about the day she has had which as most parents know does not happen often! Thank you for such and amazing program and experience for her!

Awesome Camp

★★★★★
5 5 1
My two boys, Fabian and Adrian, had a great time and the Real Food Academy summer camp. They really enjoyed arriving to make their own breakfast each morning. They also looked forward to the daily recipes they would be making for lunch. Their favorite day was the day they made cupcakes!

PZZA MAKING

★★★★★
5 5 1
WONDERFUL! THE STUDENTS HAD A GREAT TIME AND LEARNED A LOT. THANKYOU!

Awesome! Will definitely book again.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The Chef was very professional and great with the kids. The kids loved it and are asking to cook again. See you all next year!

Great Experience

★★★★★
5 5 1
Both of my girls loved it!! They both keep asking me that they would like to go again.

Amazing

★★★★★
5 5 1
This is out camp's third year booking with The Real Food Academy and it'd never a disappointment. Chef Arthur is simply amazing. The students were engaged the entire time as they learned about food and nutrition as they prepared their lunch.

Amazing camp. Love it !!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I really loved the camp and so did my daughter. My only concern is the amount of sugar and carbs (white flour) they are getting. Anyways, i will highly recommend the camp and will probably enroll my daughter in some afterschool activities. Love all the healthy options and how much they are learning.

She made great friends. A win win!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter had the best time during camp. She’d come home inspired to try new foods and to experiment with new recipes. She made great friends. A win win!

Amazing Summer Camp

★★★★★
5 5 1
Rave reviews from my son EVERY day. He said it was the best camp he’s been to and it was really fun. It makes us parents feel so happy and content they are having fun, learning and enjoying their day!

Great experience for all ages!

★★★★★
5 5 1
All of our campers ages 5-13 were able to enjoy this in-house field trip. Will definitely book again. Thank you.

We love your camp!!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My son loves cooking camp ! He has been cooking at home lately ! Pancakes and omelette! Making us salads ! Thank you for teaching him to live healthy food !

Amazing!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The kids really enjoyed making their own pizzas and eating their chocolate covered fruits. Will most definitely be making this a yearly thing for our summer camp. The staff was awesome and organized. The kids had a great time. Thank you from the City of Sweetwater.

Great camp!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My son usually has a hard time waking up in the morning, but we were driving down from plantation and he was getting up on time and excited to go to camp. I definetly recommend this school abs have nothing but great things to say about the staff.

the greatest in-house field trip our campers experienced.

★★★★★
5 5 1
The Real Food Academy is by far one of the greatest in-house field trip our campers experienced. Chef Arthur was patient, knowledgeable, and FUN. Also, the food was DELICIOUS! Can't wait for the Real Food Academy to return next year! ;)

Unique

★★★★★
5 5 1
Lyric, my soon to be 10 year old, loved the experience and her initial week at camp. We’re hoping to have Lyric back for another week.

Best Kids Camp!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My 11 yr old son had the best time! He can't wait to come back. I am going to take the adult classes now too!

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★★★★☆
4 5 1
Layla loved the Real Food Academy summer camp. She learned to cook and try new things.

My students had a blast!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you so much to Real Food Academy for coming by today and teaching us all about real food and how to eat properly. Chef Arthur did an awesome job leading the event. They were all excited and engaged through out the activity. We can't wait to have you again at our site!!

Very well organized and planned!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you so much to Real Food Academy for coming by today and teaching us all about real food and how to eat properly. Chef Arthur did an awesome job leading the event. They were all excited and engaged through out the activity. We can't wait to have you again at our site!!

Fantastic

★★★★★
5 5 1
My 12 yr old daughter and 9 yr old son had an amazing time. They truly enjoyed the experience, learned so much and appreciated all the great staff/chefs. Some of the most favorite things they did include making jam, pasta, egg basket and the empanadas. Thank you for a wonderful week. My children decided to go back this summer for more culinary fun!

Kitchen Confidence!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My two girls have been going to the Real Food Camp for many years. It's their favorite camp because it keeps them both very engaged throughout the day. The activities and skills are age-appropriate so it's never boring to continue to come back each year. They discover new foods and meet friends. The owners and chefs are great with the kids and the program is well organized.

Amazing Summer Experience!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Skye and Summer had an amazing experience as always at camp. They really enjoy learning how to make delicious food with simple and healthy ingredients. I highly recommend The Real Food Academy!

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Reviews Left Around the Web

Live Google Reviews

Francesca Walker
Francesca Walker
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!
C D
C D
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!”
Francine Delarosa
Francine Delarosa
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!
susy f
susy f
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!!!!
Wayne
Wayne
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!
Alex Lam
Alex Lam
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.
Whitney Dunton
Whitney Dunton
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.
Pea Lawson
Pea Lawson
This cafe is a real gem, the food is incredible and because of The Real Food Academy philosophy of changing out the ingredients for healthier options, you can indulge in your favorite dishes without feeling any guilt afterwards! Win winnnnnn! Everything is carefully prepared and presented beautifully and you get a really good sense that the chefs take extraordinary pride in every aspect of getting your food to the table. It's a superb place for vegetarians/vegans/plant based people to eat because the meals are mostly 'meat optional', which I especially love. But - that said, there is definitely something for everyone - the beef is grass-fed and sourced responsibly and the empanadas are to die for. And the portions are generous. I recommend it very highly to all my friends, and all you here reading this review - i'm certain you will want to come back!Congratulations Chef Maria for bringing your cafe vision to life so perfectly!
Enneiviv Ognara
Enneiviv Ognara
Chef Maria has got all the flavor. Stop in an order an empanada and a poke bowl. The avocado toast was so incredible and we just could not get enough of her bright and youthful energy. What a lighthouse this place was for my friends and I. We were in town for Basel and really craving some real plant based food and this spot was a homerun. Amazing prices, amazing vibe, amazing architecture. So much love and the best quality for your dollars.
gee
gee
We had our company holiday party at Real Food Academy, everything was top notched. Chef Maria and her team did an exceptional job of keeping all of us engaged. Our group said that this was the best holiday party that they have experienced. They were all so surprised because it was indeed different from our usual dinners and boat rides. Thank you so much for showing us that we can be temporary "chefs", have fun and enjoy our food.
Meligala22
Meligala22
I booked today’s class for the first time for my 11 year old daughter, at first she was reluctant to go but by the end of the class she did not want to leave. She had an amazing time! They made stuffed pasta shells, Caesar salad and ginger bread cookies. The owners are amazing super attentive, hospitable and genuine. It is not easy to find a place where you can come together with people you don’t even know and connect so naturally. Chef Maria and Arthur share a passion for the kitchen and bringing people together. While the kids are cooking, parents are able to watch from the loft and can take pictures. You can also enjoy their cafe (which by the way serves AMAZING FOOD) and meet people who are there for the same reason. It’s an organized environment which makes it possible for the kids to engage and be receptive to the cooking instructions. We will definitely be back!!!!! Thank you Maria and Arthur!
Sakinah Bramble-Hakim
Sakinah Bramble-Hakim
Thank you for the incredible experience Maria! The food ambiance coffee everything was made with such loving energy. Me and my girls loved the coconut soup, Avacado toast and poke bowl. We are so greatful for how you took care of us + the music is poppin!
Papatson Suphavai
Papatson Suphavai
The most incredible food spot that you can taste and feel the love everywhere. Top notch service, and excellent ingredients for all to-die-for food. Me & my girls had the best time ever during our Basel trip.

Live Facebook Reviews

The children had a great time making their meals and the adults has a good time watching them. Was a fun experience.
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!!♥️♥️
Tonight I went for a pasta class with my girlfriend and it was our first experience attending a cooking class. Our experience was beyond our expectations...Chef Maria tough us how to make a Salad Tortellini with Ricota filling. Everything from the pasta to the dressing were all done from scratch. Main course was Tagliatelle pasta with Mushrooms. A simple pasta dish but it was delicious 😋. I highly recommend for the foodies that live to eat to try an experience with Chef Maria. Always can learn something new and useful that can make the dishes above the beyond. 👍👍 two thumbs up
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. 🤗

Live Yelp Reviews

Andre S.
Andre S.
09:06 12 May 19
What an amazing experience! I will never buy pasta in a box again. The chef instructor was great! She took her time and explained the full process to us. It...
Luisana D.
Luisana D.
13:04 30 Apr 19
Are you looking for a weekday breakfast and lunch spot that doesn't break the bank and is higher on the nutritional chart than any fast food chain 5 min...
Susan F.
Susan F.
14:46 14 Apr 19
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...
C G.
C G.
08:14 21 Mar 19
I cant say enough good things about this place. Food is unbelievably amazing and organic. Great vegan options everything tastes delicious. They also teach...
Natalie P.
Natalie P.
20:33 07 Mar 19
The vegan cooking class we took today was amazing! We had carrot tartar, mushroom pate, grilled mushroom polenta with eggplant and chocolate cake! Wish I...
Mytzy S.
Mytzy S.
10:13 09 Nov 18
Omg love this new place. I ordered the Buddha bowl with chicken. Amazing!!! And was under $15.00.
Alicia B.
Alicia B.
16:57 25 Oct 18
I am LOVIN' the food, people AND ambience!!!I remember when you were in Miami Shores. This NEW location is TOTALLY YOU!!!Go Maria
The Real Food Academy
570 NE 81st Street
Miami, FL 33138
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