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The Real Food Academy
Academy Phone
(786) 395-0355
Cafe Phone
(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

Lucas's 3th birthday Unforgettable birthday party

★★★★★
5 5 1
Unforgettable birthday party celebrating our son's 3th yo. everything was great , had a lot of fun as a family activity. We really loved the place and everything. thanks a lot Chefs Arthur and Maria Cummis

The Best Experience!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I am so glad that I was able to come across this wonderful place. Cannot mention one single thing I didn’t like about this experience. Planning a small party or big, a truly professional team ensures that everything is going smoothly and kids having a wonderful time. Special thanks to Chef Arthur and Chef Maria, your efforts are priceless!

Best Party Ever

★★★★★
5 5 1
I celebrated my 10 yo daughter with 17 of her friends. The girls had a wonderful time, they ejoyed every minute of the party and after that day I got compliments from the girl’s moms for how original the party was and that they had a lot of fun.

Best Birthday!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter loved her bday party with real food cooking and the direction of Chef Arthur. It was amazing! Girls had a great time! Cant wait to be back for adult classes!

Awesome experience

★★★★★
5 5 1
Arthur was great! He was patient and very professional. The staff was very informative and helpful. Very flexible and punctual timing. Loved every minute of his service. The playlist was great and my kids were literally dancing out of their seat. It’s hard to keep middle school student engaged and Arthur did exactly that. Thank you so much. I can’t wait till your next visit!

Best Birthday Venue

★★★★★
5 5 1
Celebrating our son’s 5th birthday at The Real Food Academy was one of the most memorable celebrations for both him, us and the family + friends who joined. The space is beautiful and Chef Art is the nicest! The entire staff made us feel at home. Too birthday spot for all ages.

We Had such a great time

★★★★★
5 5 1
We Had such a great time cooking along side Chef Maria and her team. What an amazing experience, I will go again

Beautiful intimate cooking experience

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you Chef Maria and Chef Giuseppe for helping me plan a memorable birthday celebration for my husband. From start to finish, everything was perfect - the space, menu, dishes, etc. We had a blast and would certainly recommend The Real Food Academy to all our friends.

Beautiful intimate cooking experience

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thank you Chef Maria and Chef Giuseppe for helping me plan a memorable birthday celebration for my husband. From start to finish, everything was perfect - the space, menu, dishes, etc. We had a blast and would certainly recommend The Real Food Academy to all our friends.

Great time!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My 11yr old took a Saturday class for the first time and she loved it! She is super excited to show off her skills at home.

Kids had a blast!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Wonderful! Kids had a blast!

Excellent

★★★★★
5 5 1
The Real Food Academy surpassed my expectations. The staff and food were excellent. They made sure to accommodate to everything we needed. We truly had an amazing time! I plan to have another trip at their facility!

Loved it!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Amazing company team building event! Highly recommended! And have a whole new appreciation for sushi making ;)

Delicious!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The food was delicious and it was a great team building experience!

Great experience!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My daughter had a fantastic time during class. She is 4 and wished she had other young kids in her class, so I am planning to coordinate 1-2 four-year-olds to join us moving forward.

She loved it

★★★★★
5 5 1
I’ve never seen my daughter so hype to eat something healthy.

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.

We will definitely come back!

★★★★★
5 5 1
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!

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!

You won't regret it!

★★★★★
5 5 1
My 6 year old son and 8 year old daughter were at a few different camps this summer - this one, The Frost Museum and The Children's Museum. This was by far their favorite. Each day, both kids went into the class excited, and when I picked them up in the afternoon, they were happy and eager to tell me what they did that day. The price of this camp is a bit on the high side but the kids make their own breakfast, snack and lunch each day, so that's a hassle and expense you don't have to worry about. At home, I have noticed that they want to help in the kitchen more and they have become interested in reading food labels and looking for healthy options. And finally, every single time I had a question or concern and called their contact number, the owner, Arthur picked up the phone and addressed my concern. His wife Chef Maria works with the kids. She often followed up in person as well. If you are on the fence, send your kids to this camp. You won't regret it!

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!

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Reviews Left Around the Web

Live Google Reviews

Rita Kazieva
Rita Kazieva
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.
Caring About Tomorrow
Caring About Tomorrow
My daughter and I had an amazing experience at the mommy and me event.
Erin Traum
Erin Traum
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!
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.

Live Facebook Reviews

The people there was super nice and I like how the chefs would explain everything to the kids, especially when handling sharp objects.
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.

Live Yelp Reviews

Anne-lise K.
Anne-lise K.
19:43 11 Oct 19
This place is the perfect place to have a good time and learn how to cook great meals. I organized a team building there and the staff was super friendly,...
Marci L.
Marci L.
05:02 25 Jul 19
I put my daughter in a different summer camp every week this summer, and The Real Food Academy is the only one she wanted to repeat. She came home excited...
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
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570 NE 81st Street
Miami, FL 33138
Call (786) 395-0355
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