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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

Amazing!

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

Best Cooking Party Ever!

★★★★★
This was a first for us and I was very impressed. We had a party of 14 and everyone was very satisfied. The instructors were patient and very detailed. The food was amazing and the ambiance was super! Thanks for a wonderful experience!
- Kim

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

Great Time

★★★★★
My kids had a great time, we will definitely return.
- Natalie

Rewarding Experience

★★★★★
This was the most interactive activity on a Saturday morning. My child was engaged for 2 hours. The parents were awesome and friendly. The cappuccino was delish.
- Kimberli Nelson

Amazing

★★★★★
They loved it.
- Samamtha Pelegrino

Events Specialist

★★★★★
The event was a complete success! Everyone had a great time and truly enjoyed the activities and the service. The only feedback was that in between the entrees, the attendees were hungry, so perhaps an opportunity to add some snacks in between would be good. Also, perhaps adding video with TV monitors throughout the event space would be a good idea, so that all the people seated around the tables can watch the Chef do the demos.
- Alicia Vigil Blanco

Great birthday

★★★★★
We celebrated our daughter’s 8th birthday and it was great . Everyone had a great time, Arthur, Maria and the staff were great and the kids LOVED eating what they prepared.
- Gily Kotler

Great Time!

★★★★★
we had a wonderful time at The Real Food Academy with Chef Maria. The space is beautiful and Chef Maria is such a pleasure to work with. We left with full bellies and feeling more connected as a team. Thanks so much for this great team building opportunity!
- Jackie Coello

Fun Times!!!

★★★★★
We had a blast! It was a great time. Chef Giuseppe was patient and very hands-on! Thank you so much!
- Cg Hines

Our event was a Success!

★★★★★
We did a Corporate Teambuilding event and it was a great success. All of the staff were amazing and Chef Maria was great at facilitating. The guests all had amazing feedback. Wouldn't hesitate to work with them again!! Thank you!
- Tracy Tretola

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The Real Food is the real deal

★★★★★
This is not a drill! The kids cook, cut and mix all the ingredients themselves.. also it is delicious! My daughter loves coming here. My husband loves the leftovers :)
- Tatiana Zapata

Best Birthday Ever!

★★★★★
My daughter was super happy with her birthday she had a blast . Arthur and Maria were very nice with them .
- Debi

Left Class With a Big Smile

★★★★★
My granddaughter is hard to please with activities, so when she left the Saturday morning cooking class with Maria with a big smile and said, “can I go again?” I smiled too. I stayed in the academy during the class, and it was well organized and each group got attention from Maria when needed. When it was time to eat her creations, I was surprised my GD ate a food she has told me repeatedly she doesn’t like. The class gave her a sense of ownership of the food she usually doesn’t experience to that level. The food was nutritious and made in a kid friendly way— texture and flavor profiles. We will be back when she is in town!
- Rachel

Teacher 1st grade

★★★★☆
Children enjoyed learning, baking, eating and dancing. It was very kid friendly and went very smoothly. Children were very engaged at all time. Pizza and fruit delicious! Yes would definitely recommend.
- Cayon

Excellent class

★★★★★
My son loves the cooking class. The set up is so nice and clean and organized. It’s perfect. He loves going and the staff is outstanding. I highly recommend this class
- Juliana Schaffer

Best Birthday Gift EVER!

★★★★★
Since our 11 year old has a dream of becoming a Pastry Chef someday, we thought a cooking class at Real Food Academy would be a birthday gift to remember. What an amazing experience! From start to finish, he had an amazing time, learned some great cooking skills, and tried new foods! It brought such a smile to our faces to watch him explain in great detail how he made each dish! Thank you!
- Megan

Lucas's 3th birthday Unforgettable birthday party

★★★★★
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
- jehnny azrak

The Best Experience!

★★★★★
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!
- Emese Orgovanyi

Best Party Ever

★★★★★
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.
- Carol

Best Birthday!

★★★★★
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!
- Juliana Senior

Awesome experience

★★★★★
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!
- Jessica Marc

Best Birthday Venue

★★★★★
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.
- Brette

We Had such a great time

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

Beautiful intimate cooking experience

★★★★★
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.
- Rachel Pinzur

Beautiful intimate cooking experience

★★★★★
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.
- Rachel Pinzur

Great time!

★★★★★
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.
- Rita

Kids had a blast!

★★★★★
Wonderful! Kids had a blast!
- Ultrina Harris

Great Experience for our Students.

★★★★☆
What I liked best about The Real Food Academy was the emphasis on eating healthy, using whole foods to prepare delicious meals. I also like the element of hands on experience, giving the students an opportunity to learn proper cooking as a life skill. This activity fits well with our mission of personal empowerment. Keep up the good work folks.
- Step Ahead Program

Excellent

★★★★★
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!
- Lainett Cuarezma

Loved it!

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

Delicious!

★★★★★
The food was delicious and it was a great team building experience!
- Deanna Cassano

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Reviews Left Around the Web

Live Google Reviews

Fran Rosenthal
Fran Rosenthal
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.
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.

Live Facebook Reviews

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.
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!

Live Yelp Reviews

Christina S.
Christina S.
08:44 31 Jan 20
My fiancé and I had a blast at lasagna night! I don't usually cook, but it was very interesting to learn how to make one of my favorite meals from scratch....
Tracy T.
Tracy T.
07:58 14 Jan 20
Excellent option for a corporate event. Chef Maria was knowledgeable and very entertaining. Her staff were all very helpful and the guests had an amazing...
Priscilla C.
Priscilla C.
13:18 07 Dec 19
Luckily, my kids were invited to a 6 year olds kid's birthday at Real Food Academy. Our 2 year old and 5 year old rolled their own pizza dough, sauced it...
Lisandra P.
Lisandra P.
14:01 03 Dec 19
I booked this class for the first time for my 11 year old son and 12 year old niece, at first they were reluctant to go but by the end of the class, they...
Suzy C.
Suzy C.
18:19 15 Nov 19
So much fun for our team building. Chef Jeff was awesome and the food was fun to make and delicious! Highly recommend!
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...
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570 NE 81st Street
Miami, FL 33138
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