“this cooking camp is AMAZING. I like all the fun events that we had and I definitely learned how to cook better. It was very nice when we made pancakes,waffles and lots of other things like PIZZA! so overall this camp was very fun and I really like it and definitely want to come back.”
“The camp was really engaged from the time we begun until the time we finished. They had such a fun time learning how to eat healthy and making their own pizzas on a stick. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”
“My two girls really enjoyed the real food academy! They loved making the food and eating it too! I also really enjoyed the fact you teached about healthy cooking and how many options we have to eat healthy foods!!”
“My 9 year old loved it and states that it’s the best summer camp. She had fun while learning skills in the kitchen. She is more confident and not intimidated by the kitchen tools. She is trying out more kinds of veggies and liked the cucumber with strawberry vinaigrette and zucchini pasta. She is spending another week. Thumbs up to the team!!”
“Both of my kids attended one week of camp and they both enjoyed it greatly. My boy is 9 years old and my daughter 12 and there were activities geared to every age group. My kids learned a lot and loved participating in all the activities.”
“What an awesome week! We were totally impressed and my daughter loved the camp. I recommend this camp to any parent looking for something a little different for his/her child. Also, my daughter is a super picky eater but they got her trying all kinds of new foods and loving them all!”
“Both of my daughters (ages 5 and 10) had such a nice time.. they loved the staff, the venue and all the recipes. They’d like to do two weeks of Camp next year and go to weekends classes throughout the year.. Thank you Real Food Academy!”
“My son enjoys every moment at The Real Food Academy.. Thank you to all the staff for being so profesional and dedicated , specially chef Teresa..My child adores her and has spent a good time and have learned a lot here.. I believe that is a very safe place where kids can learn a lot about healthy cooking.My son loves it.. I can not wait to take him again to the camp. Of course,, I’d recommend this camp to anyone!”
“Cooking at the Real Food Academy is the camp experience my daughter enjoys most!! The staff is wonderful, especially Chef Soluki! Our family looks forward to trying all of the treats she brings home.”
“Arthur and Maria taught a group of 65 students of varying ages how to prepare pizza and the importance of eating healthy. They were friendly and the students (and teachers) enjoyed the entire event!!!”
“Maria exceeded our expectations. First, the space is open, airy with great energy. We had a couple of non cooks in the group and the teaching style Maria exhibited was simple, clear and concise. The food was absolutely delicious! We could not believe we "made gourmet" food. Thank you Chef Maria”
“As always, the students loved this experience! Students were actively engaged and Chef Arthur did an exceptional job with informing the students about healthy food choices. It was a wonderful hands- on experience for the kids!!”
“I took 4 classes with Maria, a wonderful chef and host. She teaches how to cook healthy food in a relaxed and friendly environment and makes the classes a fun experience. I cooked for a small group on Mother's day, avocado and veggie wraps and pistachio-crusted salmon, which was a big success! I highly recommend the course to anyone interested in cooking healthy food!”
“Chef Arthur was fantastic and did such a great job managing the kids (even when they got a bit hyped up on sugar). Lina had a wonderful birthday and all of the guests had a great time. Thank you again for a great event!”
“The event was absolutely amazing. The kids were highly engaged. I love that the pasta was done from scratch. The place was immaculate and all around it was an amazing party. I would definitely come back! Thank you!”
“The girls had a wonderful birthday thanks to you guys! Chef Arthur, you have an amazing calm in working with kids. You keep them engaged and having fun but very organized and orderly at the same time. Thank you again!”
“We couldn't possibly be more grateful for the incredible experience provided to our students. They truly loved the cooking class, and look forward to having another one. This is an email I received from a parent after school: Hello, I just had to let you know how much Evan enjoyed today's cooking field trip at school. He has been talking about it since he got home, and told me what a "great learning experience it was." He was so happy when I picked him up- thank you so much for giving him this opportunity. Best, Ms. Motter Thanks again, and please email me with promotional materials so that I can inform students, parents, and other teachers about The Real Food Academy.”
“Recently I had the most wonderful, exquisite, delightful, easy and entertaining Ceviche class. The Chef, Maria, is a gracious and wonderful hostess (along with her husband) that helps you feel at ease from the moment you step into her cozy location. It was just an overall experience in terms of what you learn, the quality of products you use, the people you get to meet and the relaxing ambiance. Highly recommend for anyone interested in learning anything about cooking from simply buying quality products, learning or perfecting your skills. Couples, singles or ladies night out it was just relaxing to be among other adults in an evening where I felt like I was invited to this great intimate dinner and be part of the creation in a fun way. Best part, I did it! I really learned in a simple way how to do an exquisite Ceviche!!! Looking forward for other classes or group celebrations. Thank you Maria!”
“The space was beautiful and comfortable, the hosts (Cristina and Diego) were friendly and approachable, and the food was delicious! We all had such a phenomenal time!! We would definitely do the class again. Really nice that we were able to have our drink of choice :) Thanks again Real Food Academy!”
“My boyfriend and I recieved tickets to this class as a present, and oh my god it was the best present I got!!! Chef Christina was the best. She really helps to open your eyes to cooking delicious HEALTHY meals, which seems unreal but she makes it so simple and easy it’ll actually change the way you eat! Unbelievably amazing class. I can’t wait to go back!”
“This was our second time and it did not disappoint. Excited to try the recipes at home. Very simple to follow and recreate which I appreciate. Hoping to get a group of friends to go out together. We also enjoyed the extra time we got to learn some chopping techniques. Those will be real time savers. Cristina and Jeff were great, knowledge and patient. We will be going back.”
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the incredible class you taught last night!! My daughter & I had a wonderful time bonding while doing what we love & learning such new awesome recipes& Who knew Vegan would taste so good!! You are such an amazing chef who cooks & teaches from her heart! Thank you!!”
“Such an amazing experience! We loved it and enjoyed it from the beginning till the end. The atmosphere is so friendly, the preparation of the meals is so easy, Maria is so caring and finally the food is so delicious! This is an experience NOT to miss!”
“My son loves cooking and now even more after trying this class! My other son loved it so much that he is going to start next Saturday as well. It's awesome because of the small class setting. It allows our kids to learn and love the art of cooking! Thanks Chef Maria! Kirsys”
“Thank you so much for making Stella's birthday so special. Stella and all of her friends absolutely LOVED being Chef for the day. Maria and Arthur, you both were such a pleasure to work with and were so fantastic with the kids. Looking forward to another sensational party with you for Scarlett.”
“I can't say enough good about the real food academy and it's chefs, we have learned a lot and taken the information home with us for better eating. My son who is 11, was such a picky eater I would cry!! Now, he is excited to try (at least) new foods, and I'm happy to report he's liked eveything thus far! :) Thank you!! The Sirotzkys'”
“Excelente experiencia, mi hija Elena Angulo es Venezolana y aunque no maneja mucho el idioma para ella fue una experiencia super increíble le encantó, ella siempre ha tenido inclinación hacia la cocina desde muy pequeña a pesar de tener 8 añicos. Muchas gracias. Saludos!!”
“My daughter had a wonderful experience! She throughly enjoyed her time in the class. The whole staff was so friendly, informative and attentive. My daughter can't wait to come back for her next class. Thank you for a great culinary experience.”
“Once again Hailee and Laylah had the best time on Saturday. To quote my nieces, "we want to come everyday!" It's a new experience every time they attend The Real Food Acadamy. Thank you so much ! Rory Gershon on behalf of the Woods sisters”
“This was the first time my daughter took the cooking class and she loved it. She is a very picky eater and I was so happy she tried what she made. She cannot wait until the next time we go. I would truly recommend this place to others. My daughter really enjoyed the chef she worked with and everyone was so nice.”
What a fantastic experience! Looking forward to making this a regular fine night out. Quality of the food was exceptional, chef Maria is a delight and full in sight. The hands on cooking class, the fun interactions between others, paired with a nice bottle of wine (which you can bring by the way), makes for a flawless evening. Highly recommend! Thank you Chef Maria!
It was a fabulous experience for my granddaughter who is 8. The recipes were fantastic and she was beyond excited at the whole event. She said it was the best Christmas present ever. Some suggestions: 1. give handouts for the recipes that the children made 2. have a few more ingredients at each station, even while encouraging the children to share. I realize that at least six children came in after the class started, so perhaps these were not accounted for when dividing the ingredients.
What can I say about The Real Food Academy? I love it! I've attended two cooking classes so far. Peruvian fusion and all about pasta making! I recommend this place if you want to learn how to cook different recipes from different countries, they don't change the dish they change the ingredients (healthier options) Maria is a great teacher and I look forward to taking many more classes.
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!
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!
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. :)
What an unbelievable experience! My wife and I truly enjoyed every dish. As well as great customer service. The atmosphere and quality of food was AMAZING!! Thank you Chef Maria for making our experience one to remember! ��� #cheftechniques #greatfood #deserttodiefor �
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!
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.
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.
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!
My friend and I took an adult class last week, which was our first experience at Real Food Academy. The group size was perfect, with only 9 students. The chef was helpful and made sure to answer everyone's questions and address all goals of the class. Everything we made was healthy and more challenging that anything I would normally try at home. Now, I am not as intimidated and will try more recipes at home. I look forward to attending another class soon.
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
We had an absolutely FANTASTIC time at, The Real Food Academy. We drove from the Naples area to Miami to surprise our 4 year old son with a kids cooking class for his Birthday weekend. Real Food did not disappoint. The academy is so cute inside and the staff was EXTREMELY accommodating. They made sure our son's Birthday weekend started off special. The food the kids prepared was delicious and watching our son in the kitchen was even better. Top the class with a Happy Birthday song and you have a great Birthday memory! We'll be back for sure!!!