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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

The students loved it!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I thought the field trip was exceptional. The students loved every aspect. Thank you, We will be in contact to do this again next year.

Outstanding!

★★★★★
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.

Excellent

★★★★★
5 5 1
We have the best experience at The Real food Academy!

Excellent class

★★★★★
5 5 1
Wonderful experience for my son. He loved it!

AMAZING CLASSES !!

★★★★★
5 5 1
AMAZING CLASSES !! MY DAUGHTER IS SUPER HAPPY . WE ALL ENJOY THE FOOD KIDS COOKED .

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

Great fun was had by al!

★★★★★
5 5 1
The students really enjoyed the experience and are still talking about the pizza they made and ate.

"Thank You!"

★★★★★
5 5 1
It was a good time! The children, parents and staff enjoy themselves. Thank you.

Very Positive

★★★★★
5 5 1
All the parents and kids loved their time at my daughter's birthday. The staff went above and beyond to make sure things were perfect.

Excellent experience!

★★★★★
5 5 1
What an amazing experience! My daughter said, it was the best birthday party ever! All of her friends and their parents really enjoyed the party as well. Chef Arthur and the staff worked so well with all the children and made the party so great. We will definitely be back!

Great!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Excellent staff and Very good class for my daughter (who actually doesn’t like vegetables) to start eating vegetables and new flavors!

AMAZING!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was our first time attending Real Food Academy. The students had an amazing time. They enjoyed making pizza and fruit skewers. Chef Arthur captured their attention. We will definitely be returning!

Spring Break Field Trip

★★★★★
5 5 1
The participants had an amazing time. The staff did a great job keeping the kids engage. They all enjoyed the pizza. Would love to come back again. Thank you for a great experience.

"Amazing Experience"

★★★★☆
4 5 1
We had an amazing experience; the kids, the parents, and our entire team of travel and tourism loved it. thank you for what you do, God bless you all.

Amazing!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Great experience! Loved the place and the party! Kids were entertained the entire time!

The best party for kids AND for adults

★★★★★
5 5 1
We celebrated our daughter's 5th birthday with 41 of her 5 year-old friends AND 67 adults. I was hesitant at first with 41 5 year old, yet the children were engaged since the minute they arrived. They had activity after activity planned and they never left the table while they created their custom pizzas and decorated their cupcakes. The adults got to sit back, enjoy themselves and watch all the fun happen. Our favorite part of the party was the passing of the microphone where every child shares a birthday wish for the birthday girl. It was sweet to hear the children's honesty, their love and their inclusion for all their friends. Amazing service from Chef Maria and Arthur.

Amazing

★★★★★
5 5 1
You guys gave my daughter the best party!!!!

"Highly Recommend"

★★★★★
5 5 1
Awesome place!!! Highly recommended!!!

Everything was more than expected

★★★★★
5 5 1
Adults and kids enjoyed the party equally. Well done.

Amazing

★★★★★
5 5 1
Loved it!

"Enjoyed the entire experience"

★★★★★
5 5 1
Wonderful! The food was delicious and fresh. Chef Arthur and his assistant were so patient, helpful and professional. The kids and teachers enjoyed the entire experience. Thanks again!! Lilly Quintana Happy teacher :)

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!

Extraordinary

★★★★★
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!

We have a great time !!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Thanks Maria, last Saturday we have a great time!! Sophia Benzi was so happy with her birthday party and also all the guest. I definetly recommend it!!!!

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.

We couldn't be happier!!!!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Everything about this party is AWSOME!!! This is our second party and everyone was thrilled! Great place, great food, great service. We felt at home. I definetly recommend it!!!!

Great experience

★★★★★
5 5 1
I’m so glad of celebrating my son’s birthday at The real food academy . Kids had really fun and enjoyed much. They spent an spectacular day! Thanks to all staff...

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★★★★★
5 5 1
Good place good party. Kids was happy.

Amazing

★★★★★
5 5 1
I wouldn’t change a thing! Chef Maria was amazing from beginning to end. We will definitely be back and will be recommending to all our friends! It was an unforgettable experience!

Spectacular

★★★★★
5 5 1
The birthday party for Isabella was amazing. Everything was wonderful, including the service, menu and the great people from the Real Food academy. The feedback from all that participated was also all positive. Thank you so much for everything.

Excellent & Fun

★★★★★
5 5 1
Prompt arrival, courteous and professional presenters/chefs, great attention to detail, fun & useful cooking tools for the students. Microphone and music were useful and made the whole experience easy to hear and have fun with. Superior and I would book again. Highly recommended.

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Reviews Left Around the Web

Live Google Reviews

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.
Kari Frey
Kari Frey
Best afternoon spent with Karina showing us how whole nutritious food can taste fabulous! No cooking skills needed. Lots of great tips and information on where to find ingredients locally. Would definitely recommend!
Yolaris Garcia
Yolaris Garcia
What a super AWESOME place! We just had our daughters 6th bday party and everything from the food, to the decor and the entertainment was AWESOME!!! We had 25 kids and first they made their own pizza and cupcakes (vegan/gluten-free alternatives as well) with their chef’s hats and aprons. Then we cut the cake and lastly we had a Zumba party. For the adults we had appetizers, mimosas and wine. The music was AWESOME and the owners are super caring! It sounds expensive but it really was not, three hours of fundand the adults/ kids had a great time! Will definitely have another party there! 👍🎉

Live Facebook Reviews

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
It was my daughters Christmas gift to me. Not only was it an evening of mother /daughter bonding, it was fun and the food was healthy, aromatic and so delicious. A big thank you to Chef Maria who was amazing, and to my daughter....best gift ever, thank you!! Love you to the moon and back!! Highly recommend. Raisa 😋
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. 🤗
Have taken quite a few classes there. Chef Maria is great. She lives up to her motto “we don’t change the recipe just the ingredients”. Healthy alternatives. Loki g forward to my next class.
Amazing!

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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