My daughter had such a great experience at the Real Food Academy’s Saturday kids session. The moment we stepped in Maria welcomed us with the biggest smile. I watched the entire session from upstairs and I loved it from the beginning till the end. My daughter is looking forward to attending their week long summer camp next week. :)
We were blown away with our experience at the Real Food Academy. We hosted 25 kids from Fort Lauderdale and every parent was in awe. The kids were nonstop involved and excited for over two hours. The time flew by. Arthur and his team are incredible. Everyone commented how creative, interactive and educational our party was. We love teaching our son the lesson of experiences and sharing food among friends and family, Lessons they will have forever! The prices are are extremely reasonable and the team went above and beyond to make us feel special. The kids all want to keep cooking at home today! i will be booking another event (probably for adults) in the near future! I absolutely recommend to book your next event with them. Thank You!!!
Awesome Sushi ClassThis was an amazing experience! Very hands on, and Maria our chef was extremely knowledgeable. She taught the class tips and tricks on how to prepare our Sushi the right way, and these gems can also be helpful for any dish. I definitely want to come back!
Always an amazing experience cooking with Chef Maria and Chef Arthur! Adult Peruvian cuisine class was a total hit, just as the kids class I took my daughter to in April. Highly recommend for all family members!
Amazing experience! Thank you the real food academy! The Peruvian food class was awesome! 🤤
Fantastic experience !My son had a great time at the summer camp. He came home everyday excited to recap all the yummy and fun food he made. He also started to learn basic knife skills. Now he volunteers to cut some simple foods and wants to help me make his breakfast. As a parent, I loved that he was introduced to learning more about food and the importance of healthy eating. Overall a fantastic experience.
My 7 year old daughter had an incredible learning experience at camp last week. She came home inspired and with her heart and belly full. We will definitely return. Thank you for creating an incredible camp.
Fettuccine Fiesta!!This was by far the best way to celebrate my birthday. I loved EVERYTHING! Maria and her staff was very professional and everything was so sanitary. She made last minute accommodations with ease. We learned so much and felt so accomplished! I will definitely be back and spread the word about The Real Food AcademyWe Cooked!We Celebrated!We Cleaned Our Plates!!
Lots of gluten free and vegan options and wonderful customer service
Amazing!!!Best birthday party!!! They are so organized and had the kids entertained from the minute they got there until they left. I was so impressed. They handle everything. It looked great, food was amazing. All the kids had the best time!!
Our staff looks forward to the yearly team building event with Chef Maria. This year, was extra special due to the restrictions of the pandemic the previous year. We had the Latin menu and a whole lot of fun. The Real Food Academy never disappoints. They were professional, helpful, fun, friendly, and flexible. Thank you for making our first get together since the pandemic a blast.
We booked a private party to celebrate a birthday. All our guests repeatedly told us how much fun they were having and what a great party it was. It was truly a great way to have a party without all the stress of party planning. Highly recommend!
This place is incredible. I’ve done the Sushi and Pasta classes as well as a private Indian party. Check Giuseppe and chef Maria are extremely patient, thorough, and charismatic. The location is beautiful, clean, and organized. The quality of the food is outstanding. I recommend this for a different night out!! Amazing experiences every time!
Great instructors, love the variety of foods. My daughter really enjoys the classes and cooking on her own, and enjoys eating her creations
My daughter Ava loves this class! Always a great time, full of tasty and healthy foods 😃
Spoke to Arthur (owner) ahead of my 10 year old birthday party … he said “you don’t need to bring anything, we’ve got this!”…. And they sure did! He was amazing in running the party - there was not a moment where kids were wondering what to do! The instructions on how to make pasta were clear, the fun playing while they were cooking was increíble! The food was delish, the girls had a blast! The waffle towers were delicious! Highly recommend The Real Food Academy!!! My 10 year old and her 14 friends are still talking about it!!!! Thank you so much for such a special and effortless celebration for mom! You guys are the best!
My daughter had an amazing time at cooking camp last week! She was a little apprehensive about the food she would make (and then have to eat, LOL) but everything was nutritious and delicious! She cooked dinner TWICE last week and even made a snack for the family today. She has a new found love for cooking and I’m thrilled to have her expert help in the kitchen ;)
My daughter had a great time!
Kids ClassThe location is a spacious, beautiful, and most importantly clean. My daughter and nieces had a blast.
My daughter was recently enrolled for 2 weeks in the Real Food Academy's summer camp and she truly loved it.Drop off and pick up were very convenient and the daily recipes were easy and enjoyable. She learned a great deal about how to handle kitchen utensils as well as how to make foods such as pasta, Asian dishes and some great vegan desserts.She is eager to try making some of these recipes at home and I'm excited for her to showcase what she learned in camp.
GREAT PARTY!.The Real Food Academy was really great place to celebrate my daughter's 9 years old bday and brought so much fun to the day!My daughter and all her friends really enjoyed the cooking class. They made their own pasta and ate it. They decorated the cupcakes and ate them)).Thanks a lot for such a professional service!When this period of crisis ends please do book your birthday to bring fun back into your world!
We celebrated my daughter’s 14th birthday at The Real Food Academy. It exceeded my expectations while the teenagers and the adults all had a fabulous time. Beautiful venue with delicious food and excellent customer service.
I celebrated my 40th birthday with them 1/16/21 and had a fabulous time! Everything was perfect from booking, customization to my party, and delicious!
That so tasty food and I want to try to eat let my baby healthy!
My daughter’s 10th bday was celebrated at The Real Food Academy, and let me just say, it was MAGICAL INDEED! Art, Maria, and the rest of the staff were AMAZING! They made all of our guests feel safe (covid measures were adhered to and followed) and comfortable as well as pampered and treated as 5 star guests! The girls had a blast making their pasta and garlic bread and truly worked off their pasta calories with a great Zumba workout and dance party! The Real Food Academy was the BEST way to celebrate our precious girl.
I've been eating here for 3 years. The food is amazing and so is the staff and service. If you're in Miami, make sure you visit this place!
I am obsessed with this place. Its so bright and cozy at the same time. The food.... don't even get me started. So fresh, so yummy! & lastly, the service. Lee is the kindest soul ever and she makes me feel at home when I walk in! 10/10 would recommend.
This was a wonderful gift from my daughter for my birthday. We spent the evening preparing healthy Thanksgiving side dishes and I was amazed that healthy also meant super tasty and fun! We made gluten free corn bread muffins, quinoa stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted Brussels with lemon aioli and creamy cauliflower mash - all really delicious. Our chef was amazing - friendly, informative and made everyone feel welcome. Everything was spotlessly clean and beautifully done. We will be back again - thank you!
Great food! Great service. I love it here! I highly recommend Real Food Cafe to all my friends.
What a great find! This is a hidden gem we stumbled on after moving to the Shores. We have tried so many healthy food places but it’s so hard to find one that is consistently good. This is the one! Everything I have tried has been on point. I love the Miami Spice Bowl, Impossible Burger, Taco Salad, Inka Bowl.... cannot wait to try the rest of their menu. Staff is super friendly & service is great too!!! Get out and help support this local business. They deserve it! 🙌
Rene Perdigon (ClubMagicoMiami)
This is a awesome place to have breakfast, lunch and dinner they open from 7 am to 10 pm.Excellent services and friendly staff.You feel like you're at home.I eat a Chicken Wrap with Mexican cheese
My daughter Rachel loved camp at the Real Food Academy this summer! Chef Maria was always helpful to me and the staff was great with the kids. She learned a lot and had lots of fun too!. Thank you so much!
I was hesitant to send my 13 y/o daughter anywhere due to COVID but temperature checks were taken seriously, social distancing took place, plenty of space & limited # of campers and masks at all times gave me comfort. My daughter had such a wonderful time she is signing up for another week. In the mean time we bought the ingredients to all the healthy, yummy items she made!
This really amazing place. My daughter loved it. She learned a lot from it and it was very healthy.Highly recommend!!!
Good edible food. Not your usual.👍
Super nice and impeccable environment. Good quality knives, boards, etc. Chef Giusepe took the time to really start from the beginning and taught us how to properly handle and use the knife to cut the food. He was also very knowledgeable and very nice. We were very lucky it was just 4 of us because it was like a private cooking class. I will come back again ad bring my friends.Thank you for a great class!Maritza
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.
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.
My daughter and I had an amazing experience at the mommy and me event.
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!
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!”
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!
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!!!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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! 👍🎉
Excellent professionalism and attention to detail. Highly recommend. Fun atmosphere during the class and my students (7th graders) learned a lot.
Chef Maria’s recipes are exceptional. My friend and I attended a dinner cooking class and she made each person attending feel welcome. After tasting the sesame encrusted salmon, I kept thinking about it until I finally made it myself at home. It turned out GREAT! Delicious. Next up to replicate, her raw vegan chocolate cheesecake. My friend is still raving about it.Invited to her 10th anniversaryand delighted with her success!! She’s living the American dream by being excellent at what she does!
Chef Maria is amazing! Very friendly staff and amazing place.
I absolutely love this place! I have taken a couple classes with my husband and some friends and it’s a fun and different way to have a great night out. Chef Maria is super nice and a great instructor.
I "HIGHLY" recommend this place. Chef Maria, her husband and their staff of chefs are all amazing. They're personable, friendly and professional. My son thoroughly enjoyed himself at the kid's session yesterday. It was fun, upbeat and we will be returning.
Yesterday we celebrated my husbands birthday with a cooking class party at Maria's chef place. I cant think of a better way... We started early in the afternoon. Every one had a blast, my friends haven't stop thanking me for such a quality and different celebration.I take my hat of Maria and her team. Everything worked as a Suisse clock. Whatever needed to be ready, was ready. There was not lack of utensils or good food and good atmosphere. We brought our wine and beer, she provided the rest. My friend are already commenting on making the food themselves and inviting us, life is good :)
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.
Really nice place. Good stuff and great food. Recommend for sure.
Super fun experience learning to cook with experts. This is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends. The best ceviche and paella I've had! Chef Maria is an excellent teacher and entertainer!
Love learning how to cook healthy food and it’s fun!
Wonderful place for kids and adults! Everyone enjoys cooking!
I had a great time and it was a wonderful experience. the place was very organized and fun. The food tasted very good. I would definitely come again
Took the Korean Feast class. Chef Maria made it so much fun and her directions were easy to follow. The dishes we made were absolutely delicious. Highly recommend this class!
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!
The class was great! I learned a lot. The food was delicious. This is my second class!
Vanessa Gonzalez Hernandez
Had a fantastic evening, learned a lot, and ate great food!
The experience was great and the food tasted awesome
My daughter just loves the camp at Real Food Academy. She cannot wait to get there in the morning and always brings home delicious treats!
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 made2. 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.
The customer service is awesome. They are really good with the kids and have lots of patience. No clean up afterwards because you leave all the work up to them. I Loved it!!
Love this place. Great experience! Chef suki was very patient and amazing with my daughter chef Arthur was extremely welcoming as well.
Chef Maria will teach you how to cook with simple and healthy ingredients.
Love love love... you make cooking an aventure
It was such an amazing experience, the teacher the enviroment and the food was great! Highly recommend coming and having some fun time while cooking!
Chef Maria is awesome!! The recipes and taste were amazing. The academy uses the finest ingredients, organic, and always healthy. My husband and I had a great class and even had left overs to enjoy the next day. In addition they offer camp for my kids who LOVE the camp and have so much fun and come home sharing all they learned.
We had a great time! Maria and her staff were extremely welcoming. I can't wait to invite friends over to show off the new skills and meals I learned! Thanks!
The experience was great! They accommodated our group and customized the menu. I definitely recommend it! Maria was awesome at catering to our specific needs.
Great for gatherings. Went here for a girls night out with a Asian themed cooking class. Food was great environment was great chef Maria and and her husbands were amazing. I will be back for another class
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 the food they prepared themselves. 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 are looking forward 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.
I went for the mother's day event that was today and my mother and I had a wonderful time. Chef Jeff was so friendly and all of the dishes were delicious. We even made lasagna noodles from scratch! The brownies we made were made of beans and we mad delicious turkey meat balls made of turkey and quinoa. All of the dishes were so healthy and delicious. The homemade noodles tasted so much more light and fresh. I wanted to take all the food with me!!
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
very friendly and cozy environment! healthy cooking - loved the brownies especially :)
My husband purchased this class as my b-day present and it was a perfect gift for me, I loved it!We had a private class and it was an amazing date. Chef Maria was really nice, we learned a lot and the food was delicious.It has been over a week since we took this class and I can't stop talking about it. We have been cooking the recipes that she thought us with different variations and not only the food tasted good but we also know that we are eating healthy.We would definitely go back for more classes.
Great tutor! what a fun way to learn.
I have learned so much from Maria namely how cook delicious food, how to prep and most importantly how to cook great recipes that are considered "raw" food. My health and skin, joints and energy has improved with learning this new "raw" way to cooking.The recipes are very diverse and I have learned how to branch out to different types of cuisines with confidence. Thank you Maria for all that you do!!
Es el mejor regalo que le puedes dar a tu hijo!!! las mejores clases de cocina para ninos en Miamime encanta ver como disfruta,la preparacion de todos estos platos y lo mejor de todo es ver como le introducen en su alimentación los buenos productos naturales.mi hijo Agustin no comía verduras gracias a ellos en este momento le encanta preparar recetas con todo tipo de frutas y verduras.Amo esta clase y la recomiendo 100% a todas las mamas que quieren lo mejor para sus hijos