We recently had the Real Food Academy visit our K-5th grade classes. To put it simply, the experience for the students AND faculty was spectacular! The chefs were so organized and well prepared that the cooking class went off without a hitch. And even more importantly than this, the chefs worked SO well with the kids! My school will definitely be planning another field trip with the Real Food Academy!
Born in Venezuela, Chef Maria developed her passion for food as a young girl. In her early 20’s she came to the United States and entered the restaurant business in Boston MA. Later in San Diego CA she opened El Tucan Restaurant. It was in San Diego that Chef Maria was challenged by the culture and regional ingredients that ultimately contributed to the inventive style she’s known for today. Also during this time in San Diego, Chef Maria was introduced to organic produce importance of nutrition.