No. No party or team-building event will be subject to any sales tax.
We developed the prepaid package to help save a family some money. If you have one kid who's coming to cooking class all the time, or if you have more than one kid. We know that can become costly, so we created the package. Not for friends, sorry.
No. Sending your camper to our cooking camp with food would be like bringing sand to the beach! Campers will prepare breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack daily. Immediately upon completing the booking, we will contact you to find out if we need to be aware of any food allergies or restrictions.
No. All Payments and Deposits are non-refundable: When a payment or deposit is made, that day and time is no longer available to other customers on our calendar. For that reason, all payments and deposits are non-refundable.
In the case of a cooking class, the ingredients are shopped for and prepped in advance. Staff is also scheduled according to the number of people on the roster.
No. We are not an approved vendor in Broward county and have no plans to become approved in the foreseeable future.
We can comfortably accommodate up to 130 seated adults.
See our Wine and Beer list for your in-house kids party options. Optionally, you can bring your own wine or beer and page a corkage fee.
Bring outside beer: $30 for beer (any quantity)
See our Wine and Beer list for your in house options. Optionally, you can bring your own wine or beer and pay a corkage fee.
Bring outside beer: $30 for beer (any quantity)
15 Guests and Up
See our Wine and Beer list for your in house options. Optionally, if time allows, you can request your favorite wine and/or beer and it will be provided by The Real Food Academy. Applicable pricing will be applied.
14 Guests or Less
See our Wine and Beer list for your in-house options. Optionally, you can bring your own wine or beer and page a corkage fee.
Bring outside beer: $30 for beer (any quantity)
We love it when our customers decorate our place. That said, you have no idea how difficult it is to clean these types of things up. As far as noisemakers go......you will be glad you left them at home as well. So please do not bring any of those things.
We are located at 570 NE 81st Street, Miami, FL 33138 (map)
If it's one thing we are fully aware of at The Real Food Academy (especially summer camp) is that older kids don't want to be involved with younger kids. Not only will we not put older kids with younger kids, we will always have younger children with kids their own age and will always be participating in activities that are suitable and safe for their age.
All the recipes prepared at The Real Food Academy are easily accessible from our website at https://therealfoodacademy.com/our-recipes/
You can simply type the name of the recipe in the search field to find the recipe your are looking for. If you can't remember the exact name...no problem. Just type in the main ingredient and you will quickly receive a list of all the recipes that include that main ingredient.
If for some reason you require a printed copy of the recipe, please request it from the chef and they will happily provide it to you.
Yes. The only way for The Real Food Academy to offer such low priced memberships is to require a minimum term of one year. If you are not prepared to make such a commitment, the membership may not be for you.
Yes. Not only is it an appropriate activity, we have found it to be one of the most gratifying for these students as well as for us! We have successfully worked with all levels of special needs students.
Absolutely. Call Chef Arthur anytime with your questions. His direct number is 786-395-0355
The time needed for the event is affected by a number of different factors.
That said, we can usually get the job done in time regardless of the above circumstances. We can simply work at a faster pace if needed. However, when there is a time limitation we appreciate knowing well in advance.
Yes. We always appreciate when the room is ready for us when we arrive. Please have the needed number of tables and chairs in the room where the event will take place. There is no need to arrange the table and chairs, just have them in the room.
3 day's before your field trip you will receive an email from us requesting a final head count. If your "final head count" number is higher or lower, you can make the adjustment by replying to that email. If we do not receive an adjusted number, you will be billed according to the original number. If you supply us with a new number, the new number will be the amount you will be billed for.
Yes, your event can start anytime; whatever is best for you. We are only suggesting 9am as a start time as this time works best for most organizations. If you would like a start time before or after 9am please send an email request to [email protected] and follow up with a phone call to 786-395-0355 if a confirmation is not received within a few days of the requested change.
Yes, you still need to register for each class. When you purchase a package of classes, you are essentially purchasing credits to be deducted from each class you book. In the case of the kids classes you are purchasing 10 credits and for adult classes you are purchasing 4 credits.
The first step is to purchase the credits and the second step is to use the credits.
So step #1 is purchase credits
Step #2 is choose the class you want to attend and book that class as you would normally do. The difference will be that you will not be asked for a credit card payment. You will simply deduct 1 credit from your Real Food Academy balance.
More importantly, purchasing a package of classes tells us only that you've bought a block of credits. We still you to tell us WHEN you are coming to class. Then and only then will we know the details of you or your child and most importantly whether or not your child has any food allergies.
This is why you need to register online for each class.
If you desire a wine or beer not available on our list, you have two options .
No, we will provide them for you and your guests. Please let us know the type of glasses you need.
Yes, One thing! If your child has long hair, please have it pulled back and tied up neatly and pulled out of the face of your child upon arriving to class!
We are not limited to any one cuisine. Every week we prepare your kids favorite foods! It may be Italian one week, American the next week, Asian, Latin and more. No matter the cuisine, you can always count on us showing your kids how to prepare their favorite foods in the most health way!
The official hours are from 9am to 3pm. However early drop off and late pick up can be arranged for a small additional fee.
No. Parents are invited to hang out in the cafe and enjoy a delicious breakfast, coffee, or even a mimosa!
We insist on this rule because your child needs to focus on the instructor. Parents can be very distracting to their children, which is not safe in many cases. Also, believe it or not, your child behaves MUCH better when Mom or Dad is not around! Please trust us on this one.
Your child will have a far better experience if you are not in the classroom. You will be invited into the classroom at the end of the class. That is when you can take pictures and when your child will have the opportunity to tell you all about their great creation. You will even have a chance to sample what they made.
We thank you in advance for respecting this rule. :)
All registrations for Saturday class are done through our on-line calendar. This will provide us the information we need in advance to be properly prepared for the class. Sorry..no walk-ins.
Nothing. Just an appetite!
Yes, for an extra charge we provide a variety of both savory and sweet food platters for the adults. To see your options, select a party package above, and the party platters available for adults are shown on the right side. You are welcome to provide the adults food yourself if you prefer.
There is no maximum number of kids. Our new space is huge!
Yes, we have lots of room. In fact, we offer additional services to make your stay at the party as much fun for you, as it is for the kids. Order from our Adult Party platters, bring wine, beer or other beverages (no hard alcohol please) and have a party within a party.
Bring some of your friends, other parents or family and enjoy A Party Within A Party! ™
Yes, as long as they are accompanied by their parent who will provide their undivided attention to that child.
Yes, but for Executive and Top Chef parties only.
If a Piñata is important to you and you have ordered a Budding Chef party, you can add $100 for the extra time and we will gladly welcome your Piñata.
No. In our experience, most times the cake plates, napkins etc. will be part of a theme. We, along with the parents have found it better to leave this to the parents.
However we are more than happy to help in a pinch.
You will receive a series of emails from The Real Food Academy after you make the deposit. One of the emails will be regarding the Final Head Count. That form needs to be returned to us no later than 1 day before the party.
We are surrounded by lots of free parking. However, do not park in the CVS parking lot. You may be towed if you do. Also, if you park on the street you need to use the paybyphone app.
Absolutely! The space belongs to you during the hours that you booked the party. Feel free to decorate it however you like!