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adult-classes Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.9 based on 84 reviews.
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Fun date night

Very professional clean and informative. Would definitely recommend.we left with a full belly and tons of knowledge. Thank you so much for the experience!!! Never and full moment for a 3 hour class, the time flew by. Food was delicious and healthy. Can’t wait to make pasta at home with my new skills.
- Lori Diaz

Delicious and fun

We had a great time and very much enjoyed the chef who taught the evening. The menu was perfect and we will definitely take more classes here!
- Sarah Byndloss

Best date night!

My husband and I came here to celebrate our four year anniversary. It was an amazing way to connect with each other and a lovely group of people that joined us at our table. We both love food and haven’t really been able to cook much since we had our baby. Chef Maria was so lovely to be around. Great healthy food! Can’t wait to come back again!
- Gabrielle Kolevris-Roots


I really had a wonderful time! Chef Maria was great!!! Already booked for next week. 100% recommend to singles, couples, friends and great to way to bond and spend time with the family too.
- Sammie

Mexican food

Excellent environment Excellent explanation of the class Excellent quality of the ingredients and it taste amazing
- Lili

Great Time

what a great cooking class! WE did mussels and pasta with truffles fabulous!
- Jon Rosenblatt

Fun and Delish

This cooking class was a gift to my hubby. We had a great time meeting new people and learning about eating healthy foods! I will return!
- Maria GC


Everything was better than expected: the place, the vibe, the chefs and the food. Chef Pablo was super clear, fun, easy to follow, and the outcome was delicious. Highly recommended, I will definitely go back!
- Daiana Sonin

Fantastic Class

I haven’t been since before Covid but so glad I’m back. The great thing about the cooking classes here is learning how to cook recipes from all over the world with a healthy twist and in a fun environment. Chef Maria has come a long way and I’m glad to see she has stuck to her healthy and great tasting food. Highly recommend for everyone! Thank you Chef Maria and staff for a wonderful evening.
- Marisel

Amazing experience

Me and my other few friends went for a pasta cooking evening and we had such a great experience,fun, learn and the most important we got to taste the yummy pasta including the appetizer. Maria was professional, knowledgeable, gave us lots of good tips that we can use day to day in our kitchens. If you look for a fun evening with friends, even couples this is the place, highly recommended.
- Mariana


We always have a great time when cooking with friends! Dinner + wine = winner!
- Thais Kirschner

Great experience

really great experience and was like cooking among friends !!
- Jorge

Great class!

I’m very adventurous in the kitchen and an avid cook but was always afraid to try fresh pasta. I came away from this fun filled, informative class feeling confident enough to make pasta on my own at home. The added bonus was the most amazing salmon carpaccio I’ve ever tasted!! I’ll be booking more classes for sure!
- Esther Peart

Perfect Date Night

It was my husband's and my first time taking a cooking class together. We had a blast! We learned a lot. Chef Maria is amazing. We enjoy ourselves immensely and relaxed a bit. The class was fantastic. The food was delicious. Definitely will be booking another class. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
- Priscilla & Igor Grager

Great Experience

Great class, lots of food, and very hands-on. Chef Maria knows her craft and is an excellent teacher.
- Jorge A. Richa

perfect for family

we had a great time last week, we were amixed group of professional chefs, amateur cooks, kids, adults, teens, the class was conducted in such a way that we all had fun and learned a good bit too, they accommodated our GF, DF, nut free daughter exceptionally well and she enjoyed pasta more than she has in years - great job, great environment and a really nice couple of bottles of wine too!
- Allana C Smith

Awesome Experience!

It is a really fun experience whether you go in a group or solo. I went to the class alone and it was my first time going to a cooking class, but I really enjoyed it. The cookies at the end where the highlight of the class!

Phenomenal Phun!

We loved being able to celebrate our anniversary with such a unique date night together. The other couples we met were so interesting and fun and kind. The energy in the room was so warm and welcoming. We really enjoyed the experience and definitely plan to be back. Maria has a special ingredient and it’s her love for what she does.
- Maureen Mascaro


What an amazing experience. Chef Maria made it easy and enjoyable to cook. The food was out of this world. Already booking another class!!! Extremely therapeutic and a great way to make friends.
- Rachel

Great cooking class

I had so much fun learning in this great cooking class! I would like to reserve a seat every Thursday night!
- Mya

Fun, tasty, date night!

We came from Seattle on vacation and the chef was polite and helpful on the phone prior to my booking. The cooking class space was clean, beautiful, spacious enough for the large group, and the staff were polite and professional. Everyone was talkative and helpful to each other and the chef's uplifting personality set a good tone of fun for us all. The cooking instructions were clear and even I was able to make pretty and tasty food (even though at home I burn most things). It was a great experience and made for an enjoyable date (and those coming alone also had a great time). I would recommend both locals and vacationers make time to improve themselves and have fun at one of their classes!
- Philip

Adult Cooking Class

We had a blast!!! Enjoyed learning delicious recipes and eating them!! We truly created a great memory and we will be back!!
- Akiko

so much fun

had an amazing time the class was fun and educational i totally recommend this to anyone even if your like me and cant cook
- Claudia Selva de la vega

Fun date night!

I bought tickets to a pasta making class for my partner as a Christmas present. We both had such a great time during this class. The food was also amazing! We will definitely be back and have encouraged our family members to come with us.
- Janell

Great Night

Excellent food. Organization and preparation made it easy to follow directions. Maria and her crew were awesome. All dietary restrictions were honored and Mexican Night was the perfect fit for my wife and me.
- Charlie


Maria was wonderful! The food was absolutely delicious and it was the perfect length of time. We learned a lot!
- Emma Dalessio

Pasta making class

Excelente experiencia !! Innovadora, divertida , interesante y sabrosa ! Una tremenda idea para pasarla bien !!
- Anna

Amazing class, delicious food!

Going to Maria's class was so much fun, great for a large family group and, on top of it, we got to have a delicious meal!
- Isabel

Fun experience!

I don’t enjoy cooking, but my family does, so I joined them just to do something together. The venue is charming, sparkly clean and we had a great time. There was plenty of ingredients for everyone to prep the food, good instructions, and the chef supervised the actual cooking. The food tasted delicious, and i may end up doing a salmon carpaccio at home in 2023!
- Catalina Bello

Great learning and dining experience

I have been to Real Food Academy twice in the last month, which is a testimony of how much I have enjoyed these classes. This last time I was joined by several of my family members and it resulted as a great way to spend time together. Not only did we learned a lot under the direction of wonderful chef Maria, but we also got to enjoy delicious food we made ourselves. I highly recommend The Real Food Academy!
- Brigida Pittier-Lapadula


What a fun night. Fun and educational cooking class. All ingredients and introduction provided in a clean,modern space. Shard space with other attended but plenty to move around and socialize. Definitely will do again.
- Teresa Rupp

Fun and yummy experience

This was a fun cooking class for experts and novice cooks. The ingredients were of high quality, the teacher and personnel were supportive and nice, and the class atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. I am an inexperienced cook, and I enjoyed this class fully! and dinner was exquisite!
- Yolanda


The Indian cooking class was a truly special experience! Everything was delicious, and I learned how to use exotic Indian spices. I felt empowered making samosas. The venue has the ambiance of a fine dining restaurant, and Chef Maria made it fun & easy, with great detail and care. I highly recommend!
- Sher Debby

Super fun event and delicious meal!

We truly enjoyed the class. Everything was perfectly organized. The teacher was very knowledgeable and the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely do this again in the future.
- Sofia

Naughty Vegan

The Naughty Vegan cooking class with Chef Maria was incredible - creative menu, excellent instruction, quality ingredients!
- Cynthia

Great food and good fun

My daughter and I really enjoyed the cooking class with Chef Maria. The class was friendly and we learned so much.
- Maura Gallagher

Cooking class

We had so much fun with Maria and the other chef! The Latin menu was complimented with Latin music and great energy! The food was easy to prepare and so tasty! Ceviche was our groups favorite! We had a ball chatting as we cooked and even a little salsa in between! Would recommend for groups or girls night out! Thanks Maria for being so flexible and kind!
- Tamika Maxwell

So much fun! Maria is amazing!

I would highly recommend the adult cooking class. I took my sister as a birthday gift. We had a fantastic time. The class is a mix of practical and hands-on learning. Maria, the head chef, does an amazing job leading the class and making it fun for both beginners and more advanced chefs. Plus the food was incredibly delicious.
- Gonzalo Gambino

Excellent experience

I took my boyfriend here for his bday and we had such a wonderful time! Great food, great people, and excellent overall experience ☺️ We would definitely come back!
- Stephanie


We took this class as an anniversary date. It was amazing. We took the pasta making class & it was so informative. It was so easy to learn and understand. The environment was extremely fun and inviting. We will definitely be back!
- Denasia Moore

Pasta night!

Had a great time with pasta night! Met new friends and enjoyed the experience! Food was delicious and fresh and great space Definitely will be back!
- Debbie

Creative vegan recipes

It was great to learn new creative ways to prepare delicious recipes in a vegan way. The food was wonderful!!
- Cristina Palacios

Definitely coming back

Love this class. Came with a few friends after work and had a blast chatting, learning and most importantly eating good food along the way.
- Victoria

Fun night

Great company, good food/wine and amazing teacher! We will certainly come back for more!
- Thais

Awesome Sushi Class

This 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!
- Vicky Nelson

Sensational Sushi Class Experience

This class was amazing.! We had so much fun learning hands on, tasting, cutting up vegetables, and eating. The atmosphere is stellar! The instructions were on point and the Chef/Owner was so engaging as she explained and demonstrated everything at a nice pace. I had the most wonderful experience and met some great people. The environment is safe, clean, and so welcoming. I plan to attend other class sessions soon and now I can make my own Sushi - one of my favourite foods. Highly, highly satisfied customer.
- Deborah


The sushi class was delightful - I learned so much. All the prep & ingredients were beautifully presented. The venue is beautiful - theres even wine selections there & Maria is a warm & responsive teacher!
- Sher Debby

Just book it, you won’t regret it:)!

The food and recipes are delicious, easy to make, and the ingredients are great quality. My husband and I have tried 3 different classes and have loved all of them. Great idea for date night!
- Andrea

Mucha Gracias

Muchas gracias por compartir tu conocimiento .. una linda experiencia y mucho aprendizaje
- Luz Giraldo

Just book it, you won’t regret it:)!

The food and recipes are delicious, easy to make, and the ingredients are great quality. My husband and I have tried 3 different classes and have loved all of them. Great idea for date night!
- Andrea


Maria’s classes are a smooth, professionally run production that has the added benefits of being warmly welcoming. My friend and I had a great time. Her healthier recipes of popular dishes are repeatable for home use. I always learn something new from these experiences.
- Ellen Berger

Great Cooking Class!

My coworkers and I absolutely loved Maria and her team! The class was fun and delicious! Highly recommend!
- Amanda

It was awesome

My husband and I went for some cooking while being pregnant and it was awesome. Congrats on your new location. Many more classes to come
- Karen R

The food is very good quality

We've had two classes and brought family members, and had a great time. The chefs are knowledgeable and personable, and the food is very good quality. It's a great ambiance for a class. Planning to go again.
- Mayda A.

The instructor was informative and sweet

My wife and I took our first cooking class tonight. It was 3 hours of a 4 course meal on Mayan cooking. The meals were amazing. The instructor was informative and sweet. I learned so many new cooking tips and can't wait to recreate the meals we made tonight. The food was healthy as well. I highly recommend this experience.
- Ernesto E.

It was an amazing experience!

I found The Real food Academy through Yelp and I can honestly say that it was an amazing experience! I've never been to a cooking class before and I will definitely come back again and I will be recommending this place to everyone I know! The food was delicious and very easy and healthy. If anyone is looking for a fun and different kind of date night, I would definitely bring your partner here.
- Deisy S.

What a fantastic experience!

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!
- Dolly F.

Chef Maria is a gem

Cooked beautiful delicious Korean food yesterday. Chef Maria is a gem
- Gail C.


AMAZING!!!! That's the only word you need to know when describing The Real Food Academy. My husband and I went for the Valentine's Day dinner and it was truly special. Maria the head Chef made sure to make us feel right at home. She also had a cute little game planned in between the cooking class. It was very fun! AND you can take your own bottle of wine and they provide the glasses! I will definitely be back!
- Carla F.

The food of course was incredible

Went with my wife for Valentine's Day cooking class and truly had an amazing experience. This was our second time going and we loved It just as much as the first time. Thank you Real Food for the experience, the food of course was incredible. We will be back again and again.
- Carlos F.

Great place for a date night!

Great place for a date night or fun time with friends! Loved making new foods. Even went home and bought ourselves a pasta maker. Enjoyable evening out!
- Heather R.

An experience that I will never forget!

I absolutely love this class it was an experience that I will never forget and I'm gonna be coming more and more and more to this class I learned so much the Maria the chef was so amazing shes a really good teacher I would recommend anybody to go and live this experience with the family with the boyfriend with the husband is a great experience I give more than five stars to her
- Daisy M.

A definite must do

Just had a great time learning new recipes , delicious food, in a great atmosphere. The instructor was excellent with awesome energy. A definite must do
- Vivian J.

Definitely looking forward to my next visit

Chef Maria was great.!!I had a wonderful experience great hospitality wonderful tasting food . Definitely looking forward to my next visit . Love the way she explained the recipe step by step i will highly recommend this to all my friends. Thanks Chef Maria for having us
- Ramon P.

What an awesome experience!

What an awesome experience! Chef Maria is passionate about clean eating and walked our class through preparing tasty, simple and healthy dishes in a super-relaxed environment. The vibe is chill, and you make quick friends with your classmates. Great for a couple's night out or groups. Just make sure to bring a bottle of wine (or two!) and a zeal for good eats! Highly recommend!
- Matthew B.

Can't wait to go back for our next lesson!

My husband and I went to the Korean Feast cooking class, and we really enjoyed it. We were very excited by the menu and were happy to learn a healthy take on Korean "fried" chicken. Chef Maria made our experience very fun. You can tell she puts a lot of love and passion into everything she does. Every ingredient we used was high quality, organic, and wholesome. We learned a lot, and can't wait to go back for our next lesson! Thank you, Chef Maria!
- Susie A.

Everyone loved it!

We've had The Real Food Academy come to our center more than 3 times and the participants love it! The Chef is friendly and very patient with our special population. We absolutely love the class and will continue to book them. Last time we made zucchini pasta and everyone loved it!
- Genesis M.

I will repeat no doubt

Very good class, the Chefs are very friendly, open and communicative and they involve all the students in the process; I will repeat no doubt.
- Enrique R.

The instructor was awesome!!

Great cooking class. The instructor was awesome!! Enjoyed learning new healthy food recipes!! The dishes looked and taste delicious!!
- Charlette S.

Maria was a fabulous host and teacher!

Maria was a fabulous host and teacher! The food was healthy and delicious. I highly recommend you try one of her classes. Thank you Ford Warriors in Pink for sponsoring #moregooddays.
- Terry T.

This exceeded my expectations!

I attended a Vegan class with chef Maria on Thursday evening. This exceeded my expectations, the class was well explained very fun and easy to understand step by step. The end result were super delicious meals with great ingredients. I am definitely looking forward to go back and learn some more !
- Alberto C.

Ceriche Workshop

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!
- Anabelle Rivera

We All Had Such A Phenomenal Time!

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!
- Amanda Hernandez

The Best Present I Got!!

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!
- Janet Doura

Cristina and Jeff were great!

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.
- Teresita Llerena

"Who knew vegan would taste so good?!"

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!!
- Klaudia & Alana Capote

Chef Maria was amazing!

Chef Maria was amazing! We had an awesome experience cooking delicious, natural recipes. We also met other like-minded people. I highly recommend joining a class for dinner.
- Ori S.

I really recommend this place for almost any occasion!

I really recommend this place for almost any occasion. For me is a before and after experience, before I did not enjoy cooking but I had to do it anyway so I decided to look for a place where I could learn easy recipes but very yummy and healthy so I gave this place a try like a 2 month ago and since then I haven't missed a class every single weak... I love this place, Cheff Maria is a super Cheff and a super person, Cheff Karina a very kind and thoughtful person and Cheff Salud full of joy... each one of them had different backgrounds and individual way of cooking and I personally enjoy each one style... my after is that know I loveeee to cook and plan to keep learning Oh Yea!!!!
- Elvira O.


This was an amazing experience!!! Chef Maria was outstanding. The learning experience invaluable and the food super tasty. You wine, you dine, you learn to prepare, you cook it and then you eat! Simply delicious! A DEFINITE MUST TRY!!!
- Mariela A.

Chef María makes you feel at home

This has been one of the most fun dates I've had in my life. The reason being is because as soon as you walk inside The Real Food Academy, you start to have the Chef experience. You get your apron on, Chef María greets you with her incredible energy and passion. You cant fool anybody, when you have a real passion in life it shows all around. Chef María makes you feel at home, and she delivers the class in a fun, educational and interactive way. The class is hands on and you really get to learn. I was invited to the vegan class and it was wonderful. Next day I went to the supermarket to get some of the ingredients and started trying the new dishes right away. You can also purchase cooking accessories and overall the experience is so much fun and the best part is that you get to eat a ton of food and try new things. Good job Chef María.
- Vivian J.

Highly recommend this to any of our friends and family.

We came to Miami for a Bachelorette party over Thanksgiving and really wanted to have a cooking class as part of our experience. Chef Maria went out of her way to ensure that we could schedule a private class during the holiday. We were hosted by Chef Jamila, who was extremely knowledgeable, welcoming and fun. She's an NYC-educated chef with extensive experience in top international restaurants, which made for great conversation as well. We had selected the Latin Menu and prepared Ceviche, Causa and Paella; all with premium ingredients. It was a pleasure to eat our own creations! Overall, we would highly recommend this to any of our friends and family. Thank you Real Food Academy for this Five-star experience!!
- Deborah A.

Great place , teacher and class!!!

Great place , teacher and class!!! Maria is a passionate chef and a gifted teacher . We were a nice group of 8 , had a fantastic class about Raw Food with all the healthy explanations and the food tasted wonderful! Highly recommended!! can't wait for my next class!
- Gigi G.

I learnt a lot about preparing healthy food

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
- Andrea C.

Wonderful experience!!!

Wonderful experience!!! The sushi night was hands on and we ate everything we prepared. Chef Cristina was super friendly and the ambiance was relaxed and warm. We are already making the dishes we learned and they taste delicious. We prepared a sorbet using super foods and it was the most delicious sorbet I have ever tried, and I am an expert on desserts:)
- Susana G.
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