Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class

Recreational Culinary Class

Come, cook like a local 


Learn about the cuisine and food culture of Belize. Start with a visit to the market (dependent on weather conditions), then an ice-breaker activity to see how good you are at following instructions, after all it is a hands on cooking class. Thereafter, you start by sampling an array of local fruit wines. You then help prepare a variety of dishes under the tutelage of our local cooks using recipes handed down through generations. You'll learn about the diverse Belizean cultures, try traditional preparation techniques, sample essential spices and feast on your creations. This small-group tour and has a maximum of 10 participants.

What to Expect

Enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the class, which takes place in a fully-equipped kitchen at the Rainforest Haven Inn. You are provided with an apron and hat. Pictures are also taken during the class which is then emailed along with the recipe.  Local fruit wine or rum punches are served during the class.

As you prepare the dishes, your instructor shares insights about the ethnic groups and agricultural activities in Belize. Once the meal is finished, sit down with your small group to enjoy your meal together.

Sample Menu:
Monday - Saturday
·         Coconut rice and beans
·         Stew chicken
·         Potato balls (Vegetarians only)
·         Potato salad
·         Fry plantain
·         Bread pudding and rum sauce
·         Fry jacks
Additional Info
·         For booking, email us at
·         Minimum of 2 persons.
·         $50.00 USD per person
·         Hours are Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.