Savor the flavors-Experience a true, “Taste of Belize”!

Savor the flavors-Experience a true, “Taste of Belize”!



Imagine standing mere inches away from flaring and sizzling Belizean culinary masterpieces, simmering to perfection.  Surrender to the enticing aromas as it  hypnotizes each of your senses-we invite you to experience ALL this and more at  the anticipated, “Taste of Belize”.

As the highlight of the entire two-day event, make sure to secure your ticket for day one, held on December 1st, 2012, in the beautifully elevated Cayo District, at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, starting at 7:00 p.m., until.  Indulge in an array of Belizean cuisines as you’re immersed in the epic battle amongst professional chefs, for the prestigious title of, “Belize’s Master Chef”!

On Day One:

  • Formal Gala
  • Professional Chefs (Belize’s Master Chef) Competition
  • Cake Decorating Competition
  • Bartending Competition

At the San Ignacio Welcome Center, the second day will commence, in the Cayo District, at 10:00 a.m., on December 2nd, 2012.   Entrance is free and visitors will have lots to enjoy, from the culturally influenced “Food Fest,” to the smoldering Barbeque “Grill Master Competition.”  This competition gives amateur chefs the  chance to prove their skills in front of the best in the business and before their largest audience! Whether you are a foodie barbeque fanatic, or not, this competition  will inspire your inner cook.

On Day Two:

  • Poultry Competition
  • Meat Competition
  • Seafood Competition


Taste of Belize” is Belize Tourism Board’s culinary signature event, geared toward setting a higher standard and demand for excellence in Belize’s culinary art plateau. First launched in 2002, it has continuously grown in popularity both internationally and locally.  Another historic move toward expansion has led to the change of venue, from Belize City to the Cayo District.

The fusion of cultural dishes provides visitors with a true sense of Belize’s diversity.  Creativity is a must, and a variety of secret ingredients challenges these chefs to add depth to their already unique Belizean dish.   The winner then walks away with the title of, “Belize’s Master Chef”.

A Tasteful experience:

This event continues to lure foodies from all walks of life, to Belize.  Ask questions, take notes and see the pros as they race against the clock to plate their creations.  With the change of venue from Belize City to the remote

Cayo District, absorbing the experience ofthe “Taste of Belize,” has never been more appealing.

For all interested Professional and amateur chefs, we invite you to sign up and  show us what you are made of!  For more information about this event, and for ticket prices, please contact,  Mr. Perry Bodden at the Belize Tourism Board, office number: 227-2419, and email him

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