Ava's Cooking Class

Ava's Cooking Class, Crooked Tree: Address, Phone Number, Ava's Cooking Class Reviews: 5/5

Ava's Cooking Class
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Cooking Class offers a unique cooking experience of Belizean cuisine in a welcoming village environment with abundant nature. The class typically starts at 9:00 ~ 10:00 am with Mrs. Ava’s introduction and explanation about the flow of this cooking class. The guests take turns to cook some parts of the meal by themselves. After that, guests can enjoy their meal over a sit-down lunch together.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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roadieplanner
Torrington, CT287 contributions
Wonderful hostess, great food
Mar 2019 • Couples
Not being super birders we decided to take a cooking class while we were at Crooked Tree. It was so much more than a class. We got to tour Mrs. Ava's farm. She and her husband raise turkeys, chickens, ducks, pigs as well as a garden. We cooked and chatted about our families. We had chosen a menu when we signed up for class. We made a bread pudding, cheese dip, curry chicken, vegetable rice, fried plantains and salad. We also tried some of Mrs. Ava's homemade cashew wine. Thank you Mrs. Ava for welcoming us to your home,
Written March 18, 2019
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Maxine W
Bradenton, United States22 contributions
Genuine Belize meal
Jan 2019 • Family
Great experience. We came by cruise ship and upon my request for transportation, they arranged pick up from the pier - we arrived on New Years Day and the city shuts down on this holiday so the prices we were getting for transportation to the class were ridiculous. The pre arranged price with Ava's was reasonable. The ride was great and informative and flew by. The class is in Ava's home with open doors and windows and thankfully they had a fan blowing to keep us cool. The class was great! We made the Fish and Fufu dish as well as the chips and dips and coconut pie. Ava was very organized and had everything ready for us. She allowed us to do as much of the preparing as we wanted and guided us along. As some parts of it were cooking, we were given a tour of her property - pigs, chickens, calf, vegetables..... It is quite remarkable the amount they have to maintain for their vegetables and animals. After we cooked the family joined us for lunch - we made a large amount of food - which added to the cultural experience we had. I would do this again in the future.
Written January 6, 2019
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96Juanita
Seattle, Washington127 contributions
A Must, more than cooking -cultural experience
Mar 2018 • Solo
Wow!!! I know how to cook but wanted to experience the culture. I actually got to make several dishes with Ava's wonderful guidance and learned those special ingredients/technique for local favorite dishes. Then the experience of chatting her and all that she manages - it's like a mini farm. I may have missed a few birds in Crooked Tree but I met a wonderful grm of a lady in Beluze. I felt I really got more than cooking but a cultural education. The dish shown was a lovely cheese dip.
Written March 4, 2018
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Yu-Cheng Yang
Belmopan, Belize2 contributions
Great!
Jan 2018 • Friends
I had the experience of cooking class before in Thailand, and I loved it. So when I knew that there is a cooking class in Belize, I was thrilled! I was desired to learn Belizean foods all the time. The experience was great, and the teacher was a lovely lady who cooked in her little kitchen. Although the space wasn't huge, but it made you feel sweet and warm. And the teacher also prepared the recipe for us, so that we can still cook when we are at home. It's worthy to visit! :)
Written February 4, 2018
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narimo
Belize City, Belize1 contribution
Worth a visit
Oct 2017 • Friends
I really enjoyed her cooking class.
Ms.Ava is very cheerful lady and good cook as well.
It will be a great opportunity for local food lovers to know authentic Belizean Mom's home cooking !
Written February 2, 2018
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JianJhang
Belmopan, Belize4 contributions
Nice and wonderful food tour!
Jan 2018 • Friends
Excellent the Belizean meal and cooking class!
Before you join the tour, you could choose one from appetizers, main courses, and desserts.

Mrs. Ava would prepare the materials which you choose from the menu.
She kindly explained and showed each material and let you operate by yourself.
We enjoyed and relaxed the cooking together.

After the cooking, you could taste the food, it was so nice!
Written February 1, 2018
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bayezid1989
Belize City, Belize22 contributions
Real cultural experience!
Nov 2017 • Friends
Ms. Ava, the chef was not only skillful but also open-minded and kind. I enjoyed cooking and having lunch in the welcoming village house surrounded by abundant nature including her homegrown vegetables and lovely livestock there.
Written February 1, 2018
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