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Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Excellent fun and you get to enjoy what you make too.

Your hosts will get you to prepare a cook a full meal with fresh local ingredients (and of course... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2019
MikeFo
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Brighton, United Kingdom
I learned to make CEVICHE!

This was, hands down, the highlight of our trip to Belize. We had 5 other couples with us that made... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
Amber W
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Mesa, United States
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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 & hat. Pictures are also taken during the class which is then emailed along with the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Victoria Street, San Ignacio, Belize
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Your hosts will get you to prepare a cook a full meal with fresh local ingredients (and of course Marie Sharp's ingredients). It is reasonable sized working kitchen (4 of of us was just right), it is a fun relaxed atmosphere. Check out their website...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

This was, hands down, the highlight of our trip to Belize. We had 5 other couples with us that made it a well balanced social event. It was hands on. Fry bread requires you to get the appropriate consistency and amount of kneading. We would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

This was one of my favourite experiences during our trip to Belize! Chef Will took really great care of us and was very helpful along the way, and the final product was DIVINE. The cooking class includes a tasting of Belizean wine and rum punch,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

Our spur of the moment decision to sign up for a Belizian cooking class exceeded all of our expectations. Chef William was not only an amazing chef but also an entertaining host. He made us feel at home from the moment we stepped into his...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Shamera C, Manager at Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

Wow, we are very pleased with your feedback and indeed William is a great asset to the business. We hope he motivated you enough to recreate the meal for your family and friends so you can share apart of your Belize experience. Thank you so...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019

We spent an amazing evening with Williiam and Ameera learning how to cook a traditional Belizian dinner of marinated chicken, rice and beans, and two salads. Also we made tortillas and my favorite "fry jacks". Williiam took us to the market first to teach us...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Shamera C, Manager at Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

We are happy to learned that you enjoyed making one of our main cultural dish and that it was one of the highlights. We do hope that you get to recreate the recipe for your family and friends. Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed April 7, 2019

Marie Sharp's store offers many choices: hot sauces, jams, wines, and rum. They sold a variety of sizes of their products including small bottles which would be easy to take home for gifts. Unfortunately, we did not sign up for their cooking classes - maybe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Shamera C, Manager at Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

Thank you for stopping by and we hope you sign up for one of our classes on your next visit. Thanks!

Reviewed March 15, 2019

Our five night stay was ideal with lots of available activities including a cooking class with William. We learned to make traditional Belizean rice & beans, stewed chicken, potato salad, fried jack and tortillas, as well as delicious bread pudding. William made the event informative...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Shamera C, Manager at Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Thank you for stopping by and making our culinary class apart of your experience will here in San Ignacio, Belize. Please let us abreast of when you make your own back home.

Reviewed March 13, 2019

We spent a great evening with William and Amira learing to cook a traditional Belizian meal. The time started with a visit to the market to pick up some ingredients and after tasting local fruit wines we were put to work! We learned to prepare...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Shamera C, Manager at Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we are happy to know you had a fun evening with us. We hope you share your pictures with us once you have made the meal and that your family and friends can enjoy...More

Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

The hot sauce tasting was only $5 US. Tried several hot sauces, jams and wines. I must admit, the wine was terrible, but to taste all the hot sauces and jams was a great experience. The habenaro jam blew my mind and am jelous I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Shamera C, Manager at Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Many thanks for your wonderful feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed the hot sauces, its most important for us.

Reviewed February 25, 2019

Willem and Shimera were wonderful. We had a very fun group to cook with. Learned about the foods, wines, culture as we cooked. The final product was beautiful and delicious. I have already made the stewed chicken and beans and rice dishes since returning from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Shamera C, Manager at Marie Sharp's Tourist Center & Culinary Class, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2019

Lots of thanks for a wonderful review, it’s enormous happiness when we see that your guests enjoyed the cultural culinary experience. We are trying always our best for our beloved guests. Thanks again!

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simonem264
October 10, 2018|
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Response from Shamera C | Property representative |
Yes we can accommodate a solo traveler for the Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce Tasting
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Stephen H
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Shamera C | Property representative |
Hi there, The cooking class is $50 US per person, minimum 2 persons, and a 50% deposit is required to book the session.
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Coacoa352002
April 6, 2017|
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Hi when are you interested in doing the class? Also note that a 50% deposit is required to confirm. Thank you.
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