Visitors often tell us that their favorite part of Belize is her people. They talk about how friendly and open Belizeans are, welcoming them warmly to our shores and showing them the absolute best of Belize. With that in mind, we present to you some of those friendly favorites.
Chances are, you will meet them during your travels and experience the warmth and hospitality that make them stand out to us too!

Frank Varma
The Head Chef at Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace, Frank is a young, passionate member of the Belizean Culinary World. Professionally he has worked in a kitchen for eight years, but as he says, “I’ve been playing with fire and food since I was a little kid.” Favoring cuisines that taste like home, through his culinary journey Frank has grasped the skills of fusing local and cultural flavors with international techniques to recreate dishes that reminds him of everything he grew up eating.
A self-described “food fanatic”, Frank is eager to share his cooking with everyone. “Being a chef opens your mind and taste buds to diverse foods from around the world. At the same time, I want to share the flavors I am comfortable with… food for the soul!”
Taste Frank Varma’s culinary creations at Rain located at Caribeville just north of Sir Barry Bowen Bridge in San Pedro Town. If you find the meal exceptional, ask to meet the chef and let him share his Belizean Smile with you!

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About the Author: Janelle Cowo

The youngest member of the My Beautiful Belize family, Janelle loves traveling and experiencing new cultures both within and across the border of Belize. She particularly enjoys history and is an avid Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance reader. What she lacks in stature, Janelle has (and even surpasses) in spirit for adventure. She is willing to try pretty much anything, from daring jumps to new eats. Janelle lives her life according to Mae West quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

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