The Consulate of Belize, along with the Special Envoy for Women and Children, spearheaded by Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize, is hosting the first See N Taste Belize, in partnership with the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), BELTRAIDE, Flavors of Belize and Florida International University School of Hospitality and Tourism.
The upcoming See N Taste Belize is taking place on Saturday, October 10, to raise funds for the first dedicated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in Belize.
Mrs. Barrow has dedicated her life to helping the children of Belize and through her efforts, the Inspiration Center opened its doors in 2014 to finally address the needs of children with special needs.
The building of the first dedicated PICU in Belize will bridge a significant gap in Belize's health care system and will play an important role in the country's development. Most importantly, by establishing a NICU/PICU, the hope is to help our desperately ill children by reducing the mortality and morbidity rate while offering long-term monitoring and rehabilitation services to children with various deficits through referrals.
At present only 50% of critically ill neonates survive, resulting in a neonatal mortality rate of 15 per 1000 live births in Belize. Data also show an unsatisfactory infant mortality rate for Belize for 21.1 per 1000 live births.
Janine Sylvestre Vega, Hon. Consul General of Belize in Florida, sends out an invitation to everybody to join them as they celebrate Belize and its unique culture, cuisine, art, music and people! TASTE the delicious hand prepared specialties by our Celebrity Belizean Chefs such as Chef Sean Kuylen, Chef Jenny Staines from Elvis Kitchen, Chef Sherlette Belisle from Rain Restaurant, Chef Rob Pronk and Chef Yolanda Castillo from Garifuna Flava Restaurant in Chicago, complemented by a cold Belikin Beer and Rum by Travellers and Cuellos Distilleries. SEE the beautiful art by our Belizean Artists, Walter Castillo, Marvin Meza, Inga Woods and Pamela Braun, while enjoying Belizean music all day long.
The day's schedule is as follows:
1. Champagne Brunch - 11:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Limited seats available. RSVP ONLY at VIP Bruch Tickets or call 305-755-0276
Get up close with all the chefs and artists and a chance to see presentations by Mrs. Barrow and Florida International University. Bid on exclusive packages to Turtle Inn, Cayo Espanto, Chaa Creek among other exotic packages!
2. SEE N TASTE Festival 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sample a dish from each Chef, while you browse and buy Belizean art and listen to music. There will be raffles and the silent auction bidding continues!
Your online paid tickets will be available for pick-up at the registration table. Buy your tickets at See & Taste Belize Tickets or call 305-755-0276 before they are all sold out!
Venue: Bayview Waterfront Ballroom, Florida International University, Kovens Conference Center – Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 N.E. 151 Street, North Miami FL 33183