She keeps outdoing herself and coming up with new and fantastic dishes which have now placed Elvi’s Kitchen on top, as one of the leading restaurants in the country. Chef Jennie Staines, daughter of Ms. Elvi Staines, has also cemented her position as one of the top chefs in the country and is well known for her cooking skills and creativity with seafood and local Latin American ingredients. Jennie received training regionally and in the USA concentrating on Maya cooking. Growing up watching her mother cooking recipes that were handed down to her, Jennie has managed to fuse modern techniques with traditional cooking styles and flavors into innovative and flavorful dishes. “I truly treasure those recipes and honor the old ways of cooking in Belize,” commented Chef Jennie.

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