Chef Sean Kuylen presented at the TedxBelmopan, and it was all about Belizean food, and not just the standard fare either. From chaya to chocolate to casava, he covers it. You'll love his sense of humor: "Here we are living in Belize, we are craving KFC, McDonald's, and we want Contraband beer, Shelly!"
"In a comedic performance, Chef Sean Kuylen teases our taste buds and summons nostalgia as he calls Belizeans to better appreciate their local cuisine. Kuylen calls us to 'think globally but cook locally.' Chef Sean Kuylen was born in Corozal Town and later relocated to Dangriga Town at age 7. He attended Garifuna schools and began to relate to their culture, music and way of life. At age 18, he founded and performed with the Griga Boyz Band and later the very popular Punta Rebels Band as a Garifuna Drummer.
In 2004, after college, he left Belize to pursue his Culinary Degree in San Francisco, California. He did his culinary internship at Disney World in Orlando, Florida and eagerly returned home to work in Hopkins Village with a new look on Belizean cuisine. He currently owns a mobile kitchen that caters and showcase his 'Inspired Belizean Cuisine.'