Why Cayman Cookout Is the Culinary Event of the Year

Vacation is all about indulging in the best experiences possible, including food. If you consider yourself a foodie, you won’t want to miss The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s Cayman Cookout. For one weekend in January, elite culinary experts unite to create a celebration of food and wine incomparable to any other. Buy your tickets, book your stay, and mark your calendars because the events during this food festival sell out quickly! Don’t forget to access our complimentary Vacation Guide for even more foodie fun on the island.

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What Is Cayman Cookout?

Cayman Cookout celebrates food and wine on Grand Cayman. Acclaimed chef Eric Ripert of Blue by Eric Ripert hosts a long weekend of extraordinary culinary events. You’ll be able to see cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, indulge in group dinners, and more.

Local tip: Find out when tickets are going on sale and pick which events you would like to attend ahead of time. Space is limited, and events sell out quicker than you’d think. When else will you be able to indulge in Michelin Star-winning cuisine on the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach?

The Experience

During Cayman Cookout, you’ll be completely immersed in a culinary adventure unlike any other. From fresh barbecue served right on the beach with the sand beneath your toes to extravagant tastings, each event is better than the next. Open your mind to incredible new flavors– you never know what you’ll be served, but you know it will be heavenly. 

3 of the Best Things About Cayman Cookout

1. Celebrity Chefs

Cayman Cookout is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the best chefs and mixologists in the world. The main host is Eric Ripert of Blue, the Caribbean’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant. More than 10 other experts in the culinary field join him throughout the festival! Many of these chefs are Michelin Star winners and are very well known by the public. Chefs featured in the past have been Emeril Lagasse, José Andrés, and Andrew Zimmern. Who will be featured this year?

2. The Events

Tickets to the events at the prestigious Cayman Cookout are so sought after that they sell out well in advance. This exclusive festival requires planning to make sure you acquire tickets to what you would like to attend. Events include tastings, tours, special dinners, expert cooking demonstrations, and unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

3. The Cuisine

People travel from all over the world to come to Cayman Cookout. They all have one thing in common: their love of food. Watch as some of the best chefs in the world wow the crowd by cooking over open flames, or see their intricate plating techniques. Not only do you get to see the food, but you also get to see all the care that goes into it. Bottle after bottle of champagne flows throughout the entire festival, and you are sure to never be hungry!

Stay Right on Site

Get in on the action when you stay at The Residences Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Because our Residences are located right at the resort, many of the events during Cayman Cookout will be right outside your door! Our luxury rentals are all different sizes so you can create your perfect stay. Imagine waking up to blue skies and sparkling water views right out your window! With state-of-the-art kitchens and outstanding amenities, we have everything you need for the getaway of a lifetime. We look forward to hosting you!