May 16, 2021

Celebrate the Cayman Islands’ Vibrant Epicurean Culture at Ninth Annual Cayman Cookout Hosted by Chef Eric Ripert

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screen-shot-2016-11-24-at-10-07-12-amLimited Tickets Remain for the Caribbean’s Premier Culinary Event Featuring
All-Star Chef Line-up for 2017 – Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés, Emeril Lagasse and more

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, November 24, 2016 – This holiday season, treat food-loving family and friends to the gift of Cayman with tickets to the most coveted gastronomic event of the year, Cayman Cookout, taking place January 12-15, 2017, in the Cayman Islands. Born by esteemed Chef Eric Ripert nine years ago and hosted by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT), The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and Time Inc.’s Food & Wine Magazine, the event pays homage to the Cayman Islands’ superlative food and drink scene, which draws foodies and gourmands to its shores all year long. Featuring four days of unforgettable culinary demonstrations, gourmet tastings, intimate dinners and more, complete with an impressive roster of celebrity chefs, Cayman Cookout is a culinary traveller’s dream vacation and the perfect stocking stuffer.

Led by Chef Ripert alongside special guests Anthony Bourdain and Chef José Andrés, this year’s event welcomes a number of established newcomers from the culinary world, including Emeril Lagasse, Christina Tosi, Terrance Brennan, Daniel Humm, Tim Love and Roland Passot, along with famed mixologists Charles Joly and Bob Peters. Visitors can join these A-list chefs and participate in memorable interactive events from unique mixology classes to VIP excursions, all amid the stunning natural backdrop of Seven Mile Beach.

screen-shot-2016-11-24-at-10-07-23-am“As the ‘Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,’ we curate and elevate the Cayman Islands’ celebration of superb culinary arts and always exceed guest expectations,” said Mrs. Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism for the Cayman Islands. “Cayman Cookout signifies the very exciting start of our culinary journey for the year, and we couldn’t be more grateful to our valued partners for helping us propel the event year-after-year to reflect our ever-expanding epicurean scene, further positioning the Cayman Islands as a bucket-list destination for 2017 and beyond.”

screen-shot-2016-11-24-at-10-08-28-amThe four-day culinary weekend will feature more than 40 events and activities led by some of the most influential tastemakers and industry experts. New for 2017, “Essential BAM!!! With Emeril Lagasse” will showcase Chef Lagasse’s Creole and Cajun cuisine during an exciting cooking demonstration, while “Dom Pérignon on the Green” is a friendly competition of golf at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Golf Club, where golfers will compete for a magnum of Dom Pérignon Champagne.

screen-shot-2016-11-24-at-10-07-57-amBack by popular demand, guests can look forward to the “Barefoot BBQ Presented by Certified Angus Beef” event featuring dining under the stars and mingling with the top chefs. Other staple events returning this year include “The Adventures of Eric & Tony,” a cooking demonstration led by Chef Ripert and Bourdain along with the “Bon Vivant Cook-off Brunch,” a Sunday soiree featuring a local chef competition judged by headliners Ripert, Bourdain, Andrés and Lagasse. For a full list of demonstrations, activities and more, please visit the event website.

To purchase tickets or book a trip, go to, or to plan your trip before Cayman Cookout, visit us at Join the Cayman Cookout conversation on Twitter at @CaymanCookout and @Cayman_Islands and use #CaymanCookout.


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