The chefs of the Cayman Islands are quickly becoming known as some of the best in the Caribbean – constantly and quite literally always cooking up something new for hungry islanders and tourists alike.  Now, in an effort to even further broaden the culinary efforts of the islands – Chef Eric Ripert will bring the Cayman Cookout event back to Cayman between the 12-15th of January, 2017.  The weekend will be a celebration of the food, wine and the natural beauty of the Caribbean with world famous chefs, wine experts, tastings, demonstrations, tours and dinners all held at The Ritz-Carlton resort on Grand Cayman.

The Events
There are of course a massive collection of events happening over the weekend – but as they are quite exclusive – there are just 3 ticket options – opening up an intriguing collection of options for attendees. The first package allows for a choice of unto 5 culinary demonstrations and tastings, attendance to the Barefoot BBQ and a years subscription to Food & Wine magazine. The second gives all the above, plus attendance to the Bon Vivant Champagne Brunch cook-off, and a $100 Food & Beverage Credit for use at the Ritz Carlton, while the last package – aptly named the Master Chef package – gives all of the above plus Lunch event selection for the first day of the event, entrance to the Beach Bash with Eric Ripert and entrance to the Artisan Market.  For more information on tickets
Official Twitter page: https://twitter.com/caymancookout

Some Of The Chefs
The highlight of the event each year is without a doubt the vast list of world-renowned chefs that take part in one way or another. So you know what to expect – we’ve added a short bio for a few selected chefs below.

Eric Ripert – Eric is chef and co-owner of the New York restaurant Le Bernardin, which ranks at a fantastic 19 on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. He’s also partnered with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to open Blue by Eric Ripert right here in Grand Cayman, has been a recipient of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honour and is the host of his own Emmy-award winning PBS TV series Avec Eric. Be sure to attend the Beach Bash if you want to see what he can do!

José Andrés – José was named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011, and he is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, who has appeared on several TV shows and written a series of books. He’s the chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup and has opened several dining concepts in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Puerto Rico.

Lynn Crawford – Many will know Lynn Crawford for her work with the Food Network (and a huge list of other TV shows) and for her award-winning cookbooks. He CV is of course exceptional and includes work as executive chef for the Four Seasons Hotel in both Toronto and New York and as chef-owner of the acclaimed Ruby Watchco in Toronto’s East End. She has received numerous professional awards, including the OHI’s Chef of the Year (2012), Chevalier du Fromage, Thomas Jefferson Award Honouree from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Consumer’s Choice Business Woman of the Year and Spokesperson for the James Beard Celebrity Tour.

This is just a small selection of the Chefs who will be appearing at and working throughout the Cayman Cookout festival.