Save the Date: January 10 - 14, 2018

One of the world’s most treasured celebrations of food and wine, Cayman Cookout, welcomes an elite roster of talented chefs, wine and spirit experts and culinary influencers each year. The exclusive, interactive weekend features cooking demonstrations, tastings, tours, dinners, pairings and unique epicurean experiences - all presented in a relaxed Caribbean setting of fun, friendship and barefoot elegance. The annual gathering is set amidst the Cayman Islands’ magnificent Seven Mile Beach and is hosted by world-renowned Chef Eric Ripert and his friends, including Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés.

Presented by The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, the tenth annual Cayman Cookout will take place on January 10 - 14, 2018, when Grand Cayman becomes the culinary epicenter of the Caribbean for five captivating days.


  • Personalities

     2018 Personalities

    Accompanying our host, Eric Ripert, is a veritable who’s who of palatable talent. Household names such as Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés and Emeril Legasse will be found in both the kitchen and the spotlight as our festivities unfold.

  • Events

    2018 Events

    Extravagant tastings, demonstrations, tours and dinners are just a sampling of the many celebrations that are in store for you. Assemble your itinerary with one delectable encounter after another and enjoy the occasion to the fullest.

  • Travel


    With nonstop flights departing from major cities across the eastern and southern United States, getting to Cayman is as easy as saying yes to the next item on the menu. With our accommodations, however, you may not want to leave.

  • Gallery


    New memories are always waiting to be made at Cayman Cookout. Preview the revelry that is to come by taking a look back at the highlights from past years. You might just discover some inspiration for your own dining adventures.