Cayman Cookout 2016 | Eric Ripert, Jose Andres, Anthony Bourdain
Hosted by Eric RipertPeruse the three special packages and schedules for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Fully included with any ticket purchase is a one-year subscription to FOOD & WINE® magazine. Offer valid for new U.S. subscribers only. See details at checkout.

All prices are in US Dollars.

If you have any event-related questions, please call 345-815-6117. Kindly note that this phone number if strictly for informational purposes only - tickets may not be purchased over the phone.

Sous Chef


Enjoy a Choice of Five (5) Culinary Demonstrations or Beverage Tasting Selections (excludes Reserve Wine Tasting events), plus:
Friday, January 16
Barefoot BBQ, presented by Certified Angus Beef®

Plus a one-year subscription of FOOD & WINE® magazine. See details at checkout.

Executive Chef


Enjoy a Choice of Five (5) Culinary Demonstrations or Beverage Tasting Selections (excludes Reserve Wine Tasting events), plus:

Friday, January 16
Barefoot BBQ, presented by Certified Angus Beef®

Sunday, January 18
Bon Vivant Champagne Brunch Cook-Off
Artisan Market

US$100 Food & Beverage Credit for use at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Plus a one-year subscription of FOOD & WINE® magazine. See details at checkout.

Master Chef


Enjoy a Choice of Five (5) Culinary Demonstrations or Beverage Tasting Selections (excludes Reserve Wine Tasting events), plus:

Friday, January 16
Lunch Event Selection
Barefoot BBQ, presented by Certified Angus Beef®

Saturday, January 17
The Beach Bash with Eric Ripert, presented by Progressive Distributors, Kerrygold and Niman Ranch

Sunday, January 18
Bon Vivant Champagne Brunch Cook-Off
Artisan Market

US$100 Food and Beverage Credit for use at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Plus a one-year subscription of FOOD & WINE® magazine. See details at checkout.



7:00 - 9:30 pm

Wine Fair and Auction presented by Jacques Scott and the Chefs of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Event Type: Signature
Location: Cayman Islands Ballroom
Ticket Price: US$140

A celebration of the finest tastes. Discover an unrivalled collection of wine showcases and exquisite culinary selections from the Chefs of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Featuring exclusive culinary, wine and travel experiences, proceeds from the evening's silent auction benefit The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Culinary Arts Scholarship and Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

10:00 - 11:00 am

Olé José - Sold Out

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Island Heritage Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$135

Master of the Grand Entrance, Chef José Andrés kicks off the weekend in signature style. From the roaring paella fire, Andrés entertains with his spirited stories.


Beachside with Bernard Guillas

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Breville Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$75

From his new cookbook, Two Chefs, One Catch, Chef Bernard Guillas shares his Coquilles St. Jacques Ile d’Ouessan, finished with cauliflower puree and truffle oil, and Kaffir Lime Asian Crab Risotto, flavored with plum wine and coconut milk.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Rundown with Anthony Bourdain

Event Type: Lunch
Location: Great Lawn
Ticket Price: US$150

Live from The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, chef, author and raconteur Anthony Bourdain tastes and talks local flavours with Cayman's most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs.


Cucinare Con Amor: An Italian Lunch with Michael White - Sold Out

Event Type: Lunch
Location: Andiamo
Ticket Price: US$180

Chef Michael White, chef and owner of the acclaimed Altamarea Group of restaurants, celebrates soulful Italian cuisine with a four-course luncheon served al fresco and featuring wine pairings with selections from Silverado Vineyards featuring winepairings from wine maker Russ Weiss with selections from Silverado Vineyards.


An Afternoon at Blue with Adam Handling featuring Veuve Clicquot

Event Type: Lunch
Location: Blue by Eric Ripert
Ticket Price: US$275

Adam Handling, British Chef of the Year and MasterChef finalist, hosts a remarkable lunch with Her Excellency The Governor Ms. Helen Kirkpatrick at Blue by Eric Ripert.


Naturally Niman Ranch

Event Type: Lunch
Location: Culinary Studio
Ticket Price: US$125

From the finest farms, artfully served with the freshest local ingredients, Niman Ranch hosts an elegant lunch reserved for the most discerning guests.

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Southern Comfort with Sean Brock

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Breville Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$75

Chef Sean Brock dishes on southern cuisine, pairing fresh Caribbean shrimp with creamy grits as he shares the storied traditions of lowcountry cooking.


Blending the Rules with Justin Baldwin

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: The Blending Room
Ticket Price: US$75

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Justin Isosceles with an interactive blending seminar wherein you will blend your own version of this iconic wine from Paso Robles. Join winery founder Justin Baldwin as he walks you through the art of blending wines to create a signature style unlike any other.


Essential Aqua with Sven Elverfeld

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Island Heritage Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$75

S. Pellegrino named three Michelin-starred Chef Sven Elverfeld's Aqua, located at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants. Elverfeld showcases his masterful technique and creativity with an inspired preparation of four essential rice varieties.


Beach Wines with Ray Isle - Sold Out

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Cayman Islands Ballroom
Ticket Price: US$75

FOOD & WINE Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle shares his selections of the finest wines to pair with breathtaking beachside views of the Caribbean Sea.

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Daniel Boulud's DBGB on the Beach

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Breville Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$135

From New York's finest restaurants to Seven Mile Beach, Chef Daniel Boulud shares a flavorful Thai Sausage and fresh Tuna Crudo, served with the "Smoky Bandit." A take on the classic mezcal cocktail with pineapple, lime and jalapeno.


Cooking with Lynn Crawford

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Island Heritage Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$75

Paired with a flavorful Rum Runner Pitchin’ In Cocktail, Chef Lynn Crawford shares how to create her famous jerk chicken on ruby watcho biscuits with mango cilantro salsa and also her delicious red snapper fish tacos for the ultimate lunch experience.


Private Auction Vintage

Event Type: Auction / Tasting
Location: Blue by Eric Ripert
Ticket Price: US$325

Oenophiles will be wowed at this private auction and cellar tasting of vintage Bordeaux from the top Chateaux.


Craft Cocktails with Mixologist Charles Joly

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Cayman Islands Ballroom
Ticket Price: US$75

Diageo Reserve World Class™ Bartender of the Year 2014, Charles Joly of The Aviary in Chicago, entertains with his signature serve, unrivalled creativity and exceptional handcrafted cocktails.


Reserve Wine Tasting with Plumpjack & Cade Wineries - Sold Out

Event Type: Reserve
Location: Capella on 5th Floor Meeting Rooms
Ticket Price: US$325

Grown amidst dramatic California landscapes, taste a remarkable selection of wines from PlumpJack and Cade wineries.

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Barefoot BBQ

Event Type: Signature
Location: Tiki Beach
Ticket Price: US$320

Dine under the stars as Chefs Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson and other acclaimed Chefs harmonize sizzling grills with the breaking waves. Hand crafted cocktails, live music and sweet creations from Chef Norman Love delight into the evening, presented by Certified Angus Beef®.

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Adam Handling

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Island Heritage Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$75

Join British Chef of the Year and MasterChef Finalist on a culinary demonstration where he will prepare 'chicken and lobster' and Chocolate orange.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Beach Bash

Event Type: Signature
Location: Rum Point
Ticket Price: US$345 with boat (Sold Out) or US$285 without boat (Available)

Set sail on a catamaran across the turquoise Caribbean Sea to Stingray City, Chef Eric Ripert's favorite destination to swim and snorkel, and revel in a distinctly Caymanian experience. Rum Point awaits, enchanting with its shaded shores, colorful picnic tables and soft-swaying hammocks. Flavorful beach bites - burgers, tacos and more - satisfy as refreshing cocktails are served courtesy of Patrón and rock star mixologist Charles Joly of Chicago's The Aviary. Counting with the presence of acclaimed Chefs like Bernard Guillas, Lynn Crawford, Sean Brock and more. Presented by Progressive Distributors, Kerrygold and Niman Ranch All-Natural Beef. 

Attendees will not be able to participate in the 2:00-3:00pm demonstrations.
10:15am - Buses depart from The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman to Safe Haven Harbour for catamaran transportation
1:30 - 2:45pm Catamarans depart Rum Point and arrive at Safe Haven Harbour


Winemaker's Lunch at LUCA

Event Type: Lunch
Location: LUCA
Ticket Price: US$195

LUCA Restaurant hosts Jon Conover for an aromatic, beachfront lunch pairing contemporary Italian cuisine with full-bodied wines of PlumpJack and Cade wineries.


Gourmet Cheese Lunch & Presentation

Event Type: Lunch
Location: Culinary Studio, 5th floor
Ticket Price: US$125

Mary Keehn, founder of Cypress Grove Chreve and dairy goat enthusiast entertains as she serves a crave-worthy lunch featuring fine artisanal cheeses.


Nothing but the Bird with Marcus Samuelsson - Sold Out

Event Type: Lunch
Location: Blue by Eric Ripert
Ticket Price: US$275

Chef Marcus Samuelsson loves twists on classic cuisine, creating signature tastes that blend culture, contrasts flavours and reveals new styles of eating. Join in as Samuelsson reinvents traditional chicken dishes and serves a lunch experience unlike any other.

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Artistry in Chocolate - Sold Out

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Cayman Brac Ballroom
Ticket Price: US$75

Norman Love Confections' award-winning bon-bon blends masterful techniques and passionate artistry, in one sensuous taste.


Carib-Italiano with Michael White - Sold Out

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Island Heritage Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$75

Caribbean and Italian cuisine converge as Chef Michael White serves Caribbean Spiny Lobster & Burrata and creamy Risotto with Conch.


Veuve is All You Need: Reserve Champagne Tasting - Sold Out

Event Type: Reserve
Location: Capella 5th Floor Meeting Rooms
Ticket Price: US$225

Veuve Clicquot Winemaker Pierre Casenave presents an exclusive tasting of some of the house of Veuve Clicquot’s most exquisite champagnes. Revel in the effervescence and storied tastes of Veuve Clicquot, renowned for its strength and complexity, discreet flavours and "only one quality, the finest".


Anthony Giglio's Guilty Pleasures

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Grand Cayman Ballroom
Ticket Price: US$75

Wine expert and entertainer Anthony Giglio will pair wine with just about anything because he chooses not to drive himself crazy striving for the Holy Grail. Sure, there are ethereal, "classic" matches like Sauternes with foie gras, Chablis with oysters, and Cabernet with a rib-eye steak, but sometimes—whether he's opening a bottle of Riesling at 11 a.m. or decanting a bottle of Bordeaux at 11 p.m.—if he's reaching for guilty pleasures like truffled french fries or a bag of chips, that's what he's "pairing" it with. Come learn, laugh and explore with one of the most entertaining wine personalities on the planet.



3:30 - 4:30 pm

The Adventures of Eric & Tony - Sold Out

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Island Heritage Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$135

Travel around the world, from one unbelievable adventure to the next, as Good vs. Evil meet in true Cayman Cookout tradition.


Ray Isle's New & Notable

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Grand Cayman Ballroom
Ticket Price: US$75

Discover a first-taste of this season's finest selections from around the world with FOOD & WINE Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle.


Island Style with Dean Max

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Breville Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$75

The Brasserie, Chef Dean Max's signature Cayman restaurant, celebrates sea-to-fork cuisine with the freshest local seafood, flavourful ingredients and refined island style.


Reserve Wine Tasting with Joseph Phelps Vineyards - Sold Out

Event Type: Reserve
Location: Vela 5th floor
Ticket Price: US$325

Escape to the most renowned estates in Sonoma and Napa Valley as Joseph Phelps Vineyards presents a tasting selection of premium California, estate-grown wines.

6:00 pm

Wine & Dine at Bon Vivant

Event Type: Signature
Location: Bon Vivant
Ticket Price: US$55

Wine and Dine at Bon Vivant with Anthony Giglio one of the most entertaining wine and spirits authorities on the planet and Anthony Biggs who used to be working as a royal personal chef, traveling worldwide while sampling exotic dishes, and even a short stint on reality TV, Chef Tony Biggs is ready to entertain you with some great food.

Evening

Dine Around

The hosts of Cayman Cookout invite you to experience some of the superb dining options throughout the island. The following restaurants are offering specially curated menus, specifically for this esteemed culinary weekend.

Please contact the restaurant of your choosing for more information or to make a reservation. Enjoy your food and wine!


Grand Cayman Dine Around: Seven

Event Type: Dinner
Location: Seven

Named for the famous beach right outside its door, Seven blends casual Ritz-Carlton elegance with a dash of Caribbean flair. Savour a delicious meal in the light filled dining room or on the terrace overlooking Seven Mile Beach and Caribbean Sea. In the evening, revel in the Caribbean’s ultimate steak experience. To make reservations call 345-943-9000.


Grand Cayman Dine Around: Andiamo

Event Type: Dinner
Location: Andiamo

Classic Italian cuisine meets casual Caribbean ambiance at Andiamo. Our al fresco Italian kitchen celebrates homemade favorites - fresh-made pasta, pizza and delicately grilled entrees - on a breezy terrace overlooking the resort's winding waterways. Homemade gelato, served from our whimsical cart. To make reservations call 345-943-9000.


Grand Cayman Dine Around: Taikun

Event Type: Dinner
Location: Taikun

Taikun fuses the finest grade of sushi with authentic ingredients, sophisticated presentation and legendary Ritz-Carlton service. From traditional makis to the freshest sashimi to savory tempura rolls, Taikun delivers an experience worthy of its name, an ancient Japanese term of respect from which the English ‘tycoon’ was derived. One of the hallmarks of the Taikun experience is real wasabi grated tableside. The Taikun staff grates the rhizome against sharkskin in the traditional Asian fashion, ensuring the delicate wasabi root touches only organic materials. To make reservations call 345-943-9000.


Grand Cayman Dine Around: Brasserie

Event Type: Dinner
Location: Brasserie

If you're a committed foodie, welcome to the fold. Chef Dean Max, owners King & Lisa Flowers, and their talented team make every Brasserie visit unique and something to remember. Our links with the finest local growers, thriving kitchen garden, and very own deep sea fishing boat keep things fresh every day. Call 345-945-1815 to make reservations. 


Grand Cayman Dine Around: Upstairs at Kaibo

Event Type: Dinner
Location: Upstairs at Kaibo

The secret of Upstairs lies in the source; every dish we create incorporates elements from the Caribbean Sea. We offer our menu composed of the very best of everything that we can possibly find in Cayman, presented honestly. Upstairs presents the dining experience on the picture perfect veranda of our disused plantation house style venue, overlooking the sea. The sights, smells, and sounds we appreciate in beautiful Cayman Kai are inspiration for the menu and part of the experience we share with our guests. The romance of the Caribbean days gone by, combined with the fresh exciting approach to presenting local ingredients in a new way is what makes Upstairs a unique experience. At the end of the day, no matter how serious we may take our work; this is about celebration and enjoyment. We welcome you as if it were in a good friend’s Caribbean beach house. Kick back, have rum, and feel at home. Further details of the event can be viewed here: kaibo.ky. Tickets for Upstairs at Kaibo Tasting Menu can be purchased directly from the ticket agent www.brownpapertickets.com.


Grand Cayman Dine Around: Ortanique

Event Type: Dinner
Location: Ortanique Presents "The Ultimate Surf and Turf"

Join Chefs Cindy Hutson & Mike Fischetti of Ortanique in welcoming Executive Chef Peter Vauthy of Red, the Steakhouse as he brings his sizzling flavors from South Beach to Camana Bay for a private dinner at Ortanique on Saturday, January 17 at 7pm. Special guests for the evening will include representatives from Veuve Clicquot and PlumpJack and CADE Wineries. This exclusive one-night culinary event, hosted during the weekend of Cayman Cookout, will welcome guests with elegant hors d’oeuvres and bubbly Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, followed by a world-class five course dinner at Chefs Cindy and Mike’s fine-dining Caribbean restaurant, Ortanique. Guests will be treated to the ultimate “surf and turf” cuisine, ranging from Ortanique's envelope-pushing culinary masterpieces featuring fresh and local seafood to Chef Peter’s melt-in-your-mouth prime aged Certified Angus Beef Prime, for which Red is nationally recognized every year. Each course will be paired with top-rated wines from PlumpJack and CADE Wineries to complement the decadent dishes prepared by this powerhouse trio. Your experience will culminate with unforgettable house-made desserts complemented with the sweet and bubbly iconic Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec Champagne. Tickets are available for $225 USD and include service charge; please call Kelly Banks at 1 (345)-640-7710 or email kelly@ortaniquerestaurants.com to purchase tickets.

10:00 - 11:00 am

Sun & Turf with Cindy Hutson and Peter Vauthy

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Breville Beach Pavilion
Ticket Price: US$75

Enjoy some fun in the sun as Chef Cindy Hutson and Chef Peter Vauthy team up to give the ultimate Surf & Turf Cooking Class. Participants will learn the secrets and tips from the two Award Winning Chefs. Recipe cards will be given out so you can create your culinary experience at home.


Small Bites Big Taste

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: The Culinary Studio 5th Floor 
Ticket Price: US$75

Executive Ritz-Carlton Chef Rainer Zinngrebe has travelled globally over the past two decades in his capacity as a master chef. Struck by the similarities of food and eating habits across borders, cultures and cuisines, he has decided to share all on his book “Small Bites Big Taste”, which has more than 80 recipes for exciting, contemporary dishes that are not only easy to prepare but also lots of fun to share with family and friends. Chef Rainer will demonstrate some of those amazing dishes.

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Bon Vivant Champagne Brunch Cook-Off Featuring Veuve Clicquot

Event Type: Signature
Location: Cayman Islands Ballroom
Ticket Price: US$225

Endless Veuve Clicquot champagne and extravagant brunch selections delight as Grand Cayman’s most ambitious amateur chefs duel in a live cook-off.

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Artisan Market

Event Type: Signature
Location: Harbour Club Pool
Ticket Price: US$45

Epicurean artisans gather at the Harbour Club for a relaxing, poolside afternoon, sampling wine, cocktails and the tastes of Cayman with the tastemakers themselves.

7:00 pm

Seven to Savour: An Evening with Eric Ripert & the Chefs of Cayman Cookout - Sold Out

Event Type: Signature
Location: Blue by Eric Ripert
Ticket Price: US$725

The seventh annual Cayman Cookout concludes with an unforgettable seven course dinner, hosted by Chef Eric Ripert, featuring Chefs Daniel Boulud, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael White, Lynn Crawford, Sean Brock, Sven Elverfeld and Norman Love.