Cayman Cookout 2015
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. Tickets can only be purchased online

Sous Chef - US$675

Limited time offer; available through Nov 15th.

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.

Purchase your Sous Chef package now.
Executive Chef  - US$1,300


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.

Purchase your Executive Chef package now.
Master Chef - US$1,800


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 18
The Beach Bash with Eric Ripert, presented by Progressive Distributors, Kerrygold and Niman Ranch

Sunday, January 19
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.

Purchase your Master Chef package now.


7:00 - 9:30 pm

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

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 noteworthy Cayman Islands charitable organisations.

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10:00 - 11:00 am

Olé José

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

From his new cookbook with Ron Oliver, 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.

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Beachside with Bernard Guillas

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

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.

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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.

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Cucinare Con Amor: An Italian Lunch with Michael White

Event Type: Lunch
Location: Periwinkle
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Blending Room

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Culinary Studio
Ticket Price: US$225

Join us for a hands-on demonstration and wine tasting as the namesake of Paso Robles’ JUSTIN Winery, Justin Baldwin, teaches the fine art of blending wines to create a signature taste unlike any other.

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Beach Wines with Ray Isle

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.

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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.

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Let's Brunch with Lynn Crawford

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

Paired with a flavourful Canadian Caeasar cocktail, Chef Lynn Crawford shares how to create her famous Bananas Foster Pancakes, Croque Madam and Spicy Chorizo and Potato Frittata for the ultimate brunch experience.

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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.

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Reserve Wine Tasting with Plumpjack & Cade Wineries

Event Type: Reserve
Location: Blue by Eric Ripert
Ticket Price: US$325

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

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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 and Marcus Samuelsson 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®.

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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 Seven Mile Beach.

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Beach Bash

Event Type: Signature
Location: Rum Point
Ticket Price: US$345 with boat or US$285 without boat

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, colourful picnic tables and soft-swaying hammocks. Flavourful 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. Presented by Progressive Distributors, Kerrygold and Niman Ranch All-Natural Beef.

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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.

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Gourmet Cheese Lunch & Presentation

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

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

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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.

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Nothing but the Bird with Marcus Sameulsson

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.

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2:00 - 3:00 pm

Artistry in Chocolate

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

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

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Carib-Italiano with Michael White

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.

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Veuve is All You Need: Reserve Champagne Tasting

Event Type: Reserve
Location: Cayman Islands Ballroom
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".

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Anthony Giglio's Guilty Pleasures

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Breville Beach Pavilion
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.

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3:30 - 4:30 pm

The Adventures of Eric & Tony

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.

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Ray Isle's New & Notable

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: Cayman Islands 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.

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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.

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Reserve Wine Tasting with Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Event Type: Reserve
Location: Blue by Eric Ripert
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.

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7:00 pm

Grand Cayman Dine Around

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. Please contact Upstairs at Kaibo for reservations and more information, kaibo@candw.ky or 1 (345) 9479975.


Grand Cayman Dine Around

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. After dinner, guests are invited to a unique meet and greet opportunity with our host Chefs, Pierre Casenave, Veuve Clicquot’s renowned winemaker and John Conover, General Manager of PlumpJack Winery and Partner in CADE Winery. 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 pm

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.

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12:00 - 3:00 pm

Bon Vivant Champagne Brunch Cook-Off Featuring Veuve Clicquot

Event Type: Signature
Location: 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.

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3:00 - 5:00 pm

Artisan Market

Event Type: Signature
Location: Harbour Club
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.

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7:00 pm

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

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, Norman Love and Sven Elverfeld.

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