Guests for Cayman Cookout 2014 included:
Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world. He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including “TODAY”, “Iron Chef America”, “Good Morning America”, “Fox News,” CNBC and more. Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate, 2010) which offers readers an in-depth look into spirits and ingredients available to today’s mixologist, both professional and amateur alike.
Abou-Ganim has also won three “Iron Chef America” competitions; pairing cocktails with Iron Chef Mario Batali; with Iron Chef Jose Garces and most recently with challenger Chef Sean McClain
Evan Brown is a strong advocate for American Artisan Cheese and its advancement in today’s food culture. With over 20 years of professional experience in the industry, Evan is well respected globally as one of the leading experts in Cheese and Specialty Foods. He began his career working in the Natural Foods industry while studying in college where earned his Nutritionist License in 1994. In 1996 He began working for a specialty foods distributor in Miami, Fl. In April of 1999 at the age of 24 Evan joined the sales team at Gourmet Foods International where he proudly still resides today.
In 2005 Evan became a member of the American Cheese Society and is proud to be one of the first Certified Cheese Professionals in the world. He has established himself as a leader with his success in creating and maintaining the cheese programs with establishments such as Whole Foods, The Cheese Course, Norman Brothers, and many other fine retailers.
Since her debut in 2004, jazz/soul vocalist Nicole Henry has captivated audiences worldwide with her exquisite voice and beguiling live performances that have earned her three top 10 albums, international media accolades, and sold-out shows from Miami to Moscow to Madrid. Her hit “The Very Thought of You” reached #7 on Billboard’s jazz chart and Henry’s 2011 release, “Embraceable”, reached the top 20 on jazz and smooth U.S. jazz radio charts that established her as a peerless interpreter of jazz and pop standard, transcending genre boundaries. Her most recent release (2013), “So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry Live”, was recorded at Henry’s sold-out performances at Feinstein’s in NYC.