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

For event-related questions, please call 345-815-6117. Kindly note, this phone number is strictly for informational purposes only – ticket purchase is available on-line only.

All prices are in US Dollars.



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
Ticket Price: US$125

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

10:00 - 11:00 am

Olé José

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$150

Master of the Grand Entrance, Chef José Andrés kicks off the weekend in signature style. Andrés entertains with his spirited stories, while making his famous paella.


Beachside with Bernard Guillas

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

From his new cookbook, Two Chefs, One Catch, Chef Bernard Guillas showcases his love for seafood and world travel.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Rundown with Anthony Bourdain

Event Type: Lunch
Ticket Price: US$175

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


Soulful Flavour with Ludo

Event Type: Lunch
Ticket Price: US$195

Chef Ludo Lefebvre, chef and owner of the acclaimed Trois Mec and Petit Trois, celebrates soulful cuisine with a luncheon served al fresco with featured wine pairings.


The Beef Lovers Lunch

Event Type: Lunch
Ticket Price: US$125

From cooking with family to cooking for royalty, Chef Tony Biggs has a world view of the culinary scene. He enjoys cooking and serving good food. As director of culinary arts for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, he will be hosting this four course luncheon with featured wine pairings.


An Afternoon at Blue with Tom Colicchio

Event Type: Lunch
Ticket Price: US$295

Tom Colicchio, winner of the 2010 Outstanding Chef award from the James Beard Foundation, hosts a remarkable lunch at Blue by Eric Ripert.

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Taste of Texas with Dean Fearing

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

Creator of Fearing’s Restaurant and author of The Texas Food Bible, Chef Dean Fearing is known as a “Father of Southwestern Cuisine” and has spent his life cooking for people who love good food. Chef Dean will feature one of his amazing Trio of Tacos.


Creating Balance with Michael Mina

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$135

His philosophy on cooking is his philosophy on life: create balance and harmony. In the end, it is all about creating lasting relationships that make you feel great.


Wine Tasting with Buccella Napa Valley

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

Buccella is a producer that is inspired by the best wines of Italy, with a love for California terroir. Their reds are deep, rich and focused with structure and tannin built to age - some of the finest Napa Valley reds available on the market.


Wine Tasting with Jean-Luc Colombo 

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$100

Taste the incredible wines of the Northern Rhône with star winemaker and top French producer, Jean Luc Colombo. Discover the world of Syrah, from its original home, Cornas. Jean Luc Colombo is a French wine producer and negociant in the Rhône Valley. While Colombo produces several Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) wines in the Rhône, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Hermitage, he is most noted for being a pioneer in the revitalization of the Cornas wine region.

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Craving Ludo Bites

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$135

Visionary and charismatic Chef Ludo Lefebvre will be showcasing his French cooking skills with an international flavor with an international flavor cooking skills and stories from his cookbooks Ludo Bites and Crave.


Get Fresh with Hubert Keller

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

Prior to owning Fleur and Burger Bar in Las Vegas, Chef Keller made himself world famous by opening Fleur de Lys in San Francisco. Chef Keller will be sharing his love from cooking and what freshness is all about.


Mixologist

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

It's Happy Hour -- watch a skilled mixologist demonstrate the art of preparing new and classic cocktails and sample the prepared concoctions, unrivaled creativity and exceptional handcrafted cocktails.


Reserve Wine Tasting with Louis Jadot

Event Type: Reserve Tasting
Ticket Price: US$225

Taste the incredible Grand Cru Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines of Louis Jadot’s Burgundy production with world-renowned sommelier, and James Beard award-winning, Bernie Sun along with Blue by Eric Ripert head sommelier Michael Kennedy.

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Sailing with Silverado Vineyards & Grand Old House

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$125

Taste the exceptional wines of Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley’s famous Stags Leap District with Silverado’s General Manager Russ Weis, while sailing the beautiful blue Cayman waters on a catamaran with bites from chef of Grand Old House, one of Cayman’s most established restaurants.

4:30 - 6:00 pm

The Sound of Krug

Event Type: Reserve Tasting
Ticket Price: US$250 

Experience what happens when the art of music meets the art of Krug champagne. Taste the stunning wines of Krug including some of the rarest champagnes in production, paired with perfectly selected works of musical art.

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Barefoot BBQ Presented by Certified Angus Beef®

Event Type: Signature
Location: Royal Palms
Ticket Price: US$345

Dine under the stars as Chefs Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés, Cindy Hutson, Dean Max and other acclaimed chefs harmonize sizzling grills with the breaking waves. Hand-crafted cocktails, live music and sweet creations from Chef Florian Belanger will enchant into the evening.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Beach Bash Presented by Progressive Distributors Ltd

Event Type: Signature
Location: Rum Point
Ticket Price: US$375 with boat or US$295 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, enticing participants with its shaded shores, colourful picnic tables and soft-swaying hammocks.

Attendees will NOT be able to participate in the 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.demonstrations.

  • 10:15 a.m. - Buses depart from The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman to Safe Haven Harbour for catamaran transportation.
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Catamarans depart Rum Point and arrive at Safe Haven Harbour for bus transportation to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

11:30 - 1:30 am

Winemaker's Lunch at LUCA

Event Type: Demonstration
Location: LUCA Ticket Price: US$

LUCA Restaurant hosts Jean Luc Colombo for an aromatic, beachfront lunch pairing contemporary Italian cuisine with the incredible wines of this top Northern Rhone producer.


Blending Cultures and Flavours with Chef Hubert Keller

Event Type: Lunch
Ticket Price: US$295

Chef Hubert Keller creates signature tastes that blend culture, contrasts flavours and reveals new styles of dishes and serves a lunch experience unlike any other.

2:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thinking like a Chef with Tom Colicchio

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$135

Chef Tom is the co-founder of Gramercy Tavern in New York City and formerly served as its co-owner and executive chef. He is also the founder of Craft and Colicchio & Sons restaurants and author of Think Like a Chef. Chef Tom will be preparing one of his many wonderful dishes.


Sweet Secrets with Florian Bellanger

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

Florian Bellanger is a French pastry chef and a permanent judge on the Food Network's competition series Cupcake Wars. Chef Florian, co-owner of Mad Mac, will be showing us some of his secrets and techniques.


Wine Tasting with Trinité Estate and the Lurton Family of Wines

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

Discover one of the most anticipated new Cabernet Blends from the Lurton Family of Bordeaux’s California property, Trinité Estate. Taste their premium California Cabernet alongside some of the Lurton’s top Bordeaux wines, including Classed Growth Bordeaux from the region of Margaux.


Reserve Wine Tasting with Hart Davis Hart Auction House

Event Type: Reserve Tasting
Ticket Price: US$225

The world’s finest auction house, Hart Davis Hart from Chicago, is hosting one of the most anticipated tastings of Cayman Cookout 2016. Taste First Growth Bordeaux directly from the Chateaux with Blue by Eric Ripert Head sommelier Michael Kennedy and Hart Davis Hart.

3:30 - 4:30 pm

It’s All About the Sea with Chef Dean Max

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

Chef Dean Max is a chef/owner of six restaurants and the President of DJM Restaurants, which specializes in restaurant concept development and ongoing management. With many appearances on the Food Network and author of the book Life By the Sea, Chef Dean will be sharing his love of cooking.


The Adventures of Eric & Tony

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$150

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


Beach Wines with Ray Isle

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

Ray Isle is one of the most well-known wine personalities in the United States. His work with FOOD & WINE magazine, along with his appearances on TV and in a range of print makes this event incredibly popular each year. Ray will talk about his favorite wines for the beach and the best tips for finding yours!


Chateau d’Esclans with Sacha Lichine

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

Taste the vast and complex array rosé wines of the Provence region of Southern France with one of the world's most renowned winemakers, Sacha Lichine.


Reserve Wine Tasting with Sandhi, Evening Land Vineyards, Maison l’Orée, Domaine de la Côte

Event Type: Reserve Tasting
Ticket Price: US$225

Taste the wines of four different vineyards of top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the team of Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr, including wines from Oregon, California and France. Their wines are known for balance, purity and elegance. You will taste some of the most sought after wines from Grand Cru bottlings - some with only 300 total bottles of production, which is only one barrel!

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Krug on the Green

Event Type: Reserve Tasting
Ticket Price: US$225

Spend the early evening on the 9th hole of Blue Tip, The Ritz-Carlton’s Greg Norman-designed golf course, with a glass of Krug Champagne. Putt for prizes, enjoy the ocean and scenery while sipping some of the best champagne France has to offer.

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Meat and Greet by Niman Ranch

Event Type: Dinner
Ticket Price: US$175

Niman Ranch and its U.S. farmers and ranchers raise livestock traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest tasting meat in the world. They know that when you do the right things you get the right results. For them that means their passion for every detail brings you the finest tasting meats in the world. Experience this delectable four course meal to find out for yourself!

9:00 - 11:45 pm

Palm Party at Silver Palm Lounge

Event Type: Drinks and Music
Ticket Price: Not Required

Enjoy an evening in Silver Palm Lounge where Chef Hubert Keller will be the DJ, spinning the latest music in his own unique style. An excellent selection of tapas and cocktails will be available for purchase.

10:00 - 11:00 am

Big Taste with Rainer Zinngrebe

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

Chef Rainer Zinngrebe, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Vice President of Culinary, 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 in his book Small Bites Big Taste, which contains over 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 a selection of the amazing creations.


Cuisine of The Sun with Cindy Hutson

Event Type: Demonstration
Ticket Price: US$75

A major personality in the culinary world, Executive Chef Cindy Hutson has been exciting palates throughout Miami and the Caribbean since 1994. Cindy’s signature “Cuisine of the Sun” infuses flavours and fare mastered from her travels around the globe. Alongside her longtime partner Delius Shirley, Chef Hutson owns and operates Ortanique on the Mile Coral Gables, Miami and Ortanique Camana Bay, Grand Cayman.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Krug Journey

Event Type: Reserve Tasting
Ticket Price: US$350

Join us for an exclusive and iconic tasting with Jessica Julmy of Krug Champagne on Sunday morning. Taste everything from the Grand Cuvée to the rarest of Champagnes, Clos d'Ambonnay.

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Bon Vivant Champagne Brunch Cook-Off Featuring Moët et Chandon

Event Type: Signature
Ticket Price: US$220

Endless Moët et Chandon Champagne and extravagant brunch selections delight as Grand Cayman’s most ambitious amateur chefs duel in a live cook-off. The amateur chef finalists will face-off during brunch and the winner will be determined by celebrity chef judges Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, and José Andrés.

3:00 - 5:30 pm

Rum and Robusto

Event Type: Signature
Ticket Price: US$75

Experience epicurean cigars, rum cocktails and live music at the Harbour Club for a relaxing, poolside afternoon. Themed with the best of Cuba, this is a new and exciting addition to the Cayman Cookout lineup.

7:00 pm

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

Event Type: Signature
Ticket Price: US$777
Time: Reception 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Dinner: 7:30 - 11:00 pm

The Eighth annual Cayman Cookout concludes with an unforgettable seven course dinner hosted by Chef Eric Ripert, featuring Chefs José Andrés, Tom Colicchio, Dean Fearing, Michael Mina, Hubert Keller, Ludo Lefebvre and Florian Bellanger. Join us for the weekend’s signature event.