Celebrate Cayman Cookout 2020 with Food, Wine and a Luxury Villa

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Epicurean fun meets tropical sun at Cayman Cookout, one of the world’s most prestigious food and wine events and the Caribbean’s most sought-after foodie fest. Grand Cayman’s 12th-annual culinary extravaganza kicks off on January 15, 2020, followed by four days packed with gourmet cuisine and unforgettable culinary events.

Enjoy relaxed, barefoot elegance while indulging in sublime feasts, browsing food stalls manned by internationally acclaimed chefs and sipping cocktails crafted by the world’s finest mixologists—all surrounded by the beautiful, azure Caribbean Sea. With a lineup of star chefs and television personalities, Cayman Cookout 2020 will be a veritable bon vivant experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Incredible Star Power of Cayman Cookout 2020

Hosted by chef Eric Ripert, the co-owner of New York’s exceptional Le Bernardin and creator of Blue by Eric Ripert, the Caribbean’s only AAA Five Diamond dining experience, Cayman Cookout 2020 brings together an A-list roster of the world’s most talented chefs, spirit experts and culinary influencers. 

This year’s impressive cadre includes three-star Michelin chef Dominique Crenn; “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern; Top Chef winner and restaurateur Stephanie Izard; and the always entertaining José Andrés and Emeril Lagasse, among others. Headliners will show off their talents during a variety of special— sometimes amusing—events, such as interactive demonstrations, lectures, pairings and a spirited cook-off.

Culinary Extravaganza on Seven Mile Beach

The gastronomic celebration features an exciting agenda of fine-dining affairs, relaxed beachside lunches, cocktail and wine tastings, local tours and other sumptuous and creative epicurean experiences.

While most events are based at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, some experiences go beyond the shores of Seven Mile Beach. For example, take a tour of Tortuga Rum Company, enjoy a memorable lunch retreat on Cayman Brac, dive for invasive lionfish with José Andrés or sip craft cocktails during a sunset sail.

Cayman Cookout Events You Don’t Want to Miss

With over 60 events, ranging from small-kitchen experiences to lavish luncheons to a sensational Great Gala multi-course dinner, there is something for every type of gourmand at Cayman Cookout. Try world-class dishes, wine and spirits, learn new techniques and recipes, or sit back and soak up the scene with other attendees. Indulge in flavors from France, Spain, Argentina, Greece, Japan, Great Britain and the Caribbean, plus bold vintages from Provence, tea-inspired cocktails, wine pairings from award-winning sommeliers and so much more. 

All events are capped at a small number of participants, allowing revelers the opportunity to personally interact with the chefs and professionals in a relaxed, yet intimate atmosphere.

Stay in a Luxury Villa Near Cayman Cookout

Take your tropical foodie escape to the next level and stay close to the action at one of our South Sound and Seven Mile Beach villas. Or, sail to the Cayman Cookout events from one of our Rum Point and Cayman Kai villas. Satiate your palate and rub elbows with culinary aficionados to your heart’s content; then head back to your private oasis to relax and recharge between festivities. With stunning private pools and elegant appointments, our bespoke luxury villas have everything you need for the ultimate getaway. 


If you’re considering a family vacation during Cayman Cookout 2020, we’ll help you strike the perfect balance between family time and food time! Get your fill of gourmet treats while a trusted childcare service watches over the younger members of your family. Later, explore the island together and enjoy Cayman’s array of family-friendly activities, or take the culinary experience back home with a meal prepared by our in-house Executive Chef team.

We look forward to welcoming you to Grand Cayman for an unforgettable and delicious vacation!

To save on your Cayman Cookout accommodations, use our Winter — Only in Cayman promotion! Pay for four nights and get your fifth night FREE!

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Where: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
When: January 15-20, 2020

How: Check out the full schedule and purchase your tickets for Cayman Cookout or contact our concierge and let us help you plan your getaway.