Mark Your Calendars For The Epic Cookout At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Andrew Zimmern and Eric Ripert are among the impressive lineup of global chefs attending.

Grand Cayman has long reigned as one of the Caribbean's top culinary capitals, with an outsized food scene that dazzles with global influences and celebrated chefs. Visitors can find everything from five-star tables to killer local joints that completely belie the island's diminutive size. 

And if you want to experience Cayman culinary hospitality and ingenuity at its most star-studded, you won't want to miss Cayman Cookout, scheduled for Jan. 12-16, 2023, at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Seven Mile Beach. 

French chef Eric Ripert (a close friend of Anthony Bourdain and the head chef at Blue by Eric Ripert, the resort's onsite fine dining seafood restaurant) is hosting the 14th annual event that will draw huge names from the celebrity chef world. Among the guests will be Andrew Zimmern, Daniel Boulud, José Andrés, and Emeril Lagasse for a nonstop itinerary of intimate experiences and events. 

The recently renovated Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, is offering packages ranging from 4-7 nights for guests looking to attend some or all the Cayman Cookout events. And we like that stays can be curated based on interests—depending on whether guests are more into the beverage side of things, craving chef encounters, or want a good mix of eating and exploring one of the prettiest islands in the Caribbean, for example. 

Come for immersive cooking demonstrations, epicurean tastings, poolside partying, and lots of relaxation on the sand along what constantly ranks as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Did we mention temperatures are in the low 80s in Cayman in January? Perfect timing to escape winter, wherever you might be suffering it, while eating well.