GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2014) - Cayman Cookout, one of the world's most esteemed culinary events, once again welcomes an elite roster of talented chefs, wine and spirits experts to the Caribbean for a weekend of culinary demonstrations, exclusive tasting events and once-in-a-lifetime epicurean experiences at its seventh annual event January 15 - 18, 2015.

New York's seafood master Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin and chef of Blue by Eric Ripert, hosts friends and fellow acclaimed Chefs Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés, Daniel Boulud, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael White, Lynn Crawford, Sean Brock, Norman Love and Sven Elverfeld, along with mixologist Charles Joly, celebrated wineries and local tastemakers. 

Set amidst Grand Cayman's breathtaking views of Seven Mile Beach and turquoise Caribbean Sea, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and FOOD & WINE magazine present a variety of signature Cayman Cookout events including:

Wine Fair & Auction - A celebration of the finest tastes. Discover an unrivaled 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 organizations.

Barefoot BBQ - 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.

The Beach Bash - 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, colorful picnic tables and soft-swaying hammocks. Flavorful beach bites -- burgers, tacos and more -- satisfy as refreshing cocktails are served courtesy of Patron and rock star mixologist Charles Joly of Chicago's Aviary. Presented by Progressive Distributors, Kerrygold and Niman Ranch All-Natural Beef.

Bon Vivant Champagne Brunch & Cook-Off - Endless Veuve Clicquot champagne and extravagant brunch selections delight as Grand Cayman's most ambitious amateur chefs duel in a live cook-off.

Seven To Savor: An Evening with Eric Ripert and the Chefs Of Cayman Cookout - 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.

Guests can also select from beachside culinary demonstrations, elegant luncheons, reserve wine tastings, and meet and mingle at the annual Artisan Market.

Tickets for the seventh annual Cayman Cookout will be available October 15, 2014 at For accommodations at luxury Cayman Islands resort, contact your travel professional, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman at 800-241-3333 or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information, or reservations visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact Information:

Megan Licata, APR
Communications Manager

PO Box 32348 Seven Mile Beach
KY1-1209 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tel: +1 (345) 943-9000