January marks Grand Cayman`s biggest culinary celebrations, to kick off the new year allow your taste buds to explode and run amok as you indulge in an unparalleled gastro honeypot of food adventures coupled with legendary cocktails and fine wine at Cayman Cookout. Now in its 10th year, this exclusive and interactive event showcases over 40 different experiences from cooking demonstrations, experience food tastings, culinary tours, gourmet dinners, wine pairings and distinctive beachside and barefoot culinary experiences.


The increased events gives connoisseurs more choice and the small size of all the events provides intimate experiences and ample time for attendees to interact and possibly get a selfie with the culinary superstars.

The festival commands the presence of celebrated chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and culinary influencers. It’s hosted by acclaimed chef Eric Ripert, renowned chef and co-owner of Le Bernadin in New York and creator of Blue at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The event features a remarkable roster of internationally recognized star chefs including Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés, Emeril Lagasse, Alfred Portale, Daniel Boulud, Dominique Crenn, Michael Mina, Rick Bayless, Robert Irvine and Sean Brock.

This year’s Cayman Cookout is happening over five captivating days from January 10 – 14. While the main events are hosted at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, which is just a few minutes’ drive or walk from Plantana, many of the events are held at other fabulous venues all central to Seven Mile Beach and Plantana. Get your tickets here: https://www.visitcaymanislands.com/en-us/cayman-cookout/events. 

Plantana provides the finest accommodation and is the ideal location for Cookout attendees to retreat back to after a food filled experience. It’s not too late to indulge in a last minute winter escape to Plantana where you will enjoy the best of Seven Mile Beach and the warm Caribbean Sea. Book online or contact us directly for short stay or last minute opportunities call 404-474-4344 or email info@plantanacayman.com.