Cayman’s top chefs will venture out
of the kitchen on 4 November when they take part in the Cayman Culinary
Society’s gala event.
Out of the Kitchen, at The
Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, will feature chefs from 21 of Cayman’s top
restaurants. Each chef will host a table of 12 guests and prepare a unique
three-course menu for that table while also entertaining the guests.
The evening will feature renowned
chef Eric Ripert as guest speaker. He will also share a preview of an upcoming
episode of his TV show, which will feature the 2010 edition of the Cayman
Governor Duncan Taylor and Premier
McKeeva Bush will also attend, with the governor’s chef hosting one of the
The event will serve as the
culmination of the Cayman Culinary Society’s Awards of Excellence and Trade
Show, which takes place from 2 to 4 November. It will also serve as a
fundraiser for a new scholarship that is being set up to develop Caymanian culinary
talent. The Cayman Culinary Society and The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman’s
Culinary Arts Scholarship will help to send a Caymanian to study at the
culinary school of Johnson & Wales University. The dean of Johnson &
Wales will be present for the launch of the scholarship and will give a
presentation on the school.
“The event has been very well
received by the community,” said Frederic Morineau, executive chef at The
Participating restaurants are: 7
Prime Cuts & Sunsets, Abacus, Agua, Bacchus, Blue by Eric Ripert, The
Brasserie, Cracked Conch, Government House, Grand Old House, Guy Harvey’s Island
Grill, Casa Havana, Hemingways, Icoa, Karma, Luca, Michael’s Genuine Food &
Drink, Osetra Bay, Ristorante Pappagallo, Rum Point, Solana and The Wharf.
“If you’re planning to have dinner
in Cayman that night, you need to go to the ballroom because all the chefs will
be gone from their restaurants, anyway,” laughed Frederic Morineau, executive
chef at the Ritz-Carlton.
Tickets are $120 per person and include an exclusive three-course
menu with wine and a dessert buffet. Anyone interested in being at their
favourite chef’s table should call The Ritz-Carlton at 815-6872 to make a