Not everyone can make it to Cayman for Pirates Week, but one student did the next best thing.
Caymanian Kenroy Millwood is studying at Keele University in the United Kingdom and coordinated an event packed with Cayman flavour in conjunction with the African Caribbean Society at Keele to showcase Caymanian culture to his peers.
The Caymanian menu included curried and brown stew chicken, fish rundown, ackee and codfish, stew pork and rice and peas – all prepared by Mr. Millwood in his residence hall with assistance from Caymanian friends Marcie Wood and Nick Moore.
A Cayman Ambassadors Facebook page has been set up for Caymanians abroad and serves as a platform for students and Caymanians in the UK to connect.
“I am always grilled with questions about Cayman and the Caribbean in general,” Mr. Millwood said. “So it was an honour – as well as a relief – to share a full on Caymanian experience with my schoolmates over here in the UK. The pseudo-carnival really brought everyone in the building together and was truly a new experience for Keele University students.
“My sincere thanks go to the Department of Tourism for their amazing efforts and for the wonderful ambassador that joined us,” he said.
The event was supported by Caybrew, who sent over special edition Pirates Gold Lager and Caymanas Rum Cakes, who gave large and small cakes for tasting and prizes.
Seven Fathoms Rum, Cayman Sauce Company’s Hotter n’ Hell sauce, Miss Cleo’s Kitchen cookbooks and a gift certificate from the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort were also given away as prizes for costumes and dancing.
The Caymanian menu included curried and brown stew chicken, fish rundown, ackee and codfish, stew pork and rice and peas.