The lineup of activities for the 11th Annual Cayman Cookout, Jan. 16-20, has been announced.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman confirmed that Chef Eric Ripert will return with an exclusive lineup of the world’s top chefs, including José Andrés, Andrew Zimmern, Emeril Lagasse, Dominique Crenn, Amanda Cohen, Emma Bengtsson and Nancy Silverton.

“Taking place on idyllic Seven Mile Beach … the exclusive weekend will celebrate gastronomy with an impressive collection of tantalizing tastings, entertaining cooking demonstrations, dynamic epicurean experiences, exciting parties and beachside relaxation,” The Ritz-Carlton said in a press release.

There are more than 50 events scheduled over the five-day cookout. The event will kick off with “Olé José” by Chef José Andrés, who will share his spirited stories and famed paella.

Later, Emeril Lagasse will host “Essential BAM!!!,” featuring Creole and Cajun cuisine.

The Beach Bash will return to Rum Point with the promise of catamaran fun and Cayman cuisine on the beach.

Dishes from each of the chefs will be served at the Great Gala during a multi-course dinner, hosted by Chef Ripert, at Blue.

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