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January 17 - 21, 2019  |  The Ritz-Carlton®, Grand Cayman

11th Annual Cayman Cookout Experience

Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Cardmembers are invited to the eleventh anniversary of the Caribbean’s premier epicurean event. This five-day, four-night beachfront celebration of food and wine includes luxury accommodations at The Ritz‑Carlton®, Grand Cayman, tasting demonstrations and unforgettable dinners from the world’s foremost famous chefs. As a cardmember, you also have access to unique cardmember-only events.


Your itinerary includes:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

ARRIVAL AT THE RITZ-CARLTON®, GRAND CAYMAN

Check in: 4:00pm

Enjoy a four-night stay at this world-class resort on the white sands of Seven Mile Beach, with an impeccable view from your oceanfront room with The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge access.

CARDMEMBERS ONLY
WELCOME RECEPTION — 5:30pm

Soon after your arrival, raise a glass at a reception by the hotel’s beautiful Haven Cabanas.

WINE AUCTION RECEPTION & WINE TASTING – 7pm

Following the welcome reception, attend a wine auction and tastings where you’ll have access to the connoisseur lot of auction items.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet is served each day The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge access
Morning Demos (All guests will go to the Jose Andres opening demo)

NOT JUST LUNCH – 11:30am - 1:30pm

Chefs and winemakers will collaborate to serve a unique lunch. Select from three options at featured restaurants. TBD, all of the demos and luncheon selections will be sent in October for cardmembers to review and pick.

AFTERNOON DEMOS

CARDMEMBERS ONLY
EXCLUSIVE COCKTAIL RECEPTION – 5:30pm - 6:40pm

Just before the famed Barefoot BBQ begins, enjoy an exclusive cocktail reception with Chefs Emma Bengtsson and Amanda Cohen on the Andiamo Dock

BAREFOOT BBQ

Kick off the weekend in true island style, barefoot on the beach. This casual barbecue will be lined with cooking stations from Cayman Cookout host, Eric Ripert, and other renowned chefs.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet is served each day The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge access

CAYMAN COOKOUT BEACH BASH – 9:00am - 1:00pm

Begin the morning with a catamaran sail across North Sound and stop to snorkel and swim at Stingray City. Then to Rum Point for satisfying culinary creations and refreshing cocktails enjoyed on shaded shores with candy-colored picnic tables.

AFTERNOON DEMOS

CARDMEMBERS ONLY
DINING EXPERIENCE

Two of the world’s most acclaimed Michelin-starred chefs, Eric Ripert, and Dominique Crenn, present an unprecedented culinary collaboration reserved for the most discerning tastes in the hotel’s AAA Five Diamond-awarded restaurant, Blue by Eric Ripert.

New Orleans Inspired Dessert Party, Cayman Style with Emeril Lagasse at Harbor Club Pool – 10:00pm

Join our incredible roster of world-renowned chefs and beverage experts.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

Complimentary Breakfast Buffet is served each day The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge access
Optional morning demo with Chef Reiner - 10:00am

Day for guests to relax

RUM AND ROBUSTO

Experience epicurean cigars, rum cocktails and live music at the Harbor Club for a relaxing, poolside afternoon.

CARDMEMBERS ONLY
SEASIDE SOIREE

Off Property Dinner at Agua Restaurant & Lounge

COCKTAIL RECEPTION – 7:00pm
DINNER – 7:45pm

Conclude your weekend with a multi course sea to fork culinary and wine journey.

Scallop on plate

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE

Exclusive cardmember price is $8,500 for you and a guest.

Tickets go on sale Sept 07, 2018 at 10:00 AM E.T.

At that time, please visit Cayman Cookout 2019 to reserve your package, which includes all cardmember-only events and four nights’ accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Because of the exclusive nature of this event, only a limited number of packages are available. We encourage you to make your reservations as soon as they are made available.

IMPORTANT: Reservations can only be made from a desktop computer. They are not accessible from your phone or mobile device.

You will need your JPMorgan Chase Online User ID and Password in order to complete your reservation.

If you do not currently have a User ID and Password, please take the time to establish them now to avoid reservation delays on the day packages are made available.

Purchase Event Tickets À La Carte

Should you wish to purchase tickets à la carte in lieu of reserving the full package, visit caymancookout2019.eventbrite.com and use the promotional code RCRCCO19.

This excludes the cardmember-only events, and accommodations must be reserved separately.

Event Talent

Event Talent, ERIC RIPERT, HOST

ERIC RIPERT, HOST

Eric Ripert, widely known for his acclaimed New York restaurant Le Bernardin, began his culinary journey at the age of 15 when he left home to attend culinary school. Two years later, he moved to Paris, where he worked, at the legendary La Tour D’Argent and the Michelin three-starred Jamin, where he would return after completing his military service. In 1989, Ripert moved to the States where he would hold positions at Jean Louis at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. and, eventually, Le Bernardin, where he is both the chef and co-owner.

Le Bernardin was named the No. 1 restaurant in the US and the No. 2 restaurant in the world by La Liste in 2017. Ripert is the vice chairman of the board of City Harvest, which works to bring together New York’s top chefs and restaurateurs to raise funds and increase the quality and quantity of food donations to New York’s neediest.

Event Talent, JOSÉ ANDRÉS

JOSÉ ANDRÉS

Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2012 and 2018, and “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.

A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is known for his avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of 30 restaurants throughout the country and beyond. His innovative minibar by José Andrés earned two Michelin stars in 2016 and 2017 and with that, José is the only chef globally that has both a two-star Michelin restaurant and four Bib Gourmands. Andrés’ work has earned numerous awards including the 2015 National Humanities Medal, one of 12 distinguished recipients of the award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Talent, EMERIL LAGASSE

EMERIL LAGASSE

Chef Emeril Lagasse recently opened his 13th restaurant in the US, Meril in New Orleans, and premiered Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse on Amazon. He has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, is the food correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America and has written 19 cookbooks. He has been a guest judge Bravo’s Top Chef for three seasons and continues to host Emeril’s Florida on the Cooking Channel. His Emeril Lagasse Foundation supports children's educational programs through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating and important life skills.

Event Talent, DOMINIQUE CRENN

DOMINIQUE CRENN

Dominique Crenn’s parents had a strong influence on her love for the culinary arts- she began her formal training upon moving to San Francisco in 1988 to work at Stars. In 2011, Crenn opened Atelier Crenn where her “poetic culinaria” earned one Michelin Star in 2011, and it’s second the following year. Crenn was awarded World’s Best Female Chef in 2016 by San Pellegrino’s 50 Best and in 2018 earned James Beard Foundation’s title of Best Chef: West. As an active member of the culinary community, Crenn promotes sustainability and equality through her collaboration with various organizations.

Event Talent, AMANDA COHEN

AMANDA COHEN

Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, her award-winning vegetable restaurant on the Lower East Side. The first vegetarian restaurant in seventeen years to receive two stars from the New York Times, it has been recognized by the Michelin Guide seven years in a row, and won awards from Gourmet Magazine, the Village Voice, and many others. She was the first vegetarian chef to compete on Iron Chef America and her award-winning comic book cookbook Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, now in its sixth printing, is the first graphic novel cookbook to be published in North America.

Event Talent, EMMA BENGTSSON

EMMA BENGTSSON

Chef Emma Bengtsson was named Executive Chef of Aquavit in 2014, after four years as Executive Pastry Chef at the restaurant. As Aquavit’s Executive Chef she has garnered (and retained) three stars from The New York Times and two stars from Michelin, the second female chef in the U.S. accorded that honor.

Prior to moving to New York, Emma worked at some of Sweden’s most renowned restaurants, including the two-Michelin starred Edsbacka Krog, Restaurant Prinsen, and Operakällaren. Emma attended Stockholm’s Hotel and Restaurant School after years of cooking at home with her mother and grandmother in Falkenberg, on the west coast of Sweden.

Event Talent, NANCY SILVERTON

NANCY SILVERTON

With partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza in LA, Newport Beach and Singapore, as well as Mozza2Go and Chi Spacca in LA. She also founded the world-renowned La Brea Bakery and Campanile Restaurant, an institution that Angelenos cherished for decades. Nancy has worked with some of the nation’s most notable chefs including in the kitchens of Jonathan Waxman at Michael’s Restaurant and Wolfgang Puck at Spago. Additionally, she has served as a mentor to numerous others who have gone on to become award-winning chefs and restaurant owners themselves.

In 2014, she received the highest honor given by the James Beard Foundation for “Outstanding Chef” as well as listed as one of the Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by Fortune and Food and Wine Magazine. In early 2015, Nancy launched Nancy's Fancy, a line of premium gelato and sorbetto which will be sold in supermarkets nationwide. Additionally, she is the author of nine cookbooks including The Mozza Cookbook, and the newly released Mozza at Home.

Nancy Silverton has an amazing capacity for embracing the beauty of wonderful food, and will undoubtedly continue to do so for the rest of her ingredient inspired life.

Event Talent, ANDREW ZIMMERN

ANDREW ZIMMERN

Andrew Zimmern is a four-time James Beard award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and gracious dinner guest. As the creator, executive producer and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and The Zimmern List, he has explored cultures in more than 170 countries, promoting impactful ways to think about, create and live with food.

He has written three books, appears monthly in Delta Sky Magazine, and an entrepreneur-in-residence at Babson College. Andrew is the founder and CEO of both Intuitive Content, a full-service production company that develops and produces dynamic original content, and Passport Hospitality, a restaurant and food retail development company. He is devoted to his charitable endeavors and sits on the board of directors for Services for the UnderServed, Second Harvest Heartland and Taste of the NFL. His life’s work is about demonstrating and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. More at andrewzimmern.com.

Chase Bank USA, N.A. is the issuer of The Ritz‑Carlton Rewards® Credit Card and a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Packages are for two (2) individuals, limit one (1) package per cardmember, and cardmember must be one of the participants. Attendees must be 18 years or older. Package price includes the items, activities, and/or benefits described in the offer. Arrival and departure transportation to and from the hotel will not be provided. Other costs are additional unless otherwise stated. Packages are extremely limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Full payment must be completed with a valid Ritz‑Carlton Rewards Credit Card at time of booking to confirm reservation. Chase and The Ritz‑Carlton Rewards® reserve the right to modify or cancel any event at any time upon notice to participants. In the event of such cancellation, cardmember will receive a full refund of the package price only. In the event of postponement or cancellation due to weather, or other circumstances beyond our control, dedicated concierge service will be available to help coordinate other plans, at your own expense. Schedules and staffing are subject to change. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Your accommodations for this event are part of a group booking; therefore Club Level Upgrades and $100 Hotel Experience Credits cannot be applied to your stay, and your hotel stay will not count toward qualifying for The Ritz‑Carlton Rewards promotions. Purchase of this event package will qualify under The Ritz‑Carlton Rewards Credit Card Program for the 5 points for every $1 you spend at The Ritz‑Carlton hotels. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks after the event for points to post to your Ritz‑Carlton Rewards account. Packages are non-transferable and not for resale. Applicable taxes must be paid by purchaser. All sales are final.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Chase Bank USA, N.A. is not responsible for the provision of or failure to provide the items, activities, and/or benefits described in the offer. Participants agree to release and hold harmless officers, directors, employees, agents, and assigns of Chase Bank USA, N.A., Marriott International, Inc., and their respective successors, and affiliates from any and all liability or damage of any kind resulting from, or arising from, participation in the offer or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or non-use of the offer (including travel-related activity). By purchasing this offer, attendees agree to abide by all rules of the events and to conduct themselves in an orderly manner. Failure to do so may lead to expulsion from the event. Appropriate attire required at all times. Must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Void where prohibited.