Cayman cuisine offered online in US

| 15/06/2017 | 10 Comments
Cayman News Service

Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism

(CNS Business): Foodies across the US can now cook with a Cayman flavour thanks to a partnership between the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DoT) and Chef’d, a fresh ingredient, meal-kit delivery service. This collaboration marks the first travel and tourism partner for Chef’d, which will offer five hand-crafted recipes through 15 September 2017 that evoke Cayman’s culinary heritage. These meal kits, which can be ordered online, comprise locally-inspired recipes created by four on-island chefs using ingredients and culinary techniques characteristic of Cayman.

Director of Tourism Rosa Harris said of the partnership: “The Cayman Islands is rightfully renowned for its award-winning beaches and stunning underwater playground; however, it is our vibrant culinary scene, ranging from five-star establishments to rustic seaside fish shacks that truly affirms our three-island paradise as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean.

“Recognising the motivating role food plays when choosing a vacation destination, we are so proud to partner with Chef’d to introduce American epicure travellers to the Cayman Islands in an intimate and memorable fashion, allowing us to capture their hearts in the best way we know how – through their stomachs.”

Kyle Ransford, Chef’d CEO, added, “One of the things our customers love about Chef’d is getting exposed to new flavours from around the world. Our customers will love the meal kits from the Cayman Islands because it will teach them how to prepare exotic ingredients at home. They will feel like they are on a tropical vacation with just one bite.”

The specialty collection, which includes pre-portioned ingredients and step-by-step instructions, provides a choice of four signature dishes as well as a rum-based dessert:

  • Blackened Mahi Mahi – by Alex Menegon, Ristorante Pappagallo
  • Guava Glazed Pork Chops – by Chef Vidyadhara Shetty, Blue Cilantro
  • Piña Colada Chicken – by Chef Jolene Nelson, Founder of Nyämaste
  • Curried Chicken – Traditional Caymanian recipe
  • Chocolate Bread Pudding – by Chef George Fowler, Calypso Grill

Coinciding with the new partnership is an online contest running through the end of the promotion. The Eat Like a Local Cayman Islands Sweepstakes will reward the grand-prize winner with a trip for two to Cayman, including a six-night stay at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, airport transfers and exclusive dining experiences.


Category: Culinary Tourism, Tourism

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  1. Anonymous says:

    why couldnt htis idea be taking to the locals/
    what is caymanian about these Rcipes?

  2. Cayman cuisine really? says:

    Maybe the Director of Tourism needs to go one of the DOT PRIDE work shops to know what Caymanian cuisine is.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Seriously Rosa, until now I had great respect for you…which one of these meals is Caymanian? which of these chefs is Caymanian? Did you grow up eating Guava glazed pork chops? Come on now, you are making a laughing stock of us Caymanians..

    Shame on you for promoting Cayman in this way..

    My advice, either pull this marketing program or get some recipes from Ms, Vivienne or some of other local chefs..

  4. Anonymous says:

    What is wrong with us? Seriously why is it we find it easier to please others. How could the Cayman Islands tourism sector approve this. Where are the Caymanian dishes and chefs. Wow.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, nothing about those dishes is Caymanian.

  6. Anonymous says:

    So now we know why there are no tourist’s on the islands anymore as the Department of Tourism are spending their time keeping people at home.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What no turtle?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Seriously??? Cayman cuisine!!! I’m so tired of these people with their fake advertisements. You all are not caymanians so please don’t try and sell this B.S. to people making them think that what you’re offering is what they should expect if they were invited to caymanian family dinner.

    • Beth says:

      I got all excited there for a minute, was expecting Cayman style Beef, Fish rundown, cassava cake, Conch stew, etc.
      What dish from that menu is Caymanian? That is a menu inspired by expat chefs, good efforts but please do no deceive the consumer!

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