Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival 2024

The 2024 event promises to be bigger and better than ever before, celebrating Cayman traditions and a rich culinary heritage.

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Last updated 09 April, 2024

Taste of Cayman - Friday 12th and Saturday 13th April 2024

Taste of Cayman is Cayman's largest food and drink event held annually in Grand Cayman.

Foodies gather in their thousands to experience classic, local cuisine from Cayman favourites as well as imaginative, mouth-watering creations from the Islands’ newest eateries.

Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival presented by Visit Cayman Islands is an annual initiative of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) which promotes the culinary excellence of the Cayman Islands food and drink scene. Taste of Cayman 2024 is bigger than ever before, with an expanded entertainment menu over the weekend of 12th-13th April 2024. Get ready for Taste of Cayman with a side of The Black Eyed Peas!

What to Expect

Friday 12th April

This year, Taste of Cayman at Camana Bay is kicking off with a side of Black Eyed Peas. That’s right! The six-time Grammy award-winning, Black Eyed Peas are going to kick off Taste of Cayman with a one-night-only concert on Friday 12th April. They are known for a string of worldwide hits, like ‘I Gotta Feeling’, ‘Where is the Love’ and ‘Don't Stop the Party’, and have collaborated with successful artists such as Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Shakira and many more. Gates open at 7pm. Get your tickets now!

Entertainment Line Up 

  • 7pm - Gates open
  • 8pm - Dan Ebanks
  • 9pm - The Neverines
  • 10pm - DJ RKM
  • 10.30pm - Black Eyed Peas

Saturday 13th April

Once you've whet your appetite on Friday with the Black Eyed Peas, return to Festival Green, Camana Bay on Saturday 13th April to celebrate the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean with the highly anticipated, annual Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival.

Culinary Demos

Coming all the way from the Big Apple to our slice of paradise, meet the two celebrity chefs on the Bon Vivant Demo Stage in partnership with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CITA). 

Ron Ben-Israel Chef-Owner of one of the world's most established couture cake studios. His collections of trendsetting cakes have been spotted in many of New York’s hotels and venues and featured in countless publications and television shows, including The New York Times, Vogue Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and many more.

Mark Strausman Michelin-starred restaurant-trained chef, restaurateur and author who has achieved  the coveted position of chef de parti (senior chef) in the mid-1980s. The Chef and Owner of the critically acclaimed Mark’s Off Madison Restaurant and Bakery in NYC’s Flatiron District, Mark has also been featured on NBC’s The TODAY show, CBS This Morning, Martha Stewart Living and many others.

On Saturday 13th April, both Chefs will perform culinary demos on the Bon Vivant Demo stage. On Sunday 14th April, there will be a fun, relaxed, family-style brunch at Saltwater Grill as chefs work alongside the Saltwater Grill chefs to create signature dishes. Ticket $95 plus beverages. info@saltwatercayman.com for tickets.

Bon Vivant Demo Stage Line Up

  • Kid’s class led by Maureen Cubbon
  • Culinary demos with celebrity chefs, Ron Ben-Israel & Mark Stausman. Specifics TBD
  • Winners of Cayman-Style Beef & Heavy Cake competitions from the All Things Cayman area will be announced
  • Offshore Gin Mixology Competition

Entertainment Line Up

  • 7.30pm - Swanky Kitchen Band
  • 8.30pm - DJ Urusai
  • 9.15pm - Fireworks
  • 9.20pm - Rico Rolando
  • 10.05pm - DJ Mat Banx & Laser Show

Get Involved

Who has the best Cayman beef? The best cassava cake? We know some of the best Cayman-style meals are prepared right at home and that's why Taste of Cayman is calling all community chefs and bakers to enter their Cayman Style Beef and Heavy Cake competitions on Saturday 13th April! Sign up to be a contestant and prepare your best version of these dishes for your chance to be crowned the champion and win prizes. Register online or email taste@tower.com.ky.

The full line up for 2024's food festival is yet to be announced. See below for all the lastest information on this year's celebrations…

Restaurant Vendors

With just a few weeks to go, there are already over 30 vendors ready to offer some of the most delicious bites and sips. Taste of Cayman will offer a variety of culinary options, from classic restaurants, international cuisine, food trucks, sweet treats and more. Here’s a preview - Aria, Allora, Agave, Pane & Pasta, The Hive, Saint June at the Ritz Carlton, Island Taste, Cimboco, Steak Social, Bite Club, Burger Shack, Cayman Cabana, Seven Fathoms, Hurley’s, Vivo, Al la Kebab and Tortuga! Follow the Taste of Cayman socials or visit Taste of Cayman to see a full list of vendors.

How to Vote

Like in previous years, visitors will be able to vote for the Best Restaurant. In 2024, guests can cast their vote via a new voting feature in partnership with the Good Taste app. So get ready to vote by downloading the latest version of the app now. 

When: Friday 12th April 2024, 7pm-1am (Black Eyed Peas concert)
Saturday 13th April 2024, 5pm-11.30pm (annual Food & Drink Festival)
Where: The Festival Green at Camana Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Friday Pricing

General Admission: CI$140
Premium Stage View: CI$300
Exclusive VIP Access: CI$500

Saturday Pricing

General Admission: Adults CI$60|Child CI$20
VIP Admission: Adults CI$225|Child CI$50

Friday & Saturday Bundle Options

You can also purchase 2-day ticket bundles and get 10% off!

General Admission (GA) Bundle: CI$180 (Friday + Saturday GA)
VIP Bundle: CI$650 (Friday + Saturday VIP)
Premium Stage View GA: CI$325 (Friday Premium Stage + Saturday GA)
Premium Stage View VIP: CI$475 (Friday Premium Stage + Saturday VIP)
Mixed Bundle 1: CI$330 (Friday GA + Saturday VIP)
Mixed Bundle 2: CI$500 (Friday VIP + Saturday GA)

To find out more and to purchase tickets, visit tasteofcayman.org. You can also buy tickets at various outlets across the Island:

  • Blackbeard's (except the Falls and the Outlet)
  • Divers Supply & Sports Supply (West Shore Center)
  • Funky Tangs (Savannah & George Town)
  • Office Supply
  • TicketPlus.ky (Online)
  • Tower Office (Fidelity Financial Centre), weekdays 9am-5pm.

All ticket inquires: taste@tower.com.ky or (345) 623 6700. Visit tasteofcayman.org to buy tickets, find out more about participating restaurants, music artists and discover unique experiences for 2024.

©Taste of Cayman, 2024. ‘Taste of Cayman’ is a registered trademark wholly owned and operated by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA).


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