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Sat May 13 2023

Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival

By Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA)
Sat 13 May, 2023 5pm to 11:55pm

Taste of Cayman 2023

Camana Bay Festival Field, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman


Event Details

KYD $60
Adult General
KYD $225
Adult VIP
KYD $20
Child General
KYD $50
Child VIP

Children under five are FREE.

Find the very best of Cayman’s diverse cuisines, local produce and drinks to match at the Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival. Bringing together all the flavours of Cayman, you can look forward to celebrating 35 years of Taste.

The 2023 event promises to be bigger and better than ever before, celebrating Cayman traditions and a rich culinary heritage through Heavy Cake and Mixology competitions, plus some exciting new features which TOC can’t wait to share with you!

Restaurant Vendors (Subject to Change)

Agave - Mexican

Arepa 345 - Venezuelan

Beach House at The Westin - Caribbean, Mediterranean and Southern Asian

Burger Shack - American

Cabana - Caribbean

Caybrew - Local Brewery

Cimboco - Caribbean/International

Chicken! Chicken! - Caribbean

CityWok - Pan-Asian

D' Corn Shack Snacks - Popcorn Treats & Snacks

Driftwood Bar & Grill - Caribbean/American

The Edgy Vedge - Plant-based

Häagen-Dazs - Ice cream

Island Naturals - Plant-based

Pane & Pasta - Italian

Pico Taqueria - Mexican

Saint June at The Ritz-Carlton - International

Seven Fathoms - Cayman Islands Premium Rum

Taco Cantina - Mexican

Tortuga - Wines and Spirits

Vivo - International (vegan and vegetarian options)

Vines 2 Ocean (V2O) - Wine and raw bar

Water & the Elephant - Coffee and cafe

VIP Chefs

Taste of Cayman are also adding some international flare and flavour to this year's festival. Food Network Canada's Top Chef Canada Season 10 winner Chef Tre Sanderson, and Food Network's Sandwich King host Chef Jeff Mauro, will be the special culinary guests to participate in this year's festival. Tre Sanderson will be featured on the Bon Vivant Demo Stage, and Jeff Mauro will be doing a demo in the Experience room.

Chef Tre Sanderson A first-generation Canadian with Jamaican roots, Chef Tre is inspired by his Caribbean heritage and infuses it into every dish he creates. Chef Tre has worked in some of Toronto's best kitchens throughout his career, where he has been fascinated by other amazing cuisines. Chef Tre is proud to be recognized as the first black chef to win Top Chef Canada and is honoured to be inspiring the next generation of young diverse chefs.

Chef Jeff Mauro Emmy-Nominated Celebrity Chef, Jeff Mauro was born and raised in Chicago where he was determined from an early age to become the funniest chef in the world. After years spent cooking in restaurants, graduating with honours from Culinary School and performing on stage, he landed himself on Season 7 of the hit show Food Network Star. He ultimately won the competition by combining his passion for cooking with comedy and landed his own series, the Emmy-nominated Sandwich King. He is also a co-host of the 3-time Emmy-nominated The Kitchen, now in its 34th season. Jeff is also a recurring co-host on Food Network’s Prime Time show Worst Cooks in America.

Demo Stage Line-up

Maureen Cubbon, Director of Bestlife & Zest, will lead a kids cooking class.

Celebrity Amateur Chef Cook-off – Each amateur chef will be shadowed by a local professional chef (chefs will be announced soon).

The winners of Cayman-style Beef & Heavy Cake competitions will be announced.

Chef Tre Sanderson and local Chef Dylon Benoit (Carnivore) will have a joint special presentation.

Seven Fathoms Rum Mixology Competition.


Tribute band, The Material Girls Tribute Band of Pop Music’s Favourite Divas. Following the festival’s tradition of providing entertainment featuring international tribute bands of renowned musicians, this year’s highly-anticipated main act features the ultimate tribute band of female vocalists embodying the mega-star personas of Grammy Award winners Madonna, Cher, Adele and Lady Gaga. Collectively, they perform together as the Material Girls, a Canada-based tribute band that covers the best songs from prominent female artists through the decades.

The Fabulous 68's Roll and tumble through the Rock ‘n’ Roll jungle.

Dan Ebanks Distinctive sound and unique performance style of presenting as a full band using a live looping station.

DJ Rion Kirk Mixed DJ'd music set; crowd-pleasing blend of Caribbean rhythms and contemporary beats. 

Many of these will be featured in the All Things Cayman area where guests can experience the melodic sounds and vibrant performing arts from some local favourites rooted in the heritage of our beloved isles. (All Things Cayman is kindly sponsored by the Ministry of Sports, Youth, Culture & Heritage.) 

How to Vote

Like in previous years, visitors will be able to vote for the Best Restaurant. In 2023, 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 here:


Event Type

  • Family Events
  • Food & Drink
  • Music & Entertainment