Chef Scott Popovic - Certified Angus Beef brand corporate chef

Setting our sights on Grand Cayman

Refreshment on a hot beach
Cool drinks on a hot beach during a beefy affair on Grand Cayman.

Jetting off to the Cayman Islands sounds like a glamorous endeavor, but serving up impeccable meals and pleasing vacationing palates is no easy task … unless you’re in the company of Chef Scott Popovic and friends. Chef Scott participated in the Cayman Cookout again this year. The annual event is hosted by celebrity chefs Eric Ripert, José Andrés and Anthony Bourdain.

Before we dive into details of our stay in the Caymans — like our visit to the always exquisite Ortanique restaurant — we thought we’d share a few photos and give you a glimpse of this Grand Cayman adventure from the chef’s perspective.

Chef Scott Popovic - Certified Angus Beef brand corporate chef
Lounging poolside is not in the cards for a busy chef!
Cayman Cookout Barefoot BBQ
It was a truly grand view from the Cayman Cookout's beach barbecue.
Burgers on the Beach
Burgers make the world go round and while we're partial to Certified Angus Beef ® brand sandwiches, we gave Chef Spike Mendelsohn's lamb burger a big thumbs up!
Pickled Papaya at Cayman Cookout
Pickled Papaya is just one of the flavorful ingredients on this dish from Chef Bernard Guillas ... yum!
Smoked Certified Angus Beef brand tri-tip
And our favorite ... Smoked Certified Angus Beef ® tri-tip served with cheesy grits.
Chef Scott Popovic and Chef Eric Ripert at Cayman Cookout 2013
Eric Ripert, Cayman Cookout host with Scott Popovic, Certified Angus Beef ® brand corporate chef.
Grand Cayman beach
View from the beach on Grand Cayman.

We have more to report on our trip to the sunny skies and brilliant blue waters of the Cayman Islands. In the coming days we’ll also take you on a quick trip to Aruba. In February, come along as we head to Miami for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Winter never tasted so good!


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Jennifer Kiko

Jennifer lives on a rural route with her husband, kids, horses, cows and faithful Labs, Cash and Carter. She's an aspiring foodie and enjoys making good food for great friends. She lives next door to a winery, plays the piano, and admits to growing too many tomatoes.

2 thoughts on “Setting our sights on Grand Cayman”

  1. Hi guys my company is one step away from being 100%angus certified any recipes or ideas on how to prepare the four quarter meat as we are feedloting our own angus cattle and have to utilize the entire animal

    1. Thanks for your inquiry, Vernon. We”ll send you some information by e-mail.

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