The sun is bright and the grass lush and green. The white van rounds a turn as a group of wild roosters gather around a small but fully leaved plant. Pulling up to the hotel, you can see the light blue ocean waves slowly caressing the white beach’s sand, gently crashing and adding an almost silent ambiance to the buzz that is building in the air.

The lobby is energetic and full of guests eager for the weekend to begin, their heads turning every which way to attempt a stolen glance at some famed celebrity chef. This isn’t just another romantic island vacation, this is the 2012 Cayman Cookout.