Bringing the Caribbean to your table
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) and Chef’d, a non-subscription, fresh ingredient meal kit delivery service, recently launched the first-ever destination-inspired meal kits curated by some of the most talented Cayman Islands’ chefs.
Foodies nationwide can now bring a taste of the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean into their own homes with the click of a button by ordering a Cayman Islands’ meal kit online at Chefd.com through September 15, 2017.
“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,” said Mrs. Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism. “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!”
A Taste of the Cayman Islands
To ensure the meal kits’ authenticity to the Cayman Islands’ own culinary travel experience, the CIDOT tapped four of its acclaimed on-island chefs to create five locally-inspired recipes all featuring ingredients and culinary techniques inherent to the destination.
The specialty collection, which includes the convenience of pre-portioned ingredients and step-by-step instructions offered by all Chef’d meal kits, provides a choice of four main signature dishes as well as a comforting dessert that pays homage to Cayman’s spirit of choice – rum:
- Blackened Mahi Mahi – By Alex Menegon, Chef de Cuisine, Ristorante Pappagallo
- Chocolate Bread Pudding – By Chef George Fowler, Executive Chef, Calypso Grill
- Guava Glazed Pork Chops – By Chef Vidyadhara Shetty, Executive Chef, Blue Cilantro
- Piña Colada Chicken – By Chef Jolene Nelson, Private Chef and Founder of Nyämaste
- Curried Chicken – Traditional Caymanian recipe