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Aside from the crystal clear blue waters of Grand Cayman and the super-luxe accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, one of the best parts about the Cayman Cookout is the access to world-famous chefs like Eric Ripert. When I was at this past year’s event, I sat down with the chef to talk about everything from what goes into putting on the event to his favorite airlines to fly. Needless to say, I wasn’t shocked to hear he’ll avoid eating at 35,000 feet unless he’s flying international in a premium cabin — and I have to say, I don’t blame him!

For more great TPGtv videos in our new, shorter format, check out the first 19 videos from our second season:

Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The Luxury of the Grand Cayman Cookout with the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card

The Ultimate Sundance Film Festival Experience

Flying First Class on ANA’s Star Wars Jet For (Almost) Free

Everything You Need to Know About Shopping For, Making and Eating Sushi in Tokyo

Review: Inside My Jaw-Dropping Suite at the Andaz Tokyo Hotel
Review: A Comfortable Stay at the St. Regis Osaka Hotel
What to Eat, Drink and Do in Osaka

9 Things to Try on Your Next Trip to Tokyo

Inside the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Roppongi

Where to See Stunning Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo and Osaka
Dramatic Drone Shots Over Tokyo

Inside Tokyo’s Bizarre Robot Restaurant

7 Dishes You Must Try in Tokyo

Inside the “Lost in Translation” Hotel: Park Hyatt Tokyo
Which is the Best Hyatt in Tokyo: Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt or Andaz?
18 Ways Singapore Suites Will Blow Your Mind
Inside LAX’s Secret Celebrity Lounge
How to Book Singapore Suites in 90 Seconds

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