About ME


Hi there!  I'm Chelsea Tennant and welcome to Island Epicurean!

As a proud Caymanian I feel lucky to live in the culinary capital of the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands.  With a population of only 60,000, made up of locals and expatriates, the food is authentic, creative and, of course, delicious.  You can find incredible Caribbean food, but we also have great restaurants that showcase our global culinary scene from countries like Australia, Italy, U.S.A, Philippines and beyond.  This site is a way for me to challenge myself by eating at all of Cayman's best restaurants in the name of food memories, but also as a guide of the must-eats & -drinks to have at each restaurant.  The Cayman Islands’ Food Guides will continue to be developed over time with new restaurants regularly popping up in each district, whilst my ‘Cayman’s Best…’ lists categorise my favourite places to go to for certain things, whether it be breakfast, brunch and more. You can learn more about the foodie events in Cayman by reading my blog The Epicurean Life.

As much as I love Cayman, I also love to travel to epicurean destinations to experience some of the best food these cities have to offer.  I travel every 3 months to avoid ‘island fever’, but each year I always add at least 1 brand new city to keep things interesting. You can learn more about my adventures in my Travel Guides where I’ll tell you what to do, eat and drink when attending a food city, festival or event.

If you love food and travel as much as me, I can only hope that this blog inspires you to take an adventure to see, eat and drink somewhere new.  Send me a message if you have any questions about the Cayman food scene or suggestions for must-do epicurean destinations and restaurants I should be visiting.  Enjoy!


19 Caribbean Food Bloggers to Follow in 2019 - The Karibbean Kollective (December 2018)

“Meet the Bloggers” - Cayman Good Taste (December 2018)

13 Caribbean Food Bloggers & Influencers You Should Follow - Travel Noire (February 2019)

The Cayman Foodie: Insider Guides with Chelsea Tennant - This Is Cayman (July 2019)