Michael Caines (1969-), Chef
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Michael Caines began his career working for three years under mentor Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire, before moving to France to learn under Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu and Joël Robuchon in Paris. He became the Head Chef at Gidleigh Park in 1994; in 1999, Gidleigh Park was awarded a second Michelin Star, and in 2001 Caines won Chef of the Year at The Catey Awards. Michael Caines Restaurants Ltd was founded in 1999, and the Michael Caines Restaurant opened at the Bristol Marriott Royal in July 2003. In 2000 Caines and his business partner Andrew Brownsword purchased the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter.