Michael Caines MBE

Michael Caines MBE, is chef patron of Michelin-starred Lympstone Manor in Devon, and one of Britain’s most celebrated and acclaimed chefs. Over the past 21 years he has earned a global reputation for his distinctive modern European cuisine utilising the finest local and regional produce and ingredients. Amongst numerous other accolades, Michael has cooked in 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister, received an MBE in 2006 for services to the hospitality industry and was awarded AA Chef’s Chef of the Year in 2007.

Michael appears regularly on television, co-hosting the popular My Kitchen Rules UK, as well as appearing on programs such as BBC 1 Saturday Kitchen, Masterchef, Sunday Brunch, The Great British Menu, and The Great British Bake off Extra Slice. In 2016, Michael was granted Freeman of the City of Exeter in recognition of his services to the city of Exeter and the wider community. To encourage the next generation of young people in the hospitality industry, he created the Michael Caines Academy at Exeter College. He is the driving force behind the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink, a festival of national and international interest that celebrates the quality and variety of food and drink in southwest England. The Michael Caines Foundation, meanwhile, supports a number of charities including Families for Children, Farms for City Children, the Exeter Foundation, One for the Boys, WESC and Devon Wildlife Trust.