2011 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence - Gidleigh Park Most Excellent Restaurant
2010 Gidleigh Park voted Number One in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants, "flawless cuisine, luxurious and welcoming a wonderful all round experience in a gorgeous location".
2010 Gidleigh Park winner Top restaurant - Toptaple.com Top Restaurant Awards 2010
2010 Launch of ABode Chester
2008 Appointed Executive Head Chef at The Bath Priory
2008 Launch of ABode Manchester
2007 Awarded AA Chef's Chef of the Year
2006 Launch of ABode Canterbury
2006 Awarded MBE for services to the hospitality industry
2006 Invited to participate in 'The Great British Menu' televised on BBC 2, a chef's competition for the honour of cooking for HRH The Queen's 80th birthday
2006 Launch of ABode Glasgow
2005 Launch of ABode Exeter at The Royal Clarence, Exeter
2005 Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law (LLD) by St Loye's School of Health and Sciences
2004 Invited to cook at 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister Tony Blair and the President of Poland
2004 In partnership with Andrew Brownsword; purchase of The Royal Clarence
2003 Opened Michael Caines at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol
2002 Chef of the Year, Cateys Awards
2001 Gidleigh Park awarded entry into the Tradition & Qualité guide (Les Grandes Tables du Monde, one of only four restaurants in the UK so honoured)
2000 Opened Michael Caines at the Royal Clarence (Restaurant, Champagne and Cocktail Bar, Café Bar, Well House Tavern, MC Boutique)
2000 Founded Michael Caines Restaurants
1999 Awarded Second Michelin star as Head Chef at Gidleigh Park
1999 Gidleigh Park rated third best Hotel/Restaurant in the world by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine Gold List
1999 Gidleigh Park awarded Relais Gourmand
1998 Attended a reception with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace for "young achievers"
1998 Gidleigh Park awarded 5 out of 5 AA Rosettes for "outstanding cuisine"
1997 Gidleigh Park awarded 9 out of 10, Good Food Guide
1996 RADAR "People of the Year Award"
1996 Gidleigh Park awarded 4 out of 5 AA Rosettes
1996 Gidleigh Park Decanter Magazine "Restaurant of the Year"
1996 Michael awarded "Acorn Award" one of 30 young achievers under 30
1996 Recognised by The Independent Newspaper "Young British Talent" as the best within his class
1995 Gidleigh Park awarded 41/2 out of 5 in the Good Food Guide
1994 "Chef of the Year" in the Independent Newspaper
1987 Awarded "Student of the Year" at Exeter College Catering College