Michelin-starred British chef mulls UAE restaurant

Michael Caines says he is looking at possibility of setting up in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai
By Staff writer
Sun 09 Feb 2014 06:01 PM

Two Michelin-starred British chef Michael Caines has revealed that he has been studying the Abu Dhabi market and potential "possibilities of setting up a restaurant".

Speaking to Caterer Middle East ahead of Gourmet Abu Dhabi, Caines, who was awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to the hospitality industry in the UK, said: "Yeah I'd like to look at the possibilities of setting up a restaurant out here."

He said prior to his trip he was thinking about Abu Dhabi or Dubai as potential opportunities. Caines added: "I've made some great contacts here, and I think they would be worth pursuing to see if there's an opportunity to open a restaurant here in Abu Dhabi."

Participating in Gourmet Abu Dhabi for the first time, Caines was hosted at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers from February 5-8, 2014. He has been to the country previously on two visits.

Speaking about the 16-day food festival in UAE's capital, Caines said: "Fantastic experience, hard work but it's been rewarding. There's a huge amount of positivity I will take away and a real desire to want to come back."

Caines is F&B director for Brownsword Hotels and also head chef at Gidleigh Park in Devon, where he has held two Michelin stars for 14 years despite losing his right arm in a car accident.

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