Caines, Michael

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Jamaican-British chef

Caines is a transracial adoptee, born in Jamaica and raised in Exeter. He was trained as a chef by Raymond Blanc. In 1994 he lost his right arm in a car accident, but with hard work, dedication and a bionic arm, he returned to work as head chef at the Gidleigh Park Hotel, Devon. He is now (2002) chef at the Royal Clarence Hotel, Exeter. His story was told in a QED documentary on BBC1, 18 April 1995.


Radio Times, 15-21 April 1995, p. 80
"The Feast of Dartmoor." Available at:
"Celebrity Chef and Hotel Sponsor Adoption," Adoption Today, issue 105 (August 2002), p. 18-19


Uk/great Britain
20th Century
21st Century
Trades (carpentry, Catering, Merchant Marine)
Physical Handicaps
Formal, American/European-Type Adoption
Others ("Strangers")
Trans-Racial, Trans-Tribal, International or Trans-Cultural Adoption or Fostering
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