Williams announce partnership with Michael Caines MBE

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The AT&T Williams team is pleased to announce a new partnership with Michael Caines for the 2011 Formula One season. The announcement was made today during the unveiling of the team’s new racing livery and technical presentation of the FW33, after which guests were treated to a five course menu of Michael’s signature dishes.

Michael Caines is one of Britain's most acclaimed chefs. He was named AA Chef's Chef of the Year in 2007 and awarded an MBE in 2006 for services to the hospitality industry. Michael is also Executive Chef at Gidleigh Park, the acclaimed and prestigious country house hotel on the edge of Dartmoor at Chagford, Devon, where he has earned his reputation - as well as two Michelin stars which he has retained for 12 years. Gidleigh Park was recently rated the number one restaurant in the UK in The Sunday Times/Hardens Guide Top 100 British Restaurants.

Of the new partnership, Michael Caines commented: “I am thrilled to be involved with the AT&T Williams team as an official partner and to help them develop their already high standards of hospitality. It is great to work with their chefs, Adam Dixon, Jon Smee and the team on the menus as well as with Jo Turley on front of house. It is a prestigious relationship and something we are very excited about and proud of. I am a petrolhead at heart and I’m passionate about Formula One. I have followed Williams over many years so for me this involvement is just brilliant.”

Frank Williams said, “We are delighted to welcome Michael Caines as an Official Partner of the team. He has an outstanding reputation as one of Britain’s most admired chefs and our relationship aims to bring his Michelin-stared food and hospitality to the team’s motorhome facility over race weekends. We are very much looking forward to working with him over the coming months.”