Success rewards the culinary development of Nils Henkel and his team. Gault Millau named Success has rewarded the culinary development of Nils Henkel and his teams time and again over the years. Gault Millau named Henkel Chef of the Year in 2009. In 2010, his first cookbook Pure Nature was published by Fackelträger Verlag, and he was named Favorite Vegetable Chef of the Year by the FAZ. The readers of Diners Club magazine also voted him the most innovative chef of the year in 2010. In 2012, the industry magazine RollingPin named him Chef of the Year in the Leaders of the Year Awards. In 2017, Nils Henkel was named Chef of the Year by Der Feinschmecker magazine. In 2020, Nils Henkel was again named Darling of the Year by FAZ, this time for the most exciting comeback of the year. In 2021, his second cookbook Flora is published with his vegetarian dishes and is awarded two gold medals and two silver medals. Nils Henkel has been a member of the Jeunes Restaurateurs in Germany since 2006.