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Marina Mandarin Singapore Welcomes Chef Francis Chong Wui Choong (張偉忠) To Peach Blossoms

Press Release   •   May 25, 2016 16:17 +08

Singapore, May 2016 – Marina Mandarin Singapore’s Peach Blossoms has the pleasure of introducing Chef Francis Chong Wui Choong as the new Executive Chinese Chef.

Chef Francis Chong started his culinary career through perseverance and hard work and has built an impressive resume ever since. Naming a few of his awards and accolades, Chef Chong was the outstanding Gold Medallist for both Personal and Team categories for The World Golden Chef Competition 2010, won Most Outstanding Award for Red Majesty Chefs Cup Challenge 2011 and the Five Star Gold Award for the Hong Kong Gourmet Master Chef 2012 as well as the Champion title in the Taiwan International Culinary Exhibition 2014.

Recognised as one of the top chefs in Singapore, Chef Francis Chong’s specialises in fresh seafood cuisine. His signature dishes include Stir Fried Singapore Chili Crab served with Deep Fried Buns, Assam Fish Curry with Pastry Puff, Claypot Prawn Indonesian Style and Chilled Almond Cream with Hasma served in Coconut are not to be missed.

Chef Francis Chong’s personal credo on work ethics steers his principles as a chef and demands strict culinary standards from his team. On a daily basis, he would conduct morning briefings to ensure that every staff’s goals and tasks are aligned and that strict hygiene standards are well maintained. Professionalism is critical in the kitchen as he believes that a proper chef should be able to keep emotions in check and not affect the quality of the dish. In addition, Chef Francis Chong is focused in meeting the challenges of developing new creations of seasonal and festive cuisines for his patrons. His strict standards on both himself and his culinary team are an assurance on the quality of food served.

Peach Blossoms is located at level 5 of Marina Mandarin Singapore.

Operating Hours:

Lunch: Monday to Friday: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

           Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Dinner: Daily: 6.30pm - 10.30pm

For reservations or enquiries, please go to

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About Marina Mandarin Singapore, by Meritus

Marina Mandarin Singapore is a world-class, 5-star luxury hotel that offers breathtaking views of Marina Bay and the financial district.

Enjoying an excellent location in the heart of the city, the hotel has direct access to the Marina Square Shopping Mall, and is opposite the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre and The Esplanade–Singapore’s premier performing arts centre. The hotel is also perfectly situated right on the trackside of the annual Singapore Grand Prix Formula One race.

Complemented by a host of comprehensive amenities, the hotel’s 575 well-appointed guest rooms and suites are specially tailored to meet the needs of discerning business and leisure travellers.

With a distinctively majestic atrium soaring through 21 levels of the hotel, Marina Mandarin Singapore is imbued with a philosophy of providing Asian grace, warmth and care in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.

Meritus Hotels & Resorts

Meritus Hotels & Resorts is a Singapore-based hotel management company under the Hospitality Division of OUE Limited (SGX-ST: “OUE”), a diversified real estate owner, developer and operator with a portfolio of iconic properties in prime locations in Asia and the United States.

As an award-winning hospitality brand, Meritus has been providing guests its signature Asian Grace, Warmth and Care for over 40 years. With hotels and resorts strategically located in key cities and idyllic sanctuaries in Singapore and Malaysia, Meritus is soon extending its footprint in more locations around the region, particularly in Southeast Asia and China.

Meritus Hotels & Resorts is three-time winner of Most Popular Heritage Brand at the Singapore Prestige Brand Award (SPBA), demonstrating its impact as a home-grown Singapore brand that has become an important benchmark for values and best practices that other local brand owners strive to attain. More recently, the Group was also conferred Global Winner - Luxury Hotel Chain at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013.

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