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Overall Champion of Inaugural TrackChef Culinary Competition 2015

Press Release   •   Aug 11, 2015 12:57 +08

Singapore, 13 March 2015 – The Marina Mandarin culinary team achieved Overall Champion at the Singapore GP’s inaugural TrackChef Culinary Competition held on 11 May. Judged by award-winning chefs Otto Weibel, Eric Teo and Martin Woo, the Marina Mandarin culinary team clinched 4 out of 9 awards presented, consisting of the Best 3-Day Race Menu, Best Main Action Station award, and Best Main Buffet award. This is the 5th year in a row that the hotel has been awarded the F1 catering and the 3rd year to be catering for the prestigious Singapore Suite.

The team’s winning dishes were Chicken Coq Au Vin for the Best Main Buffet award and Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup with Sliced Angus Beef Carpaccio and Sweet Basil for the Best Main Action Station award. Innovative dishes such as the Fruity Duck Foie Gras with Port Wine Gelée, Baked Salmon with Lemon Miso Soyu Glazed and Tarragon Crusted, Confit Fennel and Lemon Beurre Blanc, and Roasted Beef Medallions with Mild Green Curry Coconut Gravy and "Le Puy" Green Lentils clinched the Best 3-Day Race Menu Award.

Representing the Marina Mandarin culinary team under the consultation of the hotel’s Executive Chef Tony Khoo are chefs Eric Seow, Aubrey Owyong Ke Jun, Sim Kang Hai, and Lester Lai Chee Duan.

The Singapore GP’s inaugural culinary competition had the participation of 24 chefs from six five-star hotels that are officially catering for the F1 Grand Prix, and 12 apprentices from At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy to decide the hospitality menu for the 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. The chefs and budding pastry chefs were divided into three teams to create the winning menu. Team 1 consisted of members from the Grand Hyatt and Sheraton Towers. Team 2’s members consisted of chefs from InterContinental and Marina Mandarin, while Team 3’s chefs were from Pan Pacific and Mandarin Oriental.

Merits were given for innovative dishes based on Menu Design, Appetiser, Main Course and Dessert categories. Creativity of dishes, blend of flavours, ingredients as well as quality of dishes were also judged. Patrons opting for the hospitality and executive packages at the Sky Suite, Club Suite and The Green Room at the upcoming 2015 Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1 Race can look forward to savour the award winning menu on top of a revving display of the night race.

About Marina Mandarin Singapore, by Meritus

Marina Mandarin Singapore is a world-class, five-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.

About Meritus Hotels & Resorts

Meritus Hotels & Resorts is the hospitality division of Overseas Union Enterprise Limited (OUE:SP) which is amongst the key property players in Asia, and one of the few integrated developers in Singapore boasting a complete portfolio of prime assets across the retail, commercial, residential, and hospitality sectors.

As a hospitality brand, Meritus is synonymous with Asian hospitality and heritage, with luxury properties strategically located in key cities and idyllic resort destinations in Singapore, Malaysia, and Mainland China. Its current portfolio includes the flagship Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi, Shanghai JC Mandarin, Meritus Mandarin Haikou, and Meritus Shantou China.

Combining chic contemporary décor, comprehensive meetings, business and leisure facilities, and warm intuitive service, Meritus strives to consistently deliver an impeccable hospitality experience steeped in Asian grace, warmth, and care. For more information, visit www.meritushotels.com.

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