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The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay
Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan 572000, China
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Sanya, China, October 20, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay has announced the appointment of its new executive chef, Simon Song, in a grand celebration of Culinary Excellence. In his role, Chef Simon will engineer all of the resort’s gastronomic experiences, including menu creation and execution for some of China’s most eminent events, galas and weddings hosted at The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay.
Simon first developed his culinary dexterity at the precocious age of 13 years old, when he would prepare meals for his two brothers and parents, as they return home from work. His skills were soon recognized at the age of 18, when, as a young infantryman, he was selected as the Armed Forces Service Supervisor during his National Army service, and sent on culinary missions throughout Asia Pacific region for two years. Travels fed his vocation as he instinctively pursued a career in hospitality at one of Singapore’s most renowned luxury hotels.
Cumulating over twenty years of experience as a chef and nearly a decade as executive chef, across Singapore, the Maldives and China, Simon Song brings his expertise in French, Italian, Oriental and American cuisines, along with dynamic management skills to the culinary brigade of The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay. In 2008, the talented Simon was invited to accompany Australian Master Chef Chris Salans as host chefs during Singapore World Gourmet Summit. The event allowed the young chef to sharpen his finesse towards cuisine while gaining international recognition. Very soon, he moved on his first appointment as Executive Chef the same year, followed by his first appointment in China – Hangzhou, in 2010. In the last seven years, Simon has also led luxury hotel operations in Beijing and Tianjin, including pre-opening procedures, restaurant conceptualization and positioning, and private jet catering services.
“For the past ten years, the guests of The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay have enjoyed an unrivalled gastronomic journey. Tonight, we are so glad to celebrate our continuous pursuit for Culinary Excellence, with the appointment of Executive Chef Simon Song,” Mr. Vetry stated in a grandiose ceremony, in presence of selected VIP guests, government officials, media and key opinion leaders. He added: “We look forward to sharing Simon’s internationally influenced style of cooking with our guests. His passion and unique culinary flair and sense of adventure, not to mention his travels abroad, will bring a new level of creative cuisine to Sanya dining scene.”
During the event, Executive Chef Simon Song presented a line-up of mouthwatering activities to take place before end of the year:
Nothing Ordinary 2017, The Hainan Food & Wine Festival – from December 7 to 10, 2017
Nothing Ordinary is back and will change your vision of dining! For four days, we bring to your table six of the most acclaimed star chefs from across the world, to unleash their talents with exclusive creations, served in exuberant style and complemented by theatrical entertainment. For more information, please consult the full event program on our official WeChat page: http://u4752638.viewer.maka.im/k/1L67CIXX
Christmas Eve Dinner – December 24, 2017 from 17:30 to 22:00 – Fresh 8 restaurant
On this special day, we invite our guests in the warm, homely and comfortable Fresh 8 restaurant, where abundant food and a festival-like atmosphere await. Our culinary craftsmen will be presenting a lavish buffet dinner, complemented by live cooking stations, featuring whole roasted turkey, Dongshan lamb, wild caught Hainan seafood and a lavish dessert bar. From CNY 588++ per person.
Broadway Night – December 31, 2017 from 18:30 to 02:00 – Grand Ballroom
Let us accompany you to the New Year 2018, in an extravagant celebration comprising of one Gala Dinner and our most anticipated Countdown Party! At 18:30, guests will partake in an exceptional dinner, served cabaret-style, amidst a series of mesmerizing entertainment, including Cancan dancing, China Talent Show, and Russian vocal performance. From 22:00 onwards, the party will kick-off with European Djette, magic show, pole dancing and The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay lucky draw! From CNY 888++ per person (or CNY 288++ per person for access to the Countdown Party only at 22:00), including free flow of house wine, beer, juices, soft beverages.
For more information, or to reserve your exceptional dining experience, please visit ritzcarlton.com/sanya, follow our official WeChat page SANYARC or contact us now at + 86-898-8898 8888.