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SO Sofitel Singapore Executive Chef Hong Dingzhao joins Affluent Society

SO Sofitel Singapore, Executive Chef, Hong Dingzhao, Singapore, affluent society
SO Sofitel Singapore Executive Chef Hong Dingzhao

Hong Dingzhao, executive chef at the luxury boutique SO Sofitel Singapore, joins Affluent Society, a global business, lifestyle and social media owned by Platinum Circle. SO Sofitel Singapore is a partner of Affluent Society and co-host of its Society Party in Singapore. The boutique luxury hotel is also a member of Platinum Circle's Community of over 1,800 private and public sector organizations.

Dingzhao shares his personal slice of Singapore-French gastronomy with Affluent Society readers and followers as part of the media's Food Craving Series. He will also be a guest judge and critic in the media's Eat the World Singapore Edition as a Singaporean chef.

"I am honored to be a member of Affluent Society alongside other culinary talents from different parts of the world. I'm also excited by this rare opportunity to introduce my passion for food and interpretations to a broad, diverse and influential global audience, and invite fellow chefs and diners to engage the Affluent Society community," said Dingzhao.

"SO Sofitel Singapore is pleased to partner with Affluent Society and to share our executive chef's experiences and exclusive recipes with its community."added Mazen Abilmona, Hotel Manager, SO Sofitel Singapore.

"We are delighted to have Dingzhao representing the culinary talent of SO Sofitel Singapore in Affluent Society. We look forward to following his food creations and recipes from the kitchen of Xperience Restaurant" said Ashley Sim, Associate Editor of Affluent Society.

Lionel Lee, Advisor to Affluent Society added, "Affluent Society's engagement with Dingzhao builds upon the close relationship between both organisations and fervent support from Hotel Manager Mazen Abilmona. This is just the start of many more exciting things to come from the partnership between Singapore's leading luxury hotel brand and Affluent Society as they work together to grow and engage Singapore's largest affluent to ultra high net worth community.

About Executive Chef Hong Dingzhao: Having worked in the industry for 16 years, culinary maestro and Executive Chef Hong Dingzhao chooses to make a name for himself outside of local cuisine, upending stereotypes that Singaporean chefs only make Singaporean food. He believes cooking is an art, and his passion for authenticity is why he often lets his Singaporean roots shine, presenting his own interpretation of what modern fusion can be. Hong’s culinary career thrived early, spending 3 years as Sous Chef at Ocean Restaurant with world renowned celebrity chef Cat Cora. This allowed him to make his jump to L’atelier de Joel Robuchon, where he spent 3 years as Sous Chef working alongside Joel Robuchon when they were subsequently awarded 2 Michelin Stars. He has also collaborated with many Michelin Starred chefs such as Sergio Herman, Sergi Arola and Christian Bau. Diners can expect a memorable international dining experience, with a heavy focus on French cooking techniques from the spectacular open plan kitchen at Xperience, where Hong now calls home.

About SO Sofitel Singapore: SO/ Sofitel Singapore is an audacious lifestyle hotel bursting with local energy and infused with a French twist. Located in the heart of The Lion City, the luxury boutique hotel is the perfect blend of old and new, housed in a heritage building yet fitted with the latest media technology. Enjoy unique experiences in design and gastronomy that showcase local traditions and cultures in a new light to surprise and delight. Learn more at

About Affluent Society: Affluent Society is a global business, lifestyle and social media for people who already enjoy the finer things in life and those who aspire to the lifestyle. It delivers content, events, giveaways and promotions on its website that sync with the needs and interests of affluent to ultra high net worth consumers in their personal and work life. It also serves as a social media platform for users who want to share everyday news, stories, opinions, likes and dislikes with a wider audience in addition to their followers on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Affluent Society is a part of Platinum Circle, the world’s leading business group consisting of over 100,000 decision makers from 1,800 corporations each with annual revenues exceeding USD100m, governments and intergovernmental organisations. Read, Like, Follow, Share and Post at


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