As the Executive Chef for Racines at the newly opened Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Jean-Charles Dubois comes from a family of chefs in Angers, Loire Valley France. His father helped in moulding his utmost respect for ingredients and the freshest produce to define his creations. Before moving to Singapore, Chef Jean-Charles worked in the kitchens of several Michelin-star restaurants in Paris, including Restaurant Pierre, Jacques Cagna and L’Espadon. In 2004, he moved to the lion city and helmed the award-winning kitchen of Raffles Grill at the iconic Raffles Hotel for 5 illustrious years. It was here where he won World Gourmet Summit’s ‘Rising Chef of the Year’ award in 2007. Throughout his culinary journey, Chef Jean-Charles has earned several accolades, including first runner up for ‘Best Chef in France’ award category by Le Chef Magazine. In 2010, the French Ministry of Agriculture bestowed him with the title of, ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole, for his contributions in promoting French cuisine outside of France. He is the youngest recipient out of only four French chefs in Singapore to have received this prestigious recognition.