Norman Musa – Award-Winning Chef & TV Host

Born in Penang, Malaysia, Norman moved to the United Kingdom in 1994 to study Quantity Surveying. After graduating with Honours, he worked in the construction industry for 9 years before switching his career to a full time chef. Norman’s first restaurant was opened in Manchester in 2006 and York in 2012, followed by two more in Malaysia in 2014 and 2016. ​In 2010, Norman joined the Formula One Lotus team, travelling around the world to cook for them.

​Norman has been featured in MasterChef Malaysia, BBC’s Best Ever Dishes with Tom Kerridge, and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.

​TV Shows

2011 – ‘Ala Carte’ 13 Episodes for Malaysian TV NTV7

2016 –  ‘Exploring Malaysian Herbs’ 13 Episodes for

             Malaysian TV ‘Saluran Okey’

2018 – ‘Jelajah Aroma’ 13 Episodes for Malaysian TV ‘Saluran Okey’

2020  – ‘East West Bakes’ 13 Episodes for Malaysian TV ‘Saluran Okey’

​Norman was appointed as the Kuala Lumpur Food Ambassador in 2015 by the KL Mayor to promote Kuala Lumpur as a gastronomic destination to the European market. He curated the KL Big Kitchen Festival and handpicked local and international chefs to run cooking demonstrations and cookery classes. 

Cookbooks

2010 – ’Malaysian Food’, self published 

2011 – ‘Resipi Chef Norman’ in Malay language

2016 – ‘Amazing Malaysian’ in the UK

2019 – ‘Magisch Malesisch’, Dutch translated of Amazing Malaysian

​In October 2018 he collaborated with Wah Nam Hong Supermarkets in the Netherlands to launch a new restaurant, ‘Wah Nam Hong Restaurant by Chef Norman Musa’, at Westfield Mall Leidschendam, The Hague.

Apart from running the restaurant, Norman also teaches Malaysian & South-east Asian cuisines at some of the top cookery schools in the UK and Netherlands. 

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