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Norman Musa

Biography

NORMAN MUSA is a rising star. Award-winning, he is the UK & Europe’s leading Malaysian chef and a passionate ambassador for Malaysian food. He is Executive Chef and co-founder of Ning, a TV personality, author, teacher and entrepreneur.

Passionately promoting his native Malaysian cuisine through cookery classes, food festivals and the media, Chef Norman has achieved much since opening his first Ning restaurant & cookery school in Manchester in 2006.

He was chef for the Malaysian Formula One team in 2010, finalist for Malaysia’s National Outstanding Achievement Awards in 2011, the UK’s Young Asian & Oriental Chef of the Year 2012 (along with Ning as Best Malaysian Restaurant) and runner-up of the overall Asian & Oriental Chef of the Year 2013 (Asian Curry Awards).

Chef Norman has been guest celebrity chef on MasterChef Malaysia, hosted his own TV cooking series and featured on BBC World News among other channels.

He is a member of the Hospitality Guild's Young Hall of Fame. In 2013, he launched his own range of food products and is planning a third cookbook.

Now based in London, he currently has over 70,000 Facebook from around the world.

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Chef Norman Musa regularly demos

Born in Penang, the food capital of Malaysia, he frequently runs master classes, cooking demonstrations and pop-up cookery schools at many of the UK's top foodie events - and also in Europe including Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands.

He regularly returns to Malaysia where he is launching a Cooking Hub in 2014, produces many of his food products, and appears at top shows such as the Malaysia International Halal Showcase.

Engaging and enterprising, Norman is interactive in his approach and entrepreneurial in his outlook.

He has been recognised by Prestige Magazine as one of Malaysia’s "Top 40 Under 40". Chef Norman is also a past finalist for Manchester’s Chef of the Year, along with Ning as Restaurant of the Year.

Self-taught and mentored by his late mother, Norman has featured extensively in the British and Malaysian press, on TV and at food festivals, written his own sell-out books and caters for events from street food to VIP parties.

His ambition is to make Malaysian food big in the UK - at least on par with the popularity of Indian, Chinese & Thai cuisine - and in so doing to be the Malaysian face of Malaysian food.

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Engaging all ages in Malaysian food
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