• 2021 - Adjunct Senior Lecturer, 2-year appointment by Taylor's University, Malaysia

  • 2019 - NRC Newspaper's Top 50 Cookbooks in The Netherlands for 'Magisch Maleisisch' Cookbook

  • 2016 - Certificate of Appreciation by KL City Mayor

  • 2016 - The Gourmand Awards: Amazing Malaysian Cookbook 

  • 2016 - Recognition for involvement in Penang International Halal Expo & Conference  by Penang State Government

  • 2015 - Appointment as the Kuala Lumpur Food Ambassador

  • 2013 - Runner-up Asian & Oriental Chef of the Year

  • 2012 - Hospitality Guild's Young Hall of Fame Award

  • 2012 - Young Asian & Oriental Chef of the Year Award

  • 2012 - Finalist for Outstanding Achievement by Malaysia Achievement Awards

  • 2010 - Malaysia's Top 40 Under 40'  by Prestige Asia Magazine

  • 2009 - Finalist Manchester Chef of the Year Award


Norman Musa

- Executive Chef - Kuala Lumpur Restaurant, Leeds

- Award Winning Chef

- Cookery Class Teacher  

- Author

- Adjunct Lecturer

- Consultant Chef

- TV Host


  • LEITHS School of Food & Wine, London

  • BRIAN MELLOR'S HARTHILL Cookery School, Chester

  • HARBORNE Food School, Birmingham

  • THE FOODWORKS, Cheltenham

  • The Cookery School at BRAXTED PARK, Witham Essex

  • DUBLIN Cookery School, Dublin

  • KEIZER Culinair, Amsterdam

  • SEASONED, Walton upon Trent, Derbyshire



Norman is currently based in Leeds, UK and split his time between Leeds and London working on various consultancy projects.


Born in Penang, Malaysia, Norman moved to the United Kingdom in 1994 to study in Quantity Surveying. After graduated with Honours, he worked in the construction industry for 9 years before switching his career to a full time chef. His 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 the team.

He was featured in Masterchef Malaysia, BBC’s Tom Kerridge Best Ever Dishes and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and has been in numerous magazines in UK and Malaysia.

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 Okey

2020 - 'Explore the Scent Holland' 13 Episodes for Malaysian TV Okey

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



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

2022 - New Cookbook Autumn 2022

In October 2018 he collaborated with the Wah Nam Hong Supermarkets in the Netherlands to launch the new restaurant 'Wah Nam Hong Restaurant by Chef Norman Musa' at Westfield Mall of the Netherlands.

In January 2021 he was appointed as the Adjunct Senior Lecturer by Taylor's University in Malaysia to run online lectures for their students.

He teaches Malaysian & South-east Asian cuisines at the top cookery schools in

the UK and Netherlands. 

Norman was appointed as the Executive Chef of Kuala Lumpur Restaurant in Leeds on 1 Jan 2022.


His new cookbook 'BOWLFUL- Fresh and Vibrant dishes from Southeast Asia' is due out on 13 Oct 2022. 

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Please note that Chef Norman Musa is now based in Leeds, UK.


United Kingdom

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The Netherlands

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