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  • 2022 - Appointed as Tutor for Wagamama Chef Academy

  • 2022 - Prestige Malaysia - Top 7 Malaysian born chefs making an impact around the world'

  • 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

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Current Roles

Tutor for Wagamama Chef Academy

Cookery Class Teacher  


Senior Adjunct Lecturer

Consultant Chef

TV Host

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Please note that Norman is now based in London.


Born in Penang, Malaysia, Norman moved to the United Kingdom in 1994 to study Construction Management (Quantity Surveying). After graduated with Honours, he worked as the surveyor 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 Formula One Lotus team as the race chef which embarked his vision to promote Malaysian cuisine to the world..

Hailed by CNN as one of Malaysia's most famous exports, he was featured in Masterchef Malaysia, BBC’s Tom Kerridge Best Ever Dishes and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and has been on numerous magazines in UK and Malaysia.

Norman's TV Cooking 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 - Bowlful - Fresh and vibrant dishes from Southeast Asia

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 from 1 Jan -31 Dec 2022.

His new cookbook 'BOWLFUL- Fresh and Vibrant dishes from Southeast Asia' was published in the UK in Oct 2022 and released worldwide in May 2023! 

He is a co-creator and tutor for Wagamama Chef Academy training and inspiring young Wagamama chefs into panAsian cuisine.


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