AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
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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NORMAN' S PROFILE
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.
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'
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
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 Leidschendam, The Hague. This pan-Asian concept restaurant is fully funded by Wah Nam Hong supermarkets and run by Norman with his menu and concept ideas.
He teaches Malaysian & South-east Asian cuisines at the top cookery schools in the UK and Netherlands. Norman is active on his social media (facebook, instagram, twitter and youtube) with more than 100,000 followers in total.
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Please note that Chef Norman Musa is based in The Hague, The Netherlands
The Netherlands & Malaysia