AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
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
Tutor for Wagamama Chef Academy
Cookery Class Teacher
Senior Adjunct Lecturer
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NORMAN' S BIO
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..
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.
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' is out now!
Norman is currently based in Leeds, UK and split his time between Leeds and London working on various consultancy projects.