Kuala Lumpur in Leeds appoints Norman Musa executive chefHALAL STATUS Fully Halal food menu • Alcohol served
A former food ambassador for Kuala Lumpur has been appointed executive chef of a new Malaysian eatery in Leeds.
Norman Musa has joined Kuala Lumpur restaurant in Horsforth’s (8-10 Town Street, LS18 4RJ) to provide full training and introduce new dishes to its fully Halal food menu.
Having recently returned to the UK after working at Wah Nam Hong Restaurant in The Netherlands, he will now be training head chef Irwan Syah Abdul Razak.
The Malay food author and self-taught chef will also be helping to revamp the menu at the brand’s first venue in Headingly.
Owners Hirman Sugiman and Bart Kuc said of the appointment: “We have known Norman for many years and always admire his passion for Malaysian cuisine.
“Without doubt he is a great ambassador and with his vast experience in running busy restaurant kitchen with exciting and creative menus, he is the best candidate to nurture our head chefs to the standards and expectations we aimed for.”
Speaking of his employment, Musa said: “I am genuinely excited for this new role and looking forward to show my creativities through the events that I planned for the restaurant.”
The chef has received numerous accolades during his career with the highlight being designated Kuala Lumpur Food Ambassador by the city’s mayor in 2015 to help promote its gastronomy to the European market.
Having published bestselling cookbook ‘Amazing Malaysian’ in the UK, Chef Musa is now preparing for the release of his latest cookbook later this year in autumn.