April 29, 2011
Norman Bin Musa (born 20 November 1974) is a Malaysian chef and restaurateur, based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Born in Butterworth, Penang in Malaysia, he is the creator, co-owner and Executive Chef of Ning restaurant.
Norman Musa has a natural gift for his native Malaysian food, being self taught and mentored in his skills by his late mother who was well known for her cooking in his home town of Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia. He is a Manchester Chef of the Year finalist, Race Chef for the Lotus Racing Formula One™ team and a member of the Prestige Magazine Malaysia’s Top 40 Under 40 List 2010.
Aldo Zilli (born 26 January 1956) is an Italian-born celebrity chef who specialises in Italian cuisine. One of nine children, he was born in the small seaside town of Alba Adriatica in the central Italian region of Abruzzo. He has been a resident of the UK since moving to England in 1976.
He has appeared on television in One Man and His Hob, Good Food Live as well as in the third series of Celebrity Fit Club, in which he lost 15.5 kilos (2 stone 6 pounds), and impressed the panel so much they made him team captain replacing Julie Goodyear. His team won the series. He owns various restaurants around London, all with Zilli in their title.
Eddie Shepherd is a 26-year-old one of a kind, exciting, award winning, vegetarian chef. Described as “the Heston Blumenthal of the vegetarian world” Eddie uses modern cookery techniques and culinary flair to produce innovative dishes that challenge any preconceptions of what vegetarian food can be. And in 2009 his unique, creative and ambitious cooking won him the title of Cordon-verts ‘Chef of the future’.
Buzzing with enthusiasm and obsessive about great modern food Eddie is driven by a desire to show just how brilliant, cleverly conceived, meat-free cuisine can be. His food is a far cry from brown rice and boiled veg, think instead of clouds of scented fog, crackling fizzing delights and intense flavours.
Jean-Christophe Novelli (born 22 February 1961) is a French celebrity chef.Born in Arras, Northern France, in 1961, in a family with Italian roots, Jean-Christophe Novelli worked in a bakery before becoming (at the age of 20) a personal chef to the Rothschild family.
Jean-Christophe Novelli is a 5 AA Rosette and Michelin award winning chef, who is also dubbed "the nation's favourite French Chef". He began his exciting career at the age of fourteen as a baker in his home town of Arras, Northern France, before becoming private Head Chef to Elie de Rothschild in Paris at the age of 19. Jean-Christophe's life changed completely when he arrived in Great Britain in 1983. He spent a year taking care of Keith Floyd's pub, ‘The Maltsters', as Head Chef whilst Keith was filming his famous TV Shows.
Marco Pierre White (born 11 December 1961) is a British celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality. He is noted for his contributions to contemporary international cuisine, and his exceptional culinary skills. White has been dubbed the first celebrity chef, the enfant terrible of the UK restaurant scene and the Godfather of modern cooking. White was, at the time, the youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michelin stars. He has trained chefs such as Gordon Ramsay.
After leaving Allerton High School in Leeds without any qualifications, White decided to train as a chef. He began his training in the kitchen at the Hotel St George in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and later at the Box Tree in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Arriving in London as a 16-year-old with "£7.36, a box of books and a bag of clothes", he began his classical training as a commis under Albert Roux and Michel Roux at Le Gavroche, a period that would lead Albert to describe him as "my little bunny".