Norman brings a lot.

He began his career in the hospitality industry in 1993. His individualistic background includes seven years emphasizing Health Sciences, culinary school training, and working as a chef for several years under top culinary experts such Claude LeCourt of Maxim’s, Paris. His encyclopedic knowledge of food safety has been accessed as a source by the District Attorney in wrongful death investigations.

Some of Norman's Argentinian Tapas


Norman was the Director of Food and Beverage for Dreamworks SKG and Executive Chef for Amblin Entertainment (Steven Spielberg and top executives), as well as the catering chef for movies such as Shrek!, El Dorado, Prince of Egypt, and other independent films.

He oversaw the mobile catering for Paloma Productions, the top Latin production company in Hollywood, the Hollywood Screenwriters’ Guild, and celebrities including Leslie Ann Warren, George Clooney and Salma Hayek.

Norman has also trained with top environmental health sanitarians.


Norman owned and was head chef for four of his own restaurants – Café Calao in Hollywood, CA (Caribbean cuisine), La Parrillada, Argentine Restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cafe Del Amo in Torrance, CA (International Cuisine and Catering), and Baja Bombay Indian Fusion Restaurant in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.

Restaurant Baja Bombay

Norman is also a pioneer in the area of food safety, and consults widely with his food safety educational platform The ABC Institute.


He is also a pioneer in the area of food safety, and consults widely with his food safety educational platform, The ABC Institute.

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