: Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, who is more commonly known as Chef Wan, has been appointed adjunct professor for the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Environmental Management (STHEM) in Universiti Utara Malaysia, effective from Feb 1 to Jan 31, 2019.
He received the letter of appointment from Chairman of UUM's Board of Directors Tan Sri Siti Sa'diah Sheikh Bakir, here today, witnessed by UUM Vice-Chancellor Datuk Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
Mohamed Mustafa said Chef Wan's appointment was based on the experience, expertise and suitability of the 51-year-old chef in his field which he could share with the lecturers and students.
"The appointment is a move to improve our knowledge (in the field) and is part of STHEM's academic planning process," he said at UUM's 33rd anniversary celebration and launch of the Manager's Coffee Restaurant here today.
Chef Wan holds associate degree in Professional Chef Training and Hotel Management from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, America.
In 2009, he won the Best Celebrity Television Chef of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and in 2010, he was awarded 'Friends of Thailand Award' by the Government of Thailand.