Ammara Noman is a Pakistani chef who rose to fame after winning the competitive cooking reality television game show ‘MasterChef Pakistan Season 1,’ which aired on Urdu1.
Ammara Noman aka Chef Ammara Instagram – Chef Ammara aka MasterChef Ammara Noman Facebook – MasterChef Ammara Noman was born in 1981 (age 42 years; as of 2023) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar, Pakistan. Later, her family shifted to Islamabad, where she completed her schooling.
While she was in the second year of her graduation, she dropped out of college. Student Herald Later, she did a chocolate and patisserie course at Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School, Brunswick, Australia. The News International She is certified as an associate in occupational studies culinary arts by the Karachi Institute of Culinary Arts.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
She belongs to a Muslim family. Instagram – Chef Ammara
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about her parents. She has a brother, who lives in Canada.
Husband & Children
Her husband’s name is Nouman Shiekh. The couple has a son named Faizan (eldest) and three daughters named Faria, Hadiqa, and Hafsa (youngest).
In 2014, she participated in the competitive cooking reality television game show ‘MasterChef Pakistan Season 1.’ The show was aired on Urdu1. In the live cooking challenge round, she presented a cold dish. She was the only contestant in the show who was never placed in the elimination round. On 27 July 2014, she was declared the winner of the show. On winning, she received Pakistani Rupee 5,000,000 and a cookbook deal. She also got a free supply of Ariel for five years. In an interview, when she was asked how she got an inspiration to become a chef, she replied,
I started watching MasterChef USA and MasterChef Australia and I used to follow them religiously. While watching these shows I could picture myself standing in the MasterChef kitchen at my own cooking counter.”
In 2022, she judged the Pakistani cooking TV show ‘The Kitchen Master,’ which aired on Express TV. In 2023, one of the auditions of a contestant from The Kitchen Master went viral on various social media platforms in which the contestant presented a dish infront of the judges, which she bought from a shop near her home. The contestant was criticised by the judges for her act. Zee Rajasthan
In 2022, she appeared as a judge in another Pakistani cooking TV show ‘Junior Chef Pakistan Season 2,’ which aired on Aan TV.
In 2020, she worked as a chef in the YouTube cooking series ‘Philips Healthy Kitchen.’
Ammara owns a bakery store named Beyond Bakers in Karachi, Pakistan. She has started a restaurant named National Recipe Princess.
She has appeared in various TV commercials for brands like Dalda Kalonji Canola and Dessert Décor.
- Chef: Zakir Qureshi
- Dish: Mexican Enchiladas
- Cuisine: Pakistani
- In 2014, in the audition round of MasterChef Pakistan, Ammara shared that her husband motivated her to participate in the show. She said that he was the one who filled out her entry form for the show on her behalf.
- In 2021, she organised a live cooking class session on the Facebook page of Skillston Institute.
- Ammara Noman follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- In 2022, she received Annual Culinary Award.
- In her leisure time, she enjoys listening to the sufiyana kalam.
- In an interview, she shared that her signature dish was 6 layers chocolate dessert.