Norman Van Aken

Norman Van Aken is the creator of New World Cuisine – a fusion of Latin American, Caribbean, Asian, African and American flavours. Born in Illinois, it was a trip to Key West that would forever change his view of food: he began using fresh native fish, luscious tropical fruits and vegetables and exotic chilies. Part of a group of Florida chefs called The Mango Gang, Norman’s flair for fusion has earned him kudos from Gourmet Magazine (one of “America’s Top Tables”) and the New York Times, calling his restaurant Norman’s the best in Miami.