His early career was as an accountant. He says after seeing the popularity of many types of Asian food in Western countries he decided to promote Malaysia and other South East Asian countries using their food.
He has an associate degree in Professional Chef Training and Hotel Management from the California Culinary Academy and a Ritz Escoffeir Diploma from the Ritz Hotel. He is currently a brand ambassador for AirAsia.
In 2009, he won the Best Celebrity Television Chef of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
In an interview in February 2010, Chef Wan highlighted that he is of mixed ancestry; his father has Riau Malay and Javanese ancestry while his mother is of Nyonya and Japanesedescent. Chef Wan has two children, one of whom is Serina Redzuawan, an actress who has appeared in several Malaysian drama series.Chef Wan’s son, Muhammad Nazri bin Redzuawan, is following in his father’s footsteps by becoming a chef as well.
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