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 aka 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.
Ammara Noman’s childhood picture
While she was in the second year of her graduation, she dropped out of college. Later, she did a chocolate and patisserie course at Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School, Brunswick, Australia. She is certified as an associate in occupational studies culinary arts by the Karachi Institute of Culinary Arts.
Ammara Noman’s certificate from Karachi Institute of Culinary Arts
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
She belongs to a Muslim family.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about her parents. She has a brother, who lives in Canada.
Ammara Noman with her brother
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).
Ammara Noman with her husband, children, and mother-in-law
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.”
Ammara Noman in MasterChef Pakistan
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 TVhe 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.
Ammara Noman as a judge in The Kitchen Master
In 2022, she appeared as a judge in another Pakistani cooking TV show ‘Junior Chef Pakistan Season 2,’ which aired on Aan TV.
Ammara Noman as a judge in Junior Chef Pakistan 2
In 2020, she worked as a chef in the YouTube cooking series ‘Philips Healthy Kitchen.’
Ammara Noman in Philips Healthy Kitchen
Ammara owns a bakery store named Beyond Bakers in Karachi, Pakistan. She has started a restaurant named National Recipe Princess.
Ammara Noman at her restaurant
- 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.
- She has appeared in various TV commercials for brands like Dalda Kalonji Canola and Dessert Décor.
Ammara Noman in a TV commercial of Dalda Kalonji Canola
- In 2021, she organised a live cooking class session on the Facebook page of Skillston Institute.
Ammara Noman’s live session
- Ammara Noman follows a non-vegetarian diet.
Ammara Noman’s Instagram post
- In 2022, she received Annual Culinary Award.
Ammara Noman with her award
- In his leisure time, she enjoys listening to the sufiyana kalam.
- In an interview, she shared that her signature dish was 6 layers chocolate dessert.