In this article, we’ll learn about Russell Norman affectionately tagged as “the coolest man in food”. Scroll along to read more about his career, net worth, cause of death, and more.
Who was Russell Norman?
Russell Norman, initially an English teacher, made a notable shift to become a chef driven by his passion. Renowned as a Saturday Kitchen chef, he further solidified his culinary footprint as the owner and founder of Brutto, and co-founder of London’s Polpo and Spintino.
He also wrote a cookbook titled, “Polpo: a Venetian Cookbook (of Sorts)”. That book won the award of Waterstones Book of the Year in 2012. He was very passionate about Italian food and to practice his hand on that Russell stayed in Italy for a year so that he could learn to cook like a “90-year-old Venetian granny”.
Russell Norman’s Restaurant Chain
Norman’s first restaurant was a Venetian one in Soho named, ‘Polpo’ opened in 2009. After the financial recession, Norman and Richard Betty joined hands in co-founding 4 more restaurants together, the Polpo clones ‘Polpetta’ and ‘Da Polpo’; ‘Spuntino’, a New York-style Italian diner; and ‘Mishkin’s’, a mixture of East End caff and Lower East Side Jewish deli, located in Covent Garden.
He also opened Trattoria Brutto after his investor withdrew from the other restaurants and signed off his name from the chain of eateries. Brutto is famous for its steak, pasta, and the in-house bar, as Russel was particularly fond of loud music in the restaurants.
How did Russell Norman die? Cause of Death
The exact reason for the illness behind his death has not been made public yet. Russell lost his life at the age of 57 due to a ‘short illness’ as mentioned in various articles.
How Much Was Russell Norman’s Net Worth?
According to Celebworth.net, Russell Norman had a net worth of approximately around $2 Million.
Russell Norman’s Wife and Children
Russell got married in 2004 to Jules McNally, whom he met while he was still a teacher. He had a son named, Ollie from his previous relationship, and with Jules, he welcomed his two daughters Martha and Mabel.
|Former english teacher turned chef, hotelier, businessman
|Ollie (from previous relationship), Martha, Mable