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Tim Mälzer is a well-known TV chef and restaurateur. He is best known for his television shows. He runs four of his own restaurants and has also published various cookbooks.
Tim Mälzer was born on January 22, 1971 in Elmshorn. After graduating from high school in 1990, he did community service in a hospital before dedicating himself to his passion, cooking. From 1992 to 1995 he completed an apprenticeship as a chef at the Hotel InterContinental in Hamburg. After completing this apprenticeship, Mälzer went to London, where he was initially employed for two years at the Hotel Ritz. He then worked in various hotels and restaurants, such as the Neal Street Restaurant, where the unknown Jamie Oliver also cooked. The two remain friends to this day.
In 1997 he returned to Germany and worked in various Hamburg restaurants. One of the first stations was the Tafelhaus restaurant, which was run by Christian Rach until it closed in 2010. He took over his first own restaurant together with a partner in August 2002: “The White House” in the museum harbor Övelgönne.
In December 2003 he started his first cooking show on television with “It doesn’t taste good”.
As a chef and entrepreneur, Tim Mälzer currently runs four of his own restaurants. He ran his first restaurant, “Das Weiße Haus”, until 2007. In June 2009 he opened what is probably his most famous restaurant in Hamburg: the Bullerei in Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel. In December 2012, Hausmann’s was added at Frankfurt Airport, and there is another one at Düsseldorf Airport. He has been running another restaurant in Hamburg since November 2016: The Good News on the banks of the Alster.
Tim Mälzer became famous primarily through his numerous television appearances.
From 2003 to 2007 he presented the program “It doesn’t taste good”, in which he also cooked. This was nominated in 2004 and 2007 for the German Television Award.
In the years 2004 to 2007 he also had a few appearances on the ZDF program “Johannes B. Kerner – Cooking at Kerner” and the VOX program “Die Kocharena”.
From 2009 to 2014 he presented his own show “Tim Mälzer kocht!” in ARD. He was not only seen as a chef, but also as a juror and coach from 2013 to 2015 in the Sat.1 cooking talent show “The Taste”.
One of the most successful shows is the show “Kitchen Impossible”, which has been running since 2016 and was awarded the German Television Prize in 2017.
Since November 2019 he has been moderating the VOX cooking show “Ready to Beef!”.
In addition to his career as a TV chef and restaurateur, Tim Mälzer is constantly writing new cookbooks. A total of nine cookbooks were published between 2004 and 2018.
Tim Mälzer is also committed to charitable causes. He is an ambassador for the German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked People and has supported the Hamburg charity Kicken mit Herz since 2008. Since 2012 he has also been an ambassador for the Schau hin! initiative, which supports parents in giving their children a sensible media education.
1994: Rudolf Achenbach Prize of the Association of German Chefs as “Best Young Chef of the Year”
2006: Golden Camera as the best cooking show for “It doesn’t taste good” in the HÖRZU readers’ choice category
2009: Opening of the Bullerei in Hamburg
2017 & 2018: German TV Award for “Kitchen Impossible”
“When I’m standing at the checkout in the supermarket with a pizza, it’s like when others are waiting at the station kiosk with a dirty book.”
“Everything I do, I do a lot. I can’t drink a glass of wine in the evening.”
“What will we not have on the menu? Schnitzel. I may have big balls, but too much humility in front of the original.”
“Everything I do, I do a lot. I can’t drink a glass of wine in the evening. If wine, then it’s two bottles.”
Tim Mälzer has a voice acting role in the 2007 Pixar film Ratatouille. He speaks to the sous chef Horst.
He worked in a London restaurant with Jamie Oliver when they were both just starting out in their cooking careers.
He is an ambassador for the German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked People.
In November 2007 he had a guest appearance on the WDR program Dittsche.