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Tim Mälzer’s dedication to his craft, his unwavering passion for cooking, and his charismatic television presence have made him a beloved figure in the culinary world, both in Germany and internationally.
With his unique culinary creations and his commitment to educating and inspiring others, Mälzer continues to leave a lasting impact on the food industry.
Tim Mälzer’s Biography
Tim Mälzer, born on January 22, 1971, in Elmshorn, Schleswig-Holstein, is a renowned German television chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and television presenter.
Mälzer has become a household name in the culinary world thanks to a childhood enthusiasm for cooking.
Mälzer’s culinary odyssey began in 1990, after graduating from the Johannes-Brahms-Schule in Pinneberg. He finished his alternative civil service in Pinneberg’s district hospital before pursuing his passion of becoming a chef.
From 1992 to 1995, Mälzer worked at the famed Hotel InterContinental in Hamburg, sharpening his abilities and establishing a solid foundation in the culinary sector.
In 1995, Mälzer began an adventure, working as a chef at London’s prestigious Ritz Hotel. During this time, he had the opportunity to work with well-known chefs such as Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo.
His stint at the Covent Garden Neal Street Restaurant happened to coincide with the term of a young and unknown chef, Jamie Oliver. Mälzer and Oliver formed a close bond that would have an impact on their respective careers.
When he returned to Germany in 1997, Mälzer established himself in several Hamburg restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Tafelhaus, Café Engel, and Au Quai. In August 2002, he and his partner Christian Senkel took over Das Weißes Haus at Velgönne’s historic harbour.
In May 2007, however, Mälzer chose to leave and pursue fresh opportunities.
Mälzer’s culinary enterprises expanded further in April 2006, when he leased the Oberhafenkantine in Hamburg, which was run by his mother until the end of 2007.
He and partner Patrick Rüther founded the popular Bullerei restaurant in Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel in June 2009. Mälzer’s success did not end there; he went on to open a chain of Hausmann’s restaurants at Frankfurt Airport, Düsseldorf’s Altstadt (since gone), and Düsseldorf Airport.
He opened the restaurant Die gute Botschaft (The Good News) on the banks of the Alster in Hamburg in November 2016.
Mälzer’s culinary experience led him to serve as a consultant to the editorial staff of the magazine Essen & Trinken für jeden Tag (Food & Drink for Everyday).
Mälzer’s career moved beyond the confines of his restaurants, with forays into television. He has been a regular star, presenter, and guest on many German television food shows since 2003.
Schmeckt nicht, gibt’s nicht, his first cooking show, broadcast on VOX from December 2003 until August 2007, earning him nominations for the German Television Award.
Mälzer went on to host Born to Cook and was a regular on the ZDF show Kochen bei Kerner. His prominence as a TV chef led to the publication of several successful publications, including Born to Cook and Born to Cook 2.
Mälzer’s culinary impact extended to theatrical performances, with his show Ham’ se noch Hack enthralling audiences.
Mälzer became an ambassador for the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service in 2010, demonstrating his dedication to giving back.
In 2011, he collaborated with prospective social entrepreneurs to create a multimedia portal centred on food and ingredients for the DO School. Mälzer’s connection with education continues as he serves as a school advisor.
Despite his remarkable achievement, Mälzer suffered personal difficulties. In 2011, he took a sabbatical from his hectic schedule owing to burnout syndrome, emphasising the need for mental health and self-care.
Mälzer’s television presence has flourished. He has been in practically every episode of the popular cooking competition show Kitchen Impossible since 2016, which earned the German Television Prize for Best Factual Entertainment.
He began hosting the cooking competition titled Ready to Beef! on VOX in 2019, displaying his skills as a presenter and chef.
In addition to his culinary endeavours, Mälzer co-hosts the food and interview podcast “Fiete Gastro,” demonstrating his passion for sharing his culinary expertise and experiences with others.
Mälzer has established himself as a respected cookbook author with the publication of various cookbooks, including Born to Cook, Greenbox, and Heimat. His cooking technique is characterised by the use of fresh ingredients, traditional flavours, and a passion for his country.
Who Are Tim Mälzer’s Family?
Tim Mälzer’s family consist of his parents Christa Mälzer and Rainer Mälzer as well as his partner Nina Heik and children whose details are unknown.