The DO School


Tim Mälzer has been a chef for over 15 years and has worked around the world, from London to Hong Kong.

He rose to fame in his native Germany, and is considered the “rockstar” of Germany’s TV chefs. He has been nominated as one of the most influential TV cooks worldwide. Tim successfully runs several restaurants, and takes a leading role in projects like Kitchens for German Schools, which provides food education at schools in Germany.

Tim’s passion is to create hearty, healthy meals with fresh local ingredients. In order to make sure that only the best local products are used for his dishes, he works closely with farmers and producers in the area. His cooking style is also represented in his cookbooks and TV shows, which offer easy recipes that are accessible to a broad audience.

In 2011 Tim challenged a group of Fellows to produce a multimedia-platform to inspire and inform people around the world about food and ingredients and inspire them to cook. Within the Challenge Lab Fellows learned about cooking, healthy ingredients, sustainable food production and running a restaurant. They also had the chance to spend time with producers and experienced the whole chain of food production from source to consumer. As a result of their Challenge the Fellows produced the website and launched an accompanying communication campaign reaching over 15,000 people worldwide.