Born on January 12, 1974 in Moscow. Father worked in the KGB. After leaving school, he entered vocational school No. 19, and began to learn cooking.
In 1993, after graduating and serving in the army, Ivlev began working in restaurants in Moscow.
A couple of years later, he already worked as a chef in leading Russian establishments. Attended master classes and seminars in Europe and the United States.In 2000, he took third place in the Russian Culinary Championship, and also became the only Russian chef at the Haute Cuisine Week in Russia. In 2001, he was awarded the title of Chef of the Year.
In 2004, he published his first book, My Kitchen Philosophy, in which he formulated a philosophy and displayed his view of the right kitchen.
In 2008, he became a member of the association of gastronomes. In 2008, Ivlev became a member of the French Association of Gastronomes Chaine des Rotissers and later headed the Federation of Professional Chefs and Confectioners of Russia. Two years later, Konstantin, together with chef Yuri Rozhkov, opened the Ask the chef culinary school in Moscow.
In 2011, Konstantin, together with Rozhkov, published the book "Kitchen for Real Men", and two years later - the book "Russia Cooks at Home", in which chefs shared proven recipes created on the basis of Russian products.
In 2014, Ivlev became a co-owner and chef of the Wicked restaurant in Moscow. Also at the helm of the institution was the Czech footballer Martin Jiranek. The restaurant, completely redesigned, abandoned high-flown dishes and offered visitors the classic "Ivlev cuisine" with familiar recipes in the refined manner of the author.
In 2014, Ivlev starred in the 4th season of the series "Kitchen" on STS, appearing as a participant in the culinary show "Chef" (season 4, episode 20). Apparently, Konstantin liked his debut on TV, and by 2016 Ivlev worked as the host of several culinary programs at once: Sreda Vkusa on the Silver Rain radio, Taste for the Pocket on the Kitchen TV channel, Eat it immediately! » on the STS channel and Ask the Chef on the Domashny channel. Ivlev hosted the last show with Yuri Rozhkov.
In the same year, the famous chef was invited to become the host of a new show on the Friday! - "On knives." In it, a patient master taught the owners of restaurants and cafes how to work properly and avoid ruin. The show gained great popularity, although some viewers considered the host to be rude, and the whole country learned about Ivlev.
September 20, 2017 on the entertainment channel "Friday!" launched a new show "Hell's Kitchen" - an analogue of the famous culinary reality show with the participation of British chef Gordon Ramsay. 18 chefs took part in the competition, ready to perform the most difficult tasks even under the hard pressure of the master. The winner was promised a place in a prestigious restaurant and a large cash prize - a million rubles. In this show, Konstantin did not try to spare the self-esteem of the participants and was even tougher than in "On the Knives".In 2019, Konstantin Ivlev received TEFI in the Best Entertainment Program nomination for his work on the On Knives project. The project continues to be broadcast on the TV channel "Friday!"
Releases original videos on his YouTube channel.
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