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MAD at Folkemødet 2024

Folkemødet | June 13 & 14

MAD will host a debate in ‘Techteltet,’ focussed on food culture and the pivotal questions surrounding the plant-based food movement—if and how the broader industry should embrace the shift. Featuring a panel of politicians, food industry leaders, and researchers, we’ll delve into emerging research, test food innovations, and discuss what the green transition should taste like.

Show Me The Money

MAD Long reads | Digest

For a long time, Irene Shiang Li didn’t pay much attention to the numbers. As the chef and co-founder of Mei Mei in Boston, she was far too busy making sure her suppliers showed up on time and the dumplings got made to really go deep on her business’s accounts.…

Can a Restaurant Do Well and Do Good?

MAD Mondays | June 24

MAD Mondays return to New York! MAD and YETI™ team up to host a lively evening of inspiring ideas, delicious cocktails, and spirited debate around the question: can a restaurant do well and do good at the same time?


MAD Academy

MAD Academy is a school in Copenhagen, Denmark, that trains hospitality professionals—both employees and owners—to become change makers. Become a part of a thriving global network committed to transforming hospitality and our food systems.

Get inspired

How to Lead in a No-Ego Kitchen

Alanna Sapwell

Chef Alanna Sapwell has journeyed through kitchens around the world, experiencing different leadership styles in each. Now as head chef at her own restaurant, it’s her turn to set a new standard. 

Owning It

Rosio Sanchez

At the sixth MAD Symposium, Rosio points out the gap that exists between seeking perfection and inspiration under the vision of others, and the contradictory desire to cook what matters to you as a person.

Carne e Spirito

Dario Cecchini 

The Dante-quoting Butcher of Panzano on the importance of craft and love.


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