MAD inspires and empowers the global hospitality industry to create sustainable change and transform food systems for the future. From young apprentices to emerging leaders and luminaries in the field, we’re equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in their communities and the world.


MAD Academy

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


LA Scholars Award

presented by Audi

This new scholarship will bring six individuals from the Los Angeles hospitality industry to MAD Academy to unlock new opportunities for life-changing learning and collaboration—and spread the positive impact to their communities back home.

Upcoming Events

MAD Monday LA

presented by Audi

Together with Audi, MAD is delighted to present MAD Monday LA—an evening of dialogue and community around vital food topics that shape the world we live in. The event takes place in Los Angeles on July 18.

Douglas McMaster, chef and owner of Silo London and a noted author and thought leader, will share his thoughts about closing the loop and creating the food systems of the future.

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.



By supporting MAD, you empower a global hospitality community to bring new skills, perspective, and passion to their communities and the world. MAD’s programs are only made possible through your generosity - we couldn’t be MAD without you.



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