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.

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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.

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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.

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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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