MAD’s first Alumni Kitchen Pop-up

Last month, MAD Academy held its first Alumni Kitchen Pop-up. Under the auspices of the Copenhagen Cooking Festival, five talented alumni came together in Copenhagen to plan, cook, and serve an extraordinary meal designed to both delight and provoke its guests.

Led by coordinator Aly Beveridge and aided by the suggestions and support of Academy alumni around the world, the team created a tasting menu in which each course asked a pointed question about food systems and restaurants’ role in them, and invited diners to consider the impact of their own habits and values surrounding food.

The pop-up was a huge success: not only did all three seatings sell out, but the alumni managed to create one of those magical nights, when beautiful food, a convivial vibe, and a sense of purpose combine to generate a powerful sense of connection and community.


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