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MAD Academy

The MAD Academy is a school that aims to support the hospitality and food industry with tools and knowledge for making positive change. Join us to become part of a group of people committed to transforming hospitality and our food systems.

MAD inspires and empowers cooks, servers, and eaters to create sustainable change. From luminaries in the field to young apprentices, we’re connecting individuals and equipping them to make a difference in their restaurants and the world.

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MAD Academy Program Manager

This is a full-time position for a person primed to develop and deliver world-class educational content on environment and sustainability.

Watch all the latest MAD Talks

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.

When most people think of pork these days, they probably imagine a piece of meat wrapped in cellophane. We need to be more conscious carnivores.

Dario Cecchini Butcher, Italy

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