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All the latest updates from MAD.

MAD Welcomes Magnus Nilsson as Academy Director

It’s our great pleasure to welcome a new member to the MAD team, Magnus Nilsson.

Danish Government and MAD Announce the Creation of an Academy

Today we’re one step closer to seeing our dream become a reality. The Prime Minister of Denmark and the Danish Minister of Environment and Food have declared that they will support us in the establishment of a Gastro Akademi.

MAD Dispatches

We proudly present our very first book series!

MAD in the Press

MAD World

The Recipe

Go behind the scenes at MAD Academy with journalist James Clasper, who dives deep into a program week with perspectives from Melina Shannon-DiPietro, Magnus Nilsson, visiting faculty member Douglas McMaster, and Academy alums.

Mind the Gap: Melina Shannon-DiPietro of MAD

FULL COMP podcast with Josh Kopel

MAD Executive Director Melina Shannon-DiPietro on how MAD Academy works to fill in the gaps between what we know and what we need to know to truly thrive as an industry.

Global Denmark Podcast, Episode 87: Changing the Hospitality Industry

Global Denmark Podcast

How can people working in hospitality contribute to the green transition? What does it take to create a restaurant that is resilient and financially sustainable? And how do we build an industry with better working conditions for all?

Audi teams up with three-Michelin-star Restaurant Noma and global nonprofit MAD to spark conversations around sustainability

Audi

Audi of America announces a collaboration with Restaurant Noma and MAD, reinforcing a shared passion for innovation, focus on sustainability and commitment to driving positive change.

What Noma did next: how the "New Nordic" is shaping the food world

The Guardian

In our time of climate crisis and inequality, as top chefs dream less of Michelin stars and more of changing the world, the New Nordic movement is reaching beyond haute cuisine into classrooms, supermarkets and parliaments.

På skolebænken i nomas fremtidsakademi

Politiken Mad

Climate research, chamber music and military management experience. This is what the syllabus looks like at MAD Academy in Copenhagen, which will be preparing chefs for the future.

How to create a zero-waste restaurant

Monocle 'The Menu'

A gathering of culinary minds: what got people talking at MAD's evening discussion ‘MAD Monday on a Thursday’ in Copenhagen.

What René Redzepi did next

The Financial Times

The Noma chef on changing the world, innovating relentlessly and learning to stop being angry. “If you want to be part of changing food, be part of changing people that are in food.”

Denmark Will School Chefs in Global Problems and Solutions

New York Times

MAD, dedicated to global change in the restaurant industry, on Tuesday announced its most ambitious project to date: building a permanent educational center in Copenhagen.

Meant to be Eaten: You and I Eat the Same, Ep.38

Meant to be Eaten

A conversation with Melina Shannon-DiPietro and Chris Ying on the first book of MAD's book series "Dispatches", devoted to inspiring, educating, and creating sustainable, lasting change in how the world eats.

Fried Chicken Is Common Ground

Eater

Editor Chris Ying introduces an essay from ‘You and I Eat the Same,’ the first volume of book series 'MAD Dispatches' - published in collaboration with Rene Redzepi.

Lifetime Memories Made at MAD 6, the Best Chef Summer Camp Ever

Eater

For the sixth iteration of the MAD Symposium, 600 chefs and industry professionals from 58 countries gathered for two days of discussion on how to better the industry for everyone. Alongside serious talks about creating supportive spaces for women and people of color and combatting global warming, there appeared to be some serious bonding inside the MAD tent.

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