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Applications for MAD Academy 2020 Programs

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In 2020 we invite anyone and everyone who actively works in hospitality to apply for a spot in one of two different five-day programs taking place later this year in Copenhagen.

MAD Welcomes Magnus Nilsson as Academy Director

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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

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.

Sydney hosts its first MAD Mondays talk

Gourmet Traveller Australia

A spin-off of the MAD Symposium, MAD Monday events invite the public to join the discussion about some of the most important questions in food right now, starting with Australia’s Indigenous food systems.

René Rezepi’s Groundbreaking Food Industry Symposium Returns This August

Eater

The food world's leaders will gather for MAD6 to discuss improving the industry for women, immigrants, and people of color.

One of the world’s most famous chefs wants to help you forage for your food

Washington Post

On Tuesday, at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ 15th anniversary event in Barcelona, chef René Redzepi announced the launch of an international program that aims to connect people to nature and the landscape. “How might the world look different, if we all were foragers?”

Highlights From the Food World’s Most Game-Changing Festival

New York Times

Yet, the two big issues on MAD5’s main stage were unmistakable: the mental and physical health of industry insiders, and the importance of nurturing the food community’s next generation. “If you want to go fast, go alone,” said José Andrés said, “if you want to go far, go together.”

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