MAD Academy

MAD Academy is a school that aims to support the hospitality and food industry with tools and knowledge for making positive change. As a student of the MAD Academy you’ll gain the intellectual framework and practical tools to help you in your professional life, and you will become part of a group of people committed to making a difference in hospitality and in the world. Read about our Fall 2020 Programs.

“We go to culinary school to learn craft, but we don’t learn how to deal with the expectations that are placed on us when it comes to the great problems of the 21st century.”

Esben Holmboe Bang, chef and owner of Maaemo

In 2019, the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food provided a seed grant of DKK 25.2 million (USD 3.8 million) over the next four years to support the development of this vision. The initial funds will be used for planning and development; convening experts and curriculum design; and pilot experiences for a new center of learning, research, and collaboration.

​The New York Times ran an exclusive feature on this pivotal moment for MAD. Read Julia Moskin’s piece in the Times here.



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