Mind the Gap

Owning It

Rosio Sanchez

At the sixth MAD Symposium, Rosio points out the gap which exists between seeking perfection and inspiration under the vision of others, and the contradictory desire to cook what matters to you as a person.

Preserving Identity Through Coffee Traceability

Arthur Karuletwa

In surviving the Rwandan genocide, Karuletwa was stripped of his identity. Today, he dedicates his life to preserving the identity of others through agriculture and traceability.

What It Takes To Open Your Own Restaurant

Clare Smyth

Chef and owner of the year-old restaurant, Core, Clare Smyth is one of the industries most awarded chefs. Watch her talk from the sixth MAD Symposium here!

No More Cock-Rock

Ben Shewry, Lisa Abend

In a captivating dialogue led by Lisa Abend, Ben Shewry delves deep into how the harrowing stories of his early career galvanized him as he and his team at Attica strived to a create an equal, safe and fun work environment.

Jay Fai's Famous Crab Omelet

Jay Fai

Jay Fai, with her signature oversized goggles that protect her from grease, opened the stage of the sixth MAD Symposium, demonstrating live how to make her famous crab omelet.

Feeding A Million

Dan Giusti

Former Head Chef of noma, Dan Giusti, founded Brigaid in 2016 to improve the quality of food and promote food education at public schools.

Conducting the Kitchen

Randi Beier-Holgersen, Ture Larsen

At the sixth MAD Symposium, composer Ture Larsen and surgeon Randi Beier-Holgersen introduce their research on utilizing the non-verbal communication skills of conductors as an educative tool for leaders in other fields.

What Does Courage Look Like

Trish Nelson

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, comedian Trish Nelson holds a microscope over restaurant culture, exposing its destructive practices and the damage they have caused both to her personally, and to our community as a whole.

Nobody Puts Baby In The Kitchen

Lars Hinnerskov Eriksen, Matt Orlando, Niklas Ekstedt, Suzanne Barr, Tatiana Levha

For chefs, having a restaurant is akin to having a child. But how do you balance the love of that “child” when you become the parent to a living and breathing human.

How To Reverse Climate Change

Chad Frischmann

At the sixth MAD Symposium, Chad delves into the frameworks and purpose around Project Drawdown to look at how we can change our food and restaurant systems to change our climate.

Finding Peace in the Kitchen

Michael Miller

When meditating, you're resting two to five times more than when you sleep. Across the globe Michael Miller teaches the ancient technique of Vedic Meditation in a way that is accessible and relevant to people living in today's world.

Rewriting History

Jeannette Ehlers

Jeannette Ehlers is a Danish-Trinidadian multidisciplinary visual artist who disrupts dominating narratives and replaces them with ones that acknowledge aspects of history that have thus far been ignored. Here she discusses how to reframe history so that it's inclusive to all.

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