Sydney MAD Mondays

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. 

Leaders are the Glue, Not the Light

Christian Hampson, Clarence Slockee

Clarence Slockee and Christian Hampson share their insights on how Indigenous values of collective wisdom, kinship, and custodianship inform the model of leadership in Indigenous cultures, and are key for transformational change.

Get Out of Your Own Way

Subhana Barzaghi

The first female Zen Buddhist and Insight Meditation teacher reflects on her inner journey of facing her anxieties to find her authentic voice.

Resilient Restaurants

Josh Niland

Josh Niland, Chef and Owner of Saint Peter restaurant and Fish Butchery, shares the stories of resilience behind his restaurant’s success.

Cultural Resilience

Lydia Miller

With the duty of preserving her heritage, Lydia Miller realized she must develop the cultural resilience forged by the first nation's people in Australia.

Rediscovering Food Through Resilience

Indira Naidoo

At this Sydney MAD Monday, the journalist, broadcaster, author and food activist, tells the story of her journey from news reading to finding meaning through growing vegetables and turning her balcony into an edible pantry.

Love and Resilience

Graham Long

Reverend Long shares the story of his path to understanding that resilience is not deposited in you but is for you if you want it.

Migration, Family, Flavors, and Farming

Palisa Anderson

Palisa Anderson, director of Sydney restaurant Chat Thai and first-generation farmer of Boon Luck Farm, shares stories from her childhood, as well as her farming practices and approach to utilizing sustainable Indigenous ingredients in her cooking.

Indigenous Australian Bushfoods

Gayle Quarmby

The founder of the Outback Pride Project on how her company provides opportunities for remote Aboriginal communities to access an industry where their traditional knowledge is valued.

The Stories that Define Australia

Nicole Watson

Nicole Watson reflects on the national narratives of Australia and engages Australians in telling new stories about Country and people at this Sydney MAD Monday on Indigenous Foodways.

Respect for the Sacred Land

Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison

Indigenous Australian Elder Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison shares his understandings of sacredness and the land.

Celebrating Heritage On and Off the Plate

Kylie Kwong

Beloved Sydney restaurateur Kylie Kwong on celebrating both heritage and native ingredients in cooking at Sydney MAD Monday: Tomorrow's Meal.

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