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.

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.

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!

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.

Kitchen Solidarity

José Andrés

With his non-profit World Central Kitchen, José Andrés addresses how chefs' work in the kitchen can be harnessed to improve health, increase education rates, provide career skills, and create food businesses.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Angela Dimayuga

Creative Director of Food and Culture at The Standard and ex-Mission Chinese chef Angela Dimayuga on combatting burn-out and "kamakze kitchen culture."

Techniques of the Past for the Future

Jacques Pépin

Jacques opens MAD5 with stories from the French kitchens in 50's–and makes a perfect omelette while he's at it.

Jiro Ono and René Redzepi Have a Cup of Tea

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The sushi master and René have a chat about hard work, becoming a master, and happiness.

On Authenticity

Jonathan Gold

The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold explores whether or not there is such a thing as an authentic cuisine.

Soba Master Tatsuru Rai Demonstrates His Craft at MAD Symposium

Tatsuru Rai

A Japanese soba master demonstrates his craft in hypnotic, completely stunning fashion.

Save Your Food, Save Your Life

Ron Finley

A guerilla farmer from Los Angeles talks about how we need to make food and gardening sexy.

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