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!

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.

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.

Am I Good Enough?

Kamilla Seidler

Despite the accolades, Kamilla Seidler, like a lot of us, constantly questions whether she's good enough. What sets her on the right path is the reward of providing opportunities for nurturing passion within people.

Why Is What You Do Important?

Vincent Hendricks

Vincent Hendricks is a professor of Formal Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen. On stage at the sixth MAD Symposium, Hendricks argues that restaurants need to harness their power and take on responsibility beyond serving food.

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."

Managing Talent

Sydney Finkelstein

Sydney Finkelstein shares insight into his research on some of the worlds most powerful bosses.

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.

Alain Ducasse in Conversation

Alain Ducasse, Chris Ying, Daniel Patterson, David Chang, René Redzepi

The Gallic giant in conversation with David Chang, René Redzepi, Daniel Patterson, and Chris Ying.

The Taste of Wheat

Dan Barber

The influential American chef and author presents a play in three acts.

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