MAD is transforming our food system by giving chefs and restaurateurs the skills, community, time, and space to create real and sustainable change in their restaurants, in their communities, and across the world.

The MAD community extends beyond the big red tent. Together we are making sustainable changes in our food system. Will you join us?

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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. Guided by Munchies

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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.

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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!

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Yale and MAD have joined forces to lead a new discourse for chefs.

VILD MAD (or “Wild Food” in English) is a resource for learning about, tasting, and exploring wild food.

An evening of discussions and presentations that delve into current issues in food and cooking.

Our symposium brings people of all disciplines from all over the world together for two days of intense discussion of the past, present and future of food.

The same night I opened my restaurant, I found out that I was having a baby. I had two babies at the same time.

Suzanne Barr 

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About MAD

MAD (taken from the Danish word for “food”) is a nonprofit organization that brings together a global cooking community with a social conscience, a sense of curiosity, and an appetite for change.