MAD in 2018

Save these dates in 2018! MAD has a big year planned, with a Symposium in Copenhagen, MAD Mondays in Sydney, and Dispatches.

Previous Events

VILD MAD Festival

The VILD MAD festival invited all to come out to Amager Fælled in Copenhagen and discover wild ingredients, during the season for berries, mushrooms, and late summer herbs. Head to to see if there are any upcoming events.


In an age of movement of people, ideas, and climate across borders, what can we learn from our changing palate, plates, and kitchen?


On February 6 2017, Thomas Harttung and MAD hosted an evening that brought the Copenhagen cooking community to the ocean. In an era of rapid climate change and shifting ocean ecosystems, and given the restaurant


This year, we ask ourselves: What do we hope our kitchens will be like in the future? And what can we do today to make those dreams a reality? Like past MAD Symposiums, there will be keynote speakers and presentations, but MAD5 will be even more collaborative and engaging than before.


A day of talks & ideas with some of the world’s most exciting chefs and culinary thinkers, hosted in one of the world’s most iconic buildings.


On March 30th MAD & The Lake hosted a special evening of presentations and live music at the Jazzhouse in Copenhagen. The evening’s program featured different perspectives on the role of waste in the food world with the goal of inspiring creative solutions that can be applied in both the restaurant trade and our everyday lives. The questions we posed during the event included: ”How can we understand waste? And how should we move forward, if we want a beautiful, sustainable future?”


A path to celebrity, a means of attaining fortune – the past decade has given rise to a great many things that we know cooking is not. Our goal for MAD4 is to remind ourselves what cooking is.


Some of New York’s greatest culinary talents (and one writer) debate what it means to be a chef today.

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.