COPENHAGEN: The first two courses organised by the MAD Academy will be held in the fall of 2020. These will be the first courses of the Academy that is fully funded by the Danish government and run by the MAD Academy which was set up by chef René Redzepi.
René Redzepi said that together with Magnus Faviken, the director of the school, he hoped to meet the applicants in person in autumn in Copenhagen.
The first two programmes focus on Leadership & Business and Environment & Sustainability. The leadership and business course will run from October 5-9 and on October 19-23 and will focus on the need for functioning leadership in hospitality and understanding restaurants as businesses. The environment and sustainability course runs from 7-11 September or September 21-25 and focuses on understanding our place as parts of the food system.
MAD Academy is a school that aims to support the hospitality and food industry with tools and knowledge for making positive change. In 2020 they are inviting anyone who actively works in hospitality to apply for a spot in one of two different five-day programs taking place later this year in Copenhagen.
The MAD Academy said students will gain proven knowledge and tools to help them in their professional life, and they will become part of a group of people committed to making a difference in hospitality and in the world. The format will be a mix of lectures by leading experts, workshops and field trips in and around Copenhagen.
While MAD Academy is still in its development stage, the programming is fully funded by the Danish government and MAD foundation, meaning that all tuition costs and materials needed will be covered by the foundation. This will not be the case in the future, so this is a great opportunity for people in the sector. Those selected will need to make their way to Copenhagen and find a place to stay for five days.
You will find a link on how to apply here.