Tomorrow’s Kitchen is the theme of this year’s MAD5, the non-profit culinary event organised in Copenhagen by René Redzepi, chef of world famous restaurant Noma. The event is returning after a one year break and will be held on August 28 and 29.
The organisers have said that this year’s participants will be pushed to ask themselves two questions: What do we hope our kitchens will be like in future? And what can we do today to make those dreams a reality?
The organisers of the event said that they have spent the past 18 months listening to lots of opinions and considering what needs to change in order for MAD to spark real action and fuel new initiatives in the food and restaurant industry.
Apart from the usual keynote speakers and presentations, this year’s event promises to be more collaborative and engaging. MAD5 is inviting visitors to the event to delve into the topics, to discuss more, and even to lead talks and discussions and become active participants rather than passive listeners.
Attendance to MAD5 is by application. The organisers said that they are looking for people who are really committed to the industry, people with the urgency of improving the kitchen in 2016 and also understand the importance of long term. MAD is open to anyone in the restaurant world but the organisers said they also want to learn from those outside the trade and encourage anyone with an interest in changing cooking for the better to apply for a ticket.
Applications close on April 14.
Past events of MAD have attracted some of the world best chefs, authors and visionaries in the food industry.
MAD is a non-profit organisation, founded by Redzepi in 2011, that works to expand the knowledge of food to make ever meal a better meal, not just at restaurants, but every meal cooked and served.
MAD is committed to producing and sharing this knowledge and to taking promising ideas from theory to practice.