In many ways, this is an incredible time to be a cook.
The public has taken an interest in our traditionally blue-collar trade, opening doors previous generations could never have imagined.
But the more attention our industry receives from television, film, newspapers, magazines and the Internet, the less clear it becomes what it means to cook. 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.
Let’s re-evaluate the fundamental techniques and responsibilities of the profession. What are the legacies that we should uphold and what should we strive to change? And what’s cooking in the pan, on the grill, in the oven? Where does the food we cook come from and what’s in it? What will it become in the next century and how do we ensure that it changes for the better? How will cooking — and cooks — adapt and evolve?
Yes, ‘What is cooking?’ is a daunting question, but we’re curious and excited to hear how some of our favourite chefs, thinkers, artists, producers and scientists will answer the query. At MAD, we’re looking forward to an informed, open and revealing conversation.
We hope you’ll join us in Copenhagen this summer.
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We are thrilled to announce the MAD Grant, a new initiative that brings 10 young chefs to attend the MAD Symposium in Copenhagen. We want to gift this opportunity to 10 aspiring chefs from all over the world who show promise and would otherwise not have the means to join us for the event.
The MAD Grant will cover travel and accommodation expenses, as well as the cost of the Symposium ticket.
In order to be eligible for the Grant, you must be under 30, possess a good understanding of English, and either be enrolled at a culinary school or already working at a restaurant.
If you would like to be considered for the Grant, kindly complete the application form by Monday 30 June. We will notify the 10 recipients of the grant by Monday 7 July.
The MAD Grant is made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the Carlsberg Bequest.