René Redzepi, David Chang and Kylie Kwong join forces for the inaugural MAD SYD, a day of talks and ideas exploring the future of food
MAD (the Danish word for food) is a not-for-profit founded by René Redzepi that aims to build a community of food enthusiasts with an appetite for knowledge and a desire to create a better world through a better meal. Redzepi has been leading an annual MAD Symposium in Copenhagen since 2011, and now Australia gets to host the organisation’s first-ever major public event at the Opera House.
It’s a big deal. MAD SYD will take place on the day after final service at the Noma Australia residency in Barangaroo, and it’ll bring together leading chefs and thinkers including Redzepi, Momofuku’s David Chang, Osteria Francescana’s Massimo Bottura, Billy Kwong’s Kylie Kwong, Zimbabwean farmer and food activist Chido Govera and Australian social researcher Rebecca Huntley.
The event is part of Sydney Opera House’s Talks and Ideas program, which has brought out a number of international chefs to the stage from Jamie Oliver’s ‘Food Revolution’ to Yotam Ottolenghi and Nigella Lawson.
Look out for details of more speakers to be announced closer to the date. Tickets go on sale on Monday February 22.