The MAD3 Symposium—a two day gathering of A-list chefs in Copenhagen—was a whirlwind of amazing eats and poignant conversation. Chefs and food personalities like René Redzepi, David Chang, Frank Castronovo and Falcinelli, Danny Bowien, Roy Choi, Francis Lam, and Alex Atala have been partying together, eating phenomenal food, and watching lots of butchering demonstrations.
Over the course of the two day symposium, more than a few amazing events went down: Chef Danny Bowien and his Mission Chinese Food staff cooked Mapo Tofu, Chongqing Shrimp, and Cumin Lamb for 600 people; D.O.M. chef Alex Atala killed a chicken onstage during his Death Happens lecture; Kogi chef Roy Choi suprised his audience with with a thoughtful speech about hunger, malnutrition, and the dearth of healthy food options in South Central LA. If that’s not enough to make you wish you were there, just know that cult food magazine Lucky Peach hosted a bo ssam party.
Click through the gallery to see the partying, camaraderie, and craziness that ensues when a slew of the world’s most famous chefs and food personalities get together for two days in Copenhagen.