Noma symposium and workshop on ‘Vegetation’

The 27th and 28th of August, NOMA is holding a symposium for around 250 people. “Vegetation: Planting Thoughts”

The role of the chef is evolving, developing into a position of influence, one that impacts the manner in which people and food professionals consume and connect to food. But this responsibility requires education, an elevation of awareness and social maturity.

“We desire Vegetation to be an educational tool for the developing chef – literacy in ecology, food history and food production methods. With this symposium we seek to increase the chef’s awareness: preserving nature, social aspects of eating, relationships with the farmers and producers. We embark on a journey to enrich the soil of each chef’s understanding. An homage to quality, seasons, nature and knowledge.
The total price for the two-day symposium is 1.500 DKK (aprox. €200). The price is inclusive of light refreshment and two communal lunches at the symposium premises. You will also have access to the nearby Bazaar area where a wide selection of top Nordic produce will be displayed for the public to buy and taste. This event is limited as we want all the participants, speakers and audience to engage and interact. All the tickets are reserved for chefs.”

For more information contact Ali Kurtishoy at

These are the confirmed speakers/demonstrators so far:
Stefano Mancuso, Plant Neurobiology. Harold McGee, Scientist and author. Tor Nørretranders, author. Francois Couplan, researcher, wild plants. Niels Stockholm, biodynamic farmer, Kamal Mouzawak, creator of Souk el Tayeb. Michel Bras, Daniel Patterson, Andoni Aduritz, Dave Chang, Alex Atala, Magnus Nilsson, Gaston Acurio & René Redzepi