In 2015, Mads Cortsen came in number two in the Danish version of the TV show MasterChef. Up until this point, Cortsen thought that he was going to become an exchange analyst, but instead he was offered an apprenticeship as a chef at a well-known Michelin restaurant in Copenhagen. “I quickly realised I did not want to just become a chef and cook someone else’s food. I wanted to beat to the tune of my own drums, develop my own recipes and have my own business,” Cortsen smiles. Soon after – in January 2016 – Cortsen Dining saw the light of day. Cortsen Dining is a new concept called ‘private dining’, which sees the company bring, cook and serve the food for you and your guests in your own home.