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Renowned Chef Adam Liaw Returns as Maitland Riverlights Ambassador for 2024

Adam Liaw

Renowned chef, author and broadcaster Adam Liaw is joining Maitland Riverlights as the event’s official ambassador.


The Malaysian born Australian cook, who took out the second season of Masterchef Australia and hosts several popular cooking shows across SBS and ABC, will be headlining the event programming when it returns to The Levee Central Maitland on Saturday 12 October, as well as crafting and hosting a special three course dinner at Maitland Town Hall on Friday 11 October.

‘I'm thrilled to be returning to Maitland Riverlights as its ambassador for 2024, an event which celebrates diversity through food, music and culture – all things that are very close to my heart,’ says Mr Liaw.

‘Food unites communities, fosters understanding and creates connections, so I am excited to be part of an event that embodies these values and look forward to sharing in the festivities with everyone.

‘Our special dinner event will be a real highlight of the program, where we're putting together a one night only experience to celebrate food, creativity and cultural exchange.’

Now in its second year of an expanded format, Maitland Riverlights celebrates diversity through food, music, dance and interactive experiences, inviting attendees to immerse themselves in over 30 different cultures.

In addition to the main event in The Levee and the exclusive dinner with Adam Liaw at Town Hall, the sprawling program will see lighting installations, lantern making and dance and drum workshops popping up across Maitland from Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 October.

Tickets for the exclusive dinner event with Adam Liaw will be available soon via

Funding for this project has been provided by the NSW Government in association with Maitland City Council.


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