Fresh food with local flavour


Maitland Taste Festival will dish up fresh, local flavours on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March at The Levee.

Highly-regarded chef Cory Campbell, formerly of the Hunter Region, features as one of the event’s special guests.

Campbell has worked at Matt Moran’s award-winning Barangaroo House in Sydney, Vue de Monde in Melbourne and the two-starred Michelin restaurant Norma in Copenhagen.

He has a passion for fresh ingredients and creating meaningful, delicious food for the people around him.

“While I currently live in Sydney, I’m from the Hunter so I feel I have a very strong connection to the area and all the amazing produce that can be found there,” he said.

“I’m keen to share some of my favourite recipes and I hope I can provide people with some skills or techniques that they’ll be able to take home and implement in their cooking.”

To that end, Campbell will host a range of cooking demonstrations at the festival, showcasing what he’s learned over the course of his acclaimed career.

Festivalgoers can also dabble in Hunter wine and desserts alongside a diverse program of live art, music, produce markets and kids’ activities.

The Local Fresh Food Precinct, presented by Slow Food Hunter Valley, will be stocked full of local, organic produce.

New to the festival this year is a dedicated Wellness Space with Harry’s Yoga Studio, where revellers can take part in discussions on yoga, meditation and more.

The Hunter Valley Beekeepers Association is also a new addition, bringing a live bee display and hosting three separate 30-minute talks covering a range of information about beekeeping.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Maitland Taste Festival.

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