Adam attended PAC from 1983 until 1994. He went on to study Science and Law at the University of Adelaide, attaining two degrees before practicing law at Adelaide firm Kelly & Co., and later as the Head of Asia Pacific Legal Affairs at the Walt Disney Company based in Tokyo. The opportunity to return home and ultimately fulfill his dream came in the form of MasterChef Series 2. Having lived in Japan, Adam knew little about the series but in late 2009 he took the plunge, quit his job and returned to Australia to line up with 7000 others, all hopeful to secure a place in the top 50. On the 25th July 2010 watched by over 5.7 million people, Adam completed a gruelling round of final tests to be crowned the winner of the second season of MasterChef. In the most coveted part of the prize package, Adam wrote his first cookbook, a mix of Asian and Australian fusion, titled ‘Two Asian Kitchens’ .