Chef Jock Zonfrillo has handed away in Melbourne, aged 46.
A press release posted to the chef’s Instagram account confirmed the devastating loss and reads: “With fully shattered hearts … we’re devastated to share that Jock handed away yesterday.
“So many phrases can describe him, so many tales could be advised, however right now we’re too overwhelmed to place them into phrases. For individuals who crossed his path, grew to become his mate, or had been fortunate sufficient to be his household, maintain this proud Scot in your hearts when you might have your subsequent whisky.”
Zonfrillo was the pressure behind acclaimed Orana restaurant in Adelaide which noticed the chef champion the usage of Indigenous Australian components and launch the Orana Basis, which targeted on educating the general public about Indigenous meals.
Orana caught the eye of consultants throughout the globe and Zonfrillo was recognised for his contributions to the panorama in 2018 when he was awarded the distinguished Basque Culinary World Prize in 2018.
The award-winning restaurant secured three hats in 2019 and 2020 earlier than it closed its doorways in the identical 12 months.
The chef co-hosted MasterChef Australia alongside Melissa Leong and Andy Allen, with manufacturing firm Endemol Shine Australia and Community 10 confirming the present won’t air this week.
Extra to come back.