Jock Zonfrillo Biography
Jock Zonfrillo is a Scottish chef and television host located in Melbourne, Australia, was born Barry Zonfrillo on August 4, 1976. He passed away on April 30, 2023. Along with Andy Allen and Melissa Leong, he served as the organization’s founder and a MasterChef Australia judge.
Jock Zonfrillo Age
How old is Zonfrillo ? He is 46 years old as of 2023. He was born on 4 August 1976.
Jock Zonfrillo Education
He attended Belmont Academy in Ayr, Scotland.
Jock Zonfrillo Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Jock Zonfrillo Family
Zonfrillo was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His mother’s family is Scottish from Dalmellington, Ayrshire, while his father is from Scauri, Italy.
Jock Zonfrillo Wife|Married
Zonfrillo married his third wife, Lauren Fried on 1 January 2017. The duo met on Twitter in October 2014. In February 2018, Fried and Zonfrillo had a son who was born two months premature and weighed only 1.2 kgs.Fried and Zonfrillo had a daughter in October 2020. Zonfrillo has two other daughters from his two previous marriages.
Jock Zonfrillo Children
.Fried and Zonfrillo had a daughter in October 2020. Zonfrillo has two other daughters from his two previous marriages.
Jock Zonfrillo Career
At the age of 13, Zonfrillo began working as a dishwasher part-time while attending school. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school and began an apprenticeship in the Turnberry Hotel’s kitchens. Subsequently, he worked at the Arkle Restaurant in Chester. Before going to Australia for a year to serve at Restaurant 41 in Sydney, Zonfrillo first worked for Marco Pierre White. Zonfrillo was assigned to his first head chef role at The Tresanton Hotel in Cornwall at the age of 22 after returning to the UK.
In January 2000, Zonfrillo took a position as head chef at Restaurant 41 in Sydney. He opened Restaurant Orana and Street ADL in Adelaide in November 2013, and in September 2017 he replaced Street ADL with Bistro Blackwood. Zonfrillo was crowned Australia’s 2018 Hottest Chef in The Australian in the same year that Restaurant Orana was named Australia’s 2018 Restaurant of the Year by Gourmet Traveller magazine. Orana received three chef hats in the 2019 and 2020 Chef Hat Awards and was crowned Australia’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year by The Good Food Guide in October 2018.
Zonfrillo began In December 2018, Nonna Mallozzi. After recording losses that totaled more than $140,000 during its operation, he closed it in July 2019. Bistro Blackwood closed its doors in late 2019, while Orana did the same in March 2020. The total sum owed was almost $3.2 million.Greta Wohlstadt, the longtime manager of Zonfrillo, had left her position in the days before Orana closed.
Zonfrillo, along with Melissa Leong and Andy Allen, was named as one of the new MasterChef Australia judges in October 2019.Zonfrillo was named as one of the judges for the 2020 edition of Junior MasterChef Australia in July 2020.
Jock Zonfrillo Assault And Bankruptcy
In his kitchen in 2002, Zonfrillo intentionally burned Martin Krammer on fire for moving too slowly. Damages in excess of $75,000 were subsequently imposed on Zonfrillo.Later in May 2007, Zonfrillo received a bankruptcy declaration when Krammer’s creditors petition was granted by the Federal Magistrates Court.He [Zonfrillo] never paid me a dime, says Krammer.
Jock Zonfrillo Restaurant Orana
With significant unpaid debts totaling about $3.2 million, Restaurant Orana (The Living Room Bar Pty Ltd) and Bistro Blackwood (Blackwood Bistro Pty Ltd) entered voluntary administration on October 5, 2020.In an early report submitted to ASIC by the Voluntary Administrators in October 2020, it was noted that preliminary inquiries were being made into related party loans, unfair preferences, and potential director duty violations, as well as whether the restaurant companies were operating while insolvent.Following the closure of Orana, Zonfrillo was also forced to sell his family’s home in the Adelaide Hills.
Jock Zonfrillo Achievements|Awards
2014 South Australian Best New Restaurant and South Australian Restaurant of the Year – The Advertiser Food Awards
2015 South Australian Restaurant of the Year – The Advertiser Food Awards
2015 Chef of The Year – Restaurant & Catering Awards
2015 and 2016 Australia’s Hot 50 Restaurants – The Australian
2017 Hottest Chef & Hottest South Australian Restaurant – The Australian
2017 Food for Good Award – The Good Food Guide
2018 Australian Restaurant of the Year – Gourmet Traveller magazine
2018 Australia’s Hottest Chef – The Australian
2018 Australian Food for Good Award – The Good Food Guide
2018 Basque Culinary World Prize – Basque Culinary Center
2019 Australian Restaurant of the Year – The Good Food Guide
In 2014, Zonfrillo appeared on series 6 of MasterChef Australia.
In 2014, Zonfrillo hosted Nomad Chef which was filmed in 10 countries across the world and aired in over 180 countries
In 2015, Zonfrillo hosted Restaurant Revolution on the Seven Network in Australia
In 2016, Zonfrillo hosted Chef Exchange for Qingdao TV (QTV) in China and South Australia and went on to film a second series in 2017.
In 2017, Zonfrillo hosted the second season of Chef Exchange
In 2018, Zonfrillo appeared on series 10 of MasterChef Australia.
In 2019. Zonfrillo appeared on series 11 of MasterChef Australia.
In 2020, Zonfrillo hosted series 12 of MasterChef Australia and series 3 of Junior MasterChef Australia.
In 2021, Zonfrillo hosted series 13 of MasterChef Australia.
In 2022, Zonfrillo hosted series 14 of MasterChef Australia.
In 2023, Zonfrillo hosted series 15 of MasterChef Australia. This marked the final appearance of him, before his death on 30 April 2023.
Jock Zonfrillo Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million.
Jock Zonfrillo Social Media Platforms
Zonfrillo is active on all social media accounts and often posts on his platforms. He has over 2.3k followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 2.9 k followers on Instagram.
Jock Zonfrillo Death
Zonfrillo died in Melbourne, Australia on 30 April 2023, at the age of 46. There was no immediate confirmation of his cause of death, but the police were not treating the death as suspicious and are preparing a report for the coroner.