It’s with an incredibly heavy heart that the news of Jock Zonfrillo’s untimely death has spread. Jock was a beloved figure who tragically passed away earlier this week at the age of 42. Despite the grief and sadness of this time, friends, family, and admirers are anxious to learn the details of Jock’s death. In this article, I’ll provide an overview of the events surrounding his death and a tribute to the life of Jock.
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Jock Zonfrillo, a renowned chef and restaurateur. The sudden and unexpected death of Jock Zonfrillo on April 11, 2021 shocked the hospitality industry, with dozens of mourners paying tribute to him across social media.
The Scottish-born culinary force made Australia his home more than 25 years ago and was well known for his passion for Australian ingredients. He had worked at some of the world’s top restaurants, wrote best-selling cookbooks and was the mentor of contemporary chefs. He also became well known for his television appearances such as:
- Masterchef Australia – guest judge
- Snowball Effect – Executive Producer
- Saturday Kitchen Australia – Host
- Masterclass Australia – Host
He opened his first restaurant in Australia, Restaurant Orana, in 2013 and was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Chef of the Year’ in both 2014 and 2015. His restaurants, Bistro Blackwood and Africola, both received a prestigious one-star Michelin rating in 2020.
As Jock Zonfrillo’s life tragically came to an end, his friends, family, and colleagues were left shocked, broken, and devastated. Jock Zonfrillo was a beloved chef and restaurateur who touched the lives of many with his generosity and charisma. His untimely death is a reminder that life is so precious, and it’s important to take time to enjoy it. Rest in peace, Jock.