Jock Zonfrillo Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Career, Wiki, Pictures, Awards

July 3, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Barry Zonfrillo, also known as “Jock,” was a Scottish chef, TV host, and restaurant owner. He was the creator of the Orana Foundation and a panelist on MasterChef Australia.


  • Full Name: Barry Zonfrillo
  • Stage Name: Jock Zonfrillo
  • Born: August 4, 1976
  • Age: 46 years old.
  • Birthplace: Glascow, United Kingdom
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Occupation: Chef, Tv host and restaurant owner
  • Height: 1.75m
  • Parents: Ivan Zonfrillo and Sarah Zonfrillo
  • Siblings: Carla Zonfrillo
  • Spouse: Lauren Fried
  • Children: Alfie Zonfrillo and Isla Zonfrillo
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $10million

Early Life

Zonfrillo, originally named Barry, was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1976 and was raised in the coastal town of Ayr. His upbringing was influenced by his father, Ivan, a barber, and his mother, Sarah, a hairdresser.

His mother’s side of the family is Scottish, while his father is of Italian descent. He also had an older sister named Carla.


Jock Zonfrillo‘s formal education was cut short. While he did attend Belmont Academy in Ayr, Scotland, he left school at 15 to pursue a culinary apprenticeship at The Turnberry Hotel. This hands-on experience launched his successful career in the kitchen.


Zonfrillo’s journey in the culinary world started when he was just 12 years old, working as a part-time dishwasher, sparking his interest in kitchens. He dropped out of school at 15 to begin an apprenticeship at the Turnberry Hotel where he honed his culinary skills.

He then continued to refine his craft by working with renowned chefs such as Marco Pierre White before eventually moving to Australia.

Zonfrillo’s initial work experience in Australia at Restaurant 41 in Sydney likely introduced him to Australian cuisine. His talent was quickly recognized, and by the age of 22, he became the head chef at The Tresanton Hotel in Cornwall.

After returning to Australia, Zonfrillo established himself in Adelaide by opening several successful restaurants, including Bistro Blackwood, Nonna Mallozzi, Street ADL, and the renowned Restaurant Orana.

Jock Zonfrillo’s commitment to preserving Indigenous Australian ingredients and cooking techniques extended beyond his role as a chef. In 2016, he established The Orana Foundation with a mission to safeguard culinary traditions, showcasing his strong dedication to cultural preservation.

Additionally, Zonfrillo’s culinary expertise earned him a judging position on MasterChef Australia, further cementing his reputation in the food industry.

Overall, his career exemplified his passion, skill, and determination to celebrate Australian Indigenous culinary heritage, leaving behind a remarkable legacy of exceptional cuisine.

Awards and Nominations

Young Scottish Chef of the Year (Early Career)
Basque Culinary World Prize (2018)
AGFG Restaurant of the Year (Orana – 2018, 2019)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Zonfrillo
  • Facebook handle: Jock Zonfrillo
  • Twitter handle: N/A

Personal Life

Jock Zonfrillo was married three times and had children from each marriage. His first marriage was to Kelly in 1996, but they separated in 2002. He met his third wife, Lauren Fried, on Twitter in 2014 and they got married in 2017.

They had a son born prematurely in 2018, a daughter born in 2020, and he also had two daughters from previous marriages.

Zonfrillo and his family moved to Melbourne, Australia around 2020, and shortly before his passing in April 2023, they relocated to Rome, Italy.

Net Worth

It’s difficult to determine Jock Zonfrillo‘s precise net worth as it has not been publicly disclosed, but it is believed to be approximately $10 million.

This estimate is based on his lucrative earnings from his role on MasterChef Australia, where he reportedly made around $500,000 annually, as well as his successful ownership of multiple restaurants.

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