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Jock Zonfrillo: Last Shot

Wed 8 Sep, 6.30pm
Athenaeum Theatre

From life on the streets battling addiction to becoming a top Australian chef and MasterChef judge, Jock Zonfrillo shares the stunning journey chronicled in his memoir Last Shot. On stage with Zan Rowe, he recounts growing up in 1980s Glasgow, to barely balancing a career as a rising culinary star with a crippling drug habit, to being taken under the wing of legendary chef Marco Pierre White. He reflects on his life-changing move to Sydney, the closure of his prized restaurant during COVID-19, his time on country, and some very public battles.

Supported by The Melbourne Gin Company


1 hour


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Zan Rowe is the ABC’s national music correspondent, host of Double J Mornings and the Take 5 podcast, and co-host of the Bang On podcast. When not ruminating on music, she has contributed to anthologies Better Than Sex and Women of Letters, and talked film and television on ABC TV’s Screen Time.

Jock Zonfrillo is a Scottish-born chef, TV host and philanthropist. Currently a MasterChef Australia judge, Jock is best known for the award-winning Restaurant Orana, a fine-dining experience that challenged the way we eat and use native ingredients. He founded The Orana Foundation, a not-for-profit that celebrates Indigenous Australian food culture.

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