MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo has listed his sprawling South Australian home, while his Orana restaurant remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 43-year-old’s four-bedroom, three-bathroom rural home in Summertown, Adelaide Hills is back on the market, with domain.com.au branding the luxury property a ‘soul-restoring retreat from the daily grind’.
It is unclear whether the listing is a direct result of the global crisis after the Scottish star chef had to shut the doors of his luxury eatery indefinitely in March.
In exclusive photos obtained by Daily Mail Australia, items in Jock’s restaurant are packed and stacked in one room.
In the market: MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo has listed his sprawling South Australian home [pictured] while his restaurant Orana remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Troubled Times: It’s unclear if the listing is a direct impact of the global crisis after the celebrity chef was forced to close the doors indefinitely on his upscale eatery [Pictured at the 2018 Good Food Guide Awards in Melbourne]
Daily Mail Australia has contacted representatives for Jock Zonfrillo and his restaurant, Orana, for further comments.
Jock, who bought the pad in 2016 according to domain.com.au, lived in style thanks to the property’s spectacular and private views.
Located on the ‘edge of civilization’, the estate also has a solid brick interior, substantial living areas to entertain family and friends, and a chic conservatory to soak up the winter sun.
While the new owners will be in for a treat, Jock will undoubtedly pick up the pieces after being hit hard by the corona virus pandemic.
In March, he announced that he should close the doors of his restaurant, revealing that he would continue to pay staff until the company ran out of money and unsure if they will ever open again.
Uncertainly: in March he announced that he had to close the doors of his restaurant [Pictured]and revealed at the time that he continued to pay personnel until the company ‘ran out of money’
Chef’s dream! The kitchen in the property is a chef’s dream with plenty of room to cook up a storm
New listing: the 43-year-old four-bedroom, three-bathroom country house in Summertown, Adelaide Hills is back on the market
Opulent: Domain.com.au called the luxury property a “soul-healing everyday retreat” on offer
“We’re sending our team on paid leave tonight after the shift; this inevitably turns into unpaid leave. However, we will continue to pay our team until the bank account is empty or we can open our doors again, “he said in a statement.
Besides my three children, Restaurant Orana is opening, surviving and flourishing that I am most proud of in my life.
I know we’ve had an impact on indigenous communities, and whether I have a restaurant or not, who knows. ‘
Sprawling: Jock, who bought the pad in 2016, lived in style thanks to the property’s spectacular and private views
Wow: Located on the ‘edge of civilization’, the estate also has solid brick interiors, substantial living areas to entertain and a conservatory to soak up the winter sun
Lots of light: The house has several floor-to-ceiling windows
Global crisis: Jock will undoubtedly pick up the pieces after being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic [Pictured is Jock’s Orana Restaurant]
All Packed Up: In exclusive images obtained by Daily Mail Australia, restaurant items are seen packaged and stacked in one room
Jock opened his Orana restaurant in Adelaide in 2013, but it was not an instant success.
According to his Financial Times profile, the company lost a staggering $ 700,000 in its first year, and at one point Jock had 23 credit cards to “ spread the burden. ”
After opening for a second year, the company declined by $ 500,000, then declined by $ 157,000 the following year – before eventually breaking even.
In more recent times, the eatery has seen a major turnaround – Orana has been awarded Restaurant of the Year multiple times thanks to Jock’s use of Australian native ingredients in his cooking.
Sad times: Chairs from all over the restaurant are rounded up
It’s been a while: Jock opened his Orana restaurant in Adelaide in 2013, but it wasn’t an instant success