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PHILOSOPHY

The Orana Foundation recognises the unique relationship that Indigenous people have with the land and their rich heritage of traditional food culture.

After visiting many Indigenous communities, Chef Jock Zonfrillo saw a need to revolutionise Australian food culture through combining the preservation of Indigenous knowledge and practice with contemporary methods and innovation.

PURPOSE

icon1 Assist Indigenous communities by stimulating Indigenous enterprise through supporting communities to research, document, commercialise and promote native Australian foods.
icon2 Support the development and demand for native Australian food supplies.
icon3 Alleviate Indigenous social and economic disadvantage through skills training and employment opportunities in growing, cultivating and harvesting native Australian foods.
icon3 Preserve the unique cultural heritage of traditional Indigenous food culture as a bridge to greater cultural recognition and understanding among all Australians.

STRATEGY

icon1 The formation of a Native Australian Foods Database combining accumulated and new knowledge of Australian ingredients, their source, properties, cultural relevance and uses.
icon2 The establishment of the Australian Food Culture Enterprise, a research and development to explore new horizons in contemporary gastronomy, as well as develop wider applications.
icon3 The creation of an Innovation & Enterprise Hub for promoting and linking research and development of Australian ingredients to a range of commercial opportunities which benefit Indigenous enterprises.

ACTIVE PROJECTS

  • Plant Production Assessment
  • Indigenous Food Database
  • Food Qualities Assessment
  • Food Flavours Assessment

PRESS

 

BOARD

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JOCK ZONFRILLO

Founder & Board Director
Culinary Creative Director

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LAUREN FRIED

Board Director

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NORMAN GILLESPIE

Executive Director & Board Director
Co-Chair of R&D Steering Committee

 

RESEARCH TEAM

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ANDREW LOWE

Lead Researcher
Plant Production Assessment
Co-Chair of R&D Steering Committee

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JOCK ZONFRILLO

Culinary Creative Director

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BIANCA DUNKER

Project Coordinator

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JOHN CARTY

Indigenous Food Database
Main Supervisor

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JOHN CONRAN

Indigenous Food Database
Co-Supervisor

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MICHELLE WAYCOTT

Indigenous Food Database
Co-Supervisor

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JOHN CARRAGHER

Food Flavours Assessment
Main Supervisor

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VLADIMIR JIRANEK

Food Flavours Assessment
Research Team

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KERRY WILKINSON

Food Flavours Assessment
Research Team

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PHILIP WEINSTEIN

Food Qualities Assessment
Research Team

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KENNETH CHALMERS

Plant Production Assessment
Research Team

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KATE DELAPORTE

Plant Production Assessment
Research Team

MEDIA

PARTNERS

Contact

GPO Box 62, Sydney NSW 2001

e: hello@theoranafoundation.org
ACN 612 366 533
Registered charity – ACNC





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