The winner of this award, which celebrates innovation, charity and sustainability, goes above and beyond to contribute to the broader community.
Orana Foundation, South Australia
Jock Zonfrillo dreams of a future where bunya nuts share shelf space with cashews, and quandong jam outsells strawberry. The Orana chef has expanded the discoveries of his Adelaide restaurant into a foundation that preserves the food heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and integrates native foods into our culinary culture. Most importantly, Zonfrillo strives to ensure any benefits of a new native produce industry are returned to Indigenous communities. The Orana Foundation has also partnered with the University of Adelaide to create an online database of native foods, including their culinary uses and nutritional information, a resource that generations of Australians will be able to learn from. There’s more than one way to cook a tanami apple.
Original Article: Good Food