Jock Zonfrillo had reportedly been filming his own video series where he secretly interviewed dozens of celebrity chefs in his trailer before his tragic death.

The MasterChef Australia judge would reportedly invite the high-profile chefs into his trailer after filming the hit show for a private interview which he recorded using two smartphones, according to the DailyMail.

Luke Nguyen, who was one of the celebrity chefs that was interviewed by Jock, said that the things they discussed ranged from personal topics, such as family life, plans for the future, and passions outside the kitchen.

“They weren’t anything to do with MasterChef… they were just for him, from what I could gather,” he told the DailyMail.

“We would go into his little green-room trailer on set and we’d do a little chat which was all recorded with his own phone and would go for maybe 10 to 15 minutes.

There were all kinds of questions recorded for what I guess was his own personal archives,” he said.

Jock had reportedly been stockpiling content over the three years he was working on the show.

The news comes days after his widow, Lauren Fried, broke her silence about his passing and revealed that he’d “worked hard” on various projects before his untimely death.

“He had behind the scenes photos and interviews from MasterChef, books, a fashion range, he’s got spirits ageing in a distillery in Tassie,” Lauren said in a video posted on Instagram.

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