MORANAS COOK UP SUC­CESS

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

ONE of the Far North’s favourite past-times is be­ing en­hanced thanks to a Wonga Beach cou­ple.

Aussie Camp­fire Kitchens own­ers Tony and Tar­ryn Mo­rana had a ball at last week’s Ro­tary FNQ Field Days in Ma­reeba with their steel hot plates and grills.

The on­line busi­ness, which was started about four years ago, has grown ex­po­nen­tially since with more than 18,000 likes on its Face­book page alone.

Mrs Mo­rana said Field Days was “dou­ble the size” she ex­pected the event to be.

“The amount of peo­ple there and the level of in­ter­est was very pos­i­tive for us,” she said.

“A lot of peo­ple who bought our gear years ago came and met us for the first time at Field Days.”

Porta­bil­ity is the fo­cus of Aussie Camp­fire Kitchens, whose prod­ucts in­clude a swing­ing hot plate and grill that is height ad­justable, fold­ing hot plate and grill and fold­ing Aussie fire pit with a drop-in grill, hot plate and hook.

“We’ve built prod­ucts that will cater for a few dif­fer­ent cook­ing styles,” Mr Mo­rana said.

“We hit a bit of a niche with the peo­ple who do come to Field Days. They’re gen­er­ally cam­pers or peo­ple on the land, so they would much pre­fer to be sit­ting out­side cook­ing.”

All prod­ucts are man­u­fac­tured at Wonga Beach and are made with heavy-duty mild steel.

“It’s all fab­ri­cated by hand and we’re go­ing up against Chi­nese im­ports, so our em­pha­sis is on qual­ity and dura­bil­ity,” Mr Mo­rana said.

Mr Mo­rana said Field Days have been great for net­work­ing with clients and other busi­nesses, hand­ing out nearly 500 brochures alone over the three-day event.

Aussie Camp­fire Kitchens own­ers Tony and Tar­ryn Mo­rana from Wonga Beach had a ball at the 2017 Ro­tary FNQ Field Days in Ma­reeba with their steel hot plates and grills

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